Hamilton, OH – August 2017 – Remote Control Airplane ‘Flying Circus’

The Cincinnati Remote Control Airplane Club has been around for over 50 years. Once a year they host a ‘Flying Circus’ at the Butler County Airport in Hamilton, Ohio. This event allows them to showcase to the public their love of their airplanes, as well as their skill in flying them.

There were a number of models both in scope of the time of aviation design as well as scale.

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One of the highlights was an event to break balloons by flying low and fast and clipping them with (hopefully) their wheels. Not all used their wheels.

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A few slammed into the display holding the balloons.

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Some of the landings made it but a bit off course.

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The pilots went to pick up the remains of those that crashed.

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A Wright Flyer model was flown, albeit very briefly before crashing.

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The models were amazing in detail – from a distance it is tough to tell they are models.

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The coordinator had a great hat.

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A model Valkyrie deloyed a chute to slow it down when landing.

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Some of the landings were dicey, but made it.

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A trio of Red Baron bi-planes put on a great show.

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Some model jets made an appearance.

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Another close landing.

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In the end it was a great show.

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Oxford, OH – April 2016 – Kinetics and Sculptures

For a sunny spring day we went to the home of Miami University in Oxford Ohio, for a Kinetics Festival. On the way down we stopped off in Hamilton to check out some public art, mostly in the form of large sculptures. After a brief time in Hamilton we made our way to the college.

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The Oxford Kinetics Festival is a combination of art and mechanical, encouraging all to participate. For the most part if was decorated, or uniquely designed bicycles, but there were other events, such as a boxing bear (someone in costume), a guy walking across a 50′ long wire/rope and various events for the kids.

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The most amusing part of the day was an event where people had their home made bicycles in a race around a parking lot where they would have to intermittently stop and perform feats while wearing animal heads. Also of note is a large two wheeled teeter totter that as they went up and down it would make the wheels turn and they would move across the field.

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We had a good time and thought it was the greatest – until we reached Arcata, California a couple of months later.

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