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Posted by skorski | Jul 08, 2014 @ 10:50 PM | 19,152 Views
Closing in on 19 years married to Patti.......She lets me play with model airplanes!!! Need I say more?
Posted by skorski | Nov 19, 2013 @ 09:09 PM | 19,363 Views
Posted by skorski | Jul 30, 2013 @ 09:27 AM | 28,064 Views
I wanted to put these where I could find/share them
Here's the link......

And some tweaks/Settings....

How to do it

WARNING - this will completely remove everything associated with FSX including your saved flights and fsx.cfg. Back these up if you'd like, but it is imperative that you start off completely clean to ensure such files weren't involved with your issue. Leaving them there through the reinstall could trigger the issue again if it is related to them.

1.Go to Add or Remove Programs under Windows XP or Programs and Features under Vista or Windows 7. Remove any addons you have installed for FSX, including aircraft, scenery, and utilities such as weather addons. You need to do this because many addons (like our own) feature validation protection that will get reset when you uninstall, if you leave your addons there, they may fail to reinstall correctly later. You cannot just copy addon folders and then copy them back in later - this does not work for most due to things that need to happen during their installation to properly setup and validate them.

Double check the list and make sure you got all of them. You may also want to check the Start Menu Programs list and see if you have any addons remaining there as well which may only uninstall through a link in the menu.

2.Find the entry for FSX and uninstall it. This may say Acceleration, Service Pack 2,...Continue Reading
Posted by skorski | Mar 02, 2013 @ 12:35 AM | 20,693 Views
A couple guides to joining FSX online flying sessions,

To join us online...

or here...

Port forwarding....

More router firewall info might help-You might want to copy to Word or Notepad as it is long......

Firewalls, Routers, and Port Forwarding

Running FSHost is easy, and you can use it to host a Flight Simulator multiplayer session for your friends to join so you can all fly together. But unfortunately Microsoft made it a bit more difficult when it's used with a router (which everyone seems to have on their home network these days) or with a firewall.

All of the Flight Simulator programs use specific "ports" for the data. Think of it like this: your external IP address, like, is like the address to get to your house. And a "port", like 80, or 6073, or 23456, is like a door on your house. Different ports allow different types of data in. Once the data gets in, it goes to your router, and then the router has to figure out how to get that data to your PC. But you might have several PCs connected to the router on your home network, so the router may not know which PC the data should go to (and it's the same even if you have only one PC, unfortunately).

That's where "port forwarding" comes in. You tell the router that when data comes in to your external IP address on a particular port, the router...Continue Reading
Posted by skorski | Jun 01, 2012 @ 12:01 AM | 21,361 Views
(Also for more pics & stuff check this out.....

I got interested in guitars as a teen but they were expensive!
So it wasn't until I got out of the navy in 73 that I really pursued getting what I wanted in a guitar. I tried the more affordable brands and used guitars but found them lacking. I studied (on my own) what could be done to acoustic and electric guitars to (first) make them play easier. And then I learned what it took to change the tonal qualities.
I hacked quite a few, ruined some, but learned a lot! I drew heavily from skills dad had taught me as a kid building model airplanes. I also found that thanks to that hobby I had a lot of tools that worked fine on guitars!
Around 79 I ran into Deke Lee who I spent the next few years with as his apprentice. Fun days!
Anyway here are a few photos from my lutherie days.
(BTW The flattop custom bridge was pre-apprentice, as was the "Plethora".)

I would like to keep this on the topic of my experiance as a luthier/musician, PM's on other topics are welcome, thank you....Continue Reading
Posted by skorski | Dec 10, 2011 @ 01:45 AM | 20,669 Views
I found out today that fellow modeler Roy Walton from Alabama has passed away.
I never got to fly with you Roy, but you will fly with me every time I go to the field.
Thanks for all your help.
Posted by skorski | Dec 24, 2009 @ 01:08 AM | 21,615 Views
Well here it is the morning before Christmas.
This time of year I find myself looking back at the past year & grading myself.
This year i'll give myself a B-.......I still allow myself to get too many projects going at once and then wonder why some projects stall out & other projects take over.
I got a good start on the Windfreak this year but some other stuff became priority and I had to set it aside. Mainly because I want it to be a quality build.
I did finally manage to trade into a heli, my first! Now I understand why heli pilots have that strange look! They're possessed!
It truly is a dark majic that allows them to do those crazy aerobatics!
Anyhow.......Merry Christmas!
From Mike Skorski & Family to you & yours!
Posted by skorski | Jan 17, 2009 @ 12:20 AM | 22,050 Views
Here's a bigger shot of my original avatar, the orange sailplane was something I started scribbling out back in the 80's (a time when I wasn't actively in the hobby). Years later I ran across those doodles and started cutting ribs. Those ribs got stashed until 2001 when I found them and began gluing wood.
I managed to test fly it around 02, discovered a weak spot in the fuse near the tail. It is a hangar queen until I finish a new fuse for it.
I used some leftover analine stain to color the balsa before I clearcoated it.
AUW w hs55's 7oz!
Posted by skorski | Dec 31, 2008 @ 08:53 PM | 21,924 Views
Here is a poem that has always felt like the only poem I'll ever need.

High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

Written by: Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941
Peace in 2009,