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Offline Dan McEntee

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Latest Windy Video
« on: March 31, 2024, 10:57:04 AM »
  HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE!! I found a nice little Easter egg last night and found this latest Windy Video. I"M FAMOUS NOW!! When Windy started making his last few videos recently, he asked Tom Luciano if anyone still had the 2005 NATS videos, so I contacted Tom about the Walt Brownell Collection on YouTube. I sent him the files of the 9 tape series and he sent them top Windy. I checked out the results and I got a mention at the start by Windy!! Part of my Warhol 15 Minutes of Fame!! Back in 1996 or so I provided Flying Models magazine with proof there WAS a May 1954 issue of the magazine and provided them with a color copy of mine. They mentioned me in the next month's editorial about it!! So like Andy Warhol once said, "Everyone is famous for 15 minutes in life" or something like that, and my 15 minutes continues!
  HAPPY EASTER!!
  Dan McEntee
  :PS to Windy, not complaining but it's pronounced MAC-En-tee, just like it is written!!
 
   
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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2024, 01:44:51 PM »
Good Stuff Dan!!!

Maybe he is getting the itch. :D
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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2024, 02:18:43 PM »
Thank you for posting this always love Windy U Videos.

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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2024, 04:13:59 PM »
Is there a contact email for Windy?
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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2024, 06:47:54 PM »
Is there a contact email for Windy?

WindyU @ aol.com
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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2024, 08:08:35 AM »
  ":PS to Windy, not complaining but it's pronounced MAC-En-tee, just like it is written!!"


That may be my fault! Not sure if it's an NJ thing but I would pronounce it, Mick-En-Tee as friends of mine from town McColgan or McDermott.

MY BAD!!!

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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2024, 10:10:09 AM »
  ":PS to Windy, not complaining but it's pronounced MAC-En-tee, just like it is written!!"


That may be my fault! Not sure if it's an NJ thing but I would pronounce it, Mick-En-Tee as friends of mine from town McColgan or McDermott.

MY BAD!!!

Tom


  No worries Tom!! In my lifetime, I have heard it pronounced every which way. Most of my friends and such through life have just shortened it up to "Mac".  I had always wondered if Howard McEntee, one of the founding fathers of model aviation and radio control modeling, pronounced it the same way. I got to know Tom Runge of Ace R/C in Higginsville, MO pretty well, and his father Paul worked quite closely with Howard and they had many Sunday evening dinners at the Runge house when they were putting out their magazine "Grid Leaks."  Tom confirmed  for me that he pronounced it the same way as my family, so it must have something to do with the letter that follows the "c", whether is a vowel or a consonant. I never thought to ask any teachers in school. My sister may be visiting Ireland this year and maybe she can ask a local!! I usually tell people," I doesn't care what ya call me, as long as ya doesn't call me late for supper!"

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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2024, 07:48:29 PM »

 Dan, you were already famous.  ;D

 
Narrowly averting disaster since 1964! 

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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2024, 09:17:43 PM »
Wayne,
  Wow, that video is what legends are made of!
 I had at least 3 Stukas and none made it a lap including the first with my father taking a test flight! Lol
Dan,,"Mac" all the way!!

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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2024, 09:52:32 PM »
Wayne,
  Wow, that video is what legends are made of!

Tom

 Like I said!  :##
Narrowly averting disaster since 1964! 

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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2024, 10:19:53 PM »
Dan, you were already famous.  ;D

 


