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July 4, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Thanks! Unfortunatly, they got rid of the beautiful yellow bush thingy a few weeks ago, but they repaired the broken window. Took a ton of work and great guys to pull off.

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June 30, 2012 - 1:42 am

Excellent CPD, like the referb on the 129 Smile 

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June 28, 2012 - 11:32 pm

I hate to necro, but here's some more new real stuff--

 

This weekend I went to the local airshow... very fun, very entertaining. Got some video for youtube while I was at it!

 

 

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Also just found out my high school AP Calculus teacher, who is a very reserved, very quiet, little, fairly old, lady rode with the Blue Angles on friday. That must've been a trip to see!!!

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February 19, 2012 - 1:21 am

Yeah, the guys piloting these things back then were something else. Sure, they say that the Lexan windows are "Bullet Resitant" but you pretty much have to be pounding on them with the bullets for them to be effective. And those things got shot down left and right, until they figured out to put the low-vis letering, like what this has.

 

The one thing that this does not have, but it would have had in the war, is a colored shape/symbol outline on the side of the tailboom. They would have had them for ground troops to id which heli's their ride out, and which ones are going somewhere else. This didn't have it before, and the stencil kit didn't have it.

 

Now, the stenciling kit was the absolute bare bones one. It has a LOT of stencils that we cannot identify where they go. Just goes to show how much there is on these birds!

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February 19, 2012 - 12:50 am

Great job! Good to see. I joined the Navy in 72 and met a lot of guys coming back from the Nam, the helicopter pilots and crew where some of the bravest guys I've ever met.

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February 18, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Thanks a lot.

 

It wasn't just me, it was my dad, about a dozen other scouts, this one family that I first went to because the dad owns a body shop, (they live quite far, but he's painted everything, except until then not aircraft! LOL!!! Without his expertise and the crazy (and completely awesome)  kids, it would never have happened) the local Fire Cheif who, in his quirky ways, decided it was time to get it repainted, the maintinace head (George–still don't think he has a last name… LOL) who helped with everything, the guys down in Georgia at the Army Aviation Heratige Foundation for their infinant wisdom and help with stuff like where things are and what color, and Screaming Aero Graphix (http://www.screamingaero.com) for all of the wonderful stenciling for the lettering.

 

I don't have my stats in front of me, but I think we had 20 LOGED man hours of reaserch, probably an additional 30 unloged ones, one day meeting to discuss what we're going to do, one evening discussing with the "expert" (AKA the guy with the body shop) one evening power washing, one day running all over creation for supplies and that afternoon me standing there sanding and puttying the holes, more hours finding spray paints, more time to vandal/animal proof it, then a LONG day with 14 people working on painting it, (2 coats) one evening for the original letering not to work, one evening to cover the bad lettering, one day putting the new lettering on, and months to recover.

 

The vid's more about the heli itself, I'll probably dub it and make a more proper video about what it stands for as a monument and the philosophical stuff.

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February 18, 2012 - 10:37 am
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What a fantastic job you did-great to see respect not just for the Huey but for the guys that flew the bird to refurbish the heli in your own time.I love going to air shows around Aussie to see old planes and helis that have been rebuilt by their owners and still fly.Great effort CPD!!

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February 18, 2012 - 5:24 am

Well, just uploaded a vid of the huey I repainted to youtube.

 

 

enjoy!

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Supernova
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February 3, 2012 - 5:32 am

What a lot of experience we have here, I am impressed to say the least. Surprised Wink 

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CPD
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February 3, 2012 - 1:53 am

Just need to remember to save up the $150 grand or whatever it is to buy a used huey to restore to original condition. (hopefully a used cop one or something that's been maintaned and can fly)

 

EDIT: Make that more like 900 grand... 🙁

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February 2, 2012 - 9:39 pm

mo_jt said:

Most of my UH-1 time was on an all expenses paid trip to a beautiful southeast Asian country....

You should have put more thought into your choice of travel agents. Wink Mine sucked too. They sent me to the North Pole! At least there was nobody shooting at us, though.

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February 2, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Well, I won't belabor the point too much. Most of my UH-1 time was on an all expenses paid trip to a beautiful southeast Asian country....I did have some UH-1 time in the states. My OH-58 and British lynx was in Germany. My Chinook time was short spurts in both Germany and the US. The only other military aircraft that I've been on that I can think of is a couple of trips on C-130's--what an uncomfortable--but, extremely versatile plane.

 

In the 80's I earned by private pilot's, commercial, and instructor's rating in the US. I flew 150,172, and 182 Cessnas. I flew piper Cherokee (140's and 170's), Comanche, and a twin engine apache--a very old 50's designed and built plane.

 

I don't get to fly much any more--just commercial and I do say I miss it. Now, my flying is done on my Honda Goldwing (1800 cc's!). 

I'm definitely thinking about getting the syma huey when it get's released. Brings back old memories!!!

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February 2, 2012 - 12:45 pm
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mo_jt said:

I was a crew member on a UH-1 with over 600 flight hours back in the day(crew chief). I've got about 1 1/2 hours of stick time on same. I've ridden front seat (gunner's position) on an AH-1G (cobra). I've ridden in Chinooks, the OH-58 (kiowa), and a British Army Lynx (that was a fun ride).

 

I've also flown all kinds of small Cessnas and Pipers--but, they aren't helicopters--lol.....

 

Flying is great....

600 hundred hour flights,I have to say that is a bow from me-you lucky person,in awe.Fly with a friend that has a Mooney plane,awesome stuff. Please tell us all more of your past or future flying-I am intrigued and interested to know more-SF

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February 2, 2012 - 8:25 am

WoW, so many life skills here and we still love to flight/flying at our age, "dam fine machinery" you guys.

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February 2, 2012 - 7:59 am

I was a crew member on a UH-1 with over 600 flight hours back in the day(crew chief). I've got about 1 1/2 hours of stick time on same. I've ridden front seat (gunner's position) on an AH-1G (cobra). I've ridden in Chinooks, the OH-58 (kiowa), and a British Army Lynx (that was a fun ride).

 

I've also flown all kinds of small Cessnas and Pipers--but, they aren't helicopters--lol.....

 

Flying is great....

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February 2, 2012 - 7:49 am

CPD said:

Troop-107G said:

Supernova, I was lucky enough in the army to fly in a heli, a few times. I have fly'd a Bell 206B-1, no take offs or landings,

You definately should look into the s030g-that's a 206!

 

Just remember, kids, Dyslexics have more nuf!

I went nufs and have a S033G, so up you 770mm longer.. La la la. CPD you crack me up. For a young bloke you do alright. Thanks Mate.

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February 2, 2012 - 7:37 am

I think the banter is idling. And NOBODY, not even a dislycex, likes a banter that's being idle.

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February 2, 2012 - 7:30 am

CPD said:

Troop-107G said:

Supernova, I was lucky enough in the army to fly in a heli, a few times. I have fly'd a Bell 206B-1, no take offs or landings,

You definately should look into the s030g-that's a 206!

 

Just remember, kids, Dyslexics have more nuf!

Dixslessa lures KO.

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February 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

Troop-107G said:

Supernova, I was lucky enough in the army to fly in a heli, a few times. I have fly'd a Bell 206B-1, no take offs or landings,

You definately should look into the s030g-that's a 206!

 

Just remember, kids, Dyslexics have more nuf!

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February 2, 2012 - 6:34 am

Supernova said:

Supernova said:

It is when we cant read what is ni fornt fo su.

I think we are going a bit fo tocip here.

I Tottaly understand wat yer talking . yep I do..!

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