The last time I appeared in
Model Aviation was around 2000 when they
published a few modeling themed crossword
puzzles I constructed. Now, in the March 2016 edition, appears not just one but three honorable
mentions. Thanks to the editors.
The first is in the list of donors for the AMA Museum. Melanie paid for one of the memorial "Walk
of Fame" sidewalk bricks as a Christmas present, so my name (Kirt Blattenberger) showed up in there.
The second is in the "Focal Point" feature where models built
by AMA members are posted along with a brief description. My "Enterprise-E" electric-powered control line model
is displayed. There is a web page dedicated to the Enterprise-E construction and first flight here on
the AirplanesAndRockets.com website.
Third, but by no means least, is an account in Dave Gee's "Safety
Comes First" column that relates a scary experience I had during one flight with the Enterprise-E. I
had sent him an e-mail telling of how after doing some re-programming on the ESC timer I switched out
the propeller for a new one and forgot to notice that is was of the left-hand pitch type. That caused
some excitement when the motor started!
Posted March 5, 2016