area code

  • A three-digit number that identifies one of the telephone service regions into which the US, Canada, and certain other countries are divided and that is dialed when calling from one area to another
  • A telephone numbering plan is a type of numbering scheme used in telecommunications to allocate telephone numbers to subscribers and to route telephone calls in a telephone network. A closed numbering plan, such as found in North America, imposes a fixed total length to numbers.
  • The Chinese Telephone Code Plan is the way to group telephone numbers in the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Land lines and mobile phones follow different systems: land lines use area codes, while mobile phones do not.
  • a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada

    886

  • Country Code: 886 International Call Prefix: 002, 005, 006, 007, 009, 019
  • * The Glagolitic alphabet, devised by Cyril and Methodius, missionaries from Constantinople, is adopted in the Bulgarian Empire. * Alfred the Great captures London and renames it Lundenburgh. Slightly upstream from London Bridge he builds a small harbour called Queenhythe.
  • “886” is a single by Fiona Sit that was released on 7 January 2005. It appears on Fiona AVEP, which contains 2 tracks and one remix, “886”, “Pumpkin Cart”, and “886” (remix). The term stands for “Bye Bye” in Cantonese, commonly used as part of Internet slang.

area code 886

area code 886 – Estes 886

Estes 886 Gnome Flying Model Rocket Kit
Estes 886 Gnome Flying Model Rocket Kit
The Gnome is chrome at its hottest. This smooth, ballistic bullet is a classy looking little sprite with blistering speed to match. Standing just a little over 10 ” (26 cm) with super shiny chrome and sapphire blue colors, this is one great looking, mini engine powered cloud chaser that can reach altitudes of well over 800 ‘ (244 m). Recovery is safe and reliable with its fluorescent colored streamer for easy tracking after a super fast flight. The Gnome is another in our series of E2X (easy to assemble) kits and features a single piece, chrome wrapped body tube, a bright blue precolored one piece fin unit, nose cone and upper launch lug ring. The rocket takes about 30 minutes to build and is finished off with a colorful, easy to apply self-stick decal. With its simple assembly and precolored parts, it an excellent choice for the first time rocketeer. Estes mini engines and Estes launch supplies required ? sold separately. Recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12.

Features include:

•Mini Engine Powered
•Streamer Recovery System
•Skill Level E2X
•Over 10 ” tall
•Flies up to 800 ‘

1:72 Manshu Ki-53 "Insei", 1st chutai, 4th sentai – (Whif/Luft'46/scratch-built/kitbashing)

1:72 Manshu Ki-53 "Insei", 1st chutai, 4th sentai - (Whif/Luft'46/scratch-built/kitbashing)
Some background
In response to the disappointing Kawasaki Ki-45 "Toryu" (US code name ‘Nick’) in late 1939 and 1940, the Japanese army ordered the development of another twin-engine fighter. As an alternative, a lighter and more agile design was demanded, better suited for high altitude interception tasks than the twin-engine escort fighters of the era. One proposal was the Manshu Ki-53 "Insei" (‘Meteor’, code name ‘Stacy’), a relatively small and sleek, single-seated design which was built around two water-cooled Kawasaki Ho-40 (licence-built Daimler Benz DB 601, also used for the Kawasaki Ki-61 fighter) engines. The design was heavily influenced by German planes like the Messerschmitt Bf 110 or Focke Wulf Fw 187, in search of a better performance compared to both current single-or double-engine fighters in service.

After a hasty development the Ki-53 was only built in small numbers and exclusively assigned to homeland defense tasks. The plane was just in time operational to be used against the Doolittle raid on 18 April 1942, though it did not see action. The 84th Independent Flight Wing (Dokuritsu Hiko Chutai) introduced the Ki-53 as the first squadron, alongside its Ki-45. It became clear that the Ki-53 could better hold its own against single-engine fighters in aerial combat than the larger, two-seated Ki-45. It was more agile and offered a much better acceleration, but it suffered from several flaws that would never truly mended.

