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LSP_Matt

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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from ivanmoe in This is how you do this the right way!   
    Yeah. Big allegations were made but proof of their credibility is another thing.
     
    I would think that no one would be insane enough to make allegations like that unless they did have concrete proof. Otherwise, you're looking to get sued back to the Stone Age.

    I read a fair bit about the Collings Foundation B17G tragedy. when they write those reports they don't pull any punches.  Time will tell. Thankfully no one hurt.
     
    Matty
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from Derek B in First D-Day C-47 to Cross French Coast is Found   
    Wow Mark.  How's that eh?
     
    One intrepid geek saves the day
     
    Matty
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from LSP_K2 in This is how you do this the right way!   
    Yeah. Big allegations were made but proof of their credibility is another thing.
     
    I would think that no one would be insane enough to make allegations like that unless they did have concrete proof. Otherwise, you're looking to get sued back to the Stone Age.

    I read a fair bit about the Collings Foundation B17G tragedy. when they write those reports they don't pull any punches.  Time will tell. Thankfully no one hurt.
     
    Matty
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from lawman56 in This is how you do this the right way!   
    Yeah. Big allegations were made but proof of their credibility is another thing.
     
    I would think that no one would be insane enough to make allegations like that unless they did have concrete proof. Otherwise, you're looking to get sued back to the Stone Age.

    I read a fair bit about the Collings Foundation B17G tragedy. when they write those reports they don't pull any punches.  Time will tell. Thankfully no one hurt.
     
    Matty
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from JeepsGunsTanks in This is how you do this the right way!   
    Yeah. Big allegations were made but proof of their credibility is another thing.
     
    I would think that no one would be insane enough to make allegations like that unless they did have concrete proof. Otherwise, you're looking to get sued back to the Stone Age.

    I read a fair bit about the Collings Foundation B17G tragedy. when they write those reports they don't pull any punches.  Time will tell. Thankfully no one hurt.
     
    Matty
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Tony T in This is how you do this the right way!   
    You are making assumptions. I believe a ditching septuagenarian has as much right to live as a kiddy paddling in the shallows. However, the pilot was just very lucky to have not killed anybody, including himself, and the evidence — not opinion — is leaning towards something in-between negligence and recklessness. 
     
    Tony 
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    LSP_Matt reacted to RadBaron in This is how you do this the right way!   
    100% this 
     
    We are so close to losing the opportunity to fly these things, thanks to really facepalm-able decisions by some operators. It's beyond frustrsting/worrying to those of us who live for these aircraft. 
    Thank goodness luck was on everyone's side and nobody was hurt. This time. 
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Tony T in This is how you do this the right way!   
    As a user of beaches myself...
     
    There is more than one perspective. 
     
    Tony
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Dana Bell in This is how you do this the right way!   
    I was firmly in the "pretty-great-job" camp on this until the news came out that the pilot had skipped the morning's manditory safety briefing (which included instructions on where to put the aircraft down - hint, this wasn't the place), and that he'd been notified at least twice that his engine had been smoking for 20 minutes, and  that this was his second pass of the beach when he could have continued straight to the runway on his first pass.  Good job of putting the aircraft in the water; horrible job of avoiding the need to put the aircraft in the water.
     
    Cheers,
     
     
    Dana
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Dave Williams in This is how you do this the right way!   
    Um, no he’s not farther out.  At 8 seconds in the video, the aircraft passes directly over two surfers in the water as you can tell by the shadow.  Also, when it finally hits the water, you can see a bunch of people in the water further down in the path, including some that are clearly farther out than the aircraft.  It looks like if that aircraft had stayed airborne another 100 feet, there would have been casualties.  As far as when the prop stops, you land, the video doesn’t show how much earlier the problem occurred, and how much time and control ability the pilot had to put the aircraft down farther out and away from people.  I’m glad that no one was hurt, but it looks like that was more a case of luck than anything.  The question to answer is could the aircraft have been bellied in father out?
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    LSP_Matt reacted to ivanmoe in This is how you do this the right way!   
    Pilot should have set down farther out, away from the beach. Could have killed a wader of swimmer.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_Mike in Favorite War Mini-Series   
    I suspect the show will focus on the American effort.  The Pacific series focused on essentially 3 USMarines; it was just telling a story, not trying to slight any other units or branches. Whoever wrote that the U.S. was the only country bombing Germany is wrong, we both realize that. It is hard to do any war doco without accidentely leaving some group out. When I watch Battle of Britain, I enjoy the film, not worrying that they never mention the American Eagles.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to ivanmoe in Favorite War Mini-Series   
    I’m a little surprised that no one has mentioned the different Das Boot series.
     
