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  #221  
Old 03-26-2009, 06:10 PM
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I received my bell fork some weeks ago, here is what I think: First of all, it is real nice craftmanship, so I felt fine to bolt in onto my pride and joy. The fit was great and done in 10 minutes. The feel when taxiing around tight corners is much better, because I need a lot less force in rudder to get the tail come around. The RV sits a little higher and sight over the nose is slightly improved (mainly because I know it has to, I think..). The best thing is the more sensitive, less brutal force when turning on slow taxi. Contact with Doug was perfect, and about delivery situation, here in Germany we say: Wie Bananen in Magdeburg...means word by word: Like bananas in Magdeburg (Ex-German Democratic Republik / East Germany), and means: You can have as much as you want, they're gone in a minute.... Shure worth waiting for it.
Cheers, Dirk
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:54 PM
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Default Aviation Tech Products Tail forks

Initially, we did have a problem with some of the tail forks. The machinist had decided to change the location of the locking pin, NOT GOOD. We replaced all the units that were affected and have not had any reports of trouble since. We are currently on our 4th batch. At the present we have just 2 in stock and working on our next batch of 25 units. I believe all our customers are satisfied with the product, if not we would like to hear from you.

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:32 PM
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Default New Bell Fork Delivered

Just received my Bell tail wheel fork in the mail yesterday. It is a really beautiful piece of work! IMHO - well worth waiting for! Thanks Doug, as they say, "the check is in the mail"!
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:05 PM
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Just received my Bell tail wheel fork in the mail yesterday. It is a really beautiful piece of work! IMHO - well worth waiting for! Thanks Doug, as they say, "the check is in the mail"!
Amen, got that right!
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:31 PM
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Default Bell fork updates

Fellow builders, flyers and list lurkers,
I wanted to update anyone reading the forums that we are still shipping forks.
My brother Mike is assisiting us now and will be helping Dad in the shop get the forks our faster.
We had a little hickup in supply and have been down a week and likely one more as our supply of steel comes in. Our fault, not the suppliers.

We will be back at it aggressivley and we have a goal to fill all orders on hand
within several months, and then get this....have them in stock!

I want to thank you all for your continued patience and all the interesting comments I recieve when I call you on the phones after so many months on our order list...
THanks again and we are happy to help you all.

On a side note, I am jealous of all of you headed to LOE...one day I'll make it.
Have a great event!
Doug jr
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:14 PM
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Doug,

I would like to get on your list. I will PM you with the details.

Loman
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:21 PM
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Loman,
I received your PM and will reply in the morning
You are now on the list

To others from the last week, emails going out to you as well.
Updates in the am
THanks
Doug
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:36 PM
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:31 AM
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Please put me on the list. When?
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:16 AM
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Default Tail wheel upgrades

Ryan and Master Pilot,
Thanks for the interest.
Please send me an email directly to my dbell@manisteenational.com
email address.
Include your mailing address, phone number, RV model and if you are building or flying.
I'll then have akll your contact info and will reply with a delivery estimate and costs etc....
THanks
Doug Bell jr.

Several phone call replies going out today to others who have called.
Doug
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