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Old Mar 09, 2011, 07:00 AM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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More work... and a new Gee Bee R2.

Started work on my new 1/4 scale Pitts yesterday. Turns out, there is more damage to my wings than just the tips. So, looks as though I'll have to strip the wings and do some rib and tip repairs. Big bummer for me.

Since the Pitts will take some time to complete, I pulled out the 73" SBACH 342 instead. Wings are hinged and servos are mounted, I'll start on the fuse tonight.

Apparently I have the best wife ever.
While walking through our local hobby shop yesterday to pick up some basic hardware, the wife saw a 61" span Gee Bee R2 in a box and a really decent price. She said "buy this", and of course I said we didnt need to spend the money on another plane right now. Well, she stood there with her bottom lip out (seriously!!) so, we brought home a beautiful Gee Bee (she likes to call them Bee Gees). Just one more plane I want to get done before SEFF.

Laine.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 08:15 PM
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Your wife is pouting because you didn't want to buy another plane! That's just wrong!
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 10:35 PM
RIP Bryce Russell Love U!
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What's wrong with me pouting and sticking out my bottom lip to get you, my wonderful husband, to buy a plane?!?

I happen to love Bee Gees, know you love them and have wanted one for a long time, and I love you. I hope you enjoy the new plane!
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 10:56 PM
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LOL, I KNOW! How many guys would love to have their wife pout to make them buy another plane! Gotta love my sweetheart.

Kmopar69, I know you love Gee Bees, so do I, so it just works out that we got one.

Laine.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 11:11 AM
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Does Kmopar69 have an older sister?
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 12:11 PM
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LOL, Yes she does... good luck getting her away from my brother in law T-roy!

Laine.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Not to change the subject, but what happened to the old Dodge pickup truck?
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Its still here sitting in the garage next to my race car (truck). Front and rear suspension are installed. Moving the firewall back to fit the small block Mopar motor and then, well, a ton more work and it will be on the road. Im sure it will be on standbye until after I get moved to Alabama this summer.

Laine.
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 08:13 PM
14s 180mah should be enough...
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Laine...Can I get you to get Kristy to talk to my wife? One former Army Aviation guy to one current one? Please?

Seriously, Congrats on the new acquisition, though I hate to hear the Pitts needs more work than originally expected.
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Old Mar 22, 2011, 06:00 AM
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LOL, yeah I hear ya man. She's a keeper.

I now have the Pitts repaired and about 95% complete. I'll have the Gee Bee on the table in the next day or so.

Laine.
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