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Post  Kim Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:10 am

My Uncle let me borrow an old book titled, "The Complete Book of Model Aircraft Spacecraft and Rockets" by Louis Hertz...copyright 1967.  

It's got a lot of cool stuff (in my opinion), and I keep finding little factoids that perhaps many here have long-known.

One of the interesting notes concerned the reasoning for the scale (1/72) used for the plastic models so many of us glued together as kids:

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Post  PV Pilot Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:41 am

Awhile back I asked the question on another thread of how the smaller scale sizes were measured and determined, and never got a real clear cut answer,,until now,,as per 1967.

Love the old dusty, moldy nostalgia books. Interesting thinking back in the day.
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Post  andrew Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:45 am

That's very cool!

As the years roll by, it seems the dumber I get. In a few more, I suppose I'll be a raving idiot.

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Post  PV Pilot Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:51 am

andrew wrote:That's very cool!

As the years roll by, it seems the dumber I get. In a few more, I suppose I'll be a raving idiot.

andrew

lol.

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Post  Jaspur_x Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:43 pm

PV Pilot wrote:Awhile back I asked the question on another thread of how the smaller scale sizes were measured and determined, and never got a real clear cut answer,,until now,,as per 1967.

Love the old dusty, moldy nostalgia books. Interesting thinking back in the day.

My reference for scaling was always prop and firewall area.......scale by the prop size and relative firewall dimensions for a decent flying model. Shocked
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Post  Ivanhoe Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:41 am

PV Pilot wrote:
andrew wrote:That's very cool!

As the years roll by, it seems the dumber I get. In a few more, I suppose I'll be a raving idiot.

andrew

lol.

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,,what was I going to type next??,,, Huh...

Duuhh, yeah, do I come here often?
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Post  SuperDave Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:39 am

Kim:

WOW! Hi-flier kites! How well I remember saving my paper route money to buy them. Then my pals and I began to built our own kites from scratch splitting cedar strips to use as the frames.

Eventually we progressed to building MONSTER kites then came model airplanes.

It was a magical time to be a kid in post-WWII America. We entertained ourselves using our imaginations. (What A concept!) Thanks for the memories!

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Post  Kim Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:55 am

Hey Dave,

You're welcome! There's a bunch of cool stuff in this book that I'm gradually cycling through the scanner.

Yes, I agree, and still believe, that there's no video program/game that can come close to the great things that happen in an imaginative mind.

Any kite that's got drawings of Gee Bee's and autogyro's just HAS to be cool !!!!
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Post  SuperDave Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:46 am

Kim:

A childhood is too fleeting a moment to be wasted on trivial pursuilts like video games and the like. It's a time to develop creative pursuits which can become lifetime passions.

As a kid I learned to fish, hunt, camp, hike, and yes, build models all of which remain favorite activities in my "sunset" years especially when I enjoy them with my five grandchildren. Not every grandpa can claimed that but I consider it my highest priviledge to be with them as they grow and mature. Fortunately they all live within and hour's drive from our home.
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Post  PV Pilot Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:49 pm

Ivanhoe wrote:
PV Pilot wrote:
andrew wrote:That's very cool!

As the years roll by, it seems the dumber I get. In a few more, I suppose I'll be a raving idiot.

andrew

lol.

(Note to self: watch Andrew,,questionable memory integrity)

,,what was I going to type next??,,, Huh...

Duuhh, yeah, do I come here often?

lol.

No worries, I see something shiny pass by, I stop what I am doing and start following it with my mouth hung open, hands outstreched.
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Post  Kim Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:56 pm

sounds normal to me...
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Post  PV Pilot Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:02 pm

Kim wrote:sounds normal to me...

Thank you. The voices in my head tell me the same thing.
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Post  Kim Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:54 pm

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Post  Mark Boesen Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:30 pm

lol, I was gonna post it here, forgot where the thread was on the Hi Flyer kits. and pasted it on the other site!

I remember having this one as a kid:
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Post  Ivanhoe Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:41 pm

You know, it's incredible where some of these mad threads lead! lol!
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Post  nitroairplane Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:44 pm

Lol for sure!
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Post  Kim Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:56 pm

Ivanhoe wrote:You know, it's incredible where some of these mad threads lead! lol!

With few exceptions...fun and memories !!!!
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Post  Kim Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:58 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:lol, I was gonna post it here, forgot where the thread was on the Hi Flyer kits. and pasted it on the other site!

I remember having this one as a kid:
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When I first punched into the site, I thought the guy was marketing them....had my Paypal account off-safety--locked-and-loaded !
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Post  Jaspur_x Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:01 pm

PV Pilot wrote:
Ivanhoe wrote:
PV Pilot wrote:
andrew wrote:That's very cool!

As the years roll by, it seems the dumber I get. In a few more, I suppose I'll be a raving idiot.

andrew

lol.

(Note to self: watch Andrew,,questionable memory integrity)

,,what was I going to type next??,,, Huh...

Duuhh, yeah, do I come here often?

lol.

No worries, I see something shiny pass by, I stop what I am doing and start following it with my mouth hung open, hands outstreched.

Poptarts wrappers huh? lol!
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Post  PV Pilot Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:01 am

Jaspur_x wrote:
PV Pilot wrote:
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PV Pilot wrote:
andrew wrote:That's very cool!

As the years roll by, it seems the dumber I get. In a few more, I suppose I'll be a raving idiot.

andrew

lol.

(Note to self: watch Andrew,,questionable memory integrity)

,,what was I going to type next??,,, Huh...

Duuhh, yeah, do I come here often?

lol.

No worries, I see something shiny pass by, I stop what I am doing and start following it with my mouth hung open, hands outstreched.

Poptarts wrappers huh? lol!

POPTART'S!!!,,NOM NOM NOM!!

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Post  Kim Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:26 pm

Got to searching and discovered that I have a promotional kite that may have been made by High Flyer. There's no Manf. Logo though. It's advertising an insurance company here in Missouri.

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Post  PV Pilot Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:23 pm

Pops bought me a paper Shucks auto parts kite back in the day and I remember it being about 5-6 feet across on the cross stick. The thing was huge.

I have a double handle 30' tail dragon kite I take down to the oregon coast on occasion.
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Post  andrew Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:35 pm

You guys crack me up!!! We could probably find two or more folks on this forum that have a common interest, besides small engines, in almost any subject. If it flys, floats, rolls, shoots or goes fast, there will be more than one person that owns it, does it or likes it.
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Post  SuperDave Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:16 pm

Andrew:

The "interesting" folks on this forum have lots of "interesting" activities" that pop up from time to time.

That's another thing that makes CECF great! I haven't read of anyone yet that would be considered boring. Laughing
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Post  Kim Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:42 pm

Kids-R-Us !!!!
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