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  1. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,656 posts, 2,709 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Back in the very early days of GPS, the civilian version of Garmin and Magellan (I worked there) devices limited the speed readout to a max of 100-120 MPH. The idea was to not compete with our aviation products, most of which were not products yet. In the early-mid 90s we started getting requests for USAF pilots (mostly A10 guys) to stop that. The inertial nav built into the A10 was garbage, and they wanted the moving maps. They were duct-taping handheld units in the cockpits. So we both turned it off.
     


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  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,730 posts, 3,058 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    The tank of the air... and a terrific tank killer. Known as the Worthog. One Bad A$$ plane.
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  3. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    1,331 posts, 391 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    Yea, the guys that fly them call them the warthog. The guys that build them call them the thunderbolt.
     


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  4. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,875 posts, 2,093 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    We have a retired 3-Star here in Sumter who flew A-10s. Nice fella. He graduated from East Carolina University. When I told him my mother didn’t want me to go there because it had the reputation of being a party school he said that she was right. But dang. He made 3-Star General in the Air Force. Party on!!

    P.S. He also makes real good home brew beer.
     


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  5. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,735 posts, 415 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
     


  6. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,730 posts, 3,058 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Or was that handsy..
     


  7. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,826 posts, 1,850 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    JS, he said "should", not "do".

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  8. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,730 posts, 3,058 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
  9. williamtl

    williamtl

    Joined Jun 1, 2015
    146 posts, 50 likes
    Macgregor 26d
    US rocky fork
    Warthog, the only thing not redundant was the pilot.
     


  10. toliver

    toliver

    Joined Nov 25, 2015
    45 posts, 4 likes
    Endeavour 32
    us Middle River, Md
    1st Rule of Windsurfing, "Never leave wind to find wind"
     


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  11. All U Get

    All U Get

    Joined Oct 2, 2008
    2,735 posts, 415 likes
    Pearson/ 530
    US Strafford, NH
    From my notes on DR navigation that I stumbled on while sailing this past week. To change ''vertical to horizontal'' add more whiskey. I think I did well in that class.
     


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