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Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 03-07-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: For you imstrument pilots

I've made instrument take off's in the L-1011 with RVR of 700'. Make sure you are on CL and tracking by the time you hit 60k, or abort.

Actually, any night catapult launch from a carrier with...
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 12-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: uav

No, to China Lake. We also used Fallon NV. Eddy's Steak House, Staek and a Martini $5.

When you got the bill, you could shoot craps for it. If Eddy wins, you pay $5. If you win, it was free....
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 12-17-2007, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: uav

Looks like quite a weapon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3D7cQfGxvE

Back around 1956, our squadron, VF-152 deployed there for bombing and gunnery practice. We flew F2H-3 Banshee's.

...
Forum: Beginners 12-13-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Ed Toner
PALM-Z

http://tinyurl.com/25t9r5

I just got this little gem. Looks fantastic!

VERY light.

Has anyone flown one of these?

Made in China
Forum: NitroModels Support 12-13-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: PALM-X

I tried to remove it could not find a way.

Someone do it for me, please, or tell me how.
Forum: NitroModels Support 12-13-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: PALM-X

I gave it a trial run in my hand, and the throttle response is fine, but I cannot get the rudder to respond.

Any suggestions, Gents?
Forum: NitroModels Support 12-12-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: PALM-X

alcarafa - Bien, gracias mucho por ese pedazo del sir de la sabidurĂ*a.

opjose - On second thought, I think my post is proper for the category. Are you an authority here at RC...
Forum: NitroModels Support 12-11-2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: PALM-X

Sorry.

Ed
Forum: NitroModels Support 12-11-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Ed Toner
PALM-X

http://tinyurl.com/25t9r5

I just got this little gem. Looks fantastic!

VERY light.

Has anyone flown one of these?

Made in China
Forum: RC Jets 12-02-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,230
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: SOME MIGHT REMEMBER THIS

I checked the "N" number, and I got this:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01010&key=1

I'm confused now.
Forum: RC Jets 12-02-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,230
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: SOME MIGHT REMEMBER THIS

The captions seem to me to be ficticious. I believe the MIG-15 was a RC MODEL, not a real MIG-15. Everything seems to be out of scale to be a real MIG.[>:]

The pilot would have instinctively...
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 11-17-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: B-757 Virtual Cockpit Tour

UAL - Nice to hear that.

Ed
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 11-17-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ed Toner
B-757 Virtual Cockpit Tour

Al Arbis sent me this:

http://tinyurl.com/ywmqnh

It's called The Greenhouse Cockpit - all glass.

I flew Captain onthe B-767 for 3 months. I didn't like it, (and it didn't like...
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 09-06-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: SNJ

I Car-Qualified on the SNJ-5C in 1954 aboard the USS Monterrey, Gulf of Mexico, 6 passes, 6 Cuts, off to NAAS Kingsville for advanced in Panthers, and my Wings of Gold.

When we got to Pearl...
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 08-18-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: Do you remember when ?

I'm 76, aqnd did all that. The hard part was getting a "build" or "fade" of the volume of the signal, before the ADF needle came along.

I solo-ed in the SNJ-5 in 1954..
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 08-16-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: Historical Aviation Album

I believe there are 18 volumes.
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 08-01-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: Military flight application question

I shot my way out of USMMA, Kings Point in 1953. Many of this Academy's have gone into flight training in the USAF and Navy.

Full Academy benefits, but NO COMMITMENT.
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 05-24-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 114,086
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: Full scale flyers....roll call.

I trained in the SNJ-5, from Primary to Carrier Qual on the USS MONTERREY, 1953-54.
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 05-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 114,086
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: Full scale flyers....roll call.

Danny - be SAFE!. Know your traffic patterns. Grease jobs are great, BUT, the check pilot will be looking at other things.

I instructed Navy in the T-34. for 3 years, and I was a check pilot at...
Forum: Electric General Discussion 04-30-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 888
Posted By Ed Toner
HEXBUG

http://robotsvideos.blogspot.com/search/label/gadgets

This is a 6 legged articulating robot BUG with suction cups for feet, Radio Shack, $10. Responds to clapping hands. A riot.
Forum: Electric General Discussion 04-27-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By Ed Toner
Radio Shack DRAGONFLY

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2585632&cp

This is a fantastic contraption for $50. A Bi-Plane Ornithopter "Scale Model" if the genuine Insect.

Calm winds or zero,...
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 04-15-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: Antonov An-225 has been badly damaged

So far, I can't find any report of this.

Ed Toner
Forum: Airplanes - Full Scale 04-10-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,099
Posted By Ed Toner
RE: How to make a career out of it?

JWilliams - Glad to hear it. UPS treats their drivers right, too.

Has anyone looked at USPS? I understant they have a fleet of aircraft.

How about FedEx?
Forum: Foamies! - RC Electric Foam Aircraft 04-04-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By Ed Toner
Dragonfly

Radio Shack sells a RC Bi-Plane Ornithopter for $50. I bought one, and it actually DOES fly, after a fashion.

A Google search will find it but for some reason I failed in my attempts to...
Forum: ARF or RTF 03-27-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By Ed Toner
Este's AF #1 B-747

I got the following from one of our sons, 35 years old, who has never been a model builder, but has startrd to tinker around with simple RTF R/C's.


"Hi Pop,
What do you think of this R/C...
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