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Old 03-02-2003, 08:06 PM
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This is a repost because my first one was deleted because RC Admin said I was implying ethnic slurs, even though I'm Italian. I was simply explaining how I came up with the name of my plane but I used the "D" word, shame on me. Even though I am a "D" and proud of it.
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Here is front view of the D--- Up
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Nothing like a nice Italian bottom view
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I LIKE the shape of that plane! It is quite unique.

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Old 03-02-2003, 08:44 PM
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It's a Chips Akro from Link Models. It's all wood except the canopy of course. The cheeks are ply and the wheel pants are balsa.
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Balsa Wheel Pants???

RC, you're a brave soul!
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My wife is from south Chicago and and Italian she took no offense. But you could put "da*o down" on the other wing. Maybe that would help.
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MinnFlyer, how could you tell those were balsa wheel pants?
Were you serious?
Wouldnt you have to carve those out of a solid block??
I got to replace some on a 4*120 this week, but, I dont think Ill use balsa, lol.
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Yes the wheel pants are balsa. Brave soul? Hardly, foolish soul is a better term. I only used the D*** Up because it answers that age old question, What do Italian airplanes do when they fly?
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rc_sport...
If when them planes is a-flyin', and all goes well, D*G* up.. But if'n sumptin' goes wrong does that mean da plane will go W*P,
right into da ground...?
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Originally posted by rc_sport
This is a repost because my first one was deleted because RC Admin said I was implying ethnic slurs, even though I'm Italian. I was simply explaining how I came up with the name of my plane but I used the "D" word, shame on me. Even though I am a "D" and proud of it.
While your Italian heritage does tend to give you some "immunity" over using certain terminology some others here of similar ethnic background might not appreciate it as much. Better to keep that off RCU along with the associated controversy. There actually was a D word and a W word but who's counting.

Let's just leave it alone and move on and talk about your plane. If you want the extreme example of why these types of things cannot stand (which after hearing you would truly understand ) you can contact me offline but as far as I'm concerned we should just move forward.

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Nice plane. A sukhoi I was going to purchase has similar colors underside. Should be easy enough to see as well.
Graphics are COOL.
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Old 03-03-2003, 01:13 PM
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The lettering was easy, I printed it out using Microsoft word, enlarged it and glued it to the back side of Ultracote. I need to add something to the tail, its alittle bare.

Marc, I will use no more D or W words.
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Nice Plane! And "NO" I'm not offended.....because I wear dago shoes....they go where I go!

Jerry FESTA (we once ruled the world!) :-)
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Originally posted by rc_sport
It's a Chips Akro from Link Models. It's all wood except the canopy of course. The cheeks are ply and the wheel pants are balsa.
Are these kits still available?
Or perhapes the Plans for Scratch building?
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Not in scale colors, but heres a picture of my D*go Red.
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While your Italian heritage does tend to give you some "immunity" over using certain terminology some others here of similar ethnic background might not appreciate it as much. Better to keep that off RCU along with the associated controversy. There actually was a D word and a W word but who's counting

Well, rc_sport, i'm kind of in the same boots as you are. Discrimination and wrong judgments come in many forms. I recently made a reply to being proud of my German heritage by showing the swastika on my models. ( Scale warbirds, that is).
I caught flak all over the place by some guy's who call them selfs Americans, wonder if they served in south east asia or any other place where freedom needed to be enforced? I doubt it! Guy's like that don't have a place in our forum, we are not dictators or judge by where you come from, we are simply man and woman who love to fly model aircraft.
BTW. : the only real American is the native American Indian, all the rest of us came from some some other country.
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Lets keep this thread focused on RC.

Thanks,

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Old 06-30-2003, 01:56 AM
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MugZ, I think the kit is still available, try calling Steve Teerlinck at 413 267-9545. It was a challenging plane to build but fun. I've have been flying the snot out of mine. I have a Saito 56 in it and it will vertical forever. The plane only weights 5.5 lbs and is very stable even on breezy days. So far its been a blast.

buchtes, everyone who has seen the plane gets a real chuckle out of the name and loves the colors. I think we, as a society can be to politically correct. If someone wants to use an ethnic slang name in reference to themselves or their heritage its their choice not others.
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Where the colors of your plane inspired by Spumoni Ice Cream? And the wing bottom looks like the table cloth at the local pizza parlor, coincidence? I think not!
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Old 06-30-2003, 05:24 PM
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Basin the colors are the colors of the Italian flag. As far as the checkers I just liked the way it looked, the appearance of a table cloth never occurred to me but I like it. Now if I can figure out how to get an empty wine flask with a candle sticking out of it on the plane I'll be set.
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