ORIGINAL: GREG DOE
I'm in Smyrna TN. about 3 hours from Memphis. We can hook up here or I'll come to Memphis, or
we could meet in the middle. If you can demonstrate that you can fly fast airplanes, I'll let you fly my
Nelson Quickie. I'm old school. Since I flew "reed" equipment before modern proportional radios, I
fly Mode 1. So if you want to accept my offer you will need to supply a JR or Spectrum Mode 2
transmitter. PM me with your phone number, and I'll call you.
There are some conditions, and they are: that you demonstrate one of your 424 Quickies first, and answere a few simple questions on this Forum, that will help me understand your skill level.
1. Have you built any composit race planes?
2. Do you have a vacume bag system?
3. What kind of tachometer do you have?
4. Are your local 424 races on a 2 pylon, or 3 pylon course?
5.What engine and prop are you running in 424?
I'm not sure you fully appreciate how fast 426 and 428 airplanes are? On the other hand, I might
be under estimating you skill level. Airplanes for these events can go a mile in 20 seconds. 7 or 8
second lap times are typical.
I'm considering going to Julian NC for their fall race, probably to fly 424. If you can get this far we
could go together. I'm trying to talk Brad Clayton into going too, but everything is subject to change.
So that's my offer. The ball is in your court. By the way do you know either of the Memphis
modelers that Brad mentioned; Jeremy Chinn or Mike Pate? Greg