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Old 12-09-2007, 12:15 AM
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Mig

I say real.

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I'm thinking real also.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:35 AM
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Real. Or maybe fake...
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The REAL thing

From a friend who flew wing with me at Nellis AFB when we had the privilege of flying Migs:
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"Subject: Bottom of a MIG 15's Loop

You don't get any closer to bustin' your @$$ than this............

Contributer says : " The tail strike occurred during a 1990 airshow in
Harrison, Arkansas. Kelly, who was a technician for the FAA and somewhat
of a camera buff, was tracking this guy flying a MiG-15 with his camera.

The pilot had just completed a loop and misjudged his pull-out. Everyone
considering themselves as potential victims, took-off running in all directions.

But Kelly had a non-threatening position with strong motivation to take the
picture. So just as the MiG scraped the ground, Kelly captured this rare
image. Had it been circulated at the time, this clear, once in a lifetime
photograph might have earned an award.

A few weeks later, in Fort Smith, Kelly was showing me these pictures he
had developed at a local Walmart. I asked him for a copy and now have it
hanging on my office wall - a clear depiction of the tiny difference between life
and death.

Oh, by the way, the guy just flew a wide circle, lowered his landing gear,
touched down then taxied in showing very minor damage.
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Some of you really have a good eye. Congratulations to the "real" crowd.
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"real"

I thought about saying that!
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haha real FTW
"For the Win"? or the "other" version of FTW?
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for the win
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"For the Win"? or the "other" version of FTW?
I've only heard FTW attributed to "For The Win"... seen it hundreds of times too.
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I've only heard FTW attributed to "For The Win"... seen it hundreds of times too.
Same here, I had to look up what the other FTW was, and I can see why rjm was concerned he may have used the ugly version.
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i just found out that FTW actually meant for the win recently, just like i learned what fubar means
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Thumbs up Hooray for the RF crowd ...

Good to hear that this forum is frequented mostly by solid folks interested in modeling and flying, and not in grousing about what a terrible world this is we live in. After 68 years of experimentation, I sure haven't found a better place to be (yet). Good group, here. Let's go fly!
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Umm, I'm new here, and maybe a little late on this thread, but I think that's a Mig-17. 3 wing fences on each wing instead of 2? Incredible pic. Love the story that goes with it. I wonder what the 'tail strike during flight' inspection requires?

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Old 12-10-2007, 09:57 AM
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Umm, I'm new here, and maybe a little late on this thread, but I think that's a Mig-17. 3 wing fences on each wing instead of 2? Incredible pic. Love the story that goes with it. I wonder what the 'tail strike during flight' inspection requires?
See there... I new there was SOMETHING wrong with that pic to throw off my astute powers of guestimation!
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:06 PM
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Lightbulb Welllll ....

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Umm, I'm new here, and maybe a little late on this thread, but I think that's a Mig-17. 3 wing fences on each wing instead of 2? Incredible pic. Love the story that goes with it. I wonder what the 'tail strike during flight' inspection requires?
A lot of us added the third fence to the 15s once the 17 proved the merit outweighed the penalties. Here's a really recent -15 that flew at Reno this year. Count the fences.
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