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    Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Barry did the maiden of the Hawk at Bomber Field today. Pilot was too scared to get in, he said "maybe next time"
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Barry's other ride for Top Gun. The master riveter, Don Yockey giving his blessing on the rivets
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Very cool !!!

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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Barry

    The hawk looks great. You will have to talk to that pilot and get him in cockpit for next flight.

    Good luck and good flying at Top Gun
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Manufacturers? The Hawk is nice, but the Corsair looks awesome!
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    dubd, the hawk is a tomahawk designs kit. the corsair is a bah's xxl corsair. both kits are available through vogelsang aeroscale. the hawk was a maiden. i left the cockpit out as the nose weight wasnt needed. the hawk flew awesome. no trim, very smooth. the corsair is nearing one year of flying. took her out for practice. she is larger then a comp arf and comes in at 87lbs. still, the wing loading is just over 40oz per square foot and it lands very very nice. also, updated my ama weight waiver inspection yesterday with her. the corsair is flying in team scale with graham buchanan of tiger models in england. he is the builder and painter. going out again next weekend with just the hawk for practice. she will fly in unlimited. this was a huge team effort. tomahawk in germany built the kit and painted her. i had to do some additional painting on this end on all of the details. the install has been a ton of work. more then i would imagine. kirk jensen pitched in on helping program the radio. she has the new spectrum powerbox and kirk is very familiar with this set up. gotz vogelsang helped coordinate with germany on the construction and shipping. olinco (olivier) hooked me up with a powerful behotec 180 gold that is just awesome! almost instant throttle response. i scuffed her down and added on coat of polyurathane clear so i could burn in the rivets. the small ones seem to be barely visible. too big of a jet not to have rivets. they look great once added. here are a few pics.
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    I hope the rivets got Don Yockey's approval !!!! Looks great Barry, good luck in Florida !!!!!


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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    I'm with Dantley (dubd), the hawk is nice but the corsair is bad *****!
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Last one of the Corsair. Now back to jets.
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    you've got to see the Corsair in person to appreciate the size of that thing!!!! very impressive!!! both airplanes....

    anyone venture to guess how many Hawks will be at The Gun in a few weeks?
    baby please.....I am not from Havana.

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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Don Y. approves of the rivets.. Barry does a super job. I just shipped a Starfire out without rivets - I'm having withdrawal.

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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Don, I know that was hard for you. Maybe a starfire with rivets from don y skunkworks is in my future. Barry

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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Nice pic bob-o
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Barry I absolutely love your F4U.
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun


    ORIGINAL: yeahbaby

    you've got to see the Corsair in person to appreciate the size of that thing!!!! very impressive!!! both airplanes....

    anyone venture to guess how many Hawks will be at The Gun in a few weeks?
    You mean from all over the US or just Texas?
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Sweet pics!

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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    hahaha True Dat!!!!

    I'm thinking there will no less than 9 of those behemoths at The Gun. should be Awesome!!!


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    ORIGINAL: yeahbaby

    you've got to see the Corsair in person to appreciate the size of that thing!!!! very impressive!!! both airplanes....

    anyone venture to guess how many Hawks will be at The Gun in a few weeks?
    You mean from all over the US or just Texas?
    :-)
    baby please.....I am not from Havana.

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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    I seen the videos, great job dude.

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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Beautiful!

    Barry, Good luck at TG.
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Both planes look really good Barry. Looking forward to catching up with you soon.
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    RE: Barry Raborn's (u2fast) New Ride for Top Gun

    Barry - thoroughly enjoyed last Sunday at Bomber Field witnessing the the Hawk's maiden...thanks for the invite.

    Have you ordered the matching Spitfire yet?...lol...

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