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Forum: RC Jets 02-19-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,092
Posted By Chris Balling
Dan & Crew, It's always a treat to return to...

Dan & Crew,
It's always a treat to return to your valley each year and participate in Jet Jam. Thanks for your hard work and dedication to this addiction we all love so much.
Chris & Carole Balling
Forum: RC Jets 12-01-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,964
Posted By Chris Balling
Hi Stan, As discussed on the telephone this...

Hi Stan,
As discussed on the telephone this morning; at our age I've found the VF-84 scheme to be rather difficult to see. For that reason I rarely fly my 120 size Phantom anymore. Dirk has a...
Forum: RC Jets 11-16-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,964
Posted By Chris Balling
Cool, Snarky, Fast, Sierra Hotel ! All...

Cool, Snarky, Fast, Sierra Hotel ! All superlatives to describe the Mini T-1. Easily fits in a Mini SUV and five minutes after arriving at the field she is ready for fuel. 10 minute flights with...
Forum: RC Jets 10-17-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,964
Posted By Chris Balling
Many thanks to you for your kind words and PM's. ...

Many thanks to you for your kind words and PM's. I'll try to answer your questions. My batteries are all located over the nose wheel well. I use Industrial Strength Velcro on both the a/c and...
Forum: RC Jets 10-17-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,964
Posted By Chris Balling
Smile Finally; it was a George Strait day (Blue Clear...

Finally; it was a George Strait day (Blue Clear Sky) in Arizona, so we took the drive to our world famous lake bed north of Kingman to maiden our "Mini". A very cool morning (47f) by southwest...
Forum: RC Jets 08-22-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,880
Posted By Chris Balling
On behalf of all of us at Speedworld we express...

On behalf of all of us at Speedworld we express our deepest sympathies. You've been a giant in our hobby and a great friend to all of us. Fair winds and calm seas on your Heavenly Journey. You...
Forum: RC Jets 08-01-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,532
Posted By Chris Balling
After years of a big truck and a long RV, we sold...

After years of a big truck and a long RV, we sold the whole package, along with a couple of big airplanes. In our aging years, and while the eyeballs are still Navy standard, we decided to go small....
Forum: RC Jets 01-10-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,459
Posted By Chris Balling
Another high quality product arrived today from...

Another high quality product arrived today from Kingtech.......a Wingbag (Red) for my Navy Super Viper. Thickly padded and lined with a type of Velour for ultimate protection. It even includes a...
Forum: RC Jets 01-05-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,459
Posted By Chris Balling
Sorry for the delay. And yes, the APP is...

Sorry for the delay. And yes, the APP is available from Apple (free). It utilizes climate information from either a commercial or military source to accurately determine the density altitude close...
Forum: RC Jets 12-30-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,459
Posted By Chris Balling
I originally thought that I'd go with the K-45,...

I originally thought that I'd go with the K-45, but ultimately went with the K-60 as I like power, not because I use it, but because it's there if I need it. Density altitude is rarely a concern...
Forum: RC Jets 12-30-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,459
Posted By Chris Balling
Everyone is correct; it's the Navy Viper, but to...

Everyone is correct; it's the Navy Viper, but to the casual observer it looks like a T-45. Most importantly; however, to an old retired aviator it performs just like the Goshawk. The K-60 provides...
Forum: RC Jets 06-06-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,074
Posted By Chris Balling
Wow, some really GREAT pictures. We had planned...

Wow, some really GREAT pictures. We had planned on attending, but an unexpected occurrence precluded our participation at the last minute. It really did look like one "HOT" event. Rob; remember,...
Forum: RC Jets 10-27-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By Chris Balling
Carole and I will be there on Friday and...

Carole and I will be there on Friday and Saturday.

Chris Balling
Forum: RC Jets 10-05-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,474
Posted By Chris Balling
Despite not even taking an airplane out of the...

Despite not even taking an airplane out of the truck (wind & rain) West Texas Jets was one GREAT event. What a treat to meet new friends and swap old stories. Many congratulations to the entire WMAC...
Forum: RC Jets 12-29-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Chris Balling
There will not be a 2015 Desert Jet Storm. The...

There will not be a 2015 Desert Jet Storm. The Speedworld Board of Directors is discussing the possibility of having a "Jet Fun Fly/Day" in the future, but nothing has yet been decided.

Chris...
Forum: RC Jets 10-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By Chris Balling
Thanks a million for your kind comments and PM's....

Thanks a million for your kind comments and PM's. I can't take credit for the build; just the assembly. The Phantom is an X-Treme unit that I purchased a couple of years ago through BVM. The paint...
Forum: RC Jets 10-16-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By Chris Balling
Old Man turns back the clock

1962: Phantom on the Runway: “Miramar tower, Bones 00 ready to roll”, “00, tower, you are cleared for take-off. Gear up check with Departure Control, Button Seven. Have a Good Day Sir”. “Roger...
Forum: RC Jets 10-15-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,342
Posted By Chris Balling
Dave, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. You...

Dave,
Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. You are in our prayers.

Carole and Chris Balling
Forum: RC Jets 09-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,262
Posted By Chris Balling
George, it was a pleasure meeting you at...

George,

it was a pleasure meeting you at Winamac this past summer. We're looking forward to Number 26 and will be there. Fly safe.

Chris & Carole Balling
Real Pilots wear Gold...
Forum: RC Jets 07-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 78,821
Posted By Chris Balling
We; too, just arrived home and wish to thank...

We; too, just arrived home and wish to thank Lewis and his entire crew for another fantastic Kentucky Jets. The hospitable nature of the town folk, the beautiful countryside all contribute to this...
Forum: RC Jets 03-17-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Chris Balling
Deal of the decade

Wow! What a deal. Boomerang Jets is now selling their TORUS for an unusually low price. Even if you don't care for twin tails this is a real bargan.

Chris Balling
Forum: RC Jets 03-17-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,130
Posted By Chris Balling
It was the Best Tucson Jets ever !!! Arizona...

It was the Best Tucson Jets ever !!! Arizona Sun, California wind (we flew anyway), the most delicious (and lots of it) food......sorry you missed it Buck, and just plain FUN. Many thanks to...
Forum: RC Jets 02-09-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Chris Balling
Desert Jet Storm is back !!!

Big time kudo's go to Terry, Freddy, Marv, and Alan, as well as the many behind the scenes club workers for returning the premier event of the winter. A tiny 'bit of clouds and cool air (a rarity for...
Forum: RC Jets 01-11-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,733
Posted By Chris Balling
I appreciate the telephone calls many of you are...

I appreciate the telephone calls many of you are making; and I truly enjoy speaking with you, but I am not involved in the planning or orchestration of this years Desert Jet Storm. Terry will be...
Forum: RC Jets 01-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By Chris Balling
Congrats John Redmond and your team !!!

John,
Your goal of turning around a turbine repair has been achieved. I sent my P-140 in for a minor repair last Friday. Tuesday I was notified that you had received it. Wednesday you called me to...
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