Thursday, September 18, 2014

Half Scale Sit-Inside Plymouth Superbird Model Car

really big hot wheels car. Like those ride-on trains but you ride inside this one

At first glance, we thought this 1970 Plymouth Superbird was cool of coursre, but nothing special – that is, until we saw it drive by other cars and realized that it was a fully functional half-size car making its way through the fairgrounds of a car show....
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Convair Model 200 Supersonic VTOL Sea Control Ship Fighter Concept

Convair Model 200 Supersonic VTOL Sea Control Ship Fighter Concept [edit]

This design from the late 60s/ early 70s looks a lot like the latest european fighters that use delta/canard configurations. It used the idea of lift engines behind the cockpit with a swiveling tailpipe, but no prototype was built as the contract went to the weird window-blind wing XFV-12 which somehow managed to take an engine with more thrust than flying weight, and never generate enough lift to get off the ground. Convair at the time made a number of delta-wing fighters and bombers. It would be like a lightweight F-35.










found this at http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=10553#disqus_thread


The Convair Model 200 was a 1973 design similar in some respects to the F-35. While stealth was lacking, it was designed as a single-engined jet fighter than could be built in both VTOL and CTOL (Model 201A) configurations. For VTOL, the single Pratt & Whiteny JTF22A-30A was equipped with a  nozzle that could vector down 90 degrees (as the F-35 engine does), and had an additional two 10,500 pound-thrust lift engines behind the cockpit (the F-35 has a single lift jet). The CTOL versions eliminated the lift jets and the engine nozzle vectoring. Top speed was about Mach 2. Span was 27 ft 10.5 in; length was 51 ft 1.5 in.
The Model 200 was put forward in a  US Navy competition for a smallish VTOL fighter than could be carried by the Sea Control Ship, the small aircraft carriers the Navy was planning at the time. Niether the Model 200 nor the SCS were built; but a competitor to the Model 200, the Rockwell XFV-12, was built… and failed miserably.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Rainbow Connection Chords

adapted by Arthur Fiddler

Intro: G   C   G   C
G             Em      C           D
Why are there so many songs about rainbows,
G                 Em    C     D
and what's on the other side?
G            Em       C         D
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions.
G             Em         C     D
Rainbows have nothing to hide.
C                           Am
So we've been told and some choose to believe it.
D                                D7
I know they’re wrong wait you’ll see
C             D            G         Em
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
   C           D             G  D
The lovers, the dreamers, and me.

G             Em              C            D
Who said that every wish will be heard and answered
G               Em      C    D
and wished on a morning star?
G        Em                  C         D
Somebody thought of that and someone believed him.
G              Em      C
Look what it's done so far.
Am                     C
what's so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
D                         D7
What do we think we might see?
C                D          G             Em
Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
C               D             G
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

D        G
All of us under its spell
  C         G                  D
We know that it's probably magic

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G             Em               C             D
Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
G               Em         C
I've heard them calling my name.
G             Em                 C             D
Are these the sweet sounds that called the young sailors?
G                    Em          C
I think that they're one and the same.
C                      Am
I've heard it too many times to ignore it.
    D7             D
It's something that I’m supposed to be [sing]

C             D           G          Em
Someday we'll find it the rainbow connection,
C               D             G
the lovers, the dreamers and me.
C             D           G          Em
Someday we'll find it the rainbow connection,
C               D             G
the lovers, the dreamers and me.

D         G
la da da  di da dum  
C         D           G
da duh da dum da dum di da Doooo


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Holy Holy Holy Hymn Chords

Holy Holy Holy Hymn Chords

Intro C Am G C F  G

C     Am    G C   F          C
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
G     Em     Am G    D              D7      G G7
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
C     Am    G C   F            C
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
Am  C  C     F  Am    F       G   C
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
C     Am    G C   F                C
Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
G       Em         C      G      D          D7     G    G7
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
C     Am     G   C    F              C
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Am  C  C     F   Am  F   G          C
Who wert and art and evermore shalt be.


C     Am    G C   F                C
Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide Thee,
G          Em     C     G        D     D7      G G7
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see,
C    Am       G  C   F                C
Only Thou art ho-ly; there is none be-side Thee,
Am  C  C   F  Am     F         G    C
Perfect in pow'r, in love, and puri-ty.

C     Am    G C   F                C
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
G       Em          Am         G        D          D7       G G7
All thy works shall praise Thy name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
C     Am    G C   F            C
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
Am  C  C     F   Am    F       G   C
God in three Per-sons, blessed Trinity!  (2x ending)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJBxK0IQ6XE

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