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Unread post10 Oct 2017, 02:32

RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk 1970s: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/
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Unread post10 Oct 2017, 03:01

steve2267 wrote:Hard to top Rocky Mountain scenery.


Climbing the Rocky Steps was obviously too easy for you, you now need to climb the Rocky Mountains at a breakneck pace while "getting stronger"... :mrgreen:

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Unread post10 Oct 2017, 15:47

Salute!

No problems for Steve-breath up in the high country. He and BP and I raced all over the USAFA campus a month ago and he is in great shape. He can also read maps real well and took a lotta pictures. I had to haul my supplemental oxygen, or he and BP woulda done the tour in half the time.

At the USFA cemetary we zoomed to a famous classmate's plot and then to Robin Olds' site. Threw a nickel on the grass at both, but forgot the Jeremiah Weed for a toast, dammit.

I still like the compass rose for tradition and all that.

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Unread post10 Oct 2017, 17:05

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Unread post10 Oct 2017, 20:14

Gums, you are too kind.

I stand in awe of you and BP's accomplishments :notworthy: and service. Thank you. :salute:
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 00:11

steve2267 wrote:
southernphantom wrote:I'll vote for #2. Good luck with the job; surveying can be interesting work.


When you're not pulling your hair out. Or lugging equipment up/down 100% slopes above 8000' MSL.

But it gets me outside, at least. Hard to top Rocky Mountain scenery.



Ha Ha --- I made my surveyor trudge through a deep canyon in about 400 yards of waist deep poison oak looking for my property corner. Cause I was afraid to. $600 bucks well spent. :D
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 06:48

steve2267 wrote:Gums, you are too kind.

I stand in awe of you and BP's accomplishments :notworthy: and service. Thank you. :salute:


Hey I did my best to stay away from any enema ordinance. Not in the league of those who "ran(or flew) towards the gunshots." Gums helped me not embarrass myself for running out of gas(O2 type) on that hike ... but as I remind them that talk about being careful on high altitude mountains back east ... 'Ha! We sleep 3,000 feet higher than that!"

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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 12:14

#1 is best imo. How about the trailing top third show a pair of ribbon twists to give the allusion of rolls?
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 13:13

#1 as well - simplicity.
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 14:18

madrat wrote:#1 is best imo. How about the trailing top third show a pair of ribbon twists to give the allusion of rolls?


Are you suggesting twisting the "mach diamonds" to give the illusion of rolls, or to have some ribbons coming off the wingtips that wrap around central axis to give the allusion of rolls?

However, everyone is voting for #1 for simplicity sake -- I fear that adding additional ribbons will "muddy" it up a bit, and the simplicity aspect will be gone. I spent a great deal of time adding the vertical climb / roll over the top / pedal turn around the vertical axis + barrel roll at the end... and all I achieved was a "meh" from the crowd. I think I like #5 the best, but the simplicity and elegance of #1 does stand out.
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 15:32

steve2267 wrote: I think I like #5 the best, but the simplicity and elegance of #1 does stand out.

If it pleases you, go for it.
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Unread post11 Oct 2017, 16:57

....compass rose, #1
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Unread post12 Oct 2017, 04:15

steve2267 wrote:
madrat wrote:#1 is best imo. How about the trailing top third show a pair of ribbon twists to give the allusion of rolls?


Are you suggesting twisting the "mach diamonds" to give the illusion of rolls, or to have some ribbons coming off the wingtips that wrap around central axis to give the allusion of rolls?

However, everyone is voting for #1 for simplicity sake -- I fear that adding additional ribbons will "muddy" it up a bit, and the simplicity aspect will be gone. I spent a great deal of time adding the vertical climb / roll over the top / pedal turn around the vertical axis + barrel roll at the end... and all I achieved was a "meh" from the crowd. I think I like #5 the best, but the simplicity and elegance of #1 does stand out.


Just simple loose twists
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