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Kiwi303 last won the day on December 16 2015

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  1. Kiwi303

    The Soviet giant

    That's the one they photoshop battleship tanks onto to make Internet Memes... And it carried less that the Lancasters, through more than the Wellingtons. If they had the Tu-95's turboprops, they may have had enough power to make it useful, but with the materials science of the time, to make it strong enough to be that big meant making it heavy, and the lift and drag involved meant the power needed was so much more than the engines of the time were practical to make.
  2. And here she is all hot and nekkid! (NSFW, you'll drool on the office computer)
  3. Can we see the hot babe in the small bikini?
  4. It came up at one point on the HBA forum, I think it may have been the "Design for Safety" thread, anyhow a number of designs were pointed out that had that sort of setup. Even in a less severe crash, the engine on a plane with a Lyc or Cont or similar flat design is usually mounted fairly high up and theres a lot of space below filled with the carb and such, with just a light cowling that is easily pushed up in a crash to expose the much stiffer firewall which can dig in and apparently has caused flips by digging in. Yes, if the crash is that fast and that severe you're likely FUBARed anyway, but it did seem like a reasonable thing to build in if it wasn't dictated otherwise by the geometry of the design. Just loading the dice that few percentage points closer to survival.
  5. From the looks it's a plumb square up-and-down firewall rather than slanting rearwards at the bottom to avoid digging the fuselage in after the engine comes off in a crash?
  6. Yep, the one on the spot! I'm a hopeless dancer, You better include step-by-step instructions and maybe a music CD or MP4 with a suitable beat!
  7. Kiwi303

    Search for spitfires continues

    I don't think F/A18's count. The airforce would probably object about restoration bods coming and salvaging their wrecks while they're still flying.
  8. A Jig? Isn't it supposed to be a Jigless build? Isn't a flat table sufficient by itself now?
  9. Kiwi303

    Hi all from New Mexico

    South Island. I am curently in the Nelson Lakes, not far from the national park... In fact, walk out the back yard through the chook run and the back gate goes straight into a reserve which connects to the national park. Most of the year tho, I am just south of Christchurch.
  10. Kiwi303

    Hi all from New Mexico

    Actually for New Mexico USA, I think Barnstormers, as a US site would be the better place. More likely to sell a US located aircraft on a US centric site with various overseas visitors than on a (mostly) Australian site with various overseas visitors. www.barnstormers.com
  11. Kiwi303

    A new Oz engine on the way?

    Then why is that the standard status of a Pollie in front of a camera?
  12. Well, there are some issues, I haven't gotten a straight answer on whether Parrot Shooting should be done with a 12 gauge, or whether a 20G would work. Budgie Jumping seems a little unreliable as well and I haven't met anyone who can tell me which breed is most effective for Hen Gliding... Should I use a egg breed or meat breed? Actually I bought an Australian translation and modification of a French plane. Frank Rogers redrafting of the Jodel D.11 from Parlez vous Franquois to Gidday Mate, Wotcha upta! Unused secondhand set sold to a Paddy and resold to me when he realised he'd never get around to using them a couple of decades later.
  13. Mines still ink on paper sitting in a box covered in Irish stamps.
  14. Kiwi303

    A new Oz engine on the way?

    I hear you can have a doggone good time in Yulin. A bit gamey for me, but makes a decent stew.
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