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Old 12-07-2006, 03:16 PM
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It's kinda quiet here lately... is the production line still open? Can I get on the list for a tailwheel?

I'll send you an email along with this post, just in case.

John B
Houston
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:00 PM
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I want to see about getting on the list also. Just purchased a QB RV8 kit and during the inventory had a chance to look at the tailwheel. I think I like yours a lot better. I obviously won't need it for a while but would like to get on the list so that when you get caught up I can get one for when I need it.

Thanks,
Greg
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  #113  
Old 12-07-2006, 07:10 PM
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Hey Doug,

I sent you an email today as well to get on the list for my -7.
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  #114  
Old 12-07-2006, 07:26 PM
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Default Production going strong

Fellow Builders...
Yes the production is still going strong. I was at Dad's this past Saturday and he allowed me to assist him in prepping the forks and milling a little on several of them.
8 were sent out this past week and 24 more are in production now. I will add the names listed above and contact you all via direct email.

Dad and I are still overwhelmed by all of your kind comments and by the orders from everyone.
We appreciate all of your patience as we work through the orders.

I know he is very proud that he has several of these on RV's all over the world now and that those with them on apparently like them.

Take care everyone as winter arrives.....I know here in Northern Michigan we have an early deep snow start...17 inches last Friday Dec 1st, 7 inches more 2 days later and about 3 inches every day since....yikes

Doug Bell
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:57 PM
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I have to add a plug for these tailforks. I received mine Monday, and it just looks great! I bolted it on yesterday, and will give it the true test Saturday. THIS is the tailfork that should be included in the kit

Cheers,
Rusty
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:22 PM
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Default I would like to be on the list as well!

Mr. Bell,

I am flying an RV-4 with Van's tailwheel. I was wanting to change (it has been flying only 3 months) but feel the need to keep the same low profile relative to the spring. Your's seems to be just what I need, so please put me on your list and let me know what I need to send you to hold my place.

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Ron Patterson - 510-421-2316
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(this was also sent as a private message)
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by glfrdug
Fellow Builders...
Yes the production is still going strong. I was at Dad's this past Saturday and he allowed me to assist him in prepping the forks and milling a little on several of them......8 were sent out this past week and 24 more are in production now....Dad and I are still overwhelmed by all of your kind comments and by the orders from everyone............I know he is very proud that he has several of these on RV's all over the world now and that those with them on apparently like them...........
Doug Bell
Doug, You and your father should be very proud. Not too many of us leave a lasting imprint in the world of aviation. Even your name evokes images of aviation tradition. Everytime a new RV flies sporting the "Bell" tailwheel, those in the know will instantly give nod. I ordered mine as an article of faith and really won't need it for some time to come, yet know instinctively I would be less than satisfied with the kit supplied alternative. Not only that...the "Bell" just plain looks better! The RV community is fortunate and all the better for having your father's name so prominently associated with it. Godspeed.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:46 PM
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Default 100hrs on bell fork and going strong

My bell fork is as new whilst copping a beating on unprepared strips and tailwheel first landings!
I had a nice picture here, but couldn't make it stick
Congradulations and thanks again to the two Dougs.
Cheers
Dan
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:20 PM
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added to the list. Sent email with my contact info yesterday. Going on my -7, someday!

Thanks,

Lars Pedersen
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:26 PM
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Default tail wheel

Doug, thanks for the tail wheel fork. Steve
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