The Ki-53’s cannon armament proved to be effective against the B-17 and B-29 Superfortress raids, which started in June 1944. But the plane was complicated and not popular, production numbers remained small. Stability became poor at high altitudes, the water-cooled engines were exotic among Imperial Japanese Army Air Service aircraft and the radiator system was prone to leaking. The lack of a pressurized cabin made high altitude interceptions hazardous – most of the time, only an initial direct attack was possible. Since the basic design offered little room for future developments, a thorough redesign was rejected and only a mere 153 were built, so that the machine did not cause much impact.

Some machines received field modifications, like an additional, semi-recessed 30mm cannon under the fuselage (omitting the hard point), these machines were designated Ki-53-I. Some Ki-53 had one of their fuselage tanks behind the cockpit removed and two additional 20mm cannons, angled 30° upwards with 150 rgp each installed – under the designation KI-53 KAI. Probably 30 machines were converted this way and used as night fighters

Later, the interceptor concept was taken back to single-engine projects like the Ki-87 or Ki-94, but both failed to proceed to hardware stage.

General characteristics:
Crew: 1
Length: 29 ft 8 in (9.05 m)
Wingspan: 44 ft (13.4 m)
Height: XXX m
Wing area: 213 ft? (19.7 m?)
Weight: 6.886 kg

Maximum speed: 390 mph (625 km/h)
Range: 800 miles (1,200 km)
Service ceiling: 39.400 ft (12.000 m)
Rate of climb: 2,857 ft/min (14.1 m/s)
Engine: 2 Kawasaki Ho-40 with 1.475 hp

Armament: 2? 20 mm Ho-5 cannon (in the lower nose, 175 rpg each, one hard point under the fuselage fore a 500 kg bomb or an auxiliary tank.

The kit and its assembly
This is total whif, a true Frankenstein creation from various kits without a real life paradigm. Actually, a pair of DH.88 wings were the start of it all. They are so elegant and slender, I wanted to build something for high altitudes with them, like a Luft ’46 BV 155 or Bf 109H. That idea turned into a twin engine propeller fighter, like a small-scale Westland Welkin. But since such a plane would not fit into German demands, I ‘re-located’ it conceptually to Japan. Historically it would fit, esp. its DB 601 engines, which were also used on the Ki-64 ‘Hien’, the only other serial production plane of the army with a water-cooled engine. The sleek lines and its small size would also fit Japanese design.

Consequently, I gave it the Ki-53 designation. I am not certain if this number had been allocated or used, I could not find a good reference?

Anyway, now that the basic idea was clear, here’s a list of what went into this fantasy creation (all 1:72 scale):

  • Fuselage, tail and cockpit from a Hobby Boss He 162
  • Engines from an Italieri He 111
  • Propellers from an Airfix OV-10D
  • Main wings and rear engine nacelle parts from an Airfix DH.88
  • Wing radiator units from a Matchbox Me 410
  • Landing gear from a Dragon Ho 229
  • Main wheels from a PM Ta 183
  • Tail wheel from a Revell Eurocopter ‘Tiger’
  • Matchbox pilot figure

The He 162 fuselage lost its jet engine on the back (closed with 2c putty), resulting in a very clean fuselage, IMHO a great complement to the sleek DH.88 wings. Since I wanted to keep the original cockpit from the He 162 (even though the Hobby Boss kit is gruesome in this point!) but not use a tricycle undercarriage, the wing roots were moved forward

1:72 Manshu Ki-53 "Insei", 1st chutai, 4th sentai – (Whif/Luft'46/scratch-built/kitbashing)

1:72 Manshu Ki-53 "Insei", 1st chutai, 4th sentai - (Whif/Luft'46/scratch-built/kitbashing)
Experiment with CG effects.

Some background
In response to the disappointing Kawasaki Ki-45 "Toryu" (US code name ‘Nick’) in late 1939 and 1940, the Japanese army ordered the development of another twin-engine fighter. As an alternative, a lighter and more agile design was demanded, better suited for high altitude interception tasks than the twin-engine escort fighters of the era. One proposal was the Manshu Ki-53 "Insei" (‘Meteor’, code name ‘Stacy’), a relatively small and sleek, single-seated design which was built around two water-cooled Kawasaki Ho-40 (licence-built Daimler Benz DB 601, also used for the Kawasaki Ki-61 fighter) engines. The design was heavily influenced by German planes like the Messerschmitt Bf 110 or Focke Wulf Fw 187, in search of a better performance compared to both current single-or double-engine fighters in service.

