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NAME--------Mark J Mullen


TYPE OF OCCUPATION------Electrical
Engineer – Control Systems Expert-


HOW LONG BEEN IN THE HOBBY-------
Started 25 years ago but stepped out for
15. Been back in since 2009.

HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN R/C-------I’ve
always had a love for flying. I first started
with control line at the age of 12 and my
dad purchased for me a Sig Colt with an
O.S. Max 25 and a Kraft 4 channel radio
when I was 14. We lived in Houston,
Texas at that time and we flew at the
NASA radar test range. It was an
enormous strip of concrete in the middle
of many acres of grass at the NASA site
in Nassau Bay, Texas. I soloed with that
plane but glow fuel took it’s toll and
completely fuel soaked it. But during
those 4-5 years I built numerous planes.
All the classics such as; Goldberg
skylark, Pete-n-Paul, Sig Hog Bipe,  Sig
Kadet, etc At that time I also spent an
enormous amount of time building hot
rods and restoring antique autos.  I
stepped out of the hobby for about 20
years to raise a family and hang out in
the Army flying the AH-64A Apache
helicopters.  I left the military after desert
storm and went back to school to pick up
an Electrical Engineering degree and
have been doing engineering ever since
as a control systems expert. In 2009 I
became interested in RC again with the
helicopters and have been back in RC
ever since

PLANES  YOU ENJOY  ARF - BUILD UP –
SCRATCH OR  ELECTRIC--------I’ve owned
and flown many planes but my hands
down favorite plane is a flying piece of
foam called the Gen-X by DW Foamies. It’
s an amazing pattern plane that allows
you to fly a complete IMAC sequence with
the same precision as a competition
plane. Plus it will 3D with the best of them.

My favorite Heli in my fleet is the T-Rex
600ESP. ESP stands for Electric Super
Pro. It is a beautiful flying Helicopter. I
have plans of purchasing a 700ESP in the
near future after I master fast inverted
backwards.


YOUR FAVORITE PLANE TO FLY--------I
enjoy the planes but I love my Helicopters
even more. The difficulty level with the
heli’s is what keeps me focused on them.
Every year of flying them I only get a little
better and that is with lots of practice.  A
RC airplane has about 8 different
orientations to learn and master. A RC
Heli has about 32 because it will fly
backwards and sideways as well as it
does forward. It’s a real mind trick on the
sticks.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP OTHERS
WITH IN THE R/C HOBBY--------I’m
currently an instructor with the club in
Airplanes and Helis. I primarily fly electric
and will probably never go back to glow.
However,  large scale CC gas is
something I still enjoy. But I can help with
just about anything airplane or heli . Just
give me a call.