About Me (Dennis Ideue)
Well, this site should make
my hobbies evident, Scale RC Helis, Sport RC Helis, RC Planes, and RC
Cars. These take up just about any spare time I have. As far
as interests go, I just have the usual admiration of young women wearing
almost nothing in the hot California sun.
The Dauphin is the
Story in Volume 2 of Fly RC's "Heli Pilot" magazine!
It also made an article in the OC
A number of my neighbors
got in the habit of flying together every Saturday and Sunday morning.
Bryan, Kenny, Mark, Les, Jim, Shaun, and others gather on the nearby
High School field and we go flying! Sometimes, we get QUITE a few
aircraft lined up:
I am Dennis Ideue, CEO and co-founder of Advanced Merchant Solutions,
Inc. You can see what I do, at www.merchantanywhere.com,
where we specialize in Mobile and PC-based Merchant Banking
Technologies. We are a BBB "A" rated Company, and a registered Visa / Mastercard
Merchant Service Provider.
looked and looked, but I found that I do not have many photographs of
myself, but here I am squinting into the sun at Air Combat USA, located
at the nearby Fullerton Airport:
This was incredible fun -
Dr Leckett, our co-founder and I participated in management training
that included Air Combat! You can see
our company's newsletter about the training.
I live with my wife Lisa, 5
dogs, 4 Turtles, and a rabbit, in our home in Fullerton California that
we expanded a few years ago, although that is probably not as
interesting to most of our visitors as the helicopter build! Lisa and I
both hate to travel, so we mostly stay at home, Lisa does her thing, and
I build and fly Helicopters!
I also fly planes a lot
more lately, as I don't want Heli repairs getting in the way of my
latest project!. My friend Tony Salvaggio (who got me into
helicopters in the first place), flew out from New York, and the only
decent photo I have is of us picking up wreckage!
A number of months ago, Bryan's wife
Brenda shot a video of Bryan, their daughters- Breanna and Brittany,
Myself, Lisa, Herman, and Mark, all puttering around in my garage
workshop. If you look closely, you
can catch glimpses of the Dauphin in an early stage, as well as the
now-famous Pizza Plane! It is getting more and more cramped in
there, I keep adding equipment.
the opportunity to test drive an Austin Martin V12
Virage for about 10 days, this was a blast, although I
really only enjoyed it
with the top down. Peeking through the tiny
windshield and rear window with the top up made me
feel a little squeezed in.
All in all, I think I would prefer a luxury car with
"sportiness" over a sports car with luxury
accoutrements. This car has
so much power, you have to be careful. If I
put down my foot the way I would in my BMW, it takes
off like a rocket sled.
Alas, I really don't go anywhere, so it spent 90% of
its time just sitting in the driveway, which is
probably why I still
drive my "Piece-of-Shit-Car". What
is the Virage like? Well, it's fast, but the
Bang & Olfsen sound system is tinny and
weak, the console buttons are hard to press, and the
"Keyless GO" system requires you to take the fob out
your pocket and insert it in the dash. It is
not a "Proximity" device, so it is really just a fat
key you don't have to turn.
a quarter Million dollars of hand built sports car,
But if I owned it, I would gladly trade it for a
pair of S-Class Mercedes, Or
maybe an E550 Cabriolet and $150K in change so I
could afford a young blonde for the passenger seat!
I an now the
Technical Editor for a new Magazine! RECOIL
Magazine has taken off (pardon the pun) like a shot!
This is a lot of fun, and allows me to explore other
areas of my engineering experience. In the First
issue, I review the HK MR556,
the Nighthawk Predator, and the SCAR 17. Future
articles will cover Tactical lights, Night Vision
Barrett BORS Optical Ranging System, and much more!
Looking forward to it, it seems to be fun!
After 6 articles, I rapidly discovered that when your
hobby becomes work, it ceases to be fun. Articles
the custom Glock from ZEV were fun to do, but reviewing
rows and rows of muzzle breaks and tactical
flashlights was too tedious for me. Between the
2nd and 3rd issues, I resigned.
can see my articles here.
The workshop for DennisRC is in my garage, here
you can see the new sign I got for Christmas from Bryan
it's perfect, and I was totally surprised. I had
never even thought of that, but it's perfect!
This is where I do all my building of planes and
Heli's. I keep the RC cars in my office inside the
as they don't take up too much space, and the garage is
definitely getting cramped!
best little friend Bon-Bon passed away on the
evening of Wednesday, 1/19/2011.
She spent seven years in my office, where
she would greet me with kisses on the tip of my
nose in the morning, and stretch out and relax at
night while I read and told her stories.
She was my constant companion, and she will
be sorely missed.
At 4:45 on
the 19th of 2013, my little best friend, Sunshine died
in my arms. He had had digestive problems and
surgeries, but around 4:00 I knew the time had come.
I picked up him up, and held him and consoled him as he
passed away. I will miss him terribly.
Please send any condolences to the House Rabbit Society
(Rabbit.org). After a while, I will find another
rescue rabbit from a shelter to try to enrich their
lives as well. I am not certain, but I think his
last act was to try to give me a kiss on the nose.