I am a new member to the SubRon5 group, the SubCommittee and to the rc submarine community. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and say,"hello".
My real name is Mike Martin, I am 55 and have been married to the same wonderful woman for 32 years. We do not have children but have enough hobbies as so not get bored. We live in Calhoun, Louisiana which is just outside Monroe. We are in the Northeast corner of the state and as far away from any sub modeler as possible. (just my luck)
I am a 3d Design Engineer for an aftermarket 4-wheel drive suspension system company.
I have built and flown large scale WWII Fighters for many years but have always been intriqued by the rc submarine. I purchased a Robbe U-47 a couple of years back, but never got motivated to build it and soon sold it.
My wingman (friend from work) retired a few months back and moved to Florida (bum!-lol) so my interest again has turned to rc subs.
After doing much more research, I have purchased a complete OTW Type VII Semi Kit.
I have spoken with couple of SubRon 5 members:
Wayne Frye; (he is actually from the same town as me)Wayne was very friendly and the first one to make me feel like the sub modeling group was a great bunch of guys.
Paul Crozier; Very friendy who welcomed me to join this group.Thanks Paul
Since my passion is the Type VII, I found Ron Eichost's pictures on this site and took the initive to contat him for possible help. To say Ron and I hit it off would be an understatement. Ron is a fantastic guy and a very talented craftsman. He immediately took me under his wing and mailed more data and pictures than should be legal. lol A debt that I can never repay.
So there you have it, I hope to be an active member here and hope to make it to the BatFish next season.
I hope my boat will be ready but thus far I am moving at the speed of dark so only time will tell.
Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of this fine group.