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Old 05-01-2012, 08:16 PM
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OUTSTANDING !!!!
Thanx for letting us know , I've been checking all day for good news from Fla.
How's the weather ?
Weather..................well...................a 8-15 knot wind, mostly down the runway, gusting to 21, they said. It blew my hat off regularly. BUT, heavy planes did very well.

I saw at least 5 accidents however (as you can imagine, this is hard to witness because every plane here is a work of art), and at least three incidents with air retracts.[]. Our electric conversions worked perfectly.

The WWI guys did a masterful job in the wind. Truly a treat to watch.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:21 PM
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There was video taken of the entire maiden but not by us. As soon as i get a link to it, I'll post it here.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:30 PM
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WOW , after a day like that i would be a basket case !
Take some fruit & veggies to the field, its gonna be a long week so keep your strength up.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:47 PM
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I have been out of touch with alot of you guys I tend to talk to regularly but I have been peeking in on the project from time to time. Gary, Brian and all of you fellas that were involved with this, you have certainly put together something that I can not see being out done in my neck of the woods.. If I could do HALF of what you have done and only do it half-*****ed it would still look amazing, that is how well you have done... I would love to hear the custom pipes.. Looking forward to some videos.. good luck and safe flights for all of you!
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:09 AM
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Thank guys. Yes, those pipes really sing!!!!!! I can't wait to share some video with you all.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:10 AM
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Bravo, you all did a really great job . Dino look's really happy and likes his mount. I'm glad to have a computer It makes me feel like I'm there with you. Looking forward to hearing more news. JohnBoy
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:30 AM
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Just awesome, congrats on the maiden she looks great in the air... You all have truly out done yourselves on this project, no matter what place y'all come in, your all winners in my book, First class all the way.


Can't wait to see the vid..

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:11 PM
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[link=http://www.iflytailies.com/store/instruments/1-5-scale-warbirds/]CARF F4U Instrument panel #3026[/link]. Gun sight, control stick, pedals, pilots also available
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:22 PM
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[link=http://www.iflytailies.com/store/instruments/1-5-scale-warbirds/]CARF F4U Instrument panel #3026[/link]. Gun sight, control stick, pedals, pilots also available
your toggle switches are riding in our Corsair cockpit. They are very nice.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:19 AM
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I agree, first class Gary. Congrats to you and your team. It must be really something because it's the first time I've seen the Iceman nervous. See you Friday............Doug
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:50 AM
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Gary, how did it go with the Zombie ? (P-47)
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:24 AM
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Gary the suspence is killing me. As Pappy 883 asked, how did you do with Zombie? JohnBoy
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:34 AM
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Static judging today for the Corsair . Good luck !
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Static judging today for the Corsair . Good luck !
From what i understand the judges give you the static score right after judging, is that correct ?
This is based on a TopGun DVD i have , not actual experiance.
I think as long as the documentation is presented well they should do really well.
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The static scores will be in after the first flight of competition on saturday.They feel they scored well but i don't want to jinx them.

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OK Dan, thanks for the clarification & update..
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Static judging today for the Corsair . Good luck !
From what i understand the judges give you the static score right after judging, is that correct ?
This is based on a TopGun DVD i have , not actual experiance.
I think as long as the documentation is presented well they should do really well.
Hello my friend. First, I have had two mediocre rounds with Zombie so far. not on the bottom of the list, but close. I fly second at my flight line each day, and today it was with only about two hours of sleep. Not good. I've been making stupid mistakes that I never do normally. I hope for a good round tomorrow after a good nights sleep tonight.

Static judging went well, but the results are not announced till Saturday.[] Very suspenseful. We worked on the plane right up till we pushed it over for judging.

All that we have to do now is do a little work to the smoke pump, and go fly. We hope for at least one practice flight tomorrow to test the whole gun system. Video will be taken, of course.
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I have some pictures I will post later. Time to get cleaned up for dinner.
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Pictures from Wednesday. Static judging day for the Corsair. The team.
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After static judging was over.
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My brother was afraid his water would break before static was done.
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Our friend from Serbia, Mirce, was right there with us as she went through the judging.
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Our Meister in rest between flights. She is flying great. Wish I was doing a better job with her.
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For Dan. These flex pipes work great. This is after the flights.
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Great pics guys .I wish i was there .

Of course the flex tube held up ;}
I am a little worried about Brian in the pic , he looks a bit nervous .

Best of luck to the team bring home a trophy guys.
Dan

EDIT: any chance we can here those pipes in action ?

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