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Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | May 05, 2019 @ 07:00 PM | 1,889 Views
This gentleman had given us estimates on tree work at work. We called him and he said, I’ve never had a request like this before, but he agreed to try.

Two utility trucks came by while I was waiting for him and both tried to reach it with cherry pickers but could not get close enough.

Goal: repair it and fly again before the end of summer.

A ‘lofty’ goal. Ha, ha, ha.
Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | May 05, 2019 @ 08:59 AM | 1,848 Views
The good news is that the Taube had a successful maiden flight. The bad news is that the Kadet was NOT in front of that tree on final approach. The ugly part is that it remained in that tree through very heavy rains.

The silver lining to all those rain clouds is that I had an opportunity to model some grown up behavior for my son. No four letter words or displays of anger. Find the humor in it and take away the lessons about depth perception, humility, and gratitude because no one was hurt. Notify the club and approach the property owner who turned out to be a gem of human being and said, "I'm cutting down that tree later this season anyway, do whatever you want to do." He also modeled good behavior for my son.

Next steps...
Posted by Pierre_de’ Loop | Apr 30, 2019 @ 09:06 PM | 2,340 Views
Six months from start to finish; a Balsa USA Taube 40 completed with Sig Koverall and Brodak dope, and powered by a new OS 35.

Now if the wind would calm down...