Terry is well known for his inquisitive nature and innovative modeling projects, taking inspiration from his engineering work at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. He often modifies existing models into unique projects that are sure to raise a smile whenever they take wing.
As someone who was involved with the last 48 flights of the space shuttle program, it is often difficult for me to withhold sentiment and opinion when writing about the retirement of the orbiters. Continue reading →
Modern life is so full of warning signs and hazard labels that they’ve become ignorable white noise. For example, every hobby battery I’ve purchased in the past several years included documentation and/or a colorful sticker that stated the importance of keeping a watchful eye on the charge process. Continue reading →
Lately, I’ve been in the habit of videotaping the maiden flight of my new models, usually with the aid of a hapless spectator. So I was disappointed to find myself all alone when I took my latest airplane to the field. Continue reading →
I’ve seen a lot of changes at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in the past few years. Most of those changes have been due to retiring the Space Shuttle and the agency’s resultant inability to launch its own astronauts into orbit. Continue reading →
One measure of a model’s success is the number of variants that are spawned from the original design. Under this criterion, Dan Santich’s “˜The Hots’ must certainly be overdue for a lifetime achievement award. Continue reading →
At a recent meeting of my RC club, I was approached by Jeff Moultrie, an aspiring member who wanted more information about one of my models. I initially shaped my responses with the typical layman’s terms and generalizations that any…