Saturday, February 16, 2013

Plane Creations by Bob


Hubby likes to design build and fly his own radio control airplanes with anything he can find to recycle.

Above creation includes a wings of Styrofoam found in trash, the fuselage is the roll that the plastic shrink wrap comes on, the blue is from a sheet of foam insulation.


Above was made from a fishing rod, Styrofoam meat trays, pieces of balsa wood and the plastic shrink wrap that was on the roll.

they all fly.

and fly well.

I was about to say he has 40 plus planes, so why does he need more..... but I flashed on the fact I have 10,000 photos and keep taking more.


When I see him sitting on the sofa with a blank stare, I say "What are you building?"

When I  say, "What did you say? I wasn't listening"

He knows I am planning a post.

Does your spouse have a hobby?



33 comments:

Rebecca said...

How creative he is. I love the comment about photos! My husband's hobby is running. Kills me. Running? How is that a hobby ? For me it is a chore.

Chatty Crone said...

OH MY GOSH - he and Rick have to meet someday. That is Rick's hobby as well. So where does Bob fly? And he makes them from scratch - Rick makes his from kits but he has SEVERAL of them as well. Nice planes. sandie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so cool and he is so creative! How wonderful to have a hobby.

TexWisGirl said...

too cool. very creative.

Val said...

Great hobby!!
Had to laugh when you mentioned your conversation....cuz my hubby is sitting in his recliner/me in mine both of us on our own laptops and we had the same conversation. I'm blogging and he's backing up all or photos!! LOL

Madi and Mom said...

WOW Bob you are recycling and making most beautiful planes. Amazing what you can do with a little imagination!

My hubby is a train nut. He buys brass trains shells then makes them to look just like the real thing.
Lots of soldering, shaping and planning too.
Hugs C

Ginny said...

Really interesting, I will show Phil when he gets up from his nap. All the red with the compartments, what is it? It looks like the inside of a fishing tackle box.

photowannabe said...

I am so impressed!
You have one clever Hubby to say the least.
Loved the comment about staring off into space when planning.
Can't say my Hubby has any specific hobbies but he loves to putter around the house and is so good at gerry-rigging things to make them work.

Michaele said...

I love how you know each other so well. Very interesting hobby/hubby.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Hubby has taken on the role of chief chef for our evening meals! And over time he's becoming more and more creative. He even goes and shops for specialty items!
I help after he's done by doing the clean up. It's the least I can do for the awesome dinners he makes for the three of us.

SweetMarie said...

Wow! He is really creative! That's so cool that he builds them from scratch!
My hubby is hooked on stocks! He researches on the computer and reads his Barrons every week. He also loves to cook, yay!!!!
Happy Saturday to you!

Pam ;) said...

Sound like a ball of fun. We have seen them fly at a nearby park.

Catherine said...

I don't know - is golf a hobby or an obsession? More like an obsession with my hubby. At least our hubbies are keeping out of trouble right?
xo Catherine

LC said...

It is wonderful how well matched you are. His creativity takes flight. Yours sees what others don't and takes photographs!

EM Illustrator said...

It's great to have a hobby ^_^ I wish I had a lot more time for mine, but take every opportunity to pursue my art. It's amazing to see how Bob create his own planes.

Miss Debbie said...

wow! he is creative...impressive!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Holy moose-poops those are pretty ingenious if I do say so, Sandra! The Pres...a hobby...no...nada...in his words "not to speak of"...:)JP

Susannah said...

Amazing! Bob, you are so cool! I will be sure to show Jim when he comes in in a few minutes! Very interesting! Airplanes and the Dallas Cowboys...now, those are great hobbies!!!!!

Sandra, you and hubby are a great match....each having your own hobbies but you both have each other!

Susannah

Inger said...

HI! I enjoyed your last post about the notebook for ideas. I love your hubby's creativity here. This is very clever. And that they fly is so cool. My husband's hobby is cooking. Today, he baked banana/nut bread and the whole house smells wonderful.

Kay said...

Those are really cool!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Both you and Bob are creative in your own ways, Sandra. Grenville enjoys wood turning and volunteering with various nature orbs.

Kathy said...

I'm impressed at his creativity. Loved your comment about 10,000 photos and still taking more!

Betty Manousos said...

wow, your hubby is very crafty!

these are super awesome!
he is so creative!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Yes--comic books and models--model airplanes etc. He builds them, paints them, looks at them, puts them in a box, pulls them out, sands them down, repaints them, looks at them, puts them in a box and starts all over. :)

Cloudia said...

Such a clever couple you are!





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Cheryl @ TFD said...

Is flipping channels a hobby? LOL! I think your Bob is a very creative guy. I'll have to show these to my hubby, he might like to take up this hobby. But again, he loves his tv! I'm not complaining, he's not retired yet and he works hard.

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are some great planes. I really like the close up view in the last photo. I'm going to have to show that one to hubby.

Hy hubs is always tinkering with something. He enjoys his metal lathe and computers. I got him a new laptop a couple of weeks ago, it came with Windows 8 which is way too controlling. He is in the process of defeating MS protocols and making it do what he wants it to do.

Ann said...

I wish Wade had a hobby. I keep telling him he needs one.
Bob's could be a very expensive one so it's a good thing he's so creative with the recycled materials.

Deb said...

such a cool hobby...I love that he recycles to make them...

Rose said...

Does my husband have a hobby? You don't want to know! He makes knives every now and then, he fiddles with bows/archery. Made his on 'jig' so he can make his own bow strings or cables which is on compound bows....he can and does make about anything he wants. He loves guns/pistols and reloads for them...plus does things to them/their stocks, etc.

and he is also very good butler...so good at opening and closing the door for the cats!

And I know I am forgetting stuff...oh, one thing he is a very good papaw...ask Lorelei.

Dee said...

Wow..he makes his own planes...that is talent.!

Linda said...

I think creating things from recycled material is great and the planes are such fun. As you probably know by now my husband's hobby is growing vegetables. He retreats to the garage to make wine and he's a goods cook - although he would say the last isn't a hobby, but a necessity when I'm spending too much time on the computer! (Actually we take turns in cooking the evening meal)!

Betty Manousos said...

well, bob is very talented!
that's for sure.

what a cool hobby!