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    Yesterday, 09:31
    looks fantastic, thank you.
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    Yesterday, 09:20
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
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    Yesterday, 01:15
    When his wife passed some years ago he and i communicated frequently as he struggled with the loss. We got to know one another beyond the forums as we worked on several projects together. I have to echo Kelticheart's comments regarding appreciating Talon's no-nonsense attitude and his prowess and passion in mission building. He'll be missed... DJ
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    March 29th, 2015, 15:14
    So sorry Al passed, and glad it was peaceful. My condolences to you, Heidi. You are what family is all about. Dick
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 29th, 2015, 07:07
    Sad to hear. Fair winds and a following sea, Talon. Thanks for letting us know, Hiede. MR
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  • Robert John's Avatar
    March 29th, 2015, 06:43
    Hi all, This has been a very old problem and spoken here many times, advance search "oiltank" Oiltank can be found here http://www.thefreeflightsite.com/CFS2_Magazine.htm in issue 4 and install instructions. Rami you can use any of my work in your work without asking me. Robert John
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 18:40
    Don't feel like the Lone Ranger WRT to that! Glad you enjoyed the thread. It really has sorta roamed far and wide hasn't it? MR
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    March 28th, 2015, 18:37
    Blood_Hawk23, I will enjoy looking though it. Thank you! MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 18:34
    Thanks for all the help Fibber. Its really appreciated. I decided to take the day off today. The last couple of days of sleuthing around the PTO wore me out. So I headed up into the back country of east San Diego county and just chilled out! Didn't stumble across any abandoned airfields. Thanks for the links. I will have a nice leisurely look at everything later on tonight. MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 09:47
    Yes, indeed, that map was the key to the magic kingdom for sure. Funny little example how following the wrong lead led to a good result. I'm thinking I might put the Langoan project on hold and do Limboeng instead- along with the Makassar-Mandai airfield. Too many choices! Thanks Dave. That was a fun one! MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 09:42
    BTW When I refer ti the "intel photo" I am referring to the image Dave posted a bit earlier in this thread. This one. I changed it to a grey-scale image. MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 09:17
    Here bis what the overlay looks like in GoogleEarth- I drew a slight yellow line around it: The runway polygons against the modern day landscape That's about it. MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 09:08
    Hi Fibber, Yes, there is. The image that I posted above is from a multi-layered PSP image that I quickly threw togther in PSP7 last night. Olive green runways and blue waterway I drew in hastily by hand. I post another copy here. I did some tweaking to it. I tweaked the rotation on the intel image so that it fit what I knew to be the true north orientation of the underlying image from GoogleEarth (I hope that is so). I also resized it. Some of the roads in the modern image are the same taxiways shown in the intel image so I rotated and resized to fit those taxiways. Then I drew in the runways and river. It is almost a perfect fit and probably as close as we will get. I then used the tweaked image as an overlay in google Earth and drew in polygons where the runways will be located...
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  • Cees Donker's Avatar
    March 28th, 2015, 04:22
    Nice shots Huub! Cees
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  • Cees Donker's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 23:00
    Very nice! :applause: Cees
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 14:09
    So it would lay out looking something like this- with eh runways and river course drawn in. MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 13:24
    Ok Dave, Fibber. You guys have made a total believer of me. That Makassar Mandai airfield idea I mentioned above is totally out to lunch. However, the switch that turned on the light-bulb for me came from a web site dedicated to the POWs in the camp at Mandai Airfield. There is a map at the their website. It shows the location of Mandai airfield. As I suspected- it is where the modern airport is located. But also included in the map is the rest of the SW Sulawesi going south from there. I attach the image with arrows added by me. See anything you recognize? So I went down that-a-way in GoogleEarth and lo and beheld! And it totally matches up with the info on that intelligence photo: the town with the modern day name of Limbung is almost exactly 2 1/2 miles NW as in the intel photo notes;...
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 12:47
    Ok Dave, here is what I am thinking. The only major airfield in SW Sulawesi-Celebes was appx 11 miles NE of the town of Makassar. And apparently was a multi-runway complex. 11 miles NE of town is where the international airport is located today. The name of the WWII airfield was Mandai Airfield. There was a notorious POW camp located there. Over at Pacific Wrecks they list missions flown against Mandai. At least one is described to being flown against the "runways" (plural) at Mandai. Sometimes the targets were referred to as Makassar I, as though there was more than one airstrip. I am beginning to think that some how or another this had to be Limboeng. Any thoughts? MR
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 11:57
    You are better re-searcher than I. I see what you mean about the problem with the expanding shoreline. The Jetty could be right in the middle of some of the green stuff. Hopefully it has not been buried. I was still visible in 2012 but as noted the silt had encroached almost to the end of it. The one hint from that personal blog site is that the bunker was just across the road form the jetty. Which makes me think that there is a road close along what was once the shore and that the jetty is fairly close in to was once the shore on the other side of the road. . Point taken about the names. Really interesting discussion about cement, too, huh?
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  • MaskRider's Avatar
    March 27th, 2015, 10:06
    Hi Fibber, Can you give me the coords of the location you are speaking of? And yes, the lake has a very curious shoreline in that much of it seems to be floating vegetation and I don't think GoogleEarth quite knows what to do with it. It you notice the pictures I posted of the jetty, in the earlier images the jetty it well out past the shoreline but as time goes by the T-bone at the end is the only part still freely in the water. Thanks! MR
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