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Introduce Yourself
« on: January 02, 2006, 04:17:26 am »
I am the owner and first moderator of this site. My name is Paul Martell-Mead, I am 32, and live in London, England. I  work in IT, but I am very interested in military aviation technology and have built up a large database of knowledge on this subject. I post as "overscan" or "aerospacetech" on various aviation forums.

I recently got married in New Zealand and plan to move there eventually with my New Zealand wife, Vanessa.
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006, 04:28:48 am »
Hi

I'm Geoff Baker 38 and from Bolton in the UK. I'm more involved in the modelling side of the interest but use the research to build Secret Projects for the IPMS(UK) R&D SIG, TSR-2 SIG and What-if SIG (SIG been a specialised interest group in the modelling world).

I will post images of some of the Projects i have built once i sort out with Overscan where best to place them as this site is of course devoted to the projects themselves.

Cheers

Geoff

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2006, 12:36:59 pm »
Names Martin H. age 34.

Thorvics mate and partner in crime model wise.
I run the IPMS(UK) what if? sig, as well as my local branch (Coventry & Warwickshire) IPMS being the International  Plastic Modellers Society.
All round good egg, and semi skilled kit basher
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006, 06:54:29 am »
Hi, I’m Andreas Rupprecht.

I’m 35 (at least for 4 weeks) old and live in Germany together with my wife and two wonderful girls … but we sadly lost our sun last summer.   :'(
Here in Mainz I’m a teacher for Chemistry, Sports and Geography.  ;D

My main interests are projects and “might-have-been” aircraft of all countries starting from 1950-60’s on. I started this “obsession” once with the haunt for Soviet Secret Projects (Thanks to Tony Buttler ! ::) ) and US black projects … during the last few years my main interest changed a little bit further East to the Far East and especially China !
So it’s quite obvious that I spend “some” my free-time in the Internet at the Key-forum, China-Defense Forum, the German Flugzeug Forum and the What if Modelers Forum !  … and the result is: I have no time left for modeling !

Cheers, Deino   ;)
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006, 10:32:43 am »
Hello,

After 13 years of university (still going) and 31 years of age without gainful employment, I'm a happily cynical, bitter, cranky Canadian who would prefer to remain anonymous, since any future improvement in my lot might cause me embarrassment, looking back at earlier comments.  In other forums, I go by a different name.

As an engineer, I'm interested in combat procedures, man-machine interface and how things work, so that we can simulate them correctly in computer games.  I specialize in radar, ECM, and passing along bits of news from Russian-language forums.  Although I think there are lots of good forums on the internet already and am usually skeptical of new ones, I admire overscan's accomplishments in organizing information from different sources, have hope in his dedication to this site, and feel privileged to be invited.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2006, 10:15:32 am »
Hi,

I'm a 24 years old university student of computer sciences from central Finland. I'm interested in aviation technology and particularly "what-if" designs. My main interests are Soviet projects from the 1970s onwards, "Luft'46"-stuff (not covered here, I know) and US "black" projects. But also unbuilt projects and prototypes from all other countries, especially those proposed after the 1970s.
I also make 3D computer models of aircraft.

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2006, 11:34:45 am »
Cool!

Any chance of building 3D models of what if projects?

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2006, 01:52:44 pm »
Cool!

Any chance of building 3D models of what if projects?

:)

Go to my homepage (link on my profile) and click on "Aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator". The only decent model so far is the Tupolev Tu-360, but I'm currently working on a MiG 1.44 (that will also serve as a base for 1.42 and others) and a Tu-2000A. I'll try to post pics later.

I think its boring in the long term to just look at aircraft models. I want to fly them! That's why I make models for games instead of traditional rendering. Also, the gmax program used is free, unlike other 3D programs (except Blender, but then it's somewhat more difficult to use).

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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2006, 01:03:27 pm »
Hi all, my full name is ***** ****, age 30, born and raised in a small town in Slovakia. My interests are Czechoslovak/Slovak airforce, I`m a member of the military aviation museum  in ******* and sometimes I`m doing aviation photography and journalism. I`ve been known as mrdetonator on most of the aviation-related forums.       
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2006, 02:21:46 pm »
Hi All,

I'm Rob.

I'm a Flight Test Engineer and have a deep rooted interest in pretty much anything that flies.

I also build scale models (predominently experimental and research aircraft) so I thought this would be a good forum to join and expand my knowledge of historical/overseas projects.

My other interests include photograpy and attending gigs and music festivals.

Cheers,

Rob

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2006, 09:17:55 am »
Greetings all,

I'm JP Santiago, 34 with a house full of women (three daughters, one wife, and the world's laziest female dachshund) and aviation has long been my hobby in all forms and fashions as a way of keeping the testosterone levels in my home steady. I work/reside in the suburbs of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

I co-run a forum for civil aviation enthusiasts and collectors of diecast commercial aircraft (but we are expanding into other areas of aviation) at www.airlinebuzz.com. It's a private forum, but registration is free and I invite anyone with an interest in commercial aviation to stop by and lurk if that's your preference.

Most of what I do now is illustration work (but only as a past time) that can been seeing sprinkled about at Airlinebuzz or over on the What If Modelers forum. I have found since becoming a parent that illustrating my what if ideas was a lot easier to do than building them as I used to do...........

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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2006, 09:39:52 am »
Hola!


I'm Antonio Oliver from Spain. I'm Microbiologist and I work in a lab. I'm 37 and I'm seriously devoted to aerospace and naval tech topics since I was 11 years old. I collect info about unbuilt projects and I share it with other enthusiasts across the World. I discovered this forum thanks to my friend Tinwing and I'm pleasantly susprised. I hope to do a lot of friends here ;)


At the present I'm trying to learn about some graphic design soft to produce my own unbuilt project drawings.

Other hobbies are: Apple Mac, History, SF Cinema, Science and technology.

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2006, 05:38:51 am »
Hola Marcos!

Es un placer encontrarte...además veo que compartimos muchos intereses. ;)

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2006, 03:43:33 pm »
Dave Bailey, Toronto. A Canadian who hates the cold and only wants to strengthen our military so that we can annex Florida.

Not very tech-savvy, engineering stuff is lost on me. I just think that aircraft are way cool, what ifs and long-lost projects are fascinating, especially if they're British and post-war.

Amateur nature photographer and writer, high libido, only drink to excess.

I think you can expect a lot of crossover posts from the What If Modelers board.
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2006, 09:27:51 pm »
Evan Mayerle - 52 - residing in Fort Worth, TX and a long time denizen of the aerospace industry - currently employed as a design engineer on the F-35.  I've been fascinated by what-ifs, "might-have-beens", and "odds 'n' mods" for decades, both from the historical and from the modelling viewpoints.  I've a reasonably decent library, if I can ever get it together again, and I've done some researching, as circumstances have permitted, at the various places I've been employed over the years.  I helped with the research and proofing of Randall Whitcomb's Avro Aircraft and Cold War Aviation; indeed, my copy is autographed by Jim Floyd and Mr. Whitcomb and I've got a copy of Randall's print, "Before the Thunder" signed by Zura.

Within the limits of what I can talk to, I'll be glad to answer any questions I can about projects I've worked on and what I've managed to glean of other programs of my various employers.

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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2006, 01:40:30 pm »
Hello ,This is Austin from India and I am 29 , A Dreamer but  Interest include aerospace and naval topics specially subs .

Cheers !!!!
Austin 

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« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2006, 01:18:05 pm »
'ello all and greetings from Central Oregon, US of A!

I'm Brad Hoskin and yet another reject..........er........member from the What If Modelers board. Been on this planet for 34 years, but soon will leave for home in a galaxy far, far away.  USAF C-141B Crew Chief in my past life-now living a humble exsistance as an AutoCAD draftsman for a manufactured housing facility.

Main interests are pretty much anything that flies, but enjoy post WWII and modern subjects, modelling the real and Whiff, and playing paintball.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2006, 05:50:14 pm »
Name's Jeremy Oreskovich, and I hail from currently unseasonalbly warm Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. I'm interested in all aspects of aviation -- especially interesting to me are "What-If" subjects (I am active on teh What-If board), SAR, COIN and naval aviation.

The history of "lost" and "Blue Sky" projects has also always fascinated me.

My other interests include auto racing (I am an active rallycrosser and rally driver), general history (I have my BA in the subject), music, art and science fiction.
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2006, 06:54:03 am »
My name is Jason Schmus.  I'm 33 (34 in four days, whoopee), and live in Charlotte, NC.  I'm interested in all kinds of aviation and military hardware.  I got back into model-building a couple of years ago after a hiatus of many years.  I've come to this place via the invite at the What If Modelers Forum.  Hopefully I'll have something interesting to contribute.

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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2006, 09:46:40 am »
Tomislav Huha, 30, born in Slovakia, living in Croatia, currently in Moscow on a scholarship (spelnig?), skydiving, climbing, hiking, if I had a good computer LOMAC (Russian aircraft only - I've never ever looked at the F-15 or A-10 - not that I think that they are bad airplanes, but they are not Russian :D), dunno what else to add...
Kind regards,

Tompa (>o<-<

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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2006, 05:28:48 am »
Hi, my name is Joerg.

I am 25 year old aviation engineering student from Northern Germany. Currently I handle some paperwork for Airbus in Toulouse. I'm here on invitation by Deino.
My interests are technical background of military aviation. I like to read about 50s and 60s aviation as well as current projects. My professional background involves flight simulation and control, so I am always happy to learnm something about it.

Schorsch!

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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2006, 06:20:25 am »
Hi
My name is Horatiu Popovici. I'm software engineer from Romania. Age 32. My interest are : aviation,military technologies , fligh sims (huge fan of Su27 series and SFP1) and 3D graphics for Games usually.

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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2006, 05:50:09 pm »
Hi,

I'm Richard Pawling, currently based in London, England.  I hail from the opposite extreme - Naval Architecture, but am interested in all the paths not taken, be they in the air, on land or at sea.  Once I've finished pretending to write up my thesis I can get back to making CG models of never-weres also-rans and should-have-beens.

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2006, 11:18:40 am »
Cal Taylor. I'm a retired USAF navigator and intelligence officer. Service totaled 26 years with 12 years in the cockpit of the B-52H, C-141A, AC-130A and -E, C-133, C-5A and C-130E. I stayed until it stopped being fun.

Six years ago, I built a website for the Douglas C-133, in which I served for two years (1969-71) until the airplane was retired.  The web site is http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/c133bcargomaster/home.html. After a conversation with a former C-133 pilot, I started writing a comprehensive history of the airplane. It covers the historical, technical, military, political and human context of the C-133. There are also chapters on the development of strategic airlift and on the Douglas C-132 logistics transport and would-be aerial refueler, which got only to the full-size mockup stage. That book is complete and is being delivered from the printer today, 3 March 06. Its title is Remembering an Unsung Giant: The Douglas C-133 Cargomaster and Its People.

I am also the publisher of the book, Firstfleet Publishers. Information about the book is posted on the web site or is available from me at firstfleet@aol.com. The book will soon be available in England from Midland Counties Publishing and Air Britain.

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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2006, 06:32:47 pm »
Another Spanish-speaker but here.
Martin,30, from Argentina. Enthusiast of the aeronautics in general and
with a great interest in the non built projects, especially for the
projected versions of airships of success (as the F-89F, B-58B,etc.)
 
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2006, 04:46:41 am »
¡Hola Martín, bienvenido!

Un saludo desde España

Antonio.

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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2006, 05:52:56 pm »
Gracias por la bienvenida!

Igualmente un saludo para ti desde Argentina. :)

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« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2006, 02:04:39 am »

Hola a todos!

My name is Fabián Capecchi (39), i´m from Venezuela but i´m living in Puerto Rico with my family (wife and two children). I work all my life as a creative in advertising, I´m very curious end enthusiastic of the less known part of the aviation history, single prototypes specially the "oldies" (WWI, between wars and the 50´s),  non-built aircraft and forgotten stories involving aviation. My nickname comes from my page www.raravia.com (in spanish language)stuck since already four years ago, but i hope to redesign it someday and keep putting more information. I´m a member of FAV-Club.com of Venezuela (a Venezuelan aviation website) and Latin American Aviation History Society (LAAHS), but i always snooping in other forums trough my nickname.

Thanks experts for let me in!...forgive my caveman english and  i hope to help, if i could( of course)

Saludos

Fabián

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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2006, 11:14:29 pm »
Hello, I’m Jens Baganz, 45 years old, living in Berlin, Germany  and earning
my daily bread as an engineer in the telecommunications branch. What’s left
over of my spare time by my job, my two kids, my wife and our 70 years old
house, mostly is used for aviation themes. Here my main interest is the postwar
french aviation, but everything else isn’t ignored, as long as it is flying. 

P.S.: No, I’m NOT a Dr., NOT mayor of Mülheim an der Ruhr and NOT a politician !!
It’s important for me, not to be confounded with this person!
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« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2006, 03:53:27 pm »
Scott Lowther, 36, aerospace engineer, geek, resident of Utah. Woo.
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« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2006, 10:51:02 pm »
Hi Scott, welcome to the forum. Its a pleasure to see you here; your name is certainly well known in "what-if" circles.
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« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2006, 08:57:56 pm »
Welcome, Scott.  I love the name you chose and I appreciate its background. :D

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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2006, 02:54:01 am »
Hi, I'm Oli (Paul Allcock) and have seen most of you guys around on the net. 50 year old (unemployed  :() design engineer, living in Scunthorpe, UK. Love UK projects and Soviet/ Russian ones. More interested in wargaming with the designs once I've got several kits hacked together... And I'm interested in AFV projects as well (they're easier to model and use on a wargames table).
Pure chance I found this site and agree with Overscan's comments on publicising it more...
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« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2006, 11:08:31 am »
Hi folks,

this forum has just lost a longtime guest, and gain a new member... ;) :D

My nickname if fightingirish, half Irish and half German, but l live in Germany.
I'm also member at Flugzeugforum.de and at Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums.
I have been monitoring this forum since a few months.
A while ago, I was amused to see, that Deino posted here the picture of the F-15U, I scanned from the magazine "Flug-Revue".
So now It was time to become a member!!!!

My first posts with attachments will follow soon.
Slán,
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« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2006, 05:04:54 pm »
Scott Ferrin 38.  Have been interested in military technology and space flight since I was 8 or so.  Education is in manufacturing engineering but I've been doing mostly software developement for the last ten years (3D modeller).  Seven years in game developement (Tiger Woods golf) and the last three in an assortment of projects.  If I ever get any spare time (that I don't burn up posting and learning more about my obsession  ::) ) I have a HUGE list of things I want to model (twin engine F-16XL for starters) and get into high-powered rocketry.  Live in Utah.  Just got back from an airshow.  Got to see FOUR Raptors do a breaking turn in afterburner right there in front of the crowd.  LOUD.  Then got to laugh as the Navy followed that with an Subpar Hornet flown by "Tina" and "Nuts".  Both guys.  LOL.

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« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2006, 11:47:15 am »
Duncan Baxter, 35. I am an accounts assistant working for a courtesy car rental company. When I am not slaving over a burning spreadsheet I am using the remaining time to seek out any and all information on unbuilt postwar aerospace projects. I found this sight by accident while looking for info on the Northrop N102 Fang project, I all but fell off my chair when I saw the posts on US VSTOL projects!

This is a great site, and I am utterly astounded by the range of secret projects posted here.

My personal secret projects obsessions are the TSR-2, XB-70 and any of the pre ATF studies but anything weird, exotic and unbuilt gets my attention.

Unfortunately I do not have a bulging archive of info as some the members here would appear to have access to.


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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2006, 10:12:25 am »
Christophe Meunier, 42, living in France (south-east).
My work is lab tech (microbiologist & biochemist). After hours I am modeller/writer/drawer (I have written 11 books with 6 mainly about aviation, created 19 Web sites with 8 mainly about aviation). Air Britain UK classified me as international specialist about twin-boom aviation. I am also interested in Mustangs, asymmetric aircraft, cartoon airplanes. I prefer what-if dreams than Real machines, while unbuilt projects are what-if enough to please me much…

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« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2006, 02:40:13 am »
Marco Comelli, 47, PR consultant, from Italy (northern). Ciao!

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« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2006, 06:39:19 am »
Now as everyone writes a short note here, I should do so as well.

Anyway, no need to tell my name, just look at my forum nickname - that name is in my passport, too ;). I'm a 39 year old software engineer from Munich, Germany. I could write a few sentences about myself and my (totally non-professional!) aerospace background, but first and foremost I'm a lazy person ::) ... therefore I just provide a Link (-> http://www.designation-systems.net/about/index.html) to a page on my website, where I've said it all before  8)!


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« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2006, 08:29:54 am »
Hy for hall!
I am Alessandro, living in Italy  age 42 year, profession  jornalist and Infographics (themes: more and military), sorry for my poor english.
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« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2006, 03:18:41 pm »
Behind MiG-29 Slovak Air Force avatar is Matej Furda from east Slovakia. In 2006 I finished the university (marketing/management) and now I am working as marketing manager for one market-leading company in Slovakia. I dont know how it is possible, but my age is every year different  ;D, so I just say that I was born in 1982.

My biggest hobby is bizare, unconventional, secret and prototype aviation. Because there is not a lot of info about it (especially in my language), I created my own web Hitechweb (http://www.hitechweb.genezis.eu). After some years I have a really huge archive with no chance to process and publish it soon. The problems are time and my laziness. During free time I also ride a bike in extreme terrains, enjoy Djing (techno/trance), dismantling any kind of electronics (there is no one, who can add it up ;D ), create computer graphics and many other things.

PS: I newer flown (also as passanger) in the civil plane  ;)
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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2006, 01:22:49 pm »
Salut everybody.
i"m Fernando, from Montreal Canada, age 44, i do work in the Aerospace, as an A&P techno.
its an honour to be here and looking forward to share more with you all.

Hey saludos PIT  :)

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« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2006, 03:53:01 am »
Hi, I'm Aymeric from Paris, 19 years old future flight officer pupil in the Armée de l'air.(I hope).
I created the Ec 09.235 "Griffons" three years ago. It's a squadron flying Mirage 2000-5F and F16 AM-B on Falcon 4.0 simulator. We are now part of the Virtual European Air Force

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« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2006, 04:59:38 am »
I’m Robert, 36 years old, and from Australia
Loved military weapons, aircraft and ships since a kid.
Been in the Australian Army for 18 years in Infantry, and an Assault Pioneer for most of that time – hence my title / name!
My biggest interest is prototype aircraft and aircraft that did not win Weapon System (WS) and Request for Proposal’s (RfP’s).
Have spent way to much money on these kinds of books and mags, and then found the net.
Am married with kids (one showing a keen interest in aircraft also – but then again it may have to do with all the books and models I always thinks he wants …..ha ha)
Great work this site.
Has taken me many years on the web to find those who have the same passion and interest. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK Gents

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Faithfulness and fortitude.
Gentleness and compassion.
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« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2006, 06:51:16 am »
I'm Paul Zimmerli, a U.S. Air Force "plank-owner" (Born Sept 18, 1947 - the same day as the Air Force) and a retired Air Force technical sergeant journalist and historian.  I became interested in the Air Force's 'odd-ball' aircraft at my first duty station - Hurlburt Field, FL - where I had free rein to examine corporate proposals to the 1st Combat Applications Group, who evaluated 'off-the-shelf' adaptations of civilian aircraft to the counter-insurgency effort (The Cessna O-2 Super Skymaster comes quickly to mind), to the Air Force Tactical Air Warfare Center at nearby Eglin AFB, and had many opportunities to examine design drawings, etc., at the Armament Development & Test Center at Eglin.  Since my offices always received free subscriptions to Air Force & Space Digest, Aviation Week and Jane's, I always took the time to peruse the latest editions.  For many years, I kept quite a sizeable collection of these old magazines, until most were destroyed in a stored household goods fire while I was in Panama.  So, although I'm unable to contribute much to the repertoire, I am fascinated by the revelations I've seen so far on this forum.  I'm not usually much of a forum subscriber - being more often a 'lurker' - I'm totally in on this one!  It's an honor to be here, and I hope somewhere down the line to be able to contribute something to a few of the discussions.  I'm totally humbled to be in the presence of so much knowledge, and I'm grateful this forum is available.  Regards to all!
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« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2006, 08:17:48 pm »
Should probably introduce myself... longtime lurker, seldom poster... though some of y'all know me well.

