Pete J.

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  • Location San Marcos, Ca
  • Full Name Pete Johnson

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  1. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I have a very good friend who is retired from The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and he has always contended that every profession has its own jargon.  The purpose of that is to keep out the uninitiated.  The guys with office speak are doing exactly what you are doing for the same purpose.  I have to agree with him, because over the years, I have had several professions and dealt with multiple professions.  The jargon/language that each speaks is the secret hand shake for the club.  
     
  2. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I see that from earlier posts we are now getting down to dialects. The south has to be the worst, but there are many others throughout the country. Deep south -Mayonnaise - Mayonnaise a lot of rain the other day. Wigidiger- Brought your wife wididiger.  Texas- all - We drilled us a allwell.  And I just love areas that drop letters.  You know like that city that has the Ravens NFL team - Balamer.  I will never forget the first time I got dictions from my father in-law.  He said, "Go down to Blair road and take a left on Ekadal"  The actual street names were Bel Air and Echo Dale.  Don't even get started on Baston AKA bean town. 
  3. Pete J. added a post in a topic Decal help   

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  4. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    While we are correcting each other someone(yes, I am to lazy to look it up) mentioned the phrase " for all intensive purposes."  The correct phase is "for all intents and purposes" and dates back to the 1500's.  When one considers that a person may have intent and purpose in a legal environment it makes the statement more understandable.
    Other great Gallagheresque words would be- cents, sense, since.  So close in sound and so far apart in meaning.  
  5. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Dag nab it! But of corse!
     
  6. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Ok, had to post my second favorite comedian's routine on language.  I would have posted the one by George Carlin which is my most favorite, the I am sure that I would have gotten my knuckles rapped because George uses some pretty course language.  That one you will have to look up on your own.  In the mean time here is Gallagher on the English language!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfz3kFNVopk
  7. Pete J. added a post in a topic How many people fully detail a model?   

    To be honest, most of the time when I get into the detail mode, it is more about learning how to do something new to create better detail or just for the fact that I can say, yes, I build that part from raw material.  It is a very personal motivation, but the fun in this hobby for me is in the creation.  I love building and new techniques or other methods.  That is what got me into working more in metal and other materials.  I recently purchased some Delrin and can't wait to get into machining it.  Different material and different techniques.
  8. Pete J. added a post in a topic Polishing a color molded body   

    You can do it successfully with the same process that you use of paint, however, you should check the surface for things that may need filler such as sink marks, seams and other issues with the plastic.  If there are defects in the plastic that you would normally fix, then paint is the only way to go.
  9. Pete J. added a post in a topic How many people fully detail a model?   

    I guess I have to say "It depends".  It depends on what the mood strikes me and to be honest I couldn't tell you why that is.  I like an occasionally like an OOB build, others I like to do a little more and then some get the "full Monty".  Having said that, I like all my models to be as clean as possible.  Take care of all the mold lines, fill all the gaps, get the best paint job I can do.  After that, it just depends on me.



    And then there are the moments when I just like to get into the parts box and go totally Gonzo!  Yea, that is an Ed Roth Surfite.

     
  10. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Remember, we are talking about an aircraft going ballistic. Technically, most of the X aircraft from the X-1B on were not ballistic.  They were for the most part fitted with reaction controls which were very small hydrogen peroxide rockets at the extremities to maintain attitude control.  Also many of the X planes were rocket powered which allowed them to alter trajectory from the true ballistic flight path.  Being ballistic is different from setting an absolute altitude record.  Setting a absolute altitude record is all about controlled flight which is not being ballistic.  
  11. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Technically an aircraft that runs out of fuel in not ballistic as the pilot still has control of attitude and direction.  An object that is ballistic is one that is on an uncontrolled parabolic arc determined by velocity, air resistance and gravity.  A ballistic missile is referred to as such because once the warhead separates from the booster it is on a ballistic trajectory to impact.
     I first ran into the term in pilot training.  An aircraft goes ballistic in a maneuver that at very high speed and very high altitude does as hard pull up and goes into the upper atmosphere where the air is so thin that there is insufficient air for the control surfaces to provide direct attitude control.  The pilot now has no attitude control and the aircraft is ballistic until it returns to a lower attitude and control is regained.  I believe the first aircraft capable of "going ballistic" was an F-4.  Using the term to describe a person I believe comes from the idea that they are out of control.
  12. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    ...and the cent sign goes behind the number and you don't include a decimal!
  13. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Anyone who got the pilot credentials is the 60's or 70's sure can.  It's what happens when an F-4 runs out of air!
  14. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I think the one that bugs the heck out of me to no end is "No problem".  What ever happen to "Your welcome".  Heck no it's not a problem.  Your a BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH waiter. It's your job!
     
  15. Pete J. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Far out man, out'a sight, rad man, groovy, gnarly man,  .................Oh, never mind.  They have gone already!