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David Flugum
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#1 Posted: 9/19/2010 18:39:59

Hello, I'm new to the EAA and thought I'd introduce myself. 

I live in Greeley Colorado and fly a Pacer out of Greeley Weld Country Airport (GXY).  I am poking around the EAA looking to see what everyone is building thinking I might want to someday build my own.  I'm partial to antiques, warbirds and rag wings.  I think that something like a Bakeng Deuce might be in my future but still just a thought.  Lots to learn before jumping in the deep end.

So are any of the local Colorado EAA members on the forum's here?

-Scott

 



Dick Anderson
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#2 Posted: 9/20/2010 20:10:58

Hi, Scott.

     I live in Fort Lupton, currently rebuilding a Challenger ll in my garage with a hangar at Platte Valley. Used to have a Luscombe and a MiniMax.



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David Flugum
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#3 Posted: 9/20/2010 21:03:11

Hi Dick,

That Challenger II looks like a fun project.  How far along is it?

How do you like Platte Valley?  I see that they are having a fly-in BBQ this weekend.  The CO/WY short wingers are supposed to be meeting there.  I would be there but I am in a wedding Saturday.

 

-Scott



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#4 Posted: 9/21/2010 11:21:58

Welcome to EAA and to Oshkosh 365 Scott.  Glad to have you!  I'm sure you'll enjoy your membership.

Cheers!

Joe



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#5 Posted: 9/22/2010 13:38:28

Welcome to EAA Scott,

Jon from San Jose, CA here. 

My fancy for aircraft leans towards WWI era warbirds as well as period vintage A/C. Just love those open cockpit airplanes. I am just starting my first build project, a Volksplane, as a Pocket-Change Builder.

~Jon



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Dick Anderson
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#6 Posted: 9/22/2010 21:32:43

Hi Scott,

     Platte Valley is a pretty neat place. They've got a WWI museum with several flying aircraft. The only thing I don't like are the blankety-blank pigeons. Didn't know about the fly-in- have to check it out. I've drooled over Pacers for years, but have decided to go Sport Pilot... I'm ready to start covering the wings on the Challenger, so still a ways to go.

    Dick



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David Flugum
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#7 Posted: 9/23/2010 18:05:45

Dick, I didn't know they had a museum at PV.  Guess I'll have to make a trip down there soon. 

Jon, that VP looks like a great little project.  Any idea how they fly at higher altitudes?  We see DA's in the 8k+ range in the summer and I wonder how the VW power would do up here.

 -Scott



Dick Anderson
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#8 Posted: 9/24/2010 19:41:58

My MiniMax was a V-Max with an 1835 cc Great Plains VW. It flew very well even on hot days- DA's of 10,000 after getting the Weber carb jetted correctly. It was kind of a pain to handprop, then climb in over the midwing, plus only 1 seat, so sold it to finance my Challenger ll.



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