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Dec 31, 2010, 05:49 PM
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I will be focusing on the bronze level, again. Got busy with work, was doing a lot of DLG comps, lost the form, found the form, lost the form......

Hope everyone has a great new year.
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Jan 05, 2011, 08:31 AM
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I got the best Christmas present ever this year. My wife has beaten the breast cancer and her lukemia is in full remission. Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers guys. Now I can get back to work on the program. I'll be doing my best to knock out bronze this year.
Jan 05, 2011, 08:38 AM
Balsa breaks better
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You and I both on the Bronze and then some!

Jan 05, 2011, 09:28 AM
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CONGRATS Steve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 05, 2011, 09:30 AM
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Great news Steve!
Jan 06, 2011, 12:43 AM
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Good news Steve!

Dave Z.
Jan 06, 2011, 11:40 PM
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Wonderful news! So Glad to hear it! My wife's sister had breast cancer and beat it.....then lukemia, and has just returned from MD Anderson in Houston in remission. Yes, it has been a very good Christmas!

Jan 07, 2011, 07:27 AM
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Great news Jim! It's hard to describe the amount of weight that lifts off of a person when you get this kind of news. I'm like a new man. Not to mention back to my old weird self.
This is the first year in a long time that I didn't build a plane over the winter. My shop has been in total disarray most of the season. I do wood working as well as planes and have had several projects clogging the pipeline do to the lack of an area to apply finishes. With the new addition I have been able to rectify this. Now the shop is about half re-organized. Moving all of the machines, shelves, lumber, kits and planes. I have cleaned every surface as I went along. I'm adding a second large workbench (42x96) to help with the congestion. Now I won't have to choose between the two hobbies. I can do builds of both at the same time. I'm hoping to find time to build the 2M Osprey before this season. However, since I don't exactly have a lack of planes to fly I may hold off until next build season. There are no summer builds planned this year. I'm going to use my time to work on the program. I planning to use the OLY III to do the G&R. It's also time to stop coddling the Falcon 880 Joe gave me and fly it way more. It was such a nice gift I'm always afraid something may happen to it. It's time to get over that and start putting it through it's paces. They're fine flying models and it could really give me a boost in progressing in the program.
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Jan 07, 2011, 08:18 AM
Ricky Windsock
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Great news mate. It's a blessing to have your health and your wifes health. Keep up the good work.
Jan 07, 2011, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve Boone
It was such a nice gift I'm always afraid something may happen to it.
Other than collecting dust the 880 has nothing to worry about in your hands! (>;
The Osprey is a quick build by the way. I am working on a third scratch built one!

Jan 07, 2011, 01:44 PM
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The biggest reason I don't fly the Falcon 880 is probably the color. If it were red & yellow it would probably fly better.
The ladder flights are killing me the most. They're definately more of a challenge than they first appear to be. I've also thought about trying the G&R with the 120" Radian just to do it with a foamie. I've got to dig out my paperwork and see what I have left to do. When I start the Silver level I'm doing the hardest stuff first. There will definately be soaring days here at my place this year. Complete with BBQ and of course pool flying will be allowed.
Jan 10, 2011, 08:55 AM
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I just found this thread. I'm also part of the sportsman working on my bronze level. I have a few more tasks to do.

Brian walker
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Jan 10, 2011, 09:02 AM
the answer 42 is
Hey Steve

first of all let me congratulate you for this super idea and also thank you for sharing, the SSP is really what I was looking for. I am not officially registered because normally I fly alone and is very anoying to get the withnesses :P but anyway I take SSP like a challenge for my self, so I would need to eb very stupid to try cheat my self

I started with the program last weekend and already have the 10m slope flights more to come next week if the weather stays this good


Jan 10, 2011, 10:51 PM
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Brian: Did you mean Copper?

EZ: You should join. There's lots of flights that get flown that can't be used for one reason or another. Some times with me it's just because I just want to fly around an not think about doing tasks. The ones you can add up faster than you think. However, even if you don't join, it's good to hear you're having fun with the program.
Jan 10, 2011, 11:41 PM
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Yes I meant copper. I was trying to remember was was first and I blew it.. Hahaha.. I'm hoping by spring I will be done and on to next level.

This is a very neat thing to do. Thank you again for starting this up
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