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01-25-2018 10:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: aircraft models jets flying modern traditional

I have a Soft Spot for Aircraft. I built Hundreds of Flying Models Many Years Ago! SO! Why Not!

Regards: Wicky …. I mean Richard! (Rick is Good.)

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!


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#1 posted 01-26-2018 03:45 AM

Just lucky it wasn’t upside down

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#2 posted 01-26-2018 04:27 AM



Just lucky it wasn t upside down

- anthm27

Absolutely!

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#3 posted 01-26-2018 04:44 AM

Hurray! They finally accepted one!

Rick

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#4 posted 01-26-2018 06:15 PM

Earned It’s Nickname ….”The Screaming Death” by it’s sound when it was Diving Down to make another Strafing Run!

Nice Airplane!

BOOM!

Rick

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#5 posted 01-26-2018 06:58 PM

Do you reaally like planes Rick?
This will make your day!

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#6 posted 01-26-2018 09:16 PM



Do you reaally like planes Rick?
This will make your day!

- oldnovice

Thank you Sir! Great RC Video. Those were some of the Largest RC Model Aircraft in the World!

Rick

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#7 posted 01-27-2018 05:16 PM

A Nice pair of P-38 Lightnings. Very Fast Plane!

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#8 posted 01-27-2018 06:14 PM

BUT! BUT! BUT! BUTTTT…!
  • THEM THINGS GOT THOSE MOTOR THINGIES!...

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#9 posted 01-27-2018 08:14 PM

Rick, I grew up in the air force. My Dad was a career NCO. I developed a love of planes at an early age. Sadly never could get a pilot’s license. My inner ear is to sensitive to successfully recover from a stall.

Now those Corsairs and P-38’s are cool planes. But in my honest opinion they don’t stand a candle to a P-51D. Without a doubt the finest piston fighter of it’s era! I’d love to be able to fly one for just an hour.

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#10 posted 01-27-2018 09:27 PM


Rick, I grew up in the air force. My Dad was a career NCO. I developed a love of planes at an early age. Sadly never could get a pilot s license. My inner ear is to sensitive to successfully recover from a stall.

Now those Corsairs and P-38 s are cool planes. But in my honest opinion they don t stand a candle to a P-51D. Without a doubt the finest piston fighter of it s era! I d love to be able to fly one for just an hour.

- BurlyBob

Hey Bob:

I forgot what plane that was. Is it a Mustang?

Work with me here Bob ..lol..
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OH WAIT BOB! I think I have a P-51 in my files. Hang on.

At first they wouldn’t download it so I resized it and changed the .jpg to .jpeg and it worked!

Now I remember it! YEP! You’re right! This is One HOT Aircraft! I’m also pretty sure that YouTube has a few videos on it.I’ll check later.

Rick

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#11 posted 01-28-2018 12:11 AM

Yup, That’s it, a rare thing of Beauty. The early models weren’t as good as the later ones. They had, I believe an Allison engine and were underpowered. It really came into it’s own when the Rolls Royce Merlin engine was added and the bubble canopy. The early ones honestly looked a lot like a Spitfire to me. The drop tanks gave it the range to become the premier long range fighter escort for the bombing campaign into the heart of Germany.
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