Retracts are FUBARed and if I can't get them out and replace them, I'll dissect Pappy and send him to hell via the firepit. Ya can't get attached to them and that's all there is to it! Fuggin Ian was our best flier and he did the honours for the first flight...and if he can't bring it in...nobody can.
Well, ya can't leave a Saturday ending on a sour note like that - so we'll get some authentic WW2 big band swing to chase the blues away!
You've got good taste in music, I'll give you that. Now if we were anything close to neighbors, I'd mix you an ice cold sidecar and play a few select numbers from my record collection.ReplyDelete
Here you go, chief.ReplyDelete
Well thanks for the drink and the music, WL!Delete
I have a mediocre palate for drinks but music is not one of my strong suits. Stay tuned - I intend to prove it!
Pappy always flew the F4U in the worse shape supposedly when he went up to prove a point. Or so I read.So perhaps it is more fitting to have it dinged up a bit?ReplyDelete
Was Pappy a naval aviator, PP? This model is of a bird that flew off aircraft carriers...I think it belonged to the USS Boxer.Delete
I've wondered about the markings you always see on them too. Ever see those white lines on the top of the fuse in front of the cockpit? That was apparently duct tape - to keep exhaust gases from getting into the cockpit. And those odd arrows always had me wondering too...apparently that was common to birds that lived on the USS Bunker Hill. I just love the trivia that pops up in this hobby from time to time...
Just start 'er up and THROW 'er into the air! That's just about what those boys back then had to do! Glenn Miller; as good now as he was then! And that's coming from someone whose MOTHER was a baby when Glenn Died...ReplyDelete
If she was electric I might be able to do it...but this is a big 4 cycle engine bird and doesn't have the power to weight ratios needed for that.Delete
If I can't fix her I'll scavenge the engine and electronics and burn the rest.