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Title: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 12, 2018, 10:23:29 am
Let's start a new thread where everyone is invited to share a funny story or some other form of humor that is somewhat related to our hobby. 

Share that piece of humor that caused you to smile, laugh, chuckle, giggle, or at the least, smirk. 

Only post one selection of humor per post.

Don't forget to give credit and information relating to the source.

For example, my first selection provided below comes from the Facebook, 'Grumpy Old Folk'.

Only one rule: BE SOMEWHAT TASTEFUL!

Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Oscar on November 13, 2018, 08:16:17 am
Does this count?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 13, 2018, 10:09:22 am
Re: Does this count?

It certainly does!  Ha, ha, ah, ha! 

(The truth, can be a funny thing.)  Not many of us can be that strong...

and in that vane, I am glad to see we (RC fliers) aren't alone.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 14, 2018, 10:45:07 am
I was flying indoors on Monday evening.  I nearly got a basket.

(I see you smirking)
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: sihinch on November 14, 2018, 11:14:13 am
I think this one is clever!
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 14, 2018, 01:19:58 pm
@sihinch - And with that introduction, the word for the day is...
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 19, 2018, 12:16:12 pm
This chuckle is from a Facebook post made by ‎Mike Renner‎ on the Foam Model Aircraft Constructors site.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Crazyflyer on November 19, 2018, 01:00:41 pm
One for the build group!
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on November 19, 2018, 09:05:30 pm
Bruce,

re:"I was flying indoors on Monday evening.  I nearly got a basket."

A two or three point attempt?? 8)


Frank
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 20, 2018, 09:35:33 am
@Frank v B - Re your comment - A two or three point attempt?? 8)

Flying indoors isn't a team sport Frank.  I would have been happy to have missed the backboard altogether. 

In the event you care, the plane is repaired and hopefully the plane will sense and avoid suspended obstacles in the future.  (I know I haven't acquired that skill yet, but am working on it.)  :-*
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Richard_RC_Guy on November 20, 2018, 04:38:54 pm
Hi Bruce:

The net is still locked DOWN for Monday nights. So you will likely have more chances to prove your “skills”. Other fliers tried to ram the net this Monday in the hopes their planes would knock it loose and get it to retract - so far no luck. Airplanes splatted all over the floor. Maybe a mass simultaneous ramming attempt by all fliers might work?  ;)

Regards,

Richard B.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: electroflyer on November 22, 2018, 08:58:56 am
    Well Monday we went to TEMAC for 1:30PM. The conditions were outstanding, mild wind, comfortable temperatures with no need for gloves as there was stinging wind chill to contend with.
There was also 10+cm of snow on the ground which had actually stuck and held. Everything was perfect except, .....no wait Someone was missing....What No Andy...What??????

   Didn't Hoffer get the memo??
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on November 22, 2018, 05:15:58 pm
Glenn,

Sometimes Hofferless flying is missing something. 8)  He is in a place that doesn't even have the internet so we have total freedom.

He will be back in business tomorrow. I am getting ready for the abuse.

Frank


Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Andy Hoffer on November 23, 2018, 05:57:24 pm
    Well Monday we went to TEMAC for 1:30PM. The conditions were outstanding, mild wind, comfortable temperatures with no need for gloves as there was stinging wind chill to contend with.
There was also 10+cm of snow on the ground which had actually stuck and held. Everything was perfect except, .....no wait Someone was missing....What No Andy...What??????

   Didn't Hoffer get the memo??

Well, well, well! what have we here?!!  After all the glowing WINTER Flying reports manifest at the Morning Crew lunch yesterday, I knew I had timed my return from BC perfectly.  The conditions at the field today were magnificent: sunny skies, decorated with beautiful high cirrus, moderate to brisk SSE winds, and a delicious wind chill of -8oC.  It is so nice to be back in a parka, snow pants, and snowmobile boots.  The crusty snow was perfect for the skis and genuine Andy Boy bungees on my Funtana, and my Warwings flew unharassed!!!  It really is a nice aircraft when free from the normal crowd of blood-thirsty avian predators.  The three snow geese who flew over honked their approval.  Looking forward to seeing the crowds at TEMAC this winter.  It doesn't get any better!

Cheers!

"Snowballs" Hoffer

 
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 27, 2018, 01:10:52 pm
I didn't think the MAAC number on the plane had to be that big?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Andy Hoffer on November 27, 2018, 03:57:17 pm
Wow!  THAT is a great bird strike!!

