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Posted by davidterrell80 | Jun 09, 2014 @ 12:57 AM | 1,527 Views
Over in the 3-views forum, I have a project where I'm documenting all the 3-views and photos that might interest scale modelers.

The thread is HERE

In this post I'm going to back up my files.
Posted by davidterrell80 | May 21, 2014 @ 06:41 PM | 1,753 Views
A Eurofighter Typhoon adorned with commemorative D-Day invasion stripes has been unveiled ahead of the 70th anniversary of the landings.
The state-of-the-art jet has been specially painted with the famous black and white markings in tribute to the role of the crews of the Hawker Typhoon during the D-Day operations.
It took to the skies today at an unveiling ceremony at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire alongside a similarly adorned Spitfire, which flew in the landings.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz32OeICmF2
Posted by davidterrell80 | May 17, 2014 @ 05:11 PM | 17,625 Views
I dragged them all out.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Apr 13, 2014 @ 08:48 PM | 2,366 Views
I went flying Saturday morning. Behind my runway area is a dumpster belonging to the building next door. A truck arrived to take the dumpster away. I was near the end of the battery and was on approach to final. The truck was about 20 feet behind me and the motor was loud bit not terrible.

As I crossed the threshold, about 5 feet up... the driver thought it would be fun to watch me as he rammed the dumpster while sounding his horn. A jerk of my head, and of my thumb, produced a nose up into a stall and she pancaked onto the asphalt. The driver laughed aloud until he saw me picking up pieces.

He was man enough to stop the truck and come apologize, although he did not offer to make good the damage to my $200 plane.

The fuselage broke in two. All the cabanes sheared and the associated wing and fuselage attach fixtures as well. The undercarriage splayed. The lower wing attach fitting ripped from the fuselage.

It's the broken plastic parts that hurt. I can glue foam together. I figure it will take an upper wing to get the plastic fittings, a new set of cabanes, and probably a new fuselage, because of the broken cabane fittings there.

I may try to fix her without ordering parts and just buy another one, before she is discontinued.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Mar 22, 2014 @ 07:23 AM | 2,469 Views
Night Bombers 1943 (57 min 51 sec)


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A unique record of the nightly air raids made on Germany during World War II. Archive colour footage from No. 1 Group, Royal Air Force operating Avro Lancaster bombers, in action, winter 1943. In the winter of 1943, RAF Bomber Command was sending massive raids almost every night into the heart of Germany. This is the story of one of them, an attack on Berlin. Although certain scenes had to be re-created for technical reasons, make no mistake, the raid is a real one and there are no actors.

Made by Air Commodore H.I. Cozens while station commander at Hemswell. This is the Only known colour record of the Bomber Command during WWII documenting a bombing raid targeting Berlin

Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 28, 2014 @ 05:59 AM | 2,124 Views
"BBCC 3" -- 3rd Balsa Builders Conversion Contest Judgment Thread

It was a difficult season for many of the participants but, as of 28 August 2014, three participants successfully flew their entries in BBCC 3.

It is now up to you to decide the "best build."


The contest thread is located HERE. This poll will be "open" until midnight UTC, 31 March 2014. The current time UTC is available HERE.

Each participant, listed at the bottom of this post, built and flew a radio controlled model aircraft, constructed predominantly of balsa, based upon a kit or plans not originally designed for radio control. The poll, located at the top of this thread, will decide whose entry is declared "Best Build;" the winner receiving:
1) The choice of:
a) three Peter Rake aviation art prints or
b) a single Peter Rake build plan (see the list appended to Post #1 of the contest thread for selection and http://www.peterrake.com for photos of the planes built from the plans).
Thanks to Peter Rake for his generosity.
2) A NIB laser-cut kit of the 24" Guillow's Nieuport II -- graciously provided by pburress.
You may use whatever criteria you wish, but I hope you will do the following:
1. Click on each of the links/pictures below, which will take you to a participant's build thread.

2. Read through each thread and comment as you wish; adding your encouragement, appreciation, and good ideas.

3. Return to this thread and, using your own criteria, vote for the one you think best.

4. Consider joining the next BBCC, coming soon to the Balsa Builders Forum


===== List of participants flown in BBCC 3 in order of proof of first flight =====


Guillow's B-29 Superfortress Conversion by Smokin' Beaver
Posted Video Proof of Flight on 01 Dec 2013 at 0113 UTC




Sterling Models(by Estes) AT-6 Texan by Tucci
Posted Video Proof of Flight on 13 Jan 2014 at 1833 UTC




18" Herr Cessna 180 by Ronald L
Posted Video Proof of Flight on 23 Feb 2014 at 2002 UTC







Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 03, 2014 @ 09:16 PM | 2,580 Views
Flight, 6 April 1951, p 390

170-ton Jet Bomber

EIGHT turbojets, mounted in four pods beneath the wings, will power an experimental version of the Convair B-36, now under construction, which may fly later this year. Designed to attain 550 m.p.h. at 55,000 ft, the all-jet B-36 will have 35-deg sweep-back of wings and tailplane. The present B-36D, with six piston engines and four jets,reaches 435 m.p.h. at altitude.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 03, 2014 @ 12:40 PM | 2,707 Views
After two years of trouble free flying, I'm making cosmetic changes to my first ParkFlyer.

I'm changing my T-28 Trojan from the white and red D-model Trainer into the camo'd S-model "Fennec" (Desert Fox) warbird used by the French in North Africa between 1958 and 1960.
Posted by davidterrell80 | Feb 03, 2014 @ 08:15 AM | 2,578 Views
The attached photo is that of a mis-labeled German Fokker E3 aeroplane (it looks more like a Halberstat) captured in France, and paraded up Fleet Street, London 1916 - 2014 by Adam Surrey.

In the past year, I've discovered some talented people who take a photograph taken long ago, find the exact location the photo was taken, take a current-day photograph and meld the old and the new to highlight the juxtaposition of history.

Here is the website of a community of such artists
http://ghostsofhistory.co.uk/
Posted by davidterrell80 | Jan 18, 2014 @ 05:51 PM | 2,489 Views
I got the youngest ("4 of 4") member of the collective shipped off to Army Recruit Training; and, now, me and the cat are reorganizing the apartment/flat.

I have the builds on hold while his once and former room is becoming the guest room and library.

But I did assemble my Christmas present, a Dynam Tiger Moth.