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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.
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1/72 scale light aircraft

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On 2017-01-24 at 10:02 AM, Flyboy72nd said:

They were part of the 'Spin Kit' mods that added to our (RCAF) Muskets in the '73 - '74 time frame. I arrived at the base in the middle of this mod. The parts were; the strakes on the upper cowling & fuse, 2 triangles added to the LE of the stabilator at the fuse and the fin under the tail, that at least one instructor used like a tail wheel!?!??? It was damaged so bad it had to be removed and taken to workshops for repair!! You can just see the stabilator strakes in the pic of '238.

I have a couple of these to finish my solo birds, my first solo bird was made from the Piper Cherokee Arrow by Airfix!

Ah, perhaps they weren't added to the Musketeer IIs which entered service in the 1980s, which would account for the fact that they're not visible in some photos.

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Hmm, not being entirely positive but reasonably sure that 238 was a Musket II and you can see the 'kit', so my answer would all RCAF Musketeers had the spin kit. Yes, final answer.

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On Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1:41 PM, Jessica said:

According to Aviation Megastore, Aero Modell also does Cherokee 140s and 180s to put beside the Musketeers.

Wish someone would do tapered wing versions of the cherokees. They've been standard since the late 1970s!

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On 12/24/2016 at 1:21 PM, alancmlaird said:

Don't forget Airfix's SAL Bulldog - civil examples are around, or not too difficult conversions to a Beagle Pup. Search also for Dujun - French manufacturer with a big range of light aircraft in resin. Also there are Zlin and Yak aerobatic lightplanes, plus a recent Stampe SV4C and Piper Pawnee. Heller has a Messerschmitt 108 that can become the civil Nord equivalent, and a Saab Safir. Kits For Cash had a Grob and some others I think.
The old Aurora kits in odd scales were Piper Apache 1/64th, Aero Commander and Beech 18 in about 1/78th and 1/84th respectively.

With the old Frog (etc) Proctor and Magister kits plus bit of imagination and a lot of filler can produce almost the whole Miles and Percival civil ranges.

Pretty rare now are 'Monty's' Miles Messenger (maker's name eludes me!), and of course the same aircraft in vac-form from Aeroclub -who also did some oher pre-war light aircraft.

 Kits For Cash  have sold out of the Grob and Tutor and wont be producing any more unfortunately.

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