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JIM FORTHMAN  PHOTO AND BIO PAGE
NAME--------James E Forthman: goes by
Jim

TYPE OF OCCUPATION--------Worked
as Chemical Engineer for 38 years and
now retired from Solutia/Monsanto;
Currently on Adjunct Staff at Calhoun
Community College for the Process
Technology Department

HOW LONG BEEN IN THE HOBBY--------
Been the Hobby for about 20 Years


HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN R/C--------
My wife and daughters bought me a
trainer from Jim Chaney in Cullman and
gave part of the whole set up to me on
my birthday and the rest at Christmas-
one day apart


PLANES  YOU ENJOY  ARF - BUILD UP
– SCRATCH OR  ELECTRIC--------I
enjoy all planes; not really into Electric
they are too quiet.  I like to rebuild
crashed planes and make them a good
flyer.

YOUR FAVORITE PLANE TO FLY--------
Right now my favorite plane is the
Chipmonk although the “U Can Do” is
becoming a real favorite.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP OTHERS
WITH IN THE R/C HOBBY--------Currently
I am intro pilot and instructor.  Just about
anything to do with flying I am willing to
try and help.
This is my new "U can Do"
powered by a 70 4 stroker
spinning a 14 X 4 prop and
guided about the air with a Futaba
computer radio.  The plane has
separate servos for the ailerons
and for the elevator halfs
FORCE 1 by Balsa USA and it flew
FOUR STAR 40    APRIL 2010
Jim Forthman and his F-86 ----MAY 20, 2010
JIM FORTHMAN NEW 4 STAR 60 9-16-2010