In April of 2009, my husband put this plane together and I took photos and he put it up on the shelf because he did not have he right electronics to go inside of it. one thing led to another and the first time he flew it was 2 weeks ago. Note: my husband rarely crashes a plane
First flight: up and and away, nose dived into ground, crushing the nose cone (since it had been a year, since he builit it, he forgot he never put 4 of the screws in that little thing you seen under the wing that talks to the radio)
Second flight: radio quit, another crash landing, this time the body is destroyed (comments will trash it)
Third Flight: crash landing due to high winds (swears he will jump on it and destroy and trash it) Next thing I know, he says I am going over to the park to fly Jinx (by this time it has a name, he has rebuilt everything on it and it is as ugly as ugly can be.
Fourth Flight: He has a wonderful flight, lots of loops and dancing in the air, as he brings it in the radio quits completely. this leaves the plane with NO Pilot. You think you know what happened. Wrong!
You would never guess what he did. Jink lands in the tip top of an Oak tree that is about 100 years old, so you know how high and big it is. Bob gets in pickup truck, drives 2 blocks to the FIRE STATION and has the nerve to ask the fireman at the door if they will come get his plane down. (jinx is no good and we know this, but the electronics on it are valuable).
The Fire Truck and 3 men drive 2 blocks and try to reach it with the bucket, NO DEAL, Jinx will not cooperate, way to high for the bucket. Do they give up? NOT! they go back to the fire house and get a pickup truck that has a ladder for high rise apartments and put it up in the tree and rescue Jinx!
When he came home and told me this story, I said you are kidding me, You Asked??? They Came??? you and they used our tax payers money to rescue a plane? he said it's their job, they rescue cats!, I said
Cats are alive!!!! Jinx is not.....
Are you asking WHY there are stain glass windows in this post??? they are a preview of where i am going tomorrow, we are visiting our local Castle and having lunch in the boat in the moat, these windows are only 2 of many. Stay Tuned