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Old 04-01-2008, 12:14 PM
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Default RC Ken and MinnFlyer have joined forces

How many times have you seen people here in the beginner's forum ask "Where can I find info on getting started?"

I am happy to announce that Ken and I have finally completed a project that we have had in the works for over two years.

We have just launched [link=http://www.gettingairborne.com/index.html]www.gettingairborne.com[/link] which is a site devoted to helping the beginner get started in Glow-Powered airplanes.

We hope you like it, and thank you for your support.

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Old 04-01-2008, 12:22 PM
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Fantastic!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:30 PM
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After a quick glance... all I can say is badass! Thanks for this! Will be an easy URL to pass on to those interested!

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Old 04-01-2008, 12:38 PM
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Nice job guys!

Just to clarify....80 years combined experience, how old does that make you guys
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Great Site!!!!!
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Nice job guys, but remove your pictures!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:39 PM
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Kudos to Mike and Ken!
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:45 PM
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I was just looking that over. Very nice job, guys!! I book-marked it so I can come back when needed. I will also have our web master put a link to it in our web site.

Thanks!!

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Bravo guys WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wow!!! nice job Having my grandchildren looking at it. Thanks
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Site looks great. Found a broken link (videos at bottom of page) and a couple typos (didnt think to remember them, not that big a deal to me). It is something beginners are always looking for. Even though I am not a beginner I had to read through and found a few interesting things. Keep up the good work.
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Nice job guys!

Just to clarify....80 years combined experience, how old does that make you guys
Old enough to know better and too old to do anything about it [&o]
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:51 PM
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Great site! Looks like alot of work was put into it. I'm sure it'll help tons of people.
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Found a broken link (videos at bottom of page)
Thanks! It's fixed now
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Mike,

Would it be appropriate to put suggestions/questions here, or should they be PM'd to you?
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Looks great
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Very nice web site. You have taken the "buddy box" to the next level.

Only one question. Is that picture of Ken from 1985?

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Old 04-01-2008, 01:18 PM
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Very nice web site. You have taken the "buddy box" to the next level.

Only one question. Is that picture of Ken from 1985?

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David,
Actually, both of those pictures (Minn's and mine) were taken last May when we got together to shoot the video of the trainer build.

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gboulton, you can make suggestions here if you like - unless you want to suggest we put GettingAirborne where the sun don't shine - in that case, PM them
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:26 PM
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Great job guys.[sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:26 PM
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I would add the Sig Mid-Star to the intermediate trainers. I have read on these forums that they build quick, and are very stable in flight.

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I would add the Sig Mid-Star to the intermediate trainers. I have read on these forums that they build quick, and are very stable in flight.

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That may be true, I have no doubt that the mid star is a great plane, I even almost bought one once, but we only recommended the ones that we PERSONALLY have experience with.
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Thanks guys,
very nice and very helpful, i learned alot from you guys and still learning....
nice idea with the ball to hold the CA bottle.

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gboulton, you can make suggestions here if you like - unless you want to suggest we put GettingAirborne where the sun don't shine - in that case, PM them
You have a PM waiting.

(JK Sorry...couldn't resist, it being April 1 and all)

In all seriousness...

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That may answer my question then, but....

I'd wager ONE of you has built/flown/owned the venerable Telemaster.
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