What is the one thing you wish our hobby had?

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  1. CURT

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    So am I. Been a loonng time since I used or even seen one cept for the broken ones I still have.
     
  2. Craig

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    Can anyne concieve of a way to launch planes from an aircraft carrier that will not take away physically from the look of the carrier?
     
  3. Tugboat

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    I can think of a way to accelerate them off the end of the flight deck, but 1:144 scale planes don't have enough wing area for their size to make them fly beyond the ballistic course you get from launching them. They'd be cool for scaring ducks, though.
     
  4. Craig

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    hmmmmmm, then a proxy plane ( i did just pay 20 for a pack of two planes from Japan, am not combatting those) Something to shoot out at the players or someone had suggested paint balls..... not quite what I was looking for...
     
  5. Robert Clarke

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    Hi Craig,
    The Shinano has a forward elevator. You could put some sort of pneumatic launcher in the cavity, sticking up from the hole in the deck. You could then lower it and cover it when not in use.
     
  6. Kotori87

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    Lemmesee... There was a carrier in the WWCC that launched a pair of planes from its catapults. Scored 25 points per hit (equal to 2 belows and a waterline hit). The system was a 1/16" gas line (1/8" OD) that was inserted into the back of a 1/8" ID brass rod, which was used as the catapult. The airplane (a low-detail balsa imitation) had a 1/8" OD rod glued on the bottom, which was inserted into the business end of the catapult. To fire, it had a SMAV-3 with a servo, that would dump 150PSI of air into the air line, then into the catapult itself, pushing the plane from the catapult toward the target. Effective range, ~6 feet, ballistic trajectory, non-reloading. The design was also modified to launch hook-and-line for towing stricken vessels back to port.

    If you're worried about appearances, you could run the brass tubing "catapult" flush with the deck, or even have it inside the deck, at the very front of the ship.
     
  7. Craig

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    Good thoughts guys, I'll be checking into these. Thanks!
     
  8. FirePowerDan

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    Or selling a vessel that has some sort of problem with it. I have seen to many vessels that did not conform to the rules and were ok in one persons hands. Then sold and that person is attacked because there is something illegal about the vessel. Why was this problem allowed in the first place?
     
  9. klibben

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    One thing I wish we had?


    Multi-million dollar contracts.

    second thing?

    hot cheerleaders! :D
     
  10. bb26

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    With the million dollar contract's comes the endorsements on the boat. I can see it now. advertising signs on the side of Yamato. Instead of Battle ship grey we got ads for Viagra and Subway [:D][:p][:)][8D]
     
  11. klibben

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    Oh, I think that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.... :)
     
  12. JohnmCA72

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    I don't think there's enough space on a model warship to place anything so that it could be seen. Then again, if somebody offered to subsidize me in turn for a logo display, I'd have to consider it.

    A better opportunity, I think, is the background of the battle site. Photos often show empty pond banks in the background; these would be ideal spots for ad placement. Especially at "concentrated" events, such as a Maker Faire, etc., with lots of eyeballs in attendance & a small site. A few banners or signs in the background might actually pay for the event.

    Has anybody ever been to a baseball, football, basketball, hockey, or other pro sports game? If you have, then you'd have a hard time missing all the ads placed all over. Just about everywhere, that is, except the players' uniforms. That's a much more realistic sponsorship/ad model.

    JM
     
  13. TheMackster

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    HMS Dreadnaught, proudly armed with Daisy brand BBs.

    Daisy! A name you can trust!
     
  14. Knight4hire

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    I wish we had an indoor pond that could be used year round!
     
  15. Knight4hire

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    The "cheerleaders" would be a nice touch, but I fear that the wife would not be happy!
     
  16. CURT

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    CHEER LEADERS!!

    Adm Stokomoto
     
  17. squires

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    NO2 gas cannisters and some form of firing pin may work to launch airplanes but it could cost a bit.