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    Re: Any Ragwing Projects here?

    Glad to see you guys building.....keep up the good work.

    Is anyone building a RW19 or RW20 at this time?
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    Re: Any Ragwing Projects here?

    Thought I would check in to see if anyone has made any progress..
    Who has a project going ?
    Who has completed their project?
  3. Re: Where have the fun days of flying gone?

    Blane.c.............I've lived in Alaska twice....Fairbanks,Ft.Wainwright
    My first go around was in the late 70's and early 80's.
    We had cleared quarters a few days earlier and we're staying at a...
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    Pops.......isn't it interesting how people's lives can parrellel each other's.
    There's a pretty interesting story as to how I acquired the 46 Ercoupe and I will share it with you when I have enough...
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    Choppergirl.....yes we seem to have strayed a bit from my original post,but who cares....lol
    Just reading the stories that are being shared with each other is still in the spirit of my original...
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    Datsuns?.....you mean those little weird looking dogs? LMAO
    Sorry,couldn't resist that one....especially after I got called out earlier for owning 3 Fieros.
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    Toobuilder.......naaaah,wasn't pissing and moaning about the past...I was actually reminiscing about the good ole days.
    Kinda like when you were kids and had a whole group of friends that you...
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    Pops...sorry for the unwanted stroll down memory lane.
    I've been a Paramedic a good deal of my life....I have picked up the pieces of several friends over the years.
    Not sure which has been...
  9. Re: Where have the fun days of flying gone?

    Sorry everyone....didn't mean to get off topic.
    I just had to defend American Iron (er,fiberglass anyways)for a second....lol
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    TFF.....yep,I own Fieros...3 to be exact.
    My v6 GT is a good little every day car while my other 4.9 v8 cars will surprise ANYTHING,including motorcycles,stoplight to stoplight.
    Just wait until I...
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    Come on guys,smile...it's a good movie.
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    As a matter of fact,my girlfriend works at a motorcycle shop,so yeah....I know how much people spend on bikes and UTV's.....it's crazy.
    Don't get me wrong,I have my toys too...but I am a VERY FRUGAL...
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    Re: Stripe removal....

    Good deal......
    Sounds like I may have found a solution to my problem.
    Thanks for the help everyone.
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    Re: Stripe removal....

    Kyle.....that's the type of disc that I was referring to.
    I'm just not sure how it would do on a sheetmetal plane.
    I would assume that it would be alright since it doesn't tear up fiberglass.
    Have...
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    Dang Choppergirl,I nominate you for the "GET ER DONE" award.
    What's that double lunger you're riding? Old LTD ?

    About 15 years ago,we talked the county into donating the old landfill to our rc...
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    I wasn't saying that I don't have ANY fun now days....I have my moments....it's just a different kind of fun.
    I was just wondering if anyone else missed the simpler days.
    Aviation these days has...
  17. Where have the fun days of flying gone?

    Does anyone else miss the good ole days of simple flying as much as I do?
    Some of my best memories,pertaining to flying,are from a time when myself and a hand full of guys would fly out of a private...
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    Re: Stripe removal....

    I should have mentioned in my original post that the stripes are vinyl,not painted.
    The vinyl has become dull and is cracking due to age.
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    Stripe removal....

    Even though this question doesn't pertain to a Homebuilt aircraft I'm confident someone has advice on this subject.
    The aircraft that this question pertains to is a 78 Piper Tomahawk....
    Does...
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    Re: Any Ragwing Projects here?

    Has anyone come up with a definitive answer as to the weight difference between stick built ribs and routed ribs?
    I would love to know this one.......
    Kevin
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    Re: Any Ragwing Projects here?

    This may seem a bit off subject but I think it's a fitting question for anyone starting a RW19/20.....
    Does anyone have a good layout/plans for a table that's adaquate for building the Stork?
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    Re: Any Ragwing Projects here?

    Been looking at the plans and I do not see a "Scale" for reference to enlarging the plans....am I overlooking it?
    What enlargement is required to wind up with a full size rib pattern?
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    Re: Any Ragwing Projects here?

    I'm thinking that estimate is a bit high.....won't know until I actually start putting together my list of materials.
    I do know this....a friend of mine has built several Team Zmax's and he...
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    Re: Any Ragwing Projects here?

    When it comes to scrounging I usually have the luck of the Irish....always seem to find what I need because I start looking for it well in advance and then I'm just patient and let it come along...
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    Re: Any Ragwing Projects here?

    I'm wondering if anyone has put together a recent price list to get an idea of what the plane will cost to build in today's dollars.

    1. Airframe:
    A. Wood
    B. Glue
    C. Metal fittings

    2....
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