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Old 02-26-2013, 09:39 AM
krw5927 krw5927 is offline
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I love the kids threads - what great family bonding time. It amazes me, though, how many parents let their kids work on airplanes without safety glasses! (Mike, you're doing it right!)

Working in a big airplane factory, and having an optometrist in the family, I've seen some pretty gruesome eye injuries that resulted from a lazy attitude about protective eyewear. Please please please, grab your kids, take them to the store, and let them pick out a pair of "cool" airplane safety glasses to wear whenever they're in the shop. And set a good example by always wearing yours as well!

(End of soapbox)
Kurt W.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:44 PM
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Location: Poulsbo, WA
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Default make it a family project and it'll get done!

From first HS stab part completed:

to checking out how the wings are coming together:

To first flight into Oshkosh:

to earning his own private pilot license in a Citabria:

I could go on, as the inside of my RV is also decorated with numerous Sharpie drawings done by my youngest daughter during the 12 plus years of building....

So yes, definitely get your family involved!!
RV-6A, N731CK, 300+ hrs
Poulsbo, WA
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:12 AM
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No matter their age, they are always your kid

My son home on leave from the sand back in 2009 helped hang the engine.

Today he got his first ride in an RV.
Retired Dam guy. Life is good.
Brian, N155BKsold but bought back.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:46 AM
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Default Oh Yeah, It's a family affair

Well, my 9 yr old deburrer is now 23 and a diesel mechanic in Albuquerque (go figure).

Building an airplane is a family affair. The sooner the builder realizes that the better off they will be.

Don't forget to get the wife involved as soon as possible. I learned that my AFTER first go around.

Gary Palinkas - Gman.... VAF #161
Venice, Fl
RV-6 "Sassy" Flying 400 hrs since Oct 2011
Lycoming 0-360 A1A, FP Sensenich Prop
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:45 AM
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Wow this build is taking me a while...

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:16 AM
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Default All the kids work

Everybody works

Unpacking the wing kit

The oldest

The younger

Even the baby holds clecos
-Joe Wilbur
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