I'm Anthony Pakizer, soon to be of Washington Township, Michigan, soon-to-be formerly of Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA.

I've always loved all things military.  Growing up, my grandpa and dad used to build me all sorts of incredible models that I'd slightly destroy in order to play with them.

I'm an active builder and poster over at whatifmodelers.com, where I'm known as the "Productive Comrade."  And going with the whole "What-if" thing is an intense interest in prototypes and concepts.

I come here to feed the interest sparked in me in the late 80's, early 90's by some of those Salamander Publishing books, like "Future Fighters" and "Space Weapons."  Those were great books.  I'm partially feeding my concept habit in my profession (I'm also in IT, but I work for a defense contractor, so I have all sorts of fun at work).

This place is a great reference site, and I'm glad Paul (Overscan) set this place up.

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« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2006, 03:24:06 am »
Someone new to introduce !!! I'm Manuel and my dad is known here as Deino ! ;D
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« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2006, 05:24:07 am »
Great! When's he building his first model?

I'm expecting him to sign up at secretprojects, though I suppose he can wait until he's learned to write.
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« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2006, 06:17:01 am »
Pretty guy, Deino))) My congratulations))))
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« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2006, 12:08:25 pm »
The future of this forum secured. Well done, Deino. Congratulations  ;)

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« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2006, 08:03:42 am »
 ;D many many Asians visited and download pix from this forum but never registe in. I believe that Asians they visited this forum are much more than guys who intoduced here. If they want to keep secret, I do too. ::) :P
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« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2006, 01:34:10 pm »
Congratulations Deino for your beautiful boy :D ( I also love the name you choose) ;)
(I'm waiting my daughter to be born by the end of this month, I'll send a pic too)


Wellcome Rousseau, it is nice to hear from Asia. I'm very interested in aerospace projects as well as opinions from asian people.

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« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2006, 03:08:22 am »
Hello everybody!

I've deicded to join this forum because it was just the site I've been searching for for years. There is a real hardcore group here that has access to some amazing material. Many of the photos and data shared here I've never seen before.

I'm planning a researching a book on aircraft design from the earliest pioneers to todays latest. I'm looking at all major types, eg swept wings, deltas, fighter, airliners, VTOL and helicopters. I'm aiming for a simplified read for the layman but also including alot of unknown paper projects for the enthuiast. I'm sure any questions I have someone here will have the answer or know where to find it.

Some may know me already from the Warships Discussion Forum 3.0 and Wesworld and the whatifmodelers forum (as Tornado). Warships is a good forum that mainly speciallises in WW1-WW2 ships but also modern types too. I've posted links one these sites to here to increase the readership and knowledge of this excellent site.

I am 23, a recent graduate in Modern History at the University of East Anglia, UK and I currently work in the NHS. I think you can guess my hobbies, aircraft (both flying or paper projects, never-were ships, alt-history and military history.

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« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2006, 02:01:20 pm »
jemiba and pometabla are responsible! They lured me into the SPF – and this was the best they could do. Many thanks to overscan creating this forum. I agree with Dilbert. I took a sceptical view of forums and got never enthusiastic about them. But I changed my opinion with installation of the SPF – I believe it’s the ultimate website for us.

We need more research works in company archives which have survived, before further amalgamations/mergers destroy those of the ‘losers’. At this point I want to say THANK YOU again to Tony Buttler, Scott Lowther, Jay Miller and many others for their efforts filling so many gaps in the history of the less-known parts of aviation.

Sorry for my poor knowledge of the English language – I’ve done my best.

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« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2006, 07:36:36 am »
I'm Gavin, A Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace student at the University of Bath. I like all things Italian, well aircraft and ships, not really a car enthusiast, propellors and piston engines. If I had the money I'd set out to try and break the current airspeed record for piston-engine/propellors, and eventually the sound barrier...

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« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2006, 10:02:38 am »
I studied Mechanical / Aeronautical Engineering at Bath in 1992/93. Great town, great time, shame about the course.

I left the course after 18 months. Found it too mathematical. I have a good understanding of the processes but find the grunt work of calculations boring as hell :) I did get a A in "History of Aviation" though :)
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« Reply #56 on: September 28, 2006, 10:39:52 am »
I am François Banken, i am 51 , I live in Tongeren, Belgium. I am an accountant at city hall.
I spend the last 25 years collecting everything of ptototype tanks first in books an now on the net.
I must say this site is great, just what i was looking for.


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« Reply #57 on: September 28, 2006, 10:52:42 am »
Welcome, Banken. I'm not an expert in tanks, but I do find the projects interesting.
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« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2006, 11:03:20 am »
Thank you overscan for having me on the forum. I am no expert,i do have a lot of material on tanks but i am also interrested in aviation what-if's

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« Reply #59 on: September 28, 2006, 01:35:33 pm »
Welcome Banken! :)

I have little info about tanks but I have a great interest on it. I would like to know more about near sci-fi projects of WWI era "land cruisers" for instance

Cheers
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« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2006, 07:20:05 am »
Overscan, I know what you mean about the course being overly mathematical. I'm coping at the moment however. Many opertunities for aerospace-related projects.

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« Reply #61 on: October 18, 2006, 02:45:33 am »
My name is Wayne and I live and work in Rotherham, Yorkshire. I'm 41 years old and my obsession with planes has consumed at least 34 of those! I am an avid collector which means that I have a formidable collection of aviation books and magazines and I occasionally get stuck on a single theme, like getting every single edition of the Observers Book of Aircraft for example!!

I also watch Rotherham United, my local "football" team and I am tracing my family tree, having reached back to 1677 I am now mainly filling in gaps and details.

I have previously restricted my use of aviation forums to ATS but that one can become a little tiring at times and this one looks like a real tonic, well done Overscan!


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« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2006, 01:54:52 am »
My name is Marko, 25 years old, I come from Zagreb, Croatia. I work as a DJ and occasional dance instructor, my interests are mostly 60s and 70s SAC bomber projects, such as venerable Valkyrie and such.

Marko

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« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2006, 02:17:23 am »
Hello, my name is Alvaro. I live in Seville (Spain). I´m 34 and I work as Quality Manager.
I have been an enthusiastic on aviation, ships and military vehicles since I was 8 or 9.
I am interested in line drawings and cutaways (thanks, Flightglobal) an these days I´m writing, or better "copy and paste" my 3rd visual guide of military equipment. When I finish it, i will try to put it at your disposal (I don´t know how, due to sheering file size! ;D)

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« Reply #64 on: December 15, 2006, 07:02:17 am »
Hi, my name is Robert Austin, and I live in Calgary Alberta. I've just joined the forum and I'm having a good look around.  There's quite a bit here that interests me and I'm sure I'll pop in quite often.

My main interest is 1/72 military aircraft models plus a healthy interest in 'What-If's'.  When I'm not building models or chatting with modelling friends, I'm out riding my dirtbike in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Cheers.
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« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2006, 08:00:38 am »
Better late than never...

Al Huber (47), after 23 years as an Army Aviator for the US Army, I retired to the lovely climate of Southern Alabama, where I run a Laboratory for Army Aviation, investigating the "What If" machinations of the leadership.  Great fun actually.

While not an engineer by training the job has made me somewhat savvy of the engineering aspects of rotorcraft, that and having access to most of the engineers of the US rotorcraft industry.  I do know a little about simulation though.  As you might guess my interest is in most things that are VTOL and STOL.  I have enjoyed the information on the site immensely and look forward to being able to contribute.

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« Reply #66 on: January 07, 2007, 11:53:32 am »
Hello everyone. I'm Kevin from the US  and my home is near Omaha. Nebraska. I have been a model builder since I was around 6 or 7 years old nd I'm going to be 48 in two weeks. I just happened to find your web site while looking around another one devoted to Sci Fi models. Lately I have been doing alot of kitbashing of Sci Fi kits and I have done a few aircraft. This site seems to be a good one for picking up new ideas and for looking as what almost was for aviation.

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« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2007, 07:19:25 am »
Hi Im René from Arizona. Im a HS student, this fall I will start college, planning to major in Aerospace Engineering.

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« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2007, 11:08:01 am »
Hi, my name is Wouter.
Aged 25 and living in pretty little Belgium my main interrests are military " might have beens " ( wether they are planes, tanks, ships or something else doesn't really matter), comics and guitarplaying.
I'm trying to perfect my knowledge heren so be kind if I say somthing stoopid ( okay, turn that " if" into a "when").

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« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2007, 04:53:25 am »
Hi, I'm Woody,
Professionally I'm a Photoshop, illustrator and general electronic print publishing dude but privately am an aerospace technology nut (amongst other things). I've just signed up to the site and hope this is the right way to introduce myself. I now live in Japan but spent 11 years in New Zealand working for their biggest politics and current affairs mag, the NZ Listener. Some 5 years ago NZ was considering retiring its A-4 Skyhawks and buying some embargoed Pakistani F-16A/Bs. I was asked for technical information by the magazine and to do some illustration. At the time I thought the F-16s were a really bad idea, considering NZ is surrounded by 1000 miles of ocean and the current state of the F-16 art was the C/D block 52s. Australia has F-18s (that can fire Harpoons, NZs only stand-off weapon) and Portigal was able to get the same deal terms for them so why couldn't we? Anyway to cut a long story short we wrote a article saying how crap the F-16A/Bs where (our sky hawks already had the same radar) and the next government not only cancelled the deal but retired the A-4s without a replacement (or a buyer). So 'Overview', if you like hightech planes and your moving to NZ bear in mind that their airforce has a few Orions wth the anti-sub stuff removed, a couple of anchient hurculeses, a 757 and locally made piston engine trainers with fixed landing gear and maybe some bicycles. New Zealand is a nice place but its the most backward place I can think of aerospace-wise; you will never even hear a fast jet.
Cheers, Woody

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« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2007, 11:47:27 am »
Welcome aboard Woody.  You're a brave man admitting to asying that the RNZAF F-16 purchase attempt was a bad idea (not that I have a problem with your call).  Any chance of you posting the illustrations you referred to?

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« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2007, 10:07:56 pm »
Cheers Greg,
If I'd known Helen Clark (NZ's prime ministed) would scrap all of NZ's fast jets I guess I'm might have acted differently but Helen being Helen, would probably have done it anyway. She an interesting type; comes across as a anti-nuclear socialist (nothing too wrong with that) but wants GE experiments in unspoilt NZ - go figure, I couldn't. Anyway F-18s would have made much more sense; you've (the Aussies) have got them, the Canadians have them and so do the other main Pacific players, the US Navy and Marines. My ideal buy would have been the old Sea Harriers with their Foxhunter(?) radars and AMRAAMS, since we could fly them off cargo ships and out of the bush and the Poms don't seam to appriciate them. Here's the illustration (it's a PDF I'm afraid) that dammed me and got a special letter of complaint from the chief of the RNZAF.
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« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2007, 05:34:33 pm »
Hello friends !

A new "Secrets Projects" member with you. I come from France, near Paris. I find this very interesting website, and try to bring the "French touch" ...  Well, I could help with French projects, and hope to see many US/GB/Soviet projects ...

Best regards

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« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2007, 02:12:36 pm »
Hello folks...!

Just thought id introduce myself... My names martin, aka Zeb, im a 37 yr old enthusiast from liverpool. Day job is teaching computer aided architectural design, image manipulation and VR simulation, rest of the time its taking pictures and building planes on my Mac...

Im currently using Cinema 4D r10 and Rhino and have a SARO Princess and Trident in build... Hopefully i'll have some interesting pictures to post soon...

Zeb
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« Reply #74 on: April 07, 2007, 01:57:28 am »
Let me introduce myself.  My callsign is "rickshaw", which is for my old corps, in the Australian Army - RAAOC - Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps.   I've had a life-long interest in aircraft and military technology.  I discovered this great site by chance.   Lots of interesting stuff here.  Keep up the good work!

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« Reply #75 on: April 12, 2007, 01:14:04 am »
Hi guys

Having already posted info a few times, perhaps it is to introduce myself.
My name is Jos Heyman and I am an Australian from Perth, WA although in the first 25 years of my life I was a Dutchman.
Areas of interest: US military aircraft, spaceflight, aircraft of the Netherlands East Indies, the Brewster Buffalo as well as anything that 'smells' like a designation system.

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« Reply #76 on: May 02, 2007, 08:33:16 am »
Hello...

I'm the loony mod from SDF, also quite regular visitor in other military forums. Tough i've been hard-core fan of all "what-ifs", "neverwheres" and rare prototypes its only now that I discover this nice appearing forum.

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« Reply #77 on: May 02, 2007, 04:27:05 pm »
I've been on here several months, might as well introduce myself-

Kim Margosein-  55 years old
Modeling interests-Anything in 1/72, with some interest in wiff, jet trainers, and Western Airlines "Chief" color scheme a big Luftwaffe 46 comics fan.  Also near and dear to me:

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« Reply #78 on: May 16, 2007, 06:35:00 am »
Hi all,

Some of you might know me from other boards already (Key, ACIG -lurking now-, TankNet, or CMF/CDF back when), but others might not have had the misfortune yet, so...

I'm Arthur Hubers, born in '74, studied a whole lot of things which eventually made me a trained journalist. Never mind i'm working in the petrochemical trade nowadays, which actually is absolutely tedious if it weren't for me catching up on my language skills when talking to Russian clients.

From as long as i can remember i've had it in for aviation, and after seeing a Red Square parade (which was always conveniently organised on my birthday, November 7th), in particulair for Eastern Bloc stuff. When that lost a lot of it's obscurity I expanded my interest into Chinese aviation, and currently i'm beginning to discover the wonderful gems of What-Ifs, unbuilt projects and the likes. I've done quite a bit of expeditionary planespotting, and will gladly testify about the sounds of an F-104, the smells of a Canberra or the sight of a MiG-31 taking off at dusk...

I'm also utterly useless, btw  ;)

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« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2007, 10:26:29 pm »
G'Day everyone,
My name's Kevin and I'm another Aussie, seems to be a few here now  :o
Like Jos, I'm also from Perth, Western Australia. I've been here for the grand total of about a week briefly looking over the threads and while I am interested in aircraft I'm more interested in army equipment (being the son of an Army officer and having around a decade in the Army Reserve/Territorials kind of leads to an interest in ground forces!).
My main interest is in Cold War era military vehicles (and aircraft to a lesser extent, the TSR.2 and the XB-70 being probably my all time favourite aircraft - along with the Shorts Belfast even though it isn't anywhere near as glamorous!)
While I don't think I'll have much to contribute to the aircraft threads, I'm hoping to have a bit more to say on the Army forum here (although I am trying to dig out some info on the Ahrens AR404 transport that I stashed away many years ago, hopefully it will be something new to add in regards to that plane ;D )

Cheers,
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« Reply #80 on: May 19, 2007, 07:21:07 am »
Hello Everyone,

I don't know how I have missed this topic so far...anyway better late than never! ;D

My name is Nikolay Andreev, and I was born in  1981 in Bulgaria. That makes me only 25 so far.
I am currently finishing my bachelor degree in engineering design in Varna, BG. I have also graduated from an electrical engineering college in Pretoria, South Africa ( I got to see the Rooivalk some testing while I was going to to college)  :)

I got my interest in Aerospace back in 1994 from a book published in my country given to me by a friend, however my design hobby apparently dates back to 1st or 2nd grade. After 1995 I fascinated by aircraft like the F-15E and later the F-22 became my lifetime specialty. I had dedicated myself in buying or getting my hands on every book or article published for this aircraft and I think I pretty done by now. I the process I learned of the YF-23 and now I consider writing something about it as I feel its potential and capabilities were not appreciated enough.  :(

I am working well with CorelDRAW, and getting better with Photosop, SolidWorks, 3DsMax. and CINEMA 4D soon trough my job. Then I hope to do some Josef Gacial type of work...;)

I dream to be an aerospace engineer in Skunk Works as I have my own top secret book full with bizarre ideas some in the aerospace sector. Most, worth a patent. :-X

Trough my post and opinions  I hope to transform my interest in something that will be usefull and appreciated by others, especially in the long run.    ::)

regards
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P.S. I just got in the US all well and I discovered I didn't copy everything in my laptop as I wanted  >:(. It may be a while before I can post any F/B-23 and B-23 images.  :-\
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« Reply #81 on: June 22, 2007, 09:46:12 am »
Hi,

I've just found the site, and I'm a retired radar engineer from the UK.

My interest started when I was at secondary school at around the age of 12.  Leaving school I did National Service in the RAF and trained as a J/T Ground Radar Fitter at RAF Locking.  Following this I was posted to 646SU, Germany for my 2nd year of NS, and in 1962, after getting qualified, I joined the Radar Research Laboratory of Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd at Borehamwood, Herts.
 
Here I worked on a wide variety of radars from a novel all solid state coherent doppler, through a precision magnetron powered aerial mapper, the addition of AMTI to an ageing APS20, and then got involved with our first attempt at an AEW system, with all the problems of very high dynamic range in the receivers and processing circuitry.  Following cancellation of this latter project, I was heavily connected with the AI24 radar for the Tornado ADV, F2 & F3 and saw it from the early bid phase through to handing over to the A & B models phase, prior to production.  I remained connected with the project team until my retirement.

Technically the Foxhunter radar project spanned a period of immense technical change in computing, and the radar and its test-gear incorporated items from 8" floppies, 5¼" floppies, HDDs, through to the then latest in LiIon batteries and ASICs. Also buried in the radar transmitter were very early uses of rare earth magnets which are now relatively common, and well known for their high strength.

It was interesting that at the various air shows which I attended, the only people bold enough and knowledgeable enough to ask technical questions about our displayed hardware, were from the other side of the Iron Curtain.  I'm currently re-watching John Le Carre's tales of this period.  They capture the atmosphere that I remember from my spell in Germany ('58-'59) very well.

My hobbies now are largely photography, and trying to write my personal history so that grandchildren will have some idea of what I was involved in.

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« Reply #82 on: June 23, 2007, 02:46:34 am »
As you probably know, I am very interested in Foxhunter. Obviously with a system still in service you have to be careful, but anything you can add regarding development (dates, etc?) and general technical stuff would be appreciated.

For instance, I'm never been able to understand what the difference is between FMICW and a high duty ratio pulse doppler radar. They seem to be the same thing?
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« Reply #83 on: June 25, 2007, 01:25:53 pm »
My name is Chris Jones.  I am 25 years old, live in Nashville, Tennessee, and I am currently working in building automation and going to school for electrical engineering.  I spent 5 years in Huntsville, Alabama, going to school at the University of Alabama - Huntsville for Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering.  I have loved things that fly since as far back as I can remember.  I go by SwitchbladeNGC on AboveTopSecret and KnightTemplar on my site, Military Power.  I am interested in all things military form all over the world. 

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« Reply #84 on: June 27, 2007, 01:10:45 pm »
Hello, I'm the SteveO who sometimes posts on the Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums. I have long been an admirer of this excellent site, so I thought it was time to show my appreciation properly by registering and posting some contributions.

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« Reply #85 on: July 04, 2007, 06:41:59 pm »
Hello Everyone!

