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Old Jun 27, 2010, 11:28 AM
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That's ok Mr. G, pour that salt in the deepest cut...ouch . Now that JDLB2WW is cute as a button! Since you won't do it, I'm gonna have to contact John Deere and shoot them your photos. I need a shot with JDSP in there too. I think they may want to sponsor you in some fashion. I'd like to see a shot with all three in the air. It would look like JDSP was being escorted .
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 01:04 PM
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Don ... "I'd like to see a shot with all three in the air."


you just had an Awesome idea ... what do you say Gerald ??


Ray
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 01:09 PM
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I have a question about Sagitta ships.Are all sagittas only scaled up and down version of Sagitta900.I mean is there spesific changes specially on the wing dimensions between 600 ,900 , XC ?
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Uh....Don
There is a problem there...I think.
I can only control one at a time and I'm not letting anyone use my birds.
I let Schrederman fly the Sky Plough only because I got tired of the wheedling, begging and crying....."Please, mister, can I fly your plane.....please, please, I'll be super careful!!!"

I have ordered pure sea salt for my next treatment for you. Oh, and by the way, there are 3 Birds plus the JDSP. Y'all just never came up with a name for the JD Big Bird.
Gerald

Thanks, Ray!
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Does it make the womp womp like the old one lungers?
Very nice!
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 06:04 AM
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Of course! Sheer music to your ears.
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 08:39 AM
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How about JDBBCT (John Deere Big Bird Cloud Tiller) . Actually, all the "Bird" series in the air would make a better shot. I know you can trust a couple guys to fly in formation wit dem birds .
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Everyone stop! I'm changing the subject!

Not to change the subject..... but then again, why not.....it's been done before in this thread! Anyway, I am happy to announce that I received an original Craft Air Drifter II today that I picked up off flea-bay. As is so common, the seller did not guarantee it was complete, but the pics looked good so I took a chance. WOW! What a deal! It is 100% complete and in perfect condition. The plans and inserts are a bit yellowed from age, but that's OK. One of the inserts is a little 3 page pamphlet entitled "The Art of R/C Soaring in Thermals" by Tom Williams, the designer of the Drifter II. This little gem really brings back memories of my first attempts at model sailplane flying. I built 2 or 3 of these as a young teenager, the first one being quite an ugly mess, but I was sure proud of her when I gave her that first heave off the tee at the Boulder City Municipal Golf Course.

A few years on (I'd rather not think about how many) and I would like to think my building skills have improved a bit, and I know darn well radio equipment has, so I'm excited and optimistic about this little bird. An unrepentant Paragon addict I am, but this little one really brings back some fond memories.
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 09:20 PM
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Congrats on the Drifter score, LV! All of those old woodies get better as we get older and more skilled, along with newer electronics. I sometimes think about building an old kit using only what was available when they were offered. Maybe drag out some old Futabab S-148s, clean em up, re-lube the geartrains and so forth, just for the nostalgia of it.

Gerald, I've been meaning to comment. All the JD series looks fantastic. I use a JD 5300 at work often. Every time I walk into the shed and see it parked there I think of you and your Bird series creations (and the OIII of course!).
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 09:33 PM
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LV
Nice score, and I'm glad you weren't ripped off on flea bay! Doesn't work that way some times.

Sean
Thanks. I grew up (some) on an old John Deere "B" with steel lug wheels pulling an 8' one-way. The sound of that engine is still music to me. Also, I just like the JD colors, they really pop in the sky.

Don
How about just plain JDBB?

Gerald
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 09:36 PM
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Good score Rick! I agree with Sean. the old woodies only get better with age and improved electronics. When you think about it, todays' electronics weigh next to nothing when compared to the old gear from only 20-25 years ago.

ANd feel free to change the subject any time Rick. Especially for good news like that. Besides, it's not like this thread stays on topic 100% of the time anyway.
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 10:22 PM
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Also, I just like the JD colors, they really pop in the sky.

Gerald

Here a story you can appreciate Gerald:

I drove to SC a few weeks ago to pick up a FS aircraft the boss bought from an insurance bid. Restored Culver Cadet (yes, another one). As soon as I saw it I fell in love with the color scheme. I disassembled her, loaded everything on the trailer and headed home. On the way back I kept thinking what a neat scheme it has and decided to copy it on a scale Ka-6e I'm building. The owner had given me left over paint cans from the resto so I vowed that as soon as I got home I would write down the codes for reference when I went to get the paint for my project. The scheme was a nice beige/Bahama blue with accents in green.

When I got home and unloaded everything I grabbed the cans of paint and my notebook. Got the beige, code, then the blue then I got to the green. You guessed it! The can states on the formula label "John Deere green".
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Mercy sakes Sean....
That Culver Cadet brings back memories also. One hot sexy little plane.
Watching those retracts suck up was unusual "Way back then."
If it's JD green it's gotta be beautiful.

Gerald
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Gerald... does that sea salt treatment involve a shotgun?
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 01:13 PM
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Yeah, probably a little bacon rind too....ouch!
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