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Offline Peter Jack

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1170 on: March 31, 2012, 09:59:22 AM »
Just so you guys know, used clecos are readily available from some commercial suppliers and lots of homebuilt aircraft guys who have sworn off ever doing another one of those projects again. Just Google "used clecos".

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« Reply #1171 on: March 31, 2012, 10:59:41 AM »
I can't even remember how long ago it was that Marlo had the model on the Salt and I took pictures of it---wow am I so looking forward to hearing them fire that  baby !!!!
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« Reply #1172 on: April 03, 2012, 07:49:00 AM »
Amazing work crew, simply beautiful.

It gives hope to the world that we can do things better.

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« Reply #1173 on: April 06, 2012, 11:22:30 AM »
Progress on reassembly.

Have a look at the torque tube and Hume and Marlo surveying the tail.

http://www.target550.com/gallery/167_reassembly_is_progressing/index.html

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« Reply #1174 on: April 06, 2012, 01:52:22 PM »
I am warning my wife that I may need to drop everything at some point this year and see this car make its maiden voyage.

Thanks again Doc. Hope you don't mind me hot-linking this picture here.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1175 on: April 06, 2012, 03:32:11 PM »
When the car is finally ready for test runs will they run it at elmo or will they only run it at the salt. I also would like to see the car run in person.
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« Reply #1176 on: April 06, 2012, 10:14:37 PM »
It won't be tested at El Mo.

Marlo is making arrangements to test it on a paved track.

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« Reply #1177 on: April 07, 2012, 04:18:43 PM »
It won't be tested at El Mo.

Marlo is making arrangements to test it on a paved track.

FREUD

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Can't think of a better place to test than the Shootout. The track is available about any time you want it and you can run as many times as you want. Fire and EMT are standing by. Official timing there if you need it. Cost is very reasonable.


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« Reply #1178 on: April 07, 2012, 10:42:28 PM »
Thanks Mike.  I'll pass your suggestion along to Marlo.

I appreciate you thinking of us.

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« Reply #1179 on: April 13, 2012, 09:29:36 AM »
It certainly is a pleasure to do the fotos of the reassembly of the 'liner.

It's all so clean and refreshing.

Enjoy todays look at the reassembly process.

URL:   http://www.target550.com/gallery/168_assembly_parts_not_seen_again/index.html

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« Reply #1180 on: April 20, 2012, 01:46:46 PM »
As the reassembly happens it is difficult for me to tell much of a story.

So I'll do the best I can.  I can miss a lot by only shooting once a week.

There is the key to open the door:  http://www.target550.com/gallery/169_fitting_panels_in_air_brake_area/index.html

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1181 on: April 20, 2012, 02:29:27 PM »
Thanks Freud:

With everyone racing at the ECTA event in Wilmington and me working at my desk on S. Florida I needed a "LSR fix." Lately I am too busy to race or fab on my one stuff so I live vicarously through your documentation of the Target 550 build. :)

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« Reply #1182 on: April 20, 2012, 07:22:55 PM »
Thanks Bill.

We really appreciate your comments.

Do you want me to put you on the "note from Mom" list so you can

get away from the desk when the testing starts?

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1183 on: April 20, 2012, 08:19:47 PM »
Freud,

No note from Mom will help me now.

I am trying to start a new business in this tough economy.  You would think in this economy things would get streamlined. The state and local government bureaucracy is about to eat my "you know what" up. It's carzy, I just want to remodel a building, hire about 18 people, pay, city, state and federal taxes, pay for health care, pay payrole taxes, pay insurance, pay accountants, pay lawyers, pay vendors and pay banks interest and in the end hope there is about 2.5% in net profit left over for the effort.  It will all get done but there is not much time for anything else. I have done this before and it is just a long first two years.

But reading about the Target 550 is a great escape. Its like  :cheers: on the job!

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1184 on: April 20, 2012, 10:12:42 PM »
I think I need to expand on my `Used Cleco` idea. I could see packages of 20, say, that were actually used to hold this car together, being packaged with photos as evidence, autographs and pictures of the team, etc, etc, and those packages could be auctioned off, perhaps a few could be for the benefit of this site? Just an idea I had.....Hopefully I will see the actual vehicle on the weekend of May 19-20. I plan to come North to the Monroe Swap Meet, and will be staying with my pal Ken Gilmour. He knows all of you and visits on occasion, apparently. I hope there isn`t a `Maximum Kiwi Occupancy` at the Shop... :-D :-D