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Old 06-12-2003, 12:28 AM
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Very fun thread guys! I fly there hi guys. I have a love hate for the place and it is a very special place for me. Please be aware that the Giant Scale Squadron is a MAJOR force behind the creation and maintenance of that field. They were there way back when. It is an interesting ecosystem and social laboratory. I am always learning something from someone there. The dangers are ever present. There and ways to avoid them but accidents do happen. You know I've been on both ends of them. I am learing to fly there and it's really great. Very rare in such a densely populated area to be able to do what we do. Great to see you guys today!

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Hi Joe,

Nice pic of the Patty Wagstaff.

Are you wearing your woolly hat in the pic?



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Old 06-12-2003, 03:11 AM
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Originally posted by David Cutler
I'm sure it's just a little boisterous fun.

I could always grovel, whimper and bribe them with a CD of Eric Clapton playing 'Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf'

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Just say "Klaatu barata nikto" it worked for Patricia Neal!
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Originally posted by BasinBum
Just say "Klaatu barata nikto" it worked for Patricia Neal!
You're older than you look.

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Old 06-12-2003, 03:26 AM
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DC,
yes that is the wooley topper I don on the cooler days. I knew if I'd wore it today the temps would come up!~) What the ! is a Klaatu barata nikto? sounds like sushi or an incurable open wound. lol.
Mmmmmmmm!

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Old 06-12-2003, 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by GoeKeli
DC,
What the ! is a Klaatu barata nikto? sounds like sushi or an incurable open wound. lol.
Mmmmmmmm!

Joe
Hi Joe,

It's the phrase that was taught to the Patricia Neal to command the robot (its name was Gort or Dork, or something) to protect you in the classic science fiction film The Day The Earth Stood Still, with Michael Rennie.

Or, as you said, it's a open wound type sushi.



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Old 06-12-2003, 08:27 PM
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Oh yea! I love that movie.

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Old 06-19-2003, 07:47 PM
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OK, I been in michigan for one day and I am going through BASIN WITHDRAWL! Ahhhhhh@! I'll go out to the local field here and watch an old friend fly tonight if the wind calms down. So what happened at the basin today? Gimme some dirt! LOL!

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Old 06-20-2003, 02:07 AM
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Joe,

Lousy weather. 65 and cloudy.

Park ranger showed up yesterday because Eddy took his turbine up to a reported 1600 feet and turned on the smoke prompting a heli pilot to radio the tower. No tickets issued, unfortunately

Only saw 3 crashes in about three hours.

Ken had SEVEN cans flying on the fence at once.

Only one person started a conversation about my plane with "HOW MUCH DOES THAT COST".

Several people talked crap about several other people.

Some old guys that don't fly pointed out what people who do fly were doing wrong.

Saw a lot of cool full scale planes fly over on their way to this weekend's air show.

Actually nothing out of the ordinary.

Yours truly....
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well this is just my 2 cents but the basin is ownes by the City of Los Angeles. It is in the water and power flood control district. the local club maintains the field area, but the city takes care of the roads and fences. the rest room facilitys and all the blacktop was provided by the city. I work for the city and in fact paved some of the roads in the area. I try to take my lunch there every day when I can as I love to watch the planes, and no joke.......the trash cans are full most every day with wreckage. It is a great place to go with a light breeze and sunny southern california weather. Tim
Old 06-20-2003, 03:11 AM
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Tim,
It is my understanding that the Clubs raised the money for the asphalt to repave the runways and pits and the city did the work.
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Lousy weather. 65 and cloudy.
Yeah, . . . Bit like a height-of-summer day in the UK.

When are you going to do those 2 mph semi-harriers along the whole length of the runway, with your Patty, like with the SE?

Nice 4 point roll though!

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I do believe your right.........you know how the city operates..... LOL isnt it funny that plant 42 in palmdale is also owned by the city of LA Palmdale.....ummmmm Los Angeles...... I still dont get that one LOL I know the city will do Pvt contract to benifit a location, to help the community. No rent, as long as the field is kept up......and I must say the the members and clubs that use the basin take well care of it. The grass is always green and the trash is picked up. Put this field on your vacation list.

