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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I built a peanut scale free flight model of one from a Peck-Polymers kit, a long time ago. It flew very well. We'd love to see yours fly, sometime, maybe. I couldn't get your link to open. Randy

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Sabin, I was wrong. It was a Luton Minor. It looked very similar.

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Here is a photo of the Luton Minor.[br][br]

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

For some reason I can never get links to work on this site. It always works on RCGroups or iBoats.com.
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Are you using the "post reply" blue button and selecting the link icon for including your link or just pasting it into the reply to thread box? So you have the first rib built; when are you going to build the rest and whatsit for? BTW, Flying Scale Models is a neat magazine. Buy one from time to time at Barnes and Noble in GJ.

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I'm using the blue button at the bottom, then clicking the link icon. The rib was just a display thing I did, should I do something special with it.
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Sounds like you're using the right method to plant the link into the post. Dunno why it's giving you fits. as for the rib…it reminds me of having to build ribs like that many years ago when I was getting my A&P license. I've been away from all that for so long now that I don't remember much detail at all.

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I had a neighbor a number of years ago who was building an EAA biplane in his garage. He was building the rib for it like that. He had fixed a jig for them and could only lay up one a day, so it was taking him a long time to get the wings done. He finally got it finished after we had moved away. I saw it in the air once when we were passing by an airport in another town.
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

One of these ribs? [br][br][br][br]
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Yep. Very much like that.
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

In 1958 the Coast Guard experimented with towing of disabled ships, boats, etc. using Sikorsky HO4S helicopters. Some of the vessels towed were quite large, 704 tons. Two or three helicopters were lost during this program which ended in 1964. Can you imagine being a crew member on one of those helicopters? A flying vehicle is just not supposed to tug something like a ship. Imagine a towline break and how that would impact the control of the heli?

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

You mean like this?[br]

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Now that's just crazy!!
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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Not much rotor clearance if the item gets hung up slightly. What is that thing they're pulling?

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Looks like they're pulling a hovercraft.
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