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"The Grass Is Brown Everywhere"

Year's ago I took a job in Texas and when I started work I discovered that I had been "sold" on the job as much as I had been selling myself to the company.

After 2 weeks of discovering how this new job was even worse than my previous one, I returned to the former job (with a big pay increase) and coined the phrase "The Grass Is Brown Everywhere" to explain why I returned.

The acronym TGIBE became my username on many forums and accounts over the years...
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Ordered a TRex 500

Posted 03-19-2008 at 10:50 AM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

Well I put it off as long as I could...

Placed my order yesterday for a 500CF and cyclic servos (HS5245MG).

After flying my 450 this past weekend I realized that my recent obsession with helis wasn't a passing phase and decided to move on the 500.

I still need to decide on a receiver (AR7000 or AR6200) and the gyro/tail-servo combo (JR770/8900G or 401/9257)...
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Slowly progressing

Posted 03-16-2008 at 02:32 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

Yesterday I got out for the first time in 3 weeks and with no time on the SIM I was a bit nervous. But in the end I had added a couple of new skills.

On the 3rd pack I decided to try some figure 8 circuits. I had been practicing them on the SIM a month ago and it just felt right (I was getting a little bored of stall turns). Well, once I started doing it the muscle memory kicked in and I just flew the bird through them for a while. I think the best part was that I didn't have time...
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Where does all the time go anyway?

Posted 03-09-2008 at 10:46 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

It is kind of strange how for no real good reason you get busy doing stuff and it becomes hard to find time to fly.

Well this is the second weekend in a row I did not fly and now I feel the pressure to get back on the sticks and keep the learning curve going in the right direction.

Last weekend I spent 3 days playing golf and then a week full of work followed by more golf and then I HAD to find time to do something with the family... throw in some unexpected...
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Bandon Dunes

Posted 02-28-2008 at 11:27 AM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

Taking a 3-day golf trip this weekend with 15 others to Bandon Dunes leaving Seattle at 4am tomorrow morning .

We will be playing Mallard Creek in Lebanon, OR on Friday on the way down to Bandon. Then Saturday and Sunday we have mid-morning tee times for Bandon Dunes and Pacific Dunes before heading back Sunday night.

It is a great way to start the golf Season here in the Northwest.
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Focusing on the TRex 450

Posted 02-27-2008 at 10:54 AM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

After much thought I have decided to wait until the summer to purchase a TRex 500. I am really only beginning to learn how to fly the 450SEV2 I built in January and feel like I need to get more stick time on it before moving on to another purchase.

Of course, I may change my mind if I feel the small issues with the 500 get worked out before then, but it really is the best move for me right now.

I will just keep the cash set aside for the 500 purchase once I have built...
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