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Old 02-01-2011, 04:15 AM
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Default GWS Beaver

Flew the GWS Beaver Sunday. Put some homemade skis on her, which by the time we walked over to fly, the snow had got mushy, so it wouldnt take off. Landing it was a mess as well. Have to wait for the snow to freeze. So, we just flew around. Always a fun plane to fly! Wind was abot 8 mph.

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Old 02-01-2011, 10:41 AM
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Looks good with the skis, you folks need more snow!
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:24 PM
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He won't have long to wait! Winter weather on it's way.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:05 PM
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yeah, the problem on the east coast mid atlantic area is you will get a ton of snow..and the next day you get 50 degree warm air off the water which makes muck out of it. Actually ened up landing on the road in front of the house, dry asphalt. The ski's slid about an inch!! before she stopped...does that count?
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:06 PM
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Nice Beaver!

TM what part of Virginia are you in?
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:26 PM
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Iam in Burke,,,Fairfax County. Mon thru Fri....life Then I make like a rabbit for Delaware on weekends.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
Iam in Burke,,,Fairfax County. Mon thru Fri....life Then I make like a rabbit for Delaware on weekends.
Not too far away from us then, you should make a trek south sometime to the Tidewater area and we'll go fly something.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for the offer! I just might do that this spring! been years...and I mean years since I was down that way...Fond memories of FORT USELESS. In my Chinook days.
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TM4197 View Post
Thanks for the offer! I just might do that this spring! been years...and I mean years since I was down that way...Fond memories of FORT USELESS. In my Chinook days.
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHA!

That's what we started calling it when we had to the joint basing them with them

Now it's part of Joint Base Langley/Eustis. (notice whose name went first!)
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Go Figure!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:57 AM
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Default Another beaver

Just finished this GWS DHC-2 Beaver for some friends to fly. They are looking to get into RC flying, so trying to hook-em on this one. She flys really nice. A little more weight than the white one I have...with the paint and added cosmetics. But flys really nice and slow.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:20 AM
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Took my old 3 year old GSW Beaver and redid her in Army colors. The L-20. Put the original GWS 350 motor back in, and she flys great.
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