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Old Nov 05, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Other People's Airplanes

I don't ask to fly other people's airplanes usually. I have on one or two occasions over the years, but I just don't do that. At the JR Indoor Event I was watching Joe Malinchak fly his Night Vapor with Durabatic foam floats that he built for it. They weight almost nothing. He said, Here, fly it,!! I was flabergasted. Joe wants me to fly his plane. I have a Night Vapor and so I know the airframe. Joe tossed it into the air, I flew across the lake and turned to make an approach to land on the water. I landed, throttled up and away we went. I did that about 5 or 6 times and then landed it on the ground in front of Joe. I was thrilled beyond belief. Joe let me fly one of his planes.

Then Joe said, wait, you got to fly my Folker. So over we went, he got this little plane, a work of art in my mind, off we went to the micro area. He made sure it would fly and then he handed me the transmitter and I throttled up, he tossed it and off it went. I was flying the smallest airplane I have ever flown, the lightest, and most delicate plane ever. Joe has created a work of art. I flew it around about 10 times, then back towards us, Joe held out his hand, I came in pretty close and cut the throttle, Joe caught it.

What a thrill. I am now an RC pilot. Joe let me fly one of his creations. You have to remember, Joe builds the smallest, lightest aircraft ever. He flew a 10 gram A-10 Warthog this year. Amazing.

So thank you Joe. You have given me a thrill in RC that is beyond belief. What a great guy you are.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 11:30 AM
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 06:13 AM
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Wow!!! You are so lucky Conehead! Wish I could have been there to meet you and see you fly, those Nano Creations.
You told me about the JR Indoor Event and I'm determined to get down there one of these days.
Hope all is well, gotta go to work now but I'll be back to see the other recent stuff you've posted in your blogs.
Thanks and take care.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Orrin, can you find out from Joe where this Joe can find plans for that A-10?

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