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Sep 05, 2011, 04:31 PM
Torn 'twixt buildin' and flyin
TheNightowl's Avatar
Yep, DW... that OIII is a purty bird! I am gonna have to get me one 'a dose!

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Sep 05, 2011, 05:12 PM
Silent Wings
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Okay, Dude! Four years from conception to birth, but who in hell cares after this kind of outing.....and no afterbirth!!!

I see that Olyman said we got some moisture up here.....of course I missed it
since I was in your area and watching all the wildfires. Only upper was getting to play with the great grandson and the family. Hotter than beejabbers til this morning, and glad to be back up here in God's country.
Give David that call and have one heck of a good time.
Sep 05, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Really nice looking Oly III, hand launch then go winch or high-start. Just about lost mine today, ~2k and I lost sight of-er. coming down at 55mph, according to my altimeter. Strong plane, held together, and I was able to reorient before it hit ground. I need to spin her down when this happens, but I'm over confident and think that if I just stay cool I will catch sight of her again ....

Excellent wing tip modifications!, let us know how she flies!

Last edited by flyb0y; Sep 06, 2011 at 06:26 PM.
Sep 05, 2011, 10:02 PM
3 Sons - Legos and Lift
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Spinning will also help you catch sight of it sooner. Glad this one ended well.

Sep 05, 2011, 10:45 PM
Hi-Start Man
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Mr. G
Glad you are back and OK. These fires are unreal. Did receive about a quarter to 3/tenths of moisture and very glad to receive it. Have not heard from Mr. Jack lately.
Sep 05, 2011, 11:32 PM
Egads! It's a GIRL!
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Don, your bird is beautiful! Let's see her flying!

I specked my GL today! First time!! All I could see was a tiny purple dash, with a green tip and an orange tip. The flight was exactly fifteen minutes long, per iPhone clock. It was a good day. I found a nice, shiny wind-up stopwatch, we'll use that next time. *contented sigh* Oh! I even flew inverted for a few seconds. Yes, deliberately. :P I was high enough on a shorter flight to permit aerobatics. I started a loop, saw I wasn't quite fast enough to finish it, and stayed inverted for the fun of itt. Oh, I laughed, and laughed.... Then a wingtip fell out, and I let it roll back to vertical. (How could I stop it, no ailerons! ) Oh, man, I'm hooked sooo bad now.....

Joe, what altimeter gizmo do you use?
Last edited by Lil Stinkpot; Sep 05, 2011 at 11:40 PM. Reason: Whoops! Wrong name.
Sep 06, 2011, 01:49 AM
Wood Chucker
Lacquerhead's Avatar
Wow. Just plain Wow. Really beautiful bird you have there Don. You need to send those pics to AMA. They're a shoe in to get published. May even get a few more people interested in woodies in the process! I can't wait to see that thing fly!
Sep 06, 2011, 02:53 AM
Torn 'twixt buildin' and flyin
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Man.. I was lookin' at those pics again, Dwells... nice covering job, nice finish. That really is one gorgeous airplane...

(Dang.. gotta wipe the drool off my keyboard again!)

Sep 06, 2011, 07:38 AM
Master Procrastinator
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Weather forcast is looking superb for Mobile this weekend, Saturday especially!
Sep 06, 2011, 07:45 AM
ein flugel schplinterizer
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Yeah, so far so good TJ. There is some strange things going on in the Gulf and we may very well end up with more rough weather coming in but probably at worst not before the middle of next week. Looks like Saturday will be sunny, light winds and temps in the mid-80s. I like that last part best.
Sep 06, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. My next couple of weekends are consumed so the maiden will have to wait .

Sounds like Joe and Stinker caught some boomer lift this weekend...way to go!!!! Every time it happens, it just brings the thrill back all over again .

Blue Skies-
Sep 06, 2011, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by dwells
Well, I've felt like a kid at Christmas this weekend. Finally got all the bits and bobs together for the first time. Wow, this a big plane! I put it together in the house and barely got it out . I'm very pleased with the way it turned out, but it has to fly too. Everything fits and measures well, surfaces move and center perfectly. Now, I'm gettin butterflies thinking about the maiden .
Nice looking airplane...I think you have that covering thing down to an art.
Sep 06, 2011, 11:17 AM
Hot Dawg Glider Pilot
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Well... DANG!!!! Now that Pokey's finished, who are we going to pick on?

Beautiful model, Don. Best of luck with the maiden!
Sep 06, 2011, 12:25 PM
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Thanks fellas, it was a long time comin. If it wasn't for you guys here on this thread, I would NEVER had been able to accomplish this build. The knowledge, pics and picking on is much appreciated . I think I've learned the skills needed to move forward and build better and faster...well, better anyhow .
Sep 06, 2011, 01:32 PM
ein flugel schplinterizer
seanpcola's Avatar
Originally Posted by schrederman
Well... DANG!!!! Now that Pokey's finished, who are we going to pick on?

Beautiful model, Don. Best of luck with the maiden!

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