Q-talk 100 - Fly-in Sullivan, MO
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- Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2009 16:24
- Written by Dave Richardson
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Fly-in Sullivan, MO
The 13th Annual Tandem Wing Field of Dreams Fly-In is right around the corner, Oct.3-5. Things are shaping up to make this a great event. Now is the time to fill out the registration cards and get them back to me. You can complete the registration form contained in this newsletter and mail or you can use the on-line registration at the event web site.
The schedule is subject to change, but here is what I have planned as of today:
|3 October||3 October||3 October|
|1300||Event Officially||? Opens|
|1300-1700||Introductory Ha||nds-On Composite|
|Construction||Drew Aurigems||i and Jeff Le Tempt|
|4 October||4 October||4 October|
|0845-1030||Perform. Run &||Fun FlyAlan Thayer|
|1035-1145||Dragonfly Forui||7? Spud Spornitz|
|1150-1300||Q Forum||Jimmy Masai|
|1305-1350||Prop Forum||Culver Props|
|1355-1535||AeroElectric Fo||wm Bob Nuckolls|
|1540-1650||Engine Forum||Pat Panzera|
|5 October||5 October||5 October|
In addition to the familiar forums, I am very excited about the new hands-on composite construction class and the prop forum. Last year Drew Aurigema and I lead a very basic composite class, but as I recall I was the only one who got dirty. The class was very well received, so this year we thought we would take it to the next level. This will be a hands-on introduction to composite construction and will be limited to about 15 people.
The class will include hot wire cutting styrene foam, forming urethane foam, working with fiberglass and carbon fiber cloth, filler materials and many other essential basics to get the new composite builder off to a good start. The things learned in this class will certainly save you a lot of building time and could save your life. There will be a $20 fee for this class above and beyond the normal registration fee. If I get the donations of materials that I was promised, I am really hoping to reduce the amount to about $10 per person. In that case, each participant will receive a refund. Since the class size is limited, I need to hear from you ASAP to reserve your seat.
Rather than take up a bunch of valuable newsletter space, I will refer you to the fly-in web site at http://www.fidnet.com/~letempt/ If you don't have access to the internet, go over to a friend's house or your local library and borrow their computer for 30 minutes to get up to speed. Included on the web site is information on hotels, driving directions, local attractions, and many other valuable bits of information.
I am still looking for someone to videotape the event. Don Stewart had done this for several years and I did it last year. I think I am going to be a little busy with other things this year. Please contact me if you are interested in the job.
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