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Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:03 am
by H
Theis wrote:Welcome back!
I am also an old member, but ever since my computer died, and a new mini Theis came to be, there really haven't been time to flightsim anymore.
Cheers, Theis!
Almost one of the 'ancient' young members of 'times past'... now with a membership extension of his more immediate family; best wishes for its future.


8-)

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:05 am
by Hagar
Well, if it isn't our old mate Theis & a Dad to boot! Good to see you. 8-)

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:17 pm
by Theis
Ancient? You are making me feel older than I really am! :doh: ;)
I am only 27 now! (And I can recall that I joined the V way back when I was 14! :lol: :whistle: )

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:44 am
by H
Theis wrote:Ancient? You are making me feel older than I really am! :doh: ;)
I am only 27 now! (And I can recall that I joined the V way back when I was 14! :lol: :whistle: )
Aye, half your life ago -- currently, 'twas your Middle Ages...
but I was speaking of it as an era past, rather a special, lively time at simv; many have left these forums since then. By the way, do you have any straight jackets left -- or are they all right?



8-)

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:02 am
by Theis
H wrote:By the way, do you have any straight jackets left -- or are they all right?


I think there still is some in the basement :D 8-)

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:13 pm
by Felix/FFDS
I'm glad to see "old" members returning. I'm finally in a position to start getting back into flightsim... 4 grandkids later (dear Lord, have I REALLY been gone that long?)

Heck, I'm going to have to starting trolling this forum to figure out how to reinstall FSX/etc!

Felix/FFDS

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:37 pm
by pete
Just picking myself off the floor ........ :)

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:50 pm
by FelixFFDS2
Yeah, well, for fooling around in the old forum (setting myself up with a few quadrillion post numbers) I can't post anymore.... <G>


Felix/FFDS

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:03 pm
by hertzie
Maybe this is not the right place, if so, my apologises, but I would like to know what has become of JR Lucariny. Can you help?

Regards, hertzie.

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:38 am
by Shadowcaster
Hi Charles
Could you help with this question, the attached picture is from the Vietnam War Project http://vietnamwar.project.free.fr/index.html

Image

I've looked on the web for a while but can find no information about a Shackleton used in the war. I know that British personal were in the area but only in an advisory capacity. So is this shot poetic licence or were the RAF using Cam Ranh AFB as a stop off point for other operations.

Cheers
Rich

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:40 am
by alrot
Welcome back

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:39 am
by Jean Loup
planecanadian wrote:...Now, to the second part. Castor oil was a perfect solution to the unique propulsion provided by the rotary engines favoured by many WWI aircraft. It didn't break down, and the thin walls of the rotary engine's cylinders were prone to distortion - so a lubricant needed to be exceptional and to reduce friction as much as possible. In simplest terms, it could stand the heat and the centrifugal force where other materials couldn't.

Granted, given everything we've said here, if you're flying a rotary, I'd suggest a modern synthetic. Just in case.


Hello Charles, I´d rather be breathing castor oil fumes than sinthetic oil fumes... :think:

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:23 pm
by Hoorf
I'm thinkin', I'm thinkin'!

Was gonna post a question and it fled my mind, replaced by pithy questions regarding the perfect cornbread recipe (no whole corn, please, am allergic to it) and David Lee Roth. Please stand by...

EDIT: Okay, got it. So, what's the deal with the Hawker Typhoon engine, especially amid the urgency of war?

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:35 pm
by yancovitch
says...ask me anything....whoever me is now :) .....was wondering about the concord design.....was it a failure?......i like the simplicity of it....why aren't all planes designed like that?....maybe not efficient at low speeds?....was just wondering.....thanks..

Re: Old Simviation Contributor & Historian - Ask Me Anything

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:27 pm
by yancovitch
sorry...managed to find some answers online...