Hypie from Colombo, Sri Lanka here. Just turned 28. Currently working with a friend as a Web Designer/Developer & Windows App Developer (to a lesser extent). Tried aeronautical engineering for a short while but, decided to dump it.

Obsessed with military tech for about 20 years now. Been collecting stuff since the final years of the Cold-war. Long time member at CDF & and several years at AFM as well. Was a member at ACIG but forum visits were very rare. Account must have expired. Can't even remember my username  ;D ;D Plus, a whole load of other forums.

Since this place has the name(s) Overscan/Aerospacetech/Paul Martel-Mead rubber-stamped, I thought its definitely worth registering.


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« Reply #86 on: July 06, 2007, 12:04:31 pm »
Hi everyone,
I've been hanging out here for so long I thought I must have already posted here, but apparently not.

I'm Ken, I'm 43 years old, and I reside in north west Indiana, about thirty miles south east of Chicago. I have a Bachelors Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, but I don't work in the industry. I perform mechanical engineering work, mostly machine design, currently for the printing industry. I do most of my work in AutoCAD but I am currently teaching myself SolidWorks, since that seems to be the standard solid modeler most companies are using.

I've been an aviation fanatic since I was five, when my Dad bought and built for me a 1/72 P-38 lightning. Years of building model planes and reading everything I could on them lead me to wanting to design them. As such, I've always enjoyed all of the design studies and the designs that "lost" the competition. Anything "cool" that would spark my imagination was always a great find.

My name here is actually my squadron call sign from online dogfighting. I started in Fighter Ace, then migrated to Aces High when it was in open beta. I'm a member of the former online squadron VMF-111 Devildogs. My old wingman is trying to get me back into IL-2, but I'm very rusty. I've mostly been flying MSFS 2004 and have been involved in a company that makes add-on aircraft for it.

I used to think I knew a lot about unbuilt designs, until one of my friends found this forum and told me I would love it. He was right! I've contributed what little I have and have been consistently blown away by what many of you have been able to dig up.

Most of all, I would just like to say, "thank you," to Overscan for putting this forum together.

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« Reply #87 on: July 16, 2007, 03:24:30 pm »
One is Zen, and quite fascenated by this forum.
I will try to get to post a few images in time.
I may be known to a few from my postings on other forums, but I keep my online existence seperate from the rest of my life.
Aircraft have always fascenated me, as much by their asthetics as by the issues of their design.

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« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2007, 06:06:08 am »
Howdy all. It's unlikely I will have anything constructive to contribute very often, but an introduction never goes astray!

My name is David Clarke, and I've been fascinated in Soviet era aircraft ever since I saw a picture of an early Su-27 captioned "some doubt exists over whether the wingtips will be rounded or square" and wondered if that was all there was known. I normally don't bother to create or use an account with most sites, but this one is truly fascinating, and judging by some of the other introduction threads, chock full of fascinating people as well. I came here mostly by accident while looking up the Foxhunter radar, and found quite probably the most comprehensive rundown on that and a lot of other systems to be found anywhere, and I visit almost everyday.

I stack shelves for a living, so if you need to know about freezers, meat room procedures and the like, then I'm your man. Aircraft, well, not so much, but if you'd like to chat, then that would be fine :) I also have been known to get excited by anthropology, cameras and Japanese movies, possibly involving giant robots or tentacles. Or both.

This is a truly great site, a term often overused but certainly deserved in this case, both for the information presented here, but also for the gentle standard of conversation and discussion here.

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« Reply #89 on: August 22, 2007, 06:21:09 am »
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« Reply #90 on: September 28, 2007, 01:50:02 am »
Hi there. I'm 33 from and in Australia. I'm a professional defence analyst and wannabe writer. I’ve always been fascinated by what if and in particular military and defence technical what ifs. I hope I can contribute to this great forum and web resource.

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« Reply #91 on: October 26, 2007, 10:39:30 pm »
Hi Everyone,

I'm Bruce Williamson and I've been visiting this forum for a while, but only recently decided to actually join.  My main area of interest is aerial reconnaissance gathering, both PHOTOINT or SIGINT since WW2.  I run The Spyflight Website: www.spyflight.co.uk and I'm always on the lookout for details on reconnaissance aircraft that never made it into service, particularly those planned in the 1950's and 1960's.

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« Reply #92 on: October 29, 2007, 07:45:11 am »
Hi everyone,
I'm a newbie from Hungary with a field of interest in russian aviation, armor and missiles mainly. I'm an aerospace engineer, and looking for a proper job at the moment.
This site is unique and superb with all the members, so I'm very happy to found it!
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« Reply #93 on: December 30, 2007, 05:08:33 pm »
Hello. My name is Weston Horn, soon to be 49.  I live in Michigan, in the United States.  Although my username is of a World War 2 special project/what-if aircraft, I prefer the period from the beginning of flight to 1938.  In fact my current study subject is the aircraft below, a fairly advanced bomber design from 1918 IIRC.

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« Reply #94 on: December 31, 2007, 10:14:04 am »
Dear Boys and Girls, or anyone in between; I've been here a month or so and totally forgot to introduce myself My name is Terence Wong-Lane, more often known as Caravellarella.

I'm 43, soon to be 44 years old, of Anglo-Chinese extraction. I live in New Malden, Surrey; just on the border with Wimbledon, London. I suppose I'm originally from Liverpool, but I've lived in Sheffield and near Belfast too......

I am part owner of F-RSIN; a small Anglo-French resin kit manufacturer specialising in 1/144 subjects, mostly airliners. To date I have been restricted to actually running the business, but in 2008 I plan to start to contribute to our line of products alongside my colleagues http://www.f-rsin.com/. I'm currently training in the 3D software "Rhino 4" to enable production of sterolithographic patterns for future kits.

In real life I was until recently manager of a large modelmaking factory based near Heathrow Airport; producing 1/200 scale up to full scale models of aircraft & weapons systems for the Aerospace & Airline industry. More normally I work in publishing, on the literary agency side of that business (having worked at 2 of the most prestigious literary agencies in London), as an Agent's Assistant specialising in literary permissions and rights management. I originally trained as an industrial/product designer and a textile designer (specialising in colour theory).

I found Secret Projects quite by accident whilst researching potential subjects for kits; and as such this forum is an invaluable one-stop source for the esoteric side of aviation history. I'm ever so pleased I found you all......

Interests - French aircraft since 1935 (especially the Caravelle). French Warships since 1890.

All best wishes, Terry, (Caravellarella).
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« Reply #95 on: January 02, 2008, 03:31:01 am »
Welcome to all new members! If everybody of you can bring us only a small piece of information, together we can create a great puzzle.

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« Reply #96 on: January 10, 2008, 11:09:59 am »
Name is Jim Rohrich.  I'm 44 years old, work in the I.T. field... and live in Montana.  Have always been
interested in space and aviation projects.  I'd like to thank Orionblamblam for pointing this site out to
me.  And thank all the folks who have posted information on it.

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« Reply #97 on: January 13, 2008, 02:59:36 pm »
Hello everyone;

I'm Bruce, and I've been reading this site for a few months. You guys have done some fascinating research!

I'm an engineer, inventor, machinist, woodworker, etc. with about 30 years of experience in various industries. I was a Project Engineer in the black world at Lockheed in the late 1980's, working mostly on specialized ground support equipment. I worked in the various plants around the Burbank airport, and got to see some of the great old buildings before they were torn down. I remember one of the senior engineers showing me around the inside of the building where the F104 line had been.

I spent most of the 1990's working as an engineer at Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA. Most of Imagineering is on the original property of the old Grand Central airport, which has quite a bit of aviation history. The original Grand Central Terminal building is still standing, now surrounded by modern industrial buildings. Disney owns the Grand Central Terminal building and is in the process of restoring it. The street called Airway is in the approximate position of the original airport runway. During the height of WWII, final assembly of P-38's took place right there, out in the open on the tarmac.

These days I have my own shop and business building musical instruments (xstrange.com if you're interested) and I still work part time in Disney's electronics lab. My hobby is collecting and restoring antique machinery (mills, lathes, etc.) I still enjoy reading AvWeek and keeping up with what's going on in the aerospace world. At least half of the engineering staff at Disney are ex-Lockheed and Northrop people. A few of my friends have moved on to jobs at Scaled Composites and AeroVironment. Although Lockheed is gone from Burbank, there's still a lot of aerospace culture here.

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« Reply #98 on: January 13, 2008, 05:53:27 pm »
Hello all,
  My name is Chris Wilson. I'm 43 and have been an aviation fan and building models for 39 years. After 18 years as lead modelmaker and supervising the model shop at an industrial design firm, I recently started my own company, Zactomodels, doing cast resin correction and superdetail kits for 1/32 plastic model kits.
  So far I have correction kits for the Trumpeter 1/32 Su-27 as well as their 1/32 A-7 Corsair II. I am currently working on tooling for my first 'full' kit, the YF-23 Black Widow II. I've been hanging out and posting pictures of my progress at Aircraftresourcecenter.com discussion forums.
  Besides building models I also like to play around with Photoshop. Lately I've been having lots of fun doing 'what-if' schemes.
  I just discovered this site a few days ago. Looks like there's lots of very interesting stuff here!

Cheers, (we need a beer drinking smiley here!)

Chris

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« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2008, 08:50:19 am »
Hello everyone!

My name is Tomas. I'm 26 years old, and I live in the vicinty of Nuremberg in Germany. I'm currently studying Political Science and History at university.

Strong interest in all kinds of military affairs (history, technology, etc.), probably reinforced by my compulsory military service.

I discovered the site a few weeks ago, when I tried to find some information on the Tornado ADV's Foxhunter radar.

Great forum, with lots of information to be found!  :)

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« Reply #100 on: January 17, 2008, 03:25:24 am »
Greetings everyone. I am Juha, 28 years and from Finland. I've been interested of history and aviation ever since I was able to read (before that I was just looking at pictures of pretty planes, I guess..) I found this forum via the forum of military-meshes.com, where I've been lurking for some time.

At the moment I'm doing a 3D model of VL Pyörremyrsky (one of the obscure and abandoned projects of Finnish aircraft factory during (and after) WW2) as my sort of "graduation work". I hope to finish the model itself pretty soon so I can manufacture a real 1:24 model with the CNC equipment at my school. I've been researching the aircraft quite a bit, so if there's something anyone would like to know, feel free to ask! (I hope to be able to produce proper technical drawings of the plane finally, as there seem to be few drawings loitering around the 'net which are horribly incorrect at some points.)

Other than that, I've built quite a few scale models when I was younger, but nowadays the hobby has stalled mostly because I simply don't have any space in my apartment for it. (One-room apartment + a cat + scale modelling = cat which has parts of the models glued to its fur.) Kind of hoping I'd manage to secure some sort of "hobby room" at some point...

Ah, forgot to mention that I also have a blog documenting my progress with my "graduation work", but the text part is mostly in Finnish (as I have to produce a written document about the work later on, I thought I might as well keep a public blog and just copy-paste the stuff later..)
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« Reply #101 on: January 17, 2008, 04:04:30 am »
Welcome, cat owner!:)
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« Reply #102 on: January 18, 2008, 02:10:08 pm »
Welcome, of course, tuned cat owner :D Feel free to post some screenshots of your 3D model here. I think that there is a lot of people, for which it will be interesting.

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« Reply #103 on: January 18, 2008, 03:56:34 pm »
Hello everybody,

Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is James. I'm 29 and a Navy Reservist in El Paso,TX. I also go to school. I've had a lifelong facination with all topics aerospace (especially in the area of space and combat aircraft) that continues to this day. I recently discovered this site and it's just what I've been looking for.

Well take it easy and I'll catch you all later.

PS- Orionblamblam, I loved the US Bomber Projects Preview. Keep up the good work and I can't wait for the book to come out.
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« Reply #104 on: January 26, 2008, 05:09:29 pm »
Hello everyone,
Just signed up and found site only recently.I've had a lifelong facination with all topics aerospace (especially in the area of weapons and combat aircraft) that continues to this day.

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« Reply #105 on: January 26, 2008, 11:58:01 pm »
Hello,
Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Philippe. I am 48, living in the south of France.
Main interests: Dauphin helicopters, flying wings, tailless aircraft, prop-drived speed-seeker aircraft, experimental aircraft in general.
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« Reply #106 on: February 08, 2008, 05:48:15 pm »
Hello,

My name is Simon. I live in Edmonton in Canada but come originally from Scotland. I have always found the fringes of aviation interesting, the experimental, the canceled prematurely, the abandoned dreams of the future, etc.

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« Reply #107 on: February 13, 2008, 05:18:55 pm »
Hi,

I'm Kendra J. (Lots of people know me as KJ) Lesnick.  I'm currently living in San Francisco (I'm not employed as of this moment and am working at home as an investor.).  Since I was a kid I was an aviation buff, and I have an interest in both civilian and military aircraft designs.

KJ Lesnick
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« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2008, 09:18:20 pm »
Greetings to all: 

I am Venezuelan, i like the systems of weapons, computation and the physics

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« Reply #109 on: March 18, 2008, 02:34:41 pm »
  Hi, I go by the site handle: Lee, which is my first name.  Last name is Mosby, an English name that originated in Southeast Norway, north of Kristiansand, before about 1300 AD.

   I'm an American currently living in Tucson, AZ, American Southwest.  Because my Dad was a aerospace engineer in southern Calif. for 30 years, I've taken after his interests for the most part.  Tucson is a college town and the Univ. of AZ is very convenient to do research at in the Science & Engineering Library.

   My personal library of references has declined in quantity since I was forced by life circumstance to live on the streets of a large Midwestern city for almost 1 1/2 years. (I'm much better off now.)  I've still managed to copy off several hundred Patents of supersonic aircraft, turbo-, ram-, turbo-ramjets, plus air intakes, exhaust nozzles and internal construction particulars of these aircraft and their engines . My second preoccupation is with rocket engines and fuel/oxidizer combinations pertaining to these, with Patents and Gov't reports, academic research papers as references.  45+ years of practical experience in aerospace engineering, starting at the age of 13.  I'm 58 now.
    I've been looking for a job for 4 years (as of Apr, 2008), especially in electronics.  I have past professional experience in security electronics but not in the last 20 years.  To improve my chances of landing a job, I need more education, but the expense puts that out of the question.  Working for a company that pays tuition reimbursement would be ideal.

    I'll be in Tucson for the long term future since I have elderly parents who live here and my sister, her family, and I are looking after them.
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« Reply #110 on: April 01, 2008, 02:07:43 am »
Hello to the SP forum! My real first name is David, I'm currently a college student in the US still deciding what exactly to pursue with my education. My interests lie in the field of history, so I also try to learn about the technology that plays a major role in human events. L'autre langue que je parle (un peu) est le Français.

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« Reply #111 on: April 01, 2008, 02:15:34 am »
Welcome and enjoy :)

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« Reply #112 on: April 04, 2008, 01:36:59 pm »
Hello, my name is Jean Philippe, I live near Lyon, France. I am a aircraft project fana. I am the webmaster of these web site :
Prototypes.com : http://xplanes.free.fr/
X-15 : http://jpcolliat.free.fr/x15/index.html


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« Reply #113 on: April 04, 2008, 01:59:01 pm »
Your web site is well known for many of us. It is a pleasure to see you here. Bienvenue!

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« Reply #114 on: April 04, 2008, 04:25:46 pm »
Jean Philippe, finally you have arrived!
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« Reply #115 on: April 04, 2008, 04:34:39 pm »
Hello, my name is Jean Philippe, I live near Lyon, France. I am a aircraft project fana. I am the webmaster of these web site :
Prototypes.com : http://xplanes.free.fr/
X-15 : http://jpcolliat.free.fr/x15/index.html



I've been there many times.  NICE website!!!
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« Reply #116 on: April 04, 2008, 04:52:38 pm »
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« Reply #117 on: April 09, 2008, 11:18:29 am »
Hi there, great forum! Found you through Google whilst looking for P1154 info.

I'm a 40yr old male, British, aircraft and military nut. Speaking of nuts, I work at BAe Woodford managing the supply of nuts (and bolts, and rivets etc....) from our company to the Nimrod production line. Apart from endless aircraft/military books (Tony Buttler, my bank manager wants a word with you.... ;)), my other vice is motorbikes. I used to build model when I was a kid, but havn't touched one for years now.

I've always been interested in the conceptual stage of aircraft design (I havn't got the maths to get into the engineering), so rejected concepts, cancelled projects and what ifs have always fascinated me. I also like to indulge in flights of fancy with my own concepts (secure in the knowledge that no poor sod will ever have to test-fly them), but I have noted your ambivalence towards fantasy stuff so I'll stick to the factual for the moment (can't draw worth a damn anyway.....). Mind you, I expect I'll be doing more reading than posting for a while yet, because I've yet to find a thread I can make a meaningful contribution to: you folks are WAY better informed than me.




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« Reply #118 on: April 09, 2008, 11:35:01 am »
Welcome, Weaver.
      Keep in mind we all have to start somewhere and your lack of a degree even though you're still interested in engineering shouldn't be a hindrance.  I have 45+ yrs of practical experience in aerospace engineering and I'm still learning.   Let's all ask questions and learn from each other.

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« Reply #119 on: April 09, 2008, 11:55:46 am »
I'm Damon Moran -31- dying a slow death in Los Angeles and though not a nerd I have geek-like tendencies. I'm a freelance Graphic Artist and wannabe futurist. When I'm not making cutaways of unreal stuff, predicting what Honda et al are doing, or working on some Hollywood garbage, I'm racing Motocross and consequently suffering through innumerable and excruciating injuries.
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« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2008, 10:01:17 pm »

I'm a serious hypersonics NUT !!

I've been published in AW&ST.

I've met a lot of industry leaders in this field, which has been awesome.

I've helped restore an M-21 and a D-21 drone.

I like to read aerospace engineering textbooks on subjects related to hypersonics
just for fun.

I am not an aerospace engineer but a microprocessor designer. I enjoy that too.
I work for the comany that is the BEST in that field! As an engineer, I have
been very fortunate that the designs I've worked on have all been built and sold.

This site is about dreams that engineers have had that haven't always seen the light
of day. I think this is a wonderful endeavor to find these interesting ideas and discuss
them and share them and do their creators justice.

I will contribute as much as I can.

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« Reply #121 on: April 16, 2008, 11:23:01 pm »
Hey Larry! Nice to see you here! Your chips is still working good in all of my PCs till 1993=)
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« Reply #122 on: April 17, 2008, 01:30:18 pm »
Hey Larry! Nice to see you here! Your chips is still working good in all of my PCs till 1993=)

Hello! Thanks!

Glad they are still working!


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« Reply #123 on: April 25, 2008, 02:53:07 pm »
Thought I'd say hello before I start posting.  My name is Tom S. (hence the handle).  My background is actually in international relations an security policy, but I've spent a lot of time over the years working on navy programs in various capacities. I'm mainly interested in post-war projects, both air and naval.  My collection is not nearly as extensive as some here, but I'll try to pitch in where I can.  Looks like a top-notch group of contributors.

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« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2008, 05:09:04 am »
Hello, my name is Jean Philippe, I live near Lyon, France. I am a aircraft project fana. I am the webmaster of these web site :
Prototypes.com : http://xplanes.free.fr/
X-15 : http://jpcolliat.free.fr/x15/index.html



I've been there many times.  NICE website!!!

Yeah nice websites, both X-15 and prototypes.com.
 But what happened to the latter ? no upgrade since november 2005...  ???  I miss the new subjects, for example I've seen something was planned on the Arsenal VG-90...
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« Reply #125 on: May 07, 2008, 10:35:58 am »
Hi,

my name's Francesco Giannini, I'm a 31-year old aeroautical engineer from Italy working for an aerospace company in Virginia. I am currently working in advanced concepts (I will eventually send the links to some public domain stuff we have out there, some seriously WEIRD designs! VTOL, STOL, solar powered, manned, unmanned, optionally-piloted...you name it). Everytime i was performing research, i would end up on this site, so i finally joined.
You would be surprised how much of what i find on this site ends up in my solid models. This forum litterally makes my life easier.
Anyway, looking forward to join the discussion.

