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Old Apr 20, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Caveat Emptor.

I have heard several unfavorable comments about the poor quality of the t-shirts from Cafe Press. While I haven't seen one myself, I have heard enough to look elsewhere if I wanted a bunch of shirts printed.

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 01:08 PM
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T-Shirt?

I have a feeling that we had better accomplish the task before we congratulate ourselves with a trophy.

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 01:14 PM
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I want a T-shirt to commerate the ATTEMPT - to hell with a "trophy". If I can get a photo of me flying the WAA Squirt in my WAA SHIRT, even better. I would be happy to pay a premium for the shirt to help cover any costs that Frank incurs during the administration of the project - phone bills, Tylenol, etc.

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 01:26 PM
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Got it Jim, thanks! You can delete the personal info if you'd like. Can you PM me a street address please?

Thanks,

Frank
I'm JimNM's dad (bob) and I have a couple of questions. 1) is the idea to get the maximun numbers of pilots to fly the bird-IE have ten pilots fly it at the field in an hour? 2) I'm only three hours from the "Four Courners" and an willing to drive there and fly over all four states and belocated in all four states in the same flight ?? 3) I suggest a patriotic theme covering the plane . Thanx miracleman
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 01:51 PM
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I'm JimNM's dad (bob) and I have a couple of questions. 1) is the idea to get the maximun numbers of pilots to fly the bird-IE have ten pilots fly it at the field in an hour? 2) I'm only three hours from the "Four Courners" and an willing to drive there and fly over all four states and belocated in all four states in the same flight ?? 3) I suggest a patriotic theme covering the plane . Thanx miracleman
Hi Miracle guy!,
Welcome to RC groups.
Your questions are easy, so I'll answer them on Franks behalf:

1)No. The idea is to fly at least once in each state. Of course if a number of registered volunteers can meet up at a single location, that's fine. But no passing the plane around a club for everyone to fly!

2)The goal is to have a pilot from each state fly it in his state. As of last week, we have a volunteer from each state, though some need more to reduce driving times.

3)Absolutely--this will be a happy red, white and blue plane. The planes donor, Bill Stevens at Stevensaero is doing the covering. We are all excited to see what it looks like, but rest assured, it will look like the 4th of July.

Thanks for your participation! -Steve
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 02:05 PM
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I want a T-shirt to commerate the ATTEMPT - to hell with a "trophy". If I can get a photo of me flying the WAA Squirt in my WAA SHIRT, even better. I would be happy to pay a premium for the shirt to help cover any costs that Frank incurs during the administration of the project - phone bills, Tylenol, etc.

Jim
I'm with you Jim on the attempt. This might be a good idea too. Have a envelope in the plane transport box to put in a donation to the event. (You'll get a lot more in donations out of pocket than you will asking them to be sent in)

When you get the plane check the amount listed in the log book. If you add a donation you can log it in so the next pilot knows how much is in there. Checks and balances. Figure a donation of $5 per pilot times 200+ pilots.... We are honorable people after all are we not?

Just a thought
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 02:35 PM
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Donations

Why not just setup a paypal account for donations and put a link at the beginning of the thread. Most people have one setup already anyway and even if you dont, you can make a contribution with a regular credit card. It eliminates the need for everyone to log and count money.

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Hi Miracle guy!,
Welcome to RC groups.
Your questions are easy, so I'll answer them on Franks behalf:

1)No. The idea is to fly at least once in each state. Of course if a number of registered volunteers can meet up at a single location, that's fine. But no passing the plane around a club for everyone to fly!

2)The goal is to have a pilot from each state fly it in his state. As of last week, we have a volunteer from each state, though some need more to reduce driving times.

3)Absolutely--this will be a happy red, white and blue plane. The planes donor, Bill Stevens at Stevensaero is doing the covering. We are all excited to see what it looks like, but rest assured, it will look like the 4th of July.

Thanks for your participation! -Steve

In regards to item #1 above

"…But no passing the plane around a club for everyone to fly!"

Just my 2 cents but I think this should be left up to the registered participant. If, if the plane comes to me and there are two or three of my flying buddies going with me to the field and they're good pilots who want to take a lap I think they should be able too. We'll take a group photo and list their names, etc. However I do think that the registered pilot is ultimately responsible whether he/she fly alone or lets his/her buddies take a lap.

Look as stated in some of the earlier posts this plane might be brought and flown at few national flying events around the country. You think when the plane gets there and the registered pilot gets asked by one of the top notch, well known competitors permission to take a lap on the WAA-08 plane that the registered pilot is going is going to say "No, you can't fly it because you're not registered" I don't think so. I think the same should apply at my local field. I will however follow the rules as stated in the guidelines once they are finalized.

I also don't plan on flying WAA-08 plane like I do my others planes. I plan on a hand launch and about two or three laps around the field and pack it up.

I think a rule of thumb should be "one takeoff, one landing" You fly it more than once you playing with it.

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 03:01 PM
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Week four newsletter has been sent!

A lot of exciting stuff in this issue.

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 03:36 PM
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We are down to 5 states with only one pilot in them.

I know someone must know someone here on RCG that lives in one of those states. Sure would be great to get a backup pilot plus to help share in the driving duties.

State # of Pilots
KY 1
ME 1
MS 1
ND 1
UT 1


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Hi Frank,
I am the Maine pilot (#34)- the only one so far. I have forwarded info to another local pilot but he has not responded as to if he will join us. Also sent the info to a hobby shop in the Portland area. I really doubt we can find anyone in the western part of the state between me and Vermont.

Right now, it looks like my drive will be to Vermont - actually the far side of Vermont - about 225+ miles - up thru the White Mountains. If that is the way it finally works out, I think I will just take my wife and make it an overnight trip. We'll buy some great Vermont Maple Syrup!

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 03:47 PM
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Joe,

I appreciate your attitude and am glad to hear it. You have a big responsibility on your shoulders being the lone Maine pilot. Thanks for helping us out!

I've been emailing and PMing folks to help in your area but no response yet. Hopefully we'll get your drive time down and you can take that overnighter sans plane.

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 04:39 PM
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I got the email Frank...

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 04:41 PM
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I got it twice actually. Of course that sure beats not at all!
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Old Apr 20, 2008, 04:50 PM
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So far so good. I got the usual two kickbacks but no surprises yet.

Thanks for letting me know.

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Old Apr 20, 2008, 04:53 PM
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I got the Newsletter also,

Thank You Frank.

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