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Memorial Day flying 2017

Guys, here are some shots from this morning’s flying, principally of the new planes that appeared for their maiden flights, or in the case of Steve Jakubiszyn’s “Venture”, a re-re-maiden flight.

The P-47 is Mike’s newest,which began as a stock Top Flite ARF, but then underwent weathering, detailing, and flattening of the original paint–a most effective scale transformation! Ask him how he did it! There’s also one shot of Bob’s veteran P-47. Can you tell the difference?

The “Venture” which I built in 2013 as a replacement for the original mid-air victim of 2009, was itself mid-aired less than two weeks ago. I gave what I regarded as the useless carcass to Steve Jakubiszyn as soon as we hauled it off the field. What you are seeing is the unbelievable repair work by the “Maestro of Make-overs” that is nothing short of incredible—and it flies just as well or better than it did before it was totaled!

— Larry