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  1. How to do an Observation Balloon

    I needed a balloon so I decided to scratchbuild one. With the nice help of Dave (Clipper) on correct measurements I start making the paper moulds for the Balloon. You can look for the plans in the file section:


    After the moulds were created, I cut the numerous parts in cardboard from a pizza package. I love pizza and I love cardboard.

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  2. Scenario 1 Turn 10

    Currently the Bloody April game is at turn 10. It is March 4th 1918. The current time is 10:48 AM The weather is clear, and a 15 MPH wind blows from the northeast.
    The air is full of planes this morning with:

    2 Sqn (Counter 1) performing an artillery cooperation mission trying to soften up fortifications in Lens.
    2 Sqn (Counter 2) is just finishing up a photo recon mission over the Provin aerodrome and the railway around it. The aerodrome might be getting some ...

    Updated 05-07-2013 at 09:30 by diceslinger

  3. Road to Cancon 2013 - Temora Aviation Museum

    As I made good time on Day 1 of the Brisbane to Canberra trip I had time for a detour to the small town of Temora on Day 2. Temora is the home of the Temora Aviation Museum, home to the No. 10 Elementary Flying Training School (10 EFTS) set up by the RAAF in May 1941 under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) during the Second World War. Their website is here:

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    Updated 05-15-2014 at 08:34 by Carl_Brisgamer

  4. Road to Cancon 2013 - Australian War Memorial (Part One)

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    On the Friday of Cancon 2013 the convention hall was not opening at midday, giving me a free morning. Whenever I'm in Canberra there is one place I always visit, the Australian War Memorial. Established as a national memorial to all Australian soldiers, sailors and airmen who had fallen in the South African War and the Great War construction started in the late 1920's and the original building was completed in 1941. Since then it has expanded to include ...

    Updated 05-15-2014 at 08:36 by Carl_Brisgamer

  5. The Stand: The Final Flight of Frank Luke, Jr.

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    It is not often I read biographies, I tend to stick towards the operation side of things. But for some reason I was drawn to read Stephen Skinner's The Stand: The Final Flight of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. The better half picked this one up for me recently as a birthday gift (shouldn't our parents - particularly our mothers - be the
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