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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:52 AM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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No problem Steve!

Nice picture of Don with his Kellett on floats on page 149 in the Feb. edition of Model Aviation! Looking good Don!
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:26 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Looking forward to seeing that, but haven't received my issue yet....

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 04:07 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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It's a picture of Don, without his shirt on, laying on the beach with his Profile Kellett. I believe it's in the centerfold.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Oh Dear!!!!

And Don came over and we got the gear bent for the whirley-gig, also stuck the main shaft in my lathe and sanded it down, so, I'm set to go...

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:55 PM
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It's a picture of Don, without his shirt on, laying on the beach with his Profile Kellett. I believe it's in the centerfold.
Yikes! That's not a pretty picture
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:55 PM
AND FOR MY NEXT TRICK....!
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That's probably the toughest things to do right there! You'll be flying by Sunday!
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 08:57 AM
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It's a picture of Don, without his shirt on, laying on the beach with his Profile Kellett. I believe it's in the centerfold.
Oh and when my stomach was just starting to stop flip flopping too.

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 02:00 PM
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If you think that would be bad, you wouldn't even want to see me dressed like that.....

Don and I live very close to each other, and about 40 miles away from us (just north of Santa Cruz, CA.) is Bonny Dune beach, which used to be a nude beach. That last time I went there, I fell asleep on the beach and woke up to find a bunch of people trying to put me into the water...They thought I was some new big weird pink breed of walrus.....

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:37 AM
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Howz it going with the Kellett Steve? You should have that puppy about done by now. When are we going to fly it? Maybe you don't want me involved after my recent experiences?

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Well....right now it is sitting on the floor in my office...Just too many things going on lately to have a chance to work on it (taxes yesterday, Social security today..etc..etc..).....and I still have to finish clearing off my building table. But I do intend to get started on it very shortly!!!
And as to taxes.....getting $6121.00 back this year!!!

Also, you will have two of these to help a friend and I with, as he bought Joe's last kit.... And....since I'm pretty picky about some things, I went and bought some more music wire and bent new landing gear for it, now all measurements match....I got my bender figured out know, so I can help my buddy bend his....
And, I have thought about picking up one of the Durafly Auto-G's to play with as a learning tool, and something cheap to thrash around.....

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:45 PM
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And, I have thought about picking up one of the Durafly Auto-G's to play with as a learning tool, and something cheap to thrash around.....
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That is my game plan also. I got the Kellett kit from Joe last fall but haven't had a chance to get to it yet. The Auto G jumped in line in the build queue and is currently on the bench. Having followed both threads I think the Kellett might be a bit an easier flyer for a first time gyro but the Auto G is a better selection as a learning "beater." That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

I should get the Auto G done tomorrow and get to the Kellett build this weekend. The Auto G is pretty much a 30 minute build. The Kellett is a more involved build, but that is what I was looking for when I ordered it.
Ah, the smell of balsa dust in the morning.

Now if only Mother Nature would cooperate. Our weather is getting ready to tank.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Well Fellas:
I think the time for another Kellett maiden is nearing, I have had the Kellett kite done sence last October.
Then the hip that I had put in back in 2006 decided to let go down inside the bone. By the time we figured out what was keeping me off my feet it was December then I had to wait for the surgeon. In January I had the revision done, long rehab with some set backs but I now can walk again and want to get back on the flight line.
Now it is a wait and see with the weather but as soon as the field is clear LOOK OUT !!! I have had a lot of time to fix and repair a hole bunch of flying things so I have a full hanger to revisit.

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Old Feb 27, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Can't wait to her in the air. I will build another one after summer. Glad you will be feeling better.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 05:24 PM
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Hey Bro...you go get them..............glad your feeling better.........
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