I'm recovering from prostate cancer surgery. Yes, I'm a survivor. But in recovery, I've contracted a far more insidious disease, one simply known as DMV - D-eath by M-iami V-ice.
I bought the first two seasons of the television series to watch during my 3 week recovery period ... what the hell was I thinking?
Jan Hammer's musical direction is brilliant (there was a LOT of junk music in the 80's, but there was a HELL of a LOT of GREAT music too - much of it's on this show). The cars are outstanding. The art deco Miami architecture is way cool. The hairdos are funky, but they match mine even today. And the series DID reinvent the way television dramas went about doing things. No more Mr. Nice Guy and 'Who needs dialog? - Let's spend 3 minutes listening to Peter Gabriel to tell the story.'"
But over the last couple of days I've awoken in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, Crockett's Theme song pounding in my brain, the Columbians have shot me in the gut with a Mac 10 and GOD does that hurt, and to top it all off, Sonny's pet alligator, Elvis, has me in a death roll and is chomping on my privates, only to discover that:
a. I fell asleep with the headphones on in bed, the DVD is playing over and over and over and over b. I DO have holes in me, but not from a Mac 10. The ones I have were put there on purpose by my surgeon. c. Elvis the alligator is NOT trying to kill me, my catheter bag chord is twisted and d. It's time for more pain meds
I'm an artist, so a bit off-center. My latest hobby is one from my childhood: model airplanes. But as boys get bigger, so do their toys, these are radio controlled. Some are smaller, some are are pretty darn big. But there are REALLY big ones available - I want those, of course. If you're ever looking for me, I'm either downstairs rebuilding planes or out at some field flying (or wrecking) them.
I've been plagued since birth by an imaginary villain I refer to as the Crazee Magnet. These are the chronicles of the Crazee Magnet and a look inside my extremely screwed-up way of looking at life.
These are always in a constant state of repair/disrepair. So there are only two or three flying at any one time.
E-flite Carbon-Z Yak 54
My absolute favorite plane to fly.
Great Planes Reactor Bipe .61
Been building this for a year. Saito 125 with Pitts smoke muffler. Should be sweet. Long, chunky biplane 58 inches long, 48 inch wingspan.
E-flite Pitts Model 12 15e
Gorgeous plane. First "real" plane I ever bought.
Hangar 9 P-51 PTS
This is a BEAUTIFUL, easy to fly plane. Wingspan is just shy of 5 feet so it has a real prescence on the field. My favorite nitro plane.
Great Planes Shoestring
Throwback to the older days of racers. GORGEOUS, foam with sheeting wings and fiberglass fuselage. Got an electric motor in it (Skorpion) big enough to power my KIA! Not ready to fly this one yet. Taking my time on the build.
Great Planes Combat Corsair
Still under construction.
Hangar 9 Twist
Old trim scheme - MUCH better than the new one below. I have both though.
Hangar 9 Twist
New trim scheme. Boring.
E-flite F-15 Eagle
My first jet. Under construction. Retractable landing gear are WAY COOL, but are driving me nuts trying to set them up! Twin EDF motors scare our dogs. Scare me too!
If I ever get this plane finished and can learn to keep the plane above ground, I'll be flying this one as a pylon racer. Will have Thunder Tiger Pro .40 up front.
E-flite P-40 Warkhawk
This tiny plane is a BLAST! With only a 25" wing span and 21" in length, I can fly it across the street at the park. It's fun doing imaginary strafing runs on trash cans and other such targets of evil.
Under construction. Will have OS 55 up front.
Parkzone P-51, modified
Awesome foamie! I've replaced the motor with a Power 10, 40 amp esc and 2200mAh 3s. It moves.
Parkzone F4U Corsair
Constantly flying and breaking this beautiful foam bird.
Parkzone T28 480 size and UMX
Have both of these. I did most of my newbie training on the larger one. EASY plane to fly.
Great Planes Extra 330SC
SUPER FUN to fly!!! Unfortunately, I flew it into the ground. It not fly no mo.
Electrifly Yak 54
Flew great until the manufacturer's crappy clevises failed. Boom. It's a mess.
Parkzone Edge 300
Ooops. This one hit a goal post. The goal post didn't move. The plane did. In about 6 different directions. Gone, probably won't be replaced. Pretty squirrelly plane to fly.