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    It is indeed the L-class blimp. L-8 was used to...

    It is indeed the L-class blimp. L-8 was used to deliver spare parts to the Hornet by lowering them from the gondola to the deck, which was crowded with B-25's. It later became well known when it...
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    Today's clue: Looking for a warbird. 1....

    Today's clue:

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of them produced, but all the ones that were manufactured were used by the one service that acquired them.

    2. Some were civilian aircraft...
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    Today's clue: Looking for a warbird. 1....

    Today's clue:

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of them produced, but all the ones that were manufactured were used by the one service that acquired them.

    2. Some were civilian aircraft...
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    Not the Electra, but the attempt earns a bonus...

    Not the Electra, but the attempt earns a bonus clue (which will rule out the Electra as well as lots of others).

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of them produced, but all the ones that...
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    Tuesday afternoon clue: Looking for a warbird....

    Tuesday afternoon clue:

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of them produced, but all the ones that were manufactured were used by the one service that acquired them.

    2. Some were civilian...
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    Tuesday morning clue: Looking for a warbird. ...

    Tuesday morning clue:

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of them produced, but all the ones that were manufactured were used by the one service that acquired them.

    2. Some were civilian...
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    Fourth of July special: Two clues today! ...

    Fourth of July special: Two clues today!

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of them produced, but all the ones that were manufactured were used by the one service that acquired them.

    2....
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    Looking for a warbird. 1. Only a few of them...

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of them produced, but all the ones that were manufactured were used by the one service that acquired them.

    2. Some were civilian aircraft converted to...
  9. Easier to do it this way: Club web site, with...

    Easier to do it this way: Club web site, with several shots of the field.

    http://www.trivalleyr-c.com/
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    Looking for a warbird. 1. Only a few of them...

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of them produced, but all the ones that were manufactured were used by the one service that acquired them.

    2. Some were civilian aircraft converted to...
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    Since Adrian won't be back for several days, I'm...

    Since Adrian won't be back for several days, I'm going to declare myself right about my answer to his question and post a new one to keep the quiz going.

    Looking for a warbird.

    1. Only a few of...
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    Thanks, guys! When my last jar of Ironex runs out...

    Thanks, guys! When my last jar of Ironex runs out I'll try lacquer thinner first, I guess, since I've got lots of it already.
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    OK, I'll play. Miles Monitor, yet another target...

    OK, I'll play. Miles Monitor, yet another target tug, this one fast enough to be exciting and with two engines. Wikipedia discussion here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Monitor

    Didn't know...
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    Yes, the Miles Martinet. The second crew member...

    Yes, the Miles Martinet. The second crew member was the guy who operated the towing equipment. The very brief Wikipedia article says it was the "first British aircraft to be designed specifically for...
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    Looking for an airplane: 1. Designed and built...

    Looking for an airplane:

    1. Designed and built for a particular role. This, of course, doesn't narrow the field much, as most planes are built with a purpose in mind. What makes this one...
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    Looking for an airplane: 1. Designed and built...

    Looking for an airplane:

    1. Designed and built for a particular role. This, of course, doesn't narrow the field much, as most planes are built with a purpose in mind. What makes this one unusual,...
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    Substitute for Ironex?

    Coverite has stopped or is about to stop selling Ironex. Anybody know of a good substitute? Tower Hobbies suggests Monokote trim solvent, which doesn't seem quite right, though I've never used it and...
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    Pretty sure I've got this right: Northrop N-3PB...

    Pretty sure I've got this right: Northrop N-3PB Nomad? Flown by Norwegian crews serving with the RAF after Norway was occupied. More info here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_N-3PB
    ...
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    No. Some engines, especially some of the larger...

    No. Some engines, especially some of the larger ones, can be started that way. But it isn't something for a beginner to fool with.
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    Balsaloc should work if you can find some. It...

    Balsaloc should work if you can find some. It seems to be listed as "out of stock" some places. I've seen ads for something called "CoverLoc," which may be the same thing (the bottles look similar,...
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    It needs to be tighter. Use a crescent wrench,...

    It needs to be tighter. Use a crescent wrench, not one of those little things that you also use on your glow plug.
  22. Thread: Fuselage help

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    I agree. On that kind of plane a twist you can't...

    I agree. On that kind of plane a twist you can't see without measuring is too minor to worry about.
  23. Thread: Fuselage help

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    It would help if you posted a photo so we could...

    It would help if you posted a photo so we could get a sense of what "slight" means in this case. I once removed a fairly substantial twist in a framed-up fuselage by soaking the back half in the...
  24. I tested one kind on plexiglass and balsa. Not at...

    I tested one kind on plexiglass and balsa. Not at all strong. Don't remember the specific brand, though, and didn't try it on other materials.
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    How in the world can a model club satisfy the...

    How in the world can a model club satisfy the requirements of 501(c)(3)? Is it possible that you are actually a 501(c)(4) or, even more likely, a 501(c)(7) organization?
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