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8 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

Absolutely beautiful. Love all the little touches you add to make it “just right” I think @CedB is right. It’s that bottled attention to detail you have in spades. 👍

Thanks Johnny, much appreciated! :thumbsup:

 

8 hours ago, The Spadgent said:

New Airbush too. Nice, is it a good one?

It's the same @Procopius uses (or used :( ) and similar to the one @Cookenbacher owns (his is a 0.18 needle), and I only heard good things about it. I haven't tried it yet, but on first inspection it looks so much more refined than the Paasche I own; it's supposed to behave very well with vinyl based acrylics, which is something I've always struggled with when using the Paasche. I'm very much looking forward to trying it out :)

 

Ciao

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19 hours ago, giemme said:

I do struggle with English aviator's acronyms, though; could you please explain the three you used in your post?

Sorry about the acronyms but I see the chaps have piled in and taken care the definitions for me - but they missed ATC which is our Air Training Corps, a cadet organisation.

12 hours ago, Fritag said:

Colour me jealous.  For the tour on the Lightning......defo not for the CFS :D

Edited 11 hours ago by Fritag

I got very lucky, they assigned me to the Gnat which I really grew to love (especially from the front seat!)

 

Skip

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56 minutes ago, Skip said:

I got very lucky, they assigned me to the Gnat which I really grew to love

 

 

You were lucky, you could have got Bulldogs and ended up trying to teach buffoons like me how to fly them....!! 🤣

 

Keith

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2 hours ago, Skip said:

but they missed ATC which is our Air Training Corps, a cadet organisation.

I took that to mean a Cat C Air Traffic Controller.............although of course you mean a Cat C gliding instructor...........

 

Let's not confuse out Italian friends further!

 

Terry

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3 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

Let's not confuse out Italian friends further!

Thank you Terry, you're such a considerate fellow - unlike a notorious man of the law that sometimes pops in here ... :rofl:  :rofl: 

 

Ciao

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6 hours ago, Skip said:

Sorry about the acronyms but I see the chaps have piled in and taken care the definitions for me - but they missed ATC which is our Air Training Corps, a cadet organisation.

No problem Skip - as I said your interventions are much appreciated :thumbsup:

 

Ciao

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7 hours ago, giemme said:

Thanks Johnny, much appreciated! :thumbsup:

 

It's the same @Procopius uses (or used :( )

I still use it! I'm not dead, you know.

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53 minutes ago, Procopius said:

I still use it! I'm not dead, you know.

Good to know! :D  :D 

 

Ciao

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2 hours ago, Procopius said:

I still use it! I'm not dead, you know.

He lives! 
 

Rob

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6 hours ago, giemme said:

Thank you Terry, you're such a considerate fellow - unlike a notorious man of the law that sometimes pops in here ... :rofl:  :rofl: 

 

Ciao

hold on Giorgio ...
you are our fortress ... I am with you... 💪

 

ciao 

Silvano

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6 hours ago, Procopius said:

I still use it! I'm not dead, you know.

Ah, but do you feel fine and happy?

(Having a quick Holy Grail moment here)

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Absolutely stunning result Giorgio!! As I always new it would be with your skills, patience and attention to detail! Very well done! :worthy:  :worthy:

Hope you and yours are all well.

Kind regards,

Stix

 

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On 7/22/2020 at 10:00 PM, Fritag said:

Thought I’d lob in an easy one for you G :D They make QFI’s at CFS you see.

And QHI’s.  A higher lifeform.

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24 minutes ago, Biggles87 said:

And QNH and QFE. 

This thread is rapidly going off-track.

 

QDM...QDM

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Ah, my chance for a story…

 

I took my PPL at Thruxton and the advisory ATC (Controller in this case) was known to be 'a bit of a wag'.

One of the students (not me, honest) called for a 'practice QDM' (Magnetic bearing to a station) and received the reply "Unghh, I'll have to get the direction finder out. Is it really a practice or are you just lost?"

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Good to know we have not lost PC ( @Procopius  )

 

Very good to know G has produced one of the finest T-birds of the Lightning era too

 

The rest of this page has deteriorated, but you all know that.

 

 

Hi PC How's the gang and the new house...

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2 hours ago, Biggles87 said:

And QNH and QFE. 🤣

And getting those the wrong way round can be QT ........ Quite Traumatic!

 

Terry

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11 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

And QHI’s.  A higher lifeform.

But not QWI’s - a much higher lifeform altogether.

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1 hour ago, perdu said:

Very good to know G has produced one of the finest T-birds of the Lightning era too

Agreed 🥳

 

1 hour ago, perdu said:

The rest of this page has deteriorated, but you all know that.

Sorry Bill (and G) but it was them others.......😞

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It's all good, I'm at the beach now, so you guys can all have some good time... :D

 

But I'll be back this evening, so watch out! :winkgrin: :D

 

Ciao

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On 7/23/2020 at 7:57 AM, giemme said:

supposed to behave very well with vinyl based acrylics, which is something I've always struggled with when using the Paasche. I'm very much looking forward to trying it out :)

 

Ciao

Oooh I’ll keep an eye on your work with it and put it on my list for when mine eventually dies. 👍

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12 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Absolutely stunning result Giorgio!! As I always new it would be with your skills, patience and attention to detail! Very well done! :worthy:  :worthy:

Hope you and yours are all well.

Kind regards,

Stix

 

Cheers Stix, thanks - you are way too kind :thumbsup:

2 hours ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

Giorgio...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_code

 

[and no, QFI & QHI are not Q codes!  nor is QOI (Qualified Observer Instructor]

Thank you Crisp, much appreciated! :thumbsup:

2 hours ago, perdu said:

Good to know we have not lost PC ( @Procopius  )

 

Very good to know G has produced one of the finest T-birds of the Lightning era too

You are way too kind too, Bill :thumbsup:

18 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

Oooh I’ll keep an eye on your work with it and put it on my list for when mine eventually dies. 👍

Chances are that I will try it with the boarding ladders and the pilot and crew I still have to add to this build :winkgrin:

 

Ciao

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2 hours ago, Fritag said:

But not QWI’s - a much higher lifeform altogether.

Wouldn't argue that point too strongly ........... those guys can be armed and dangerous!

 

Terry

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