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Ron Stahl 01-26-2013 09:31 AM

New builders first day in the shop
 
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Kevin's first day in the shop scratch building a balsa glider of his own design. Kevin is our house keepers eight year old son and he wants to be a airplane designer when he grows up. I set him up with his own building table and supplies for Christmas and this is his first day building on his own. He and his sister are coming over one Saturday a month and we are building in the shop together. We got him the
Guillows 4000 series of balsa kits to get started building and he forgot to bring the glider kit so he asked can use some of the extra wood in the rack, how could anyone refuse a request like that froma child. He is eyeing up my F-15 kit sitting on the shelve and says he will build that one soon.

jacksonretlaw-RCU 01-26-2013 10:49 AM

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God bless you.You are a good man.Great to get kids interested in something while they are young.That way they are focused on their future.Hopefully he will stay interested in this hobby.He might one day become an aeronauticle engineer some day.

Best regards,
Walter

LGM Graphix 01-26-2013 10:58 AM

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So good to see building happening, especially with a kid, keep him away from ARF's!!!!!!

Ron Stahl 01-26-2013 10:59 AM

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Thank you for the compliment Walter. Kevin is very excited about planes from seeing them at my shop. He wanted to be a lawyer at first but has changed his mind for now. Janice and I were not blessed with children and like helping out when we can especially when they have an interest in something positive. Kevin just finished his plane and we test flew it in the hallway and flew great it did; he is very anxious for spring and to go flying with me this year. Best of all he designed and built it by himself today mostly by looking at the old magazines I have laying around the shop.

Ron Stahl 01-26-2013 11:22 AM

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Kevin found this Midwest kit in my upstairs stash of kits. He has put it on our build list already.

smchale 01-26-2013 11:48 AM

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Fantastic Ron!

luv2flyrc 01-26-2013 12:27 PM

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That's awesome Ron! I'm sure he will remember his building experiences with you with fondness for the rest of his life!

Mike

causeitflies 01-26-2013 12:31 PM

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EXCELLENT!!

Eddie Lozano 01-26-2013 12:57 PM

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Fantastic job Ron. Id like to drop a visit to your shop one day and learn technique about composite stuff.

vicman 01-26-2013 01:00 PM

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Very cool to see. Good Job!

TED ANTON 01-26-2013 02:01 PM

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Get him on the guitar next , second best hobby

Ted

Ron Stahl 01-26-2013 02:17 PM

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Ted, my wife promised him my guitar while I was taking the picture. Thanks for all the nice words everyone. My fathers hobby was fishing and he went every week with five other guys until the first one passed away and they stopped because it was not the same. One of my joys is being a good role model when there isn't one around all the time. Kevin learned today why he needs to pay attention in school so he can read and understand plans and saw first hand why fractions were nessasary when he had to cut the wing out and when he sized tha tail. I wished I was as smart at eight as Kevin, it will be hard to stay ahead of him soon I am sure.

afterburner 01-26-2013 02:41 PM

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Nice job Ron.

Marty

Dr Honda 01-26-2013 03:34 PM

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Congrats on the building buddy. I think my kid would just glue herself to the table. (lol)

paof 01-26-2013 04:43 PM

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Fantastic Job. Cool todo ser a New modeler

crossman 01-26-2013 04:51 PM

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Way to go, Ron, Start him young. He could probably be flying that trainer by fall.

rrragmanliam 01-26-2013 05:25 PM

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skippyc5 01-26-2013 06:01 PM

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Ron, Great job, It's nice to see people working with our youth. I have been flying for over 40 years but can't get our oldest grandson away from the tv and video games. What's your secret?

DrScoles 01-26-2013 06:28 PM

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Awesome! My son is two, I have a stack of guillows kits waiting for him :-) He's getting the cool ones I never go when I was a kid, the Corsair and the p-38... He can name over ten airplanes by sight so far, lots of great kids books on airplanes. And he's been to the Boeing museum of flight four times already. If he doesn't dig airplanes, I will survive, but I won't go down without a fight!

archie05 01-26-2013 08:51 PM

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Great to hear this Ron, good job. Soon he will be teaching you a few things.

Ron Stahl 01-26-2013 09:06 PM

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No secret skippy, they have to want to themselves and reach out to me and I'll help them.

skippyc5 01-26-2013 11:01 PM

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Good point Ron. someday maybe.
Thanks, Greg

racer8297 01-27-2013 06:28 AM

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Hi Ron,
Truly awesome! You are an asset to our hobby! There should be more guys like you!

Take care,
Jim
Farview RC Flyers

brockettman 01-27-2013 07:35 AM

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Good mentors are few and far between these days. Keep up the good work!

Ben

lopflyers 01-27-2013 09:11 AM

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Good job, keep it up;)


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