"Is that the Futaba Champ car or carpet racer?"
That is a Tamiya F103 setup for carpet racing (foam tires). I did all the paint and some of the decal work from scratch, the rest of the decals were imported from Japan. The livery is Jean Alesi's '89 French GP winner from Camel Racing Service, this particular one was a birthday present for my oldest boy.
"... what I liked about slope flying was it combined my love of hiking to unknown slopes in San Diego, Riverside county and R/C glider flight."
that is an excellent point. What a really neat way to get out there and explore, certainly not something I'd ever do with that car.
Meh, I'll probably never run that car again. I haven't even bought any new backpacking equipment in years and really don't have the room in my budget to pay for gear, planes & toy cars. It's actually quite liberating to not put energy into buying or "researching" garbage. Gives my wee brain more room to focus on the intimately real aspects of life, like family and work. Anywho, I'd never seen the PSS "warbirds"... Thanks, very cool!
Those are some intense pics of the wind damage, thanks for sharing and I hope the rest of the season has less damage in store! There has been barely a breeze, locally.