About Me  (Dennis Ideue)



Hobbies / Interests

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 Cover Story in Volume 2 of Fly RC's "Heli Pilot" magazine!  It also made an article in the OC Register

Our Group

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:


Hello, 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.

I 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.   





Fun Stuff:


I got 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 of
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.

It's 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!





  Other Endeavors:


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 scopes, the
Barrett BORS Optical Ranging System, and much more!  Looking forward to it, it seems to be fun!



Update: After 6 articles, I rapidly discovered that when your hobby becomes work, it ceases to be fun.  Articles like
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.

You can see my articles here.




About the Workshop

The workshop for DennisRC is in my  garage, here you can see the new sign I got for Christmas from Bryan and Les.
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 house,
as they don't take up too much space, and the garage is definitely getting cramped!





In Memoriam:


My 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. 


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