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Old 03-22-2003, 07:01 PM
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Default dogs and planes dont mix!

warning to all model flyers:

Don't ever take your dog to go flying with you. If you do, you will find that the dog will have the tendency to walk in front of the plane while you are landing, thus, clipping the end of the wing sending your plane into a frenzy of cartwheels and finally settling. After this onslaught you will then discover that the fuselage has been spilt in 2 and only held by a tiny layer oh glue. Thanks cassie! :stupid:

N.B: No dogs were harmed during my flying session 20 minutes ago
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Old 03-23-2003, 01:48 AM
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I have to disagree with you cant't lanch without the dog.
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Old 03-23-2003, 02:34 AM
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Maybe you can train your dog to pull the glider when your hi start breaks
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Old 03-23-2003, 04:01 PM
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My dog Teak (6 year old female Boxer/Shepherd mix) comes with me all the time when I fly. She LOVES planes!

Never harmed one yet, but man she likes to chase my Lazy Bee around the school yard when I buzz around at 5 feet off the deck....

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I wouldn't care about the plane too much, but if my dog ever got hurt that would be very very bad. I have brought her, but she stays leashed to the bench.
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Old 03-23-2003, 05:40 PM
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Hi,

I brought my two choc. labs to the flying club, and their too intrusive to the other pilots. Some like them; some dont. If leash them up, they need maintenance: leashes get tangled, they love to go out with you and when they can't they make a racket of barking. If your alone, its much better and funner too!!

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Old 03-24-2003, 06:40 AM
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Default Dogs and unbuilt ARFs don't mix either

I saw this and just had to chime in. I am now just putting the finishing touches on my H9 CAP 232 1/4 scale. Why has it taken him so long, you may be thinking? Well, thanks to my neurotic German shorthair, Jade, I have had to rebuild much of the plane. The box was sitting on the workbench in my garage, where it had rested for about a month after I got it. One day my wife put Jade in the garage to feed her, and forgot about her. To show her displeasure at being left in the garage, she decided to chew on the big shiny box on the bench. She chewed up both elevator halves, the rudder, the rear turtledeck, the canopy, the cowl, and the underside of the fuse. She also decided the chew on the Supre Tiger box sitting next to it. Luckily, engine cases are tougher than dog teeth, but balsa is not! I almost threw the whole mess out in disgust, but instead I have been steadily rebuilding everything over the past year. A friend of mine had a wrecked CAP that I was able to scrounge a canopy, wheel pants, and some hardware form. (Where did the hardware go? I don't want to know.) I am hoping this plane is worth all the effort, as it would have been quicker to build a kit at this point. Maiden flight should be next weekend, and I am gonna be too nervous to fly it!
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hi

Im just finishing up my Midwest Lil Cap 232 in the 3rd bedroom. I bought two of those Costco pet beds; plopped them down on the floor; and trained the two dogs to stay there. Now, I can have a decently clean house, build my Lil Cap, and the dogs are happy. Now if I can do something about that Cat.......


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If my Yorkie hurt my plane I would stomp him into the earth. I would stomp him until he was nothing but a fur pancake. Relax, just kidding! I couldn't ever hurt my dog. Maybe I could train him to fetch my plane in the event of a faraway deadstick landing.

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My friends dog helps with every glider launch and finds every downed glider, once there tho he forgets why he ran over and leaves it there
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My black Lab comes with me 90% of the time and only goes on the runway when I mow . it just loves to run behind the tractor
good exercise for her and easyer on this old man LOL

and like Philly`s friend`s it is always there to find errant models but leaves it there and pretends it is still looking. just loves to run in the woods and jump in any river or puddle around.
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Hey all,

Actually with a little work they mix quite well. I tried a G-38 at first but there were prop clearance issues. This litte turbine puts out about 12 pounds of thrust and Copper (my dog) likes the welcome heat plume on colder days and I welcome it after he has eaten:-). Just kidding, I have a heat bypass tube that I hook up to him for extended throttle ups. The great thing is that there are no CG problems here.
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Copper the rocketdog!
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Need to get some wings. I wonder if he will 3d?
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Patrick, where do you mount the rx?? Wait, don't answer that...


My black lab and my 17 month old little boy do the same thing - as soon as I start up a heli or plane engine, they both high-tail it back to the garage, usually rolling over each other to get out of the way (the lab usually wins).
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Wade,

Copper likes your thinking! Hes got a whole attitude goin' on with this turbine thing.

Pilotsmoe,

Yes he does "(doggy)do" 3D but my neighbors are not impressed. I am working on a set of wings but the attachment is stumping us.

And Bear750,

Copper is, at this time, a free flight project.
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