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Feb 26, 2012, 11:13 AM
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It's just not Gonna be the same picking you up this time Andrew...


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Feb 26, 2012, 01:19 PM
Go Faster!!
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Say the following with a strong Australian accent, "Now that's a BOX!"
Feb 26, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Haha cheers Andrew, now I don't have to think too hard about building mine. I just have to find some 5mm Coreflute
Feb 29, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Well I got a box sorted, well almost sorted.

Borrowing Peter France's box he made to go over tp Auz last year. Will add some reinforcing around the edges, and some wheels at one end. May also line the inside with some foam between the wooden bracing. Photos when I get home from work.

Still need to finish fixing the D60, work on the K100 and bascially get things sorted. \

Any advice for polishing wings? K100 had alot of scratching from landings, I have taken most of it out and got down to 1800g paper, but how do I get that nice gloss from there?
Feb 29, 2012, 05:53 PM
AvB
AvB
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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Just car polish Alex. From 1800, go to the coarse "cut and polish" type polish first. Wet rub with lots of elbow grease, then buff it with a dry rag. It will look pretty good then, but a bit dull - it doesn't need any more gloss for aerodynamics but for aesthetics, if you want that glassy mirror look, get some finishing polish. If you go to an automotive paints shop they have all the best stuff ... there's a Farecla G3 which is best to use after the cut/polish. Then there's a 3M finishing liquid. I'd love to get a small polisher but they cost a bit.
Feb 29, 2012, 08:07 PM
Objects in mirror are losing
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Don't worry, Weldon's decomposed granite will polish those planes right up.
Feb 29, 2012, 11:12 PM
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My Box:

Just added the wheels now. 5min job
Mar 01, 2012, 02:18 AM
AvB
AvB
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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How much does it weigh Alex, just for interest?
Mar 01, 2012, 02:51 AM
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Need scales, but Peter said it weighed 5kg
Mar 02, 2012, 12:22 AM
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unfortunatley i think im going to be in Socal before this event.

I am going to be there the 3rd/4th week of March since my mom is on vacation the last week of march.

Lost my job, got another tumor, have the energy of a 98yr old but i WILL be on parker mt. I am driving my truck out there so i have no reason not to be at any hill. Biggest thing ive looked forward too in 3 years. i can't wait!
Mar 02, 2012, 12:42 AM
AvB
AvB
Wind, hill, ... I'm keen ...
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Bugger. I'm not getting there till the 1st. Would have been good to meet another famous DS identity! Have fun Joe!
Mar 02, 2012, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by AvB
Bugger. I'm not getting there till the 1st. Would have been good to meet another famous DS identity! Have fun Joe!
I will have to check my medication refill dates and if I can push it out longer I may try 3 weeks or at least until the 3-4 of April.

Texas has awful prescription transfer laws for medications I'm on so I'm stuck her on refill dates every month. Screw Texas lol
Mar 02, 2012, 02:55 PM
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JOe sorry to hear about your health. I am looking forward to flying with the King one of these days
Mar 02, 2012, 05:37 PM
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I plan on it. the 20hr drive will be a challenge but i can't fly according to my neurosurgeon. He would be pissed if he found out i was leaving the area but talk about the chance of a lifetime to see such cool people in what i feel is the best hobby out there.

JOe
Mar 03, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Miss your posts around these parts, King. I'll bet you $5,000.00 you could whip my ass DS'ing on Parker Mt, at 6:00 a.m. sharp tomorrow morning Oh the good old days of busting F3Fer's balls I remmeber screwy squirrels, and a whole lot more funny ass DS forum lore...

Good lift to you and the other travelers, hope to see you all setting new PB's Might have to head down and catch some of this party. Good health, and Peace


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