One-Handed Hammers always deal minimum 10 health damage on hit, which effectively synergizes with the Fearsome Perk, although hits that proc Fearsome effect don't guarantee enemies' morale drop (especially at full health).
Skill and perk benefits stack multiplicatively. Example: Warhammers have base damage of 30-40 and will do 67-90 armor damage (225%) on Batter. If Destroy Armor is used, armor damage goes up to 101-135 (225%*1.5). If Destroy Armor is used by a character with Hammer Mastery, armor damage goes up to 135-180 (225%*1.5*1.33).
The Polehammer is not a polearm, contrary to what its name suggests, so it will not receive bonuses from Polearm Mastery. Polehammer has -15% accuracy penalty for hitting adjacent targets, which can be negated by acquiring Hammer Mastery perk.
If I was writing a newspaper headline it would probably read:Hammer Brothers deliverANOTHERonetwo punch for Glasair at AirVenture 2007.A knock-out line to say the least.Actually the Hammer brothers, Steve of Peachtree City, GA and Bruce of Layfette, LA finished first and second in the Formula F/X class of the 2007 AirVenture Cup Race. The race, 500 miles long is held each year at the beginning of Oshkosh. It begins atDayton,OH, goes toKankakee,IL, turns atRockford,ILand finishes atLomira,WI. And, this isnt the first time that they have finished first and second. Theyve done it before.
Steve and Bruce both built Glasair I tail-draggers. Steves was first with a seven year build time, finished 1991. Bruces was second with a three year build time, first flight 1997. They are both basically stock airplanes with Lycoming O-360 engines. They play with propellers a bit and Steve runs his engine at 3,000 RPM while Bruce holds his to 2600. They consider the AirVenture Cup a Gentlemens (Gentlewomens) race as it is reasonably easy on the equipment. They use these machines in everyday flying and have traveled fromAlaskatoKey Westwith them. Bruce also has another noteworthy accomplishment to talk about. In March of 2006, he set a Trans-Continental speed record in the C1B weight class (1100-2105 lb) flying fromSan DiegotoJacksonvillein a time of 8 hours, 5 minutes and 21 seconds for an average speed of 258.27 mph. After our interview, Bruce told me in confidence that he let Steve win every now and then because hes his favorite brother. However, I havent gotten Steves take on that. What do you think Steve? A hearty well done to these two brothers: real gentlemen to say the least.
Over at the tent, Andrew Seefried had his 2003 Grand Champion Glasair III C-GGTM and was busy answering questions and pointing out the details of this beautiful craft. He had come down fromVancouver Island,Canadato assist the Glasair Aviation folks at the Show. While chatting, he mentioned that the only reason he was there was because he had always been treated extremely well by all of the Glasair folks, both now, and in the past. As we talked, he cast an eye towards the shiny red Sportsman on display beside his machine, and remarked that his wife was becoming a bit suspicious about the rather large garage hes built on his new house. If he tackles one of those, therell another Grand Champion in the works.
Out in the Past Grand Champions row, I spied another Glasair III, N525LL. It was the 2006 winner built by Dave Lenz fromMadison,WIand his brother Jim fromRochester,MN. Jim, made the short hop (at Glasair speeds) fromRochesterover to AirVenture and was enjoying the show.
Further on down the line, I caught up with Harry Webber who had made the trek from Oxford, CT in his recently completed (Nov 2005) excellently equipped Glasair III N98HW. Harry survived seven years in the fiberglass, resin and dust and the quality shows.
Getting an accurate count on the number of Glasairs was hard but a guess would put the number at 25-30. They ranged from Glasair Is and Glasair IIs in all the various versions to the fine machine of Dr. Bill Billups, Jr. N189WB that I believe has passed the 2000 hour mark. There was even a Rolls Royce, turbine equipped Glasair III, C-GMRL.
All in all, this years AirVenture was as good as it gets. Nice weather with just enough rain to keep the dust down. And, to wrap it up, at the Awards tent, Michael Hodge ofRoanoke,TX, picked up the Kit Built, Outstanding Workmanship Plaque for his Glasair III, N8MH. It goes to show, Glasairs are still in the running when it comes to fine kit built aircraft.
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