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Wlad

Greetings from the Great White North, eh?

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Wlad    18

Hi,

 

My name is Wlad, I've been building airplane models, both flying and static, for a couple of decades now. Mostly off as my interests are many and it took a while for me to get the proper equipment to finish a kit in winter. You see, I'm outdoors in the summer and not building models. In winter, I can be outdoors too, but that's when I usually build. Given my location, I needed to invest in a spray booth so I can airbrush in winter.

 

I've been lurking on this site for over a year now, I really appreciate the camaraderie, and I though I better join so I can help a fellow member with one of his builds.

 

Cheers,

Wlad

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Mike    10,668

:welcome: aboard Wlad, glad to have you here.  How do we pronounce Wlad, is it spoken "Vlad", or something different?  Enquiring minds want to know :)

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Wlad    18

Thanks Mike.  It's pronounced Vlad, and to answer what I usually get as a follow on question I'm not from Eastern Europe. My mother likes the name and spelled it with a 'w'. :)

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Wlad    18
14 hours ago, dogsbody said:

Welcome from the western part of TGWN!

 

 

Chris

Thanks Chris, I'm also on the western part, south of you.

15 hours ago, Jessica said:

Velcome Wlad! :P

 

 

/Me waves from the other side of the Big Rocks on the Left Coast.

A big wave back from the right side of the Big Rocks. Now people will confuse their Vs and Ws :P

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Drift    221

Welcome, from the southern tip of Africa  where we are slowly melting due to a heat wave. It's  07:15 am and 22 deg C already. We had a nice 41 deg yesterday afternoon. 

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dogsbody    1,096
21 minutes ago, Drift said:

Welcome, from the southern tip of Africa  where we are slowly melting due to a heat wave. It's  07:15 am and 22 deg C already. We had a nice 41 deg yesterday afternoon. 

 

It's 10:35 pm here and it's -23C. Soon the cold weather will be here.

 

 

Chris

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rob Lyttle    507

Wlad, wouldn't mind hearing about your outdoor flight stuff as well.

You talking about rc planes?

I've dabbled a bit over the years but didn't get far. Some of those scale types are out of this World.

Cheers 

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Wlad    18
17 hours ago, foresterab said:

welcome aboard from the middle of the big rocks on the prairie side of the line.

Thanks Foresterab. This location thing is getting interesting :D

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Wlad    18
17 hours ago, Drift said:

Welcome, from the southern tip of Africa  where we are slowly melting due to a heat wave. It's  07:15 am and 22 deg C already. We had a nice 41 deg yesterday afternoon. 

Thanks Drift

17 hours ago, dogsbody said:

 

It's 10:35 pm here and it's -23C. Soon the cold weather will be here.

 

 

Chris

 

Wow, this is turning into an extreme weather showdown ;). Well, I just shovelled 16 cm of snow off the driveway and sidewalk. Much warmer here Chris, a balmy -10C. It will definitely be a white Christmas.

 

Try to stay cool Drift.

 

Best of the season to all.

Wlad

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Wlad    18
9 hours ago, rob Lyttle said:

Wlad, wouldn't mind hearing about your outdoor flight stuff as well.

You talking about rc planes?

I've dabbled a bit over the years but didn't get far. Some of those scale types are out of this World.

Cheers 

Rob, my outdoor flight stuff is rather boring. All balsa wood and tissue free-flight gliders and rubber-powered airplanes. RC was out of my reach ($$) when I was growing up in the 70s.

 

My most exciting model I have is a rubber-powered Fairchild PT-19 which I converted to CO2. Flew only one day while I trimmed it. It's been hanging in my basement for a couple of decades now.

 

Takes a lot of skill and guts to fly detailed scale models. Not my thing.

 

Cheers,

Wlad

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rob Lyttle    507

It is exciting though, when your carefully constructed bunch of sticks and covering leaves your hand, takes to the air, and you wonder if you'll ever see it again in one piece! 😂

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Harley John    379

Welcome from The Great Grey North, east of the medium sized rocks, west of the large pond and north of the wall built by some Italian building firm. Nice bunch on here, very helpful & knowledgable - "Of course, they're all completely mad, you know!"

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Mike    10,668
On 18/12/2016 at 23:20, Wlad said:

It's pronounced Vlad

 

Thanks - I like to at least try to pronounce people's names correctly :)

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Wlad    18
6 hours ago, rob Lyttle said:

It is exciting though, when your carefully constructed bunch of sticks and covering leaves your hand, takes to the air, and you wonder if you'll ever see it again in one piece! 😂

Yes it is indeed, especially in free-flight as once you've launched it you're really a spectator and you hope for a soft landing.

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Wlad    18
4 hours ago, Harley John said:

Welcome from The Great Grey North, east of the medium sized rocks, west of the large pond and north of the wall built by some Italian building firm. Nice bunch on here, very helpful & knowledgable - "Of course, they're all completely mad, you know!"

Thanks John. Are you sure you mean "they" as supposed to "us all"? :P

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Lomcevak    99

Welcome Wlad, from the City of Champions. I'm a newbie here too but if I can tell you something, I hope you find a group build of your interest. I just finished my first one and it's a great way to learn as you go. 

 

 

 

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Jessica    0
On 2016-12-19 at 9:33 AM, Wlad said:

A big wave back from the right side of the Big Rocks. Now people will confuse their Vs and Ws :P

It's always possible for me to confuse my VWs.

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Wlad    18
On January 6, 2017 at 00:52, Lomcevak said:

Welcome Wlad, from the City of Champions. I'm a newbie here too but if I can tell you something, I hope you find a group build of your interest. I just finished my first one and it's a great way to learn as you go. 

 

 

 

Hi Loncevak,

 

Thanks. At the rate I build it will have to be a long group build. I need to get back to my neglected projects. 2016 was full of challenges and I didn't finish any models. I got two Spitfires on the go, one will need a very worn out paint scheme and another will undergo major surgery. I'll likely post a WIP here.

 

Cheers,

Wlad

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Wlad    18
On January 6, 2017 at 11:11, Jessica said:

It's always possible for me to confuse my VWs.

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Wow. I can think of a Spanish language pun for the VW slogan based on this photo: Dos Autos

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hampden80    41

Welcome Wlad. This is a great place. Still do HLG (Hand Launch Gliders) as my outdoor activity. RC just too expensive.

Digging out from 7 inches snow and 9 Farenheit/ -12 Celsius.

I do not like the cold.

John

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Wlad    18

Thanks hampden80. We just came out of the cold and going to another extreme: chinook winds will push the temperature to above freezing and all the snow we got will turn to slush. Got my cross-country skiing in today before the trails get ruined. 

 

I have a couple of hand-launch gliders in the stash. Memories from childhood; you know "one day I will build this", and then you're grown up, busy and never get to it. So I went back to the store one day and bought the gliders. One day I will build and fly them. 

 

Cheers,

Wlad

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