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Look who we dragged out!
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:48:19 PM »
It was great to see Bubba this evening. He came down to help test fly Frank's  new Turning Point twin. Frank's plane of course is stunning. Pictured is Bob and myself holding two of Bob's designs.  My Dropnose Crossfire and the aforementioned Turning Point. It was great to see Bob flying in the better part of 2 years.
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 07:49:23 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 07:50:57 PM »
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 08:43:02 PM »
Very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 09:00:37 PM »
Very cool!

 Crist just likes the paintjobs.  :##
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 09:09:04 PM »
Both beautiful ships,you must bring them to the Philly meet.

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 09:28:33 PM »
You guys are having way too much fun.   Bobby looks like he has slimmed down a little. LL~ LL~
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 06:05:06 AM »
Nice flying field.  Where is it?

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 07:15:16 AM »
Nice flying field.  Where is it?


Top secret location in rural NJ. AKA area 41. lol
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 08:21:32 AM »
Has Frank's heart started beating again?  Stunning!
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2018, 09:56:01 AM »
Has Frank's heart started beating again?  Stunning!
Defibrillator on order lol !
Thanks Jim. Your trim design fit this ship to a "T"

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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 12:54:08 PM »
Great photos!

You old fossils are looking good... considering!  ~>

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2018, 07:24:08 PM »
That twin is killer!!   TS

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 05:16:08 AM »
Beautiful Planes!

What engines are in the plane?

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 05:51:32 AM »
    Allen :
Twin has Cobra 2814-20 .
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2018, 08:51:26 AM »
It was great to see Bubba this evening. He came down to help test fly Frank's  new Turning Point twin. Frank's plane of course is stunning. Pictured is Bob and myself holding two of Bob's designs.  My Dropnose Crossfire and the aforementioned Turning Point. It was great to see Bob flying in the better part of 2 years.

Who's the skinny guy in the Red Cap?

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2018, 10:17:05 AM »
I suggested we all go out for ice cream that eve.
Hunt declined.
He's eating water-crest on thin wafers these days. n~

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2018, 10:17:35 AM »
Who's the skinny guy in the Red Cap?

Well Bobs your Uncle, that's Bobs my Pops.

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2018, 02:03:59 PM »
I missed this great shot of Bubba with Frank's twin.
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2018, 02:10:10 PM »
I’d like to know why Bubba wasn’t in Muncie, mixing it up with the big dogs.

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2018, 02:21:35 PM »
...because Bob is now resting with the retired dogs.  Z@@ZZZ

Although, I had a blast flying Tom's "Drop Nose" Crossfire and Frank's delicious new twin the other night... So much so that I'm leaving in a few minutes to go there again tonight! It felt great to go through a pattern, and Tom's Crossfire flies amazingly well. He has it on the new Ukrainian lines and they felt great. I've always preferred solids, but these new lines might just tempt me to come back on a limited basis and fly a bit.

Frank's new twin is one that I designed just before "retiring." It shows great promise and once we get the motor runs sorted out, I'm sure it will be just as killer as Tom's Crossfire.

Attached here is a side view of the new twin (sans nacelles) on the drawing board. I don't think it will need any airframe tweaks once the motors are sorted. I might just have to build one...

Bob


 

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2018, 02:29:45 PM »
Well unretire and come to the Philly meet in a few weeks.........Just come and fly

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2018, 02:35:33 PM »
Thanks for the invite, Skip, but at present I don't have any planes flyable. I do have a bunch of new ideas to try and optimize the electric motor package. Up until now we have for the most part been stuffing electric motors into airplanes that were designed for glow. I know that Paul and Chris have done a lot in this direction with their new ships. That is something that interests me greatly... even if I never fly one in competition.

Attached is a photo of what I am now "flying."

Bob

 
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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2018, 03:26:29 PM »
That's a really good looking twin!

So now, let's design an F5F and show what electric power really can enable!

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2018, 05:12:59 PM »
Thanks for the invite, Skip, but at present I don't have any planes flyable. I do have a bunch of new ideas to try and optimize the electric motor package. Up until now we have for the most part been stuffing electric motors into airplanes that were designed for glow. I know that Paul and Chris have done a lot in this direction with their new ships. That is something that interests me greatly... even if I never fly one in competition.

Attached is a photo of what I am now "flying."

Bob

Love the ship you’re “flying”, Bob. Although ... should I be disappointed that it’s not electric?  ::)

I’m long overdue for driving up your way for a visit; I’ll bring some of my electric “ships” when I do!


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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2018, 05:37:33 AM »
I bust Bob with this thread but he has really helped get me on track with the Crossfire. My biggest issue was flying on 015 lines. At 64oz. I was getting too much stretch and had to constantly feed corrective input. When I went to the 016 4 strand brass coated, that all went away. Immediately,  I had a different airplane. The plane tracks so incredibly well that, it is literally, point and shoot. I must say Bob enjoyed flying it and it was cool to see it from outside the circle.
   I will add that he said " you have an airplane that will take you as far as you want to go." ..... Nothing like a little pressure!!! Lol y1..... practice, practice, practice!

