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Old 12-16-2003, 01:59 PM
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frugalflyer
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Default RE: Disadvantaged kids??

If you go to my webpage http://geocities.com/wisebrit you can see that I've been promoting this hobby for many years by teaching and helping fix up the poorer citizens with planes. That's how I got my name. I raid the trash cans and beg for bits and pieces. My basement if full of half wings and complete tail sections so fixing up a plane is not too difficult. Getting hold of engines and radios is the problem.
Unfortunately it doesn't always work out as hoped. Some kids resent having a plane made from odds and ends. They want a quarter scale P51 just like the big boys. Understandable I suppose, but I find it hard when that happens.