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Old 09-04-2007, 01:23 AM
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Well I have started scratch building again. I havent done any sence my stroke back November of last year. I found the plans for Dave Robelens Micro Sport, its a small plane 22" wing span so I was able to build most of it from wood in my scrap box. The doctors say it should improve my hand eye coordination and my wife says me using a single edge razor blade makes her nervous. I got most of the major parts done over the past two days will take a break for a couple of days and try to finish it up and fly it next weekend. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:25 AM
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Nice job Army Dad. Good luck on the maiden .
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:46 AM
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Very nice job Dad Keep up the good work, Chellie
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:49 AM
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Looks great Army! Great therapy too I would imagine.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:14 AM
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Good to see you are back on the job, like Grasshopper says, great therapy.

Like Deck Chair Danny (the guy who tied weather ballons to the folding chair & sailed off into the air traffic lanes) said when arrested: 'well, a guy can't just sit around!'

Just assure the wife that you will count your fingers before & after every building session & report any discrepancies. - John.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:18 PM
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Heck, you're not actually going to cut a finger completely off and you have CA right there. That's all they will do at the ER.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:37 PM
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Good work!

Build the plane 'old school' method, thats a bigger talent than flying.

keep us posted
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:21 PM
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Looks very nice, nice workmanship too.


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Old 09-05-2007, 02:17 PM
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The doctors say it should improve my hand eye coordination and my wife says me using a single edge razor blade makes her nervous. .


Glad to hear you're bouncin back from the stroke, My aunt had a stroke in Feb, and has made a 95% recovery, but, man, that scared me. (as for razor blades.. I wouldn't have trusted her with one before!!!)

my girlfriend likes to enter the room while i'm concentrating on something, then talk when she's right beside me. Then she says she worries that I'll loose a finger with all the cutting I do.. umm.. maybe if you didn't scare the crap out of me.. I wouldn't have stabbed myself with a #11 blade all those times last winter!!!!
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:32 PM
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Hi Army Dad, Glad to see you're back. Nice job on the build, neat workmanship. Is that covering MicroLite/SoLite? It came out great.
How does it fly?
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:54 AM
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Well I finished this plane several days ago it's a good flyer IF there is no wind at all.This is realy more suited to indoor flying and I dont have any place to fly inside, also this plane is realy small only a 22 inch wing span so it dosent have to get very far away before my tired old eyes loose track of it. So this is another plane that I have added to my daughters collection. I am moving on and am going to try a foamie, but thats another thread.

Thanks for putting up with my rambelings. Dad
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