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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2018, 06:27:54 AM »
Love the ship you’re “flying”, Bob. Although ... should I be disappointed that it’s not electric?  ::)

I’m long overdue for driving up your way for a visit; I’ll bring some of my electric “ships” when I do!

Yeah, come on over; we can do a bit of "formation flying." (otherwise known as jamming...)

I do "fly" the Taylor electrically on occasion, Mike, as it has the Expression system on board. I much prefer playing acoustically into a mic at live performances. It just gives a more accurate acoustic sound.

Later - Bob

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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2018, 07:11:50 AM »
That's a really good looking twin!

So now, let's design an F5F and show what electric power really can enable!

Great idea, Scott, I cannot wait to see your new electric powered Tigercat!  S?P

Bob

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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2018, 11:44:38 AM »
Bob:

Not a Tigercat.  That's an F7F.

I'm thinking F5F Skyrocket

and remember, I said "Let's"

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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2018, 12:31:34 PM »
Oops, you're right; that is the Skyrocket. Okay, we're all waiting to see your new electric powered Skyrocket.

It's your idea, so the ball is in your court.  y1

Can't wait to see it - Bob

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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2018, 03:37:31 PM »
Let's see now, ummm, it took me 8 years to build my first Nobler.  And this is a twin and electric to boot.  So, we're looking at about a first flight in, say, 2028.

Hey, you weren't in a hurry to see this thing were you?

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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2018, 04:51:47 PM »
Very glad to hear that Bob is flying. Must mean his back is better and that is very good news.
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2018, 05:42:43 PM »
Yeah, come on over; we can do a bit of "formation flying." (otherwise known as jamming...)

I do "fly" the Taylor electrically on occasion, Mike, as it has the Expression system on board. I much prefer playing acoustically into a mic at live performances. It just gives a more accurate acoustic sound.

Later - Bob

Formation flying sounds (literally!) good to me.  :)

I sort of kid about the electrics. I love them, but usually practice on an acoustic. Harder to hide fretting and picking mistakes. It's a little more unforgiving, but more satisfying when it's done right, and makes the electric playing cleaner, too.

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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2018, 04:34:03 PM »
Hi Mike:

I'm certain that I'm not in your league when it comes to guitar playing, but we can have some fun. We need to get-together and do a bit of actual flying, too. You are only a stone's throw away from where I live, so let's make some plans to play and fly!

Later - Bob
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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2018, 04:37:22 PM »
Very glad to hear that Bob is flying. Must mean his back is better and that is very good news.

Hi Randy:

Yeah, the back is doing okay; not great, but okay... Thanks for asking.

I have been enjoying flying with Tom Luciano and Frank Imbriaco. They tell me that if I'm to continue flying with them I'll have to change my name to end in a vowel... They are great guys to hang out with and we are having a lot of fun busting each other's chops (A Jersey state sport...).

Later - Bob

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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2018, 05:18:32 PM »
Yo Bob am I gonna have to bribe you to come down with my Harmonica playing? Ok Ok, so don't compete. Just come down and hang out. BTW Joe Adamusko let me fly one of his ships....the Buck 550. I'd be dangerous with a ship like that! The thing I like about the electric jobs is that you can talk to the peanut gallery at the field while performing your stunts. So while flying I'm yelling at them.... "if I ever had a plane this good the rest of you mugs would have to take up stamp collecting."...they were pissing themselves!

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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2018, 06:22:14 PM »
Hi Skip:

You can have a plane like Joe's; you just have to decide to make one.  y1

I've never worked with a harp player; might be fun!

Bob
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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2018, 09:20:34 PM »
Hey Bob all you have to do is add an O behind Hunt, -  Bobby Hunto.   LL~ LL~
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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2018, 09:30:33 PM »
Hi Randy:

Yeah, the back is doing okay; not great, but okay... Thanks for asking.

I have been enjoying flying with Tom Luciano and Frank Imbriaco. They tell me that if I'm to continue flying with them I'll have to change my name to end in a vowel... They are great guys to hang out with and we are having a lot of fun busting each other's chops (A Jersey state sport...).

Later - Bob

Bobby Who or Bubba Hunta...take your pick.

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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2018, 10:27:24 AM »
I was thinking Roberto Huntetti.
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« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2018, 10:49:48 AM »
I was thinking Roberto Huntetti.

I like it!   #^

Bob, er, ah, Roberto...

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« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2018, 01:27:30 PM »
Well t least he didn't say he might have to add  'ski'  behind his name , like Huntski. LL~ LL~
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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2018, 06:09:31 AM »
Hi Doc:

Actually a very good friend of mine, Michael Leighton, used to call me Huntski all the time. As my father used to say, "You can call me anything you like, except late for dinner."

Bob

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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2018, 09:21:29 AM »
Sounds just like my Dad, LL~ LL~
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Re: Look who we dragged out!
« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2018, 05:59:43 AM »
Frank and Area 44 are right around the corner from me, Its a lot closer than Lincoln Park, but the company at Lincoln Park is priceless Not that you guys are chopped Liver!
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