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GR142_Astro
01-02-2004, 01:45 AM
While poking around the net for some P38 related items, I came across this slideshow. The skill of these guys as builders/pilots blows me away. Too many aviation hobbies, too little time. I read somewhere that the X15 actually drop/launches like the real one did. The Razorback on final still grabs me the most.

http://community.webshots.com/scripts/show.fcgi?t=slideshow&ID=85739544&key=UIUYdJ&pos=11

GR142_Astro
01-02-2004, 01:45 AM
While poking around the net for some P38 related items, I came across this slideshow. The skill of these guys as builders/pilots blows me away. Too many aviation hobbies, too little time. I read somewhere that the X15 actually drop/launches like the real one did. The Razorback on final still grabs me the most.

http://community.webshots.com/scripts/show.fcgi?t=slideshow&ID=85739544&key=UIUYdJ&pos=11

Platypus_1.JaVA
01-02-2004, 02:04 AM
In Holland, we have an organization called "Phantasy in blue". It is funded by the Dutch Airforce (RNLAF or KLu) The goal of this organization is to build a flying 1:5 replica of EVERY aircraft that ever flew in our airforce. You can do a google search for them or, visit these websites:

http://www.phblue.nl/
http://www.airtoi.com/phblue.htm

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AirBot
01-02-2004, 02:11 AM
Very cool photos, thanks for posting that link!
I am constantly astounded by the awesome aircraft these RC lovers create. Wish I had the money and talent to make one

T_O_A_D
01-02-2004, 02:19 AM
Thnaks for the link. Nice camera work too. I often dream of doing this but I hear the wife in the backgound saying (complaining) of the cost. Did you notice the size of them. One of the last photos of a biplane had a person in the background. That plane must of had a 6 foot + wingspan. Oh the cost of those must be outrageious. I know for sure the little jets can cost up to and around 10,000 US and you have to go to school to fly it.

131st_Toad's Squad link (http://www.geocities.com/vfw_131st/index.htm)


My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)


http://home.mchsi.com/~131st_vfw/Mad_toad.jpg (http://www.geocities.com/mad_squadron/Toad.html?1039576323413)

ELEM
01-02-2004, 03:06 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by GR142_Astro:
While poking around the net for some P38 related items, I came across this slideshow. The skill of these guys as builders/pilots blows me away. Too many aviation hobbies, too little time. I read somewhere that the X15 actually drop/launches like the real one did. The Razorback on final still grabs me the most.

Beautiful models and photos. I never could get the hang of R/C flying. I found it harder than flying full size real a/c! But I loved the building process. My pride and joy being a 1/4 scale Howard DGA3 "Mike", but I'll never let it fly! BTW it's an X-1 (the X-15 was the Stilleto)that drops from the B-29 and there are photos that show it in flight.

I wouldn't join any club that would have ME as member!

GR142_Astro
01-02-2004, 08:39 AM
Yep, you are so right about the X1. I knew it was too late to be posting. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


You brought up an interesting point. Once the many hours of sweat are complete, how does a guy send his pride/investment up for that first flight?

Yes, I dabbled one summer with a cheapo trainer and it is much different than actual flight. I actually did ok and was flying solo the first day. I had practiced using an old flight sim, "A10 CUBA!" that would allow you to fly the plane from a tower view and this prepared me for those odd transitions of turning and flying directly at yourself.

Think I didn't keep after it because I couldn't graduate up to a fighter soon enough. Or was it the enormous expense? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif