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Old 06-10-2005, 06:35 PM
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Thanks alot Bytor,
I will contact him.
Once agaian thanks for the help and sky out
Phil
Old 06-13-2005, 11:11 AM
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Man, they sure were good looking birds in the air. I still have access to a new in the box windsong. Probably will be in the box for a long time.

I still fly a bird called the Kamiak. It was a copy of a windsong, but the fuse had some camber to it and when you drop the flaps, it slowed down almost to a stop. The dodgson birds didn't slow down as well. The Kamiak was built by a coupld guys in Washington as well and Bob always ripped the plane up verbally as being a copy of his at the contests I ran into him at. It had a full fuse instead of the taco shell. It is a nice flying bird too. You can hardly tell them apart, as with many models these days.

Bob is a good guy. Always enjoyed flying with him and all the other great guys on the circut.
Old 06-13-2005, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for the come back Flyboy.
I probaly wont get it in the air late summer or early fall.
Phil
Old 06-13-2005, 10:04 PM
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I have a Camano that was built in the late 70's or early 80's i forget which. it has traveled to ca from oregon and back it now resides in maine in its case as it has for a very long time it has one flight on it as built origanally and then I did the change over. servos in the wings and all new gear the wings have been fiberglassed over the orignal obeache covering it is blue with a white fuse. If anyone is interested in purchasing this fine glider of the past send me an e-mail
Old 07-28-2005, 09:35 AM
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I had almost forgotton about the Todi - yep I built one with the light air wings back in the 70s never did build the aerobatic wings, last time I looked i had a complete fuz, ie fibreglass section with rolled balsa boom. Send me an email if your still looking for a fuz
Old 07-08-2007, 12:02 AM
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Anyone STILL talking about Dodson Gliders??? If so, please reply to [email protected]
Old 07-08-2007, 12:51 AM
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If you want to revive an old thread at least please invite folks to respond here and not some email address.
Old 07-09-2007, 05:17 PM
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I still subscribe to this thread just in case. Bob designed some awesome planes.

JESTER
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:49 PM
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I have a new in box Camano and a set of Falcon 600 wings on the way for $260. That will make two in my collection of sailplanes.
One I bought VERY ussed and needing TLC. It is a bit heavy now but should do well in the wind. The new one will be for those really great light air days.

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Old 07-13-2007, 03:48 PM
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If any of you need information and/or parts, etc. of Dodgson stuff, contact Shawn Lenci, he is in Escalon, Ca, and his email is [email protected].

Ha has all of the Dodgson Designs molds, plans, etc., and also usually has a few kits around.

David Layne
Old 07-18-2007, 11:37 AM
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I have a Camano NIB that I'm holding out on to build some day. I'm hoping it flies just as well as the Lovesong I built for my good friend.

Can't wait to get some time to start building again.

Kurt
Old 01-15-2008, 12:24 AM
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Hacckk cough WHEEEZE
My this is a dusty old thread! I am looking for info on the K - Minnow.
Old 01-15-2008, 03:20 PM
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There's a yahoo discussion group for Bob's planes here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Dodgsondesigngroup/

Lots of good info and a bunch of us re-living the good ol' days.

Tim
Old 01-15-2008, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for the link to the Yahoo group! Now a member.

Don
Old 01-17-2008, 12:02 AM
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Thanks
there is a K- Minnow on the FLEABA^
Old 09-08-2009, 09:51 PM
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I have a dodgsen Pivot, new in the box. Anyone interested in purchaseing it?? Make me an offer [email protected]
Old 09-13-2009, 07:50 AM
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rcsoar4fun

Think you pretty much made your own name for a website for the Dodgson models back up in post #19,
when you stated "Would be cool to get a sort of "Third Wind" newsletter going about who is doing what".
"Third Wind for Dodgson Models" would make a great place to share much need information for those tht still fly them.

You might also check with Shawn to make sure you don't infringe in on anything with legalities.
But the idea is great.

I remember flying with Bob when I first started into this hobby years ago. Flying down at Ft. Steilicom park and watching him fly the lift in front of the trees, with fog still licking the tree tops with a Camano. And him being the only in the air. Learned alot that first year. Had one of the Orbiters years ago. Now wish I had not sold it off. To watch my mentors fly the Maestro's was even more awe inspiring since back then they were all frinds in the same locale. What a great time.

Great thread guys. Keep it coming. Thanks for the brief run down memory lane.

Regards,

Lyle
Old 09-13-2009, 11:00 AM
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Still miss the Windsong I sold when I moved away from Minnesnowta.

Just finished it when the club had a cross country race. It was a shock to discover it was faster than the pickup truck we used. Should have known but nobody had thought about it. Jeez that was a good flying bird.
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Default Maestro Megan Mk 3

Still flying with original mixmaster 3 servo set up: full house. flaps, Spoilers, rudder, (coordinated rudder and ailerons), full length ailerons...all with 3 servos! (3rd generation servos ...took out Kraft servos, put in Airtronics, replaced with Turnigy...3 years ago!..work great.

Modded wings with CF tow out 24" on either side of fuselage top and bottom..Original builder used far to little glue...annoying "popcorn" sounds on even mild winch launches demanded some remedy...simple, light weight ( ish) , effective.
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I have a new in the box TODI if anyone is interested. It has the forward glass fuselage section and the formed balsa tail cone. Build instructions and rolled plans. I bought this years ago when I was stationed in Sunnyvale, CA at the Satellite Test Center.

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Old 08-28-2016, 06:37 AM
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I have a camano kit been wanting to sell but no buyers, building kits is a deminished part of this hobby.
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I have a camano kit been wanting to sell but no buyers, building kits is a diminished part of this hobby.
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Anyone out there flying the Dodgson design gliders? Looking to get this thread alive. Also looking to get a Lovesong back in the air.

Rich
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Yes, lots of us including Robert still fly his designs... 2 years ago we got him inducted (long over due IMHO) into the AMA Hall of Fame and a crowd showed up to applaud at the District 10 Annual Fly In in Wenatche...,and Bob flew Tom
Johnson’s newly Vacuum Bagged Wing WINDSONG for 1/2 an hour off a HighStart Launch to 600’.. as a demo!
I had my 3m Maestro Mk3 and 2m PIXIE there and a great time was had by all!
Shawn Lenci and family drove up I-5 from his home in Monterey and the Willamette Flyers showed up in large numbers as did folks from Seattle, Idaho and Montana.
So do start a Facebook page. And I will populate it with pictures of mine and the new(to me!) Yellow SABER I now have.
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Hey Roger, I love your comment about the pleasure you've received flying Dodgson planes. I'm returning to the hobby after 40+ yrs and recently purchased Lovesong kit in box. Your comment encourages me to stick with it and ready it by Spring.

Would love to find one of Bob's smaller designs, specifically the TODI. From my forum browsing it looks like that may be difficult to find.

Happy flying!!

Jerry G
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