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  • #41
    Well CB, all I can say is, there is the foundation from which great things will grow. You have a chance to modernize the workshop and repurchase all the planes you've wanted. Albeit, some of the best memories are gone and there is nothing you can do about it, I can see new airplanes being built and new adventures lay ahead. If Alpha gets on his horse, he might even release an OV-10 before Christmas and the first one should be sent directly to you!!

    Grossman56
    Team Gross!

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    • #42
      Charlie I being the Ass I am just read your post . My wife walked in and saw a tear running down and then she read it also . Damnit Man ! You have already been thru more than most of us can take and you are still kicking .
      I will gladly send you pictures of everything I have so you can pick and choose what you want !!!!!

      I recently , back at the end of June suffered a concussion . I played it off n told all it was a minor one . I lied it was worse but I know the sh*t I went thru and it was nothing compared to ALL you been thru . Can't try to imagine what it's been for you. God has a soft spot for you brother keep smiling even tho its hard


      Bryan
      But Crashing is Landing

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      • #43
        Yep, you know we're all with you my friend, if not physically, in spirit.
        You are like the Phoenix, you will rise again, I just know it!!

        Grossman56
        Team Gross!

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        • #44
          So yesterday was 60 days since I last flew as I indicated over on the OV10 Happy Bday thread and I also said I would provide some updates here as to what has replaced my non flying days since the fire.

          First the demo of the Eyesore had to happen before my baby girl(36) got married for the first time in the backyard.
          What remains of my truck
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          What remains of my 82 FXR Chopper
          that got printed in Easy Rider
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          Last I saw of it before having
          an emotional moment
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          Now they are working on the
          rolling hangar/bunkhouse
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          Garage halfway gone
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          Finishing up
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          Done
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          Pressure washed and back
          to where I was 32 years ago
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          OK......... now that the eyesore is gone, time to start preparing the grounds for the wedding
          She wanted me to build
          her a rustic arbor setting
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          Got to have a 40x80 for the 98 people
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          Put them together & walla
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          Proud dad in tears with her mom
          (ex-wife) walking our girl to her
          waiting husband to be.
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          And here is my daughter Jen and here husband Ken
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          Now that the wedding has been successful accomplished and the remnants of the whole gayla removed
          it is now time to focus on the garage rebuild.
          The steel (note the construct material) replacement building is due from Missouri in 4-6 weeks but before that
          arrives have to get a larger footprint pad for the 36x30 one story 10ft walled structure.
          Laid the forms and rerod last Fri and did the 17 yard pour today.
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          Power float and DONE
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          Now I just need to have the content settlement monies to start filling the garage back up once it gets here/erected.
          Next entry when the giant erector set project begins
          In the mean time I can now start strategizing on my RC plane/equipment replacement plan

          Warbird Charlie


          Warbird Charlie
          HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
          Incinerator Loss 16

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          • #45
            Now if I can figure out how to get the money out of the gofund me when would you want it? I imagine its peaked at $400.

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            • #46
              Originally posted by Grady.c View Post
              Now if I can figure out how to get the money out of the gofund me when would you want it? I imagine its peaked at $400.
              Wow.......that's awesome. Hadn't looked at it since you started it. Heck........I'll take that seed money with much gratitude at anytime towards the replacement of the DX9.
              That would be a big jump start to getting some birds back in the air Thanx again for your initiative Grady and everyone's support.
              Warbird Charlie
              HSD Skyraider; FlightLine: Sea Fury; FMS 1400: P-40B, P-51, F4U, F6F, T-28, P-40E, 1700 F4U and a Fox glider; Freewing: A-6, P-51; VQ: P-39; Dynam: ME-262, FW-190, Waco; ASM A-26; ESM F7F-3
              Incinerator Loss 16

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              • #47
                Good to see things coming back together.

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by OV10 View Post

                  Wow.......that's awesome. Hadn't looked at it since you started it. Heck........I'll take that seed money with much gratitude at anytime towards the replacement of the DX9.
                  That would be a big jump start to getting some birds back in the air Thanx again for your initiative Grady and everyone's support.
                  Ok I imagine we should wait a little longer for it to accumulate more money and then we can pull it out.

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                  • #49
                    You look very handsome Charlie!
                    TiredIron Aviation
                    Tired Iron Military Vehicles

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                    • #50
                      Now that would be so cool to see a great deal come along for an OV-10 (hint hint).
                      It's such a 'if I could do it all again' moment CB, you know the planes you liked and the ones that were not so hot and the ones that were on the list. You gotta get back in the air my friend, don't let the incident keep you down!!

                      Grossman56
                      Team Gross!

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                      • #51
                        You clean up pretty good Warbird! Hope everything turned out well at the wedding congrats to the bride and groom. It looks like your on your way back, the Phoenix is rising. Best to you Charlie.

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