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Old 11-09-2007, 11:20 AM
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Default RE: 30 SIZE SWIZZLE STICK??? 30 SIZE ???

I'm in my early sixties and I'm having problems similar to your father (uncontrollable diabetes wreaks havoc with one's vision).

I've decided to fly low and slow (always my favorite anyway) and to forsake the powerful screamers that I enjoyed in years past. Believe it or not, I'm enjoying the slower planes a lot more than I thought I would. Maybe Pop needs to slow down a bit too? <G>

I built a Swizzle Stick in 1982. Got the kit on a Tuesday, and the next Tuesday it flew its maiden flight. Time after that at the flying field my wife flew it and conscripted it for herself (made me smile). I powered my - er, here .40 size Swizzle Stick, with an old ST G21/35. It was grossly overpowered, but the wife liked it that way. Nice plane.

I just won another Swizzle Stick 40 on eBay. This one will be powered by a much slower flying model Diesel engine.

Ed Cregger