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There seems to be an intrest in aviation on here so this is gonna be the catch all thread to talk about everything from full size airliners to hobby planes. We'll see how it, erm, flies.:duck:


First up. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner. I can't wait to fly on one. I got the chance to fly on the 777 a few years ago (British Airways) and it was leagues above anything else that was in that fleet at the time.

Next, model airplanes. What's your favorite scale aviation obsession? Balsa or plastic?
Finally-list all the ways in which the F-14 is way better than any other fighter of its time. Or talk about the F-22. Whichever, I'll be happy either way.

Edit: Oh, and will the weekend mods move this to Lifestyle? :beg:
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:15 PM
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Plastic for sure. I loved my Mosquito model, and my HE-110.
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Plastic here, too. At age 12, I had built the entire line of Aurora Great War biplanes.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:16 PM
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I used to do that a lot, plastic models too. I had mostly WWII models, from Lancaster heavy bombers to Me262, the first fighter jet. Also did tanks and armoured vehicles and warships (not as much fun, so I didn't do that much, but I built a PT boat that was cool).
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I built a lot of scale plastic models as a kid.

But when I changed to making models that actually fly, I mostly lost interest in the scale aspect. I think of my models as small flying machines in their own right; they don't need to look like full size planes. In fact aerodynamic and other practical considerations mean that the models that fly best are usually a significantly different shape to their full-size counterparts.

A lot of my models aren't balsa wood though. They're made from fibreglass, carbon fibre reinforced plastic, metal, expanded polypropylene, depron and other plastics.

Maybe we should post photos of our models in this thread? SR71 and I could post some snaps to begin with and others might join in? Or perhaps we should start a separate photo thread or put them in the gallery if you don't want this thread cluttered up with them.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:35 PM
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There seems to be an intrest in aviation on here so this is gonna be the catch all thread to talk about everything from full size airliners to hobby planes. We'll see how it, erm, flies.:duck:


First up. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner. I can't wait to fly on one. I got the chance to fly on the 777 a few years ago (British Airways) and it was leagues above anything else that was in that fleet at the time.

Next, model airplanes. What's your favorite scale aviation obsession? Balsa or plastic?
Finally-list all the ways in which the F-14 is way better than any other fighter of its time. Or talk about the F-22. Whichever, I'll be happy either way.

Edit: Oh, and will the weekend mods move this to Lifestyle? :beg:
Good call, curses, it was starting to feel awkward on Miscellany. Can you believe the timing on the curses? The thing just happened. With pic!

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Old 10-26-2011, 05:06 PM
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We can post airplane pron too!. Here's one for Watser. I like this one too. I especially like the ones with the Mad Max paint jobs, or lack of paint jobs, more apropos. It fits with my sense of bling, which is I don't have one. Sorry, I couldn't wait for permish, as Ceptimus so rightly suggested. If and when the cease and decist order is issued, however, compliance shall be full and immediate.
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I watched a 36% scale 262 being test flown at a local airfield, Long Marston, a few years ago. It flew great and was supposed to be one of the stars of the model air show circuit that year. But I never actually saw it fly at any of the shows I went to - maybe it crashed, or maybe I just missed seeing it.

I saw this, slightly smaller, one flying this year though.

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Oh, I thought this would be about tatoos.

I used to build Soviet fighter models. There was also a Hind and an A10.
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One of the neatest flights I've ever been on was as a passenger on a 1929 Waco GXE biplane. It was a long time ago now, but I believe that's the very plane! A friend and I were at an air show in PA at the time. I guess that guy was there and :inmycar: off we went!
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I was in a small plane in Syria once. It was a propeller plane, twin engine, can't remember much else except the flight was only 45 minutes and they served coffee and a slice of cake.
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I've not flown in it, but I've been tugged up by this Tiger Moth



When I was piloting this club glider

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Airplane porn! http://www.airliners.net/

I want to get my pilots license. It's on my bucket list but I'd rather be able to do it now.
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I want to get my pilots license. It's on my bucket list but I'd rather be able to do it now.
Same. That was one of my long term plans if I became a doctor. Now it's a slightly longer term plan.

My favourite models have always been the F-14. There's something so elegant about them. I think it's the sweeping wings. And Top Gun. The F-111 has sweeping wings too but it looks ugly. I used to have a huge model of an F-15. It was nice but it wa'rn't no F-14.
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Airplane boneyard:

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I've never seen so many blue planes.
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Mean, like a bird of prey. In metal. Shooting lasers out of its eyes.

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This is an adequate level of awesome for the Tomcat.
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It's bloody enormous. The cat wants to eat! It's younger sister is small, 11 pounds. The big one is down to 21 pounds. It used to be 25!
That garbage in the photo... It looks like some of it is scrap from a balsa plane kit.

My dad built all kinds of kit planes as I grew up.
Chris, this is how that plane turned out. It's a good glider, best of my three. That's the last wood one I built, from last winter. It is still in one piece, but it was a real trial to get it flying right.
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I built plastic airplane models when I was a young teenager, was particularly fond of WW2 era planes, all in 1:72 scale. My favorites were the P-38 Lightning and the B-25 Mitchell. The sky (my bedroom ceiling) was dominated by a B-17 Flying Fortress being attacked by Fokker and Messerschmidt fighter planes. Bullet and flack holes evident in the fuselage of the bomber, made with the heated point of a drafting compass. But that old beast just kept flying, knocking back it's attackers with .50 caliber machine gun fire, one Fokker going down in paper flames and cottonball smoke.

When I lived in Utah, a B-25 Mitchell when one was put on display in the Hill AFB museum, a ground attack plane. It had six .50s, three in each wing, two .50s and a 75mm cannon in the nose, the usual tail, and topside twin-.50 turrets along with forward-facing fuselage-mounted .50s too. Freaking awesome firepower. I wouldn't want to be it's target, that's for sure.
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I'm a private pilot.

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I'm a private pilot too. So private I don't have a license.
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