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ANYONE LIKE AIRPLANES??
#121259 Sat Jan 05 2008 02:17 PM
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NOW THAT I CAN POST PICTURES,, YOU GUYS ARE GONNA GET SICK OF ME,, I HAVE SOME CATCHIN' UP TO DO.. HERE IS MY DADS LATEST PROJECT,, I HELPED A LITTLE.. BUT HE TOOK A PIPER Pa-20?? THAT WAS SLIGHTLY WRECKED,, EXTENDED THE FUESLAGE ABOUT 2 FEET,, BASICLY BUILT SUPERCUB WINGS OUT OF THE EXISTING BY STRECHING THEM A TOTAL OF 4-FEET.. PUT 190 HORSE CONTINENTAL 4 CYLINDER ENGINE IN IT..THEN CHANGED THE LANDING GEAR.. TOOK ABOUT TWO YEARS,, BUT HE GOTTER-- DONE.. HE LOVES TO FLY,, THATS HIS PASSION .. ANYONE ELSE A PILOT OR ENJOYS AIR PLANES???

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#121260 Sat Jan 05 2008 04:49 PM
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No offence Franky, I love flying but when you take and chop a plane in half strech it out glue on a few more wing pieces ......................well im sitting this one out......Does make a sweet looking plane though, tell pops congrads...........Les

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#121261 Sat Jan 05 2008 05:00 PM
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gotta agree with les on this one.i mean cars are one thing but an airplane?beutiful machine and your dad must know a heck of alot more about planes then i do.keep postin pics t bone,its all cool!


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#121262 Sat Jan 05 2008 06:22 PM
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Good looking plane T-BONE. I worked on the engines of C-130's in the Marine Corps from 1984 to 1996. One of the guys that I worked with showed me patches that his Dad had fixed from Vietnam. That was one tough bird. Loved to fly on them. Does your Dad give rides? I'd go.
Mike

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#121263 Sat Jan 05 2008 06:26 PM
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Hey T-Bone, I'm also a pilot and former Cherokee owner. I haven't got my tail-draggers endorsement, I don't know if my 2 left feet can dance well enough on the rudder pedals! A great looking bird, I'd co-pilot anytime.

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#121264 Sat Jan 05 2008 09:44 PM
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I grew up in a flying family J-3's to T-33, I grew up in aviation Soloed several planes at 16, fulling license private pilot 17, Commerical & Multi engine & IFR at 18. My Dad and I bought and sold hundreds of used aircraft in the 80's and early 90's before we split. It's hard to be a son and business partner so after 3 years of not a word spoken between us we decided to call a truce and 18 years later we talk and see each other almost everyday. Almost all of you guys would not know him he was the top of top in aviation Red Stevenson of Red S Aircraft. Now he writes books about 9 May Days and sits in his office looking out the window all day long in Bixby just waiting for someone to talk too. I probably had the best Dad in the World but like most did not realize it untill now. He try to make be the worldest youngest Jet Pilot at 17 flying a Cessna SP Citition Jet from L.A. to New York but thats another story. He had write 9 books on flying he is like so many of you on this web site just a down to earth man you would never know it unless you saw his office full of newspaper clipping and pictures. Will this isn't my tread sorry for writting about my dad but sure miss being little boy sometimes being a grow-up and seeing your parnets grow old is hard. Guess I just need to type my thoughts. Thanks for listening. Cash Stevenson, Bixby, Oklahoma

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#121265 Sat Jan 05 2008 10:42 PM
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I HEAR YA GAS AND SODA MAN !!!!!!!! THANKS FOR YOUR POST.. IT HIT HOME.. YOUR THE BEST.. HERE IS
MY BABY WITH PILOT GRANDPA..

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DAVE B ,, I THINK A TAILDRAGGER IS CAKE TO AN UPRIGHT PILOT!! ITS FISHY FOR ONLY 5-10 SECONDS OR SO,, JUST DON'T SLAM DOWN HARD LIKE MY DAD DOES.. YOU COULD DO IT!! L.O.L.!!

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Thanks T-Bone, My first solo landing in a taildragger was not untill I was around 17, My instructor landed us at a old military base that was decomissioned the runway was as wide as it was long. He said that he need to pep so he got out and said for me to take it for a spin by myself as he finished going to the bathroom. My first solo in a taildragger was also my first tailspin. No damage it just spon around after landing and did not hit the wing tips or prop. After that I have not had a problem since. My Dad taught me alot about having a good stick he taught me to always land each and every plane tri-cycle gear or taildragger with a nose high attuide. No matter what the plane hold the nose off as long as you can even on a taildragger the longer the rear wheel runs down the runway the better. After that I have landed every plane with a full stick back. Holding the front wheel from touching as long as I could. My Dad will never know all the things that he taught me for I am still learn them 48 years later things that never matter until now. Today was his 79 birthday Jan.5, I guess some lesson are learn years later in life. Thanks for the memorys. Cash

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#121268 Sat Jan 05 2008 11:58 PM
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COOL STORY!!!!! ENJOYED EVERY PART.. BUT THIS PLANE HAS STEERING WHEELS.. BUT GOOD STORY FOR SURE!!!!! I'M NOT USED TO THE JOY STICK,, I LANDED A SUPER CUB WITH FLOATS ON A LAKE ONE TIME, AND THATS IT,, I WAS 12,, THE CO PILOT HELPED MORE THAN I KNEW.. SODA GUY,,YOU LOVE YOUR DAD,, AND THATS WHATS IMPORTANT.. YOUR A GREAT PERSON,, CHERISH THE MOMENTS... GREAT STORIES EVERYONE!!!! KEEP THEM COMING.....




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THE POSTING THING IS NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW his message has been edited by T-BONE (edited 01-06-2008).]IT FLYS AT 119 CRUISE MPH NICE PLANE FER A RED NECK..

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Congrats to you and your father - its a dying breed that can do what he'e doing.
I would have liked to be there when the plane had it's annual.

I grew up in my dad's Cessna 170a tail dragger. It's been 35 years, but I can still remember the call letters, N8213A-lpha.
Dad was commercial and instrument rated, and taught me to fly when I was 13+/-. Knew all the basics and could do take offs and landings. I was the oldest of 4 kids and dad always worried the family would be flying and something would happen to him, so always had me up front. Siblings were little at the time - needed to be to fit mom and 3 kids in the back bench seat.
Always thought I's solo on the 16th birthday, but by that time, I took flying for granted and wanted a driver's license.


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#121271 Sun Jan 06 2008 08:42 AM
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The plane looks great. I love the storys from you guys. I have always wanted to get my pilots license but dont have the time.


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#121272 Sun Jan 06 2008 08:50 AM
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I took an introductory flight when I was 15 out of Harvey Young Airport in Tulsa. I said to myself that I was going to get my ticket the next year. Well, the next year turned into the next year and on and on. When I started closing in on 40, it hit me that soon next year wasn't going to come anymore. Short story made long, but don't put off something you really have an interest in. You won't regret pursuing your dream!!

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#121273 Sun Jan 06 2008 09:22 AM
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Very well said Dave


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