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NAME--------MARK BLASKE


TYPE OF OCCUPATION--------Science teacher

HOW LONG BEEN IN THE HOBBY--------I started flying the
early 1980’s, but put it on the back burner in the mid
1990’s until the summer of 2011.


HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN R/C------As a kid, I built and
flew countless rubber powered models - mostly
Guillows or Comet kits.  I tried R/C in the early push
button escapement days without much success.  I
picked it up again around 1980 when radios were
much more reliable.  Of course, reliable radios didn’t
keep me from crashing!


PLANES  YOU ENJOY  ARF - BUILD UP – SCRATCH OR  
ELECTRIC--------When I first started, I built mostly balsa
kits - my first was a Sig Kadet.  From there, I went on to
scratch-building semi-scale planes, most of them
being WWII fighters.  When I got back into the hobby
last summer, I was amazed at the improvement in
electric power and with the low cost of ARF planes.  At
the present, I fly all electric planes - most of which are
WWII fighters.  I’ve always had an interest those
beautiful machines!  I still manage to slap together a
scratch built model once in a great while,  but time
restraints keep me from doing as much of that as I
would like.

YOUR FAVORITE PLANE TO FLY--------At the moment, it
has to be my foam F6F Hellcat.  It looks good in the air
and flies beautifully.


WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP OTHERS WITH IN THE R/C
HOBBY--------I’m certainly not much of a technical
expert, but I can give my impression of products I have
used - what has worked for me and what hasn’t and I
always like listen to and share stories of past exploits.