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Old 06-23-2020, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ETpilot View Post
Well you all, today I received confirmation that I am eligible for burial in a VA National Cemetery. So I will make that one last trip to Florida where most of my family is located.
If you're talking the VA cemetery in Jacksonville, you will be within sight of the local rc field Gateway RC, they are actually on VA property
Old 06-23-2020, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
If you're talking the VA cemetery in Jacksonville, you will be within sight of the local rc field Gateway RC, they are actually on VA property
I guess that means it will be his new haunt!

I'm here all week!
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Old 06-23-2020, 06:30 AM
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Hopefully that will be a long way off. Such morbid thoughts.
Old 06-23-2020, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
I guess that means it will be his new haunt!

I'm here all week!



Was going to hit the like, but you don't have one, guess nobody "likes" you.


EDIT: of course after I post, NOW it has it. Silly forum software.
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Old 06-24-2020, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
If you're talking the VA cemetery in Jacksonville, you will be within sight of the local rc field Gateway RC, they are actually on VA property
I looked at 3 in Florida and South Florida National Cemetery is best for me. Family close by and easy to visit. It is close to all the general aviation airports I have flown into over the years. Iíll be right on the approach to Lantana Airport. Landed there many times. Close to Palm Beach International. Iíve flown in there a few times for Navy business and a promotion ceremony for a fellow Chief advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer.
Old 06-26-2020, 11:39 AM
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I got a nice surprise today, if any of you guys are Futaba/JR users Tower has the Futaba NR4J 4.8V receiver battery pack for $3.49 today.
Old 06-26-2020, 03:37 PM
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None of my RX would work well at 4.8v. Everything is 2.4Ghz and high voltage servos. Good price though.
Old 06-26-2020, 04:18 PM
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Us guys with the reaction times they use a calendar to time still use 4.8V.

We aren't slow we're special! We even have our own short bus!

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Old 06-27-2020, 12:43 AM
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Hi guys, I decided to get one of those Ultimate Flite stands this week. One of my fellow club members had one and really like it. When I looked at the website a few months back, They had two a maple and Baltic Birch model for sale. It came in last night while I was working and today when I get up I am going over to a big box store and purchase some polyureathane to seal it. It looks real sturdy and it will last a long time! Here's the link if anybody is interested in one of these units, https://www.precision-aero.com
Happy Flying today!
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Old 06-27-2020, 03:09 AM
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I have a Great Mate stand. Unfortunately they are no longer available. The man who used to make them did so when he was unemployed but anyone who can design and build something of this quality does not stay out of work for long.

Wooden stands are fine though and probably cheaper. They certainly save old knees!


Old 06-27-2020, 09:05 AM
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A few years ago someone posted plans here for something similar to the "Ultimate Flight Stand." I built one and found it saved a lot of pain and frustration. I think the plans were from a guy in England and the wood sizes were a little off from what we get here in the US so I had to make a few mods while building but it all worked out. Thinking of making a second one as I always seem to have two planes in process, at least one of which is a repair job!
Old 06-27-2020, 10:14 AM
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A friend of mine made one of these stands back in the early 80's and I didn't think much at the time .but now that I'm in my late 50's and my knees hurt on regular basis there really is no way that I can get down on the ground safely. I have to disassemble it and seal it poly urethane before I use it in the field..
Old 06-27-2020, 10:31 AM
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To get down to the model during starts, I now use knee pads because my right knee has arthritis. Only time previously I used these was during employee appraisal time at work.
Old 07-02-2020, 12:18 AM
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The First World War in general, and the Battle of the Somme in particular, may not mean that much to most who visit or post on this website but I found this poignant video on YouTube and thought that some of you might care to have a look at it.

Old 07-02-2020, 04:49 AM
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A very sobering video David, thank you for posting it. The video really brings home the fact an entire generation of young men died in the Great War. If memory serves casualties for the Battle of Somme was in excess of one million over a little more than 4 months.
Old 07-02-2020, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
A very sobering video David, thank you for posting it. The video really brings home the fact an entire generation of young men died in the Great War. If memory serves casualties for the Battle of Somme was in excess of one million over a little more than 4 months.

That's true if you add British, French and German casulaties together though estimates for the German casualties range from about 400,000 to 680,000 so we'll never know the real total.

The French role in the Battle of the Somme, junior partners to the British at the time, is often over looked, indeed it didn't even feature in the video above despite the French Army taking over 400,000 casualties. Miss Blue Eyes and I spent a few days up there this time last year and when we got back one of our French friends told us that his grandfather had been killed in the Battle of the Somme two days before his mother had been born and another, the president of our model aircraft club, said that his grandfather had lost a leg on the Somme.
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Any one here who had friends or family that served with the Central Powers?
Old 07-02-2020, 08:09 AM
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Any one here who had friends or family that served with the Central Powers?
Strangely enough I know a German lady who lives about ten miles away. Her grandfather was killed in 1917 on the Chemin Des Dames but not in the battle of that name, after the battle, in the August of 1917. I found out the telephone number of the German War Graves Commission and I mentioned that there might be a grave she could visit. She phoned the organisation but although she had all of his details including the date of his death, there was no trace of him.

The fate of so many thousands of course.
Old 07-03-2020, 10:47 PM
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May I take this opportunity to wish all American citizens a pleasant 4th July Holiday!
Old 07-04-2020, 05:29 AM
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May I take this opportunity to wish all American citizens a pleasant 4th July Holiday!
Thank you David! And a Happy 4th to my fellow citizens on this board. If any of you have access to Disney+ I used my son's access last night to watch Hamilton it was very good!

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Old 07-04-2020, 06:31 AM
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We watched Final Countdown, the Kirk Douglas movie where he is the Captain of the Nimitz that goes back to Dec 6th 1941. I forgot how many flying scenes it had of the F14 and was made prior to the retirement of the Corsairs, before the F18's took their place. They nearly lost an F14 in the filming too, you can see it stall during the scene with the Zeros before they were shot down. You know it's an old movie when the credits have Confederate Air Force instead of Commemorative Air Force. I wonder if they used a Saito in the model Zero that they crashed into the water and the one they blew up in the sky.
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It would have been a waste of good Saitos!
Old 07-04-2020, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Telemaster Sales UK View Post
May I take this opportunity to wish all American citizens a pleasant 4th July Holiday!
Ditto the above..
Old 07-04-2020, 07:37 AM
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Happy Blow crap up day to everyone!
Old 07-09-2020, 12:54 AM
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Smashed up the club's trainer on Sunday 5th July through flying it in a strong wind and loosing it in the sun.




Never did like that model but I broke the Irvine 40s needle valve assembly in the crash and it's difficult to find new ones.

On the following day I ordered a Seagull Boomerang II to replace it and it arrived at 13.00 on Tuesday 7th July. Quite impressive I thought. The Boomerang is my favourite ARTF trainer by virtue of its semi symmetrical wing section which enables it to be flown in a stiff breeze. This is useful if you are teaching an "experienced beginner!".



Fortunately i have several spare engines to suit the Boomerang as well as a couple of spare carburetters which might fit the Irvine.

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