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Posted by nauga | Jul 07, 2009 @ 09:19 PM | 4,103 Views
A little OT, but the slope group is a lot more fun than some of the more relevant groups and since one or two of you have asked...

My latest rebuild. 276" span, nominal wing loading of 140-230 oz/sq ft. 15,200 oz. empty, room for ~10,300 oz ballast...and it's slower than a decent DS ship but can sustain it longer and farther

I'm taking some time off from R/C to rebuild my RV-4 from the inside out. First flight was in early 2004 and I flew it as much as could in 2004 , then life got in the way and it was disassembled and moved from the midwest to the west coast. It's getting a new panel, paint, electrical, and an engine overhaul.

I'm still cutting wings if anyone needs anything - it's 'fire and forget' and I'm in the shop anyway

Anyone know of a paint shop in Socal that will rent booth time?

Nauga,
who is off to look for his parachute
Posted by nauga | Jan 14, 2009 @ 08:05 PM | 3,984 Views
My egress brief for a tactical airplane (now retired) that will remain nameless:

"Basically, if you need to get out you can't, and if you can get out you don't need to. Any questions?"
Posted by nauga | Oct 16, 2008 @ 10:57 PM | 4,570 Views
"I had the right to remain silent...
I just didn't have the ability."
- Ron White
Posted by nauga | Jun 04, 2008 @ 11:24 PM | 7,399 Views
Q: What's the difference between a dog?
A: The other leg is shorter.

(the build thread is in the comments)
Posted by nauga | Apr 22, 2008 @ 11:10 PM | 5,530 Views
Heard while airborne somewhere over central Missouri on a very gusty day with no other radio traffic on freq:
"Hermann traffic, ** is left downwind...um..left upwind for 25...
(pause)
"Hermann traffic, ** is now left downwind for 25...wait..left upwind for 7...
(pause)
"Hermann traffic, ** crosswind, wait, base for...
(brief pause)
"Heck, any traffic over Herman get outta my way, I'm comin' in!"
Posted by nauga | Feb 12, 2008 @ 09:56 PM | 5,782 Views
"Dude, you're on fire!"

He was. No lasting damage.
Posted by nauga | Jan 23, 2008 @ 07:55 PM | 5,839 Views
There's a secret message on the back of this page. Print it out to read it.
Posted by nauga | Oct 30, 2007 @ 06:52 PM | 5,930 Views
Comment from a postflight debrief: "I'm not arguing with you, I'm just telling you you're wrong!"
Posted by nauga | Sep 12, 2007 @ 08:52 PM | 5,958 Views
Quote from a defense contractor's company newsletter, circa 1989: "We're actually on schedule, we're just running a bit behind."
Posted by nauga | Aug 29, 2007 @ 11:34 PM | 6,433 Views
If the psychic hotline is for real, why don't they call me when I need them?
Posted by nauga | Aug 03, 2007 @ 08:54 AM | 6,135 Views
[paraphrased to protect all parties, but true]
"If you're going to do business with us you've GOT to follow our standards!"
"Can we get a copy of your standards documents?"
"We haven't written them yet."
Posted by nauga | Jul 09, 2007 @ 11:05 PM | 6,137 Views
I used to worry that I was growing apathetic but now I just don't care.
Posted by nauga | Mar 16, 2007 @ 12:59 AM | 6,801 Views
So why is it that I can remember the theme songs (including lyrics) to 'The Banana Splits', 'Lancelot Link (Secret Chimp)', and 'Scooby Doo', but can't remember my own zip code?
Posted by nauga | Nov 02, 2006 @ 09:57 PM | 7,590 Views
And in the blink of an eye it was gone.
Posted by nauga | Oct 31, 2006 @ 08:22 AM | 6,957 Views
Sign on a program manager's office wall:
"Never trust an engineer - under pressure they tend to blurt out the truth."
Posted by nauga | Jun 15, 2006 @ 08:25 AM | 4,799 Views
Anarchists' club: Unauthorized personnel only.
Posted by nauga | Mar 24, 2006 @ 09:42 PM | 4,859 Views
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