WHAT MODELING IS TO ME.....
What I like most about
modeling is the airplanes! It is not really the flying that I
like best..... I just love the machines that do the flying. I
love the way they look, the way they move through the air, the elegant
curve they fly when they flare for landing, the powerful lift offs, the
agility in aerobatics, the sound of the four-stroke engines, the smoke
and the smell of the fuel. I donít know of many people that understand
this philosophy. Don't most people think that model flying is for those
who would like to fly the real thing but are too poor or too scared to
do it.....like a substitute for the "real thing"?
People who fly real
airplanes donít see any of the things that I do.....they are sitting on
a noisy box, not seeing what their aircraft is doing from a good vantage
point. They never see how it looks from the ground. When I fly my
models, I can see my airplane in flight and control it at the same time.
.....and all the while I am outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and
During the winter I like to go to my hangar (my basement shop) and build
new models, fix up the old ones and clean up the engines. I just like to
look at and feel these beauties sometimes.....wipe off the dust, give a
few turns to the engines and dream of nicer weather.