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    Very good! It hadn't occurred to me that someone...

    Very good! It hadn't occurred to me that someone from southern Indiana would probably pick this up early, but it makes sense. One of these years my wife and I are going to get back to Nashville for a...
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    Not Tailhook, but similar in the sense that it...

    Not Tailhook, but similar in the sense that it did not make the branch of the service in question look good. So here's another clue:


    Looking for an event.

    1. It took place during a war, but...
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    Well, Ernie, if I'd waited until maybe clue 9, I...

    Well, Ernie, if I'd waited until maybe clue 9, I could have been a contender!

    Here's a question I've been thinking about asking for quite a while. Quite a bit different from everything we've had...
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    Sort of a long shot, because I can't find a...

    Sort of a long shot, because I can't find a picture showing the roll bar, but how about the Junkers J1 "Blechesel" (tin donkey), which was made in large part of steel because aluminum was hard to get?
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    Can't give you any science on this, but I've been...

    Can't give you any science on this, but I've been told by smart people not to leave an opened bottle of fuel on a concrete floor. Shelves are supposedly better. Since there's no downside for me in...
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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?
  19. 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...
  25. 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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