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Re: NEW FORUM FLAGS
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2006, 01:44:03 PM »
Tom; With the original flag - Flags on the Go - the people had booth set up at QZ  We looked over what she had - picked colors, size and gave her a copy of the logo - guess it was 6x6? and that was it.  I think the pattern was made by silk screen?
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« Reply #61 on: April 22, 2006, 01:46:32 PM »
I will have to ask someone more skillful to make the patteren in the proper format - when the pattern is decided on.  There is not much I can do now.  Lots of problems with the old body.
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« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2006, 05:26:35 PM »
LOL Carl, most folks won't recognize the significance of the Welsh flag.
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« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2006, 06:46:51 PM »
LOL Carl, most folks won't recognize the significance of the Welsh flag.

But you did and that's whut counts.   ;D

Nevertheless, it is a pretty sexy design, no.   I thought of a trailer in the design but I figgered it had to be a Class A.
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Re: NEW FORUM FLAGS
« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2006, 06:52:19 PM »
Lots of problems with the old body.
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Fred.

I was afraid of that.

Here's hoping for a speedy and good resoluton.

Keep us informed.

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« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2006, 07:41:30 PM »
Lots of problems with the old body.

Sorry to hear this, Fred.  Hope those problems have an easy fix.

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« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2006, 08:26:53 PM »
Please advise check payable and total with delivery.
1. collect money , 2. deposit checks, 3. order flags.  Add $5.00 to have the flag co deliver.  We are paying $3.00 a gal for fuel and can't decide on a flag??
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Re: NEW FORUM FLAGS
« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2006, 07:02:46 PM »
Who can tell me more about Photoshop and the ESP format?   I think I will go with the current logo [the one on the upper corner of the RV Community page] and keep the back ground Yellow making it much like the current flag.  That way - those having the old/current flag - can continue to have a recognizable, useful display.  It also matches the current decals - the hats etc.

But need to know how to  convert the 6.5x 6.5 inch logo to the ESP format.
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« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2006, 08:47:21 PM »
But need to know how to  convert the 6.5x 6.5 inch logo to the ESP format.

Fred,

Do you have a copy of Photo Shop Elements? If you do just open the image you have and then under file in the menu bar select "save as". Under the "Format" on the drop down menu select "Photoshop ESP".

I'll email you a copy of the logo that Judway uploaded on 4/19 saved in the ESP format.
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Re: NEW FORUM FLAGS
« Reply #69 on: April 29, 2006, 10:04:09 AM »
My fine old forum flag has just made a transition to the third rig from when we bought and flew it.  (the Highland Game Rally?)  Been looking forward to another ever since.  Ever want a Central Florida Rally let me know, I can help.

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« Reply #70 on: April 29, 2006, 11:09:10 AM »
Fred:


       When I get back home, I can take the original logo and increase its size for a good pattern for the flag people.  Don't have the software with me on this trip.



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« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2006, 11:13:34 AM »
Put me on the list for one

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« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2006, 08:44:17 PM »
My fine old forum flag has just made a transition to the third rig from when we bought and flew it.  (the Highland Game Rally?)  Been looking forward to another ever since.  Ever want a Central Florida Rally let me know, I can help.



Does that (Highland Games) ever bring back some memories Bill!
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Re: NEW FORUM FLAGS
« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2006, 06:18:12 AM »
Fred:


       When I get back home, I can take the original logo and increase its size for a good pattern for the flag people.  Don't have the software with me on this trip.





Though I'm going to let you order me a flag (Should already be on the list) I'd like a copy of that graphic file for another project I'd like to take a stab at
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« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2006, 09:52:55 PM »
.... I'd like a copy of that graphic file for another project I'd like to take a stab at

Care to elaborate John?
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« Reply #75 on: June 21, 2006, 06:54:04 AM »
Thought I'd see if I could imprint it on a balloon, fill with helium, make the rig easier to spot at QZ when my wife gets lost again.

You know last time, when I flew back to Detroit, I left them with a Garmin ETRX GPS receiver locked on the driver's seat of the motor home and they still could not find it without calling me.

Now, understand that at that point I'd spent exactly one night and zero days in QZ so I really knew my way around

I still got them straightened out though... The Garmin told me everythin I needed to know
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« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2006, 12:20:28 PM »
LOL John, that sounds like a great idea. Print a bunch, give one to each coach at QZ and charge a couple of bucks to cover the cost of balloons, transfers and ink.
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« Reply #77 on: June 21, 2006, 05:35:53 PM »
And maybe a flashing LED inside for night use!
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« Reply #78 on: June 21, 2006, 05:54:15 PM »
Well... One does need to teather the balloon and light guage wire makes a decent teather,

Once I have a copy of the design I can check with a couple of places and price ballons.  I'll have to have them professinally printed as I don't have a proper printer.

got to look into that kind of stuff anyway...All the same novelity company :-)
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« Reply #79 on: June 21, 2006, 06:24:10 PM »
John,
You wouldn't even need wire. Just build it all on top of a couple of AAA cells and put the whole thing inside. ;)
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« Reply #80 on: June 21, 2006, 06:40:38 PM »
Should work.. and string is lighter than the wire for the teather so who knows

Actually... I think button cells would be lighter still than AA's

(I have read the specs on weather ballowns, you knwo, 8' diamater things sold by Edmund Scientific... Amazing how LITTLE they can carry)
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« Reply #81 on: June 22, 2006, 06:29:57 AM »
John,

Good idea, but I don't know offhand what the mAh rating of them would be. Figure around 15mA for the LED and circuitry. A 2' diameter balloon willl lift around 4 oz.; a 3' diameter almost .9 lbs so either one should work.
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« Reply #82 on: June 22, 2006, 09:57:33 AM »
Heck, make it easy, get the magnetic pins with led's.  Leave off the magnet and drop the button in the balloon.  Wafer cell type battery, lasts forever.

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« Reply #83 on: July 03, 2006, 12:54:20 PM »
I thought I had posted a message about the problem I am having with the forum flag project.  Do not see it here.  I priced the software to work in the same protocol that the flag companies need.  Runs from $200 up.   Soon as we can, we will drive a few miles north of Sierra Vista where the people live that did the first edition of the flag.  Might have better luck.  Have been held up for medical reasons since February and now have developed an eye problem that makes it difficult to see from one eye.  Surgery scheduled for the 1st of August.
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« Reply #84 on: July 03, 2006, 01:28:21 PM »
I thought I had posted a message about the problem I am having with the forum flag project.

You sure did Fred. It's right here.
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« Reply #85 on: July 03, 2006, 02:32:40 PM »
Speaking of flags, I got two 8' ballons in the mail today, Now all I need is a flag painter who can work with latex paint to paint them,   Where I will find that, I have no clue at all

Or a light weight fabric "Bag" that can hold them, that can work too
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« Reply #86 on: July 03, 2006, 03:35:47 PM »
now have developed an eye problem that makes it difficult to see from one eye.  Surgery scheduled for the 1st of August.

Fred,

As my wife, Peg, says: this getting old is not for sissies. 

Anyway, both Peg and I hope and pray that your surgery on the eye will go well.

Ciao,

Doug

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« Reply #87 on: July 03, 2006, 04:12:57 PM »
Bon chance, Fred
We'll be 'watching' for news of a good outcome. I'm sure the wait will be the hardest part. :)
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« Reply #88 on: July 03, 2006, 11:55:02 PM »
Fred:

Good luck with the surgery.

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« Reply #89 on: July 04, 2006, 12:13:18 PM »
Fred,

Best wishes for a successful surgery.

Hi to daisy!
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