Re: THE question!

Douglas R. Jones (
Thu, 15 Dec 1994 12:03:23 -0600

Uniqueness. I fly scale models and there are very few WWI examples at the
fields I frequent. They also pose a unique set of challanges. Each area is
special: construction, detailing, rigging and flying. Each poses challenges
not found in other areas of modeling, IMHO. Plus I suppose there is a
certain.....something about this era of aviation. I cannot completely put my
finger on it. Maybe it's something to do with the chivelrous mystic often
associated with it.

I also feel (even though many have tried to disway my opinion) that the
pilots of this era had more guts (for lack of a better word) than any pilot
since. While these aircarft were built to the best of the technology of the
day it was still pretty raw by todays standards! Heaven knows life
expectancies of pilots was short.

And lastly I guess it is the technology itself that appeals to me. It is
facinating to see how quickly it evolved and what drove it.

There you go, that's it in a nutshell!

>And the very best of the season to you.

And to you and yours!

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