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Sun n Fun 09

JimW

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We just came back last night from a nice trip to this year's Sun n' Fun. Other than some airline woes getting there and back, we really enjoyed ourselves.

We had a really nice visit with David Stone, Cheryl and Cheryl's family at Steenaerolab. We met Mr. Tig (Wyatt from Tigdepot.com in another thread). It's nice to put a face to someone you are buying from. He is also a dealer for the CK flex-head torch line.

It was a bit disappointing not to see more biplanes at the show. We made the best of it anyway. We made some solid decisions about an engine and prop for our Skybolt, bought some hardware and tools, more tools that we didin't know we needed and got a nice discount on an instrument order from Aircraft Spruce.

Sorry to have missed Erich, Manuel, Marl and the rest of you that were there.

We also spent some time with the Cub Club where we learned tons about our J-5 that will be very useful when we eventually restore it after the Skybolt is flying.

We are hopeful to make it to Sun n' Fun again in two years or three if we think it likely we will be ready to fly our Skybolt there. It would be nice to see more bipes from the rest of you next time. Next year we will likely try to make Oshkosh. We enjoy both shows and are alternating between the two.

Jim

 

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