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galgot

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Better late than never.

I’m Gaël, one monkey standing on his two back legs (when sober).
Been doing lots of computer aided doodling (it’s cleaner) for a living.
have a lot of interest for things metallic with wings. And old Mac laptops.
This place is beautiful.
 

overscan

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Better late than never.

I’m Gaël, one monkey standing on his two back legs (when sober).
Been doing lots of computer aided doodling (it’s cleaner) for a living.
have a lot of interest for things metallic with wings. And old Mac laptops.
This place is beautiful.
Also the guy who made the awesome render used as the forum header.
 

thjakits

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Hi all,

My name is Thomas Jakits, I am from Austria and I am living in Panama for the last 27 years. I have a beautiful family with 2 kids and now 2 dogs!
I have a Mechanical Engineering background, but for the last 25 years I make a living flying helicopters....
I came to SECRET ("INTERESTING") projects, via a Facebook post...
A chance encounter with Horten Wings got me started in "non-traditional/classic/conformist" aircraft designs and things "got worse" from there on!! :)

Frankly - I find "stock" boring - I am always looking to "improve/modify/simplify" something and anything.....

Nowadays I am also interested in Aquaponics (I believe the future food supply will depend in one way or the other on Aquaponics or similar system eventually...), Alternative/Renewable Energy, anything that moves (Cars, Trucks, bikes, boats - I find the progress in sailing technology in the last few years absolutely fantastic!), I like the idea to build a SKOOLIE! (Google it up! Warning - this stuff is addictive!)

I am following general politics and of course have my own opinions.....


Okay - now getting started in sifting through all the secrets on this forum!! :)

Cheers,
Thomas
 

Jemiba

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Welcome thjakits !
Good to have people with real flying experience here in the forum !
Enjoy sifting through here, but take care, that really could cost a lot of time ! ;)

All the best

Jens
 

Desertfox

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I should introduce myself, long time lurker, only been posting regularly in the last month or so. I'm a 30yo aerospace engineer from Arizona, now working for Lockheed in California. Currently working on missile defense related project after a stint as a ballistic missile analyst. Love everything aviation, space, sea, and history related, especially when it relates to unbuilt projects and alternate history. Hoping to get involved in exotic/nuclear space propulsion once we get serious again about space exploration. Once upon a time I used to fly gliders (Schweitzer 2-33s) hoping to get back into flying again.
 

Vasily41

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Hello,

I'm a 15 year old American with a reasonable amount of Ukranian and German blood in myself. I love and document Soviet/Russian aviation, military, and technology tremendously and have actually lurked from outside the forum for roughly 3 years before joining from sheer enthusiasm. I also like flight simulators like War Thunder and Simple Planes.

I am religious, though I will keep that to myself as part of the forum rules.
 

SafinumNerf

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Hi,

my name is Mario Santi. I'm 70 y.o. and live in Rome, Italy. I am a retired air force officer, and I'm interested in aircraft technology, especially of the period 1930-1970.
 

overscan

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Hi,

my name is Mario Santi. I'm 70 y.o. and live in Rome, Italy. I am a retired air force officer, and I'm interested in aircraft technology, especially of the period 1930-1970.
Welcome, Mario.
 

merkmuds

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Hello there, I've been lurking on the forum for quite a while. Glad to have finally joined.
 

MKelly

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Hello, Mike Kelly here. I"m a retired USAF aero/astro test engineer and program manager. Been an aviation buff since watching F-100s and OV-1s fly the pattern over the local Army base in the early 1970s. I'm a stick-and-tissue free-flight scale modeler active with the Flying Aces Club, and am always looking for ideas and inspiration for the next build. Pictured is a Megow Grumman Skyrocket, done up as a "what-if" inline-engined version as drawn in the August 1940 Model Airplane News.0227 Finished Skyrocket with MAN Drawing Small.JPG
 

MKelly

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That's a beautiful model :)
Thanks - it flies, but the props tend to break on most landings. One of these days I need to carve some two-bladers for it, that should dramatically increase the duration of the flights. Video at:


Mike
 

PropellerGuy

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Hello All,

I'm in my mid forties living in the United States. I'm a degreed Engineer and I've worked in aerospace development my entire adult life. I'm particularly interested in aircraft propellers, and propeller aircraft development. I've got a decent archive of propeller information gleaned from personal connections, years of watching E-bay, and visiting various archives.
 
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