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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #990 on: August 14, 2019, 06:45:15 am »
What's this with the 737 jokes? I don't get it....
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #991 on: August 14, 2019, 07:22:25 am »
Boeing rushed them into service, (the latest ones, the MAX) and they have a tendency to nose dive into the ground. It's DC-10 all over again.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #992 on: August 14, 2019, 12:36:17 pm »
Heller 1/72 Canadair CL-215.  I've been after one for ages and got it for a very good price  :thumbsup:
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #993 on: August 14, 2019, 06:13:32 pm »
Boeing rushed them into service, (the latest ones, the MAX) and they have a tendency to nose dive into the ground. It's DC-10 all over again.

Because the bigger engines tend to push the nose up if you slam the throttles open to get out of a stall (due to the thrust line being lower), they installed an automatic system to push the nose down if it detected the right combination of senosr inputs. Trouble is, it's been deciding that the aircraft is in a stall when it's actually in level flight and pushing the nose down against all crew inputs with fatal consequences. Mixture of technical issues and underestimating the degree of extra/different crew training needed, from what I understand.
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #994 on: August 14, 2019, 07:59:24 pm »
Boeing rushed them into service, (the latest ones, the MAX) and they have a tendency to nose dive into the ground. It's DC-10 all over again.

Because the bigger engines tend to push the nose up if you slam the throttles open to get out of a stall (due to the thrust line being lower), they installed an automatic system to push the nose down if it detected the right combination of senosr inputs. Trouble is, it's been deciding that the aircraft is in a stall when it's actually in level flight and pushing the nose down against all crew inputs with fatal consequences. Mixture of technical issues and underestimating the degree of extra/different crew training needed, from what I understand.

Close but not quite.  The problem was that Boeing included this new condition change in their system software and failed to mention it in their manual or include any extra training for the flight crew.  The result was that the plane kept pushing the nose down and the flight crew were trying to pull the nose up in an emergency situation.  The end result was that the planes were unsafe to fly and it resulted in two crashes (that we are aware of) and red faces all 'round.   The idea was that there would no need to retrain the flight crews and so they weren't told.  The airlines weren't aware of the changes and so the ball just kept tumbling over and over and getting bigger and bigger.  It took the Ethopian crash to force the issue.

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #995 on: August 14, 2019, 10:23:30 pm »
Boeing rushed them into service, (the latest ones, the MAX) and they have a tendency to nose dive into the ground. It's DC-10 all over again.

Because the bigger engines tend to push the nose up if you slam the throttles open to get out of a stall (due to the thrust line being lower), they installed an automatic system to push the nose down if it detected the right combination of senosr inputs. Trouble is, it's been deciding that the aircraft is in a stall when it's actually in level flight and pushing the nose down against all crew inputs with fatal consequences. Mixture of technical issues and underestimating the degree of extra/different crew training needed, from what I understand.

Close but not quite.  The problem was that Boeing included this new condition change in their system software and failed to mention it in their manual or include any extra training for the flight crew.  The result was that the plane kept pushing the nose down and the flight crew were trying to pull the nose up in an emergency situation.  The end result was that the planes were unsafe to fly and it resulted in two crashes (that we are aware of) and red faces all 'round.   The idea was that there would no need to retrain the flight crews and so they weren't told.  The airlines weren't aware of the changes and so the ball just kept tumbling over and over and getting bigger and bigger.  It took the Ethopian crash to force the issue.

Add the fact that this all relys on ONE sensor and you have a real recipee for disaster

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #996 on: August 15, 2019, 06:31:38 am »
Of course, being 'abroad', the first thing I did with a free morning was check out the local model shops, as you do.  ;) ;D

Found a wonderful subterranean grotto called Marks Models close to the River Liffey here in Dublin, and made the odd purchase or three.

Firstly a re-popped AMT 'Digger' drag race car, one that I had years ago and converted into a class winning model in the then Hot Rod Class at the IPMS Nats. The re-popped one is MILES better than the original!



And after PantherG's wonderful RAF scheme D-520, what did I find on Mark's shelves but a Masterkit D-520!  :thumbsup:



It's almost certainly a re-popped Heller kit, but it's in a box that's about 3 times as large as the original Heller one!  :o



It comes with four different sets of decals, and in my case six, as there's TWO sets of the Luftwaffe/Bulgarian ones.

Lastly I got a set of AK USAF paints for my Stratocastle, the Euro ones as that's going to be the theme of the model. It's a smaller, shorter range B-52 so it'll be based in Europe, right?

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #997 on: August 15, 2019, 07:52:16 am »

Firstly a re-popped AMT 'Digger' drag race car, one that I had years ago and converted into a class winning model in the then Hot Rod Class at the IPMS Nats. The re-popped one is MILES better than the original!




I couldn't find a pic of the 1974 Class winner before, but now I have.  ;D

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #998 on: August 15, 2019, 11:31:50 am »
The re-popped one is MILES better than the original!

What're the changes Kit?
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #999 on: August 15, 2019, 02:16:58 pm »
The re-popped one is MILES better than the original!

What're the changes Kit?


The moulding is a lot crisper than my 1970s one, the 'windscreen' is moulded in an orange tint, and it comes with some pseudo 'real world' decals. Plus you get a big stick-on AMT badge, and for some reason a fold-up cardboard scale model of the box that the kit comes in. Quite what that's for I've no idea, but there it is.  :o
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1000 on: August 15, 2019, 02:30:18 pm »
It's a very interesting kit and the box top image looks a little different to your earlier one, but it could just be the angle.  It'd be nice if there was a tiny dragster to go in the box!
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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1001 on: August 15, 2019, 04:01:29 pm »
Yes, the back half of my 1974 build started off as a 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix, which I narrowed and shaved to match the Digger body just aft of the windscreen. See the rear view below.

I'm darned if I'd be able to it again though, but I'd like to with a '68 Dodge Charger body..........  ;)

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1002 on: August 16, 2019, 01:36:36 am »
Ordered two Polák grass mats - I am, to be honest, too lazy at the moment to create new bases for photography, but found that complex/hand-made convenience products are all the rage. They tend to be prohibitively expensive, though, or they come in silly sizes (e.g. from MiG Productions, these are only narrow strips that offer no depth). However, after doing some legwork I found the Czech company Polak that offers a wide range of different mats, and a German online model shop close to the Czech border who sells them at a reasonable price (30% less than via ev!lbay). So I give the stuff a try, catalogue pics look promising:



More here: http://www.polakmodel.cz/de/vyrobky/main/Wildgebusch---Unland.html

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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1003 on: August 16, 2019, 09:00:34 am »
Score!  6 kits for $27 at the Air Victory Museum in New Jersey, USA, a small "mom and pop" type museum. Very nice F-86, F-4, A-7 and F-14 etc inside, and tons of models and memorabilia.  And a P-80 cockpit section to sit in and make jet noises!  Decrepit E-2 and CH-53 outside.   

Each was $5, except the Buffalo which was $2! 

Most excited about the B-58 in the oh so popular 1/121 scale. Looks complete! Decals iffy.  Scalemates says 1958 mold and a 1973 re-boxing.



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Re: My Stash Grew Again 2019
« Reply #1004 on: August 16, 2019, 12:55:40 pm »
Which one is the Buffalo   :o  :unsure:
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