Les has an absolutely HUGE collection of Warbirds, especially Spitfires
(we have lost count of these). Les is the editor of, and a photographer
for European Car Magazine, and has the sweetest photo equipment
you have ever seen. He is starting to bring his cameras out to the field,
so we should be getting better pix, but it takes a ton of reduction
to bring the photos down to web size. Les is a riot! He seems to
have all of the most obscure terms in the urban dictionary memorized!
(I had NO idea what an "Angry Pirate" was...)
was kind enough to build this P40 Warhawk
for me when my wrist was still too sore to
build. We took it to the field to try it
out... and got a little surprise!
To protect one of his planes from the sun,
Les found an old pair of shorts on the High School field. This
thing is so rancid and scummy, it looks as if it were used as a filter
for a San Francisco Hot Tub. The rest of us are afraid to touch
Beside antics like launching rockets from
his Corsair, Les created a hatch on his B-25 to drop paratroopers.
We quickly stole his plane to label the release door: "Poop
Of course, once named, Les just could not
keep his fingers out of it...... (go figure!)
But it worked perfectly! One
parachutist got caught in a thermal, and stayed in the air about 7
(we thought it was never going to come down!)
I have no comment about the picture
The popular thought that EDF jets take long
runways, require mighty hand-launches, or bungee launchers is dispelled
by this takeoff. Les' EDF jet just slides along the grass until it takes
We discover what has
been going on with Les, as the truth emerges ...