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Old 11-04-2013, 06:52 AM
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Sign me up for a set of plans!!! One of my favorite A/C I remember them flying outta Little Rock AFB as a kid!! ashame that kids today cant hear those sonic booms like we did!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:30 AM
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Sign me up for a set of plans!!! One of my favorite A/C I remember them flying outta Little Rock AFB as a kid!! ashame that kids today cant hear those sonic booms like we did!!
I dont think you'll be seeing any plans of this one. Butch is (i assume) doing an all composite airframe.
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I have always liked this airplane ever since i saw it across the runway at Convair while I was stationed at Carswell AFB flying on B-36's . The first one I saw had that distinctive Red and white paint trim. I also saw the first taxi test when the breaks caught fire, if it wasn't for the fast acting AF fire trucks it would have burnt to the ground ! Saw the first take off and remember the chase plane was a F-94 The LG was not retracted for the entire flight, and the Pod was not installed. All test flights after that were chased with an F 104. In early 1958 we were making a simulated Bombing Run on St Louis bomb plot and so was a B-58. Whey called in the run information : speed 1500 kts ! We were doing about 375. Even though it didn't have a long life, it was fast and a great deterrent in the cold war. GOOD LUCK and keep up the good work.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:43 AM
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The wing tips are so thin that I decided to put a couple layers of carbon on them and try and stiffen them. WOW! Only added .018 and it's like steel now.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:51 AM
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Looks amazing butch! Cant wait to see this one done
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:20 PM
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New Video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoQ0-...ature=youtu.be
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Absolutely awesome Butch! Keep up the good work.

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Old 11-07-2013, 10:07 AM
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Very Nice.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:51 AM
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You must have one BIG dust collector. I programed and ran a 12' x 6' 3D curving machine use the duplicate doors and furniture parts we had carved and laser scanned. The dust collector could not be routed outside and It was impossible to talk when it was running!
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:00 PM
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Love the A-12 sticker in your toolbox.
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You guy's seen the new SR-72 Lckheed is doing
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:51 PM
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You guy's seen the new SR-72 Lckheed is doing
Seen a artist conception. That's the only thing I miss about Lockheed is see what the future holds.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:50 AM
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You guy's seen the new SR-72 Lckheed is doing

More here: http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.as...8-daacb834b2e9

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Just the fact that we are 'seeing' all of this pub, art, and talk tells me where this one is... probably was black then lost funding and now want to see if public can help .. enough digression.. back to the hustler!

where is the one that used to sit outside the gate of JRB FW?
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:56 AM
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where is the one that used to sit outside the gate of JRB FW?[/QUOTE]

It was in Galveston ,now it is Little Rock Ark.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:36 AM
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looked Happier in the hanger in Galveston. she had all the vacuum tube based equipment in her at the JRB last i saw, but i see they have blacked out the windows and i would assume gut her for all the road miles...

Thanks for the tip Bill. Found the story of the dedication. looking good

http://www.littlerock.af.mil/news/st...p?id=123347304

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Just the fact that we are 'seeing' all of this pub, art, and talk tells me where this one is... probably was black then lost funding and now want to see if public can help ..
I agree, the "SR-72" branding was a giveaway
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:08 AM
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Great thread sub'd instantly....

Here's a story on the why's and wherefor's of the B-58's move from Galveston to Little Rock

http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/201...back-20120429/
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:31 AM
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When I first started at General Dynamics I worked on the Block 40 F-16 fire control computer. We were having a problem with our mount design (and the all powerful structures group) and an older gentleman who had worked avionics on the B-58 told us we were spoiled. He told us that the B-58 fire control computer had to be lowered by crane into the aircraft with various spreader bars in place as the fire control computer was a stressed frame member! Amazing technology for its day.

Butch I have a question about your router but I will PM you. Please keep posting, this thread is a nice change of pace from the so called ARF "Build Threads" that have 3 pages of debate on the best was to hook up a clevis.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:12 AM
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[QUOTE
Please keep posting, this thread is a nice change of pace from the so called ARF "Build Threads" that have 3 pages of debate on the best was to hook up a clevis.[/QUOTE]

Good one :-)
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:30 AM
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That came out harsh, I was in the middle of an argument when I posted it. Still I wish we had more stuff like Butch's on here.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:09 AM
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57 years ago today the B-58 flew for the first time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSgAYWIybG0
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:06 AM
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This will touch you! http://moments.org/thank-you-for-your-service/
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You got that one right !!!!!!!!!!!
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My moment was buying dinner for a trooper sitting in an airport restraunt next to me at the bar. We chatted for a bit and I asked the waitress to give me his tab. Our vets and active troops have sacrificed plenty. Least we can do is buy dinner or a few drinks on a jet.
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