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Old 07-09-2003, 09:01 PM   #1
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well, tonight i got my wings.
gotta love my buhor!

last sunday i made 6-7 perfect landings and takeoffs... my instructor told me to be ready to fly on wed night. ( i knew what he was up too...) he said he would be there around 6 so i got there at 6:15... it was 6:30 before he arrived with the club president! now i thought i would get a few practice flights without spectators (el president) around ... but they both showed up at the same time... ok no probs... told my instructor that i wanted a practice flight on the buddy box. he did so... winds were a little gusty maybe around 10-12 kmh... not like on sunday when it was not windy at all! so of course.. being nervous and the fact the wind was up all my landings were very iffy! now.. imagine this.. coming in the most perfect landing you could imagine... ++sputter++ ++sputter++ no fuel left! instructor took over and ditched the plane in the rough... no probs huh? but the creek! no!!!! yup. ended up smack dab in the middle of the creek... i must of had a spad angel flying with me cuz it landed on a sand bar.. 3 feet this way, 5+feet deep... 3 feet that way, 4+feet deep! brought it to my table, the right side alum angle bent at the landing gear and broke the spinner. so of course in true spad fashion, grabbed the plane, used the table as a work bench grabbed the fuse at the rear and near the engine and put some weight into it and bent it back into shape.. looks good! now take off... checked the trims... didnt bend enough cause i still have up thrust! oh no! so imagine this... trying to get my wings with a plane that wants to go up! flew a few times around the field, proceeded to do the best landing i had ever done! thinking it was a fluke... when up, did 2 more nice landings.... not only did i get my wings, i showed our president that spads can take a beating and keep on flying! i told him " now try that with a balsa plane".. he was impressed.
im from Sudbury Ontario!
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Old 07-09-2003, 11:24 PM   #2
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Congrats chuckster

I'll congratulate personally at the next Sudbury Fun Fly

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Old 07-10-2003, 07:52 AM   #3
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Way to go Chuckster!
If a little is good and more is better, too much is just right!

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