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#4482875 - 07/15/19 11:16 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: oldgrognard]  
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#4482877 - 07/15/19 11:30 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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I would guess it's your absolute willingness to learn and try things out, zero pretense to being some kind of know-all top dog (yet confidence in your ablility to handle stuff) and your focus on getting a clean job done that makes working with you a pleasure. And as such I wouldn't be surprised if you get to retire at that shop, after having worked on and maybe flown a whole lot of cool aircraft.

Good luck on the Colo, and I hope the Wife Unit is also okay? You didn't mean "carry" literarely I hope?

#4482887 - 07/15/19 01:29 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
I would guess it's your absolute willingness to learn and try things out, zero pretense to being some kind of know-all top dog (yet confidence in your ablility to handle stuff) and your focus on getting a clean job done that makes working with you a pleasure. And as such I wouldn't be surprised if you get to retire at that shop, after having worked on and maybe flown a whole lot of cool aircraft.

Good luck on the Colo, and I hope the Wife Unit is also okay? You didn't mean "carry" literarely I hope?

All of this^^

congrats Dart, sometimes it's being in the right place at the right time.

Best of luck on the colonoscopy and wishing all is well with your wife too.


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#4482921 - 07/15/19 05:19 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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"Carry" in the Southern sense - being a driver for her. smile

Spousal unit is super cool with whatever I do, as things tend to work out for me.

While she has absolutely zero interest in anything aviation, she's backed me to the hilt on learning to fly and building an airplane - even though it's completely rediculous when one says it out loud - mostly because she knew from the start that I have an adventurous streak that needs an outlet.

While I'm not overly superstitious, I do believe in (small l) luck. I've beat the odds for injury or bad happenstance too many times not to, a small nudge in probabilities in my favor, or meeting the right person to help me with a situation....or being the person that can help someone else out at the right time and place.

A lot of that is attitude and keeping one's eyes up, but some of it ain't.

Anyhow, back to planes!

Once I get the oil cooler situation improved and the top fuel sight tube moved up to the filer neck, I'm going to start thinking about a panel mount radio. If I can find one of those round ones for less than the cost of a used car, I think the tachometer is going to get fired and replaced with commo gear. It's not like I ever look at it.

The handheld with antenna mounted in the fuselage is okay, but the xmit range isn't great and while I'm readable it's not great. Part of that is being in an open cockpit, but part of it is just asking the radio to do more than it's meant to. Plus it's a wirey mess and not the simplest thing to change freqs on...I'm eyes down while flipping it right side up and pushing the select button, and if I have to enter a freq it's a chore.

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#4483813 - 07/23/19 11:21 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Good score Dart, hope it all works out and ends up being as cool and casual as it sounds.


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#4486554 - 08/18/19 06:48 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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I balled the plane up yesterday. Must have been a fuel leak somewhere, as she went through seven gallons in 40 minutes (three an hour is the norm).

Choices were road with traffic, power lines, or fifty foot tall trees. I took the trees, naturally, did a fine landing at the top, and she fell straight down.

Broken rib and some stitches is all I got for it.

After I heal a bit, I'll strip the fabric and see what's salvageable. Tail feathers untouched, left wings look good, fuselage and gear are toast, engine needs a good tear down. Amazingly, the prop was untouched.

Well, I didn't get that repairman's certificate for nothing!


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#4486558 - 08/18/19 08:43 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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I'm not sure I'd be able to post anything in that circumstance.

You're mostly OK, that's good to hear. Everything else can be fixed I suppose, but - #%&*$#.

Again, good to read you are not in bad shape.

#4486564 - 08/18/19 10:52 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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"I do believe in (small l) luck. I've beat the odds for injury or bad happenstance too many times not to, a small nudge in probabilities in my favor".
(The Universe is always listening.)

The ribs and the stitches notwithstanding, your luck seems to be holding well.
I am and I am sure all here are, glad you are mostly intact.

Will you still be able to do the work at the new job?

Do you know who Fifinella is?
I think she stowed away on your last flight.

#4486569 - 08/18/19 12:09 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Oh my. Did you take pictures ?


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#4486572 - 08/18/19 12:17 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Sorry to hear that, glad you're ok. frown


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#4486578 - 08/18/19 01:42 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Chit luck for Bebe, good luck for you! Glad that you made it out with such relatively minor injuries.

#4486580 - 08/18/19 03:02 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
Oh my. Did you take pictures ?


Yep, but I'm not posting any or saying much about it until the FAA and I have our conversation on Monday.

I don't expect much out of it, as they saw photos of the wreck, learned I didn't need any treatment at the scene, and released the aircraft for removal from the side of the road without coming out.


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#4486585 - 08/18/19 03:20 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Wow man...

Thank God you are ok.

Darnit....


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#4486586 - 08/18/19 04:18 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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I mean darnit for the crash, not that you are ok.

Sounded bad, had to clarify.


"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past."
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I personally believe in the tooth fairy, Santa Claus and that deficit spending is sustainable forever. We really do need more Admirals in the Navy than ships and that millions of more poor immigrants will jump start the economy.

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#4486587 - 08/18/19 04:39 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Nixer]  
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Very glad you're OK Dart. The plane will fix. You were faced with a hell of a choice over landing places. Pity the trees weren't stronger/ closer together!


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#4486589 - 08/18/19 04:43 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Oh my... frown

Very happy to hear you are good, very sad that your beautiful plane got cold-deformed in the process.

I truly envy your resilience in sticking with it and hope you'll have a good autum/winter to rebuild. It's one reason I never got seriously into racing motorbikes - these guys end up wrecking and rebuilding once or twice a year.

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#4486593 - 08/18/19 04:48 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Cor, rotten luck. Glad to hear you are OK Dart.


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#4486600 - 08/18/19 06:48 PM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Bloody hell...sad to read what happened to your lovely Bebe after all your work and a previous prang.
But glad to read that you came out of it able to fix her up again!
I wonder what your Good Lady had to say about it smile


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#4486614 - 08/19/19 12:08 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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Well, she knew going in that she wasn't marrying a normal sort of guy, so she took it in stride.

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#4486615 - 08/19/19 12:21 AM Re: 7/8 scale Nieuport 11. [Re: Dart]  
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That’s a good woman.

As others have said, thank goodness you only have minor injuries. Things can be rebuilt/replaced.

Ah yes, the FAA. Odd, they can be even handed or harshly heavy handed. As always in investigations - cooperate. Answer questions, but don’t jabber. Short clear responses. Don’t offer information they haven’t asked for. They have a job and that doesn’t include being your friend. It may help to read the rags and make sure that you were in compliance. Have paperwork available.

But my gut tells me that you’ll be alright with them. You’re not the sort they are gunning for.

If you need any help recovering the plane, transporting, or repairing let me know. You are just a short flight away. I have a capable A&P friend who can come along and won’t charge you a dime.

Don’t let it get you down, things happen.


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