Andy
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 27, 2018, 09:14:11 pm
@electroflyer - Is a 'bump' not as severe as a 'knock'?   :)
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: octagon on November 29, 2018, 07:55:16 pm
I was sheeting the bottom of the CL 415 wing tonight. Somehow, although I did not realize it at the time, I got a chunk of CA caught in my goatee. It was stuck fast to my face by the time I found it. I pried it off with my fingernails, but do you know how painful it is to loose face skin and face hair at the same time? Ouch.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Andy Hoffer on November 29, 2018, 08:54:21 pm
I was sheeting the bottom of the CL 415 wing tonight. Somehow, although I did not realize it at the time, I got a chunk of CA caught in my goatee. It was stuck fast to my face by the time I found it. I pried it off with my fingernails, but do you know how painful it is to loose face skin and face hair at the same time? Ouch.
A photo would be REALLY nice!!!

Andy
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 29, 2018, 10:49:23 pm
@octagon - That CA is some crazy stuff. 

I have a habit of removing the cap and placing the tip of the CA bottle close to my ear and squeeze the bottle of CA before I use it.  I do this to see if the nozzle opening is clear. 

Not that long ago when I was doing this, there was no sound of air escaping, meaning the tip was initially plugged, but then I felt the bottle squeeze more easily and I could hear the air quickly escape.  I assumed it was just a minor plug near the tip and proceeded to continue with my gluing task at hand. 

A while later when having a shower, I felt some sort of abnormal bulging thing on my earlobe.  It wouldn't wash off.   I looked in the mirror, and there it was; I had a big glob of dried CA attached to my earlobe. 

Did you know earlobes have little hairs on them too?  So yes I have had a similar experience.  'OUCH'  :o was a good way to describe it! 

No @Andy Hoffer , I do not have photos.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: sihinch on November 30, 2018, 10:00:13 am

I have a habit of removing the cap and placing the tip of the CA bottle close to my ear and squeeze the bottle of CA before I use it.  I do this to see if the nozzle opening is clear. 

You do know Bruce that your ears are for hearing and your eyes are for seeing?!  ;D
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Michael on November 30, 2018, 02:47:23 pm
OK, I've never told anyone this story before.

Several years ago, my great friend Jack (may he rest in peace) asked me to leave work early and meet him at the Toronto RC club to help him test fly a new model he had built.

I went to meet him. He was standing there at one of the tables, getting ready to fly. No one else was there.

We started talking for a while, close to the table, and then, accidentally, he knocked forward the throttle stick on his transmitter. The propeller started spinning at full speed and instantly hit him in the 'sausage' area. Not the beans, but right on the 'sausage'.

He yelled and screamed.

Soon, he calmed down, but obviously still in pain.

He then asked me for a favour. He was worried he was seriously injured, and wondered if he needed to go to the hospital in case he was cut and bleeding. I don't know if you all remember Jack, but he had a big belly; a really big belly. There was no way he could actually directly see if there was an injury.

So, he asked me to inspect the 'sausage' for damage. Right there at the club, out in the open.

I did. His 'sausage' was intact.

We then said nothing, and went back to flying.

We never spoke about it again.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Andy Hoffer on November 30, 2018, 07:05:59 pm
@Michael ,

I'm sure you remember the famous dream scene from Fiddler on the Roof.  I think you can expect a visit from our dear friend Jack this evening!!  Let us know how that turns out. 8)

Andy
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on November 30, 2018, 08:36:34 pm
Andy,

Oh this one.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o2gISJYwQU

Frank
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: RogMason on November 30, 2018, 10:32:14 pm
Whoa!  Sometimes ship happens?
I'm parking in Uxbridge from now on...
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on December 05, 2018, 02:17:58 pm
This one is for Ben and the other follically challenged members of the club.

According to NASA...
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: octagon on December 05, 2018, 03:33:12 pm
The other night I found another thing NOT to do with CA. Don't get it on your tongue!
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on December 13, 2018, 05:24:12 pm
The building that is going on here now is really getting serious.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Andy Hoffer on December 13, 2018, 07:42:43 pm
The other night I found another thing NOT to do with CA. Don't get it on your tongue!

@octagon

Hi Rob,

So... could you tell us exactly how you came to this revelation?!!!  Photos would be really nice.  :D

Awaiting your further pedagogical gems,

Andy
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: octagon on December 13, 2018, 10:33:26 pm
Yes well. So, suppose you have built the front of a model with white glue, which is water soluble. Now you need to bend some of the stringers into shape. So you spray everything with Windex cause it makes balsa do what you want it to do. BUT, it also dissolves the glue holding the joints of the stringers. So now you have both hands, a knee, an elbow and your forehead holding everything together. Quick, what will fix this?  CA!!!! Take the lid off with your mouth. Squirt. Now my tongue is the recipient of a nice squirt of CA. You had to be there.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on December 13, 2018, 11:05:23 pm
Rob,

re:"Now my tongue is the recipient of a nice squirt of CA."