Ciao!
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« Reply #126 on: May 07, 2008, 10:45:56 am »
Welcome home ;)

Ciao

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« Reply #127 on: May 07, 2008, 10:49:01 am »
Francesco, can we look at your Scourge morphing UCAV?
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« Reply #128 on: May 07, 2008, 11:53:35 am »
Flateric,

The Scourge UCAV was desiged in reply to an AIAA student design competition some four years ago. It's definitely public domain stuff!  :)
I worked on it with four other students from CalPoly when i was still in school. I can definitely look in my files stash and see if I can dig up at least a three view.
I remember being very frustrated, as well as all my friends, for the design called for a SEAD UCAV armed with four HARMs. Those things are huge! we figured that our only chance of taking out a double-digit SAM site was to have an LO platform (the range of a HARM is maybe one tenth of the engagement range of an S-300), so that pushed us to internal weapons carriage. The weapons bay had to be large, so the overall vehicle size spiraled up. Oh, it was also supposed to land on an aircraft carrier - no - one of the Tarawa class amphibian assault carrier - even smaller!
The use of morphing technology was just the last straw. Back then, and even today, there isn't much publicly available to try to guess how much an operational system would work. So we were basically pulling numbers out of thin air, a very frustrating situation to be in. I don't hear as much interest in morphing these days, maybe it's because it was the pet project of someone at DARPA, and that person moved on since.
Be that as it may, the truth is that unless revolutionary progress in materials is achieved (maybe nanotubes and shape-memory alloys on steroids), you can probably get a cheper-lighter-better airplane by using a fixed geometry and compromising.
Of course somebody will prove me wrong tomorrow when they unveil the latest Skunkworks design! :)
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« Reply #129 on: May 13, 2008, 02:07:19 pm »
Hello everyone....

I can be considered a lurker here (since about 2006 off and on), but Flateric (Grigori) knows who I am.  We have corresponded since 1989 or 1990, when he sent me a letter (unbeknownst to me at the time) that had two Black-and-white photographs of the manned Lapot testbed at the Zhukovskiy airfield (?) museum.  It was a grand case of synchronicity.  I was looking for such photos for about ten days, and then, and then, a letter arrives from Russia in which the photos magically appeared!  (I still have this letter.)

True story. 

I eventually used some of his contributions in a series dealing with the Soviet space shuttle projects that appeared in the mid-1990s in Spaceflight magazine (UK), and I think that was maybe the first time anyone attempted to collate together information that had been released at that time, up to that time.  It was in four parts.

Since that time, I have considered him one of my best friends from abroad.

I am from the USA.

I am interested in a lot of things relating to aerospace history, so this is a good forum to haunt.

I usually write about things that relate to Soviet space history in my freelance work, but my spectrum of interests go far beyond that.

So, hello once again to everyone. And also to Grigori (especially).

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« Reply #130 on: May 13, 2008, 02:40:27 pm »
I love how the web makes it easier to find like-minded people, but it's good to recall it still happened sometimes before all this technology :)
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« Reply #131 on: May 16, 2008, 08:07:50 am »
Francesco, can we look at your Scourge morphing UCAV?

sorry it took me a while to find it, but one of my fromer team members sent me the link to another team member's site that has the 100-page Scourge report

http://www.aeronauticaldesign.com/experience.html

There is also a report for a tactical STOL transport, "Stormcrow". For those who are interested, both are typical of what student reports for AIAA design competitions look like.
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« Reply #132 on: June 27, 2008, 11:13:06 pm »
my name is Kevin, I work in Industrial Security, along with doing technical writing in the Role Playing Game industry. my specialty is taking a real world or hypothetical vehicle and figuring out how to work in various game systems.

I am one of the co-authors of Traveller Hero from com-star games.
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« Reply #133 on: July 28, 2008, 02:13:46 pm »
Greeting to all.
My name is Konstantin Udalov,52. live in Moscow.
My subject is history of soviet/russian aviation. I am author more than 30 aviation books, owner of small publishing house Avico Press, have huge archieve.
I am very happy to join such professional team of amateurs and have foung here many people whom I know many years.
Welcome to my site - www.avicopress.ru - where you can find some interesting info about soviet/russian aircraft. We do not use rumours and provide information directly from OKB (= Design Bureau). Especially full info about Myasishchev and Ilyushin aircraft. Don't be shy to ask any questions.
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« Reply #134 on: July 28, 2008, 02:38:16 pm »
Welcome and спасибо Konstantin, your posts already have been most informative and your English is perfectly understandable.

Your website is tantalising for non-Russian speakers as it can be hard to navigate without understanding Russian!
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« Reply #135 on: July 28, 2008, 11:51:33 pm »
Greetings to all & sundry

Somewhat belatedly (since I've already posted a few times here), here's a quick bio: My name is Thomas L. Nielsen, Danish, born 1970, self-confessed weapons geek, living near Copenhagen.

I'm a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, and I've worked with quality management (years back, just after that asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, when ISO 9000 was fashionable  ;)) a few years back. For the past 10 years, however, I've worked for the Danish Defence Forces (as a civilian) doing quality inspection work, system safety management (weapon systems as well as explosives transport & storage) and since January 2007 I've been employed as Technical Case Officer, Small Arms.

My interests cover the whole spectrum of weapons (small arms to ICBM's) as well as other assorted military and general aerospace technology and pretty much anything else sufficiently geeky.

I'm very happy to be here, I've already learned much (granted, also some things I wish I hadn't) from this website, and I hope to be able to contribute in some small, positive way.

Added 07 SEP 2009: OK, I'm no longer in Denmark. As pr. 30 August, I've made the move to Luxembourg, to take up new duties.

Regards & all,

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« Reply #136 on: August 14, 2008, 01:14:12 am »

    As we say here in Australia " G'day all "  Jim's the name, and l have been looking for a site like this one for yonks. 

    Yes l live here in the most beautiful city on Earth, Perth Western Australia.  Scottish by birth born in 1945 ( yes some of us are that old. )
 
     Served 15 years in the RAF, followed by 2 years with BAC in Saudi Arabia. Follow that with 2 more years working for Airwork in the Sultanate of Oman.

     Now run my Own pest control business here in Perth assisted but my son.  I retire in two years, and plan to move to the Philippines with my wife.  Then l can fly flight simulators all day long.   ;D

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« Reply #137 on: August 14, 2008, 05:19:04 am »
Hi Jim
and a big welcome.
Its a great site with lots of help and advise from the sage and the wise plus a very friendly atmosphere.
Like you I can't believe my luck in finding a site like this.

Cheers
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« Reply #138 on: August 24, 2008, 06:15:33 pm »
My name is Bill Spidle. I live and work in the DFW area.
I enjoy photographing aircraft and have over 10,000
pictures here

http://www.primeportal.net/photo_home/bill_spidle_home.htm
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« Reply #139 on: August 31, 2008, 05:32:31 am »
Hi there;

I' m Erdem, from Turkey. I' m a M.Sc. student in math. The reasons I joined this website are improving my English, and my interest in military issues. I' ll take toefl test on November 14th in Poland. I have to pass it because I try to be a Ph.D. student in an another country. I' ll take it in Poland since I was accepted as an erasmus student.

Besides, I' m always interested in events which happened in WW2, and in Cold War. I don' t why, but these things always impress me. The real meaning of "Katyusha", the system of enigma machine, etc.

Anyway, thanks for having me  :)

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« Reply #140 on: September 22, 2008, 04:20:36 am »
Hi guys,

I`ve been at the forum for a long time, since it`s inception as a guest, then as a member, but only now I discovered this "Introduce Yourself" thread ::)

I`m Carlos Henriques, history teacher, portuguese, living near Lisbon. My main interests are german 1930/40`s aviation subjects, but sometimes I pinch soviet matters in that same timescale. I love the possibility to share data on this fantastic theme.

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« Reply #141 on: October 15, 2008, 12:36:37 am »
mike brown 34 wast cost u.s.a. Concept design
work classified aircraft unspecific company

i have a.d.h.d so my types sucks my design rocks throw

just had two girls few weeks ago so im getting back to normal designing again

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« Reply #142 on: November 04, 2008, 07:19:16 pm »
Hello everyone, just registered, live on the East Coast of the USA. Currently studying engineering and hope to one day make the sort of wonder jet that wows people on sites like this!  ;D

Outside this sort of stuff, as you can tell from the, umm, motif of my profile...yeah. I'm a spirited visual novel fan.
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« Reply #143 on: November 11, 2008, 06:37:30 pm »
Doug Gard a.k.a. "airrocket" some forums "retro" age 52....baby boomer....born at the dawn of the space age. Mechanical Engineer automotive industry by day  UAV, RPV RC, high power rocketry model fabricator by moonlight. Live in quiet sleepy rural small town Atlantic Iowa USA.  Love to fly high power rockets in god-forsaken locations in western USA. Collaborate with Paul Czysz, Rudy Opitz, William Escher and other old timer aerospace engineers, pilots, authors. I enjoy bringing some of the old projects to life in sub-scale form. I eat, breath and sleep X-planes (USA, German, Soviet), lifting bodies, and air-breathing propulsion. Love this site. My favorite movies are "Toward the Unknown", “Jet Pilot”, "The Right Stuff" and "The Day The Earth Stood Still".
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« Reply #144 on: November 26, 2008, 08:36:31 am »
A regular lurker around here, I thought I should say hello. I may not have much to add. However, I must say that the level of debate and courtesy is much better than the Key Publishing forums I used to regularly visit. That place used to be a decent forum to share ideas Whilst there are some good posts, it has now largely degenerated into a slanging match and a platform for petty political point scoring, pointless comparisons, insults and one-upmanship.

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« Reply #145 on: December 04, 2008, 01:42:19 pm »
Hi Everyone

I'm Charles and have always been fascinated by engineering history and 'what might have been?' Therefore this site has now become a 'must go to' place for me. It's great to know these areas of history are being explored rather than ignored as has been done by most historians at my university.

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« Reply #146 on: December 28, 2008, 10:34:03 am »
Hi im scouse and i found this place whist mooching the web for information , nice to meet you all and i hope i can participate at some point :).

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« Reply #147 on: December 28, 2008, 11:24:26 pm »
Doug Gard a.k.a. "airrocket" some forums "retro" age 52....baby boomer....born at the dawn of the space age. Mechanical Engineer automotive industry by day  UAV, RPV RC, high power rocketry model fabricator by moonlight. Live in quiet sleepy rural small town Atlantic Iowa USA.  Love to fly high power rockets in god-forsaken locations in western USA. Collaborate with Paul Czysz, Rudy Opitz, William Escher and other old timer aerospace engineers, pilots, authors. I enjoy bringing some of the old projects to life in sub-scale form. I eat, breath and sleep X-planes (USA, German, Soviet), lifting bodies, and air-breathing propulsion. Love this site. My favorite movies are "Toward the Unknown", “Jet Pilot”, "The Right Stuff" and "The Day The Earth Stood Still".


Hey Doug! :)

Anyway, Richard Burney's my name.  Like Doug, I'm involved in high power and model rocketry; we both belong to the same rocketry club here in the US Midwest.  Besides building rockets I have also written and taken photographs for several of the hobby rocketry magazines over the last decade.  I also have a strong interest in military aviation, especially stealth and other "black" aircraft, that goes back over 20 years ago when I was a teenager.  I work for a manufacturer here in Omaha, NE.  Though I've never worked for an aerospace company, I've had the privelage of working for and being instructed by those who have worked for various aerospace/defense contractors.

I've been mainly just lurking here the last two years.  I've really enjoyed some of the subjects and pictures that have shown up on this forum. :)
Richard

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« Reply #148 on: January 07, 2009, 01:00:22 pm »
Hi, I have to say I'm impressed at the wide range of backgrounds and interests sited in your comments. I think I'm the old guy here, but I can live with that.  I've been interested in aviation since I was 16 and spent a day flying over populated areas, dropping balloons with coupons attached to advertise a shopping center in upstate New York.

I spent four years in the U.S. Navy as an aviation ordnanceman, mostly working around and flying in P2Vs.  Years later I caught a hop in a P3V and thought I'd died and gone to heaven.  After the Navy I moved to California and went to work for Hughes Tool Company - Aircraft Division, working on the Mk 4 Gun Pod.  I worked for them in production test, R&D, as a tech rep (including 18 months in Vietnam), and in engineering.  The last projects I worked on for Hughes were the proposed 30mm system that used an Oerlikon gun and was built to compete for the A-10 installation (we didn't ge the contract) and the development of the Chain Gun for the Apache helicopter (We did get that contract and the Chain Gun has become one of the great hits of the armament field.)

I left Hughes in 1974 and became a professor of English.  Before I left I had accumulated experience with F4s, A6s, A4, and OV10s.  Part of me, even after all these years, still resided in aerospace.

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« Reply #149 on: January 07, 2009, 01:51:46 pm »
Interesting! Here's a patch from the Hughes GAU-9 program from http://www.usafpatches.org:



There's a fair few older members on the forum so you aren't alone ;)
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« Reply #150 on: January 07, 2009, 06:41:16 pm »
I worked briefly on the GAU/9 project.  The patch I wish I had was one I had made by Rex's in Iwakuni, Japan--they used to do custom patches for units in Vietnam--that showed Snoopy astride a Mk4, with the saying "Happiness is VC in the open" above and "Mk4 Gunpodder" below.  They were hot items and I did such a good job I ended up saving only the one that had "happiness" spelled with one "s."

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« Reply #151 on: January 08, 2009, 03:11:07 am »
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I'm 40...it's this old enough? :)

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« Reply #152 on: January 08, 2009, 08:11:49 pm »
Hello, my name is Carl. I heard recently about an air dropped weapon called the Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW). Essentially a smart cluster bomb. Instead of being loaded with bomblets that would spread and explode over a wide area, the SFW is loaded with skeets that can independently target individual vehicles, APCs and tanks. I'm told the SFW has already been used at least once in combat and was wondering where and what company is behind the design.

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« Reply #153 on: January 08, 2009, 08:14:06 pm »
Hi everyone.  I'm Chris Berman and I live in Florida with my wife Larisa and our two daughters.  I am a science fiction author who likes to use real space and weapons technology in my stories such as the NERVA nuclear rocket motor.

You can visit me on my site at www.freewebs.com/chrisbfla

I have a few article posted about getting back to the moon on the cheap, nuclear propulsion and the like.

This is a VERY cool forum!

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« Reply #154 on: January 15, 2009, 01:08:44 pm »
Another new guy. I'm a long time modeler and technical illustrator, as well as a science fiction fan. I've been keen on military technology history and such, often straying into "what if" territory. Late WWII projects of all Nations and early/alternate rocket and space projects are my favorite subjects.

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« Reply #155 on: January 24, 2009, 10:47:21 pm »
Hi, my name is William Roberts, 23 from Corpus Christi Texas. I have came across this site many-o-times but never registered. Well now I am a member and just spent a few hours looking at what I've been missing all this time. I have been in love with the FW-190 since birth but now I devote my time to Soviet xplanes. Mostly W.G.S. (Ekranoplans). I just started manufacturing my own kits. xcraftmodels.  I figure Secret Projects would be a great source of info and a good chance to meat friends. Their are not vary many people in South Texas with the same interests as me(this side of Austin) Thanks

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« Reply #156 on: January 24, 2009, 10:49:01 pm »
I ment W.I.G.

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« Reply #157 on: January 31, 2009, 04:51:14 pm »
My name is David R Townend, and I hail from Markham, Ontario, Canada.  I am currently 45 and, among other things, am an aviation writer and historian.  My passion is aircraft designations and cancelled aircraft projects.

I found this site a few weeks back and hope to become an active member.

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« Reply #158 on: January 31, 2009, 05:05:51 pm »
Welcome to the all new members. Its nice to know, that we are still growing :-)

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« Reply #159 on: February 02, 2009, 03:04:29 pm »
Hi, Im Patrick, Im 27 years old,and i live in the UK .
I have been interested in aircraft as long as i can remember!
My main interests are ww1 warplanes- inter war -ww2 warplanes -and cold war jets- Luftwaffe xplanes/46 -.experimental stuff.
I also have been making model aircraft since i was very young, and have over 100 aircraft built, and...er well.. many (too many!) unbuilt ones safely packed away in the loft...an amazing collection, that "mysteriously grows in size every few months"...er..... idont have an idea how that happens!... "Another one?" my beloved girlfriend says, as the postman drops off a package the size of (another) 1.48 Me 262....
come on guys you know where im coming from!
I also enjoy Drawing and designing aircraft,i mainly draw them "old school" by pencil.
many some "fantasy 46!" aircraft as i call them, also some more realistic designs which i hope to share with other enthusiasts.
Looking forward to finding out lots more about this fascinating subject with some real experten!
cheers!
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« Reply #160 on: February 19, 2009, 04:51:08 pm »
Hello all! My name is Tony (From the NW of England) and have been interested in everythig that flies for as long as i can remember: bugs, birds and aeroplanes... especially (due to my youthful hobby of modelling) the aircraft of the Luftwaffe between 1930-1945.

I was recommended to this Forum by  a good friend who reckoned i'd love it. He wasn't wrong  ;D

I have now been disabused of the notion that i am a genuine "Aeroplane Geek"; the folk on this Forum are WAYYYY
beyond me in the Knowledge stakes. FUN
...But... i'll try to share all of the knowledge that i have [Scanner or No!]

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« Reply #161 on: February 20, 2009, 06:06:39 pm »
It wasn't Geoff by any chance?

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« Reply #162 on: February 21, 2009, 11:47:23 pm »
I'm Boogey, a dinosaur, although still flying with all my wings, tails and still fixed undercarriage.
I'm Polish so expressions of my thoughts in English language will always be hard for me
and funny for You especially when grammar ; orthography I can always check in my dictionery.
I've found Your site while searching informations of Golden Years of Military Aviation ( 1910 - 1950 ),
so little pre First War and little post Second War.
I don't know if I can help You in Your research, but I'm sure You help me in mine.
I met here some fine guys, some of them might be girls, who knows ...
Anyway I'm interested in all what happened in military aviation history between 1910 - 1950.
In my latest post here I asked of Short S.36 Super Stirling,
for the differece between military and factory designations of Caproni bombers I will ask
at the Aerodrome forum ( they also called theirselves the best in aviation history )
and here I'll willingly get to know why the Curtiss SC Seahawk isn't the Curtiss S5C Seahawk
after CS, S2C, S3C and S4C.
My next post will be about English articles, definite and indefinite ;
both worst than a squadron of Bf 109 G on Your tail.
   
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« Reply #163 on: March 03, 2009, 01:42:16 pm »
It wasn't Geoff by any chance?

 ;D

No, it was Zebedee  ;)

PS. I'm blown away by this forum, Overscan  B)

Having Waaay Too Much Time on my hands - you have probably heard Far Too Much from me already. Probably "new toy syndrome"  :-[

I never even progressed from Lurking - i just dove right in, feet first
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« Reply #164 on: March 04, 2009, 08:27:53 pm »
I guess after tossing out some random answers in the Aviation Forum, I ought to introduce myself.  I'm Jason, in my 20's and currently an Aerospace student.  My area of study has been as broad as possible, but my most specific knowledge probably lies in propulsion and hypersonics.  I'm also headed to work for the Navy in the coming year.

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« Reply #165 on: April 05, 2009, 05:34:06 pm »
Hello everyone!  Been a member for a few months now, and figured it was about time to introduce myself - I'm fulcy (but you can call me Rob).  Love aircraft, mainly WWII vintage.  I've been browsing the forums, and am impressed by the number of helpful people here.  Great stuff!

