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  1. Yeah. He jettisoned everything.
  2. Yeah. I just came across the video and was looking for the story.
  3. Yes! Thanks, Whiskey. I couldn't find it for the life of me.
  4. A few years back I remember reading an amazing story written by the pilot of an F-18 who took in a piece of cat-track while launching off the Connie, and the subsequent barricade arrestment. I can't seem to find it anymore. Anyone know where I can?
  5. Interesting note... They removed the seat because they will be flown remotely from now on to comply with social distancing. When the CDC heard they only fly 18 inches apart, it was all over.
  6. My thoughts exactly. It really takes away from the beauty of the jet.
  7. Thanks boys! Thankfully, even my wife thought the same. Since I'm not on FB, she posted a couple pics of it to FB and IG. Possibly the most flattering thing she could have done. :)
  8. Thanks, gents. It was pretty fun and a great payoff. While the pics of it look good, They really don't do justice to sitting and looking at it. It was a fun project, and relatively cheap. I recommend it.
  9. With the quarantine, I wanted a project to keep me occupied. I had a big empty space over my basement mantle that had been in need of something cool for a long time. With my wife's permission, the basement is officially mine, and I made it aviation themed. So, somehow, I came up with an idea for a big picture, with a twist. I had this picture printed on canvas because the Big E has sentimental value to me. It's 60 inches by 44 inches. I also ordered 100ft of 1mm fiber optic, various 5mm LEDs, and a set of remote controlled decorative lights that would be the power source. I carefully measured and plotted all the spots for lights on the landing area, the FLOLS, and tower lights. I drilled out each hole and began feeding fiber optic through each one, securing them with hot glue. The first few drop lights. Round-Down lights. The meatball. It started turning into a forest. I wanted to be able to turn the lights on by remote control, so I ordered these lights from Pier One Imports https://www.pier1.com/pure-white-led-glimmer-strings/PS73156.html . Then I snipped off the lights leaving plenty of wire to attach to the LED's I ordered from Evansdesigns.com. I began attaching the LED's to the fiber optics using hot glue, and wrapping the connection in foil to reflect as much light as possible into the optics. Then, when everything was in place, I mounted it above my mantle. During the day, the lights are not very noticeable. But when the lights go down... ...And it goes dark, it gets kinda cool. I'm headed down to my basement to enjoy a beverage in the dark. LOL
  10. Not silly at all. It's a good question. The answer is, they don't. They can "bail out", but there are no ejection seats. Here's an interesting article discussing the topic: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25572/confessions-of-an-e-2c-hawkeye-radar-operator
  11. I am dumbfounded that this is 1/72. The detail is mind-blowing! Well done!
  12. Not necessarily about the kill. I'm not sure about the buno on that particular jet, but quite a few Alphas were re-manufactured into Deltas. It's possible that could be one of them. If it is one of those that earned a kill, I would think they would keep the marking on it, but who knows. As for the loadout, that would be possible. But the Phoenix would be slung from the left wing pylon, with a lantirn pod on the right. And there would likely be 2 JDAMs underneath.
  13. Was watching this video and saw this mishap. Can anyone shed some light on what happened? It seems extremely odd to hit the bow after a bolter and/or touch and go. https://youtu.be/CgMfqLzA0SY?t=329
  14. I don't post much, but I had to on this one. After seeing this and the build, I can say with certainty that you are the finest modeler I have ever seen. Kudos, Sir.
  15. Off topic, but is the jet in the article missing it's launch bar??
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