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    Default February Blahs!

    Dudes: Isn't there any news from the various racing camps? Gawd, it's quiet out there! What's going on at Ione, Bakersfield, Chino, Tulsa, anywhere? Heck, even Sani Hut's quiet.

    Will either Critical Mass or Furias be back in '05? What's up with American Spirit and Daryl's monster? How 'bout Frost Bite?

    C'mon, are you guys out west stuck in the snow on I-80?

    It's gonna be a long 7 months... Peas
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    I haven't heard any news on the Unlimiteds... for the sport class I've heard that there are three new Nemesis' either finished or close to being finished... then there's Scotty's Unleashed, she's getting a new paint job, a telemetry/data logging system and a new cowling. Not much but that's all the news I've got.

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    Thanks for the fix, Stevo! I have been watching Scotty's progress with a mix of amusement and amazement. After taking our Long EZ up through final primer, I KNOW what sanding is all about. My bro and I did it for 9 months -- aargh! But it was worth every stroke and busted knuckle. (Not to mention my youthful summers in a boat yard occasionally sanding/painting the bottoms of racing sailboats. YUCK!!!)

    http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/attac...achmentid=2770
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    I really have the blahs. I've even stumped do doing some nature photography, and trying to shoot Bald Eagles, (with a camera, that is!!).

    The first auto race I can shoot is at the end of April, and the first airshow is mid June!!!!!!! Got to love the nice midwest weather.

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    Default Re: February Blahs!

    Heck, even Sani Hut's quiet.

    Lol.....Few things are more disturbing to me as hearing "sounds" from a Sani-hut (and we all know what kind I speak of)...I prefer the silent type

    But yes, aside from the great news about Strega and the good/bad news of White Lightning, it has been quiet in the unlimited world. I just cross my fingers & toes and hope that "no news is good news".

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Adams
    I really have the blahs. I've even stumped do doing some nature photography, and trying to shoot Bald Eagles
    Find your nearest R/C airplane club and give that a try. There's a thread on RCUniverse for the best scale photo... see if you can come up with something that meets their rules .

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    I actually build 1/48th, and some 1/72 scale static display models. I have not built one in the past 15 years though. I think I have close to 20-30 unbuilt kits. I may have to get busy again.

    I never did get into the RC stuff. I'll watch, but I just cringe at the thought of something I have put hundreds of hours into crashing.

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    I remember one RCer telling me that there was one thing you could count on, eventually your airplane WILL crash. And that'll be followed by your compadres saying something along the lines of: "That sure was a good flyin' airplane!"

    I'll stick to quarter scale plastic. I'm pretty good at emptying my wallet with that hobby already. No need to exacerbate that process any further.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peashooter
    Will either Critical Mass or Furias be back in '05? What's up with American Spirit and Daryl's monster? How 'bout Frost Bite?
    Don't know anything about the rest but as of a few days ago, Critical Mass remained in the Dwelle family, the airplane has a new prop that only needs to be put on the airplane and that very likely, for this year, at least, they will concentrate on fielding two T-6 entries and no Unlimited effort..

    The good news of this is that, one, they did find a new prop and two, it is not really for sale, actively, at least and from what I understand, she's nearly ready to fly sans a few days of hard effort to get her ready to kick the tires and light the fires...

    On the strictly no "real" solid information front, I've heard that it is not real likely that we'll see Frostbite any time soon.

    I think both Cobra and I have had standing phone messages into Jack's office for years with no reply... if they are doing anything with the airplane, they sure don't want to talk about it..


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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Adams
    The first auto race I can shoot is at the end of April, and the first airshow is mid June!!!!!!! Got to love the nice midwest weather.
    Hey Tim mabe this will warm you up a little.
    NHRA Winter Nationals last weekend.
    Tony Schumacher Runs 4.452 sec. @ 334.65mph
    (new national speed record).
    Tony Schumacher's incremental times:
    60ft-0.832 of a second,
    330ft-2.117 sec,
    660ft-3.028 sec @ 275.45mph,
    1,000ft-3.789 sec

    P.S. still have my Charger

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