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Post  rsv1cox Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:21 am

This last Christmas my Daughter-in-Law gave me Norman "Jack" "Dusty" Kleiss's book "Never call me a hero" detailing his exploits in the Pacific during WW2 and his participation in the battle of Midway.  Started reading it last week and I'm about 3/4 of the way through.  Got me interested in the SBD.

Went looking for a kit, finding a rubber band Quillows kit on ebay.  Right now beyond my ability to put those stick builts together so I looked to Outerzone.  Found a couple that I could kit bash into a C/L 20/30" WS profile with maybe a built up wing.  Printed them out and will bring to Staples for enlargement to scale.

The model just cries to be built.  Looks like it would have fine stunt characteristics for a WW2 aircraft design, in fact Kleiss relates how one of his pilots inverted his SBD and scored perfect hits on a training target.   The SBD was primarily a dive bomber, but had a rear seat gunner and machine guns in the nose.  

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Dauntless+Bomber&&view=detail&mid=A4A5A6AC31167C3E4D0CA4A5A6AC31167C3E4D0C&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DDauntless%2BBomber%26FORM%3DVDMHRS

https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/books/2017/05/31/don-t-call-this-midway-veteran-a-hero-but-his-memoir-shows-what-a-hero-he-was/

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Post  getback Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:22 am

That looks a little complex to me !?! Looks Good though .
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Post  akjgardner Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:36 am

Whats The Wing Span On That Dauntless ?
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:59 am

@akjgardner wrote:Whats The Wing Span On That Dauntless ?

41.6' on the 1:1, 20" on the Comet, 31" on the Berkeley
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Post  akjgardner Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:31 am

Thanks. I might try the comet one
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Post  rsv1cox Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:48 am

@akjgardner wrote:Thanks. I might try the comet one

Just beware. The last three times that I have checked in with outerzone I have gotten a malware/virus warning, a red screen and/or a loud sound and have to reboot my computer to regain control. Not pleasant. Someone with a weird sense of humor may have corrupted it. outerzone ya know.
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Post  batjac Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:35 pm

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@akjgardner wrote:Just beware.  The last three times that I have checked in with outerzone I have gotten a malware/virus warning, a red screen and/or a loud sound and have to reboot my computer to regain control.  Not pleasant.  Someone with a weird sense of humor may have corrupted it.  outerzone ya know.  

Strange. I logged on a coupe of times yesterday, and daily for the three previous days, and never had a problem. I'm using Firefox to access it. I'll have to check it to see if I get a malware signal.

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Post  rsv1cox Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:45 am

@batjac wrote:
@rsv1cox wrote:
@akjgardner wrote:Just beware.  The last three times that I have checked in with outerzone I have gotten a malware/virus warning, a red screen and/or a loud sound and have to reboot my computer to regain control.  Not pleasant.  Someone with a weird sense of humor may have corrupted it.  outerzone ya know.  

Strange.  I logged on a coupe of times yesterday, and daily for the three previous days, and never had a problem.  I'm using Firefox to access it.  I'll have to check it to see if I get a malware signal.

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Might not be outerzone. I have avoided it the last 24 hours and still get the warning.
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Post  andrew Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:10 am

If you have been looking at any Chinese manufactured products, you might have contracted the Corona virus.
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Post  rsv1cox Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:25 am

@andrew wrote:If you have been looking at any Chinese manufactured products, you might have contracted the Corona virus.

Smile Smile

This is a fairly recent event. If I avoid certain sites I don't always get it.
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Post  ian1954 Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:53 pm

@rsv1cox wrote:
@andrew wrote:If you have been looking at any Chinese manufactured products, you might have contracted the Corona virus.

Smile  Smile

This is a fairly recent event.  If I avoid certain sites I don't always get it.

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Post  ticomareado Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:09 pm

Now, now fellas; let's don't be microaggressing.

I almost passed out holding my breath for this one, but lo and behold it finally came out:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fear-of-coronavirus-fuels-racist-sentiment-targeting-asians/ar-BBZBIld?ocid=ientp

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