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Old 05-04-2016, 06:06 AM
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Congrats Bob on the new addition! Before you know it, he will be there bucking rivets.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:36 AM
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Congratulations to both of you!! Building a plane is fun, but nothing compared to the wonderful experience of parenting and being a family!
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:07 AM
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Congratulations on your new building partner. Mine is 20 years old and in his second year at GT. I like your "Buzz." I'll need to email a copy of your paint scheme to my son. FWIW, although my son was very accommodating, he was never too excited to help me buck rivets!
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:40 AM
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Default Congrats on the addition to the family!

What to learn after after "Mama" and "Daddy" are in hand?

You might start with "airplane" if Joshua likes being "flown" around the nursery in your arms. (Does EAA sell onesies?)

As for vocabulary... "Cleco" comes to mind
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:58 AM
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Thanks everyone! He'll graduate to clecoing and riveting soon enough--though with some luck and funding, I may be close to finished by then! I have a set of Sonex plans waiting for him, too. I also took him up to Ridgeland a few days ago and showed him around, and once he's a little older I'll take him up in Dad's -6.

Pretty much all of his toys and books to this point are airplanes or spacecraft Though I think his first word may well wind up being "kitty"--he's absolutely fascinated by our two cats.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:50 PM
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Excruciatingly slow progress since late August; lots of work, finalizing the adoption, and a much-needed weekend trip with the wife. But the aft fuselage is riveted up to the middle j-stringer except for a couple of troublesome rivets under the tailwheel spring mount. Finished drilling up the center section lower skin and disassembled it today to start the deburr/dimple/prime routine. Man, I am so ready to be done with the major portion of structural assembly and get to the fun part--all the systems! Tubing, wiring, etc.



But over Labor Day weekend, I borrowed Dad's -6 and took Joshua for his first flight:

He slept through the whole thing, till I opened the canopy on taxi in.
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