Wille C. McCool Memorial Model Air Field

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by Scaramouche, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    I started my day taking a bicycle ride in the desert, you know born to be mild, looking for moderate adventure, bla bla bla, going places I aint been before,

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    and ran into this model airplane field and some guys you all met before in previous posts

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    Some guys like to play with loaded firearms; these guys retired firemen, USMC Gunnies, kids at the USAF weapons school come down to McCool and see if they got the right stuff
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    Modern model airplanes are made out of Styrofoam and electric powered.
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    Jets like this Messerschmitt 62 or 63 have turbine fans, incredible to a nimrod such as myself

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    This guy you might remember from a previous post featuring his 1986 Porsche 928, we just happened upon one another.

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  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
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    While I'm there Jim rolls up in this 1979 Chevy Impala that he's had since new (651,000 miles)

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    Preferred method of closing the rear door when your hands are full, you can't do this with a SUV, note the clean interior.
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    Pre flight check out on a never flowed before A 10
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  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Men and their toys. LOLOL
     
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  4. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
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    Chuck from the USAF Weapons School at Nellis
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  5. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    The darndest things a guy runs in to while riding his bike!
     
  6. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Great post @Scaramouche seems you not only enjoyed your morning but you discovered the cause of all those UFO sightings. :p:p
     
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  7. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Recruiting for future drone pilots! :grin:
     
  8. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Very cool an great pics! Was that an F4 in the 4th and 5th pics? That A10 is totally bad ass. I want to know how much these planes cost in terms I can understand. Are we talking Springfield GI money, Colt Competition money, Dan Wesson money, or more like Baer or Brown or Nighthawk Or Wilson or Cabot or Rogers or Burton or Chen or or or or or?????????
     
  9. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Yes, an F4, that Russian rig Tony has supposedly is from the same era. Cost, I didn't ask.
     
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  10. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Don’t worry Mouche, I got your back if you get interested :rolleyes:

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  11. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    I asked them guys how you learn to fly them things and learned there is a thing on the internet that is set up as a flight stimulator for these electric powered planes. You chose your plane and off you go into the wild blue yonder, pretty amazing. Next time i see Tony I'll get the web address cause that sounds pretty fun.
     
  12. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    My Dad got into building planes for a while. He Got tired of it and went back to building telescopes. 3B67EA0D-5003-4FD3-867F-FD891ADB487E.jpeg
     
  13. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    You look just like him, Red.
     
  14. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    Yeah, I lucked out pretty good with that I guess! He's a bit gray now but still kicking.
     
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  15. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Some guys at work are pretty heavy into RC planes. I tried a cheap and crashed it. They have a pretty impressive air field and a great hobby shop here in town. I'll stick to my mavic pro. Some of these guys have some serious money wrapped up in their planes. I need another hobby like a hole in the head.
     
  16. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Lab Girl says you use those telescopes a lot! :eek1:
     
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  17. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Turns out lab girl was a lab monkey and red had his beer goggles on.
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  18. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Oh nooooooooooo
     
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  19. Ethanol Red

    Ethanol Red Make it a double Supporting Addict

    Jul 12, 2015
    :roflmaro::roflmaro::grin:
     
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