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    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/script...=UIUYdJ&pos=11
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    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/script...=UIUYdJ&pos=11
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    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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    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
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    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.

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    [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!
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    Yep, you are so right about the X1. I knew it was too late to be posting.


    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?
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