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Old 02-26-2012, 04:09 PM   #15811
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Were they piston or turbo?
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:27 PM   #15812
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Were they piston or turbo?

Piston. I just saw them for a few seconds. They were flying low. They came by three times, but I only saw them the one time.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #15813
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Were they T-tail aircraft, or were the rear fins merely high on the tail?
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #15814
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Were they T-tail aircraft, or were the rear fins merely high on the tail?
Don't you mean "horizontal stabilizers"?
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #15815
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Don't you mean "horizontal stabilizers"?
He's calling them the "rear wing," so I'm avoiding that term.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #15816
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Were they T-tail aircraft, or were the rear fins merely high on the tail?
Yeah, T-tail.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:18 PM   #15817
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There's not much out there that fits the description. Did it look like it had a radial or inline engine?

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #15818
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Yeah, T-tail.
Fixed gear or retractable? Taildragger or tricycle?
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #15819
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Fixed gear or retractable? Taildragger or tricycle?
Retractable. They might have been what Mudflaps posted. Is that possible?
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #15820
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Retractable. They might have been what Mudflaps posted. Is that possible?
Not likely. That is a Curtiss XF15C prototype. Two were built, one scrapped, and one went into the Quonset Air Museum in Rhode Island.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #15821
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Not likely. That is a Curtiss XF15C prototype. Two were built, one scrapped, and one went into the Quonset Air Museum in Rhode Island.
But I saw four, they must be secret weapons.

I'll keep an eye on the sky and try to get a picture if I see them again.

Three weeks ago my brother and I camped on the Arkansas River. It's more sand than river this time of the year, and about a third of a mile across. A de Havilland Otter flew by our camp, about 25 feet off the river and 100 yards from our camp. A couple pf hours later he came back by, flying close to the other bank that time.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:28 PM   #15822
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But I saw four, they must be secret weapons.

I'll keep an eye on the sky and try to get a picture if I see them again.

Three weeks ago my brother and I camped on the Arkansas River. It's more sand than river this time of the year, and about a third of a mile across. A de Havilland Otter flew by our camp, about 25 feet off the river and 100 yards from our camp. A couple pf hours later he came back by, flying close to the other bank that time.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #15823
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But I saw four, they must be secret weapons.

I'll keep an eye on the sky and try to get a picture if I see them again.

Three weeks ago my brother and I camped on the Arkansas River. It's more sand than river this time of the year, and about a third of a mile across. A de Havilland Otter flew by our camp, about 25 feet off the river and 100 yards from our camp. A couple pf hours later he came back by, flying close to the other bank that time.

Did they look like warbirds, or were they more like GA aircraft?
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #15824
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But I saw four, they must be secret weapons.

I'll keep an eye on the sky and try to get a picture if I see them again.

Three weeks ago my brother and I camped on the Arkansas River. It's more sand than river this time of the year, and about a third of a mile across. A de Havilland Otter flew by our camp, about 25 feet off the river and 100 yards from our camp. A couple pf hours later he came back by, flying close to the other bank that time.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:02 PM   #15825
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Don't you mean "horizontal stabilizers"?
I don't know what everything is called, but at one point in my life a buddy who is a pilot showed my enough about a 172 that I could fly and land one.
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