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2004-03-18 19:36:14.53478+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

An article about a mid-air break-up near Reno (from which the pilot parachuted safely) prompted me to a Google search on the Skybolt from Steen Aero Lab, which lead me to quotes like:

"The Skybolt is probably the best combination sport/acro plane..."
- Budd Davisson

Which reminded me of being an air-struck teenager and reading Budd Davisson's pilot reports of various exotic airplanes, which lead me to Bud Davisson's Airbum.com which lead me to his Neat Sh-t page which lead me to a write-up about a quarter-scale (13" long, 8 lb) water cooled V-8. Apparently Replica Engines is where the serious model builder goes for motive power.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-18 20:58:40.926832+00 by: TC

Dan seems bored today.....No?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-03-18 21:54:57.054443+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep. Waiting for big download from Oracle