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Padubon

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About Padubon

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 01/02/1974

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    Missouri
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    Aviation

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  1. I was born in Guatemala and I am quite familiar with its history. When I was in college I did a paper about the involvement of the CIA in the 1954 coup to get rid off the Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, accused you be a communist. The CIA backed a group of ultra right anti government group, led by an Army Officer, Col. Carlos Castillo Armas. Part of the assistance included Four P-47N, and Two P-51, all nicknamed “Sulfato” (Magnesium Sulfate was used as a laxative), because literally scared the crap out of the civilian population. The planes were based in Honduras and Nicaragua. The aircraft were painted with a very light grey color, just before shipment to Honduras with absolutely no markings. Later, after the coup and with Col. Castillo Armas as president, markings were added to the remaining P-47 and Two P51s. The first two pictures are from the revolution, the third is after. This one shows the “Volcán de Agua” (Water Volcano) in the background. Enjoy.
  2. Just give it time. I’m sure that when Jesus does his second coming, there will be negative comments about him not wearing the right tunic...
  3. Tigercat. Two P&W 2800, can’t beat that!
  4. Thank you for your post. You have encouraged me to start mine, thank you. If you don’t mind a question, what color did you used for the cockpit interior?
  5. Beautiful kits! I wish I can do a WW1 kit without making it look like a toy.
  6. I have some technical drawings and pictures for the bomb bay doors, when I get home tonight, I’ll send them to you. “Scratch Builder” is very nice and he will help you big time.
  7. I scratch built it. On the multi-engine GB, I posted a couple of pictures of it. Also, The Tallboy, was made by LSP member “Scratchbuilder”.
  8. It is about the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen!
  9. Almost there. I realized that I don’t like it with the wings stowed. I am going to attach the wings to make it ready to flight.
  10. Some biplanes were rigged with flat strips of metal instead of cables. These strips had threads at the ends for turnbuckle attachments. The strips produced less drag but due to their shape and flexibility, wind forces acting upon them cause them to make high frequency oscillations, that very likely would tear apart the rigging and as a consequence, the wing arrangement. To stop the oscillations, a wooden or metal tube/rod was tightly secured the front and rear sets of rigging strips and to secure both sets together. I have worked on biplanes and it is amazing how rigid the rigging becomes with the rod installation.
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