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Old 02-28-2021, 05:29 AM
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beautiful start, looks huge!
Old 02-28-2021, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Nagy
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Re: your possible move. Please consider the small towns of Wickenburg and Aguila, Arizonza, both located to NW of Phoenix, on Hwy 60, da rte to Las Vegas. My wife and I have lived here in Wickenburg now for 5 years, after living in Glendale, [part of the greater Phoenix area], for 36 years. We moved down from Southern Ontario, Canada, rite on the north shore of Lake Erie; got sick and tired of the snow/ice/6 month long winters, + Socialist Biden/Democratic, high taxes style of gov'ment back in 1980, and simply love Arizona.

So, please give Arizona some serious thought, and feel free to email me for any particulars; will close for now, best regards from Wickenburg, Arizona,

Joe Nagy. email: [email protected]
We are rather familiar with Arizona I was stationed there for five years at Williams A.F.B. near Chandler and my wife is from Phoenix. Arizona is very high on our list, and I am checking real estate listings in that area. we intend to make a extended visit as soon as possible.
Old 02-28-2021, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bisco
beautiful start, looks huge!
It is!



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Old 02-28-2021, 10:16 AM
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i don't have a field, so mostly flying one meter or less w/s.

i'd love to try something like that someday though!
Old 02-28-2021, 04:58 PM
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I finally finished one!


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Old 02-28-2021, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ETpilot
Donny good that you are getting back to normal. The recovery from this storm is worse than the storm itself. Iím finally installing my shop sink today. The sink had some corrosion underneath and I decided to clean up and prime. Primer will be dry today so Iíll have a sink today.

Making a total move as you want to make is not an easy thing. Lots to consider. I did it on my move to Texas 31 years ago. Fortunately it turned out good. East Texas suits me well. I went from big city to country and never looked back.

Donít let politics drive your decision. You may never find a good place to move to. Lol. Taxes may be more important. Cost of living, medical facilities and public transportation all important. If you stay in Texas make sure you get out of that Texas grid. A big problem people just did not know about. I am lucky as my area is not part of that grid.

Packing your possessions best start thinking about it now. It takes longer than expected. Start collecting boxes early . You will need many. I have a ton of flatten boxes stored in the barn from the recent move from Florida. Mark the boxes on all sides and keep those you will need right away separate from the others. Planning is key.

Visit the area you wish to move to a few times. Spend some time there making sure it is the right place.

Good luck with your sale and move.
Seems to me you got the situation figured out pretty well, I am sitting here pooped from moving stuff for sale and disposal. quite frankly I hate the idea of moving but it seems I really don't have much of a choice if I want to be at peace, I am a bit confused but getting prepared anyway. I really don't know what to do.
Old 02-28-2021, 05:09 PM
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Flyer....................... you finished in the pink!


David, another guff, you don't waste time that's for sure........................ enjoy!
Old 02-28-2021, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I finally finished one!

gorgeous, well done!
Old 02-28-2021, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC
I finally finished one!

Don't let Miss Blue Eyes see it or she'll want one!
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It will be easy to see in the air and with this on the bottom of the wing you'll know if your inverted.

Old 03-01-2021, 05:16 AM
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i like that. all of my airplanes are white. between the sky and clouds, i can't tell what's up.
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I have a close friend who loss a 33% Sukhol when he couldn't tell it was inverted so....
Old 03-01-2021, 05:37 AM
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I tawt I saw a pink puddy tat. I did! I did see a pink puddy tat!
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Originally Posted by acdii
I tawt I saw a pink puddy tat. I did! I did see a pink puddy tat!
And there's a black puddy tat in the front seat too!
Old 03-01-2021, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Joe Nagy
Attention Donneyman;

Re: your possible move. Please consider the small towns of Wickenburg and Aguila, Arizonza, both located to NW of Phoenix, on Hwy 60, da rte to Las Vegas. My wife and I have lived here in Wickenburg now for 5 years, after living in Glendale, [part of the greater Phoenix area], for 36 years. We moved down from Southern Ontario, Canada, rite on the north shore of Lake Erie; got sick and tired of the snow/ice/6 month long winters, + Socialist Biden/Democratic, high taxes style of gov'ment back in 1980, and simply love Arizona.

So, please give Arizona some serious thought, and feel free to email me for any particulars; will close for now, best regards from Wickenburg, Arizona,

Joe Nagy. email: [email protected]

Interesting.

