Warbirds and more - trivia game

  1. Gokul43201

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    I recently took a bunch pictures of various aircraft, munitions, engines and a few space thingies. Thought I'd put them up, and make something of a game out of it, since it seems like there's a not too small aircraft enthusiast gang here.

    The Rules:

    1. Each question consists of no more than 3 clues, at least one of which will be photographic. The quest is to identify the thing based on the clues.

    2. The clues will be posted sequentially, with at least a 2 hour gap between clues for the same question. The gaps may be much longer. For instance, near the other extreme, I might post the first clue in the morning, the next one at night and the third one, the next morning. As soon as each clue comes up, you may guess no more than one answer. If something is unclear about the clue, you may ask for a clarification. All clues (other than pictorial ones) will appear in bold text. Additional comments or clarifications of questions will appear in normal text.

    3. First person with the correct answer to any question gets points according to the which clue they solved it on. A correct answer after the 1st clue gets 3 points, after the 2nd clue, 2 points and after the last clue, 1 point.

    4. I may have more than one question up at the same time. For instance, I might post Q1 Clue 2 and Q2 Clue 1 and Q3 Clue 1 at the same time. So, when asnwering, please write down the Question number that you are responding to.

    5. Guesses may not be edited later than a minute after posting. Posts where I can see the "edited..." comment will be disregarded. So, if you edit late, it is better for you to delete than have the answer up for someone else to steal. If you make more than one guess (in multiple posts) for any clue, all guesses by that person for that particular clue will be disregarded.

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    Example (posts appearing in chronological order):

    Gokul: Q1, Clue I {picture of B-2 as posted in Ivan's recent thread}

    Respondent A: Looks like a giant slipper

    Respondent B : Stealth plane

    Respondent C : E-3 Sentry

    Respondent D : o-ring from Challenger

    Gokul : Q1, Clue II {another picture, maybe an oblique top-view}

    Respondent E : Paramecium

    Respondent B : B-2

    Respondent D : Northrop B-2 Spirit

    Gokul : Respondent B has the first correct answer after clue #2 and earns 2 points.

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    Note : I do not require more detail than is given in B's correct guess (but B's first guess didn't cut it). While D's answer is preferred, I will not be anal and penalize B. This is not a game of psychology.

    Kapische?

    I'll give folks time to read this and ask any questions. The first question will not appear any sooner than an hour from now, and no later than a half-day.
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2006
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  3. FredGarvin

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    Bring 'em on! Of course, by the time you start posting, I'll have to be giving the little one a bath.
     
  4. Gokul43201

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    Yeah, just let me know when it's bathtime! :devil:

    NOTE : Typically, the first clue will be pretty hard, like an unrevealing camera angle. If it comes to a third clue, and no one's close, I'll make that one pretty easy, if I can.
     
  5. Fred and I are going to make your little game a joke....mu-ha-ha.

    Now I'm going to the gym, see you in an hour if Fred don't answer them all by the time I get back!
     
  6. FredGarvin

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    All right. Bathtime is over. Bring 'em on again!
     
  7. Gokul43201

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    Let's start off easy:

    Question 1 Clue I : Identify the thing in the picture

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  8. Gokul43201

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    {not a clue}

    Note : I'll try and have at least a couple of questions open everyday, so pay attention to the question numbers.
     
  9. U-2 spyplane.

    You need to use flash when you take photos Gokul.
     
  10. FredGarvin

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    How the heck do you view a full size image? I get some stupid Image Shack screen that only talks about uploading.
     
  11. Gokul43201

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    Gah, too easy!

    Cyrus - 3 points

    No, it's not about using a flash. A flash would have been almost useless over such distances. Naturally, I didn't want to use the clear-as-day pictures in the first clue.
     
  12. Gokul43201

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    Can't you see the picture in the post window?

    We must get this sorted out before proceeding. You can't see any more than I've posted. I didn't want to use attachments and take up PF bandwidth, so I'm using Imageshack for all the pics.
     
  13. I can see it when you post it, not when you click on it.
     
  14. FredGarvin

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    I can see it in the post. I was just thinking that it was a link to a larger format pic. If that's what you get then I have no problems. NEXT!
     
  15. Gokul43201

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    No it's not. I've sized the pictures to adjust the difficulty of identification.
     
  16. Gokul43201

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    Gonna mix things up a bit.

    Question 2 Clue I : Identify/describe the thing in the pic, as best you can.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. That would be the apollo space capsule. (after re-entry, duh).

    There is one down the road from here :biggrin:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. FredGarvin

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    It looks like a space capsule.

    Damnit! He beat me again.
     
  19. Gokul43201

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    Question 3 Clue I : Identify the subject (not the little red plane in the background)

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  20. Thats an F-82. It's a korean war era airplane where they chopped the wings off a P-51 mustang and put two of them together.
     
  21. FredGarvin

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    Ahhh.. The twin fuselage P-51....The P-82
     
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