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sandman

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Why...yes I have!;)

I did a bigger one too but for "somebody" else.

"Somebody" are you out there?

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mjennings

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I saw one that was a work in progress but I don't know if that was sandman's somebody so I'll wait to see who comes forward, but is was very cool looking.
 

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Yes, I'm here! Gordon did a fantastic job on this piece for me (as if there'd be any doubt).

Working for Boeing I came up with the idea to have one commissioned from Sandman. I contacted our Program Manager out in S. Cal for some details on it. As elements of this program are still classified, I was met with some reservation. However, once I explained it they were able to point me to some details I needed.

It was meant to fly about two years ago, but my BT-80 version will fly at NSL this year on Saturday, on an SU F motor. It's significantly nose heavy, so I've attempted to compensate by adding larger fins. It'll also be recovered on two chutes, one for each section.
 

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Yes, I'm here! Gordon did a fantastic job on this piece for me (as if there'd be any doubt).

Working for Boeing I came up with the idea to have one commissioned from Sandman. I contacted our Program Manager out in S. Cal for some details on it. As elements of this program are still classified, I was met with some reservation. However, once I explained it they were able to point me to some details I needed.

It was meant to fly about two years ago, but my BT-80 version will fly at NSL this year on Saturday, on an SU F motor. It's significantly nose heavy, so I've attempted to compensate by adding larger fins. It'll also be recovered on two chutes, one for each section.
NO PICTURES!!!!

WTF!:jaw:
 

Pem Tech

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Yes, I'm here! Gordon did a fantastic job on this piece for me (as if there'd be any doubt).

Working for Boeing I came up with the idea to have one commissioned from Sandman. I contacted our Program Manager out in S. Cal for some details on it. As elements of this program are still classified, I was met with some reservation. However, once I explained it they were able to point me to some details I needed.

It was meant to fly about two years ago, but my BT-80 version will fly at NSL this year on Saturday, on an SU F motor. It's significantly nose heavy, so I've attempted to compensate by adding larger fins. It'll also be recovered on two chutes, one for each section.

AT NSL?!
WOOT! Can't wait to see it.
 
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