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Old 02-28-2013, 02:49 PM
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:25 PM
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Oh, thats good, VERY good. If I were moderator, I would declare you the winner and close the thread. Can't you just hear Wilbur shouting, "You go, girl!"
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:47 AM
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Dang, if they ain't flew!!!!

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Old 03-01-2013, 06:49 AM
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Just proved "the first experimental home built aircraft" is still the best
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:35 AM
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Don, would love to see this with Tomcat wings and of course a tail hook


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Old 03-01-2013, 02:25 PM
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Default now you're talkin'!

Mike, I did the tailhook a few posts ago, but if someone is gonna take on this challenge, why not twin tails, and a little re-heat ( afterburner) somehow?????
or.......
..........a cat' shot anyone!???
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:44 PM
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Based on this thread, there looks to be a great desire for a retractable RV.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:59 PM
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Default ...and homage to Van's crew

..not to taint the awesome idea of 'first flight', just suggesting there may have been a couple others present.
...shocking really, to think that the tricycle, tip-up controversy could have been pre-ordained from the very start!

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( also just some appropriate refreshments to celebrate the successful launch! nothing more!)
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:11 PM
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Pure gold!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:41 PM
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Thanks guys. Funny thing, I grabbed the RV still pic from my actual first flight video. At the time I was only taxiing by, but the still seemed to work well with the Wright Flyer photo. (Lots of elevator to pop it off at slow speed ). Also a little hard to tell but I had to mirror the pic. (The data plate and I are on the wrong side)

Anyway fun thread with lots of good ones. Keep em coming!
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