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Old 07-19-2019, 10:04 PM
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ChickenStickRick,,,,,,,just found out he's gone

I got a notice from LinkedIn today about congratulating Rick Pinto (aka ChickenStickRick here on FG) on his 12 year anniversary as a consultant with a firm....


When I went to the site I was stunned to see (In Memory) after his name!
I searched the obits and found that Rick passed away on January 13, 2018 at the way to young age of 50 ( https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/na...?pid=187854762 ) leaving a wife and three wonderful daughters behind.


Now anyone who's been on FG for awhile knows what an avid RC fan Rick was, even going so far as to getting some 50% Pitts 12's imported into the country for us to purchase/fly https://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/...ad.php?t=48476


It saddens me to know he's gone, but even more so that I'd not reached out to him more before he left this earth.
If there's a FG member you've not touched base with in a while why not make it a point to do so, even if all you do is give them the ole Gomer Pyle 'Hey'.....
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:18 PM
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Dang, I used to fly with Rick as a fellow member the Charlotte Aeromodelers before I moved to Sarasota in '15. So sorry to read this.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:50 PM
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Wow, I didn’t know this. Thanks for the post.
I bought #4 of the five 50% Pitts Rick brought in and rebuilt that into the Greg Connell scheme which flew many times at Joe Nall 2016. At that JN I linked up with Rick to help him try to sell another one of those Pitts and I ultimately went home with that one as well as mine (the trailer was full!).
I think that was the last time we spoke. RIP Rick!
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Old 07-20-2019, 06:29 AM
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Wow...so sad to hear...RIP
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Old 07-20-2019, 12:26 PM
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Great Guy

Yep...... Rick was one of the great ones here on FG. Speaking of good guys on here I haven't said hi to lately...... Hi Bill! Any new bipes lately?
RIP Rick.....
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Old 07-20-2019, 01:02 PM
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Yep...... Rick was one of the great ones here on FG. Speaking of good guys on here I haven't said hi to lately...... Hi Bill! Any new bipes lately?
RIP Rick.....
WT
Picked up a 50% G&L Pitts airframe from a gentleman in Canada.....well worth the drive...along with a Nosen P-51 that may be on the block soon
Shouldn't have but you know how it is
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:17 PM
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Picked up a 50% G&L Pitts airframe from a gentleman in Canada.....well worth the drive...along with a Nosen P-51 that may be on the block soon
Shouldn't have but you know how it is
Bill,
Got the perfect engine for the 50% Pitts..... 3W 210 TS CS. Can't remember what Rick was putting in those big Pitts he imported but I remember watching his flight videos and those big bipes were moving pretty well!
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:37 PM
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Bill,
Got the perfect engine for the 50% Pitts..... 3W 210 TS CS. Can't remember what Rick was putting in those big Pitts he imported but I remember watching his flight videos and those big bipes were moving pretty well!
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Got it with a DA-150 and may try it out with that first.....also have a 210 CSTS sitting around gathering dust 'just in case'
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Yep!

Attaboy! Rick would be proud! Big planes and big motors!
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