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  • Gene, as usual---very beautiful job!!

    Larry Fitch

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    • The finishing touch to Otto's wardrobe is now complete. He is now ready for some fun in the sun soaring.

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      • ARUP
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        Good thing for the hat or poor Otto would be getting the chrome burned off his dome! Nice job!

    • Maiden and trim flights were completed at the Visalia Spring Aerotow this past weekend. The good news is my heart meds still work and thanks to help an attention of other pilots attending the Ka-3 came home in one piece.
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      • Whoa! You weren't kidding when you told me it was pretty squirrely! Hopefully Otto had a change of clothes after those flights :-) Looks like flight three it was settling down. We'll get it fine tuned at Yakima.

        Dave Smith

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        • ARUP
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          That was fun to watch and I really had a good laugh when Otto's hat fell off! It would be extremely entertaining if Otto's feet were connected to rudder pedals so we could see him 'dancing'!

      • ARUP, I'm looking forward to a lot less excitement at the Yakima Aerotow next weekend, now that all the elevator trimming is completed. An angle block for the camera mount was made to provide an upper view of the front wind screen. Should be close to what the pilot will see, just need to add a yaw string yet.

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        • Now that the Ka-3 is finally trimmed out it almost flies it's self. Here are a few photos from the event this past weekend.

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          • ARUP
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            Cool pictures! Thanks for posting!

          • gunny11
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            Love the cockpit shots... Looks very scale. Great job Gene!

          • lenb
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            So happy with there success of the model after such a fabulous build.
            Congratulations again

        • Ivan Somvi was kind enough to send me this photo of my 40% Ka-3 on tow.

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          • ARUP
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            Photos like that are the reason I love vintage ragwings! Look at it glow!

          • Gene C
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            I'm hoping for a few more photos of it in flight from the next aerotow later this month. Will post.
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