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Post  batjac Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:17 am

Instead of some tools from Harbor Freight that I already have three of, or a button down corduroy necktie, or (heaven forbid) a pair of tickets to American Idol On Tour, I actually got something great for my birthday this year:

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One of the earliest Cox RTF's and one of the last Cox RTF's, 50 years apart.

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Post  roddie Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:37 am

WAY COOL DUDE!!!!!  Thumbs Up 
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Post  Admin Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:08 am

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Post  OVERLORD Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:39 am

Very nice Mark, is that the start of a collection or just adding?
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Post  WingingIt74 Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:55 am

Very nice man!!! Happy belated b-day also Smile
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Post  roddie Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:55 am

Mark, My Wife (without asking first...) got me this for my Birthday when we were dating, about 7 years ago. She still asks me why I've never flown it. I suppose that would make me an ungrateful bastard...  silent 

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Post  duke.johnson Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:55 am

That's very cool Mark. Happy Birthday!
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Post  RknRusty Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:39 am

So we missed your Bday and didn't even say anything. Well I guess a Hyper Viper is the next best thing. Sorry about that. Happy Birthday.
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P.S. I love the Hyper Viper. I've had a profile of it drawn up for a year or so, waiting for me to build it. I think maybe a Tee Dee .09 size.

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Post  roddie Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:04 am

You guys would make lousy detectives.. Mark's B-day is next month!!  Laughing (see the calendar or his profile)
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Post  batjac Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:08 pm

roddie wrote:You guys would make lousy detectives.. Mark's B-day is next month!!  Laughing (see the calendar or his profile)

Yep, it's still 2 weeks out. But I got these early so the wife didn't get me the American Idol on Tour tickets or something. When I buy the birthday presents for me, there's never any disappointment or frustration...  Laughing 

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Post  batjac Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:15 pm

roddie wrote:She still asks me why I've never flown it. I suppose that would make me an ungrateful bastard...  silent 


Just say what I would in that situation, "I would fly it, but I want it, as our love, to remain unbroken and whole."

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Post  batjac Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:18 pm

OVERLORD wrote:Very nice Mark, is that the start of a collection or just adding?
The Hyper Viper will be for flying, once I'm more accomplished at aerobatics. I've read that the weak point in the Hyper Viper is the product engine, so I'm gonna swap in a new KB backplate and a TD piston/cylinder.  The TD-4 is a survivor, and since it's lasted 60 years, I'll let it live a nice retirement on the shelf.  But....


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Post  roddie Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:34 pm

batjac wrote:
roddie wrote:She still asks me why I've never flown it. I suppose that would make me an ungrateful bastard...  silent 


Just say what I would in that situation, "I would fly it, but I want it, as our love, to remain unbroken and whole."

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 lol!  I almost just fell off my chair!! Man you're smooth Mark!  Cool
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Post  RknRusty Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:13 pm

roddie wrote:You guys would make lousy detectives.. Mark's B-day is next month!!  Laughing (see the calendar or his profile)
I did look, but since the year came first I thought maybe the 4 and 3 were backasswards too, like March 4th. I should've compared it with mine. So, still crappy detective but no breach of Birthday Etiquette here, good!

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Post  getback Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:36 pm

Cool stuff , Happy Mark you are going to make her pay for them with your money aren't you  lol!  that's the way it always seemed to work for me  Shocked Happy Birthday anyway Eric
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Post  Cribbs74 Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:55 pm

Nice Bday gifts,

I have only seen one hyper viper fly and indeed it needed a bit more power. It felt a little on the heavy side, your mods should help things along.

The TD-4 is begging for one more flight. Even if you just fly it level and land. How many folks can claim they flew one? Where is it going to go when you pass on (heaven forbid)

Carpe Diem Mark! Just food for thought.

Happy early birthday!!!!
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Post  RknRusty Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:48 pm

That beautiful plane begs for a Tee Dee .049. For some reason I was thinking that's what it came equipped with. That Surestart could be converted to Killer Bee specs easily enough though.
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Post  happydad Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:21 pm

batjac wrote:Instead of some tools from Harbor Freight that I already have three of, or a button down corduroy necktie, or (heaven forbid) a pair of tickets to American Idol On Tour, I actually got something great for my birthday this year:



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One of the earliest Cox RTF's and one of the last Cox RTF's, 50 years apart.

Hooah!

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Happy Birthday Mark, whatever day it really is.
   I flew one of the TD-4 planes back in the 1950's in my early CL days.

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