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Old Feb 21, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Bonking is a popular recreational sport in the UK that sometimes results in accidental procreation.

The word "bonking" shouldn't be confused with "banking". It's a business which in the UK is conducted by a bunch of *ankers. They are also creative people but mainly they seem to create poverty - in others.
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Did you know that Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin Look-A-Like Contest and came in 3rd ? He was also supposedly secretly married to his co-star in the movie "The Great Dictator", Paulette Goddard. The photo in the centre below shows Charlie and Paulette, with her mother on the end, and QANTAS Captain Russell Tapp, standing beside their De Havilland DH 86 on the tarmac at Surabaya airport. The most amazing thing about this is - the DH 86 did NOT crash and kill everyone on board. The DH 86 was a fiendish aircraft with inbuilt faults, sent to Australia by the Poms out of sheer spite.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:49 AM
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Off topic “vintage”.
Oh, to be maybe 40 again!
I think we have a lot of “vintage” in this crowd. What’s the cut off age, 55, 60 …?

Vintage models. Now these could be what we build here, or….maybe they were models started a long time ago, were never finished, and have now “aged” to a fine “vintage”.
I’m guilty.
I’ve got models that were started and never finished.
I’ve even got one that I started and was going to use an Orbit 10 ch reed set!
My buddy says I should have thrown it out. I say I put the time into the build, throwing it out would make it a 100% total waste. So….I still have the model and dreams that it may get finished.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 07:39 AM
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I’ve even got one that I started and was going to use an Orbit 10 ch reed set!
There's a coincidence I've still got one (Taurus) I started building sometime in the late 60s for an F&M 10 reed set.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:04 AM
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So you're doing 2 reeds per decade?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 08:50 PM
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Vintage is anyone at least 10 years older than me at the time the judgement is made. Anyone 10 or more years younger than me is a child.

If it's survived my moves, I have a Bostonian started from 1985. I have a Sterling peanut model that took 10 or 15 years, but it's kind of smashed up now. It's old enough that the plastic nose/cowl bit is brittle. Maybe 30 years since I finished it by now.

This all seems too close to on topic, however.

The following is a little further afield but is worth watching:
Lampiony Poznan 21 czerwca 2012 Noc Kupały / St. John's Night 2012 (7 min 22 sec)


Just don't imitate this unless its been raining! I saw one of these things launched by someone else for the first time last July 4. But only 1.
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Off topic “vintage”.
Oh, to be maybe 40 again!
I think we have a lot of “vintage” in this crowd. What’s the cut off age, 55, 60 …?

Vintage models. Now these could be what we build here, or….maybe they were models started a long time ago, were never finished, and have now “aged” to a fine “vintage”.
I’m guilty.
I’ve got models that were started and never finished.
I’ve even got one that I started and was going to use an Orbit 10 ch reed set!
My buddy says I should have thrown it out. I say I put the time into the build, throwing it out would make it a 100% total waste. So….I still have the model and dreams that it may get finished.
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British seller claims this book was published in 1944....true or false ?
For the Stirling Moss article, see page 3
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:23 AM
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British seller claims this book was published in 1944....true or false ?
AFAIK the first issue was published in 1942...
This particular example....I don't know....

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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Hello, I found this.

Heinz

"Description:

Leicester, Harborough, 1944. 8vo. Original decorated card covers. 64 pp. Richly illustrated with photos, diagrams (and a caricature). Nice ads. Spine section a bit worn and browned. Tiny inscription and typex spot on p. 1. Some foxing.* A lot of information about the Second World War. Striking cover illustration: airplane with lightning."
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:05 AM
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British seller claims this book was published in 1944....true or false ?
No reason why not Twin Stack. Radio Control articles started appearing in Aeromodeller at the end of the 1930s and throughout the 1940s. R/C related construction articles were also published from the mid-1940s, and by the early 1950s commercial equipment was being advertised.

Whether anyone could have got hold of electronic parts in Britain in 1944 is another matter!
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Here's something from 1951 for the junior mad scientist, a child's toy that contained real uranium ore, great fun!

Now if we could get it to power an R/C engine....!
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Here's something from 1951 for the junior mad scientist
That's great......this is first time I see such a kit...!!...so "very 1951"..


(Mmm....thinking, at least one kit must have gone to North Korea....)
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There's some information about it scattered around the web. For example:

http://daily-grind.net/most-dangerou...ic-energy-lab/
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Wow...watched with "2013 glasses", it's unbeleivable....

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