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« Reply #166 on: April 16, 2009, 02:14:56 pm »
Howdy folks....
Call me Mike.... just a regular guy who loves everything that flies...

Been in the UAV Gig for 20 years.....
Been fly'in RC Planes for 35 years....
Here you can see a few of my recent exploits!!!

This is a few years old… electric 2 meter plane. Not real good Knife Edge
Performer… but a lot of fun otherwise….
http://www.giantcircus.com/Videos/FUNTANA140S.wmv

This is a recent airshow I flew at the Cable Airport in Southern
California
http://www.giantcircus.com/Videos/SX-Cable-2009.wmv


This is the Team Flying Circus 3D Fly-In help in ’07 at Las Vegas…
I was flying the Orange and red and white and blue Super Extra in the
5 plane Torque Roll
http://www.giantcircus.com/Videos/TDIII_Part_2_Hi-Res.wmv



This was a flyin I went to in SoCal near the Mexican border…
Altitude about 50 feet BELOW Sea Level…. Very thick air!
http://www.giantcircus.com/Videos/WWWIII_P2.wmv



Old Super Extra Video I did with Ron and my planes
http://www.giantcircus.com/Videos/SX_Shuler-Stroup.wmv


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« Reply #167 on: May 03, 2009, 01:56:02 pm »
Howdy from an opinionated former Jarhead !
Wife calls me Paul, but I will answer to just about
everything.
Native Texan - Boomer - Texas Aggie - Armorer
Recently put on long term disability
from my CAD Manager/Tech job with Civil firm - Now
working on recovery in Southern Arkansas while fishing,
researching/documenting 8th AF personnel before they
are gone (384th BG), I love to research anything. Whatifs
are like the moonbase they promised us back during the
Space Race, all those forward thinkers pushing the envelop.
As a Jarhead, I got to wear the Blues and travel the world
on Uncle's Dime, altho some of his side trips were beau coup
exciting than the ones on Princess cruises! But heck the way
the world is going even Princess liners may have to install deck
guns.

Here's my whatif.....Piracy Eliminator - Take a midsized freighter
or tanker and rig her as a Q-Ship like they did in the World Wars.
Sail in to infested waters let em hit you - Surprise instead of a meek
little merchant marine crew - pirates find a picked crew of troopers
armed and willing to resist - When you are finished sail away change
disguise - and back in you go until either the pirates are finished or
they surrender.

Gotta go -
Semper Fi
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« Reply #168 on: May 07, 2009, 08:01:28 am »
Greetings. Names Robert, one or two of you might know me from some other forums but I’m a very recent arrival to this place, fantastic expertise and archives here. I don’t think I can contribute much on the unbuilt projects subjects, but I got tired of lurking real quick.

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« Reply #169 on: May 17, 2009, 10:32:33 am »
Hello fellow aircraft aficionados. I'm a 24 year old Swede who have been interested in air- and spacecrafts since I was 5-6 years old. I have done a few aircraft models: Junkers Ju-87 Stuka, P-51D Mustang (Swedish marks), McDonnell-Douglas Skyhawk OA-4M Outlaws (two-seated version of the A-4), Mikojan Mig-29, Saab J-35F Draken, De Havilland Vampire FB.5 and last a two-seated Sukhoi Su-27 that I haven't yet finished building; poor model have waited 2 years to get all missiles and landing gear, a paint job and marks. I have also read a bit on the subject of aerospace.

I used to be interested mostly in very early aircrafts (19th and early 20th Century), and Swedish and Soviet/Russian airplanes, but I've gotten more and more diversified. Recently I've got a fascination of German aircrafts that were or was about to be made at the end of WWII and of advanced planes like TSR-2, Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow, NAA Rapier etc that didn't get into service. I have also got interested in tanks, boats (especially submarines) and missiles.

My other interests include Science/Speculative Fiction in its various sub-genres and in various medias, OTR (Old Time Radio), pulp novels, music (jazz, classic, pop and rock from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's) and popular science.
To the heroism of the Resistance Fighters -- past, present and future -- this post is respectfully dedicated.

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« Reply #170 on: May 18, 2009, 08:13:30 pm »
Greetings.  I am Mike Hiner and a member of the Commemorative Air Force, in the Houston area.  I am working on a story concept on Japanese aircraft that were painted with US markings.  There are many references to the submarine I-400 project, but nothing on land based bombers, or Japanese Navy torpedo planes.  The article will be for the CAF newsletter.  In addition to the CAF I volunteer in the Texas State Guard and Civil Air Patrol for disaster response work.  It is a busy life and keeps me off the streets.
Cheers,
Mike

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« Reply #171 on: May 19, 2009, 01:26:23 pm »
 Hi, im a Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Brazil, and i have a true love for anything that flies.

 I have some loose connections to to the aircraft world.

  When he was young my father worked as accountant at a construction firm who constructed the CTA ( Brazilian aeronautical technological centre )
 
Currently I live next to a airport, and one of my main clients is located in front of another one.

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« Reply #172 on: May 21, 2009, 01:53:43 pm »
Dear All,
i always surf on the web looking for the most modern military aviation information.
this forum is one of the "jewels" of the crown on this.
i've been crazy about fighters (specially) since i was a kid, my father used to be a naval aviator in the argentine navy, and he was a F4U Corsair instructor, i guess it is in my genes.
i love the YF-23, X-29 and everything between the F-4E and the Pak-Fa & F/A-XX.
i ve built more than 100 model kits and usually go to Air Shows in the US (California, Nevada and Texas).
currently live in Mexico, and always searches for next generation things.
never miss flateric or overscan's post

it is a previlege to have found you.

greetings to all,
Mariano.

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« Reply #173 on: July 15, 2009, 04:24:45 pm »
I've been visiting for some time, but never had anything worth saying...

I read Aerospace America (IIRC) until our city library discontinued most of the 'technicals'. I got Scott Brinn's APR until the postal rates soared. I'm still in BIS...


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« Reply #174 on: July 22, 2009, 01:46:34 pm »
Hi everyone, i am from Lithuania, my name is Andrey (in English that would be Andrew, that's why my account name such is), i am 19 years old, student. From childhood i am interesting in aviation, but ,truelly, the bigest interest lies on russian aircraft, that were flying in my homeland sky, when we was a part of the USSR. By the way i am living near that place where crashed russian Su-27 fighter in Lithuania. By the time i don't have anything else to say . ;)

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« Reply #175 on: August 05, 2009, 08:58:59 pm »
Hi, I'm an Aussie tissue pathologist in his late 30s, happily married to a Canadian. I use this handle elsewhere so I'd like to keep my real life separate.

I've been a complete airplane nut ever since someone gave me an Airfix kit of an A-1J Skyraider for my sixth birthday. A former Spitfire fanatic, I now devote my aerospace historical interests to the dawn of the missile age and the technical history of AAM development (including the associated avionics and intended carrier aircraft), with a particular bias towards the UK (for which I blame Tony Buttler and Chris Gibson. It's all your fault, gentlemen, but thank you so very, very much).

I am on the eternal quest for the One Book which will explain Everything I Ever Wanted to Know in Excruciating Detail! To paraphrase Tolkien: One Book to Tell It All, One Dream to Find It. One Press to Print It Out, and In Hardback Bind It.

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« Reply #176 on: August 16, 2009, 08:35:11 pm »
Howdie all, Phil Peterson from Kearns, Utah (USA).  A little late to the party but finally made it.

I am 48 (soon to be 49) and am currently a Methods Analyst (means I put policies and procedures into our website).  I am an Air Force brat as my Dad put in 28 years and retired as a CMSgt.  I have been in every one of the lower 48 States, a couple of Provinces in Canada and England (but I was 4 when I left and don't remember much).

I have been interested in aviation all of my life and started building models when I was 6 (yep, an airplane).  I will build most anything with aircraft, armor and sci-fi my main interests.  I love aircraft from small countries and found the What If Modelers site a couple years ago.  I mainly just put kits in alternate markings but have at least one kitbash planned.

Been here to see a couple of the ideas floating around.  Not sure how much I can contribute but I have a bunch of aviation pics on the web and will post pics of my models.

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« Reply #177 on: September 05, 2009, 04:23:35 pm »
I'm Paul Norwood, I'm 52.  I hold dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.

I've been interested in aviation all of my life, I've been an avid model builder since I was in grade-school, and I since 1974 I've held a pilots license.

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« Reply #178 on: September 25, 2009, 08:34:12 am »
Hi, I'm Nick and a few of you have met me on What-if Modelers as Nick or on ARC as BigNick.

I dropped in to look at the Boeing-Lockheed Space Shuttle concept cos I'm building a resin model of one for SMW Telford 2009.

Gotta dash now, work fire alarm is going off!

Nick  ;D

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« Reply #179 on: October 02, 2009, 04:04:31 am »
Hi, my username is 'Mascaret'. I am an aeronautical engineer, aviation historian (the author of the British Built Aircraft book series), past Head of Future Projects at Westland Helicopters, aircraft owner, pilot, photographer and curently involved in armoured vehicle projects.

Wide interests and a wide experience...

Ron

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« Reply #180 on: October 03, 2009, 01:15:23 pm »
Hello my name is Shawn and I found this website while doing some research on various aircraft manufactured by the Republican Aviation Corporation. As a film collector I buy/sell various films from many sources and the main reason I signed up for this forum was to share and collect information for some films I recently purchased that once belonged to a former employee of Republic Aviation. These films were stored in a hangar on LI and many hadn't been watched or looked at in over 40 years. Some are like brand new and have never been projected! Apparently they were tossed out when Republic closed and the employee saved the films from being thrown out.

The film collection is astounding in a historical context. With help from your forum I have been able to identify/confirm the following aircraft from the 1940's - 1970's: T46-A "Eaglet", XF-103, XF-91, F105 in every category, AP-100 VTOL, P-47, F-84, A-10, plus many more. All in all I believe I have 250,000 ft of old film footage with just about everything Republic worked on since the early 1950's - 1970's up until they closed their doors. The most amazing footage being from the "Project Fire" Nasa Apollo Project which Republic was involved in.

If anyone has any questions pertaining to the collection or would like me to post a picture of any aircraft let me know and I will see what I can do:)

Thanks,
Shawn





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« Reply #181 on: October 03, 2009, 05:01:54 pm »
Hi Shawn, welcome to the site. Sounds like a fascinating collection.

Personally, I would be very interested in XF-103 footage, AP-100, basically stuff on unbuilt projects - wind tunnel models, mockups, etc. Oh, and anything related to the Republic TFX or FX (F-15) designs of course.



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« Reply #182 on: October 03, 2009, 07:34:52 pm »
Hi Shawn, welcome to the site. Sounds like a fascinating collection.

Personally, I would be very interested in XF-103 footage, AP-100, basically stuff on unbuilt projects - wind tunnel models, mockups, etc. Oh, and anything related to the Republic TFX or FX (F-15) designs of course.




Thanks for the welcome! I'm still going through films and am amazed at the history in some of these films. I just found a 2,000 ft reel of the SD-3 "Snooper"and the SD-4 "Swallow". I would post pics if I knew how? Do you have an email I could send to you and maybe you could post them here?
Thanks,
Shawn

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« Reply #183 on: October 04, 2009, 12:14:41 am »
Shawn, users normally have to make 3 posts to "unlock" the ability to post pictures. I have unlocked you manually, so you can now post images - where it says "Attach" below the text area, click "browse" and choose the picture you want. The picture has to be 1mb or smaller in size. Click "more attachments" to add extra images, up to 8.

This feature was introduced to stop hackers from exploiting a flaw in a previous version of the forum software that allowed hacking into the forum by uploading a special malicious JPG picture containing code. I have kept it like this as a security measure.
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« Reply #184 on: October 04, 2009, 03:52:55 am »
i am airman aka  Francesco Guglielmino , 35 years old (that i don't feel ) from Pisa, the passion for aircraft is born during my childhood , i was expected to make pilot , but for my miopia is impossible ! But passion for aviation rocks !  ;D
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« Reply #185 on: October 23, 2009, 05:04:35 am »
Hello, my name is Eric and I'm from the USA. I stumbled upon this forum by accident while browsing other sites looking for information and pics about Project Habakkuk for a model project I'm currently building.
I've been interested in all sorts of military secret projects for a long time ever since a high school friend told me about the first F-117 that crashed near Bakersfield CA back in 1986 IIRC?  But my favorite to read and research about is stealth aircraft and Area 51. I even have a whole bookshelf littered with books dedicated to stealth aircraft.
Anyway, I'm quite impressed by this site and will be browsing the forums quite a lot.  :) Lots of good subject matter here. ;)

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« Reply #186 on: October 24, 2009, 04:09:42 pm »
Hi --

I'm Daniel Brenton, and I stumbled across the forum while I was looking for images from the old Ivan Tors series Men Into Space.  I'm the coauthor (with David S. Michaels, no relation to Clancy's Dave Michaels) of the Moon Race thriller Red Moon, and was fortunate to have the direct involvement of Astronautix.com's Mark Wade when we were writing the novel.

I spent many, many hours as a child devouring every book on space travel I could find at my local library, and visiting the Space Projects sub-forum here is a little like revisiting my childhood.  My nearsightedness (and my weak grasp on mathematics) eliminated any possibility of serious thought about personal participation in the American space program, but I can't help myself but fixate on our species' slow crawl out of the cradle, toward the "high frontier."

I'm very pleased to have found this forum.

-- Daniel

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« Reply #187 on: October 24, 2009, 04:17:12 pm »
welcome to this Forum mr Brenton

i hope you like it
I love Strange Technology

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« Reply #188 on: November 22, 2009, 10:16:17 pm »
Hi, my name is Stéphane GUERRERO, I'm french and I'm living near from Chartres (famous gothic Cathedral). I build models at 1/72 scale, I love french planes (and some others), prototypes and what-if subjects.

I will post soon some pictures of my models, maybe this evening...

And excuse me because I speak english as a spanish cow! ;D

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« Reply #189 on: November 22, 2009, 11:12:06 pm »
Spanish cows?

Never heard about that :D

Saludos,

Antonio

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« Reply #190 on: November 23, 2009, 05:00:51 am »
Spanish cows here  :D
Saludos
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« Reply #191 on: November 23, 2009, 07:49:55 am »
Greetings Everyone, Names Angus. I have been following aircraft since I was a little boy, always found them interesting, which led me to flying ultralights at age 12 and then moving up to single and twin engine planes along with my license. Though thanks to some injuries when I worked as a Leo, Law Enforcement Officer, I had to stop and haven't really gone back to get my license back. But never less still very much in to aircraft, even as a kid I tried designing them with pencil and paper.

I have lurked a bit just reading the stuff you guys are posting, I totally forgot to introduce myself.

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« Reply #192 on: November 23, 2009, 04:46:42 pm »
"Spanish cow" This is typically french to say that somebody doesn't speak well a language. For example, me, I'm a very bad english speaker and writer! I apologize for that...

Mr Miranda, your job is very interesting!

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« Reply #193 on: December 03, 2009, 01:23:29 am »
Hello I am new in the forum ... I like drawing military aircrafts and specially I like very mach F-16 body frame since I think it is a platform for applied technology for feature A/C releases and design.

I would like to try to draw a stealth version of F-16 body frame and a capability of VSTOL.

 I will keep the frame lightweight high manuvarebility

 Please stay tunes.

Also if anyone has info, pdf for F-16 design and VSTOL please post.

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« Reply #194 on: December 03, 2009, 03:17:25 am »
Thanks for the explanation CA 700. Guess I'm a Spanish Cow too ;D

I agree with you about Mr Miranda and enjoy very much his sense of humour too.

Antonio

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« Reply #195 on: December 05, 2009, 02:54:46 pm »
Ok here goes. I design airplanes - small jets primarily - at the stage that goes from clean sheet to prelim/advanced design. When possible I try to stay in the design loop as far as flight test.

My goal in my life is to have as little unbuilt projects as possible ;D

So far I have one unbuilt (the SafireJet) against three built (Diamond D-JET, Epic Victory and Epic Escape).

A few things now in the pipeline... this forum is a fantastic source of information for my work.

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« Reply #196 on: December 10, 2009, 03:42:41 am »
Hello,
I'm Adrien, 30, from France. I've been exploring this forum lately, and I'm really impressed. I thought I would drop a word here before posting.
I'm mainly interested in French aircraft from the 1930s to 1950s, my favourite being the 1930s racers. But you can easily catch my attention with aircraft from other countries :)
I tried my hand at 3D modelling various years ago, and I've started again recently. I still have much to learn but hope to get at least decent results in the future.
Adrien

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« Reply #197 on: December 10, 2009, 06:42:47 am »
Sois le bienvenu, Adrien ! J'ai l'impression qu'il y a de plus en plus de Français par ici...  ;)

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« Reply #198 on: December 22, 2009, 04:24:41 am »
He oui les gars...

Hi I am renaud

I am located in france, aged 46.

my job is sharkit.com,
 
I am also interested in sci-fi
(and run Alterra1.com)

thank you all

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« Reply #199 on: December 22, 2009, 07:57:52 am »
Ze welcome friend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D :D ;) ;D ;) ;) ;) :) :) :) :)
 

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« Reply #200 on: December 22, 2009, 08:17:17 am »
Good aftairnoon... Zis iz Inspecter Clouseau... I wood love two find out how many Frenchmen hang around in zis great pleis...

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« Reply #201 on: December 22, 2009, 08:21:54 am »
imite le cri du camenbert pour voir...

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« Reply #202 on: January 05, 2010, 08:41:43 pm »
This is David...aka Bomiwriter.  Left a message or two in secret projects section on SORTIE and asking about trade of some items for old Russian winged spaceplane model photos, destriptions, etc.

I'm retired, held vey high security clearances to handle SPADATS Intel, Space Surveillance System Data and held them on-off for 18 years.  Nam era Vet too.

Comm helio pilot, had several Brantly B-2, B-2B and actually salvaged wrecked aircraft in Alaska with them!  Got pics to prove it.  Also, A&P maintenance tech for many years and upon reflection, really don't know why or how I trod the path of space projects since I have written aviation history for AAHS Journal, some other Rags over the years, etc.  There is 30 plus years of research into the realm of Paranormal (Fate magazine, PSI-spionage article), and ancient history such as Knights Templar history, Crusades,  various methods of cooking edible beans (just kidding, but I make my own fiery Habanero refried beans), and other unique history worth reading.

Panned for gold outside Fairbanks...some creeks crossing the highway to Yukon River and either ran into black sand, found some red stones, like duh-tossed back into the creek, and some flake now and then.  Not rich form it but was fun.

Motorcycles.............ah jeez, look out.  Luuuvvv British iron...the old stuff.  Wish I had back my 58 Aerial Square 4, my 850 Norton Commando...a smoker that after installing Boyer Ignition system, and had 72 Triumph Trident and that one, I'd like to own another pusrod rattler again hopefully before becoming stiff and unmovable.

My first bike like a first woman, is never forgotten.  I bought a brand spanking new A65-2L 1964 BSA Lightning that was sort of orange and black trim on the two side panels.  Looked the same as the cover boke on the Cycle World test of it, and by golly it got up to 118MPH indicated once during an imbibed race with a Pontiac GTO on a dark unlit road near the huge BMEWS project/radar tracker site.  Also whipped on  a new 64 Triumph T-120 Bonniville but the dude claimed it was strictly out of tune...didn't sound like it as we began the race.

Ah...those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end....so goes the ditty song.

I collect loads of Dyna Soar Project stuff, various projects not built, collect photos, used to do aviation photography and have a nice collection...say, anybody want to trade for those outstanding EE P-1 (with the oval egg-shaped intake) prototype shots I saw in Aviaiton Week eons ago?  Love that bird anf the proto Cranberry...it was powder blue I believe.  If it has wings, I'd be interested.

