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Forum: Sport Flying
05-10-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Top_Gunn

Yes, I should have mentioned the Vanessa rig...

Yes, I should have mentioned the Vanessa rig myself. I use one for large models, though for a Kougar fingertips should be OK.
Forum: Sport Flying
05-09-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Top_Gunn

The balance point is the same whether the...

The balance point is the same whether the airplane is right side up or upside down. But almost every airplane will be easier to balance one way or the other. High-wing airplanes are almost always...
04-24-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Yes, that was my point. The Zero was designed to...

Yes, that was my point. The Zero was designed to be maneuverable and long ranged. That meant it had to be light, so things like armor and firepower were sacrificed to achieve that goal. The Wildcat...
04-24-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Well, that didn't take long. It is the Zero. Fast...

Well, that didn't take long. It is the Zero. Fast and maneuverable, but no armor protection for the pilot, slow in a dive and in a high speed dive almost impossible to control, no self-sealing fuel...
04-23-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

The clue about having individual names was what...

The clue about having individual names was what did it for me. There may be other warbirds that fit that clue, but the Mars is the only one I can think of. This quiz will probably go as fast as that...
04-23-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

How about the Martin Mars?

How about the Martin Mars?
04-01-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Great subject, Mike. Many years ago I read a book...

Great subject, Mike. Many years ago I read a book about the use of gliders in World War II. One interesting tidbit was that some USAAF pilots took some glider training in their down time just for the...
03-18-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

It is the Blériot XI; well done! The four wars...

It is the Blériot XI; well done! The four wars and one revolution were the Italo-Lybian War, the first and second Balkan Wars, World War I, and the Mexican Revolution. The "significant military...
03-17-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Today's clue. Looking for the name of a...

Today's clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do with anything military.

3. It...
03-16-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Today's clue. Looking for the name of a...

Today's clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do with anything military.

3. It...
03-15-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Today's clue. Looking for the name of a...

Today's clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do with anything military.

3. It...
03-14-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Today's clue. Looking for the name of a...

Today's clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do with anything military.

3. It...
03-13-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Today's clue. Looking for the name of a...

Today's clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do with anything military.

3. It...
03-12-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Today's clue. Looking for the name of a...

Today's clue.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do with anything military.

3. It...
03-11-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Today's clue, and a change to Clue 5. ...

Today's clue, and a change to Clue 5.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do with...
03-10-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Today's clue. Although many of these clues refer...

Today's clue. Although many of these clues refer to its military uses, Clue 2 is probably the most important of all. Everyone who has even a passing interest in aviation history is aware of the event...
03-09-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

And not the L-19. Another bonus clue below. ...

And not the L-19. Another bonus clue below.

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do...
03-09-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

Welcome to the quiz! Not the DC-3, but you earn a...

Welcome to the quiz! Not the DC-3, but you earn a bonus clue, so here are that clue and today's clue. So far, at least, this is not an easy quiz. And today's clues won't make it easier, I think.
...
03-08-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

OK, Once more unto the breach ... Looking...

OK, Once more unto the breach ...

Looking for the name of a warbird.

1. This is a very well-known airplane.

2. But what it is best known for is a "first" that had nothing to do with anything...
03-08-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

I've got a quiz in mind that I'd like to do...

I've got a quiz in mind that I'd like to do someday, but like the rest of the regular participants I'd like to see somebody new step in. If nobody does before, say, eight (EST), I'll jump in. But...
02-24-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

I can't find much about this airplane, so I...

I can't find much about this airplane, so I really have no idea whether it fits all the clues, but I'll toss the name out: B.E.2?
Forum: Kit Building
02-14-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Top_Gunn

I mailed him an Aerostar 40 manual last Monday.

I mailed him an Aerostar 40 manual last Monday.
Forum: Kit Building
02-09-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Top_Gunn

It's in the mail.

It's in the mail.
02-06-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Top_Gunn

I have one I no longer need. If you PM me your...

I have one I no longer need. If you PM me your name and address I'll mail it to you next week: probably on Monday. (Continental US only, though.)
01-12-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19,695
Views: 1,058,612
Posted By Top_Gunn

I'm not confident about this guess, but it does...

I'm not confident about this guess, but it does fit several clues, so how about the Hawker Tempest?
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