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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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Hmmm... 770 vs. 401

Posted 02-18-2008 at 11:04 AM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)
Updated 02-18-2008 at 07:46 PM by TGibe

Well as a new helifreak I asked which was better the 770 or 401 gyro for the T-rex 500 I ordered. At first it seemed like the 770 was getting the rave reviews, then Finless provided some real-world support for the 401...

Tough call as I thought the 770 was newer/better tech and therefore worth the extra $50 or so.

But do I really need anything better than the 401?

It's kind of like the argument for a 400hp commuter car. people don't need it, they just want...
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Shot an 81 (42/39) first round of the season

Posted 02-17-2008 at 07:34 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)
Updated 02-18-2008 at 07:47 PM by TGibe

Felt good to get back out on the course... As usual no real expectations so I was please with a 42 (+6) on the front. Started the back with a double-bogey and then ripped off 6 pars in a row before a 3-putt bogey on the 17th. A par on 18 made for an 81 (+9)...

Not too shabby after a 4-month layoff...

I am heading down to Bandon Dunes at the end of the month with 15 members of our men's club for 3 round on the coast. Can't wait...
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First round of Golf for the year

Posted 02-17-2008 at 09:54 AM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)
Updated 02-18-2008 at 07:48 PM by TGibe

Waiting for the frost to subside so that I can get my first round of golf in today...

Maybe I should have gone to the driving range at least once over the past 4 months?

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Idle up - finally

Posted 02-16-2008 at 11:02 PM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)
Updated 02-18-2008 at 07:48 PM by TGibe

Well today I went out to get a few packs of flying in and after the first pack decided to go into idle-up.

I met someone recently and they suggested that since I am using soft start on the Align ESC that I switch into Idle-up and then release throttle hold with the left stick about middle position. Tried this today and flew four full packs this way. Sure take a lot of getting used to running in idle up, but you have to learn sometime.
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Ordered a TRex 500 CF

Posted 02-15-2008 at 11:48 AM by TGibe (The Grass Is Brown Everywhere)
Updated 02-18-2008 at 07:49 PM by TGibe (Adding catagory info)

Bit the bullet and ordered the 500CF

Also ordered three 9650s for Cyclic servos, AR7000 RX...

Still trying to decide on the Gyro/Tail servo combo... Might go with the JR770/8900G, but the 401 is what I have on the 450 and is a little less $$$.
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