Also, what does it take to obtain a top secret clearance in this outfit??  Don't tell Ortionblaster that I said this, but he sayz he is printing up my Bell orbital saucer project in his APR.  Hope it is acceptable to those who understand the interest in Lenticular shaped space projects.
That's it.  Hang tuff guys and have a good day. 
Question?  Is there such a dish as kidney-mushroom pie?  Don't ask where that came from, I don't know, just wondering if such a British dish exists.
Happy new year and good fortunes.
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« Reply #203 on: January 05, 2010, 08:53:31 pm »
"Top Secret" simply requires you to have a certain number of posts. It doesn't determine what access you get to the site. "Senior Member" status give access to a couple of extra forums, this is manually bestowed by me on particular users who make interesting posts or otherwise deserve recognition.

There is a British dish called Steak and Kidney Pie.
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« Reply #204 on: January 06, 2010, 01:00:11 pm »
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There is a British dish called Steak and Kidney Pie.

...and steak and kidney pudding too....

But.... for The. Best. Pies. go here,

http://www.madorourkes.com/


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« Reply #205 on: January 17, 2010, 04:52:14 am »
 :) Xin chao,my full name's Nguyen Luong Le Bao,actually I'm just 14 years old(this year),I'm interesting in aviation technologies and I also like to drawing aircrafts on paper.I live in HCM city,Viet Nam
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« Reply #206 on: January 17, 2010, 05:01:40 am »
Welcome Vietcong! I've got a feeling you're now the youngest member of this forum, so I hope you don't get bullied around by the some of the big guys...  ;)

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« Reply #207 on: January 17, 2010, 05:45:10 am »
Thanks, I see that I'm the special one because people under 15 was not allowed.

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« Reply #208 on: January 23, 2010, 05:38:39 am »
But I also know that one more member in this forum is like me.I think his nickname's Chicken kana.

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« Reply #209 on: January 23, 2010, 06:29:52 am »
Thanks, I see that I'm the special one because people under 15 was not allowed.

It is not good to blindly follow the rules, you should rather understand, why they were created. The age criteria was set because the subject of the forum requires at least basic knowledge how the aircrafts work and some knowledge about their development and history. We simply don't want the too young members that will start senseless debates about the flying triangles and pure fictive designs from the Ace Combat. I personally don't have any problem with even 8 years old member who registered only to see the images (without posting). But I have the problem with the 40 years old member that for example say that the aircraft from the Ace Combat is secretly flying from the hangar at Groom lake.

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« Reply #210 on: February 10, 2010, 01:46:46 pm »
Hi All,

I registered already a while ago, mainly to see the images.

I'm 30 years, come from Belgium and live currently in the Netherlands. I'm fluent in German, French, English and understand some Dutch. My profession is IT OSA specialist for a big brand. I'm just interested in military aviation and the related high tech, and for most of my childhood i was dreaming to become a F16 jokey :) Nowadays my big passion is electro-acoustic stimulation and i like special beer tasting sessions.

Unfortunately i have no connection to any aviation related business, so i'll be unable to contribute much to this excellent forum.
I enjoy the high standard of the posts; the research and graphical works here.

Thanks to all the contributors.
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« Reply #211 on: February 12, 2010, 07:16:37 am »
Greetings from Indonesia


I'm 22 years old University student in University of Airlangga , Indonesia

I'm just an Aviation fans who got impressed by quality of post here ..i registered with a hope to gain more knowledge and "educations" related to aviation and especially the aircraft designs in General .


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« Reply #212 on: February 21, 2010, 10:27:10 am »
Hi gang. I'm from Derby England, home of the Rolls Royce engines of course although I don't work for them!!

I'm a general tech fan but I've always been interested in aircraft (was brought up by ex RAF couple) particularly high altitude experimental aircraft and spacecraft.

Found the site as I was googling reviews of the Secret Project book series and this forum turned up in the results! Just bought Military Space Technology and the one on the British Rocketry programme. Saw the rocket site at the Needles last year.

Hope to have some lively chat!!

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« Reply #213 on: February 21, 2010, 12:20:40 pm »
Welcome nitebot!

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« Reply #214 on: March 07, 2010, 11:31:27 am »
I just realized i havent introduced myself here , despite being a member for quite a while...how rude of me!

So ,hello everyone, i'm E. Soare , i'm 28( i think!) and i'm from Romania , but i live in Britain now, being self-employed. Its a great country to live in ,really. My aviation interest ( or should i say , enthusiasm) started like for many of us here , since i was a kid. I have no connection with the aviation industry tho , and my flying "experience" is limited  to few rides aboard an Airbus! Currently my main interests are russian aviation aircraft /aircraft projects, always admired them for doing so much with so little, especially in recent times. The closest i ever got to Mig(-21) so far was when i was  a conscript in a RO Paratrooper regiment , i'm sure some of you heard of Boboc AF training base...offcourse, i wasnt allowed to see it up close , nor allowed to hitch a ride aboard an An-2 ... :(

Also, regretably i'm not in position to contribute with any interesting info on this forum , as i get my own from various books available to the general public and to most of you aswell, and offcourse the internet, especially here  !

What i enjoy most about this place , is not only the enourmous wealth of aviation information here , but also that is a calm and respectful medium for discussion, which is quite rare these days.

Thanks for having me here.
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« Reply #215 on: March 07, 2010, 01:15:22 pm »
Thanks for the introduction, and congratulations on your English, which is quite good considering it's not your mother tongue!

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« Reply #216 on: March 07, 2010, 01:56:40 pm »
... congratulations on your English, which is quite good considering it's not your mother tongue!

Thanks Stargazer, funny thing is i keep hearing that about my speaking aswell from quite alot pf peoples...probably they dont hear very well tho! :D

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« Reply #217 on: March 17, 2010, 06:05:35 pm »
Hi, Saladudo here. I'm a would-be planes designer but not real planes. In fact, I model them for X-Plane (the flight sim) and keep most of them for myself since I hardly get any of them finished.


Sneak peek. This one works and I have uploaded it at http://x-plane.org/. What is it? Well, what does it look like?


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« Reply #218 on: April 14, 2010, 08:28:14 pm »
About time I said hello!

I'm based in the UK (but you knew that already from the picture ;)) and my (completely amateur) interests are primarily space/space tourism related - eg Virgin Galactic.  Hence the login and the rather narrow focus of my forum posts! I'm also interested in aerospace technology more generally, as well as history (very few truely original ideas in my experience).

I love the very high signal to noise ratio on this site; it really is an education. Both the breadth and depth of forum members' knowledge never ceases to impress. (My wife would probably say that my so-called 'rocket obsession' won't be helped by hanging out with a bunch of other obsessives ...)

P.S. My login is aspirational, I don't have the funds to make it real at current prices :(
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« Reply #219 on: May 03, 2010, 05:01:44 pm »
Hi all,
I'm a former member who's decided to resume aerospace research for possible employment in the fairly far future.  My Dad was an aerospace engineer and I'm familiar with the field.  Theoretical designs of supersonic-capable civilian and military aircraft are my main interest.

I live in San Francisco, California and will attend Fall, 2010 classes, starting in computers (I have past professional experience) and then graduating to aerospace engineering elsewhere at a university.

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« Reply #220 on: June 03, 2010, 06:15:15 am »
Hi!
I`m Shadow81, from Argentina.
I`m here to learn, specially about "blackbirds" and NASA X-planes.
Sorry for my grammar if I do a mistake.
I Hope to find a lot of friends. :D
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« Reply #221 on: June 03, 2010, 07:54:20 am »
Welcome aboard, Shadow!

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« Reply #222 on: June 03, 2010, 12:10:07 pm »
Located out of Utah, United States (yes there IS actually a "state" between Colorado and Nevada  :P ) ex-wingnut still working for Uncle Sam and I have ALWAYS been interested in aviation and space. Both programs and vehicles. This is (I can tell already) a site I'm going to be spending WAY too much time on but I'm SO glad I found it. Way more information that I ever knew was out there...
(And yes, I WAS afraid to ask  ;D )

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« Reply #223 on: June 03, 2010, 01:25:20 pm »
Hi Randy, good to have you with us :)

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« Reply #224 on: June 04, 2010, 04:17:44 am »
Thanks Stargazer2006!
How can I see your site?
It´s a very interesting stuff!!! :o
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« Reply #225 on: June 04, 2010, 05:18:54 am »
Thanks Stargazer2006!
How can I see your site?
It´s a very interesting stuff!!! :o

My site on Scaled Composites and all things Rutan can be found at this address:
http://stargazer2006.online.fr

Enjoy! And write some feedback if you can...  ;)

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« Reply #226 on: June 04, 2010, 09:31:29 am »
Well, guess it is time to stop ghosting this forum and say hello.

Hello, my name is Layne and I am a military/spaceflight/ tech/hardware addict.

*Everyone says "Hi Layne" at this point*

My lady and I reside in Little Rock Arkansas, USA. My day job is as a Health Physicist for the State of Arkansas (Yes Virgina there is an Arkansas  ;D), even though I am a chemist by education. In the evenings and on weekends we run a small hobby business specializing in rocketry, PembertonTechnologies.com, out of our 400 square foot shop. I have been interested in military, aviation and space hardware since I can remember, so mainlining all the information that you folks so graciously provide is been a joy. But there are ulterior motives for being on this forum as well, I am always on the hunt for new ideas to turn into rocket designs.
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« Reply #227 on: June 09, 2010, 04:18:58 am »
Hi Stargazer2006!
I was at your blog.
It´s a PARADAISE!!!! :) ;) :D ;D :o
Thanks a lot.
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« Reply #228 on: June 29, 2010, 04:12:25 am »
Hi all,

I'm Eric from the Philippines.

My hobby is designing and building card models of Luft'46 aircraft. 
I stumbled upon this amazing site while digging up info for my current design project -- the Heinkel P.1078B.   :)

Really great stuff you've got here.

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« Reply #229 on: June 29, 2010, 06:16:33 am »
Hi All!
I'm Luca and I live in Italy: thank you for creating this wonderful forum. Thanks to all for all your work!  :D

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« Reply #230 on: July 18, 2010, 06:42:29 pm »
Hello all!  My name is Matt and am 38 years old and currently live in Virginia, USA.  I have grown up around airplanes and worked with them and around them all my adult life.  I look forward to reading the great inputs here and hopefully contributing also. :)

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« Reply #231 on: August 13, 2010, 11:45:26 am »
Hmm, it appears I've not seen this thread before today. My apologies in advance for not introducing myself properly before.

My name is Dale, and I live in Louisiana (the state the Shuttles' External Tanks got built). I'm a bookworm and nerd with long hair, an interest in science, technology, and things that go fast and go boom from as far back as I can remember. Right now watching all these nice rockets and hypersonic toys NASA and the military's been flying satisfies my speed/kaboom quotient, though it used to be Star Wars, Star Trek, and video games.

I used to design spaceships and airplanes with MSPaint (remember that thread I posted?), but haven't at all lately due to RL, work, reddit, and Borderlands...

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« Reply #232 on: September 24, 2010, 07:39:02 pm »
Hello, I'm TimothyC.  I'm from a lot of places, but I am not "Timmy C".

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« Reply #233 on: September 25, 2010, 08:21:42 am »
I missed my chance to chime in on my stance in the UFO thread, so I'll work it into my introduction. I am a systems administrator (vmware) from Texas that loves Aerospace and especially classified projects. My stance, which has been highly controversial to many SPF members, is that I use social engineering in my quest for the "secret stuff" instead of patiently waiting for it to eventually see the light of day.
For example, I don't believe in alien visitations or government anti-gravity. But I do believe that if there are classified platforms out there, "ufo nuts" are likely to unwittingly spot them first. This is why I created http://www.nomorestupidlights.com/.  People apparently want to spend a lot of time photographing "strange things in the sky". Might as well help them find what I am looking for. :)
I do not have metrics as to whether the site has been successful in reducing the amount of UFO claims out there, but I have seen a substantial rise in the use of the phrase "stupid lights" to criticize many a silly picture and video posted on the web. If the site helps even one person take a better picture of a classified platform, then I consider it a success.

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« Reply #234 on: October 05, 2010, 12:16:15 pm »
Hello, I'm TimothyC.  I'm from a lot of places, but I am not "Timmy C".
Hayoooo, what's happening mang? I Googled my Bulldog-class starship (it's right at the bottom) yesterday for the lulz, and I found your Hugo-class consular ship conversion. Did the idea take off anywhere? Also, I was thinking the nose where you took out the bow phaser strip, you can install sensors and a probe launcher or something.

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« Reply #235 on: November 29, 2010, 09:25:54 am »
Greetings everybody. I am Arjen, a 51-year old Dutchman. I used to be an aquatic ecologist, currently software-engineercomputer programmer. A fascination with anything that flies got a little out of control.

I am posting this mainly because I have some pictures to upload. I understand you need to post some text-messages before you get posting rights. Here's hoping it works.

<edit> It did. Thanks. </edit>
<edit2>Changed job description - too many real engineers here</edit2>
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« Reply #236 on: December 26, 2010, 10:42:05 am »
Evening all, I'm Clive, I'm retired & located near Salisbury, UK. I'm not sure that I'll be able to contribute much but I do have some areas of intense interest.

Early British inspired ATGWs. I used have a number of Malkaras, Vigilants, Swingfires & I even had the launch box for Clevite. I would dearly love to find out more about Clevite. For some 14 years I used to run a Hornet/Malkara (hence my user name) not widely known is that Hornet was conceived to be a launcher for Orange William (hence my avatar). I find it a tragedy that the only known surviving OW once on display at Bovington Tank Museum has disappeared. Over the years I have been unable to ever find drawings of the tracked OW launcher FV426. Although I have drawings of the tracked Malkara launcher based on Centurion.

I have some military vehicles (Humber Pig, Shorland & 2 Wolves) & some trailers that includes the Radar Target Simulator No.2 Mk 1 which was part of Yellow River. The Shorland at one stage was fitted with Vigilants & I run a site that is gradually being constructed for this type of armoured Land Rover http://www.shorlandsite.com/ This was to try to record accurate information as I find both my Shorland & Humber Pig appear in wikipedia with incorrect information.

I have an interest in WW2 IR. This includes a Tabby Type 'E' complete with its MoS label which is still working. I have a fair number of wartime IR documents that are not even at the Tank Museum. I am fascinated by MoS projects especially the ones that didn't make it.

I am an avid collector of original British Army technical documents more or less any subject (except guns & uniforms) but anything from guided weapons to administration to field sanitation covering any period, the oldest being from 1883. At the last estimate the pile would be about 110 ft high. My latest acquisition is a 1960s project report by Shorts on their contribution to Project Prodigal.

I have been a licensed radio amateur since 1964 starting as G8ADP then G4MBS. Although I don't have much time for it now my main interest was 10 GHz mainly tropo scatter, in the 1970s my main source for equipment was from dismantling radar equipment for waveguide & components.

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« Reply #237 on: December 31, 2010, 11:17:03 am »
Quote
Evening all, I'm Clive, I'm retired & located near Salisbury, UK. I'm not sure that I'll be able to contribute much but I do have some areas of intense interest.

Welcome....

Are you the bloke who wrote this?

http://www.warwheels.net/images/FV1620HornetArticleElliott.pdf

If so, I for one, would be most interested in learning more about the FV4010 tracked Malkara launcher....


cheers,
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« Reply #238 on: December 31, 2010, 11:43:09 am »
Robin, yes that's me.
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« Reply #239 on: January 03, 2011, 10:04:49 am »
That reply was from my phone. PC back on now transferring to a new HD there should be a better image somewhere, anyway this one was already in photobucket to be going on with.


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« Reply #240 on: January 03, 2011, 01:11:22 pm »
Thanks for that, enjoyed your article....


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« Reply #241 on: January 03, 2011, 02:48:13 pm »
I guess I better introduce myself since I've been registered for a while....

My name is Anthony, I'm from Australia although my family background is (mainly) East European (I'm quite the mongrel actually  ;)). I'm 42 years old. In my younger days I use to be into sky diving and did a bit of glider flying. I've always been interested in military related subjects and spent the late 80's and early 90's in and out of uniform.

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« Reply #242 on: January 03, 2011, 07:26:19 pm »
Blue Skies, Husar
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« Reply #243 on: January 11, 2011, 12:05:14 pm »
Hello all

I've been a lurker on here for a good while now and decided it was time to start posting the odd thing here or there. I learn so much from the posts on this site and am not sure I have enough knowledge to be as influential but we'll see where I can stick my penny in.

I'm a 42 yr old Scot living in Southern England and did serve (a good few years ago) as an officer in the RAF. I'm interested in all aspects of transport but aircraft of all shapes and sizes has been me first love since I went to the RAF Leuchars airshow when I was still in the pram... the smell of hot dogs and kerosene is imprinted into my memory!

I do a bit of drawing and whilst not up to the standard of some of the amazing artists I've come to appreciate on here, I do gain inspiration to further my work so who knows what I'll be posting. ;)

My favourite aircraft would be the TSR2, almost everything built by Fairey or anything with a contra-prop set up... which probably says an awful lot about me  ;D

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« Reply #244 on: February 01, 2011, 09:03:27 am »
I apologise, that as a newbie, I should really have introduced myself before posting. I'm a recently retired silver surfer, who is now able to spend more time on his favourite interest, that of helicopter development in the early postwar period.

Which is how I ended up here...a very interesting site with a lot of information that I had not previously seen. Many thanks to those who run the site, and I hope I will be able to contribute something of interest in the future.

fenestronfred.

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« Reply #245 on: February 01, 2011, 09:07:01 am »
I'm a recently retired silver surfer

And what is THAT supposed to be, when it's not space alien Norrin Radd from planet Zenn-la, exiled on Earth by world devourer Galactus?!?  ???


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« Reply #246 on: February 01, 2011, 09:22:24 am »
Sorry, I'll explain it a bit better, I'm a recently retired engineer and people my age who use the net seem to be labelled as silver surfers (colour of hair). Though as I'm bald that does not work for me. Nothing alien I assure you.

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« Reply #247 on: February 01, 2011, 09:28:39 am »
Thanks for clarifying!!!  :D

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« Reply #248 on: February 01, 2011, 12:59:04 pm »
I have been around for a while but I have only read the topics and watched the images. But hopefully I will be able to contribute with something sooner or later.
I live in Sweden and works within the health-department (which is not so fancy that it sounds). I am very interested in all kinds of aircraft (some would say that I suffer from the Asperger syndrome...) and especially futuristic aircraft. This is perhaps odd since I have a fear of flying....so perhaps my interest of aircraft is a subconscious way of cure myself?

Nevertheless: I will take the opportunity and thank all of you amazing guys for contributing to this great site and provide my eyes with candy and fuel to my dreams and imagination. As the kids say these days: you rules! (and I DO mean this and I am not ironical at all).  

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« Reply #249 on: February 01, 2011, 01:18:00 pm »
I have been around for a while but I have only read the topics and watched the images. But hopefully I will be able to contribute with something sooner or later.
I live in Sweden and works within the health-department (which is not so fancy that it sounds). I am very interested in all kinds of aircraft (some would say that I suffer from the Asperger syndrome...) and especially futuristic aircraft. This is perhaps odd since I have a fear of flying....so perhaps my interest of aircraft is a subconscious way of cure myself?

Nevertheless: I will take the opportunity and thank all of you amazing guys for contributing to this great site and provide my eyes with candy and fuel to my dreams and imagination. As the kids say these days: you rules! (and I DO mean this and I am not ironical at all).  

