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by parriah
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:42 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON Modern Mechanix: New Midget Scouts of the Air (May, 1930)
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Re: Modern Mechanix: New Midget Scouts of the Air (May, 1930)

Well, I still haven't gotten to post the pix yet. Chapter 8 of that book is solely about the parasite fighter project. There were 8. There were 4 on the Akron when she went down in a storm in 31 The Macon was stationed in California (Akron in Jersey) They were intended for long range scouting and ea...
by parriah
Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:35 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON Looking for third "Wings of Fortune" Book "Pirates Honor"
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Re: Looking for third "Wings of Fortune" Book "Pirates Honor"

Why are there covers for them if they never printed in English?
by parriah
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:21 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON Modern Mechanix: Runway for Airplanes Atop Skyscrapers, 1930
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Re: Modern Mechanix: Runway for Airplanes Atop Skyscrapers, 1930

I've also never forgiven FASA for going out of business before they could give me miniatures for my Zion and Cloud Raider fighters. :cry: As soon as I finish my last two designs I am uploading it to be 3D printed. I have several designs that I want to upload at once but I am currently swamped with ...
by parriah
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:17 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON Modern Mechanix: New Midget Scouts of the Air (May, 1930)
RepliesCOLON 4
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Re: Modern Mechanix: New Midget Scouts of the Air (May, 1930)

Alright, I misremembered! It wasn't the LA, but the Macon. The planes were not the Boeing, but Sparrow-Hawks. Curtis F9-C's. They even did a once off with a wheel-less plane with under slung fuel-tank for extended range. The source is Robertson, Bruce ed. United States Navy and Marine Corps Fighters...
by parriah
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:14 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON Modern Mechanix: SEADROMES to DOT the ATLANTIC OCEAN (1930)
RepliesCOLON 11
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Re: Modern Mechanix: SEADROMES to DOT the ATLANTIC OCEAN (1930)

Just imagine landing a DC3 on 7 or seven tied together in a storm!

No arrester hook either! :?
by parriah
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:30 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON has ANYONE, and I mean *ANYONE* played the arcade videogame
RepliesCOLON 8
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Re: has ANYONE, and I mean *ANYONE* played the arcade videogame

I didn't even know there was one.
But,
It's been 25 or more years since I was in an arcade. :lol:
by parriah
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:29 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON Modern Mechanix: Planes Need No Wheels (Feb, 1948)
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1259

Re: Modern Mechanix: Planes Need No Wheels (Feb, 1948)

No wonder!
by parriah
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:26 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON Modern Mechanix: New Midget Scouts of the Air (May, 1930)
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1474

Re: Modern Mechanix: New Midget Scouts of the Air (May, 1930)

There was a squad of Boeing F4F's that were outfitted for use with the Los Angeles (How the &^$# do you spell LA?) :lol: :oops:

Anyway, they flew dozens of missions from her. Launched, recovered with hooks, the whole (CS) nine yards :!: :mrgreen:
by parriah
Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:20 pm
ForumCOLON Mile High Fliers Club
TopicCOLON Modern Mechanix: SEADROMES to DOT the ATLANTIC OCEAN (1930)
RepliesCOLON 11
ViewsCOLON 2580

Re: Modern Mechanix: SEADROMES to DOT the ATLANTIC OCEAN (1930)

BUT!
That idea is being used today!
We call them Deep Sea oil Drilling Platforms! :D :D :lol:

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