Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:21 pm

Hey ShawnM! Nice Tubes reference...ah, memories from 1977. Thanks and thanks. Yes, KISM hangar. Look forward to lunch. "Talk To Ya Later".
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby FastEddieB » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:31 pm

Gorgeous!

Thanks for taking us along on the journey!
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Wm.Ince » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:09 pm

Sweet!
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Warmi » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:19 pm

Whoa ... and the timing of it - no more gifts from Santa for you this year , this is plenty :D
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Jim Hardin » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:41 pm

Santa may want to borrow it for one night...

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:47 am

Man. What a great group here! Thanks for all the compliments gents...(um, we don't even know if it will fly yet, but, it 'probly' will).

FastE...you are welcome...I have learned very much lurking and reading your posts...thanks! I really like YOUR airplane...alas...wife says "no tandem seating"...happy wife...happy life...I can be right, or, I can be happy...I choose happy every time.

WmI...ah, 912ULS...proven...all good...and good talking to you! I appreciate your advice and I learn so much from you...danka.

Warmi...also, Christmas just happens to be my birthday, so, a double score! (Mom said I was best X-mas present ever...she HAD to say that I think)

Jim...one detail...insurance company requires 300 TT (Santa is good there)...BUT...they require 25 hours in the Sling 2...sorry...he can't borrow...or I would. :)

One of the MANY reasons I love aviation and flying...be it GA, USAF, Airline, Lt Sport, Experimental, etc... pilots are (almost) all good people...in my experience 99+ percent good people. Thanks to all for being here! It is encouraging. I nominate WmI, FastE, and Warmi to set up the next/first SPT annual convention!

Merry Christmas!

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby chicagorandy » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:14 am

Congrats on a terrific airplane that looks fantastic - wishing you many, many years of safe flying joy.
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby drseti » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:28 am

Beautiful, Cam! When you feel inclined to fly it to Lock Haven, your next BFR is free.
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Scooper » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:34 pm

Gorgeous airplane, Cam. Love the panel!
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby RTK » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:19 pm

Ditto on the congrats, Cam! Gorgeous bird you’ve got there! Can’t wait to hear of the adventures you’ll have with your Sling!

I saw a Sling 4 on the ramp at my airport this morning. Gorgeous craft, and I thought of your build, and then started thinking about how long it might take to build one. Then I thought about the unnecessarily slow, painful death I might endure if my wife found out that I spent $$$ on another plane. :wink: So we’ll just keep the dream between us, ummm-kay? :P

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:24 pm

Thanks guys!

RTK, rule 1 is 'happy wife, happy life' of course. However, you might try vacationing in Orange County CA, accidentally drive by Zamperini Field, stop in to see TAF USA, have Jean take your wife up for a quick flight over the Pacific coast...she'll INSIST that you get a Sling! No one gives a better intro flight than Jean! Too much fun! :D
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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby RTK » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:47 pm

cam737 wrote:Thanks guys!

RTK, rule 1 is 'happy wife, happy life' of course. However, you might try vacationing in Orange County CA, accidentally drive by Zamperini Field, stop in to see TAF USA, have Jean take your wife up for a quick flight over the Pacific coast...she'll INSIST that you get a Sling! No one gives a better intro flight than Jean! Too much fun! :D


LOL - we LIVE in Orange County! Actually, it was a visit up to TAF in Torrance a few years ago that inked me on getting a Sport Pilot’s certificate, and the dream of a Sling 2. As fate would have it, I trained in a Remos at a closer airport (LA traffic being what it is), and ended up purchasing a Sportcruiser. But I’ve always liked the Sling 2, and really like the Sling 4.

As for my wife... she’s not keen to fly with me, let alone someone else! I It’s been about 4 years of trying to convince her to fly, but I think I’m wearing her down. Before she would say, “No!” Now I have her saying “How many times... No!” See, I’m getting more words out of her! :P :wink:

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:02 pm

cam737 wrote:Thanks guys!

RTK, rule 1 is 'happy wife, happy life' of course. However, you might try vacationing in Orange County CA, accidentally drive by Zamperini Field, stop in to see TAF USA, have Jean take your wife up for a quick flight over the Pacific coast...she'll INSIST that you get a Sling! No one gives a better intro flight than Jean! Too much fun! :D


I second that.. it happened to Cam, it happened to me! :D

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby RV-12builder » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:05 pm

Great looking plane, Cam! I can't believe how fast you built it!

RTK wrote:
cam737 wrote: LOL - we LIVE in Orange County!


Small world, RTK. I live in Irvine and learned to fly at FUL!

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Re: Sling 2 build / Midwest Sky Sports

Postby cam737 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:58 pm

There is a video of engine start on Midwest Sky Sports Facebook page. Here's to a Safe and Happy New Year to all!!!

https://www.facebook.com/MWSkySports/vi ... =2&theater
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