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    Re: pushrod engine question

    Bristol Mercury, Pegasus.

    4 valves, pushrods, 1000 hp or so.
  2. Re: do the new iphones need protective cases? and other related cellphone questions.

    I bought a case which has a large battery built in for my iphone7. Works great. The size only increases a little bit, but it lasts all day.

    And the extra weight is good, makes you less likely to...
  3. Re: What 'Twelve O’Clock High' tells us about air combat and the burden of command

    The RCAF was also the 4th largest air force in the world at the end of WWII.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Air_Force

    And we had the 3rd biggest navy.
  4. Re: What 'Twelve O’Clock High' tells us about air combat and the burden of command

    The RAF tour length was usually 30 missions. Then they were rotated to a OTU or some other role for 6 months or so. Some came back to Ops. Some didn't.
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    Re: Centerboard winch

    Drake has both. There is a simple winch with brake on deck, but the cable is set up with a block on the board. This gives a 2:1 advantage. The board weighs about 250 lbs.

    It gives a quick action,...
  6. Re: What 'Twelve O’Clock High' tells us about air combat and the burden of command

    The RAF bombed in daylight at the beginning of the war and got hammered. Then the Luftwaffe tried it -- same thing. Clearly, night bombing brought far less losses.

    Later the Brits were horrified...
  7. Re: What 'Twelve O’Clock High' tells us about air combat and the burden of command

    Written by someone who was there, on squadron.
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    Re: Yo Canada

    The power is out at our place.

    Trudeau legalizes pot and civilization immediately collapses.
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    Re: Balls and wings.

    I had a normal fear of heights. Then I got a part time job dropping jumpers from a C-180.

    The passenger door had been re-rigged to hinge at the top. When released it pivoted up against the bottom...
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    Re: The Eugenics Crusade

    Eugenics works.

    That's how an Isa Brown chicken lays an egg a day, almost, starting at 20 weeks of age, and how a Holstein produces 6 gallons of milk a day.

    Should this be applied to people? Of...
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    Re: Why no Silicone???

    A torch will deal with the silicone residue.

    And a few other things if you're not careful...

    But in truth, silicone is just not that good a glue.
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    Re: Found a D-23

    Sharp hand saws are like good rowing boats -- almost no one in modern times has experienced one.

    I bought a new blade for a bucksaw a while ago, and discovered, to my disgust, that it had no set...
  13. Re: Saudis kill and dismember journalist in consulate in Istanbul

    I tend not to believe either side.

    Still, if Mr. Khashhoggi owed me money, I'd be concerned.
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    Re: Science Fiction movies

    Same here!
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    Re: 30,000 babies stolen in Spain

    Because not all priests are bad.

    And because the forms of that type of worship are comforting -- confession and absolution and the chance of heaven.
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    Re: 30,000 babies stolen in Spain

    That, on TOP of the civil war...
  17. Re: US Citizenship Test - Could You Pass?

    Same in Canada.

    When my wife became a citizen a few years ago, the exam was a parody of what it should have been, so that immigrants would pass, unimpeded.
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    Re: Advice required for first boat build!

    Be crew. Join groups. Volunteer. Get your feet wet.

    Scrape, sand, and paint somebody's boat in somebody's boatyard.

    Read boat books -- at least 100.

    You need to know what you need, and you...
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    Re: For the Astronauts of the World.....

    Big Smoke

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qanpMl4hvK8
  20. Re: So, who is actually running our country?

    I am.

    Sorry.
  21. Re: Black students' skit -- shooting police

    It would be interesting to hear the students speak, those who performed the skit. Remarks by a mayor and governor don't contribute anything useful.
  22. Black students' skit -- shooting police

    If this is not fake, then obviously a severe disconnect exists.

    https://tribunist.com/news/band-performs-skit-about-shooting-police-during-halftime-of-football-game/
  23. Re: 19 Ft Cruising Sailboat from DN Goodchild Plans

    Looks good, and I'm sure it feels good!

