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Big fan of Space Ghost (1966), and Calvin and Hobbes (1986). Married, retired, no kids. Anything more would be superfluous.

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  1. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Today’s Custom Comic

    https://ibb.co/b3wD6n

  2. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Today’s Random Thoughts

    It seems Calvin has gotten himself into a sticky situation.

    Yep. Just do the math. Calvin + glue = disaster

    Now would be a great time for Hobbes to roll around in the glue and get rid of his cat dander build-up.

    Not only is the newspaper not going anywhere, neither is Calvin.

  3. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    ???

  4. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    I had the guillotine too!

  5. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    @Sargon1

    I often think of cooking to be very similar to Chemistry Lab.

  6. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    @HappyDog My bad. B-I-S-M-A-R-C-K

  7. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    @57BelAir

    Here is a large pic of the BISMARCK → https://ibb.co/ctWF2S

  8. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    I remember those. They were really cool in their day.

  9. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    @K_Aplin AMEN !! The Cutty Sark was by far, the hardest to make. The rigging had to be just tight enough as to not sag, but not so tight as to warp the masts. Also, try tying a knot with tweezers in each hand. That was the only way to do it when attaching rigging just under the Crow’s Nest area.

  10. 2 months ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    @57BelAir I’ll post a detailed pic of the Bismark a little later when I get to my Desktop.

    As for the scale of the wind tunnel test models, they varied depending on the purpose of the model. For example, I made a “Spin Test” model of the AV8B Harrier Jump jet out of Kevlar® which was tested in a vertically oriented wind tunnel. That model was approx. 16" long. The model would be hand-launched into the test section of the wind tunnel to try to induce a tail spin. A pilot would try to “fly” the model out of the spin so the info could be passed on to other pilots for their training.

    I worked on installation of pressure sensors located in the nose of the Space Shuttle. The nose was about 3’ diameter and 3’ long. The purpose of this model was to measure the force of re-entry atmospheric pressure on the nose.

    Then there were “Wing Flutter”, “Drop Test” and hyper-sonic test models. Each had specific purposes which dictated which wind tunnel was used which in turn, determined size of the model.