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Old 11-18-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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Don't forget your planes are just toys guys.

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On sept 22, 2005 I contacted a Mr Rob Richey at Kenmore Air by email Re their Edo floats. I politely requested that I wished to purchase the float info. Rob Richey forwarded my polite request ot to Eric Johanson at the same company stating that I was, Quote:

"Something for the nut case bin"

This was my original question:

I am building a one quarter scale model of a Waco YKS cabin biplane. I wish to mount it on scale 38-3430 EDO floats for historical accuracy. Can 3 view drawings of these floats be purchased from your organization?

This is what I have learned from the experience:

I will never again assume that anyone so important as to work in a customer service position for a full scale aircraft jobber will ever take an insignificant spec of historian and scale modeler seriously in any form again.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:53 PM   #2
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I hate people like that, so annoying thinking your a nut case lol
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
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What a jerk.
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:06 PM   #4
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But they are just toys. For the unobsessed, (none of which will read this) we most certainly are "fit for the bin," so to speak. With the advent of places like rccanada we can spend so much time with people of like mind all over the country that we forget that we are truly a very small group and are surprised when someone we deal with in everyday life doesn't even know what the dimensions of a 1/5 scale Nieuport are (or what a Nieuport is). One might think that full scale plane folk might be sympathetic to our wackiness, and some are really enthusiastic about what we do, but still most likely consider us oddities. Embrace the fact that we are a little bit wierd. The thought that I'm certifiable comforts me when I lay out $400.00 for a toy engine. Normal (whatever that is) sucks.

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Old 11-18-2005, 10:28 PM   #5
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I agree with all of what frequent crasher says. I was working at a charter company, and I mentioned my Twin Otter project. They just happened to be doing a rebuild on one. A couple of the guys looked at me funny, the manager looked at me a little funny, but said "that's neat, go talk to so and so. The other guy (I forget his name) was of like mind, gave me his email, website, and invited me to come back to take pictures of whatever I wanted. I didn't take them up on it, but I may be back there one day, and I'll ensure I take my camera. They had Beavers, Otters, and Twin Otters. I'm sure they had others, but the bush planes are my passion!!!

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Old 11-19-2005, 07:51 AM   #6
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I would call the original gent you had emailed or this bozos boss. Some customer service! Who's to say that you don't work for a small airline in Northern Canada and may consider putting the their aircraft on floats??

My point is, though you were asking for info for a model aircraft, this guy doesn't know what you do for a living and how he treats you could effect his company in sales. Talk about a clown not thinking further than the end of his nose!!

That really ticks me off!!

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Old 11-19-2005, 09:59 AM   #7
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I guess it all depends on your point of view. I can't imagine spending $800 on one golf club or a single tennis racket. Most of you probably can't imagine how I could justify spending $4000.00+ on a bicycle (plus I have 2 more). How much discretionary income a person is willing to spend, and what we choose to spend it on is (mostly) a reflection of how much joy and satisfaction it adds to our lives. If ya like R/C, GO FOR IT!!

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Old 11-19-2005, 12:11 PM   #8
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Embrace the fact that we are a little bit wierd. The thought that I'm certifiable comforts me when I lay out $400.00 for a toy engine. Normal (whatever that is) sucks.
I take a little bit of exception to the above statement. I do not consider myself wierd because my interest is model aviation. If we perpetuate that image amongst ourselves then why should we expect others to think differently of us.

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Old 11-19-2005, 02:09 PM   #9
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what a jerk. I hope it's not a normal thing to expect. Sometimes when I go visit my family, I go to a private strip owned by Bob Spence to play with my toys. He had a guy come out to ask about getting some pictures and measurements from his Fairley Swordfish, he didn't think he was nuts at all, in fact, he helped him take the measurements and asked for some pictures of the model when he was done.
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Old 11-19-2005, 05:42 PM   #10
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You certainly didn't deserve that kind of brush off. Kenmore should invest in some training for their staff. When I worked in the technical services dept at Bombardier DeHavilland I responded to all kinds of requests for information from modellers all over the world. None of the other 20 people in my department would bother to reply to a letter or fax from a modeller. Telephone responses were typically "Sorry, can't help you". Why...because it was against company policy to release any technical information to anyone except operators of DH equipment, helping a model builder is so far down the priority list it will never see the light of day, thirdly ever single customer service rep that I worked with had zero interest in that kind of thing. Except for me....If I happened to intercept a message from a modeller, I would gather the information and send it off, secretly. When the same person would come back to me time and time again I'd finally have to tell them "sorry, can't help you anymore!".
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