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Old 05-24-2016, 10:41 PM
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I WILL fly again though and it will start with my little Airfield F6F electric. I plan to do that in the next few weeks, weather and time permitting.

Very glad to hear it Greg and when you get ready to jump back into the bigger stuff there will be no better airframe than the Ziroli Jug. It's about the only airplane that might fly as good as a Hellcat!
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:06 AM
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My issue with flying the bigger stuff is a convenient flying location. If we hadn't lost our club field, I probably never would have stopped for so long. I did find a distraction in the meanwhile though. I restored a '68 GTO. Finished it a year ago this month.
But I knew all along that the flying bug would bite again.... It's like Malaria...it never really goes away....lol.

By the way, if anyone reading this has one of Chad's short kits and is interested in letting it go, pm me. I may be interested. Hard to find a Hellcat kit in this size.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:52 PM
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From this...



...to this in just four short short years! Almost there now.




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Old 09-19-2016, 07:36 AM
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looks great chad

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Old 09-19-2016, 08:00 AM
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Yep, as usual.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:34 AM
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Thanks Andy and Greg for the kind words. I'll get some better pics out in the sunshine when it's all finished. It can't be seen in these pics but the surface details really "pop" on the yellow finish. Very happy with the results thus far.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:47 PM
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Paint and weathering completed and final installation of engine/electronics is underway. We hope to be flying both airplanes at the One Eighth Air Force event in two weeks. Fingers crossed!








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they look stunning together would look superb in the air together if you could pull that off

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Old 10-10-2016, 03:02 AM
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Awesome. Looking forward to the flight report.
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Chad, you should call yourself the Skittles Air Force. Looking good.
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they look stunning together would look superb in the air together if you could pull that off
Thanks Andy and we are certainly going to try and get some good flight photos of both birds together.


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Awesome. Looking forward to the flight report.
Thanks Steve. I think the yellow bird is going to be somewhere around 3/4-1 pound lighter than the red one so we have high expectations.

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Chad, you should call yourself the Skittles Air Force. Looking good.
How about the "Skittles Navy" instead Ram? For the "purists" out there who are watching please know that I have a third Hellcat about 3/4 finished and it is going to be finished in a more traditional blue scheme.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:48 PM
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My brother's Hellcat got it first two flights this past weekend and flies great. Better than my prototype in fact! Have not put it on a scale yet but, based on the way it flies, I'm guessing it is at least a half pound lighter than my bird. It also has a couple of degrees of right thrust that were added by the original builder for racing purposes. While my airplane is pretty well behaved on the ground this one seems to be a bit better still. It also requires less rudder input on the vertical up lines. If anyone is still building you might consider adding the right thrust. Still a couple of details to add but, for all intents and purposes, this one is a wrap.






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Congratulations! It looks great in the air.
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Wow!! they look great in the air and on the ground as well!!
Decidedly I have to learn how to "dirt" models.

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Old 12-05-2016, 11:49 PM
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By the way, if anyone reading this has one of Chad's short kits and is interested in letting it go, pm me. I may be interested. Hard to find a Hellcat kit in this size.
Here ya go Greg!

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Old 12-07-2016, 11:32 AM
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I was actually in 'semi-negotiations' with the seller for that one before he posted it. Oh well...I really did not need another kit in my basement anyway.
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I was actually in 'semi-negotiations' with the seller for that one before he posted it. Oh well...I really did not need another kit in my basement anyway.

Ah well, if you ever do decide that you would like a kit Greg you "know a guy" so it's no problem. Take care brother!
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Old 12-08-2016, 03:41 AM
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Well, hold the phone Chad. That may not be the one I was looking at. We're still talking. Thanks my man!
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