Re: storage...

Matt Bittner (
Tue, 5 Sep 1995 09:18:38 -0500

On 1 Sep 95 at 19:42, Bill Shatzer muttered:

> Brother, I have, I have, I have most sincerely repented! When
> I was young and callow, I did stupid, sinful things! I do confess
> I built airplanes without struts - yeah, in my wicked youth
> I built airplanes without *propellers*! Aye, though it
> pains me to confess it, I even once (God forgive me) built a tank!

Hey. HEY!! There are WW1 tanks out there, so back off the armor!
(HUGE :-))

> But now I have seen the true light and struts and rigging wires
> and non-retractible landing gear provide my true salvation!
> Yea, I even avoid the temptations of Dr.I's and D.VII's because
> they are sinfully lacking in rigging wires and the devilish
> models of Junkers aircraft I shun entirely.
> But yet the true grail elludes me as the wings and fuselages
> still resemble those of more sinful aircraft. Yet, ultimately
> I shall obtain the blessed grace of building a Farnam Longhorn -
> an aircraft which consists of nothing *but* struts and rigging and
> non-retractible landing gear.

Or, any of the earlier 'planes. Otto Doppeldecker. Caudron G.3 or
G.4, etc. etc.

> Peace be with you, brother.



Matthew Bittner WW1 Modeler, ecto subscriber, new dad, PowerBuilder developer; Omaha, Nebraska

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