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by Sparky
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Charlie's Creative Room
Topic: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command
Replies: 11
Views: 205
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Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Happy birthday, Charlie, from a TP yearling. Fantastic job on the B-24. I can't see the 24 without remembering what a beast it was described to haul around the sky. It needed big men to wrestle the controls of this monster. Many liked the way the B-17 flew but the driving the 24 was more like pushin...
by Sparky
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Charlie's Creative Room
Topic: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command
Replies: 15
Views: 240
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Re: Eduard 1:72 B24 Liberator: Coastal Command

Absolutely beautiful. Stunning, Charlie. I should have let you make my children.
by Sparky
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: How can I say this...
Replies: 10
Views: 186
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Re: How can I say this...

No, I'm sure it comes apart easily but sometimes getting everything to hold position as you put the casing back together is another story. I'll look for videos as suggested.
by Sparky
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Tangmere Repair Hangar
Topic: How can I say this...
Replies: 10
Views: 186
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How can I say this...

...and get a serious answer? I know where your collective minds are spring-loaded to go but I'll try anyway. After the deluge of naughty innuendo maybe I'll get serious advice. My Thrustmaster [the jokes start here] Warthog [and continue here] joystick [and spin out of control here] has a large conv...
by Sparky
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: No.6 Operational Training Unit
Topic: Starshina Noris arrives at Kalach
Replies: 20
Views: 2472
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Re: Starshina Noris arrives at Kalach

You've been away for a while. Now we're doing OTU's in the https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/36/Hawk_-_RIAT_2011_%286122004254%29.jpg/1920px-Hawk_-_RIAT_2011_%286122004254%29.jpg [Photo by Tim Felce (Airwolfhound) - Hawk - RIAT 2011, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w...
by Sparky
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 81
Views: 19644
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Re: Recommended books

Silk, I avoided a pun by writing "Get a room" rather than writing, "Book a room."

In the TP pun tradition, the latter is desired if not required, I suppose.

BTW, your 'Block" pun was deftly done.
by Sparky
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 81
Views: 19644
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Re: Recommended books

I know quite a lot about certain periods of history but my stories flow from other periods. Yes, I know more than the average Joe on the street about those times but far, far less than I know of my periods of study. I wrote half of a novel, Morningstar , but people urged me to instead begin another ...
by Sparky
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 81
Views: 19644
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Re: Recommended books

PM away, kind sir, and I shall tell you about the non-fiction project I'm ignoring that I actually had agents of two good houses ask me to "Send me that book." I haven't tried to publish my first completed novel. Most first novels aren't fit to line the bottom of a birdcage. After 17 revisions I hop...
by Sparky
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 81
Views: 19644
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Re: Recommended books

Nummy, My house is in little Champéon in Mayenne Department about 66 road miles [almost due] south of Caen. So I'm just south of Normandy in the end of the bocage country and just east of Brittany with the advantages of both areas and no tourists. Yes, "A novel is never finished, only abandoned," as...
by Sparky
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 81
Views: 19644
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Re: Recommended books

Hi Nummy, I'm glad there's another novelist. I'm on my 17th revision of my first (completed) novel. The story just seemed to flow from The Muse or somewhere. I was surprised at how it unfolded. It's fun, isn't it? I hope to fly with you. I have a house in NW France so we'll be advance party for 1943...
by Sparky
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: The Lecture Room
Topic: Recommended books
Replies: 81
Views: 19644
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Re: Recommended books

Well it's funny you mention how lethal the camel was and rightly so. ... And to add to what Moggy rightly listed, at full-fuel takeoff the Camel CG was aft of the limit for flight. Also, it had to be held nose down. If the pilot looked at the mixture, for instance, and didn't actively hold the Came...
by Sparky
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Tangmere Pilots Guest Room
Topic: Welcome Guests.
Replies: 215
Views: 29300
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Re: Welcome Guests.

Sparky wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:10 am
Reggie wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:32 am
...because Tom is a lawyer.
It also counts as public service.

I've never shot Tom down on a mission. I don't want the stock price of KFC to collapse.

I have shot him down on practice nights, AND he was in a Spit. :Peace Maneuver kills count.
by Sparky
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Tangmere Pilots Guest Room
Topic: Welcome Guests.
Replies: 215
Views: 29300
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Re: Welcome Guests.

Reggie wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:32 am
...because Tom is a lawyer.
It also counts as public service.

I've never shot Tom down. I don't want the stock price of KFC to collapse.
by Sparky
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Tangmere Pilots Guest Room
Topic: Welcome Guests.
Replies: 215
Views: 29300
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Re: Welcome Guests.

Tom wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:00 pm
... the ability to excuse a truly embarrassing mistake otherwise it will follow you around for ever.
There. I fixed that for you. :Thumbup
by Sparky
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tangmere Pilots Guest Room
Topic: Welcome Guests.
Replies: 215
Views: 29300
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Re: Welcome Guests.

Hi Barmy, (I wrote this as Silk was posting. He's a better authority than I. Take his as gospel. Take me with a pinch of salt, for example, OTU aircraft selection.) You won't need Bodenplatte for a while although you might want it if the rest of us are putzing around in P-47's or Spit IXs some pract...