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East R/C in Nashville, TN

These photos were taken from November 28th - December 3rd, 2007.

East R/C headed up HWY 40 West on November 28th, on a path to Nashville, TN. While in TN we had the privelage of hanging out with the Driver family, which is the same family that operates Hang-It R/C. We got to play with some motors and got a first hand sneek peak at some new products on the way. We also ventured over to the land of Hobby Lobby and went on a tour of their facility. We later met up with some of the guys from Hobby Lobby and did a bit of flying. I even talked Neil Davis (Hobby Lobby salesman and AWESOME Heli Pilot) into setting up my T-Rex 600 on Spektrum for me. While in Nashville, we went out to 3 big flying clubs in the area and had a ball. We visited the Edwin Warner Model Aviators (EWMA), the Music City Aviators (MCA) & the Middle Tennessee Radio Control Society (MTRCS). Check out the photos!

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Some of the EWMA gang! From Left to Right: Daryl Driver (Owner/Hang-It RC), Jerry Franks (W4RF), Dr. Bill Bradford, Tommy Clayton, & Bob Patterson (who has flown lots of cool airplanes for the U.S. Military and Airlines)

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A view of the new runway at the EWMA field. It's lookin' great, guys!

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Another view of the new EWMA club grounds

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Tommy Clayton's Gypsy. A great flying airplane!

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Dr. Bill Bradford with his E-Flite Mini Ultra Stick

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That's not your typical bird..Jerry Franks flying his R/C Eagle. Several guys at EWMA had em' and they really soar!

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Captain Bob Patterson with his Great Planes Riot 3D. Bob flew the pants off of it in very stiff winds!

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Bob, taxiing the Riot out for another flight

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James & Tommy at the EWMA flight line...and they are both flying Spektrum!

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Another R/C Eagle! This one is Bob's.

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The Main Entrance at Hobby Lobby International!

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A peek inside the Hobby Lobby showroom

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Check out the 12 Foot Telemaster in the corner!

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More HL Aircraft in the showroom! I "Custom" painted the darker Graupner HydroPlane on the back wall during my days at HL.

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And more HL Planes!

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The cases here are field with lots of cool gadgetry for electric flight!

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And some HL Alfa Warbirds! Most were skillfully completed by Mike Hines, one of the most detail oriented scale modelers around!

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The Mag WALL! A collection of several magazine covers that HL has appeared on! There are some in other parts of the building that date back to the 60's!

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Shane Orr, at the MCA field, with the East R/C Yak 54! Shane is a great 3D and Glider pilot and flies lots of different kinds of models, including a giant scale Yak.

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My ZIP hand launch glider. I had a ball with this thing all weekend!

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A view of the MCA runway!

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Some of Johnny Jet's collection.

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And another piece of Johnny Jets arsenal.

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The Hobby Lobby Sales Manager, Dan Wensell, came out to MCA with his family for a day of flying!

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The BNA Airport traffic pattern runs parallel to the field at times and it makes for some cool photos!

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Pictured here is a Kadet Senior flying formation with an Airliner!

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Max Wensell from Hobby Lobby, escorting a 747 with his custom painted Mirage EDF Jet!

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Formation flying at it's finest. A flock of Cranes fly overhead at MCA!

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Shane Orr really put the E-Flite TaylorCraft through it's paces. I had no idea that this thing could knife edge so well!

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Bob and Bruce are talking R/C at MCA!

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Bob's AirHog Bipe! These are a lot of fun and Bob has many flights on his!

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Scott Harris' Su-27 Flanker on takeoff!

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Scott's Su-27 on a fly by.

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Check out the high angle of attack! Scott was doing "High Alpha" passes the length of the runway!

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Randy Moore's Mirage on take off!

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Randy Moore with his great looking,turbine powered HOTSPOT!

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Randy is preparing for a flight on his Hotspot!

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The Hotspot blazes by at speeds close to 200mph!

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The Hotspot in action! Randy takes this bird through a very smooth & precise high speed flight!

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One of Randy's favorite maneuvers...a blistering high speed pass!

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Touch down...check out the airbrake that is raised just behind the canopy!

Randy's KingCat

The Hotspot's brakes are applied and it slows down quickly after a hypercharged flight!

Scott Harris' BVM KingCat

Scott Harris with his BVM KingCat. Scott is a top contender in the world of Jet Competition. He has competed and won top ranks at several events including Top Gun, Super Jet South and many others across the globe. Scott has competed as a Team USA member at the World Jet Masters for several years. Last years competition was held in Northern Ireland!

Scott Harris' BVM KingCat

An attempt at catching the take-off roll. Look in the right corner....

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Scott's KingCat zipping by in a high speed run!

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The KingCat in it's groove and scalding the air it passes!

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Scott put on one heck of a show for everyone at the field!

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Landing gear down and ready for final approach.

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After another exhilarating flight, the KingCat taxi's back to the pits. Check out the flaps!

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Dr. R. Barry Grove (K4IUD) with his HUGE Boomerang turbine powered Jet!

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Barry's Boomerang, headed to the flight line!

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The Boomerang leaps forward and is airborn very quick! This bird has no lack of power!

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Barry flies this thing very smooth and very fast!

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The Boomerang on a high speed pass!

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Landing the Boomerang after a scorching flight!

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Randy Moore's Hotspot and Scott Harris' KingCat line up for some lightning fast action!

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The Hotspot is in the bottom left and the KinCat is in the top right.

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Here are the 2 jets racing around the corner!

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Max Wensell, from Hobby Lobby, with his awesome, custom painted Mirage EDF Jet!

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Max's Mirage on a flyby!

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Max at the sticks! Max is a HUGE sailplane enthusiast, but flies all kinds of models and is a great pilot!

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Max's Mirage up close, in a "High Alpha" pass!

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Shane Orr's E-Flite TaylorCraft flying in the sunset at MCA!

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Another shot of Shane's TaylorCraft.

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And another great ending to a great trip! This pic say's it all and look at that sunset! If you fly em', your gonna' crash em'. It's all a part of the game. It's not as bad as it may look, though. This model(ler) will fly again!

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