Air Benders Blog
Thursday January 18, 2018

Air Benders March 1, 2014 Fun Fly Report:

Heavenly Farms Field, Limbo and Spot landing

This was the first repeat of a previous Air Benders fun fly theme. Despite the snow-covered airstrip many members and some non-members braved the frosty forecast to join in the fun. After a late start and with the sun shining bright we had Tony Palmer using his airplane from last months clunker day. Tony decided to demonstrate for us what stress it takes to snap in half a fiberglass airframe and it turns out he knows the exact amount.  Gerry, our club safety officer did a fascinating tutorial on airplane tree retrieval techniques. Gerry is so dedicated to the cause he stranded his own airplane for the demo (and made it look convincingly accidental) To add an additional spicy realism to his demonstration he personally showed us the driving time from Heavenly farms to Edison and back to pick up the airplane retrieval tool.

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Chris Orban and Emery where both successful at the limbo, spot landing and on airplane damage mostly due to the show covered ground being hard on all things foam! John Reyes also got the airplane bug and showed off his prowess with a Bixler despite all the other heli guys busting his chops. In addition to our fearless airplane drivers we had 7 heli pilots show up for the day, 4 of them non members a of those 2 from a club in New York City. Our own Jim Palistine came to his first club fun fly and decided to fly his heli away from the limbo and Rick Criqui maidened his billon dollar eggbeater for all to see. Local heli pilot Juan showed us what practice could do by flying his Trex 700 under the limbo inverted and our vistor John showed us all why he is an Align factory sponsored pilot.

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All this said, the most important vehicle and the March Air Benders was Mike Korbs airboat. There seems to be some type of sub concusses mind-numbing affect on the average brain when that thing is around. You can’t stop watching it, you can’t even look away while it’s moving for fear it may do something. I have never seen so many adults (or near adults) stair at an object that has only one function and that is to slide across the ground. Perhaps Mike could bring this thing to every club event to help keep our turnouts high.   

Air Benders is slowly getting the hang of things and each time we learn more and each event sucks less then the previous one.

Next Air Benders April 5th is “test your nerve” Day.

 

BOMB DROP” & “COMBAT” coming soon 

“Its fun, Come out and get some”

Respectfully, Mike D.