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  1. No problem Bear, good to see you have your heals together for me. 😉
  2. Sadly the author Robert Bracken passed away soon after the books were released and it doesn’t appear there will be a second run. He was much too young when he passed away. I actually bought them both volumes new at Costco.
  3. Scooby

    F-18 Landing Gear Retraction Sequence

    We had a lot of planing link failures, I dragged a few jets into our hangar with mangled gear due to a planing link failure. We couldn’t push them, we had to drag them. Not a strange thesis at all.
  4. Scooby

    F-18 Landing Gear Retraction Sequence

    You’d need to adjust the length of the connecting link too. As I mentioned it wouldn’t be an easy task to model the gear retracting.
  5. Scooby

    F-18 Landing Gear Retraction Sequence

    I was going to send him that link but for some reason the pictures weren’t visible when I tried.
  6. Great story Chuck, must bring back memories with 401 Squadron reactivating. Also amazing your uncles survived. I’m currently reading “Luck of a Lancaster.” It is the story of the crews that flew a particular Lancaster that survived all operations in 9 Squadron during the War. Most of the crews that flew this particular airframe were not so fortunate. I had a neighbor who was an upper turret gunner in a Lancaster and he always told me how brutal the losses were during raids although I didn’t fully comprehend this until I started reading this particular book. The numbers lost on each raid is staggering, often if a Lanc was lost no one survived. The previous book I read to this one was a recent Dambusters release (next up is another Dambuster read, this one focusing on the Canadian’s). To reach 30 missions was a feat. I just read about a crew that was shot down on their 30th last night. The pilot was on his 31th, he flew an extra to complete his tour with his crew. Luckily only one didn’t make it in his crew. Bomber crews had it tough.
  7. From a Medical Supplier for labs, I think Fisher Scientific. I’ll get the specifics when I get home.
  8. I thought I gave all of you 200 in zip lock bags?
  9. Scooby

    Tony Matteliano has passed away

    As I expected, good to hear that you are well.
  10. Scooby

    F-18 Landing Gear Retraction Sequence

    Probably be easier to replicate it hanging, you’d need to change the extension on the planing links too.
  11. I buy those pippettes in a box of 1,000 for under $15.00. Don’t buy the Testors packages.
  12. Scooby

    F-18 Landing Gear Retraction Sequence

    I do, I’ve been involved in a lot of retraction tests on Hornets. I honestly don’t think it will be easy to replicated.
  13. Scooby

    F-18 Landing Gear Retraction Sequence

    It wouldn’t be easy as the oleo extends and the gear extends when the gear is weight off wheels. I may have the gear sequence in one of my technical manuals but I don’t think the pictures would help.
  14. Scooby

    Return of the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C next year

    Probably Condor, they also do an A-4AR set with resin, decals, etc.
  15. Scooby

    Wingnut Wings is doing a Lancaster!

    The Alberta Lancaster’s are heavily stressed. They look just like the WNWs kits. It all depends on the hours on the airframe. It is also possible FM104 was re-skinned while in service or it had very low airframe hours which is why it was selected for Post War Service. More pictures here: https://forum.keypublishing.com/forum/historic-aviation/93366-lancaster-fm104-canadian-air-and-space-museum?91149-Lancaster-FM104-Canadian-Air-and-Space-Museum=