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Posted by epoxyearl | Feb 23, 2013 @ 07:13 AM | 7,566 Views
I take back anything negative I put forth yesterday,about the 'change'..

The thread 'page' numbers are okay, but I'm really liking the photo groupings for threads now. A single click displays them all, either by the poster, or from other sources...Select (none), and all pics are displayed.......Kudos, guys.
Posted by epoxyearl | Feb 22, 2013 @ 07:24 AM | 7,742 Views
It's enough to confuse an old man.
You scroll up to the "Classifieds" and get "Forums" instead..It's the constant changing that makes sense to only those people stuck inside cubicles, controlled by charts and graphs.
Makes you wonder who made the mistake of doing the original set up, and if they've ever been punished for having it "wrong" all this time....
There are times when I don't click on anything,and get taken to an advertising address, inviting me to buy things I don't want.
Posted by epoxyearl | Feb 10, 2013 @ 07:00 PM | 7,474 Views
Steve, the college boy, came from the city to go with me to the New Garden Airshow.
Not being an airplane guy, he was eager to see it all.

I take models along to sometimes fly with the guys, sometimes just for display.
This day we had a 1/3 scale Sopwith Pup, so we arrived early.

It was a warm June morning,probably 7 am., with that bit of mist in the low areas. We assembled the Pup and deserted it to see what was here.
Around the corner sat a P-51 MUSTANG ! The young pilot was about to mount up,so Steve and I stood near with fire extinguishers at the ready.

The engine coughed to life, and settled into that smooth rumble, with no indication of what was to come..
Firemen weren't required,so as the pilot warmed it up,. I told Steve what to expect.......
-A slow taxi to the runway, followed by a mag check, the line up and then take off, which should be exciting.!
The pilot waved a finger, and powered up.The prop grabbed great bunches of air, and condensed the dew into trails of mist, passing the canopy..Those horses shook the ground, and they thundered down the runway.

The exhaust reverberated off the hangars,and echoed back from the trees across the way.At about two thirds of the way down the runway, he unhurriedly lifted off and sucked up the gear.He chandelled to a reasonable altitude and came back past.
All the stories you hear about the sound of a Mustang are true-it stays with you forever.Their escapades in war are countless, and here we were facing one in flight !
With tear filled eyes, I was speechless.Steve, the city boy,said "Wow !"-Yeah Steve.......wow.
The show,great my any standard,was second rate to the Mustang....Steve was making V-12 engine noises on the way home....

A recent survey determined the airplane most people wish they could fly is still a MUSTANG !
Posted by epoxyearl | Feb 05, 2013 @ 07:36 AM | 7,560 Views
I scaled down the ailerons and installed the hinges at 25% (I'm chicken), instead of the scale 29%...
Even at 25%, there's a LOT of aileron leading edge sticking down into the slipstream at full deflection.

The style follows the Friese (sp?) design....used universally to counteract adverse yaw.

Anyway, they have an automatic 'exponential' effect, that at low applications, they don't have a lot of effect...But, man, at full deflection, they'll displace some AIR!

This will be interesting, at the very least.