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    Certainly some of the best footage one will ever...

    Certainly some of the best footage one will ever see of the cat hookup operations prior to present day "Flush Deck Nose Gear Launch" or "Fandangle" as it is called, with its launch bar replacing the...
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    These types of squadrons were large, and formed...

    These types of squadrons were large, and formed various "dets" to deploy with various airwings. The dets were typically 3 or 4 planes depending on what was perceived to be the need by fleet...
  3. Thread: LDR Navion A

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    Beautiful freeware gift!

    New Navion A version -- this is marvelous, and flies as good as it looks!
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    You are right - the sensor tip is essentially...

    You are right - the sensor tip is essentially glass, much like a sidewinder, Walleye, other special seeker missiles. If you stand in front of these you can see some of the innerds of the particular...
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    The blistering in the 80's (technically known as...

    The blistering in the 80's (technically known as "hull expansion") was done primarily to extend the service life of her as the forward deployed carrier in the far east. Life extension required a lot...
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    Actually it was probably missed or too hard to...

    Actually it was probably missed or too hard to model, but all the Navy carrier jets I flew had a toggle switch on the outboard face of the throttle handle (or left throttle handle for 2 engines)....
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    AH DC-3 OZARK Repaint

    Nice work; did you do this without the paint kit, which is promised but apparently not released yet?
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    Not every squadron necessarily had a CAG bird;...

    Not every squadron necessarily had a CAG bird; some wings might have one CAG bird for each type in the wing, and the senior squadron of that type would own it - i.e., with three A-4 squadrons, only...
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    This particular one is apparently for the CAG,...

    This particular one is apparently for the CAG, the rudder colors represent all the various colors in the wing. Other planes in the squadron would have a different rudder, but all the same (or no)...
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    Regarding names on Navy aircraft. I cannot recall...

    Regarding names on Navy aircraft. I cannot recall a squadron without more pilots /NFO's than airplanes assigned to it. SOOooo - not everyone got their name on a plane.

    In a squadron, pilots / NFOs...
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    As best I recall, each squadron had a "double...

    As best I recall, each squadron had a "double nuts" (usually just "X00" i.e. 100, 200, 300 etc.) modex, with standard squadron colors witt th CO's name under the cockpit, not always on both sides. At...
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    That's what you get from firing Zuni 5 inchers,...

    That's what you get from firing Zuni 5 inchers, and 20mm's with no flash suppressors -
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    Absolutely agree, Chief - nukes rule! No water...

    Absolutely agree, Chief - nukes rule!

    No water hours, more heat to do whatever is needed and steam at full speed for as far as you need to. No stack gas / corrosion, no DFM fumes, fewer underway...
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    What era? There were so many types and they...

    What era? There were so many types and they changed a lot in appearance. Any specific aircraft you have in mind? How much detail do you need - I presume you want to model one for an aircraft...
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    Absolutely! I concur --

    Absolutely! I concur --
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    These were spring loaded devices that folded down...

    These were spring loaded devices that folded down when the canopy was closed. They were for use when flying with the canopy open in the takeoff / landing mode to decrease wind blast. Once improved...
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    As an additional note about the wing walks - ...

    As an additional note about the wing walks -

    during pre-flight, as best I recall, you could check the hydraulic reservoir levels when you pushed down on the starboard forward aux air door. Also,...
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    go to the [contact_points] section in your...

    go to the [contact_points] section in your aircraft.cfg folder: (save a backup copy first). The first three lines are the landing gear. The 1st point is your tail wheel, the 2nd and third are your...
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    The Blues did it most likely to make them more...

    The Blues did it most likely to make them more visually appealing as they made banked passes, etc. I can't say as I have seen every picture of a Panther or Cougar, but all the real ones I was around,...
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    MIDWAY was heavily modified in comparison to her...

    MIDWAY was heavily modified in comparison to her two sisters. She lasted longer in fleet service; in fact her hull was "blistered" in the 80's to compensate for additional weight and continuous...
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    Apparently there is either an STC, or later in...

    Apparently there is either an STC, or later in production, a steerable tail wheel was added. I cannot find any reference to a locking capability though. In addition, the main wheels had a critical...
  22. Don't take me wrong - this is a great piece of...

    Don't take me wrong - this is a great piece of work, and my comments are not criticism, just some insight into information for those, like myself, who like to dig into the inner details of certain...
  23. Not really an issue. The aircraft.cfg file lines...

    Not really an issue. The aircraft.cfg file lines replicate a 1B, and the air file seems to replicate 1B performance from what info I can find.

    Problem is, when it was designed, manuals were not...
  24. A gift for sure - however, the aircraft.cfg file...

    A gift for sure - however, the aircraft.cfg file says this is a GC-1A, but that horsepower and weight are for a GC-1B. The FAA technical certification data sheet A-766 shows a -1A with an 85hp engine...
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    This squadron was part of the "Replacement Air...

    This squadron was part of the "Replacement Air Wing" at NAS Oceana (Norfolk/Virginia Beach) - tail code "AD" for all squadrons. In the 60s and 70s the RAG wing trained pilots in the F-4, A-6 and...
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