    Dave
  24. Re: Kejimkujik National Park Seaside Ajunct

    Those estuaries must have been rich larders 500 years ago...
  25. Re: What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists

    Of course. But they don't have the fun parts.
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    Helmet-Cam, Spitfire, Oshkosh 2018

    I was required to stay non-aerobatic, and do a racetrack pattern.

    Great memory, amongst so many great memories on that 6000-mile trip.


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HUwZwAJovoI
    ...
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    Re: RM69 bilge pump parts

    Thanks!
  28. Re: If you’ve never been on a cruise ship before: the good and the bad

    I might make an exception for this one.

    https://www.starclippers.com/images/ships/royal-clipper/royal-clipper_home.jpg
  29. Re: If you’ve never been on a cruise ship before: the good and the bad

    It's like vacationing in an apartment building, one that has a mall attached.
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    RM69 bilge pump parts

    Anybody know where I can get a set of valves for a Senior? Service kit?

    In Canada would be nice.

    Thanks
  31. Re: What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists

    Yes, monotremes don't know what they're missing.
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    Re: Travel snobs

    http://hadfield.ca/tourist/

    I wrote a song about this, recorded on an album long ago.
  33. Re: New research suggests ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life.

    Mars cooled before Earth did.

    DNA can transit via ejecta from impacts.

    Therefore it is very conceivable that life originated there, was transported, and that WE are Martians.
  34. Re: Republican Party Favorability Highest in Seven Years

    The rest of the world does not believe that Mr. Trump acts in a presidential manner.
  35. Re: Teacher fired for refusing to give students credit for homework not turned in

    Is this BS?

    I sure hope so.
  36. Re: Bill Cosby sentenced to prison for three years

    I just don't get it.

    Why would a guy in his position have to do that?

    I'm incapable of understanding.
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    Re: Do you think you can make the pledge

    Lighten up.

    This is an obscure Internet forum where older white guys, mostly from the US, post, and are ignored by the world.

    Nothing said here actually matters very much.

    Unless, of...
  38. Re: Oh mon dieu, Air France, mon cul est serré

    Good decision, but appalling bad technique.

    I'd say poor hands-and-feet, but that pilot had no feet.
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    Re: Neales Italy where to go?

    I'm in Sorrento now. Any tips?

    All very touristy.
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    Re: Do we even need conservatives?

    I'm a conservative.

    Sometimes what you need, is what you ain't.
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    Re: Fear And Loathing At Chuck E. Cheese

    If I had to eat there I'd shoot myself too.
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    Re: 9/11 Never Forget ! - This

    I was in the USA on a layover. I woke up to 9-11.

    There were no flights, so I stayed the next 6 nights, and shared the event with Americans.

    When I got back to Canada, I reviewed the media...
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    Re: the most rare ford car ever built

    MMD, I deal with this issue with old airplanes. Yes, provenance, and value, are completely influenced by the history of that particular machine.

    If someone notable owned or operated it, the...
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    Re: 5000 Miles in a Spitfire

    But mostly the people. This aircraft seems to touch you when you touch it. A spark seems to flow. A sense of wonder comes across people's faces.

    I also met some interesting vets. There are still a...
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    Re: 5000 Miles in a Spitfire

    John, it was great to meet you too -- sorry I was rushed. And Paul, you and Kat as well.

    Some terrific memories... here are both sides of a picture -- one from the RCAF Cormorant, and one...
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    Re: 9/11 Never Forget ! - This

    The OP is not opening up for me.

    It's here, a story about the hundreds of boats ferrying people off Manhattan on 911. Interesting -- I didn't know about it. ...
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    Re: Best Flight Solo Ever

    Nice work.
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    Re: Skeg or no skeg on an 18' sharpie

    Skeg. Skeg. Skeg.

    Just don't make it deeper than the lowest point of the hull. Draw it straight across from there. You don't want it to snag a rock.

    Tracking ability is better than instant...
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    Re: Wow. Just wow.

    If you put that on a hull you'll really have something.
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    Re: "Lodestar"

    What? You guys are joking, right?

    A Lodestar is a Lockheed 18. Wright 1820s.

    A very capable airplane, though inclined to groundloop and tricky in a crosswind.
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