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    Think I'll leave these here ....

    Huub and Nigel might kick me out for this......




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    OH yes!
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    Dare you !

    Nice what if thanks !

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    Heheheeee....we should supercharge the engine.....(!!!)

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    If Red Bull isn't to your taste, there's the real thing








    Still a work in progress.

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    The repaints are great, especially the Cola one and I prefer the red Bull repaint above the highly polished Red Bull P-38 (Great aircraft, but I don't like the highly polished aluminium).

    But the drinks these repaints advertise are both far too sweet for me. I'm either black coffee or just plain water.

    Cheers,
    Huub

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    Wasn't happy with the tail on the Cola version, so changed it ....



    And threw this together as well ...



    Any comments before I upload?


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    In the library chaps.

    Ttfn

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    Breitling anyone?

    now about that supercharged engine Magoo....this any good




    Comments please?

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    Where is the wing walker?

    Cheers,
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    That's a scary pic for me!

    I watched a wing-walker get scraped off along the main runway at Reno, back in the late 60's sometime. I was pretty young, and I was pretty shocked at the time, so my memory of exactly what year it was is a little...not there. But the details of the incident were burned into my brain.

    A Grumman Duck was the plane, and lucky for the pilot Bob Hoover was watching from above in his bright Yellow P-51, while the Duck's team did their act. He did that fairly often, when he had an act before or after the current race or act going on.
    They were coming in front of the stands, where there was a ribbon stretched across two very tall poles. Inverted, so the wing-walker was pointed at the ground, with her arms extended to catch the ribbon. Looked very neat on Saturday, when they did it first. On Sunday, though, they caught a tiny, little burble, and dropped a few feet. Normally, no big deal, but this time, welllll...
    Needless to say, the pilot was instantly blinded by... ummmmmm...stuff. Fortunately, he had the presence of mind to push on the stick, not pull. He radioed a Mayday right away, climbing out on what he presumed was a relatively straight and level set up, after getting upright somehow. Suddenly, almost like magic (to the eyes of a shocked little boy, ...me ), Bob Hoover's plane appeared in perfect formation on the Duck's wing. Since the radios were on the PA speakers, we could hear Bob calmly talking the Duck's pilot around the circuit, to a perfect landing. Locked to the guy's wing, all they way to touchdown, like he was in a added-on part of the Duck. Incredible aviation on both pilot's parts.

    I understand the Duck's pilot climbed out of his plane once it was properly parked and shut down, and never went near that, or any other plane, again. Understandable...
    How he held it together that long was alway a mystery to me, but he managed, somehow. Naturally, as soon as he was out, he stripped off his...ummmm...soiled flight gear as soon as his feet touched the ground, and left it in a pile beside the plane.
    He got the "thousand yard stare", too. I can sure see why.

    So, like I say, that picture, good as it is, is a little hard on me. Yes, I saw worse in the service, but this episode of my life really left a hard impact on me.

    Good fortune and great flights to all!
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    according to Google; that was a Super Stearman, and 1975 ....

    anyways I've made a couple of changes , any takers, promise it will be cheaper than one of their timepieces ?



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