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Old Koreelah

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  1. Have a look at Ollie Hartman's Hornets. Their "wing fences" don't have an aeronautical function- they're there to divert spilled fuel away from the plolycarb screen.
  2. Nev they're mucking about with the natural order of things. I was raised to believe an acre was the amount of land one man with an ox could plough in a day.
  3. Ian I would love to take on that role; this would provide a service currently lacking.
  4. A major factor: at that latitude the crop gets very long hours of daylight during the growing season.
  5. Polycarbonate is the safest defence against striking birds, etc, but needs to be replaced every few years due to scratching and crazing. It can be heat-formed with care, but (I found out the hard way) only after it's been cooked at 60C for 24 hours to dry out all the absorbed water. An all-lexan cockpit might be a safety hazard in a crash; you won't be able to smash your way out. Best to have side windows of acrylic.
  6. Speaking of submarines, to have a credible force available, we need lots of them because they seem to spend most of their time in port. Another problem is crew availability. We hear that the navy can't get enough people to crew their existing small fleet, so doubling the fleet will require lots of new crew...and lots more money.
  7. As submariners say: there are only two types of vessel- submarines and targets.
  8. ...until GPS goes down. Keep that paper map handy.
  9. This question always intrigued me. Because I enjoy landing much more than take offs, does that mean I don't really like flying? Leaving the ground is easy: just open the throttle and point the aeroplane. Getting the damned thing down again (in one piece) is a whole lot harder and results in a feeling of considerable satisfaction, even relief.
  10. Good point, OT. They sure were a courageous generation. A few years ago I saw evidence that some of our young people carry on that tradition. I was at a friend's place to help move stock out of the way of a large bushfire. Water bombers had made several runs over us as the blaze swept up a nearby hillside. Two large Rural Fire Service vehicles lumbered down from the fire front. Out climbed a group of local young girls and boys- weary, blackened and sweating from a day battling the fire. I felt immense pride in these young kids; they are little different to the young people climbing out of a Lanc. after a night over Gernany.
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  12. Might be prudent to get local knowledge on each of those marked airstrips. A map is only reliable if it's regularly updated, and I doubt this one is. I know a couple of those strips that haven't been used in yonks: overgrown or ploughed up.
  13. FT it's beautiful, but which part is wood?
  14. Very much so. Blindly sucking up to one side or the other won't make much difference.
  15. Why can't Australia's leaders show some backbone in dealings with the Yanks? We cringed with shame over Holt's "All the way with LBJ" but it's still happening. Instead of standing up to American war mongering, as did NZ's great David Longey, our latest PM grovels to Trump and offers to help him make war on Iran.
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