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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:29 PM
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Yippee!
I'm back on the sticks again! Yeeee Hawww!!!

Just spent the day test flying a NEW 23 foot indoor blimp for a professional sports team. Boy it feels good to be arena flying again.

Complete details and photos after the offiicial unveiling on Jan 31.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:28 PM
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Tom

Glad to hear it, look forward to seeing the ship. Who is the manufacturer? Always interested.

ed
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:21 AM
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Tom

Who is the manufacturer? Always interested.

ed
Blimpworks:
http://rcblimp.net/

Worked with Scott all day yesterday, great guy, bends over backwards to help the customer.

I had nothing to do with the selection.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:58 AM
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Mike

I have two of their ships operational at this time. Both are making money so I can't squake. I had to reconfigure the controls to fly the way our other ships are set up. My folks all fly basically mode 2 with pitch and yaw on right stick and throttle and coupon release on left. Pitch is configured to return to neutral when stick is returned to center as both of the Aerostar ships did not which kind of drove my pilots nuts. One of the ships is a large 18 foot Rudy's BBQ bottle and the other is a 17 foot standard for Choctaw Casinos. They fly well and are tough as nails although expensive. Have fun and drop lots of coupons. Also, make them feed you as a matter of course. ed
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Im Happy for you Tom...
Im in Hawaii and here it is very hard to make contacts to fly blimps,
Im dealing with Multycopters instead...
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 03:08 PM
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Im Happy for you Tom...
Im in Hawaii and here it is very hard to make contacts to fly blimps,
Im dealing with Multycopters instead...
I am totally amazed how quickly get around!

Thank you
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 11:51 PM
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How did opening night go and where are the pictures? I just got back from a Dallas Stars hockey game tonight and had two additional ships flying in Frisco Texas for the Texas Legends. No one killed, no vehicle or property damaged so it must have been a good night. What a hell of a way to make a living.

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Old Feb 02, 2013, 11:32 PM
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Well we ended up doing a dry run Thursday. Just looking at the logistics of moving the blimp around before and after the game. And getting staff used to having a 23 foot long elephant taking up tunnel space before and after half time.

We will go live Monday against the Mavricks!
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 02:20 PM
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OK I can finnally anounce that I'm the lead pilot for the OKC Thunder's new 23 foot blimp Big Blue.

Last night was the debut. I'll get some pics when my co pilot is flying .
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