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About Snowbird3a

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    LSP Junkie
  • Birthday 02/10/1960

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    Comox, BC
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    Sabres, anything Canadian !!
  1. The fact that it has no Fokker streaking standard camoflage as evidence is just as compelling as Goering's all-white DVII; Did you see this view in your search; edit; bloody PhotoBucket, messing up my image
  2. Photos of Gonterman’s crash show no bleed through in the wing fabric. This nailing and bleed through are two distinct unrelated matters. Tony
  3. I found a reference for nailing the wing fabric, it is page 149 of the Leaman book. I stand corrected. Tony
  4. Photos of Gonterman’s 115/17 crash show the inside cockpit fabric— no streaking bleed through. Photos of Pastor’s 121/17 crash show lots of ripped fabric with not an ounce of bleed through. Also, the photo of Voss in the triplane with a headrest, shows some cockpit fabric interior and no bleed through is evident Tony
  5. can you give us a reference for this ??? Tony
  6. In the Paul Leaman book on the triplane there is a photo of 144/17 with half of the fuselage stripped of its fabric. No bleed through is shown. Tony PS, the fabric was not nailed to the wing ribs, it was bound by cord
  7. Not sure what nailing/stitching has to do with bleed-thru, but no, I don’t believe the streaking bled through to the cockpit interior. Others may know more. I’m miles away from my references. Tony
  8. on another forum, I was admonished and told the connecting strap was located on the pilots chest and its function was to prevent the shoulder straps from parting. I wish I had more reference at the time, of this 'sliding' theory. I have noticed pics of the cross strap being close to the rear and not so close to the rear. Makes sense. Tony
  9. They don't need to, at all............ feeling a little entitled, are we???? Tony
  10. You missed my point entirely. No problem
  11. Flyboys and Brown vs Richthofen had absolutely nothing in common other than being an atrocious waste of celluloid. Tony
  12. ringleheim, first photo is of Lothar von Richthofen
  13. US Nats usually offers a tour of a local museum or military installation ('87 DC had a tour of Aberdeen, '17 Omaha had the SAC Museum) and is very contest centered. Telford is very SIG & club centered with the contest almost an afterthought. Telford is way more international(the 'I' in IPMS) due to all the European countries within a days drive. Both have their plusses and minuses about time of year, size of venue, changing locations, etc. Both have lots & lots of vendors. I like both and don't mind the travel to either from the West coast. Cheers, Tony
  14. the only way I can tell a Le Rhone from an Oberursel is the crankcase. The Oberursel has a extra circle of bolts and a plate on the front crankcase vs a Le Rhone Le Rhone; Oberursel; Cheers, Tony
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