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Old 01-01-2012, 01:01 AM
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Oops.. Spell check got me.. I meant Mike. Sorry.
Welcome, George! No worries on the spell check, it happens to all of us. You did make me do a double-take, as I think Mel's kids are a bit older than that; his grandson just joined the US Air Force! Feel free to start a new thread to introduce yourself. Your history sounds interesting, and we'd all like to know more, especially about that wood homebuilt.

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Old 01-01-2012, 02:04 AM
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Default The way to get your kids interested in your project...

I'm just stunned that no one else said this after 2 pages of posts.
If you want your kid to be interested in your RV project and help build it, the one sure way is ......

ABSOLUTELY FORBID them from going near it or having anything to do with it.

Next thing you know they'll have whole skins de-burred, dimpled, and cleco'ed in place, and bucking bar in hand.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:24 AM
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Default The competition is tough...

The competition with IPhones, Ipods and friends at school is mighty powerful. Our grandkids are living in a different world. We finally up graded to smart phones and learned how to text and what an APP is and feel a little more connected to their world. I may have impressed them with an APP that has a plumb bob and another with a darned good compass.

Build your 10 and enjoy it. If your daughter gets interested, good, if not, don't get too aggravated over it. She will grow up and some day appreciate what you've created.

I've got 4 kids. One of them is a pilot. The other three are into other things, you can not force a young person to be interested in anything they are not interested in.

Take the peaceful path, let her be. You certainly don't want her to grow up with a memory of disconnecting from dad over an airplane project.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:30 AM
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Mike,

I think she needs to get CLOSER to the project.

I would suggest rolling her up in the schematic book so she
can absorb some of the materials in in.

CAUTION: Make sure she has her protective gear on.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:53 AM
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I think Bill had the right idea. When she gets interested in boys, you can sell her on the idea that her plus an airplane would make a wildly attractive package. Time enough later for her to learn that boys would be intimidated - by that time you should have the aviation hook firmly set. And the custard filling with that donut is that auto-intimidating boys reduces another risk factor for you.

On the other hand, the persistent boys will be pilots, so maybe the risk factor goes up...
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:06 PM
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Default Have just a little patience......

You might be a little to anxious, 4 months is when they start to become productive and can actually do something without slobbering all over your project. There is also the likelihood of them messing up your plans if you try too soon (the blowout is unpredictable).
Today, RaNae and I went for a nice ride in the RV-10 and came home and had the girls work on the -12 project.

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Old 01-01-2012, 09:27 PM
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I love it! Of all the cool things I've seen on VAF this one's my favorite.....of course I have an 8 month old daugther and a tail kit so I'm partial to both...
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:32 PM
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You have to get her interested in a boy who likes planes. That will change everything.

Now my Son is really into planes, maybe we could hook them up. Of course, at three years old, all he wants to do is acrobatics. Go figure.

She's a cute one!
This kind of advice will always work
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Just add milk...and wait for a bit.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:28 AM
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Just be patient. I had my first metal airplane finished by age 3!!

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