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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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"Do a loop!"

Posted 02-24-2008 at 08:11 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

Went to the park today with my wife and in the second flight of basically forward flight she yells "Do a loop"...

I couldn't do it ... it was only my 4th time out doing forward flight and I just don't have the skills yet... I did manage some fast forward flight near the ground that got some oohs and awws from the few spectators around (they are easily impressed I guess).

Bummer.

But she did manage to get a few pics of the bird hovering which...
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TRex 500 Static issue

Posted 02-23-2008 at 11:32 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

I am getting very nervous about my TRex 500 order. The 500 forum is buzzing (no pun intended) with folks who have had the problem and it makes me wonder if the order was such a good idea...

My kit should arrive next week and then I am probably looking at a 3-4 week build out (due to work and golf commitments) my hope is that we will get some kind of definitive answer to what is causing the problem and what can be done to avoid it.

It seems like there should be an answer....
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To SIM or not to SIM

Posted 02-21-2008 at 04:47 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

I need to get back on the SIM as the last time I was out I got a little freaked out fearing high-speed contact with mother earth. After stressing over this for a few days, trying to understand why, I think it is becaseu I haven't been on the SIM in weeks...

But the SIM is nowhere near the amount of fun as flying, so I hold out for that...

Hopefully, I can start practicing on the SIM again now that I have forward flight and stall turns down. I guess I should start practicing...
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Battery chargers...

Posted 02-19-2008 at 10:16 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

So I will probably order 4 EvoLite 3S 2500 packs for the 500 when it comes figuring I could use the packs in the 450 as well.

But man! What a pain finding a charger...

Too many choices and most of them expensive... I want one that can tell me how much I am putting back into the pack even though I have an eagletree to tell me how much I'm taking out

Spent a couple of hours tonight pouring over the forums and all I am is mixed up...
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Case of the Nerves

Posted 02-18-2008 at 07:55 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)

It was almost 60 degrees here in the NW and I got home with about 30 minute of daylight left so I grabbed the flight case and headed down to the High School where I fly.

Not sure if it was because I was rushing around so much, but during the first pack I just got a bad case of the nerves and couldn't shake it.

All I could think about was crashing and I had to literally talk myself out of it.

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