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Old 06-30-2004, 11:23 AM
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I don't know what you mean by the "ZI", but I am retiring from the miltary in 2 months.
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:00 PM
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Bob:

"ZI" is an old military abbreviation, I guess it's not used anymore. Stands for Zone of the Interior, another way to say the "Lower 48." In the USAF our overseas movement orders usually carried the notation "DERZI," for "Date of Estimated Return to the ZI."

Another commonly used term was "Land of the Big BX," (or "PX" for you Army and the Marine types.) If you were in the Far East you also heard "Land of the Round Eyed Women."

So I guess "ZI" has gone out of favor.

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Old 06-30-2004, 07:08 PM
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Bill,

The AF now uses the phrase DEROS (Date Estimated Return from OverseaS). Yes, here in Korea we sing songs of the round eyed women! Ahh, the land of the round eyed women. ZI is now called Conus (Continental United States)

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Old 06-30-2004, 07:46 PM
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Dave:

When I was in the YewSaff my primary assignment was to airborne spying, at that time it was the USAFSS, my son was in it also but they changed the name. Can't recall what the new name is. My older daughter's husband is still in whatever they call it now, assigned to NSA.

You do still use "PCOD," don't you?

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Old 07-07-2004, 09:51 AM
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Great work on the Duelist, I should be starting mine as soon as I get my T-6 off the bench. I'm stationed over at Hohenfels. Do you fly with a German club or an Army club?

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William,

When you say PCO'd, are you talking moving? If so we call it PCS'd now (permanent change of station). As in: "I got 'lucky enough to PCS to Korea recently"

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Skyduece,
I used to be in a German club here in Wurzburg, but found out that all I needed to fly in Germany was liability insurance. I joined the AMA and got twice the amount of insurance that the club offered plus it was much cheaper on the wallet. I can fly at the club for 10 euro a day as a guest, most of the time for free. The German club rules are that members pay about 280 euro a year ( if I remember) for dues plus you have to volunteer 10 hours a year of your time towards whatever the club needs or you pay 10 euro per hour that you don't volunteer, up to 100 euros. I don't understand why the club has so many members, as a lot of them spend most of their time managing and working for the club on top of their day time jobs, then they do flying!
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[sm=bananahead.gif]I almost forgot to ask about this. I programmed flaperons into the Dualist with about 10% down elevator. They work great as ailerons and as flaps with aileron control for landing as one ailreon comes up, the other stays down, depending on which way you want to turn. I haven't tried it out yet, as I wanted to get some opinions on what to expect.
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ozief16,
Are you in Osan? I used to be at Camp Humphreys back in '89-'90.
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Bob, nope I'm down at Kunsan...about an hour and a halfdrive (ten minute flight!) from Osan. I'm trying to get our GLO to hook us up with some of the heli guys up there...kind of a "we'll show us ours if you show us yours" deal.
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:19 AM
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Shouldn't be a problem. When I was at Humphreys back in '89 one of you guys sent as an A-10 up for a static display and we sent a Chinook down to you.
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Who would have thought it. I used to fly control line on base (of course) at Osan but way earlier as I was there when the Peublo was taken by N. Korea in the 60's. Oh well small world getting smaller.
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I know this is an old thread, as it is now Nov 18 2018 but I am currently struggling to build a Duelist 2/40 from 40 year old kit I got on Ebay.about a month ago. Glad to see I am not the only one that thinks the instructions are 'not the best' and one needs some building experience to figure some of this stuff out that the instructions and plans just don't cover or tell you about. I plan on going wit fixed gear to help with the 'not always good' grass fields I am restricted to using, and can go to larger wheels if need be. .I will also be checking with a pal to install electric rather than .40 glow. I've been told this will greatly add a safety factor to the engine out possibility. And will have contra rotation on the props. I have bookmarked this Forum page and will return often to look at the construction photos shown here. ThANKS for posting them!

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