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Mar 24, 2020, 12:37 PM
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The price you pay for "Dumb Thumbs".

Photo 1.---drawing the fuel out of my beautiful Goldberg "Shoestring" back in 1978, after cartwheeling the model across the grass.

What would really be thought of as a friendly sport model nowadays, the 1960's racer was a hand-full for me after learning to fly on Kevin's good-natured Kadet, and building a little time on my own Navigator. A painful lesson in that, just because a tali-dragger is on the ground, DOES NOT mean that it's finished flying.

The photo was also a lesson in the need to "pin" control surface hinges, as it's right aileron has pulled loose. If this happened gradually over time, it'd eventually result in a violent "re-kitting" of the plane.

But, she flew again, and had a pretty long life as my dumb thumbs got educated.
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Mar 24, 2020, 02:12 PM
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That is one good looking plane.
Mar 30, 2020, 11:12 AM
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Nice! Those photos bring back good memories.
Mar 30, 2020, 10:30 PM
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Yeah...those were some good days...

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