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  1. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:51 PM #1

    Dave Baxter

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    Since Ian did a thing for the Marquart Charger I thought I should post this. http://www.starduster.net/ It is a work in progress, and my oldest son David put it together for me some time ago, unfortunately I have had little time to work on it. But the basic outline is there. I did not want it to conflict with the Biplane Forum as having more than one place to go for information can create problems. I welcome any interest and suggestions, I plan on adding the history of not only the Starduster Too, but all of the airplanes designed built and sold under the Starduster line of aircraft. Dave
     
  2. Oct 11, 2018 at 8:15 PM #2

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    That's great, thanks for sharing, Dave! I don't think these sites are in conflict with the forum -- you go to the particular plane's site to get the factual information (history, plans info, pictures, etc.) and to the forum for discussion. They complement each other well.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2018 at 8:25 PM #3

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    Ian, thanks for your most kind interest and comments. As you know having a flying airplane plus building another one, and the conflicts that arise from both? Do I want to build or fly, let alone update a website. I do plan on adding a lot more information, that is spread out on my computer, in print as well as the Starduster website and the Biplane Forum, but as you know it alone can be a full time job, and more. Dave
     
  4. Oct 11, 2018 at 8:30 PM #4

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    Definitely. You are a vast treasure trove of Starduster knowledge, and I'm very happy to see you have plans to put that information up on a website. It's all definitely time-consuming, I know far too well. Don't ask how my build is progressing! :D (Fortunately putting up the Charger website didn't take too long once I sat down to do it, but I don't have the massive amount of info to deal with that you do.)
     
  5. Oct 12, 2018 at 3:07 AM #5

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    Very nice Dave. May I suggest you and Ian post “stickies” or links on the Biplane forum to these websites? Be nice to beable to access it all from one place even if it’s a link to follow. The old Starduster page on spruce is a great one too. I hope it doesn’t get lost. That’s the only issue I see with computer data vs old school print newsletters. I hope people will beable to find all the data in 20 years. I know I’ve learned a lot by reading those old newsletters.

    Thanks for championing the Stardusters Dave!
     
  6. Oct 12, 2018 at 5:03 AM #6

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    Nice Dave, it looks great. I ran into a problem. I hope it is not your website, but I also hope it isn't my computer. I was checking it out and clicked on the Forum. That took me to ACS's forum. The first thread was a pin map. Cool, so I click on it and I get several windows and a recording saying my computer is infected with pornographic malware and to call this number, and probably pay, to get it taken off my computer. The only way I could get it to stop was to force the computer to shut down. On restart it was not there. Maybe someone with some computer lernin can check it out, not me.


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  7. Oct 12, 2018 at 6:08 AM #7

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    Avoid the pin map, sounds like. Hopefully it was just something annoying rather than actually malicious.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM #8

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    Thanks, Dave, to you and your son for putting this together. It will certainly not take me away from the Biplane forum...it just adds another source of help and entertainment for me! Now on the other hand, I'm sure my wife thinks "Just what he needs, another site to fuel this crazy airplane habit of his!"

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  9. Oct 12, 2018 at 5:23 PM #9

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    I second what has already been said. I think it’s a great idea.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2018 at 6:51 PM #10

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    Will not sure what to tell you? They use all sorts of things like threats of Porn Sites the IRS and FBI to screw with you , and threaten to do bad things if you do not call and pay. They can be found in some of the most Benin places, that most would not suspect? I had my computer screen go all green, and was looking for registration numbers for Stardusters and Acrodusters in Italy, and not even pursing for porn! Dave
     
  11. Oct 13, 2018 at 12:03 AM #11

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    I just checked around a little bit. It appears that frappr.com, the site which was hosting the Starduster map, went out of business in the early 2010s, was acquired, and the site was subsequently left to rot by the acquiring company. I suspect a bad actor has bought the domain and is serving malware from it now. Short answer is, as you discovered Will, don't click on the Starduster map. There is discussion on the ACS thread about removing the sticky, but it appears no one has bugged the administrator there enough to actually get it taken down.
     
  12. Oct 13, 2018 at 6:08 AM #12

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    I have E-Mailed Josh Solis my contact at A/C Spruce and asked if he can have their IT guys take care of the Pin Map for Starduster Flyers, and have also posted a warning on the Starduster web site. Dave
     

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