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  1. A link in another thread took me to a site and one of the other articles was about the record setting Blackbird crew reuniting, in the article the pilot I suppose says that when they set the record they didn't go all out, they only did enough to set the record and let it go at that really?. 2,193 mph and that wasn't with the throttle firewalled....jeeez just how fast could that long sleek awe inspiring sinister looking aircraft (on the ground) really go,I realize there are still secrets to/of the SR-71 that we don't know and will not at least within my lifetime; is it possible that Kelly Johnsons' greatest creations' true top speed be some where close to Mach 4 or 4+. IIRC it was said that due to structural limitations the crews weren't allowed to take it into some regimes to prevent damage from heat; at certain points like where the vertical stabs and engine nacelles met; inflight the temp got as high as 1080 degees F. C'mon Lockmart tell us just how fast could Habu really go .
  2. Hi guys, I'm finally able to get my fix...I'm back on da forum(s). As reported earlier by Phantomdriver of late my health issues have not been favorable and in the very near future I have an early morning appt with a surgeon and his trusty, hopefully not rusty scalpel , I'm at a standstill with one form of cancer and in a tooth and nail battle with another as told earlier. I don't like discussing medical issues in open forum there's enough sadness and bad news everywhere else no need to bring it here and mess up things with depressing topics; so hopefully this will be it as far as that goes, should it all go good that would be fine to tell it's good news and may help someone else who may go thru the same; however the rumours of my demise have been or may;; have been greatly exaggerated I'm alive and KICKIN' so ya ain't rid of me yet....hope I didn't ruin someones day . Lately my git up n go has got up and gone due to either the illness or the treatments and procedures for it...so if I'm not seen to often ya know why....Have fun ya buncha misfits and HAPPY MODELING and keep manglin plastic.
  3. Yup it's all true.....first that Phishing fiasco, then my email goes wacko and after that I ain't gonna talk about it.
  4. Sounds like he read that book in the local library "statutory rape in China by Hop won tu yung"
  5. I hope all who feel this way realizes that SBARC does this for our benefit, and it is not his day job...give the guy a break he does have a life beyond ARC. IIRC he has said he'll address the issue when time permits. I'll not complain about a free website that addresses so many of the questions concerning modeling that we ask; as said before two clicks and voila!!!..you're on ARC's forums. surely you jest, I hope so...this is not the first time this issue has arisen and the mass exodus of which you speak, in actuality, never occurred; IIRC. I doubt seriously if your complaining will get you booted...someone complains about something here on a daily basis ;) not me but with over 20K members.......welllllll.
  6. Does liquid glues (ex: Tamiya extra thin) burn thru alclad II the same as they do regular enamel based paints?.
  7. Jinxter13

    Tamiya F-14A

    That is very good, but Koike Shigeo is still the master :worship:
  8. Godspeed Sgt. Thatcher. Thank you for your service. My condolences to his family, friends, and others who knew him.
  9. Great pix, thanx...great refs for painting and weathering the fans :thumbsup:/> looks like you add a little tan to the white and you can weather the intake tunnel...or one might say that's the dirtiest white ever seen; I mean egg shell, or Navajo white isn't that dark. I wonder if it's the friction of the air being pulled in that heats the paint and in a sense singes it to make it dark.
  10. At least with ZM you have anticipation of a great kit, however another maker announced a Flanker in 1/48 for years, and finally there is a glimmer of hope the kit will finally see the light of day, a glimmer only mind you. (one ping Vasili, one ping only please)
  11. Chuk your masterpieces never seem to do less than amaze and inspire awe, an above masterful job on the LG ...which ones? :D
  12. At one time in my life I was very predictable, just go to the local airport and you'd find me hanging with folks who all were members of AOPA, that is when I wasn't on the TA ramp during off duty hours ( didn't make enough to buy a camera then). OK nuff of that stuff let's talk about that often used, though not enough at times info cache the "airport bum", "hangar rat", and other such sobriquets or monikers used to describe folks who just can't get enough of airports, airplanes and all things related to aviation. I readily admit I was one for a time, though life has a way of changing the things we do or like to do and the time we're allotted to do them. I can honestly say the time I spent around airports was rewarding and I learned a lot about civil aircraft and what is involved with their operation. These folks witness a lot that never makes is past the flight line, or out of the hangar, and it almost certainly never graces the pages of the local news rag, which in a way is best for all concerned. There are a few folks here that qualify, Moose135, Ken Middleton, come to mind rather quickly, and Jmel...well that gold mine is on a level all his own; they and others provide info and refs that would otherwise be buried somewhere in the nether regions of want and neglect to see the light of day. To Hangar Rats, airport bums and others I salute you and THANK YOU for a service provided that is very much appreciated, and to other members of this little known fraternity I say enjoy it while you can the memories to be had will last you a long time and keep you young for many years to come ;) :) .
  13. Now wouldn't that be great.......but with mankind...*ahem* the highest life form on this rock, gifted with the ability to reason; doesn't always use that gift. IMHO it would serve us well to understand that 90% of what is said written here is like water on a ducks back where the kit makers are concerned, and of the 10% that garners deeper attention, how much is actually used where the final product is concerned. IIRC only two projects; one still in the rumor stages, and the other actually out on the shelves have had major input from ARC members that was used in the development of the kit, that one the Kinetic Su-33, the other; the one in the rumor mill is a Revell project.
  14. Now wouldn't that be great.......but with mankind...*ahem* the highest life form on this rock, gifted with the ability to reason; doesn't always use that gift.
  15. Three words that should never be used in the same sentence ejection seat and comfort, unless one had to sit on a seat of nails..then by comparison you will find it a bit more comfortable.
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