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(Toronto Star)   Man uses old BBQ tanks and mop handles to build a full size Fokker DR1 (the Red Baron's plane), with not too shabby results   (thestar.com ) divider line
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2011-08-07 06:11:15 PM  

dittybopper: Why build one out of junk that isn't flyable when for the same amount of effort you can build a real, full sized flying version


I've been watching that site for years, waiting for twin Spandau's to be an option ...
 
2011-08-07 06:14:41 PM  

RatMaster999: UNC_Samurai: von Richthofen

From Wikipedia: "Despite the popular link between Richthofen and the Fokker Dr. I, only 19 of his 80 kills were made in this type. It was his Albatros D.III Serial No. 789/16 that was first painted bright red, in late January 1917, and in which he first earned his name and reputation."

I want a replica D.VII.


You know you're a bad-ass aviator, when...

Someone has to specify that you "only" made 19 kills in a specific type of plane.
 
2011-08-07 06:39:50 PM  
www.brobible.com
Plane made outta beer cans? Y'all get a free ride.
 
2011-08-07 07:34:46 PM  

zato_ichi: RatMaster999: MadSkillz: Just to let you know, it was a Canadian pilot who killed The Red Baron.

Just to let you know, it was most likely an Australian machinegunner on the ground who kill The Red Baron.

Just to let you know, Red Baron frozen pizza isn't as good as Tombstone. But, it does have Tom Selleck as its mascot. Which is nice.

[www.hoolinet.com image 275x356]


I always get mine with "extra mustache" .
 
2011-08-07 07:50:30 PM  

Therion: dittybopper: Why build one out of junk that isn't flyable when for the same amount of effort you can build a real, full sized flying version

I've been watching that site for years, waiting for twin Spandau's to be an option ...


Buy them yourself. You can get transferable MG08/15's for around $8-10K.
 
2011-08-07 07:52:20 PM  

TheyCallMeC0WB0Y: dittybopper: Why build one out of junk that isn't flyable when for the same amount of effort you can build a real, full sized flying version that you can use to terrorize the local Cessna pilots with?

Cost isn't that much an issue, because you can buy the parts kits piecemeal and assemble them as you get them, and you get to swagger around the local airport with a leather helmet, goggles, and a scarf, making fun of just about everyone.

Cute. Whats the G tolerances?


If you are asking that question, then probably not enough.
 
2011-08-07 07:55:27 PM  

BradleyUffner: What the hell is a BBQ Tank? My first thought was teh large vat they use to produce BBQ Sauce...

*Does google image search

Ohh... you mean PROPANE Tank. Seriously, people actually call those bbq tanks? I have never heard of that before now.


I may have heard someone use the term, can't remember. However, if I heard someone say "I need to get the tank for my barbecue filled" I wouldn't be at all confused.
 
2011-08-07 07:58:01 PM  

RatMaster999: UNC_Samurai: von Richthofen

From Wikipedia: "Despite the popular link between Richthofen and the Fokker Dr. I, only 19 of his 80 kills were made in this type. It was his Albatros D.III Serial No. 789/16 that was first painted bright red, in late January 1917, and in which he first earned his name and reputation."

I want a replica D.VII.


Airdrome Aeroplanes sells those also:

www.airdromeaeroplanes.com

80% Scale Fokker D-VII.
 
2011-08-07 08:13:35 PM  

rhiannon:

I may have heard someone use the term, can't remember. However, if I heard someone say "I need to get the tank for my barbecue filled" I wouldn't be at all confused.


I think I would have gotten it too, if it was phrased that way. Actually, I think it's the lack of the word "grill" that threw me off. BBQ and Barbecue suggest a specific food to me, as opposed to the device used to make it.
 
2011-08-07 08:16:14 PM  

dittybopper: RatMaster999: UNC_Samurai: von Richthofen

From Wikipedia: "Despite the popular link between Richthofen and the Fokker Dr. I, only 19 of his 80 kills were made in this type. It was his Albatros D.III Serial No. 789/16 that was first painted bright red, in late January 1917, and in which he first earned his name and reputation."

I want a replica D.VII.

Airdrome Aeroplanes sells those also:

[www.airdromeaeroplanes.com image 330x204]

80% Scale Fokker D-VII.


I've seen those. Just need to win the lotto...
 
2011-08-07 09:43:40 PM  

d1jeditech: Anyone else here ever play Ace of Aces? Not the PC game, but the old 'two book' game?

/page 20!


Yo. I had the Handy Rotary and the Powerhouse books.

/also had the Dragonriders of Pern series, but let us not talk of that.
//though a SPAD XIII vs a Dragon was sorta fun...
///preferred Fight In The Skies, TSR's first boardgame.
//no, not Dawn Patrol.
/shot down Mike Carr at a GenCon once... back when it was at UW-Parkside.
 
