You're a good man, Rusty, a good man.
Who was that slim debonair guy holding that cool airplane in front of the Nova???
And you're right, the Scrambler is a very innovative construction design. I remember yours and Dan's article in MAN, and remember showing it to Duke. He was VERY impressed with your construction technique. They look to be a booger to cut/build... but once built, look like the cat's meow. I am very likely going to add a Scrambler to my "to do" list! Can't wait to see yours fly.
Lastly Frank, thank you very much for sharing your old Brownie photos. Priceless. I have duly saved all your pics to my "Friends and NetPics" subfolder inside my "Model Airplanes" folder.
You have some of the most OFF THE WALL stories to share!!!
This is what makes this hobby really great: Friends sharing experiences and the common ground we share together, in this case the love and appreciation of combat and its history. Also, one of the things I like best about my vintage combat plane hobby is when I mess with the engines, or the airplanes, or especially flying them... I'm magically transformed into a kid all over again! That part of it is priceless!!