HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

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HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

Postby alan » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:30 am

Today is our Highlanders' 10th birthday!

What a blast these 10 years have been. Troy and Gary really have built a fine kit with a great company. Thank you guys!

890 hours and counting.

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Re: HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

Postby alan » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:05 am

Uh oh, typo. 690 hours and counting.

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Re: HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

Postby Wes » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:49 am

Congrats! Alan, good job!

I'm not too far behind you in hours.
I'm at 450, but that has been accumulated in the last three years.

I really like flying the Highlander!

Things are actually wearing out on the airplane! Never thought I'd be doing that.

Maybe we need to get a group of the "high timers" together to swap lies ;-0

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Re: HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

Postby alan » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:23 am

Hi Wes. That sounds like great idea! I've got a few of those saved up. :-) I've had to make several repairs and upgrades over this last decade (wow) so the stories abound.

I saw your Highlander at S&F last year. Nice plane! What kind of antenna is that you have on the port side?

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Re: HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

Postby Wes » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:08 pm

If you are talking about my "clothesline" that runs from the wingtip to the tail, I hope you didn't get scalped by it ;-)
I spend most of my time cross country talking on the radio to friends on ham bands. So the wire is my random length HF antenna.
Works pretty well on freqs. of 14 MHz and up, kinda iffy below that.

One of these days, I need to learn how to talk to the ATC folks ;-)

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Re: HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

Postby R Rinker » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:09 pm

Wes, wouldn't a center fed or even end fed "V" running from the tail to both wing tips work better on the lower bands? Rodger
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Re: HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

Postby Wes » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:35 pm

Hi Roger,
Don't want to hi-jack this thread from Alan, so I'll start new one. See Highlander Ham Radio------

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Re: HighlanDer 10th Birthday!

Postby alan » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:20 am

Hi y'all.

By posting about the "birthday" I was hoping to draw out other owners of early Highlanders so we could maybe find the first Highlander.

Anybody?

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