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Old Feb 25, 2004, 02:54 PM
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Very first plane - L.E.G F6F Hellcat

Hello everyone! My name is Erik and I am VERY new to this sport. I just wanted to thank Rich (Hellcatman) for introducing me to Slope gliding and also being a tremendous source of help/info on this plane. I've only been out of the cave(work) to fly a few times so I'm sure that this Hellcat won't last too long after I get it in the air. Jack, thanks for the hookup and I owe you...I'm sure that spar will hold up! I have another pic to follow this one. I apologize for the poor quality...decent digital video, not good for stills.

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Old Feb 25, 2004, 02:56 PM
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Another picture

Here's the other picture. I learned quite a bit from this plane so I am hopeful to do a much better job on the next.
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 03:55 PM
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Looks great. Let us know how it flies!

Good Luck
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Old Feb 25, 2004, 05:30 PM
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It thats your first plane and you have hellcatman around to give you pointers, youll be turning out gems in no time!!! Good job.

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Old Feb 25, 2004, 05:38 PM
That should fly!
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I agree, looks great!!!

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Old Feb 25, 2004, 08:29 PM
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Wow, great first effort, keep it up.

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Old Feb 25, 2004, 08:50 PM
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Its not fair! he works with Rich (hellcatman). My first 10 didnt come out that good. Looks really good, NOW give us some in flight pics
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Old Feb 26, 2004, 12:16 AM
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I did luck out on working with Rich. There is no doubt about that. But Jack, you gave me some of the low-down while I watched you work on a P-40. I am looking at getting your 60" P-51 or ME109 (hopefully before too long). That spar that you gave me is pretty stinkin' thick. I think that spar will remain after I tear the wing off. I wanted to thank both Jack and Rich for their input. As for the in-flight pics, I'll have someone ready at launch so when I nose it in to the ground, I'll have something to post.
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Old Feb 26, 2004, 12:28 AM
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Looks very nice-- especially if it's your first!! I've seen LOT's of planes from pilots that have been building for years not turn out so nice! Good attention to detail-- and nice paint scheme!!
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Old Feb 26, 2004, 12:46 AM
just CHUCK it!
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Eric! STOP NOW! While there's stiil hope.

You are entering into a very addictive hobby that will take over your entire life!

You'll never get the required amount of sleep, proper nutrition, time with family, your bank account will suffer.(insert tears here) ect...ect.....

Oh the agony! I can't continue!.....

I've got to get back to work on my plane!

Welcome to the wonderfull world of PSS!

Nice job on the Hellcat and enjoy your maiden with it.

Dan....
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Old Feb 26, 2004, 04:29 AM
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Beautiful first plane. I echo the group, looking forward to some in-flight pics. For your first plane, you're off to an awesome start!

Jeff
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Old Feb 26, 2004, 03:33 PM
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Thanks for all the positive feedback! I must say that the camera hides quite a bit which is cool with me. We have some CG to find today and if the weather is nice, I may have some pics to post tonight. <fingers crossed>
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