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Old 04-24-2009, 04:33 PM
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That is so true... Youre's is the GPs Shoestring? I looked and looked and finally found a GP Super Sportser Bipe kit a few years ago. That is out of production too... It is a really fun little bipe and a fun build. On the flip side, there are several companies bring back old kits. I just finish a .40 size Bridi Vagabond (like a Kaos but with a turtle-deck) from BlueJay. The kit was almost identical to the original and the price was great. Easy electric convert too.

You have three teenagers at home? Like in the same house? Holy Cow! That must cause a small rift in the space time continumum... That's great. Are they all going to SEFF?

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Old 04-24-2009, 04:41 PM
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Yes the Great Planes ARF. I picked up used in a trade with a buddy.

Yup, all three at home Oldest boy is a Senior in HS this year, 15 y/o girl, she's a sophomore and the 13 boy is in middle school still. He is my flying buddy, loves the planes and anything associated with them. His goal is to go to the Air Force Academy and become an F-22 pilot, I hope he keeps that ambition alive and is able to go.

He is the only one that goes to SEFF with me. We have a great time too, this will be our 3rd consecutive year going.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:58 PM
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That's awesome. So, maybe he'll end up out here by us... in Co. Springs.

Well, have a great time. I know the trips we took with my dad are some of my fondest memories. I gained a respect and learned a lot seeing him out in the "wild" away from the house environment. Of course, it didn't hurt that we went camping, to airshows, rafting, and flew the Cub and Cessena 180.

Safe travels!

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Old 04-24-2009, 05:24 PM
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Thanks Franny, We are sure looking forward to it. It is a great time indeed!
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:17 PM
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I love racers!.. The Shoe strings looks terrific. How does the all up weight compare with the old IC engine installation?
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:07 PM
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According to the guy I got it from we are about 2 ounces apart from where he was on the light side.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:24 PM
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WOW Bill! I just noticed you're at nearly 14,000 posts! You're a chatty fella! Looking forward to meeting you.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by MustangMan View Post
WOW Bill! I just noticed you're at nearly 14,000 posts! You're a chatty fella! Looking forward to meeting you.
Yup, I talk for a living!
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Yup, I talk for a living!
That might well explain it!
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:09 PM
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Hi Bill, Here's the shots of the full sized I told you about.
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Old 05-04-2009, 10:19 PM
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Very COOL Paul!

I wish you could have been there Saturday evening. I was the only one in the air and I was making some high speed runs. Nick had the radar gun and clocked me at 78 mph and that was in to a 15 mph or so headwind!

Man she was flying great!
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:53 AM
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I wish I could have seen that too.
What I did see of your plane looked very nice.
Here's the scratch one I made.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:56 AM
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Bill, no offense at ALL to your model, she is a beut! But Paul, I swear, your scratchbuilts are some of the prettiest things on this Earth.
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:58 AM
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Thanks Kevin.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Bill, no offense at ALL to your model, she is a beut! But Paul, I swear, your scratchbuilts are some of the prettiest things on this Earth.
None taken Kev, and I agree. I have seen Paul's stuff in person and it looks even better!
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Thanks Bill.
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Old 05-05-2009, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by pd1 View Post
I wish I could have seen that too.
What I did see of your plane looked very nice.
Here's the scratch one I made.
Paul
Holy buckets! That is a beautiful build PD1

I also wish that Goldgerg still had a lot of kits available. My first ever build was a Sr Falcon and second a Falcon 56. Very nice flying planes and perfect for E-conv.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:58 PM
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Thanks Bill, One of my first R/C planes was also a Falcon 56.
I have the plans for the Goldberg Shoestring, maybe this winter.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:14 PM
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Hmmmm a laser cut kit from your plans, Paul?
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:18 PM
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What he said

There is/was a guy doing Goldberg kits but they were outrageously priced IIRC
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Hmmmm a laser cut kit from your plans, Paul?
I'd love to but I'm nearly computer illiterate.
I don't know how to do a CAD program.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:38 PM
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Bill, I bought a Goldberg Falcon III kit. I plan on using the wing and tail parts and make new fuse sides. The new kit has plywood sides, and it's heavy.
If you want the plans or the patterns let me know.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:13 AM
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Those are awesome pics pd1. I have some of mine or I should say my Pops does. They are old slides and every few years we break them out and warm up the old projector. I have talked to at least one laser cutter recently about doing stuff but you need to make it worth their time and effort (expensive). Used to have a buddy with a cutter but he went loco on me
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