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Old 09-11-2012, 09:22 PM   #3661
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What a loss. RIP.
Yeah, both the pilot and the aircraft.

A bit of reading

http://www.museumofflight.org/aircra...-super-corsair

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F2G_Corsair

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #3662
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That's another place that is a "must see" for any plane nut. We went there two years ago and had a really great day.



Bob Odegaard was a real asset to the warbird community, and his passing is a huge loss. Blue skies and tail winds, Bob.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #3663
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MODERN CRIB BUILT USING PARTS OF A BOEING AIRCRAFT



http://pursuitist.com/house/modern-c...ft-wing-house/
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #3664
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Toy 1....



1946 J-3 Cub. Basic aviation and out of proportion fun..
Toy 2...



Great Lakes 2T-1a-2...1929 design built in 1975. About halfway between a Stearman and a Pitts...
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #3665
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I like those 2 toys... How's the lake to fly?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:04 PM   #3666
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I like those 2 toys... How's the lake to fly?
It's a joy. A notch easier to land than a Stearman because of the wide track gear...and lots of rudder authority. I'm mostly an ex-helicopter pilot by profession but I would compare it to a Waco YMF-5 for ease of landing. No spades and 4 ailerons so a bit of a workout to do acro...after a 30 minute session I'm done. Inverted fuel and oil...so it does most of the 'gentleman' manuevers just fine... It will stay negative longer than I will.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:53 AM   #3667
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The above Great Lakes biplane from a different perspective...:)

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #3668
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Reno Air Races LIVE on line

You can watch the Reno Air Races on line, live at

http://www.livestream.com/guide/livetv

for some reason it is under "2012 Hot August Nights Car Parade" but it is streaming very well.
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #3669
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The above Great Lakes biplane from a different perspective...:)





How I spent part of my day:



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Old 09-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #3670
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I love vintage airplanes...especially biplanes......

10,000+ in helicopters and I don't care if I get another minute ... but I hope I have another 20 years of flying older airplanes...
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:07 PM   #3671
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Yesterday at a bike tech day we were wrenching and such down in Larkspur, Colorado. The house is tucked back in the foothills with tall pines at the house and some trees lining the driveway.

We hear a "thwoop, thwoop" sound. Like a pair of Chinooks but I have heard chinooks and it's close but not the same. Like I have never heard it before.

Then we see them through the "tunnel" of trees. Two Ospreys!

The house faces south. They flew over the house, toward the south and made a 90* turn to the east so they were halfway through their turn when they were sighted through the trees. One of them made a 30-40* banking turn and you could see the top of the wing and the HUGE rotors.

They were MAYBE 500 feet AGL.

VERY COOL!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:36 AM   #3672
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We get Ospreys making practice approaches at our little airport here in Manteo fairly often and they certainly hve a distinctive sound. They are an interesting aircraft ...though like most new types (I'm thinking Harrier) they have experienced teething problems. In particular their descending with power or vortex ring state is way out of the norm compared to conventional helicopters and that has cost at least one lost aircraft and crew. Being both a fixed wing and helicopter pilot they have always interested me ...
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:55 PM   #3673
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We get Ospreys making practice approaches at our little airport here in Manteo fairly often and they certainly hve a distinctive sound. They are an interesting aircraft ...though like most new types (I'm thinking Harrier) they have experienced teething problems. In particular their descending with power or vortex ring state is way out of the norm compared to conventional helicopters and that has cost at least one lost aircraft and crew. Being both a fixed wing and helicopter pilot they have always interested me ...

Back when I was going into flight school, my uncle, who flew C-130s in Vietnam, pulled me aside. He said I was in for the adventure of my life but had these words of wisdom: "don't fly an Alpha model ANYTHING!"

8000+ hours later and I have to admit those were true words of wisdom. I did log about 1700 hours in the alpha model Blackhawk, but by the time I got into it they had figured out most of the problems. I think I'd fly that tilt-rotor pretty conservatively and hope the test pilots had defined the envelope.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:41 PM   #3674
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KC and I were heading to the movies yesterday in Grapevine, Tx and saw about 10-15 UH-60s low overhead going for DFW airport.


They always joke about hearing/seeing black helicopters...
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:47 AM   #3675
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Back when I was going into flight school, my uncle, who flew C-130s in Vietnam, pulled me aside. He said I was in for the adventure of my life but had these words of wisdom: "don't fly an Alpha model ANYTHING!"

8000+ hours later and I have to admit those were true words of wisdom. I did log about 1700 hours in the alpha model Blackhawk, but by the time I got into it they had figured out most of the problems. I think I'd fly that tilt-rotor pretty conservatively and hope the test pilots had defined the envelope.
The AC-130 Gunships in use in SEA in 1970 were all A-Models. With three bladed props. 53-129 ("first Lady) was the first C-130 delivered to the Air Force (in 1953). They started using E-Models in about '71. They were upgraded to 4 blade props in the mid 70's. 129 is on display at Eglin.



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