    That came after I had solved the Mystery of the Missing Flying Models Issue. Also along the way. I was on the local TV news once for a story that led off the 10 o'clock on Easter Sunday in 1998. On April 4, 1998, and tow of barges struck a piling of the Eads Bridge, and several barges collided with The SS Admiral River Boat that was moored on the river front under the Arch at that time. The boat no longer went on excursions and was just a sort of entertainment venue or casino. It broke free of it's bow line and swung around pointing down river. Being spring time, the river was up and swift and it was in danger of breaking loose. Another tug boat came to the rescue and secured itself to the bow. Fire Department boats off loaded the people on board. It was in the news for several days , when it became known there were no life preservers or life jackets on board in case of such an emergency! It got on the local talk radio station, KMO' 50,000 red hot watts, and the  morning personality kept going on about the lack of life preservers. I finally called in to a recorded line really early one morning on my way home from work, and told him there were no life preservers on board, because they were all in my garage!! All the life preservers were solid balsa planks, 2" by 12" by 36" and I found them in the bargain box section of the newspaper about 10 years before, when they were doing a renovation of the boat.  Six Flags was involved, money was spent , costs over ran, contracts got canceled and lawsuits started flying. When the dust settled, the main contractor won and was awarded anything off the boat he wanted and that included the balsa life preservers, some life jackets and anything else that wasn't nailed down that might be of collector value. I got all of the balsa that he had on hand, but not the entirety of inventory, and I still had to find a place to put 640 some odd of them!!! That's a whole 'nother story in itself! I got a call from the radio guy's producer about 8am ( I didn't get to bed until 4am that night) and explained myself a bit and then said they would call back after the 10AM news and interview me. They called and I told them my story and they seemed satisfied I was telling the truth, and I thought that would be the end of it. It was still the talk of the town for another week or more, when the radio guy was talking to a lady who was local TV station reporter at a hot dog stand, and he told her the story. I got a call from her on the Thursday before Easter asking if they could come to my house and do an interview about it, and naturally I said "Sure!" Easter Sunday dawned a really nice day, and they were on time getting to my house at 1pm. Everyone on the street was standing on their front lawns wondering why the TV crew was there and who I may have murdered or something!!  They wired me for sound, and we just walked around my garage, they asked questions and I answered them. I had a SIG Magnum in my paint stand and some other models hanging on the wall so they could see what I did with them. I demonstrated how I cut them upon my band saw, and ran them over my power planer, and then showed them where I had the balance of them stashed in my attic. I had been selling them off a few at a time now and then. I cut a bunch of them up that had rot on parts of them into useable blocks and Jim and Todd Lee have used some of the wood in some of their airplanes. The next thing I knew, three hours had passed!! The reporter was a very sweet lady and had a good talk with my wife and kids, told me she would be calling me later once they got things edited and when it would be on that night. I called everyone I knew with a VCR to set their machines!! I had three in my house at the time, had my wife man the one in the living room, and I manned the two I had downstairs. The reporter called me about 9:30pm  and told me the story would be on after the weather report and just before the sports report, where they usually stick the human interest stories and they generally last about 20 to 30 seconds!! Well, 10 PM came around and they started with a quick look at the world news headlines, then the national news headlines, and then they cut to a live shot of the Admiral sitting in it's birth on the river front and reviewed what had happened a few weeks before , and after they mentioned the question of why no life preservers, they said" You might be surprised to know where they are now!"  I hit the record buttons and yelled for my wife to start the upstairs machine as soon as I saw the live picture. The story went on for almost 4 minutes!!! Three hours of video tape recording my interview and they had it cut to 4 minutes, but the fact that I led off the entire news broadcast shows you how slow a news day Easter Sunday can be and one reason why they wanted to do the interview!! It had some good shots of me sawing, planeing the wood, climbing into the attic and of my then brand new Magnum in the paint stand! All in all a neat experience. I have kept the tapes and digitized the story when I was doing the Walt Brownell tapes so it's easy for me to relive another few minutes of my 15 minutes of fame!! I even got to tell Bob Hunt a little about it in a spot on one of his videos about the 9th VSC contest while talking about my Yates Dragon that was built with the 1930's vintage wood and painted with WW-2 surplus Navy dope!! I crashed that airplane at SIG one year and I miss it a lot!! I need to do another one soon, built with the same wood and painted with the same dope!

  Type at you later,
   Dan McEntee

  PS to add, If you find this video on YouTube, there is another where I fly my Cox 195 Super Cub, and yet another where I fly and talk about the late, great Mike Gretz built Fierce Arrow that I own.
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Re: Latest Windy Video
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2024, 12:29:06 AM »
 Congrats to Dan, He was THEE one to do the lion's share of 500 plus Windy vhs tape conversions, titles and descriptions.Without his sacrifice we would have lost a huge chunk of control line history!

 https://youtube.com/@thewaltbrownellchannel9318?si=iRb3Ist75ARmrFKw


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