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MIKE SLAUGHTER sent me a piccie for
the photo gallery page and I asked him if
he would like to introduce himself. Here's his response:
Mike Slaughter, retired US Navy, disabled
r/c flier with the Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club, GCRCC, for
which I am the newsletter editor.
We fly a short ways north of
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I have been flying for 14 years, and have access
to two great fields in our area that are fully handicapped accessible.
The other is the Hamilton Area Radio Kontrol Society, HAWKS, in
I am currently working on a 95 in. span Focke
Wulf TA 152H, a WWII high altitude fighter, that I intend to have
ready for GCRCC's August flying show, which attracts several thousand
spectators annually. The Cincinnati area is loaded with friendly and
I know the clime in this area is finicky
for flying, and having spent about two weeks total in Great Britain from
Portsmouth to Edinburgh, I was wondering how you guys keep proficient in
the air. Fog busting aircraft, perhaps?
Nice to get to know you, Mike
- thanks for your response. PLEASE keep us posted on your TA 152H - any
chance of a picture or two as you progress with the build, I wonder?
about Mikes club, GCRCC, on the club scene
|I asked DAVID CYBUL, a new ModelFlight
reader, to tell me a bit more about himself so that I could introduce
is 39 years old and lives on the small Caribbean island of San
Andrés. The island lies about 120 miles east of Nicaragua, although
it is actually part of Colombia which lies about 420 miles to the
David describes himself as a business man and an
electrician, his business interests including the importing of Johnnie
Walker Scotch Whisky.
David's family has lived on San Andrés since
1958 and he has been married to Sandra - whom he met when she
came to the island for a holiday from Bogota, Colombia - for 12 years.
They have two sons, Jack who is seven (or may just about be
eight), and Aryeh who is not far off four years old.
David has been keen on r/c model flight for the
past six years, although his island location has meant that he has had
to go it alone. With no easy access to a model shop for materials and
accessories, he has generally gone for ARF models which come with
everything included, although he has recently ventured into building
with a Great Planes Piper Cub. Difficulties in finding suitable places
to land on the island have driven him in the direction of float planes
which he flies off the sea, generally being modifications of his own to
standard kits. His planes include a trainer type, a trainer on floats,
Piper Cub J3 adapted to floats (yet to be flown, I believe), an Ace
Seamaster and a low-wing aerobatic plane. He's also keen on fast model
Believe it or not, but this tiny island does
have a model flying club, San Andres Aeromodeling Club, with a
membership of two, plus honorary members who come by the island to
David's other interests are scuba diving (useful
if he ever has to recover a plane from the depths, I guess), boating,
electronic gadgets, computers, bowling, reading in bed, movies (just one
cinema on the island) and golf.
David has an interesting personal web site that
includes his r/c activities and is featured on the site
WEB SITE.. www.cybul.com
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