2011-08-07 09:58:52 PM  

Therion: dittybopper: Why build one out of junk that isn't flyable when for the same amount of effort you can build a real, full sized flying version

I've been watching that site for years, waiting for twin Spandau's to be an option ...


That's really cheap for a flying scale model. Now when they have a P-38, that'd be awesome!
 
2011-08-07 10:12:58 PM  

RatMaster999: dittybopper: RatMaster999: UNC_Samurai: von Richthofen

From Wikipedia: "Despite the popular link between Richthofen and the Fokker Dr. I, only 19 of his 80 kills were made in this type. It was his Albatros D.III Serial No. 789/16 that was first painted bright red, in late January 1917, and in which he first earned his name and reputation."

I want a replica D.VII.

Airdrome Aeroplanes sells those also:

[www.airdromeaeroplanes.com image 330x204]

80% Scale Fokker D-VII.

I've seen those. Just need to win the lotto...


No you don't. Buy the parts kits one at a time, as you can afford them, and assemble them as you go. Might take you a couple years (or 5), but in the end you'll have your airplane.
 
2011-08-07 10:40:25 PM  

Just_a_Bear: Therion: dittybopper: Why build one out of junk that isn't flyable when for the same amount of effort you can build a real, full sized flying version

I've been watching that site for years, waiting for twin Spandau's to be an option ...

That's really cheap for a flying scale model. Now when they have a P-38, that'd be awesome!


Well, I don't know about a P-38, but you can get a 3/4th scale P-51, and you can get a bunch of half-scale WWII fighters from War Aircraft Replicas, including a P-51 Mustang, an F-4U Corsair, a Messerschmidt BF-109, an FW-190, a Hawker Sea Fury, and a Mitsubishi Zero. I think they might be plans only, though, so you have to build them yourself without the help of a kit. As I recall, they have a common structure, with only the outside changes to form to make each plane.

You can also get a kit Supermarine Spitfire.

So if you want that kind of experience, it is available (for a price of course).
 
2011-08-07 10:57:43 PM  
That particular photo of Richthofen seems to say :"There is nothing in the world except what I see through my gunsight".
 
2011-08-08 12:04:49 AM  
Canadians. They just won't let go of the Arrow. Find an aviation story with Canada in it: *somewhere * in there there will be a mention of an Arrow.
I love Canada and Canadians, but this is a "thing" with them.
 
2011-08-08 12:47:21 AM  
My Fokker DR.1... Used in a tabletop game called, appropriately enough, Red Baron:

i56.tinypic.com
 
VYV
2011-08-08 02:48:43 AM  
ALBATROSS!!

i.imgur.com
 
2011-08-08 03:13:42 AM  
So it looks like a Fokker but it's really a Junker?
 
2011-08-08 05:08:07 AM  
But I don't think any one would want to hop on it, excep that guy.

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2011-08-08 07:23:13 AM  

VYV: ALBATROSS!!

[i.imgur.com image 640x359]


By your command:

i51.tinypic.com

/Only one "s" in "Albatros".
 
2011-08-08 08:58:57 AM  
Some people have speculated Manfred Von Richthofen was gay because of his apparent non-involvement with women. I'm more inclined to think he was a true asexual. His only interests in life seemed to revolve around shooting things, war or no war, and I think he considered even the idea of sex as messy and boring compared to the chance to bag a new trophy for his wall.
 
2011-08-08 09:14:34 AM  

cynicalbastard: Some people have speculated Manfred Von Richthofen was gay because of his apparent non-involvement with women. I'm more inclined to think he was a true asexual. His only interests in life seemed to revolve around shooting things, war or no war, and I think he considered even the idea of sex as messy and boring compared to the chance to bag a new trophy for his wall.


Don't forget that he started military training as a cadet when he was eleven, entered the German military when he was 19, and before long, a major war started. It may have been that he didn't have all that much opportunity, at least until he was convalescing after his head wound, and at that point, he may not have had the desire, and perhaps not the ability.
 
2011-08-08 09:31:25 AM  

Wonderduck: d1jeditech: Anyone else here ever play Ace of Aces? Not the PC game, but the old 'two book' game?

/page 20!

Yo. I had the Handy Rotary and the Powerhouse books.

/also had the Dragonriders of Pern series, but let us not talk of that.
//though a SPAD XIII vs a Dragon was sorta fun...
///preferred Fight In The Skies, TSR's first boardgame.
//no, not Dawn Patrol.
/shot down Mike Carr at a GenCon once... back when it was at UW-Parkside.


Still have any of the Ace of Aces books? Looking for someone to play by email/IM.
 