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i was there when the rocket was set off. nobody yelled at him until he launched it.
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Originally posted by David Cutler
Yeah, . . . Bit like a height-of-summer day in the UK.

When are you going to do those 2 mph semi-harriers along the whole length of the runway, with your Patty, like with the SE?

Nice 4 point roll though!

-David C.
When people who quote 50's movies and Monty Python skits copy the Patty Wagstaff (as they did the SE) I'll risk it with slow harrier-like maneuvers.
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hey! Two weeks ago i remember two guys crashed in the course of about 10 mins no thanks tp the guy with the dago-red with the .91 fours stroke. He does 150 30 feet away from the pilots. we are forced to avoid him and all get bunched up in the same area. What a jerk! Not to mention what he said when i asked him to keep it down. Remember, he did cause 2 crashes in about 10 mins. Also there was a guy with a nice looking meserschmit. (?) That guy was an idiot. He taxied out onto the runway, His prop scraped the ground and killed the engine 3 times before he gave up and did anything.
Old 06-20-2003, 05:15 AM
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The guy with the Dago Red is Crazy Eric. He is actually a nice guy until he gets out of the pits and than he turns into an ahole. You'll be glad to know he's going to Florida to terrify them for a few months this summer but he'll be back.

Also I don't think he made anyone crash. If they can't concentrate when he flies then they should land, I do.
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We have a few "crazy [names deleted to obscure the guilty]s"

Most of them are pleasant enough, they just have some sort of mental defect that prohibits them from following some basic saftey rules and common sense (e.g. don't buzz people on the field going ot to pick up a plane). They either don't see the behavior as dangerous or simply get lost in the moment like little children.

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Oh thanks for the chatter guys! I might get to fly here today. lLast night was too windy but today is beautiful and sunny. The air is so clean is hurts!~) THe basin is a very strange ecosystem that is better experienced than exlplained but you all have done a great job. Thanks for the real time report RD! I got some super time in a few weeks back when nobody was there because it was all greyed out. I just kept my eye on the rudder shape, everything else is a lie when flying by brail! I'll give ya a flight report from here in the motor city soon,. Yes agreed Eric is an ass when out at the flight line but just a nice guy in the pits. That day when he was flying from his chair in the pits I told him that was perfect. He did not fly any different! lol!

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For a scale point of referance the runway is 600 ft.
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Old 06-20-2003, 03:11 PM
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What year did the basin move from the location it was at?? My memory only goes back to the early 60's and that sure isn't it!
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That's his name! I knew it once, but i forgot. I asked him to keep it down, and he screamed "profanity" loud enough that the heli guys turned their heads. I have a plane that can out maneuver his because i have a much smaller turning radius, so i don't have problems. While his plane is MUCH faster than mine, I don't have a hard time with him. It is the guys with the trainers that have the most problems with him. However, yes, that weekend, he did cause 2 crashes. One was a pattern ship i think, the other a corsair. I think waht happens is because he is so fast, and the trainers are so sluggish, that all the trainers get bunched up into one area, a prime moment fora crash. Why people don't land, i don't know. I guess it is the same reason why people still go up to the flight line even though there are already 5 people flying. Some people just don't get it...
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Art I think the move from the site that is now in the middle of Burbank Blvd occured sometime shortly after around 1970 when the original site had spent a good deal of time underwater. I have not flown there since the late sixtys untill a couple of years ago to race pylon. Just wanted to say while it is beautiful now there sure did not seem to be the zoo like atmosphere then as now.

The frequency control system in use then and now that splits the frequencys up in groups and forceing people to always pit in separate groups and not neccesarily with your buddys instead of a single frequency control board system in use most everywhere else may be contributing (particularly since it is so busy now) to much of the shoot down problems the guys are talking about here. Just a thought.

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They need a tx impound or something, because there frequency control board doesn't seem to work that well.
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Well darn, have fond memories of the old site and yes it was a nice place to fly back then and from I am reading here not to nice now!!!! :stupid:

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