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Old 11-21-2011, 10:46 AM   #2266
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As previously asked: Does anyone have thoughts/opinions on the appearance of wrinkling on the fueselage skin above the wing?
Looks like it recieved the $99 special at Earl Scheib.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #2267
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I'll hazard a guess here. Most large aircraft have wrinkles in the skin. Like humans, the older they are, the more they have. On some of the aircraft here at my base, you can clearly see the outlines of the supporting structure underneath. Age, coupled with repeated pressurizing and un-pressurizing, can result in what you see.

I suspect the reason it looks so severe in this particular image is a result of compression of the image due to the telephoto lens.

My two cent's anyhow.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #2268
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I'd bet the "wrinkles" are caused by sunlight reflecting off rivulets of water running down the fuselage. Look at how the lines arc. They aren't just over the wing but in front of the horizontal stab as well. Look at all the water that is being blasted off the runway at rotation.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:06 PM   #2269
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I'd bet the "wrinkles" are caused by sunlight reflecting off rivulets of water running down the fuselage. Look at how the lines arc. They aren't just over the wing but in front of the horizontal stab as well. Look at all the water that is being blasted off the runway at rotation.
Excellent observation, PI. Arc approximates the expected pattern of displaced air over the top of the wing, too.

I think you're onto something.

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Old 11-21-2011, 04:22 PM   #2270
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Another shot at the same airport, from a slightly different vantage point:


It would indeed appear that these photos are the result of angle, lens and the fact the road bed is somewhat higher than the runway.

That will teach me to assume an e-mail contains all the facts!

As for the wrinkles, yes, it would seem to be water. If you look you can see quite a bit of water vapor and spray behind the jet rising up in its thrust and wake. Must have had some recent showers at that airport.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:02 PM   #2271
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Yes, telephoto distortion. But that doesn't mean stuff like this hasn't happened. I recall an A340 in ANC using a taxiway for takeoff (nstead of the runway they were cleared to takeoff on) and taking out the lights on the end, including a few yards of compacted snow with tire tread. They merrily went off to points further west without further ado. Then there is case of me finding some fresh conifer twigs in the main landing gear on a pre-flight turn around walk around...but I am little hazy on that one.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:13 AM   #2272
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Just a cool photo I thought




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Old 11-22-2011, 05:44 AM   #2273
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Great shot!

Although he gets it wrong by saying the bomber is flanked by Spitfires. I can pick the Mustang, but not the other one.

Thanks for the link to the website, theres some great stuff on there. I reckon he has a bit of a thing for Natalie Portman...
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:57 AM   #2274
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Looks like a P-47 Thunderbolt in the rear, to my eye.

Awesome picture!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:03 AM   #2275
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Wing is too high up on the fuselage to be a P-47, and the nose is too round. The Thunderbolt had a more oval cowling around the engine....looks more like a Wildcat to me....
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:07 AM   #2276
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:28 AM   #2277
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By golly, your right, it is a Wildcat!

Thanks for that link, Gernick.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:06 AM   #2278
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A fellow enthusiast found it at another site.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:30 AM   #2279
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that fighter was an F4F
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