In November 1978 I was in a laundrette in San Francisco. I was doing my world tour! There were four other people in the laundrette at the same time. A couple in their thirties or forties and judging by their wrinkly skin I would say that they were probably heroin users, and two elderly ladies. The couple soon left and the two elderly ladies started to talk to me. Perhaps they had noticed the small Union Flag on my backpack. They explained that they were Canadians and had moved to San Francisco because the climate was warmer but otherwise they did not like living in California and they told me, "Young man, you are better off under the British flag!"

Others will have a contrary opinion of course and such opinions are often coloured by which percentile of the income spectrum you happen to be in, but I've never forgotten the incident.

I left for Austrailia a few days later and stayed for there several years working mainly for the Australian National Railway in the outback..

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Old 03-01-2021, 10:40 AM
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ironically, i was in london in '72 doing mine. the older folks could not stop thanking me for what the usa had done for them in ww2.
i wasn't even born yet!
Old 03-01-2021, 11:16 AM
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The future doesn't look as bright as it did back then, not when there are females using Gorilla Glue as hairspray. Between those and the Tide Pod eaters, I'm surprised anyone survives anymore.
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Originally Posted by bisco
ironically, i was in london in '72 doing mine. the older folks could not stop thanking me for what the usa had done for them in ww2.
i wasn't even born yet!
They would have said the same if you'd been Russian.
Old 03-01-2021, 11:32 AM
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we just didn't have social media, it makes copycats 10 times worse. (except rc chat rooms of course )
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The USA certainly did a great deal to defeat German militarism in two world wars. Did you know for example that 30,000 Americans hopped over the border to Canada to join the Canadian Army between 1914 and 1917 before the USA entered the Great War officially. 40,000 according to June Maston of UTICA.

To return to lighter matters. I no longer have the plan view of the Big Guff. It was so distorted that I cut it away from the rest of the plan and used it to light the wood burner! I have Peter Russell's book, "Vintage Model Aeroplanes," in which the plan is reproduced in miniature but I've loaned it to one of my trainee pilots. Peter Russell used to write a column in the British aeromodelling press called "Straight and Level." Then I remembered that I had retained the letter which Mr Russell had sent me about the Big Guff in 1992! The letter included photocopies of the plan as printed in his book so I now had the measurements. However, the width of the fueslage at the tail was very indistinct on the photocopy but an email to Sherwood Heggen of Wyoming, who has also built a Big Guff, produced an immediate reply with the correct dimensions.

Meanwhile, my clubmatre, Guy Auvieux has got this far with the tailplane.



Tailplane as built by Guy Auvieux.

I will have to get my skates on!

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Old 03-02-2021, 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by donnyman
Seems to me you got the situation figured out pretty well, I am sitting here pooped from moving stuff for sale and disposal. quite frankly I hate the idea of moving but it seems I really don't have much of a choice if I want to be at peace, I am a bit confused but getting prepared anyway. I really don't know what to do.
Donny unfortunately Iíve done lots of moving in my life. Not just my own but for others too. Iíve learned a lot from all these moves. Packing things and loading the moving vehicle takes time. Plus you need help for the heavy items. Sometimes you have to rearrange things as you load to utilize all the space. My recent move from Florida I had the largest U-Haul truck loaded top to bottom and front to back. You have to secure the load so it doesnít move during travel. Pay attention to that rear overhead door. You donít want something to move and jam that door shut. You need plenty of rope and cardboard for filler. I still didnít have enough room and had to go get a trailer to tow behind the truck. With the trailer attached I had to plan my stops carefully as you can only move forward.

You are on your way. Planning and getting prepared is key. Anyway, good luck when the time comes.

After all the snow melted away, producing a lot of water, yesterday we had very heavy rain falling all day. Ground flooded again. I need some dry weather to dry out. It is hard to work with all this rain.

All these airplane pictures, looking good, and I canít do anything modeling wise these days.
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Talking of Americans in England during World War 2, I found the following on YouTube:

I found it interesting and i hope that you may find it entertaining and informative too, however, I doubt that there were many country dwellers who collected bomb fragments at the time.
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It even had a big name actor in it Burgess Meredith!
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It even had a big name actor in it Burgess Meredith!
Bob Hope has a bit-part in it too.

I'm stopping decorating and going flying!
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