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ED'S R/C FLEET IN ACTION
Ed is a radio-controlled (R/C) model aircraft enthusiast. The hobby offers a great mix of technology, craftsmanship, piloting skill, excitement, outdoor activity, camaraderie, and just plain fun.
Building an R/C aircraft is no small effort -- it requires a lot of work, time, and patience. Ed worked on the "Explorer" aircraft shown below over a period of one year, but it will take you just a simple mouse click to see what it's like whenA Plane Is Born.
Ed's Extra 300 is still under construction -- click here to see some photos
Featured in Model Airplane News article
Ed's Goldberg Tiger 60, includes a Saito 91 four-stroke engine and custom hand-cut graphics. Ed wrote an article on his techniques for creating custom graphics that was featured in the July '99 issue of Model Airplane News.
Fast and furious!
Rough and tough -- great fun for a Sunday afternoon
Big, slow, and stable -- great for beginners
INTERESTING R/C SITES
AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics)
1st U.S. R/C Flight School (where Ed attended basic flight and aerobatics courses)
Great Planes Model Manufacturing Company
International Miniature Aerobatic Club
RealFlight R/C Computer Flight Simulator