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Aaron_GT
02-16-2008, 05:47 AM
Does what it says on the tin.

thefruitbat
02-16-2008, 06:17 AM
There both the mutts nutts.

enough said!

fruitbat

SeaFireLIV
02-16-2008, 06:58 AM
Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
Does what it says on the tin.

Really?

Well, I never liked Mosquitos much cos they`re always biting and can spread malaria and such. nasty things.

Hornets, I find rather vicious and once they get started they don`t stop with the stinging, so I don`t like them much either.

You are talking about the insects? yes?

Ratsack
02-17-2008, 01:25 AM
Superb planes, both.

Regarding the insect mossies, there are these bastage ones in tropical Australia, shaped like needles, and they actually hurt as they stick their rotten little proboscis in. I reckon that high-pitched whining sound they make is not their wings: it's the drill on their nose.

Ratsack

SeaFireLIV
02-17-2008, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by Ratsack:
Superb planes, both.

Regarding the insect mossies, there are these bastage ones in tropical Australia, shaped like needles, and they actually hurt as they stick their rotten little proboscis in. I reckon that high-pitched whining sound they make is not their wings: it's the drill on their nose.

Ratsack

Ah, the Austrailian ones. They can get through two sets of clothing with that thing.

If sleeping out, your best bet is to burn some termite hill dung under your hammock to create some smoke and that`ll keep them away, although you might feel like you`re being slowly cooked...

thefruitbat
02-17-2008, 07:21 AM
Someone taught me a great trick when i was backpacking, which now seems many moons ago now, in Thailand.

If you see a mossie biting you, if you palce your fingers either side of where its biting you, and suddenly push down and away with each finger, it forces the blood up the mossie so quick that it bursts!!

Hours of fun, well minutes of fun, maybe just seconds, but definatley fun http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

fruitbat

SeaFireLIV
02-17-2008, 07:39 AM
Originally posted by thefruitbat:


If you see a mossie biting you, if you palce your fingers either side of where its biting you, and suddenly push down and away with each finger, it forces the blood up the mossie so quick that it bursts!!

Hours of fun, well minutes of fun, maybe just seconds, but definatley fun http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

fruitbat

Oh, I seriously must try that one! LOL. I can imagine the consternation of the thing when it suddely realises that something`s seriously not right!

thefruitbat
02-17-2008, 07:39 AM
Back to planes, heres a nice little site, with plenty of info on the Mossie and Hornet, includind development and operational use.

http://www.faqs.org/docs/air/avmoss.html

enjoy!

fruitbat

JSG72
02-19-2008, 05:14 PM
Looks great thefruitbat.

I am surprised many more have not posted.
As to what IMHO. were exeptional aircraft. That looked So right that they had to be good. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Aaron_GT
02-20-2008, 04:39 AM
The big change, Mosquito to Hornet (apart from handed engines) was construction. The Hornet used part metal spars with a revolutionary new system to glue it to the wooden parts of the spars.

What always amazes me is that the Vampire was also part wooden, but I guess that is where the De Havilland expertise lay at the time and the important thing was to get a credible jet fighter into production. Lack of engines slowed the project down, although the P-80 was slated to share the same engine before the P-80 was scaled up by 20% (overall) to be the P-80A