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Old May 01, 2012, 03:50 PM
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snowman that sounds great...always better to have a buddy or two to fly with...that's half or more of the fun of going to the field.
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Old May 01, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Yeah, no one likes to play with themselves.
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Old May 01, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Err.....well that last statement may not be entirely true......I've heard tell.......
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Old May 01, 2012, 04:35 PM
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Err.....well that last statement may not be entirely true......I've heard tell.......
The second biggest liar in the world was the guy who said he never did....but the biggest liar in the world was the guy who said he quit!
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Old May 01, 2012, 04:53 PM
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WAYNE !!!! WTH man Why were we never told of this build thread, Or maybe we were and I will now take foot from mouth and apologize.
Um... he knows us and our habits????


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Old May 01, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Just curious, how many of you run up your engine (or motor) and check all surfaces just before takeoff, every time you fly?

Darn it! You guys had a great rap session and I missed it.....stupid work!!!

Ok. Lesson for the day.

I was reading a thread one day and the fellow had asked "How do you guys get planes with 100's of flights on them?" It was an excellent read.

(This is actually a paraphrase of what MT was sayin )

An old man answered and said..." When I taxi out to the flight line its just like a real airplane. I stop and start checking EVERYTHING as I prepare for takeoff. Surfaces, direction, engine performance etc. When I am ready to advance the throttle for take off the last thing I ask myself is would I be willing to get inside this plane and take off?

If the answer is "no" then go back to the pits and fix it


Words that have served me fairly well in my flying
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Old May 01, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Darn it! You guys had a great rap session and I missed it.....stupid work!!!

Ok. Lesson for the day.

I was reading a thread one day and the fellow had asked "How do you guys get planes with 100's of flights on them?" It was an excellent read.

(This is actually a paraphrase of what MT was sayin )

An old man answered and said..." When I taxi out to the flight line its just like a real airplane. I stop and start checking EVERYTHING as I prepare for takeoff. Surfaces, direction, engine performance etc. When I am ready to advance the throttle for take off the last thing I ask myself is would I be willing to get inside this plane and take off?

If the answer is "no" then go back to the pits and fix it


Words that have served me fairly well in my flying


That is an excellent way of looking at it!! Thank you bro! Balsabuster taught me that way, and he told me in the very beginning to develop a good safety routine and don't deviate from it. I deviated once.....he was there to call 911, thankfully.
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he was there to call 911, thankfully.
Yep...God Bless him for that.

On that subject....I still watch like a hawk....me and others, and I see others do things that makes my hair stand on end

Not sayin Im infallible.....just sayin that prop scared the crap outta me when I was 20....30 years later, it still does! (and those damn APC's even more so!)
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Old May 01, 2012, 05:53 PM
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....and its funny (ironic) that you are the one talking about it cause when I roll "UGH" out to the flightline the answer is always HELL NO

(Plow flew her so he gets it )


EDIT.....and make no mistake, if we have a quickee get together then rest assured "UGH'S" will be there!!!
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Old May 01, 2012, 05:53 PM
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I just walked into a National Junior Honor Society ceremony that Creolebaby is in. I'm a proud daddy.
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Old May 01, 2012, 06:09 PM
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Congrats Alan to you and creo

DOG are you going to the fly low convention in MO?
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Old May 01, 2012, 06:20 PM
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I just walked into a National Junior Honor Society ceremony that Creolebaby is in. I'm a proud daddy.
Cool. Should of had a cub to taxi in that.


I have advised many folks to abort their take-off and re-examine their planes. Some do, some don't, some should have.

That said, I have actually checked my ailerons to ensure they are moving fully and smooth and missed the fact that they were reversed.

I do check most of the time, even if it does no good.
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Old May 01, 2012, 07:01 PM
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I do check most of the time, even if it does no good.
Funny! I did that once. 3 channel V-tail

Plow...congrats to you and the baby!
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Old May 01, 2012, 07:04 PM
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....and its funny (ironic) that you are the one talking about it cause when I roll "UGH" out to the flightline the answer is always HELL NO

(Plow flew her so he gets it )


EDIT.....and make no mistake, if we have a quickee get together then rest assured "UGH'S" will be there!!!
Flew her?!! Heck, I even autographed her!! That is one ugly plane!! If you entered her in an ugly plane contest they would say "sorry, no professionals"!!
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Old May 01, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Flew her?!! Heck, I even autographed her!! That is one ugly plane!! If you entered her in an ugly plane contest they would say "sorry, no professionals"!!
Lol....that calls for pics dont it?
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