2011-08-08 10:38:14 AM  

cynicalbastard: Some people have speculated Manfred Von Richthofen was gay because of his apparent non-involvement with women. I'm more inclined to think he was a true asexual. His only interests in life seemed to revolve around shooting things, war or no war, and I think he considered even the idea of sex as messy and boring compared to the chance to bag a new trophy for his wall.


He was German nobility before the Nazis went and ruined everything. In-bred nobility does what it wants with little real concern about what the public thinks.

/similar to moneyed families here in the States
 
2011-08-08 10:51:01 AM  

cynicalbastard: Some people have speculated Manfred Von Richthofen was gay because of his apparent non-involvement with women. I'm more inclined to think he was a true asexual. His only interests in life seemed to revolve around shooting things, war or no war, and I think he considered even the idea of sex as messy and boring compared to the chance to bag a new trophy for his wall.


You know who else they speculated was gay, and yet was surrounded by women?

//that's right, nikola tesla
//another confirmed assexual, far more concerned with science
 
2011-08-08 01:12:54 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: cynicalbastard: Some people have speculated Manfred Von Richthofen was gay because of his apparent non-involvement with women. I'm more inclined to think he was a true asexual. His only interests in life seemed to revolve around shooting things, war or no war, and I think he considered even the idea of sex as messy and boring compared to the chance to bag a new trophy for his wall.

He was German nobility before the Nazis went and ruined everything. In-bred nobility does what it wants with little real concern about what the public thinks.

/similar to moneyed families here in the States


You got that in one. Remember before WW1 a senior Prussian officer died or a coronary while giving a ballet performance in front of the Kaiser and several other officers. In full ballerina costume. With tutu. Apparently they had a biatch of a time getting the uniform and the boots on the corpse in time for the funeral.
 
VYV
2011-08-08 04:07:52 PM  

dittybopper: /Only one "s" in "Albatros".


In January 1917, after his 16th confirmed kill, Richthofen received the Pour le Mérite ("The Blue Max"), the highest military honour in Germany at the time. That same month, he assumed command of the fighter squadron Jasta 11, which ultimately included some of the elite German pilots, many of whom he trained himself. Several later became leaders of their own squadrons. Ernst Udet (later Colonel-General Udet) was a member of Richthofen's group.

At the time he became a squadron commander, Richthofen took the flamboyant step of having his Albatros painted red. Thereafter he usually flew in red painted aircraft, although not all of them were entirely red, nor was the "red" necessarily the brilliant scarlet beloved of model and replica builders.

Other members of Jasta 11 soon took to painting parts of their aircraft red-their "official" reason seems to have been to make their leader less conspicuous, and to avoid him being singled out in a fight. In practice red colouration became a unit identification. Other jastas soon adopted their own "squadron colours" and decoration of fighters became general throughout the Luftstreitkräfte. In spite of obvious drawbacks from the point of view of intelligence this practice was permitted by the German high command, and was made much of by German propaganda-Richthofen being identified as Der Rote Kampfflieger-the "Red Battle Flyer".

Richthofen led his new unit to unparalleled success, peaking during "Bloody April" 1917. In that month alone, he downed 22 British aircraft, including four in a single day, raising his official tally to 52. By June he was the commander of the first of the new larger Jagdgeschwader (wing) formations, leading Jagdgeschwader 1, composed of Jastas 4, 6, 10 and 11. These were highly mobile, combined tactical units that could be sent at short notice to different parts of the front as required. In this way, JG1 became "The Flying Circus", its name coming both from the unit's mobility (including the use of tents and trains) and its brightly coloured aircraft. By the end of April, the "Flying Circus" also became known as the "Richthofen Circus."

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr Von Richthofen = The Red Baron, leader of the original "Flying Circus". One S Albatros.

pic I posted was John Marwood Cleese, member of Monty Python's Flying Circus doing the albatross bit from Live at the Hollywood Bowl.

John Marwood Cleese, member of Monty Python's Flying Circus = two S albatross.

Connection = Flying circus and the word albatross. With two esses.
 
2011-08-09 01:28:20 PM  
Sorta glad I noticed this before it faded into the Farkives.
Kinda happy to see luckyeddie post, tho he hasn't for a bit in That Other Thread. Need to e him privately, because I can.
Kits, kits & more kits! So many available, all it takes is $$$$.
cynicalbastard typed above, this pg,
That particular photo of Richthofen seems to say :"There is nothing in the world except what I see through my gunsight".
dittybopper [TF] also typed above, after quoting other cynicalbastard typing:
Don't forget that he started military training as a cadet when he was eleven, entered the German military when he was 19, and before long, a major war started. snip>8
Some line re Mold Youth In Way You Wish Them To Proceed...?
no more from moi
 
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