Finally, he had an epiphany and created a new motto
that he wrote down and stuck to his kitchen counter to
read every day: Strive for excellence, not for perfection.
After that the building process went smoothly. He created a daily logbook in which he recorded his “perceived
value” of his work; at the end of each day he would write
down a number from 1 to 10 on how good he felt about
the building process. The highest number he recorded
was a nine, when he fastened it all together with Clecos
and hung it on its frame. The lowest was a 0.70, when he
was fighting with the body panels.
Courtesy Doug Busch
“Building the RotorWay for me was very emotional,
filled with both highs and lows, but the ultimate reward
was when I finally finished it two-and-a-half years later
and began the journey to unlock the secrets of vertical
flight,” said Doug.
If you stick with Doug’s motto --“Strive for Excellence; Not
Perfection”--then you, too, just might end up a Grand Champion.
A600 Talon – and Training, too!
EAA’s Share the Spirit Sweepstakes can get you there
In a few short months you may be able to join the ranks of helicopter pilots like Doug Busch, thanks to the
generosity of RotorWay International and its donation of a new A600 Talon to the EAA 2009 Share the Spirit
Sweepstakes. Not only do you have a chance to win this helicopter kit, complete with a 21st century FADEC
(full authority digital engine control), glass cockpit, shaft-driven tail rotor, standard leather interior,
new drive system, and much more, but you will also receive a $20,000 student credit at
Rotor Way’s Flight Training Facility in Chandler, Arizona.
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