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Old 08-05-2005, 08:56 AM   #1
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On a recent inlaw visit out in the prairies, I decided to take a drive around to some of the tiny towns in the area to seek out airplane guys. In less than a day, I found 3 different fellas who were working on high quality home builts,

Pete'n'pole, RV6 and a Tiger Moth

Pictured below is a fella, 90 yrs young who designed and built this ultralight tigermoth, modifying old Fly Baby plans. (He previously built one of them too!)

It weighs in around 350lbs and he's still flying it around. Not going to tell you the name or location as I don't have his permission and he may not want it out there.
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Old 08-05-2005, 09:14 AM   #2
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Nice pictures Sharpy....that type of subject matter could win you awards. What a great story...makes me a little less worried about aging.

Thanks for the pictures, they are awesome!!

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Old 08-05-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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You did not talk insurance with him did you LMAO
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Old 08-07-2005, 09:07 AM   #4
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Neat pics Mark.Always nice to see people staying active and being aviation oriented is even nicer.Great stuff.
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Old 08-07-2005, 06:31 PM   #5
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350 lbs?
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:21 PM   #6
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....and that includes the pilot!!!!
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