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    P-39? I kind of hope not, because I don't have...

    P-39?

    I kind of hope not, because I don't have a question handy.
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    And the Leigh Light it is. You''re up again,...

    And the Leigh Light it is. You''re up again, Ernie.

    Last week I watched Das Boot again and noticed that the British plane that attacked the German sub trying to get through the Straights of...
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    Hmmm. This seems to be somewhat harder than I...

    Hmmm. This seems to be somewhat harder than I thought it would be. Hope I don't run out of clues before the cartoon light bulb over somebody's head goes on.:) Here are two more clues.

    Looking...
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    Hmmm. This seems to be somewhat harder than I...

    Hmmm. This seems to be somewhat harder than I thought it would be. Hope I don't run out of clues before the cartoon light bulb over somebody's head goes on.:) Here's today's clue:

    Looking for a...
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    Good guess, but it was a bit higher tech than...

    Good guess, but it was a bit higher tech than that. Here's another clue.


    Looking for a piece of equipment carried on a number of combat aircraft.

    1. It was somewhat low tech, at least...
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    Today's clue: Looking for a piece of equipment...

    Today's clue:

    Looking for a piece of equipment carried on a number of combat aircraft.

    1. It was somewhat low tech, at least conceptually. More like Miss Tilly's diaphragm than the cavity...
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    Not napalm. Here's another clue. Good to see all...

    Not napalm. Here's another clue. Good to see all this participation!


    Looking for a piece of equipment carried on a number of combat aircraft.

    1. It was somewhat low tech, at least...
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    Today's clue (and a revision of one of...

    Today's clue (and a revision of one of yesterday's):

    Looking for a piece of equipment carried on a number of combat aircraft.

    1. It was somewhat low tech, at least conceptually. More like Miss...
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    Nothing so far. Let's not go too far down the...

    Nothing so far. Let's not go too far down the scale of sophistication. Here's another clue.


    Looking for a piece of equipment carried on a number of combat aircraft.

    1. It was somewhat low...
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    Excellent guess, but not what I'm looking for....

    Excellent guess, but not what I'm looking for. But that's about the right level of sophistication. Here's another clue.


    Looking for a piece of equipment carried on a number of combat aircraft.
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    Exactly. The scary example is the Consumer...

    Exactly. The scary example is the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act, passed almost unanimously by Congress several years ago. The concern was a bunch of cheap kids' toys, imported from China,...
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    Well, that last clue pretty much handed it to me...

    Well, that last clue pretty much handed it to me on a plate. So, since I don't really deserve any credit for getting it, here's an easy one. (Not that today's clues will give it away, but it will get...
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    Bleriot-SPAD S.51?

    Bleriot-SPAD S.51?
  14. Don't get a 27 MHz radio. There are too many...

    Don't get a 27 MHz radio. There are too many other things that use that band, so using one on an aircraft is asking to be shot down. It's used for all sorts of toys, cars, boats, etc. If you plan to...
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    I use Electrodynamics switches and like them....

    I use Electrodynamics switches and like them. Available from Hangtimes and other places.
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    The "three mile rule" (which is not in fact a...

    The "three mile rule" (which is not in fact a rule at all) doesn't give anybody the right to prohibit model flying.The FAA's "interpretation" will give anybody who operates an "airport" the power to...
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    Interpreting a law that says airport operators...

    Interpreting a law that says airport operators have to be notified as allowing airport operators who have been notified to shut down modeling doesn't strike me as an "effort to interpret the letter...
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    (Quoting JohnShe) This is just plain wrong....

    (Quoting JohnShe)

    This is just plain wrong. The FAA's interpretation says that if an airport operator objects to model flying within five miles of the airport, the FAA would consider that flying...
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    That would be useful, but you can stall at any...

    That would be useful, but you can stall at any airspeed. An AOA alarm might be even better. Or even a stall alarm, maybe with a horn, like the full-scale people have.

    One attraction of an airspeed...
  20. True, the rules aren't aimed at us. But they...

    True, the rules aren't aimed at us. But they apply to us just the same. Granted there are enforcement difficulties, but still, nobody can now set up an RC club field within 3.45 miles of Disney...
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    Lots of wisdom in the last five posts. RC pilots...

    Lots of wisdom in the last five posts. RC pilots can easily mistake ground speed for airspeed, winds get squirrely near the ground (especially if they blow past trees or buildings), and RC pilots...
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    I have a Kadet Seniorita with a small four-stroke...

    I have a Kadet Seniorita with a small four-stroke engine. On days when there's a steady wind, I like to take it up high, fly upwind some, trim for a turn, set the transmitter down, and watch it fly...
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    This may be the single best sentence ever posted...

    This may be the single best sentence ever posted on RCU.
  24. Why would that mean there has to be a definition?...

    Why would that mean there has to be a definition? Law is chock full of terms that have no definition. Personal injury law, for instance, usually turns on the question of whether one or more persons'...
  25. Well, it's even worse than that. I've won a lot...

    Well, it's even worse than that. I've won a lot of arguments with the IRS, which loses a fair number of the cases that go to court. But in this case, the FAA is right. And even if they weren't...
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