After a hasty development the Ki-53 was only built in small numbers and exclusively assigned to homeland defense tasks. The plane was just in time operational to be used against the Doolittle raid on 18 April 1942, though it did not see action. The 84th Independent Flight Wing (Dokuritsu Hiko Chutai) introduced the Ki-53 as the first squadron, alongside its Ki-45. It became clear that the Ki-53 could better hold its own against single-engine fighters in aerial combat than the larger, two-seated Ki-45. It was more agile and offered a much better acceleration, but it suffered from several flaws that would never truly mended.

The Ki-53’s cannon armament proved to be effective against the B-17 and B-29 Superfortress raids, which started in June 1944. But the plane was complicated and not popular, production numbers remained small. Stability became poor at high altitudes, the water-cooled engines were exotic among Imperial Japanese Army Air Service aircraft and the radiator system was prone to leaking. The lack of a pressurized cabin made high altitude interceptions hazardous – most of the time, only an initial direct attack was possible. Since the basic design offered little room for future developments, a thorough redesign was rejected and only a mere 153 were built, so that the machine did not cause much impact.

Some machines received field modifications, like an additional, semi-recessed 30mm cannon under the fuselage (omitting the hard point), these machines were designated Ki-53-I. Some Ki-53 had one of their fuselage tanks behind the cockpit removed and two additional 20mm cannons, angled 30° upwards with 150 rgp each installed – under the designation KI-53 KAI. Probably 30 machines were converted this way and used as night fighters

Later, the interceptor concept was taken back to single-engine projects like the Ki-87 or Ki-94, but both failed to proceed to hardware stage.

General characteristics:
Crew: 1
Length: 29 ft 8 in (9.05 m)
Wingspan: 44 ft (13.4 m)
Height: XXX m
Wing area: 213 ft? (19.7 m?)
Weight: 6.886 kg

Maximum speed: 390 mph (625 km/h)
Range: 800 miles (1,200 km)
Service ceiling: 39.400 ft (12.000 m)
Rate of climb: 2,857 ft/min (14.1 m/s)
Engine: 2 Kawasaki Ho-40 with 1.475 hp

Armament: 2? 20 mm Ho-5 cannon (in the lower nose, 175 rpg each, one hard point under the fuselage fore a 500 kg bomb or an auxiliary tank.

The kit and its assembly
This is total whif, a true Frankenstein creation from various kits without a real life paradigm. Actually, a pair of DH.88 wings were the start of it all. They are so elegant and slender, I wanted to build something for high altitudes with them, like a Luft ’46 BV 155 or Bf 109H. That idea turned into a twin engine propeller fighter, like a small-scale Westland Welkin. But since such a plane would not fit into German demands, I ‘re-located’ it conceptually to Japan. Historically it would fit, esp. its DB 601 engines, which were also used on the Ki-64 ‘Hien’, the only other serial production plane of the army with a water-cooled engine. The sleek lines and its small size would also fit Japanese design.

Consequently, I gave it the Ki-53 designation. I am not certain if this number had been allocated or used, I could not find a good reference?

Anyway, now that the basic idea was clear, here’s a list of what went into this fantasy creation (all 1:72 scale):

  • Fuselage, tail and cockpit from a Hobby Boss He 162
  • Engines from an Italieri He 111
  • Propellers from an Airfix OV-10D
  • Main wings and rear engine nacelle parts from an Airfix DH.88
  • Wing radiator units from a Matchbox Me 410
  • Landing gear from a Dragon Ho 229
  • Main wheels from a PM Ta 183
  • Tail wheel from a Revell Eurocopter ‘Tiger’
  • Matchbox pilot figure

The He 162 fuselage lost its jet engine on the back (closed with 2c putty), resulting in a very clean fuselage, IMHO a great complement to the sleek DH.88 wings. Since I wanted to keep the original cockpit from the He 162 (even though the Hobby Boss kit is gruesome in this point!) but not use a tricycle undercarriage, the w