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Old 04-20-2012, 07:43 PM
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I'd like to thank everyone on rc for the support and enthusiasm during the dragon project-it pushed me to get it to Toledo in timeconfused the officials-they were not sure what to do with itmy favorite coment as, I walked up behind one gentleman was"I hope this guy's in therapy"
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:36 AM
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Hi Rick,

I wanted to come up and see you and the beast at J&C next Sunday... but my buddies want to go out ATV riding. Hopefully I'll get to see it at Mon-Valley one time this summer.
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Rick, don't worry about off color comments from others, it's only jealousy at it's best. it looks good sitting there and congrats on all you have done with it. WE all hope to see many vids of this beast in the near future. Roy
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:38 PM
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Rick

I think the beast is awesome. I wish I had your building skills as I might attempt some scratch project. For now I just have guys build for me as I love to fly.

Congrats and please post flights!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:42 PM
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I really don't mind others opinionsI long ago decided to design and build to entertain myself-not others-if you like thats great-if not have a good day-and I really had a blast at the show Got to meet some of you-I have other strange things to modelain't this hobby the best!!!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:53 PM
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Rick,
If you EVER decide to sell one of these things.. Count me in! I for one love it
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Rick, AWESOME is an understatement ..... I love unique projects and you can't get much more unique than that. I love it, and it is quite an accomplishment. I hope I am fortunate enough to see it in person one day.

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Hey Rick, Incredible model to say the least. Your skills are beyond those of mortal man. Anyways, I found it odd when they made you move it out of the "jet" category. Rumors flew that it wasn't a "real" jet? Is that true? I guess the P-80 in hte belly is for digesting food then.
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Very cool!
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:45 PM
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Actuallythe judges explained that the rules were geared toward scale competition (mine had over 600 airbrushed scales) how scale can you get!!?? They felt that I would have a better chance in sportthey were really helping me out-they had to go through a lot to change things-nice of them!!! And yes -the P 80 just supplies fire for the mouththe fuse - really is just full of helium for lift and little electric fans in it's rear end for thrust
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:16 PM
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Very impressive work, congrats on the placement.

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Actuallythe judges explained that the rules were geared toward scale competition (mine had over 600 airbrushed scales) how scale can you get!!??
I guess you need to go out in the field and photograph the full scale one before next Toledo!
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:18 PM
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Or find some really old knights that have some original pix from ye olden days
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Just wanted to say wow what a wonderful job you did building your dragon.The paint job is awesome I am a painter too .I also paint cars and autobody  work and do alot of fiberglass work.It comes in handy when making planes or dragons from plans we think up in our head and make come to life." craftmanship"!Great job thanks for sharing.
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craftmanship at its best!
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:57 AM
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Hey Rick,
Saw your photo in Model aviation and what a great looking model. I would love to see it in flight. Any videos of it in flight??? Looked around and couldn't find them.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:38 AM
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here is an interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYoj1...feature=fvwrel
you can also do a search here on RCU for "Mythical Beast".
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one of the most creative and awsome things I have seen in my 30 plus years of modeling. tell the guy with the wise crack that THIS IS OUR THERAPY!!

again, absolutely amazing project. you are a true craftsman

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Old 08-27-2012, 07:39 PM
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Honestly I thought it was funny-and your right-it is therapyalthought I think a shrink would be cheaper
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And thanks for the compliments-glad you like it-it was a fun project
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:44 AM
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Hey Rick,

Great project and fantastic finish on the model!

Do you have any video of it flying under turbine power? would be great to see it flying all painted up!

Thanks

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:24 PM
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Actually been holding off on flying it-the discovery channel is interested in it and I would not want anything to happen to it until they are donehope to have something soon -rc pilot will be doing the vid- I have a second unit I'm working onlooks like an infestation
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I used to paint professionally as a kid-funny how the things you do in life come in handy for other things
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so when do you start kitting the Dragon?
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Rick, you are a genius.

What's the collective noun for a group of Dragons.. A Dungeon??

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didn't know that -but on the chineese calender it is the year of the dragoncheck out this inflight shot-worthy of "what the hill is that"
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