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Old 09-26-2011, 06:40 PM   #1
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Well guys the ARCC is in mourning today as Dave H lost his 42% Slick yesterday in a similar fashion as Trevor and the 43% Carden... I was not present but Dave completed a snap roll on the down line and a wing failed!!!

The Dietrich Slick 540 42% is a great ride and I am feeling very bad for Dave as I know that he loved this model...The best part is thinking about what the next project will be ...The hobby has some very high High's and some very deep lows and that is what keeps us coming back for more!

Chin up Bro ...There is another great ride out there waiting for you!!!


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Old 09-26-2011, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: Lost Slick 540 42%

Oh Man... Dave

Sorry to hear that.

I'm sure you will choose a cool replacement.

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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I had the displeasure of seeing one of those slicks loose a wing before so I feel for you but Im sure you will find a replacement and bounce back.
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Dave...That sucks man

One never likes hearing about these things....

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Old 09-26-2011, 08:50 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys ... It does suck .... but there is the fun of of getting a new ride picked out and ready for next season... Must be my year for wings ... I blew up a wing on a 40% Giles at the beginning of the season
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:15 PM   #6
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Hi Dave. Bob Miller here. We met at the Ottawa IMAC event and again at the Nats.
I have the exact same airplane complete with spare parts (cowl, wheel pants, canopy/hatch fairings and a brand new matching pilot) that I no longer fly. It is in excellent condition and currently has a new ZDZ 160 Super in it on stock muffs.

I can't deliver it to you but if you ever come to Toronto and are interested let me know.


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Old 09-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #7
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Joe told me about the loss today! Sorry to hear about it! Hope you get something nice to replace it!
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Sorry to hear about the loss!!! Jack Marcotte's Dietrick Slick 540 had the exact same problem during a snap and he lost his also. Upon investigation, we found that there was a lack of glue around the phenolic and it pulled through the foam core

Really sorry to hear about the loss - never a fun time!!

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Aww no Dave so sorry to hear the bad news. I remeber a certain convo we had out at ARCC on wednesday. Keep your chin up buddy!
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:18 AM   #10
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Commiserations Dave - such a great flyer too. I hope there wasnt too big a crater in the runway.

Time to enjoy a new plane.

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