Peace at last! ;D 
I want to have an argument with you before the CA lets go! ;)

Frank

ps: hope everything ended up fine.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on December 13, 2018, 11:39:03 pm
And you have the nerve to laugh at me getting CA on ear?   :o
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on December 14, 2018, 01:02:08 pm
Don't wait too long to join the morning crew any day(s) you can.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Oscar on December 22, 2018, 11:21:33 am
Royal Air Force called in to capture drones over Gatwick
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on January 03, 2019, 09:20:52 am
Timely.  Anyone adding the water bombing feature to their build?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on January 20, 2019, 11:06:22 am
What do you mean I'm not booked on this flight...   :'(

https://www.facebook.com/348256655963014/videos/372667560154100/UzpfSTY1MzI4NTA2NDoxMDE2MTIyMDEwNTQyMDA2NQ/
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on January 30, 2019, 04:44:50 pm
@Frank v B  I saw this and I just happened to think of you.  Maybe you can explain your theory about when you build an airplane and make it symmetrical (including your mistakes) it will fly. 

This model builder does not know of your theory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssaou8vMgwE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2kAc_CGEAe_R_ggyRgFyWwiAH13ds-sWQt6lRDx_JOoqBIfTMpUemVUU8
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on January 30, 2019, 06:58:10 pm
Bruce,

re: "....when you build an airplane and make it symmetrical (including your mistakes)"

That only applies to normal people like you and me.  There is a history of idiots who try to defy the laws of logic and gravity.... and get caught.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9GqxOAofio

 ;D ;D

Frank
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on March 17, 2019, 12:31:25 am
Do you really think so?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on March 17, 2019, 11:28:59 am
Totally Ridiculous, Unbelievably Maniacal Pilot.

Oops, careful.  Could describe my piloting skills as well. 8)

Frank
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on March 17, 2019, 02:51:01 pm
Considering the trumpster doesn't have his pilots license, and while he believes he's the most knowledgeable in everything, I feel he would have significant difficulty in making a paper airplane fly.  ::)  The way I see it anyways...
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on April 04, 2019, 10:45:10 am
When you look inside the fuselage of _________________ model airplane, this is what you see.  Who's plane is it?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Michael on June 07, 2019, 04:17:19 pm
...
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: davidk on June 11, 2019, 12:55:30 am
Calvin & Hobbes
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: davidk on June 17, 2019, 12:59:24 pm
My Father's Day card drawn by my boy...

Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on June 18, 2019, 04:31:08 pm
 ;)
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: sihinch on July 03, 2019, 01:04:39 pm
I think I’m in trouble.....
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on July 03, 2019, 02:35:09 pm
I didn't see any numbers  ??? What does that mean?  Am I colored blind, or what?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Michael on July 03, 2019, 03:19:15 pm
7 - 13 - 16
8 - ??? - 9

I definitely have aviation (model airplane) addiction, but I didn't need that test to be aware of it.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on August 06, 2019, 07:51:25 pm
I have been looking at new aircraft in anticipation of our upcoming Skills Day challenge.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on August 06, 2019, 08:15:25 pm
Bruce,

re: "I didn't see any numbers  ??? What does that mean?  Am I colored blind, or what?"

This last post of the drone plane clearly points to your problem.  You have ADHD with elements of schizophrenia and anxiety.... and that explains only one of your polars. 8)

I should talk.  I have all of the above....to extremes. ;)

Frank

Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: RogMason on August 15, 2019, 11:34:00 am

Birthday card from a smart-arse :-)
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on October 14, 2019, 03:54:39 pm
I know you don't wish to be reminded, but Christmas is coming. 

I know every TEMAC member can take advantage of this gift idea.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Richard_RC_Guy on October 15, 2019, 08:51:04 am
Thanks Bruce, you’ve given me a great idea!

Your buddy,
“The Grinch”

I know you don't wish to be reminded, but Christmas is coming. 

I know every TEMAC member can take advantage of this gift idea.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: sihinch on October 17, 2019, 09:27:39 am
This made me chuckle...
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 03, 2019, 08:54:45 pm
@Andy Hoffer

When I saw this add in the Canadian Tire flier I thought of two things.'

1 - winter is coming
2 - Andy might like a pair  (He may already have a pair)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: davidk on November 03, 2019, 09:38:54 pm
For $160 bucks I'll follow Andy around the field giving him a traditional hot foot... a box of matches should do it.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Andy Hoffer on November 03, 2019, 10:01:31 pm
@Andy Hoffer

When I saw this add in the Canadian Tire flier I thought of two things.'