Glad to have you around. Does the "Reine" (Queen) in your pseudonym mean that you are a girl? Or a fan of the band Queen? Or a sometime drag queen? Or do you want to keep it a mystery? LOL

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« Reply #250 on: February 03, 2011, 10:52:05 am »
I have been around for a while but I have only read the topics and watched the images. But hopefully I will be able to contribute with something sooner or later.
I live in Sweden and works within the health-department (which is not so fancy that it sounds). I am very interested in all kinds of aircraft (some would say that I suffer from the Asperger syndrome...) and especially futuristic aircraft. This is perhaps odd since I have a fear of flying....so perhaps my interest of aircraft is a subconscious way of cure myself?

Nevertheless: I will take the opportunity and thank all of you amazing guys for contributing to this great site and provide my eyes with candy and fuel to my dreams and imagination. As the kids say these days: you rules! (and I DO mean this and I am not ironical at all).  

Glad to have you around. Does the "Reine" (Queen) in your pseudonym mean that you are a girl? Or a fan of the band Queen? Or a sometime drag queen? Or do you want to keep it a mystery? LOL

Ha ha ha!  ;D well, to be honest you are the first non-French person who have remarked on my name!  ;D and no, in Scandinavia the word don`t mean anything and it is a very common name in the borderlines between Sweden and Norway. But I can assure you that I am a man (but perhaps looks like a woman as Grace Jones would have put it).  :D
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« Reply #251 on: February 03, 2011, 08:35:26 pm »
Ha ha ha!  ;D well, to be honest you are the first non-French person who have remarked on my name!

Well, actually... I AM French!  B)  ;D

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« Reply #252 on: February 04, 2011, 08:59:57 am »
Ops, sorry I thought you were an American? Well, in that case I understand why you asked about my name  ;)
Believe me, it happens all the time whenever I am in France   :)

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« Reply #253 on: February 06, 2011, 10:14:26 am »
Hi All!
I'm Luca and I live in Italy: thank you for creating this wonderful forum. Thanks to all for all your work!  :D

So am i from Italy !
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« Reply #254 on: February 07, 2011, 11:55:44 am »
Hi, thank you for affording me a "security clearance". I'm not an aeronautics nor an aviation professional, but a listless and long suffering student of architecture who really should take up "real" engineering and/or science also to regain some sense of self worth in addition to weathering withering pseudoacademic arts and crafts exposure (OK, I don't want to beat up on or belittle my colleagues too much - each profession being privy to their own pet frustrations; there's genuine achievement as well in the building arts towards sharing in which I can't expect the World at large to start offering unilateral concessions ... but I digress).

I guess my understanding of aerodynamics is above the general mean of consciousness of such things (having expended some effort to understand it through motorsport's requirements, for instance) but almost certainly faulty in some chaotic, flow of thought stalling ways. I have interest in but no applicable proficiency (as of yet anyway) for open source CFD and FEA (I'm OK-ish in some fairly specific CAD applications, as one might expect).

My enthusiasm for flying is rooted in perusing through Flight International magazines as a kid, conveniently my dad used to be a subscriber back in the day. I grew to appreciate technical drawing marvelling at the intricate cutaways. I was quite enthralled by those, the capacity of such things to convey meaning beyond words. We also used to know some pilots and were sometimes able to hitch rides in such contraptions as King Airs and Hughes 500s; solid ground is optional for my comfort, I've found, guess I was born lightheaded and -footed to boot. For a long time we also lived near an airport, in an ideal location to observe jets in landing patterns. Let's just say the noise wasn't much of an inconvenience. Having grown up to be a lanky, bespectacled being rendered a (military) pilot's career an unlikely to impossible path to follow though.

I can't state anything very definite about my intentions here, other than that I'm generally a respectful, inclusive, compassionate, slightly timid and (somewhat contradictorily) a results oriented person - to me, achievement is team building, whereas what causalities lead from "team building" to achievement I'm less certain about. It will likely take some time for me to get my bearings, but I've been known to getting carried away at times and as a result having appeared very silly. I'm OK about being told of my failings in those instances, especially so if such remarks are obviously done in a constructive spirit. So, that's my "flight plan", I'll amend it as necessary. Pleased to meet everybody.

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« Reply #255 on: February 07, 2011, 02:45:31 pm »
Welcome aboard!  ;)

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« Reply #256 on: March 04, 2011, 12:51:52 am »
Hi,

My name Is Mike, I live in Nikiski, Alaska.

Found this site when looking for information to design my models.

I design Paper Models that use cardstock paper for construction.

All of the models are designed to fly.  The last year has found me sitting at my computer creating Stomp Rockets.  The most recent set of Stomp Rockets is based on the X-15 Rocket Plane. Needed more information on the Douglas, Republic and Bell designs.  Your site showed up on a google search.

It showed up agin when looking for Flying Submarines.  After reading a few threads/posts I was hooked... 

Lots of really cool stuff to read, will enjoy many hours researching the threads.

Thank you for allowing me to join!

Best regards,
Mike Bauer

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« Reply #257 on: March 04, 2011, 01:47:34 pm »
Welcome Mike!

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« Reply #258 on: March 04, 2011, 05:58:00 pm »
Hi all. I am Uncle Jim from Los Angeles(Van Nuys). I was introduced to this site by Dan Raymer, and cannot get enough. Great Site. Keep it up, guys!

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« Reply #259 on: March 04, 2011, 11:56:12 pm »
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Wow!

Welcome aboard Uncle Jim,

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« Reply #260 on: April 11, 2011, 12:56:44 pm »
hi all. My name is Sergei I am 55 years old I'm from Rossii.Byl military pilot in helicopters Mi-1, Mi-4 Mi-8, Mi-24A, MI-24D now I am retired. I am interested in Sikorsky helicopters especially S-67, as well as projects helicopters, VTOL and other limited-edition helicopters.

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« Reply #261 on: April 11, 2011, 01:11:18 pm »
hi all. My name is Sergei I am 55 years old I'm from Rossii.Byl military pilot in helicopters Mi-1, Mi-4 Mi-8, Mi-24A, MI-24D now I am retired. I am interested in Sikorsky helicopters especially S-67, as well as projects helicopters, VTOL and other limited-edition helicopters.

Welcome aboard mil! You should also check Stingray's Rotorcraft Forum. Several of us are also there and you can discuss aircraft that were operational more easily there (here it's more about projects and prototypes).

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« Reply #262 on: April 11, 2011, 02:22:23 pm »
it's a honor to have people like you here, Sergei. Now we have at least two army chopper pilots from both sides of Big Pond
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« Reply #263 on: May 01, 2011, 07:22:12 am »
Jay here, long time fan of the site, joined months ago, largely lurked around but just had to post that Have Blue footage when I saw it.  As you can probably tell from my handle I've had a long interest in the history of the Site and the projects held there.

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« Reply #264 on: May 10, 2011, 03:10:07 am »
Hello everyone,

I have studied aeronautical engineering although I now work as a graphics designer. I also blog frequently on my website about technology and aerospace subjects.

Thank you for the approval, you have a great online community and very interesting topics here, nice to meet you all  ;D

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« Reply #265 on: May 10, 2011, 03:19:38 am »
Hello everyone,

I have studied aeronautical engineering although I now work as a graphics designer. I also blog frequently on my website about technology and aerospace subjects.

Thank you for the approval, you have a great online community and very interesting topics here, nice to meet you all  ;D

I.K.Erripis

Welcome and congratulations on your blog. I found out about you a few weeks ago when you were the first to provide profile views of the Northrop Grumman Firebird. Great work!

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« Reply #266 on: May 10, 2011, 03:26:12 am »
Thank you very much :)

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« Reply #267 on: May 10, 2011, 03:41:34 am »
Stargazer2006 I just noticed that http://stargazer2006.online.fr/ is yours, congratulations!

It is by far the best website about Burt Rutan and Scaled, you have done amazing work  :o

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« Reply #268 on: May 10, 2011, 04:14:43 am »
Thanks a lot!! It badly needs an update though, there is NOTHING there on SpaceShipTwo or White Knight Two for instance!

I'm planning on an update soon to incorporate the Firebird. Glad you enjoyed the site... and if you ever feel like contributing in any manner (artwork, pics) please do! It's a tough act running such a large website on one's own...

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« Reply #269 on: May 22, 2011, 04:19:19 pm »
Lo Peeps

Go by the same name on BM, L+C, Z5 and ARC.

Im a average Modeller and Black Aircraft nutter who enjoys this all greatly and hopefully can add something to the forum, but will probably be more a lurker.. And just post the odd Model of weird and wonderful aircraft that never made mainstream production.

All the best, Jamie.

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« Reply #270 on: June 09, 2011, 05:32:57 am »
Hiya!

I'm from Ukraine, I like aerospace engineering and would like to build something eventually, but I'm not really that good at it yet and I don't do anything much outside of computer simulations sadly. I also study radiophysics (applied physics/electric engineering). I do some programming too.

I've found the website cause someone linked to some picture to my website once.

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« Reply #271 on: August 21, 2011, 12:25:23 am »
I'm srivats 22 yrs old doing my BE aeronautical engineering in chenna india. Im from chennai, india.

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« Reply #272 on: August 21, 2011, 08:26:00 am »
Hi,

I am a 43 year old Illustrator/Animator with a long long time interest in aviation (blame my dad).

I live in Oxfordshire England where I am outnumbered by women, the kids and the wife So I have to hide in my office to pursue this hobby.

I am a keen modeller in any medium and aircraft are always my first and last passion.

Thanks for producing this great site that provides hours of fascinating readng and insight.


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« Reply #273 on: September 25, 2011, 05:39:52 am »
Greetings everyone. I don't have any professional association with the study of aeronautics, but I have a profound interest in military aviation and aviation technology in general. Through private study I have accumulated some knowledge regarding the topic. I have viewed this site several times before, but only now chose to become a member. I commend the members for putting together such a fascinating forum.

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« Reply #274 on: September 25, 2011, 08:34:33 am »
Hi all,

Aerospace enthusiast checking in.

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« Reply #275 on: September 26, 2011, 03:30:52 am »
Hi guys: my name is Neville F Giloi (hence 'foiling' - an anagram of my initials & sirname). I was born in 1955, and have lived in the same house in Cape Town, South Africa ever since, spending my always very modest income on travelling to Europe & the States, & on books, rather than personal security & my future. :-[ I have no wife or children, as the only woman I ever really loved (from way back in 1972 - & still do) had more sense than to reciprocate my affections. I was a high school teacher for a while, then worked for South Africa Airways (ground staff) for 18 years until retrenched in 2008 - so that our boss could spend $4 million on tickets for clients for the World Cup. I now devote my time to caring for my 85 year old mother, and two dogs, and trying to keep strong in body, mind & spirit: gym, yoga, swimming, Scrabble, painting, gardening, and lots of reading. My interests are wildlife (esp birds & mammals) and I have a huge & delightful collection of books on these, and a more modest but very satisfying collection of books on aircraft, art, theology & philosophy, and fiction. I am a deeply committed Christian, but try to find & share humour in all things. I am passionate about all that interests me, but, alas, I am not very knowledgable, especially about aircraft! I am deeply grateful to all the brilliant minds on this site who share their knowledge & their breath-taking artistic talents here. I love you guys.

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« Reply #276 on: October 09, 2011, 02:33:47 pm »
Hi all,


My name is Michel Salim, 31, currently pursuing a doctorate in computer science in Germany. I've been an aviation buff --especially military and experimental -- since I was a small child, and having lived in various countries around the world (did my previous degrees in the UK and US) I'm obviously a fan of jet travel, despite the security theater that is the TSA and its various counterparts around the world!


Looking forward to browsing this site more -- got pointed here yesterday by an Aviation Week blogpost, then noticed that I already had a dormant account, so I guess I must have been looking for something here previously :p

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« Reply #277 on: October 10, 2011, 02:05:54 pm »
 A wonderful website
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« Reply #278 on: October 14, 2011, 02:12:48 am »
 Hello everyone. Aviation enthusiast from Greece  ::)  who i thought i knew alot about airplanes and etc until i found this site :). Not much to contribute im afraid but sure i ll visit this site alot

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« Reply #279 on: November 12, 2011, 03:59:03 pm »
Hi everyone:
  I'm a retired member of the CF (Canadian Forces) and a history buff. I'm interested in the projects that never were but could have been. (can anyone say "Avro Arrow"?) I found the site while doing research into odd and unique armoured vehicles and am looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone here.
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« Reply #280 on: November 18, 2011, 10:33:57 am »
Hi.  Todd from Minneapolis here.  Systems Administrator in I.T. for the day gig, sometime musician, sometime road cyclist but always interested in aircraft since I was a child.

Why this was interesting starts back in 1976/1977 in sixth grade my school friend told me that the government was working on a new kind of  "Stealth" plane invisible to radar.  I thought that was very weird because it was an interesting concept but as time went by, I wondered how my sixth grade friend knew about this and how he was so sure it was being worked on.  It's not like it was publicized in the newspaper or television.  Or was it?  How did he know?  He said he heard it in the newspaper but I never did really find out for sure.

That lead me to doing some crazy things -  I used to lie on my back in my parents backyard with binoculars looking straight up hoping I would see something interesting.  Well, once I did: a weird blue F-15-ish type aircraft but more streamlined that I caught a glimpse of that made me wonder if there were "other kinds of planes that nobody knew about out there".

I would read articles on aviation, build aircraft models and marvel at planes like the SR-71 and the swing wing F-111 and thought "the people behind these designs not only have a knack for interesting looking airplanes...they have to be smart too."  I was fascinated and got into aviation.  During high school there was an aviation class you could take and a lot of the stoner kids would take it thinking it would be easy but it was full of navigation and flight stuff like you were preparing for your license.

One of the stoner kids stole the teachers grade book right before the end of the class quarter and he based our grades on the final test.  I got an A- in that one and the very last day of class we all got trucked to flying cloud airport in Eden Prairie Minnesota to check out our teachers plane - a Piper Cub if I recall.  Everyone got to go up and he'd take turns flying everyone around the airport. 

I was in the last group to go up and he let me fly his plane - the only student to get that privilege - and our flight lasted longer.  It
made a big impression!   I soon learned that flying for a hobby was an expensive endevor and that also my vision was pretty poor.
I needed horrible thick corrective lenses and soon got into computers and started playing with flight simulators.   Today I use X-Plane
to fly my virtual aircraft around.

Anyway, the biggest impetus for me being on this forum is what I saw on 2/14/89 with an ex-girlfriend in Biscay, Minnesota.  Two black
unacknowledged VS/TOL aircraft hovering low over a field, passing low over our stopped car and slowing to walking speed, then turning
quietly and flying to the southeast.   It was amazing to see what I believe to be classified aircraft flying right in front of me.   And two of
them to boot.  With the quietest jet engines I've ever heard.   At first my ex-girl thought they were UFOs coming to take her away!

I later talked to my neighbor about it who was a pilot for Northwest Airlines for many years and asked if there was anything special
about Biscay in terms of aviation.  He did mention it was a transit corridor for aircraft moving from one area of the country to the other.

Then I passed what I'd seen to Steve Douglass since he's seen interesting flying "somethings" and he passed it to Jim Goodall who
believed they were prototypes "flying in the midwest and Michigan". 

I've never seen those craft again, before or since and I still describe them the same way:  Overall "truck like" appearance with stubby downwardly canted  tailplanes on the empennage and not being particularly streamlined overall.  The cockpit being somewhat raised up above the nose not too recessed into the body.  Two dim yellow lights at the back of the wings pointing downward (behind the landing gear which was raised under covers) .  A red rotating beacon under the front of the nose and the standard red and green navigation lights on the wingtips.   The nose seemed like it may have had hexagonal faceting on it but it was at dusk and it was kind of hard to see sharp details.

Amazing that happened 22 years ago and whatever they were they apparently are still classified or never went into production.
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« Reply #281 on: December 08, 2011, 09:21:29 pm »
Hello.

I'm from Arizona, 61 years old. Most of my work has been in epidemiology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and public health. I have a few advanced degrees. Before moving to Arizona I have lived in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Connecticut and outside the US in the Netherlands and in the UK.

I have had an interest in biochemical warfare issues for the past 40 years that waxes and wanes with the global situation and my employers interest in that topic. (I do take a psychiatrist-prescribed anti-anxiety medication as I know too much about our vulnerabilities and our potential adversaries and their capabilities.  :(  )  At the current time that interest resulted in my doing some searching on the web on some topics that ended up with my finding this site. I figured I would join and participate.

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« Reply #282 on: January 27, 2012, 04:51:10 am »
Hello there,

My names is is adrien and i'm 22 and i'm from belgium and... that's pretty much a have to say !

i have always been an aerospace enthouciast and i just love to see many thing like secret plane un-builded project, ect...



ps : i know that's is a bit late to introduce myself since i'm subscribed since december, but i haven't much times at some points...

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« Reply #283 on: January 29, 2012, 02:42:43 am »
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i know that's is a bit late to introduce myself since i'm subscribed since december

No problem, Adrien, you're welcome onboard :)

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« Reply #284 on: March 07, 2012, 06:01:50 am »
Hello all.

I'm Ray, currently living in England.

I happened upon this forum whilst I was shifting through google for information on so called "stealth blimps". I have also been looking for information on a disc shaped aircraft seen in the UK (Hertfordshire) being followed by a Cessna chase aircraft which hasn't turned up much so far  ::).

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« Reply #285 on: April 26, 2012, 03:29:16 pm »
My name is Sid. I'm English but I now live in inland rural Spain.
In the UK I worked as a gunsmith and dealt a little in military equipment, especially electro-optics.
Since moving I have switched to producing handmade knives and growing olives ( which I'm not very good at yet  ;) )

I found this forum while searching for information on 'Combat Tree' equipped F-4's in SEA and just had to join  :D

Probably my longest running interest, since I was a kid, has been military aviation. Particularly avionics and cold war 'heavy metal' jets, especially the US Century series.

That's about all really  :)

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« Reply #286 on: April 27, 2012, 12:21:56 pm »
Sid,
welcome from the Spanish mediterranean coast! enjoy the forum and good luck with your olives :)

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« Reply #287 on: May 09, 2012, 04:40:36 am »
My name is Chris and live in Oxford, England. My work is in electronic design and
embedded systems. I've had an interest in radio and electronics since schooldays
then aviation related tech since finding truckloads of USAF kit dumped at
Passey's scrapyard near Newbury in the 1960's. Restored a Vulcan Rover apu turbine
engine and ran it at airshows (Bruntingthorpe, Popham etc) for several years. This
engine is now at the Gatwick Air Museum, but no idea if it is still running.

Have a fair collection of avionics related kit and documentation and buy / sell /
swap for thing i'm interested in. In particular, instruments, ins, air data, RAF
air publications covering electrical / electronics, manufacturers catalog s etc.

Particular interest areas are air data and inertial navigation systems...   

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« Reply #288 on: May 10, 2012, 03:04:27 am »
Hello all.

I'm Ray, currently living in England.

I happened upon this forum whilst I was shifting through google for information on so called "stealth blimps". I have also been looking for information on a disc shaped aircraft seen in the UK (Hertfordshire) being followed by a Cessna chase aircraft which hasn't turned up much so far  ::) .

Hello Ray, and welcome to the forum.

As you may or may not have noticed while browsing through our pages, this forum is not exactly the place to discuss elusive, unverified or mythical aircraft. There are several reasons for this:

1°) If that stuff exists, it is so secret that no-one who is in the know will come and share any valuable information about it;
2°) If it has been seen, it's always hearsay and very blurry, unconvincing photos that are produced;
3°) Experience has proved that whenever a new topic is created on such questions, they invariably turn into pugilates and name-calling, or serve as a springboard for the most wacky theories.

Our forum has a goal of being a valuable source online for accurate, verified data. Conjecture or speculation have their place insofar as they are associated with tangible elements, not out-of-the-blue witnesses.

