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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:01 am 
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Congrats! Any video of the first flight?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Here is 5 minutes of footage of the first flight - takeoff, three segments climbing out, landing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW4TXT42 ... load_owner

Flight was brief - climbout to 3000', slow flight, a few stalls, landing.

Aircraft has logged 7 flights since Tuesday, 5 hour check Saturday, all good.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:30 pm 
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Congratulations to everyone involved. It is always a wonderful day when one of these old birds takes to the sky again. Well done!!

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Thanks everyone, thanks Mike, for posting that video.

We're really happy with how well she is performing. I'm hoping to do some flying tomorrow and I really like "Fleet16B"'s idea to take her to the Tigerboys fly in in Guelph. If the weather is good, we'll be there!

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Whooo! She looks terrific.. well done! :drink3:

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DH82EH wrote:
Thanks everyone, thanks Mike, for posting that video.

We're really happy with how well she is performing. I'm hoping to do some flying tomorrow and I really like "Fleet16B"'s idea to take her to the Tigerboys fly in in Guelph. If the weather is good, we'll be there!

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Andy hope to see you guys there but one question
There are three owners, so who gets to walk the wing ? :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:35 pm 
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We knew all along that this wouldn't work, if we couldn't share :wink:

I know for a fact that nobody wants to see any of our ugly mugs walking wing. Our tiger had a previous life as a glider tug though, the boys do have a glider. Hmmmm.......

Hey Cam is the date for the fly in Sept 21 & 22?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Yes you have the date correct
For over 30 yrs now the Tigerboys Open House has been on the 3rd w/end in Sept both
Sat and Sun.
Hope to see you guys there

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:05 pm 
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MJD wrote:
Here is 5 minutes of footage of the first flight - takeoff, three segments climbing out, landing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW4TXT42 ... load_owner

Flight was brief - climbout to 3000', slow flight, a few stalls, landing.

Aircraft has logged 7 flights since Tuesday, 5 hour check Saturday, all good.

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Thank you!... and well done! :D 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:32 pm 
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Congrats!

If you get antsy waiting for the 21st, CHAA is having our Wings & Wheels car show & fly-in on the 14th at CYTB.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:10 am 
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Hey thanks guys,

I've never been popular before :lol: Now I'm gettin' invited to all the dances :lol:

We will definitely think about CYTB. Cool!

Andy


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Fantastic job Andy & friends!! Thanks for the video, a friend of mine said the field looked like the movie "Signs" :shock: I Said NO! the movie "Field of Dreams"!! " If you build it .... :D . Congrats... "Keeping it Two"!! :lol: , Anthony


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Thanks Anthony.
That ten foot high corn was pretty intimidating. It had to be corn, it couldn't be soybeans or grain this year :shock: Wat had the guy who leases the farmland cut down about five extra rows on each side of the runway for us. That was a big help. The Tiger is running great. Flew in it yesterday :D . As far as "keeping it two" we're going to try out a couple of different propellers. Since 1966 our Tiger has sported a climb prop for towing banners and gliders. It's kinda like it's stuck in second gear :wink: . She'll always have two wings and two prop blades :D .

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hey Andy I've posted a request for an Alloy head for my Gipsy Major in the Vintage aviation section on here. If you know of one available please let me know. Happy flying!
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I'll keep my eyes and ears open Baz.
Do you just need the one?

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