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Old Jan 26, 2012, 11:44 AM
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New thread, "The OLYIII hurt the moldies feelings thread", tips, tricks, and who you beat
Oh please....I get beat by pilot skill, not wood!
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 11:49 AM
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It always seems to work that way Sean. Until a plane has been "broken in" I'm always shaking at the knees while flying it. Once it's had to have some repair work on it I'm more relaxed while it's in the air. Granted I don't own any of the glass slippers as I'm a cheap s.o.b. when it comes to my toys, but I can only imagine that the thought of all the money up in the air would turn me into a puddle of jelly until it either landed safely or had had some repairs done on it.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:04 PM
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Imagine what it's like making that first flight with an only-one-in-existence hand-built-from-scratch prototype of a brand new glass slipper design!

I've done that more than my fair share of times, and it does not get any easier with experience.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Dashing...........in a Rebel Without a Cause kind of way.

Hey, where's Katie?
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Imagine what it's like making that first flight with an only-one-in-existence hand-built-from-scratch prototype of a brand new glass slipper design!

I've done that more than my fair share of times, and it does not get any easier with experience.
Didn't fly them but I have on two occasions stood on the edge of a runway while a full scale homebuilt that I did at least 50% of the work on took flight for the first time. I stand there with my binoculars watching for parts flying off with my car running so as to make a quick exit if a wing or tail feather flies off.

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Old Jan 26, 2012, 05:04 PM
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scaflock - Definitely in agreement over the 'few repairs' thing... I always like working out any bugs in a plane first before I get down to really flying it. My VQ Stick 1500 is a case in point - it had horrible landing gear stock that needed a bit of beefing up before I was game to fly her properly.

Mr. G - Thats an awesome photo mate, do you still ride? Recently had a chat with my Grandfather about his current mount (BMW GS650 Dakar), been meaning to go for a ride with him.

As for progress on the flying wing glider (need a name for it...) its pretty slow. Had a few big days/nights with mates for Australia Day so not much in the way of modelling. Might get stuck in today though as its wet outside.

Cheers - boingk
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Oh please....I get beat by pilot skill, not wood!
Oh yeah. I've seen guys show up bragging with the latest greatest thermal killer and thought "Joe Wurts could beat your pants off with a beat up, warped 20 year old Gentle Lady"..........and he would
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 06:58 PM
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You young whippersnappers don't know doodlie about two wheel transportation!
Here's my firebreathin' 1942 Cushman US Army flightline scooter, converted and hopped up. She would do 65 in a heartbeat!
Yep, I was a cool dude back in 1947.....
G
Wake up call for me, I'm old enough to remember buddies with Cushmans
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Hi Mr. G

That took just a bit of Brave to go 65' on that ride , wow how did we all ever make it to our 70's doing all that stuff i guess someone is watching out for us big time !!!

G Don
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Yep, I was a cool dude back in 1947.....
G
Far as the majority of us are concerned... You're still a "Cool Dude" Gerald!

I am also surprised that I've made it this far in life with some of the cRaZy things I used to pull off. I didn't have an Angel looking out for me. I had an entire flock of them!
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Yep me too.

Come to think of it Mr. G is a pretty cool dude, I sure wouldn't mess with him!! If I can be building and flying when I am getting a little older like Gerald does I reckon I would have won lottery.

Steve- still working on a job.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Ditto the sailplane type Vs pilot arguement, it's what you do with what you got that counts.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 08:08 PM
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I'd have a flock of crunchies in a heartbeat if the money was there, but will always get the biggest kick out of something you have crafted by hand for timber TD.

Firstly though; new Tx batteries and then we are up and away again, get patches straining at the end of 700ft of spiderwire.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Thank you all....and yes, I still ride at 78!!!! Ya can't keep this old hoss down
fer long! Restored (cleaned up, and TLC'd) a 1981 Suzuki GS250L that a rancher buddy gave me. 1,561 miles on that little beauty and it purrs now.

Maybe after the wife gets through with her redecorating wishes I can get back to my flyin' and repairing.
G
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 08:36 PM
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That reminds me to tell you guys, again... I ain't never getting merried!


So there.


Anyone tested out the beta rcg style yet?
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