So all in all, although I hope you do find this place interesting and wish to take part in our activity, I'm afraid you might end up being very disappointed if you expected it to provide all the answers to your questions on disc-shaped aircraft and stealth blimps!


Please let us know if you've found the forum of interest anyway...

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« Reply #289 on: September 04, 2012, 06:05:26 am »
Hello!

So...I'm a Canadian born 10 months after Apollo 11, and I suppose as a result interested in aerospace so long as it's aimed at getting above above the Kármán line. I'm a passably successful writer in the RPG world (for those who share that geekery, the GURPS system from Steve Jackson Games), focusing primarily on historical and SF work, and a few years ago the two fused into an interest in space history.

Essentially I plotted out a SF book (now so far on the backburner that I need a telescope to see it) that made me think I needed to learn more about how the US and Russian space programs went and also might have gone. Since then I've been steeping myself in all the proposals made by the likes of Douglas Aircraft and NAA in the US, and the political knife-fighting between Korolev, Glushko, and Chelomei over on the Soviet side, trying to figure out various levels of "what might have been" while staying away as much as possible from the starry-eyed dreaming that that kind of speculation can provoke.

That ended up being more interesting than the initial book idea that provoked it, and now I'm working on a popular history book directly rather than using the material for fiction. Nothing too heavy, just trying to pass on my enthusiasm to an unsuspecting public in return for pizza money as much as anything else. I've been posting the sections to the web in a project blog for the last couple of months and noticed a few click-throughs from Secret Projects, and so here I am. Aren't you glad? *cricket cricket slight cough somewhere in the darkened audience*.

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« Reply #290 on: September 22, 2012, 09:36:34 am »
Hi- Richard from California.  I work in the legal field but have had a life long interest in aviation.  I've been coming to Secret Projects every day to get my 'fix' for awhile and decided I should introduce myself.  Hopefully I'll be able to contribute some interesting material in the future. 

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« Reply #291 on: September 22, 2012, 01:18:04 pm »
Welcome, guys. New members are always welcome. Share anything you can and enjoy.
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« Reply #292 on: November 27, 2012, 03:59:33 pm »
Hi folks, I've had a keen interest in aviation since I was a kid (which is a wee while ago now...), and a particular obsession with cancelled and unbuilt aircraft projects. I've been dipping into this forum for a while, and decided I might as well register, since there seems to be lots of fascinating stuff to be found here!

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« Reply #293 on: November 27, 2012, 04:07:25 pm »
And now you can see the *pictures* :)
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« Reply #294 on: December 01, 2012, 09:37:25 am »
Hi everyone, I just noticed this thread so I had better introduce myself.  I recently took early retirement and can now indulge more of my time in aviation history research, mainly Schneider racers as my forum name indicates.  I also do a small amount of voluntary work in an aviation archive.
Incidently my avatar is the cover of my first book, which has just been published by Fonthillmedia, it would make a great Christmas present  ;)

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« Reply #295 on: December 02, 2012, 12:06:51 am »
Hi guys, I'm from Spain, working in aviation only for 15 years and fatally attracted by Soviet aviation. Thanks for accepting me in this community.

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« Reply #296 on: January 10, 2013, 11:43:36 pm »
Greetings all, I found this forum when looking up Chris Gibson's new book 'Battle Flight', on which I've made some comments in the appropriate thread.

I've had an interest in military technology for as long as I can remember - which is to say, more than half a century - with the focus on the 20th and now the 21st centuries.  This covers equipment for all three services, but in recent years I have focused on military guns (all calibres) and the ammunition they fire. I have authored or co-authored several books on the subject, as you can see on my website (the link to which ought to be appearing in my signature...).
 
I look forward to learning a lot from this forum and contributing when I have something useful to say.
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« Reply #297 on: January 11, 2013, 01:40:10 am »
Hi Tony, welcome. I have Rapid Fire - nice book - and flicked through Flying Guns - The Modern Era which looked good but I couldn't afford at the time. Now I'm in NZ the chances of a copy turning up in a second hand bookshop are slim.



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« Reply #298 on: January 25, 2013, 10:58:47 am »
As its coming up to five years as a member of this forum, I thought might introduce myself!
 
I am Chris, a middle-aged grumpy software consultant who hates computers.
 
I currently live close to the much maligned airport at Luton.
 
I have a very soft spot for anything de Havilland, Russian aircraft and civil aviation history in general.
 
First memory was as a small boy standing on the hill at Farnborough watching a Bristol Bulldog biplane crash into the car park. Luckily the pilot survived, no-one was killed and the plane was later resurrected and was at Hendon the last time I looked (K2227).
 
I used to share the same pub as that gentleman of the air, Group Captain John Cunningham who reinforced my admiration of all things DH.
 
Came to forum by accident looking for some missing de Havilland projects and have enjoyed the information sharing that is SP. It has something for everyone - and well done to the moderators who keep it all responsible and reasonable.

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« Reply #299 on: January 30, 2013, 09:10:47 am »
I'm Tuomo from Finland.

I'm a particle physicist (grad student at the moment), wargamer and I have obsessive compulsive personality disorder :D I used to be aircraft nut while younger, but I haven't had enough time for that recently.
At the moment I'm trying to make game statistics for airplanes and missiles used by Finnish Air Force for usage in Admiralty Trilogy games by Clash of Arms. The OCPD helps and hinders on it...
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« Reply #300 on: February 22, 2013, 04:17:56 am »

Hi there,

According to the date stamp my first introduction here was 7 years ago to-day, so I felt this was a convenient time for a re-introduction, since there have been a few changes...


I'm now Rachel Pawling. Well, Doctor Rachel Pawling - I didn't spend 7 years at evil engineering school to be called "Miss"  ;)


I've still got a mass of stuff to post on the naval side... one day I'll get round to it all!  :D


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« Reply #301 on: February 23, 2013, 05:08:22 pm »
 
According to the date stamp my first introduction here was 7 years ago to-day, so I felt this was a convenient time for a re-introduction, since there have been a few changes...
 
 
 I'm now Rachel Pawling. Well, Doctor Rachel Pawling - I didn't spend 7 years at evil engineering school to be called "Miss"                     

Well that’s one way to increase the low representation of females in defence and aerospace communities! I hope life works out much better this way for you.
 
I've still got a mass of stuff to post on the naval side... one day I'll get round to it all!   

I look forward to it. And if you have time some more profile and artwork is always welcome.
 
One of the things I like about www.rp-one.net is the often inclusion of subject matter which is more obscure rather than the more popular ‘usual suspects’. You can scroll through there and see profile/art work of things you’ve never heard about before.
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« Reply #302 on: February 24, 2013, 02:01:23 am »
I hope the new lifestyle agrees with you. Keep up the good work.

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« Reply #303 on: February 25, 2013, 03:49:01 am »
Rachel,

I always enjoy your posts and I hope you will find time to be more active on the forum, it is good to have an actual marine engineer on the forum, especially a prize winning one such as yourself.

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« Reply #304 on: March 18, 2013, 06:59:22 pm »
I'm David Douglass Merriman lll. One of the worlds finest Model-Builders. I'm 64 and produce product for the hobby trade through the Caswell company, http://www.sub-driver.com/

Interested in the initial work done by Ted Taylor in regards the Orion effort and any information dealing with the several Aniara operas produced since 1959.

Some of my work can be seen here: http://vabiz.com/d&e/articles.html and http://www.vabiz.com/d&e/alligator/

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« Reply #305 on: March 22, 2013, 07:43:53 am »
My name is Murray and I am a retired educator in western Canada.  For most of my life  I worked in the computer trade and enjoy reading about and discussing the history of computers as used in aerospace applications. 


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« Reply #306 on: April 19, 2013, 07:01:19 pm »
David Douglass Merriman lll

One of the worlds finest Model-Builders.

http://www.vabiz.com/d&e/alligator/

http://vabiz.com/d&e/articles.html

Interested in all things ANIARA. Would love to model that massive ship.
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« Reply #307 on: April 20, 2013, 09:19:10 am »
Hi !
 
I am Juke from Finland and dig Bill Sweetman books and aviation inventions.
What is the type of that twin engine USAF jet with lifting body above ?

 
best regards and let's keep it real,

Juke
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« Reply #308 on: April 27, 2013, 10:47:58 pm »
McDonnell-Douglas model 265 VLF
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« Reply #309 on: April 28, 2013, 12:44:15 am »
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« Reply #310 on: June 20, 2013, 09:40:44 am »
Hi, everyone.
My name is Marco and I live near Pisa, Italy.
I'm 45 and interested in aviation since I was 10 (my teacher at elementary was a former Regia Pilot... that's how all begun...).
After having self-published four little books about prototypes and less-known models (I've found this site searching for strange stuff), now I'm trying to draw unbuilt aircraft in 3D using Trimble SketchUp for modeling and SU Podium as renderer.
All my works here:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nuova-Guida-agli-Aeroplani-di-tutto-il-Mondo/101090849948183?ref=hl

Cheers,
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« Reply #311 on: June 20, 2013, 12:30:03 pm »
Ciao Marco, welcome to the forum. My first adult aviation book was Aeroplani di tutto il Mondo Vol. 6 when I was aged 11. I love that covers you published in Facebook, may be I should register to see follow your work!.

Greetings,
Antonio

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« Reply #312 on: July 23, 2013, 02:48:48 am »
Hello,
I'm 57 old, I'm interested by french aviation  from 1930 to 1950.

And my English is very bad!

Cordially
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« Reply #313 on: September 14, 2013, 10:29:58 am »
Ok, after 2,5 years of registration... ;D
Yuri Pasholok, 34
Moscow, Russia
Researcher,  digging of military archives - one of my profession :) 
Primary specialization - history of WWII AFVs. Also in my focus 1914-1950 military devices, including ground vehicles, flying vehicles, weapons etc. I like dieselpunk and another alternative history, various projects also in my focus.

At current time i release more than 20 articles, dedicated to military vehicles, plus 3 books:
- PzKpfw Maus: development and production;
- T-60 light tank and T-60 based vehicles;
- SU-152 and another KV-based SP guns.
On the finish line my book "Stalin's balls of steel", dedicated to soviet wartime spherical military vehicles.
Also i already 11 years in game industry as a researcher: http://mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,275444
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« Reply #314 on: September 14, 2013, 12:41:47 pm »
Yuri, your introduction lasted a few years but your curriculum left me speechless. Just wow!

Well, now I'm waiting to order your book about spherical vehicles. I'm curious about the contents of such a mistery (at least to me) subject.

Greetings,
Antonio

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« Reply #315 on: September 15, 2013, 11:34:30 am »
Well, in SU-152 and T-60 books also located lots of secret projects.
Some projects looks more epic than Panzerwaffe-46  ;D

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« Reply #316 on: October 26, 2013, 02:07:14 pm »
Hi there, my name is Jason Nelson, I'm 15 years old, I live in Alabama (though I'm originally from Florida) and have had a fascination with aircraft my whole life, especially with the YF-23 or anything related to it. I enjoy creating aircraft profiles using MSPaint and irfanview, I also have an interest in reptiles and amphibians, my call sign is "Copperhead" in YSFlight Simulator and "Cheezer" in any MSFS game.
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« Reply #317 on: January 20, 2014, 10:56:16 am »
I'm Rob, from Newport News, VA.  I've had a fascination with planes from my teen years, and a interest in the American SST program from the time I first read about it, several years after the fact, during my freshman year in high school.  Actually, at that time, I developed an interest in anything that (in theory) would have got me away from here (can't say it was much help), airliners, ocean liners.  As for the latter of the two, it was fun to read in the Mariner's Museum Research Library on a weekend afternoon.  I'm also quite car crazy, but that's another story. 

I found this site while looking for information sufficient to develop the Lockheed L-2000 SST for Microsoft Flight Simulator.  I plan on doing this as a FSX native model, though as I have the older version of FSDS on another laptop, I could easily do it for FS2004 as well.

Of course, looking around on here has simply given me more ideas...

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« Reply #318 on: February 05, 2014, 06:09:49 am »
Hi everyone,

I'm from Italy and I've been interested in military aviation since I was a teenager.

After a long time of lurking, I decided to start posting.

Ciao,

Kagemusha


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« Reply #319 on: February 14, 2014, 12:39:13 am »
Welcome and thanks for joining the "active community" ! ;)
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« Reply #320 on: February 14, 2014, 01:46:18 am »
Welcome!,

Antonio

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« Reply #321 on: March 06, 2014, 03:55:50 am »
Hi everyone,

I'm from Italy and I've been interested in military aviation since I was a teenager.

After a long time of lurking, I decided to start posting.

Ciao,

Kagemusha
Oh! Kagemusha(影武者 : act as the double of a general ). Good name.
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« Reply #322 on: March 30, 2014, 09:19:58 am »
Hello everyone, my name is Paul and I am from Australia. A long time lurker I thought it would be good to join and participate in some of the many incredibly interesting topics you have running here.
Thanks for letting me join.

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« Reply #323 on: April 18, 2014, 10:15:20 am »
Hi everybody,
The names Manicdee,
I'm from the Provence of Leinster in Ireland and live on it's east coast.
I have a strong affinity for aircraft and Naval vessels circa 1935-1948.
With a fondness towards hull shape and design. As an example I love the shape and form of
the Short S.25 Sunderland "flying Boat" or the lines of the US Gato submarine.
Finescale Model building is also a hobby I enjoy as well as Astronomy.
I look forward to making new friends and adding to this forum.
cheers.
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« Reply #324 on: April 19, 2014, 09:36:59 am »
Welcome Manicdee,

good to know, that a specialist for hulls, may it be aircraft or ships
has arrived here. Hope you enjoy your visits !

Greetings

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« Reply #325 on: May 01, 2014, 03:33:35 pm »
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« Reply #326 on: August 02, 2014, 07:54:36 am »
Hi, my name is Guy Inchbald. I live in Worcestershire, England. For the last year or so I have been researching and writing a historical novel about aircraft. Took me a while to realise the quality of the posts here, this is a really great forum. I joined just a few weeks ago and have been slowly finding my way round, to this thread for example. Working a good few secret projects into my storyline, some more real than others - and some that I hope will have my readers guessing. I promise to only post here the outcome of my historical researches and not of my imagination.
Cheers.

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« Reply #327 on: October 31, 2014, 05:02:37 pm »
Hello all,

An old-time lurker, I thought that I should register and participate. Interested in everything, especially naval projects. I've learnt a ton browsing this forum and I know that I shall learn heaps more going forward.

About me: I spend a lot of my time researching long-lost sneak craft though government archives, interviews and desk research. My interviewees are mostly naval special forces (frogmen, SEALs, SBS,...), submariners and submarine designers. Very humbling talking to these guys, t's a real privilege. I have a particular focus on documenting the Cold War submersibles and canoes which are 'secret projects' in the sense that very little information is readily available to the public. In fact, most of the British SDV developments after WW2 are essentially unknown.

I have gathered a lot of information and am working on a book called 'Covert Shores' which will be a world history of these things. The book should be out next year and will included masses of information about SDVs and midget submarines which have effectively been kept secret.

I don't want to give too much away before I publish as I owe it to everyone who has helped me to get it into print. But I intend to share lots through my blog and on here all the same.

My website is www.hisutton.com


Glad to be aboard.  ;D
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« Reply #328 on: January 02, 2015, 05:41:32 pm »
Hi there,


Jan, Belgian, 36, ex-military, now part-time employee.


Fascinated by everything flying since my childhood, I'm an eternal curious,  mostly interested in jets from '70 to now, be it their operational history, their stories or the people around them. I have no particular expertise, I just quite enjoy researching all sorts of details and collecting docs.


All the best.




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« Reply #329 on: January 03, 2015, 03:33:42 pm »
Industrial Designer, born in France, lived in Blighty, Spain and now Belgium.
Currently studying to become an "Unlimited Engineering Watch Officer" (Big boat diesel spanner).
Been into aviation since a kid; my main inspiration the was my gramps who worked on the Concorde and Aerospaciale Helicopters.

I have a tendency to do speculative doodling based on what I read here...
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« Reply #330 on: January 03, 2015, 09:34:53 pm »
Welcome - enjoy! -SP
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« Reply #331 on: January 12, 2015, 06:10:15 am »
Hi guys, some great topics here, I am into planes, and will try to share some interesting pics and vids.

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« Reply #332 on: February 04, 2015, 07:04:31 pm »
To Paul and other members,

 :) After two years I'll introduce myself. Rick Koehnen, age 68 living in Minnesota. Just returned from a year- dog and house sitting for deployed daughter in Anchorage. Everyday I walked her Great Pyrennese along the road bordering the main E/W runway at Ellmendorf AFB and got to watch the F22's come and go four to five days a week. Usually in two or fours, the most airborne at one time was 16. Now I'm going through total  F119-PW-100 afterburner withdrawal. What a sensation.........

Call sign was mine from Vietnam flying UH-1's with 1st Cav. Retired from FedEx (courier) in '01, from Minnesota Army NG as state aviation maintenance officer in '09, then flew EVAC for Mayo Clinic.

Aviation nut since a kid, neighbor was an Annapolis grad flying FJ3/4 and first F8U's. Model buff since 8 when I got TWO Aurora F86D's at a birthday party. In eighth grade I gave a two and half lecture based on the fourteen volumn's of Radm Samuel Morrisons History of the USN in WWII.

Produced and sold models in the 80's and 90's under the Twelve Squared label. Contributed regularly to Wings/Airpower in the 70's-80's, and two titles for Ginters' Fighter.

Putting together several books, one after forty years of research and interviews on Allisons T38/T40 engines and their aircraft. As well as a book on the first 15 years of the Navy's quest for a VTOL fighter. Anxious to hear from anyone with  little secrets or tidbits on either subject, especially anything concerning “Project Hummingbird” 

Glad to be aboard and have enjoyed the site for two years, just didn't explore every corner...... :D Great job Paul

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #333 on: February 04, 2015, 07:09:46 pm »
To Paul and other members,

 :) After two years I'll introduce myself. Rick Koehnen, age 68 living in Minnesota. Just returned from a year- dog and house sitting for deployed daughter in Anchorage. Everyday I walked her Great Pyrennese along the road bordering the main E/W runway at Ellmendorf AFB and got to watch the F22's come and go four to five days a week. Usually in two or fours, the most airborne at one time was 16. Now I'm going through total  F119-PW-100 afterburner withdrawal. What a sensation.........

Call sign was mine from Vietnam flying UH-1's with 1st Cav. Retired from FedEx (courier) in '01, from Minnesota Army NG as state aviation maintenance officer in '09, then flew EVAC for Mayo Clinic.

Aviation nut since a kid, neighbor was an Annapolis grad flying FJ3/4 and first F8U's. Model buff since 8 when I got TWO Aurora F86D's at a birthday party. In eighth grade I gave a two and half lecture based on the fourteen volumn's of Radm Samuel Morrisons History of the USN in WWII.

Produced and sold models in the 80's and 90's under the Twelve Squared label. Contributed regularly to Wings/Airpower in the 70's-80's, and two titles for Ginters' Fighter.

Putting together several books, one after forty years of research and interviews on Allisons T38/T40 engines and their aircraft. As well as a book on the first 15 years of the Navy's quest for a VTOL fighter. Anxious to hear from anyone with  little secrets or tidbits on either subject, especially anything concerning “Project Hummingbird” 

Glad to be aboard and have enjoyed the site for two years, just didn't explore every corner...... :D Great job Paul

So, you were Twelve Squared! Good stuff. If memory serves, I worked with you briefly on that little Goblin a while back.

David
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #334 on: February 04, 2015, 09:04:47 pm »
To Paul and other members,

 :) After two years I'll introduce myself. Rick Koehnen, age 68 living in Minnesota. Just returned from a year- dog and house sitting for deployed daughter in Anchorage. Everyday I walked her Great Pyr