    True, both the original and newer versions are subtitled, but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole lot.
     
    Band of Brothers is marvelous.
     
     
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    LSP_Matt reacted to John1 in Favorite War Mini-Series   
    Generation Kill was a solid series. Band of Brothers was tops for me.  
     
    The Pacific was excellent as well but for some reason it didn’t grab me like BoB. Maybe cause the main character died.  It just seemed grimmer than BoB but then again - that’s war.  
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    LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_Kevin in LSP Email Issues   
    Hi everyone,
     
    We're currently experiencing an issue with outgoing email from our server - this includes all forum notifications, such as topic subscriptions, PM notifications, password resets, and the like. The issue lies outside our server, however, but I've yet to make successful contact with our hosting company about it. Until I can or do, the issue will most likely persist, so I beg your patience while I try to flag them down.
     
    Kev
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from Martinnfb in mpk, Dale Cleary Passed away.   
    So sad to hear but relieved we now know. He was regarded fondly by all of us on LSP and despite the challenges life threw his way, he struggled every inch of the way to enjoy it and share the love with all of us.
     
    Rest in peace mate
     
    Matty
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    LSP_Matt reacted to MikeMaben in mpk, Dale Cleary Passed away.   
    Dale was truly a giver. A rare human being. He deserves some peace.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Astro32 in mpk, Dale Cleary Passed away.   
    I loved reading his threads and gaining insight into his persistence and enthusiasm. Too many people would've throttled back and merely existed in his situation.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to johncrow in mpk, Dale Cleary Passed away.   
    I'm reminded of my favorite M*A*S*H episode. A man is facing his own mortality but he's more concerned about others. 
     
    You will be missed, Dale. 
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    LSP_Matt reacted to mywifehatesmodels in mpk, Dale Cleary Passed away.   
    Fellow drummer. Fellow modeler. An all around great guy that I have prayed for often. This is very sad news for me.
     
    John
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    LSP_Matt reacted to MARU5137 in mpk, Dale Cleary Passed away.   
    He lasted posted  on 15th March on his build where he refers to his tumor  "I'm  not a well man" he says.
     
    https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/88246-trumpeter-124-hawker-hurricane-mki/page/9/&tab=comments#comment-1272648
     
     
    His tenacity to live a full life which has inspired many young kids in  his neighborhood to learn to play drums ,and go on to play in bands, is a testament  of his  teaching musical ability. He taught them for free.He gave away his drum kits to these kids which was just like him.

     
    Having Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia  for past 7 years did not deter him from his love of music, collecting drums, and building models.His character was filled with humor,  determination,  cheekiness  and profoundness.

     
    His brother, a Hollywood Film producer and Australian  Film maker  and his family will miss him dearly as WE ALL will.
    Although We do not see people that we come across on here,  it is always a sad time , but knowing how they  impact  on our being, on our Souls and Life is something we hold on to.
     
    Rest in Peace Dale.
     
     
    MARU 5137.
     
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from MARU5137 in Does anyone know Dale (MPK) in real life ?   
    Thanks for asking. We've been a bit worried on staff and had noticed/discussed his absence and medical challenges. Those of us in Aus are in a different state and we don't have contact info.
     
    Hopefully someone might chime in.
     
    Matty
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from scvrobeson in mpk, Dale Cleary Passed away.   
    So sad to hear but relieved we now know. He was regarded fondly by all of us on LSP and despite the challenges life threw his way, he struggled every inch of the way to enjoy it and share the love with all of us.
     
    Rest in peace mate
     
    Matty
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from Lee White in Thinking about Larry Hawkins today   
    He was a character that's for sure. He was always the man for having a part of this or that a member needed for a model.
     
    Matty
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