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Old 10-20-2011, 02:19 PM
SteinAir SteinAir is offline
 
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Default The Clown Car arrives at it's new home!

Just to let the rest of the folks in the Black Hills know....there's another RV9 that has moved in. It's not like anyone can miss it if you see it, but thanks to Doug Weiler the Clown Car arrived safely at it's new home on the ranch outside of Sturgis! Should show up around some regional shows and for more show and tell. Yep - it's a gravel and/or gras road/runway that it'll be living on, hence the 3 blade catto and taildragger configuration. It's a wonderful flying machine. The 360 mufflers combined with the 3 blade prop make for one super smooth and really quiet plane.


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Old 10-20-2011, 02:21 PM
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Default Rubic's cube?

Different, for sure...pretty!

Best,
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:30 PM
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Default Legos

It reminds me of LEGOS..........I like it!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:41 PM
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I love that airplane...every time I see it, it brings me back to my youth. Good stuff!
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:47 PM
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I love it. Legos is good... I was going to say it has a Partridge Family feel to it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:26 PM
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Default Big toys...

...for big boys. Almost. Here's their model "tool" for the paint idea on top of the wing from OSH2011.



Good conversation ice breaker for sure.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:55 PM
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Default It's great....

...to see people step out of the box in regards to paint schemes! At least you won't get confused of which one to climb into at an RV fly-in......!
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:59 PM
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Default Like I said to your Dad...

As I was taking pictures at OSH, I think it's pretty neat. ( He was lounging next to her in the shade of the tail of another plane, remaining incognito.)
Then I saw his SteinAir badge and the jig was up. Pretty good way to elicit reactions.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:41 PM
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...to see people step out of the box in regards to paint schemes! At least you won't get confused of which one to climb into at an RV fly-in......!
...or it shows you can't decide what color to paint it....

A bigger version of this?

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Old 10-21-2011, 09:20 AM
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Default Thanks to Doug Weiler!

I want to give a big thank you to Doug Weiler for delivering the clown car and giving me some wonderful transition training. I have been flying Stein's good old Citabria for the last couple years so there was a "slight" difference in speed, gliding distance, etc.! Hopefully I didn't scare Doug too bad.

Also, another thanks to Jed at Steinair for helping finish up this project!
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