USA, OH, Aurora
Joined Jan 2006
JTEC PITTS 12 - Kit To Flying In 5 Days!
Today as I was sorting through the tons of junk email I collected over the weekend I saw a subject line that stood out and made me immediately open it up. First off, I love getting cool emails on Monday morning, it usually makes my whole day go better, and I was very excited to read this one this morning.
FG member "Dr Evil" send me the email this morning that made my day and I just had to share with you guys. Next year during the Joe Nall week on Monday morning Dr. Evil is going to set up camp, plop down a building table, take a 41% JTEC PITTS 12 kit and start building. He's going to keep building until Friday at the noon time demo when he will fly the very plane he started to build on Monday!
I know what you are thinking... WHAT? HOW? REALLY? WHAT?
Dr Evil (aka Stephen Reimer) has been building for a long time and has built planes for many people including Al and Kevin from JTEC and he is currently building a Pitts 12 for Andrew Jesky. Needless to say the guy can build a plane! This year Stephen is going to start up a pro building business and he wanted a way to showcase his building talent. And after some thought the five day kit to air build was born. And where better to do this than the worlds most attended fly in!
Stephen has set up some rules for himself that will keep the build honest and fun for people checking in on him and they are:
The plane will be a JTEC /TRUEWORTHY 41% short kit
RULE 1: The only "PRE BUILDING" allowed will be the painting of the cowl and wheel pants.
The rest of the kit will be left in the box just as you would get it from JTEC.
RULE 2: Only 2 people will be involved Stephen (Dr Evil) and Walter Wood. Walter will do the covering, and only the covering.
RULE 3: No other help will be ACCEPTED. I know many people would probably like to lend a hand, but that would take away from the adventure that a five day build will be!
To be considered a success the airplane must fly on Friday at the noon time demo.
That's it. Five days, one airplane kit, a pile of glue two guys and a goal to fly the plane at the Friday noon demo! I can't wait. Also, Dr. Evil has promised a few surprises in regard to his camp. Again I can't wait!
Good luck guys! We can't wait to watch this unfold!
hmmmmm: well I have known Dr.Evil for 20+ years and he has never ever lied to me yet but he is getting older and he really has some wild ass dreams sometimes, but to build a 41% pitts in 5 days and fly it hmmmm I sure hope hes not getting senile on me here, Now Steve and I did many moons ago when Goldberg came out with there Ultimate biplane , we bought it at the LHS on Fri. and 28 hrs later flew it on the weekend, can it be done well I have no doubt. But he is 20 years older and he is a lot crazier then he was then.
GO DR.EVIL / WALTER.
PS are you excepting DONATIONS/TIPS ??