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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby FL Transplant on Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:25 pm

So is the next step to build your LCC-in-the-home sim, joining in with the Falcon gaming community?

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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:35 pm

You could use those big cardboard tubes for casting concrete piers for the shock isolators. And an aluminum ladder for the cable raceways, with five spotlight fixtures attached for the emergency lights. DMCCC console might be more difficult. Stainless steel crapper in the back. w/ shower curtain, for proper ambiance...

OK, I think I got my silly done for the day.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:51 am

As I get closer and closer to having grandchildren someday, I want to be able to explain to them what I did...what WE did during the Cold War. When I take them to D01 outside Wall, SD I want them to say "That's just like the clock you have!" or "That's why you have an old rusty toilet and aluminum ladder in the basement." For some reason, this stuff has become important to me. I can't explain it. I like hearing the stories you guys tell, and being able to share my own. Am I becoming senile? Probably.

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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby Batman on Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:41 pm

MajorG1000 wrote:"The older I get, the better I was!"


You don't get older. You mature. Like a fine wine.

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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:19 pm

I immature; more fun that way.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby orbitman on Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:19 pm

I dug out my old scrapbook and found an old black and white USAF 8 x 10" photo of me briefing a dozen or so folks from the nearest town. This was in the 66th SMS, C flight, around 1967. In the background is the Chelsea clock. It has a white, 24-hour dial and looks to be the 8 1/2" model. The case is a black bake-a-lite kind of substance and as I remember it was pretty sturdy. BTW all the classified was hidden but accessable and the folks were briefed on what to do if an emergency arose. Believe it or not the people liked us back then. We hunted deer, antelope, grouse, ducks and the occasional pheasent on their ranches, with their welcome and permission. Good times :)
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:40 am

Batman said: You don't get older. You mature. Like a fine wine.

Ripple, anyone?
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:52 am

People liked us in the 80s when I was on Crew too. The City of Minot was always doing something to show their appreciation for everything the base contributed to the area. I don't think most Americans think badly about us now...if they think about us at all. The Cold War is over and all the fear that episode in our history brought with it has pretty much vanished. Nuclear Weapons aren't part of our fighting inventory, and really aren't thought about day to day as they were when we had 1054 Missiles, an unknown (to the Soviets, hopefully) number of Subs, and a huge number of "Cocked-On" Bombers and Tankers sitting on the Alert Pad of every SAC base around the nation. When people ask me what I did in the Air Force I proudly tell them. Most either stare at me in disbelief, or just cannot comprehend what it was we did. Older people know, but the people who are 20 or so years younger than myself haven't got a clue.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:53 am

Boone's Farm? Mad Dog 20-20? I ran across a reference to Mateus a few weeks ago.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:33 pm

Mateus was what we used to impress a date when I was in college. Carlo Rossi was cheaper, and came in half gallon bottles... Thunderbird and Mad Dog 20-20 was fortified and what the alcholics living on the street drank. Boone's Farm was to "fruity". Beer was the "go to" drink of choice.

Life was so much simpler then.


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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby rkfoos on Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:00 pm

Bob -

You cause me to hark back ....

I took my wife out for a "ritzy" dinner to the esteemed Field & Stream restaurant (remember that place; is it still there?). We went big and ordered our favorite wine, Riunite. The waiter brought it to the table with a cork screw; he tried to figure out how to open the bottle and couldn't. It was a screw-top; classic.

Then there was the time that Phil Beard (he might have been before your time) made a run in his RV to Texas and brought back the elixir of the gods, Coors beer. he took orders before he left and came back with an RV full. Good times!!

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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MMIIICDB on Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:30 pm

Alas, the Field & Stream has regressed back to someone's house! I guess once they started opening more chain restaurants (Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebees, etc.) they couldn't keep up!

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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:35 pm

When I was in Missouri, I read a newspaper article about the MHP stopping a car with a trunk full of Coors (not sold in MO, so illegal). Took it out, called for a bulldozer to run over it and crush the cans. Don't recall what the fine was. I suspect the trunk was riding really low, and that was the clue for the MHP.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:37 pm

As I recall, The Old Missouri Homestead in Sedalia was the finest restaurant close by; KC had many better.
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Re: Launch Control Panel

Postby MajorG1000 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:18 pm

Russ, I DO remember Phil Beard, though vaguely. I went to the "Field and Stream" exactly twice. The second time I was seated near the "stream" and thought: "how clever to make a stream like landscape using clear resin as the stream. They really should dust the stream though..." Then a live goldfish swam by...That wasn't dust, it was a film on water that had never been cleaned....I never went back. I have no idea if it is still there. I think the place we went out to eat at most of the time was the $5 Dollar Steakhouse (I cannot remember the name) that gave a free steak dinner to the "Crew of the Month", just outside Minot. For Five Dollars you got a T-bone Steak (no really, that's what they called it!), a baked potato, a slice of toast and a side of slaw. It was pretty good considering most of us were really too poor to go out at all.

When I was in college in Arizona, we had a guy from the Austin Organ Company in Connecticut come and install a huge pipe organ in the University auditorium. Some of us in the music department (I minored in music) were drafted to help install the monstrosity. It took months, and much beer was consumed by all involved. The guy from the Company had brought out his VW Bug from the East Coast and when he left for home, he managed to cram some 15 cases of Coors into the car, as they couldn't get it in Conn. at the time. None of us could really undestand it as we considered it "Colorado Kool-aid"...but he clearly saw the marketing potential in his stash.
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