Fly High this Saturday!
If you're a model airplane enthusiast, you will love this story. We met with two people who started the hobby as kids, and not only do they fly their own planes, but they build them as well. Now they are inviting everyone to come out and give it a try this Saturday.
With the flick of the wrist, Joe Larson's plane is ready for flight. He spent the winter making sure all the pieces were in the right places, and now it's ready for takeoff.
"I've been married about 11 years and six or seven years into it ,my wife admitted to me her realization that the toy airplanes were not leaving the house" said Larson.
The same goes for his friend and fellow pilot Ron Polcyn. He's built and designed planes like these for years, and he cuts all the wood on his planes by hand and paints them himself.
"I enjoy doing that. cutting out the parts and putting them all together. It takes a bit of time, but it's well worth my while" said Polcyn.
Each plane is made of Balsa or plywood and runs on gasoline similar to what's in a lawnmower. They are able to fly quite high and can even do a few tricks.
"Just the excitement of wanting to get her done and you want to get it up in the air as soon as possible and you want to see her fly" said Polcyn.
These R/C aviators will be attending the third annual Art Peebles Memorial gathering of friends this Saturday in New Carlisle.
The event is free and starts at 8:00 Saturday morning. Larosn says it's a great way to learn about the hobby and building your own plane. For more information on the event and how to get there click here.