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Post  akjgardner on Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:22 am

My Favorite Uncle and the one who got me started in Model Airplanes has lost his battle with Cancer. Way Back in the early seventies I worked for him remodeling old houses. One Day we stopped by a Hobby shop and he bought me a Goldberg Shoestring, Ambroid Glue and all the extras needed to build the model. He taught me how to build it and cover it with silk span . It turned out pretty good, Sadly we never did Fly it, but it got me started in the hobby. I was lucky enough to find one on Ebay, So in his memory I am going to build it the same way We did way back then. I will use my last tube of ambroid ( with sigment standing in as a stunt double). I will dedicate a day to him and Fly the Shoestring. I am going to call it my Mentor fly In day and and Hopefully it will spreed to others here that have a special person that got them started in this hobby. Mine is going to bee today's date March 26 2020. Rest In Peace Unk.
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Post  fredvon4 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:42 am

RIP Uncle Jerry
Sorry for your loss akjgardner

please tell me what engine the original had...If I have one or similar I would be honored to donate to the memorial Airplane

sincerely
Fred
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Post  getback on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:32 am

Joe , i am sorry for your lost of a great uncle , one who got into this wonderful world of modeling . I think that would bee a very sincere jester to build and fly in his honor !! Will the build and fly thread bee here? Flying
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Post  akjgardner on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:34 am

fredvon4 wrote:RIP Uncle Jerry
Sorry for your loss akjgardner

please tell me what engine the original had...If I have one or similar I would be honored to donate to the memorial Airplane

sincerely
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Thats very Kind of You Fred..... I'm Thinking it was a McCoy 29 redhead
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Post  akjgardner on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:36 am

getback wrote:Joe , i am sorry for your lost of a great uncle , one who got into this wonderful world of modeling . I think that would bee a very sincere jester to build and fly in his honor !! Will the build and fly thread bee here? Flying
Thank you Eric, Yes I will have a build thread on It
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Post  Levent Suberk on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:38 am

My condolences for your loss.
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Post  akjgardner on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:43 am

Levent Suberk wrote:My condolences for your loss.
Thank You
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Post  andrew on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:44 am

Sorry for your loss, but, his passion for modeling will continue to live on through you.
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Post  Levent Suberk on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:45 am

akjgardner wrote: One Day we stopped by a Hobby shop and he bought me a Goldberg Shoestring, Ambroid Glue and all the extras needed to build the model. He taught me how to build it and cover it with silk span .

A great memory.
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Post  Levent Suberk on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:47 am

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Post  Kim on Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:54 am

Oh man.  To paraphrase Mark Twain, "This hit me where I live".

Sorry for the loss of your fantastic Uncle.  If Fred doesn't have a McCoy Redhead, I'll pull one from my bunch....not sure if I have a .29, but for sure have a .35.

I can't think of a better tribute to your Uncle.

Condolences on your loss, and congratulations on having such a caring adult in your early life.
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Post  akjgardner on Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:01 am

andrew wrote:Sorry for your loss, but, his passion for modeling will continue to live on through you.
Thanks Andrew, Actually He Taught me all Kinds of life lessons. He was an Awesome Uncle
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Post  akjgardner on Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:06 am

Kim wrote:Oh man.  The paraphrase Mark Twain, "This hit me where I live".

Sorry for the loss of your fantastic Uncle.  If Fred doesn't have a McCoy Redhead, I'll pull one from my bunch....not sure if I have a .29, but for sure have a .35.

I can't think of a better tribute to your Uncle.

Condolences on your loss, and congratulations on having such a caring adult in your early life.
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Thank You Kim, I Know you have the same relationship with Your Uncle. Thats Very Cool.
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:26 am

X2 on all the sentiments expressed above AKJ.  Uncles are special, especially yours.

I lost my Uncle too to cancer.  I remember when he returned from WW2 where he was a machine gunner in the European theater.  The war taught him to smoke, tragic that he survived the terror's of war and later succumbed to the disease.  

My regards and sympathy.

Bob
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Post  fredvon4 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:02 am

I still have one or three torpedoes 35 but no more McCoys of any size


That said I really would love to contribute something to this project
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Post  David S on Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:13 pm

I am sorry for the loss of your uncle. Your build and flying of your plane will be a great tribute too your uncle.


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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:32 pm

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Get a load of Dot!  Do you really think the young guy on the right is looking at the poster she's holding? No!
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Post  Sunbird on Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:21 pm

The first thing I noticed was Bill smoking a pipe serving the youngsters!!
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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:02 pm

Sunbird wrote:The first thing I noticed was Bill smoking a pipe serving the youngsters!!
Ahh, social distancing. There's a window between them.
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Post  Sunbird on Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:04 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:
Sunbird wrote:The first thing I noticed was Bill smoking a pipe serving the youngsters!!
Ahh, social distancing.  There's a window between them.


Of course you are right Rod, I did not notice that!
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Post  NEW222 on Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:18 pm

Sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle and mentor into this hobby.
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Post  akjgardner on Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:54 am

rsv1cox wrote:X2 on all the sentiments expressed above AKJ.  Uncles are special, especially yours.

I lost my Uncle too to cancer.  I remember when he returned from WW2 where he was a machine gunner in the European theater.  The war taught him to smoke, tragic that he survived the terror's of war and later succumbed to the disease.  

My regards and sympathy.

Bob
Thanks Bob
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Post  akjgardner on Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:57 am

NEW222 wrote:Sorry to hear of the loss of your uncle and mentor into this hobby.
Thank you
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Post  roddie on Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:49 pm

Hi Joe, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Uncle Jerry. You are a fine nephew to be remembering him in this way.
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Post  akjgardner on Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:27 pm

roddie wrote:Hi Joe, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Uncle Jerry. You are a fine nephew to be remembering him in this way.
Thanks Roddie , he was truly an awesome Uncle.
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