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Old 09-16-2012, 08:22 PM
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My RV will be flying by next years festivities.....

Great meeting some of the VAF community! Bob you're right... Just watching gave me the bug.
Next?, TBD
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:46 PM
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It was a real treat to meet some of the most recognized RV folks at the BBQ, thanks to Dan and Greg for a great Gathering. Hope to see ya all next year!
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:04 AM
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Default Thanks for the thread Bob

This thread became a must read!
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:21 PM
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It was a real pleasure to get to spend some time with all the usual R-cubed crowd, and especially nice to finally meet Bob Axom! I really enjoyed the talk Bob - we've worked on projects together without ever knowing it!

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:40 AM
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I captured this shot of Bob Axsom pushing Race 43 (Bob Mills) out of the Sport hangar to ready it at its race staging position on the ramp. This was the only photo I was able get of Bob when he wasn't either over or under Race 43 getting his hands dirty.

Bob, your the BEST... and we all love you!

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:29 PM
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Good to see everyone at the BBQ and share a little food and beer. Thanks to Dan and the others at Reno Stead for having us.

EAA also had a great tent set up and treated members to a seat, some shade, a free lunch, and ice cream, snacks and drinks all day Sunday. Rod Hightower and his wife were there hanging out and shaking hands. I didn't have my membership card or info with me, but Chad remembered me from the Saturday evening BBQ and got me in with no fuss. Thanks man!

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Old 09-19-2012, 05:39 AM
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Default Photos added

I am home with my photo copy capability so I added what I think are appropriate photos in the earlier posts and I will add the some of the Sport Gold Racers here:

John Parker's Thunder Mustang:

Kevin Eldredge's NXT Relentless:

Lee Behel's GP5:

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Old 09-19-2012, 06:29 AM
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Default Race 39?

Bob did you get a photo of the Glasair III that won the Gold?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:39 AM
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Default I did not - Sorry

I may not have seen it except at a great distance. I think it was at the east end of the grid the one time I may have got a glimpse of it from the west end of the ramp. Usually I did not have my camera with me.

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Old 09-19-2012, 10:19 AM
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Default Glasair 39 photo

Originally Posted by RV7AV8R View Post
Bob did you get a photo of the Glasair III that won the Gold?
This one:

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