1 - winter is coming
2 - Andy might like a pair  (He may already have a pair)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Hey @bweaver

Thanks for thinking of me! (I wonder how fast you can get your boots off when they catch fire!!!)

Cheers.

Andy
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: VadimKirillov on November 16, 2019, 11:18:12 am
https://youtu.be/7Q1YCMwcT74

Found new stabilization system. Do you think Horizon will ever catch up?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on November 16, 2019, 09:38:28 pm
Vadim,

Great video.  Obviously works better than AS3X.

Notice how all the tail feathers and wings are moving all over the place but the entire bird pivots around the eyes.  The eyes and beak stay absolutely in the same place.  Fascinating.



Frank

Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on November 16, 2019, 11:24:39 pm
Frank, the reason why they hover with their eyes and beak held precisely still while looking down is because they are targeting the windshield of a car passing below.  I have seen it happen many many times over my driveway, with such precision.  ::)
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on November 17, 2019, 03:44:35 pm
Bruce,

.... and the birds in your neighbourhood only pick on Subarus. :D

Frank
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: davidk on November 20, 2019, 11:19:45 am
An elementary school in The Netherlands has been forced to close its playground due to noise complaints by neighbours.

And it makes sense when you imagine how loud playgrounds would get when all the children are wearing clogs!  :D

(Seth Meyers)
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: GuyOReilly on November 20, 2019, 12:32:07 pm
An elementary school in The Netherlands has been forced to close its playground due to noise complaints by neighbours.

And it makes sense when you imagine how loud playgrounds would get when all the children are wearing clogs!  :D

@davidk This is too funny!!

Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Wingnutz on November 21, 2019, 11:26:36 am
Got this at aground school class...apologies for the poor quality...
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: GuyOReilly on November 21, 2019, 12:30:07 pm
Gravity does not exist... The earth sucks planes from the sky.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on December 06, 2019, 04:10:30 pm
Check out the email I received from CAA.  How did CAA know about my hobby? 

I haven't had to have them tow me from the flying field, yet.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: RogMason on December 06, 2019, 05:55:27 pm
Ha haha, frequent flyer!!!  Too funny Bruce ...and appropriate!!  It’s amazing what algorithms can figure out?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Crazyflyer on December 12, 2019, 04:11:18 pm
You can exchange the term drone for plane!
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: RogMason on January 05, 2020, 03:14:36 pm
Good Aviator Logic and fast reaction time here guys...
Enjoy!


Woman:   Do you drink beer?

Man:   Yes.

Woman:   How many beers a day?

Man:   Usually about three.

Woman:   How much do you pay per beer?

Man:   Five dollars, which includes a tip.   (This is where it gets
scary!)

Woman:   And how long have you been drinking?

Man:   About 20 years, I suppose.

Woman:   So a beer costs $5 and you have three beers a day, which puts
your spending each month at $450.  In one year that would be
approximately $5,400, correct?

Man:   Correct.

Woman:   If in one year you spend $5,400, not accounting for
inflation, the past twenty years puts your spending at $108,000,
correct?

Man:   Correct.

Woman:   Do you know that if you didn t drink so much beer, that money
could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and, after
accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could ve
by now bought an airplane?

Man:   Do you drink beer?

Woman:   No.

Man:   Where's your airplane?
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: bweaver on March 05, 2020, 03:09:54 pm
While it doesn't have anything to do with flying, while is was driving up Bathurst St. to go flying, I couldn't pass up taking this photo of the car in front of me.   

(I know one club member who may appreciate it.)
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Frank v B on June 20, 2020, 03:09:53 pm
Received this one from my long time friend Paul Paton this morning:

ALWAYS ASK, NEVER ASSUME!
 His request approved, the FOX News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight. He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.
Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.
 
He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, “Let's go”. The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.
Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, “Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.”
'Why?' asked the pilot.  “Because I'm a photographer for FOX News”, he responded, “and I need to get some close up shots.”
The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered,
“So, what you're telling me is . . .
You're NOT my flight instructor?”
 
“Life is short.”
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Skyking on June 25, 2020, 07:51:07 pm
I believe in Karma. I once saw a pigeon with bird poop on it's back.
Title: Re: The Chuckle Corner - Humor
Post by: Skyking on June 25, 2020, 07:55:11 pm
When was a kid I borrowed my sister's hamster. She wanted to know what I was going to do with it and I told her I would drop it from my RC airplane.
She looked a bit doubtful and said you made a parachute and everything? I said no. My sister cried "but he'll be killed". So I said, It's only a hobby.