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Old 05-21-2015, 01:51 PM
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Shucks, We've been busted.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Tony A. View Post
If you talk to Pat again, please let him know that we hope he comes to SMALL; my daughter and I would love to meet him. We've been fans of his amazing craftsmanship for quite some time. I was thinking SMALL started in 1988, same year I joined the Air Force, which would make this the 27th year. Crazy!
I have emailed with Pat & he sounded a little more positive about making it. Hope he shows! Great, fun guy & superb model builder. Flying Models couldn't have chosen a better person to take over for Randy.
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Old 05-21-2015, 02:09 PM
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Mounted the TD .049 on a newly finished Baby Flite Streak this morning so it will be ready for SMALL. Had a phone conversation with Little Rock a while ago & he's got something like 9 1/2A C/L airplanes ready. There will be at least 3 Bislobs also for the C/L circle. Looking like a great meet & glow power making a nostalgic comeback! Weather permitting; this may be the best SMALL yet! (If that's possible)
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:54 PM
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The glow power comeback is outstanding! My last count was 60+ models powered by .010-.09 glow & diesel engines! That alone is rare now a days. You guys rock and I only hope that we can organize a group photo or two.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:59 PM
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Guys...I just went through the June 2015 Model Aviation Magazine, which arrived today and guess what event is featured on page 87? You guessed it.....SMALL! I'm not sure if my conversation with Jay Smith about Cox PT-19s,1/2A models and SMALL at AMA Expo 2015 inspire his column, but check out page 8. It made me smile! All good for the hobby and this event. Thanks Jay!
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:51 AM
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Just dug last year's t shirt out of the closet; # 25! So this will be #26. Damn where'd that quarter century go??
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There was a pair of Black Widows in the Cox box I found. Dug out My Brodak F-82 Twin Mustang & hope to have it ready for SMALL. Ought to be fun!
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kwilfong View Post
There was a pair of Black Widows in the Cox box I found. Dug out My Brodak F-82 Twin Mustang & hope to have it ready for SMALL. Ought to be fun!
Two BW's on one control line plane will be an adventure. Adventures ARE fun!
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I have several engineers from the Clan Macgreggor Distillery consulting & we intend to have it ready for SMALL.
I learned this technique from Emmet Frye. RIP. Miss that guy.

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Old 05-25-2015, 05:30 PM
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Emmett & I used to have a deal, he'd bring some POS FF to SMALL & sell it to me for $5 & I had to fly it before the meet was over. Great fun!
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:48 PM
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K-I've always wanted to see a Brodak F-82 fly, so yours will be a exciting to watch.

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Originally Posted by kwilfong View Post
I have several engineers from the Clan Macgreggor Distillery consulting & we intend to have it ready for SMALL.
I learned this technique from Emmet Frye. RIP. Miss that guy.
Engineers from the Still ... Oh Boy...
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I just returned from a long motorcycle trip that included an afternoon at the Joe Nall Fly-In in SC. Getting stoked now for SMALL! I've got a lot of castor degunking and such to do this next week before packing up for Arkansas. Getting excited about reuniting with all the regular low-lifes and meeting some new ones.
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Originally Posted by Tee Bee View Post
I just returned from a long motorcycle trip that included an afternoon at the Joe Nall Fly-In in SC. Getting stoked now for SMALL! I've got a lot of castor degunking and such to do this next week before packing up for Arkansas. Getting excited about reuniting with all the regular low-lifes and meeting some new ones.
Wish I had known. You were only a few hours from my house when you were at Triple Tree. See you at SMALL!
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Tee Bee View Post
I just returned from a long motorcycle trip that included an afternoon at the Joe Nall Fly-In in SC. Getting stoked now for SMALL! I've got a lot of castor degunking and such to do this next week before packing up for Arkansas. Getting excited about reuniting with all the regular low-lifes and meeting some new ones.
Troy-Glad you made it home safe and looking forward to meeting you my friend.

Just 5 days to go until arrival. Praying for good weather and everyone's safe journey.

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Ought to be fun!
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Ought to be fun!
No doubt about it!
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:34 PM
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If it flies well; I'll build another with TD's & control line tanks so it will do inverted. Bet it sounds good!
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:42 PM
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Been talking with Little Rock; looks like we'll have 4 Bislobs at the CL circle. Ought to be a ball!
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:52 PM
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Spirit of SMALL: We've had more fun with this stupid POS over the last 3 years than everything else put together. Worn out several engines trying unsuccessfully to kill it.
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:41 PM
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Not to belittle the efforts of the more serious modelers. There are some really impressive models in both technology & craftsmanship. Something for everyone! Going to miss Pat Tritle this year. Love seeing his models & enjoying his company.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:10 PM
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One more day of work then off to SMALL!
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Just 20 hours and some change until we arrive...Get Some!

We are ready for a fun week of hangin with new and old friends!
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:33 PM
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Work's done! Now to make my Toyota into an aircraft carrier.

Update: Rav 4 is crammed so full of model airplanes & related junk there's barely room for me to drive. I should be at the field around 9:00 am. Forecast looks very good! this'll be fun!

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Originally Posted by kwilfong View Post
Work's done! Now to make my Toyota into an aircraft carrier.

Update: Rav 4 is crammed so full of model airplanes & related junk there's barely room for me to drive. I should be at the field around 9:00 am. Forecast looks very good! this'll be fun!
See ya'll sometimes on Thursday. I'll call when I get close.
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