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Old Dec 13, 2010, 09:28 AM
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No sweat... we even allow those that just want to build to comment here...
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Well--- I guess I would be qualified to make a comment or two. My first build was an OLY 88 (Oly 99 kit). Then a Windfree , Oly 650, Eclipse 78 -E. The first RC sailplane I saw was a Kurwi about 118 inch WS and a beautiful SP. Gerald Martin of Hereford Tx built and flew it. The kit was made in Germany had a FG fuse. I knew I had to have a RC sailplane after seeing Gerald fly his. Gerald Martin is no longer with us. As Mr. Ray Hayes knows I have several kits that I need to start building on one of these days.

A.B.

http://copilotco.com/mail-archives/s...viXre3c0Mx.jpg This is a picture of Gerald Martin and his Kurwi.

http://copilotco.com/mail-archives/s.../msg03091.html More information on GM and Kurwi
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 05:13 AM
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A.B.

Thanks for the Kurwi pics/info. Pretty cool stuff.

I'm sure Don Wells welcomes another slow builder to the table. What are you going to do if someone pops for a woody event in TX ... Better get to building starting today .


Ray
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Hi A.B.,

Yes, it was interesting to read about Gerald's distance flights, very cool. Don't listen to Ray, he just likes to give me a hard time cause I've been working on one of his babies (OlyIII) for going on three years . Actually, I'm almost done .

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Old Dec 14, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Hello Ray and Don,
Have to take my old two dogs to the vet to get their shots and take care of their other problems. I will get back to you later. I also am very slow at typing.

A.B.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 01:04 PM
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Don't feel like the Lone Ranger there A.B. I've been in the computer industry for many years and still can type with only 4 fingers .
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 05:45 PM
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Wow, this whacky thread has accumulated just over 1500 picture attachments, outstanding! - our RCG webmasters and mods are kind and benevolent people.

This thread is made for guys like you, A.B. and olyman, so please feel free to use and abuse it at will.


Suffering the usual wood withdrawl symptoms here, dunno, there is only one thing for that...

But in the meanwhile Don, get that bird flying perdner, I need a fix of OlyIII action and you are just the man to present it, go baby go!
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 08:58 PM
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Well... I've been working on my next Journey for 3 weeks and the wing's almost done... Oh, wait... Don said 3 years... my bad...
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Sigh, there was once a time when JW would pump out 3 woody builds in a week.... must have caught a touch of the Wells disease hey.

But all good things are worth waiting for and I'm looking forward to the next technical instalment on Jack's thread.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Sigh, there was once a time when JW would pump out 3 woody builds in a week.... must have caught a touch of the Wells disease hey.

But all good things are worth waiting for and I'm looking forward to the next technical instalment on Jack's thread.
It took me about 4 months to build my Sophisticated Lady and at least three months to build the Crysalis. I need to re-cover the wing though. I've come to remember why I like Econokote better than Monokote. I just seem to work better with Econo at getting everything smooth and conforming to curves. I still stink at it but I stink less with Econo.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 12:37 AM
Torn 'twixt buildin' and flyin
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No sweat... we even allow those that just want to build to comment here...
Heck, they even allow me to comment here. I build and build, but never seem to finish (just start more projects!) and never get around to FLYING!

(If I don't get it covered in the next 3 weeks, 2011 is DEFINITELY the year I finish my Riser 2M!)

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Old Dec 15, 2010, 05:20 AM
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Hey guys, I had to respond to a negative post about Sky Bench in the For Sale/Wanted pages. Someone wanted to buy a construction plan and I don't sell plans alone. So I thought it might be wise to post my reply here too.

I replied:

I sell only what is listed on my web pages and do not sell plans separate from the kits.


Sorry, but I just can't do it all ... I can't please everyone.

It is all about time, my time.

My day starts with answering email build questions from newbie woody customers and other questions and then on to the shop to sorting wood by grain and weight, cutting nose blocks and sheeting, etc., packaging and shipping. Yesterday, I made 15 OLY lll kits.

Somewhere in there, I spend time procuring supplies from vendors, receiving supplies, printing kit instructions, creating shipping forms and boxes, packing kits and delivering boxes to Fed Ex and USPS.

I love doing this, it keeps me goal originated, it is very good for my health to stay active, I fast walk an hour about 3 - 4 times a week and have pride in my designs and kits.

At the moment, I have over forty customers waiting for their kits. I'm waiting parts and supplies from my vendors, it's fun.

How would I fill an order for a construction plan ???

Pull it from a kit, forget I did and ship the kit without a plan, keep an extra supply of plans for all 30 plus of my kits, drive 22 miles round trip to have a plan printed ???

My waiting customers are shouting ... make my kit ...

So this is why I don't sell plans.

Ray
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Good for you Ray!
And what do you do in your spare time?
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:22 AM
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EXACTLY why I don't wanna be in "the business"...
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Great response Ray.....I would not have been quite so polite but that is why I count beans and not sell retail.

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