Monday, May 11, 2009

Long overdue update!

I am embarrassed that I haven't gotten around to updating my Blog for such a long time, but better late than never, as thet say...

Here is a picture taken of, now 20 months old, Sebastien sitting on the newly installed engine in my RV-10 \, which I have been working on for a year now.

Whenever he comes to visit we always have to go to the workshop to check out the building process. He seem quite interested in in looking at it and sitting on as well as playing in it and of course "Bedstefar" is only too pleased to show it off.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sebastien visit!

Sebastien, now almost 8 months old, came for a visit here yesterday. Of course he had to bring his mother as he is still a bit too young to come by him self just yet.

He and I had a good little "chat" over lunch, he seems to be wondering why everybody is taking so many pictures of him "I must be a cute little kid or something"

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Team Futaba in Miami Fl.

Ivan Kristensen, Don Mclellan, Stephen Hamilton, Don Hamilton, Steve Dionne and Jim Woodward.

The above picture was taken at the IMAC contest in Miami Fl. hosted by the AMPS club. Out of the almost 60 contestants we were 5 "Team Futaba" members present seen here with my QQ YAK-54.

This also was the first time we had a chance to show off our new "Team" shirts which is a great looking shirt and very comfortable one to wear in the hot temperatures of South Florida.

At this event I was joined by another 4 Canadians, we posed for photographs while practising at a superb flying field in Delray Beach Fl.

Rick Kroeze, Denis Plante, Steve Dionne, Don Mclellan and Ivan K. Click on picture for larger image.

I think we did quite well in the competition coming away with 2 second place trophy's, Rick getting a second place in Intermediate and my self a second in unlimited. Don, Steve and Denis placing 4th, 5th and 8th in Unlimited respectively.

A web album with a report on this event can be found here

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Beauparlant's visit Florida

Laura, Philippe and Sebastien arrived here in Florida yesterday (Friday January 25th.) for a week visit. Today (Sat) we went to the Market in down town Ft. Pierce where we enjoyed great weather and breakfast sitting on the sea wall overlooking the harbour.

It may be a Little presumptuous of me since I had to buy this bib myself. I am pretty sure though that he loves his grandpa....

Just goofing around and hanging out with Bedstefar..

Lunch at "Chateau Kristensen"

Bath time in the kitchen sink

First time in a stroller and he seems to really like going for a ride.

We all just learned to play Shuffleboard and had a good time with a couple of games, Dianne and I against laura and Philippe with ea winning a game.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Day two of SE Region IMAC opener in Port St. Lucie Florida Jan. 19-20. 60 contestants registred to fly in 5 classes

From L to R: Stephen Hamilton, Ivan Kristensen,Bryan Luckett, Butch Moser, David Moser and Don Hamilton.

WOW, what a difference a day makes! Yesterday we were melting in 28 degree C (82F)heat with a very high humidity and today we had a high of 15 degrees C. The temperatures dipped into the single digits overnight with heavy rain and T-storms. At 7:15 on our way to the field this morning the temperature was 10degrees C. (50F) with a strong wind out of the north.

Unfortunately with rain threatening and the cold wind out of the north continuing to build the CD decided to delay start of flying to 9am. At about 9:30am it was decided to call it a contest.

The scores were tabulated and the results were announced. I am not able to give you all the results here except for the once I can remember. A complete list of winners will be available on the IMAC site later.

In Unlimited David Moser placed 1st. David is only 17 years old and flying very well, I can't even imagine having had those skills when I was 17.

I managed to pull off a second place in unlimited just ahead of Jason Shulman.
Only 40+ points separated 1st. and 3rd.

Jason finished in 3rd place by only a very few points. We were only 4 people in unlimited and all of us were flying well, it was anyone's contest to win and had we flown an unknown this morning the result could very easily have been different.

Mike Remsberg got a lucky break this weekend when he hit a Buzzard with his 40% Carden. Unbelievably the only damage was a broken carbon fiber Mejzlik prop and , of course, the Buzzard didn't do so well.

Ivan K., Jorden and Justin Hardison & Jason Shulman.