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Old 09-12-2010, 09:53 PM   #1096
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That is a wild one! The tail maybe are flight surfaces? And the right elevator provided the lift? The tail surfaces operate independently on the F-15.

I love the questionable reality. if i didn't see it in my own eyes i would have done the same but i saw it.
The body of the f 15 gives it the lift also and the tail is part of the roll mechanism that is why when he was at high enough speeds he got enough force to resist the left wings lift and keep the plain straight.
The only reason he survived was the fact that he was literally over the airfield and just needed to turn the plane and start the landing. if he was further away he would have ejected.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:34 AM   #1097
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:46 PM   #1098
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:04 PM   #1099
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I thought someone might like to see the insides of a radial engine. This is a 220hp Continental W670. We build these and the Jacobs engine for resale and to use on our own production Stearmans.

Master Rod Assembly



Another view in the nose case



Rear case showing cam ring



Close up of cam ring

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Old 09-18-2010, 06:19 PM   #1100
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How robust are those bottom end assemblies?
Typically, if a radial engine fails, how likely is it to be the bottom end that goes?

Thanks for the pics. They're great. Very imformative.

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Old 09-18-2010, 07:46 PM   #1101
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Can I come over and help assemble one? I am really good at handing out tools and specialize in swearing.

You have a cool job (or hobby)
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:30 PM   #1102
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Just fast-taxied my buddies Cessna 195 after a year's rebuild. Finishing off the weekend tomorrow by heading up to the Reno Air races! Fun times!

ps. I'll post pics tomorrow night if it's not too late or Monday from Reno.
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:58 PM   #1103
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Thanks for the look-see, 97!


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Old 09-19-2010, 03:18 PM   #1104
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:29 PM   #1105
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:10 PM   #1106
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I plucked that off Reddit.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:02 PM   #1107
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How robust are those bottom end assemblies?
Typically, if a radial engine fails, how likely is it to be the bottom end that goes?
On this engine, the rear main bearing (not on yet when pictures were taken) will fail. It is a large roller or ball caged bearing, maybe 5" in diameter. On the larger engines like the Wright 1820 the master rod bearing is prone to failure. It is a sleeve type bearing.

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We also build the Jacobs R755 that fits the 195. We use it on our production Steamans as an upgrade in horsepower without effecting the original look.

You can see our work at http://airrepairinc.com/stearman-gallery.html
and http://airrepairinc.com/L-19-gallery.html
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:36 PM   #1108
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Some shots from Reno yesterday. Great day, wind was a big strong though. They couldn't run the Gold Unlimited, which was a real bummer. But at least no one was injured after the mini-mustang had a mayday and landed long. Pilot walked away, and the aircraft wasn't too damaged.

Some pictures:





















Some of these little buggers were FAST! Very cool!


Lots of carnage too, but everyone came down safely this week.




Ladies and gentlemen, here lies what use to be a $70,000 engine.


Friend of a friend's P-51. Based in Santa Rosa, CA!


The jet class was awesome!


Due to the 31knot wind gusting mid 40's I didn't get to see Rare Bear race on Sunday. Bummer!
There are clipped wings and there are CLIPPED wings. Look at those things!


Some classic beauties were on display as well






Purdy, T-6.


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Old 09-20-2010, 04:54 PM   #1109
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I haven't been to Reno since 1993 or so. Rare Bear and Strega battled it for the Gold. It was a matter of who could hold the nitrous button the longest. Strega beat him if I recall.

There isn't much better sound than a race Rolls Merlin zooming by you at 480 mph.
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:22 PM   #1110
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I spent the weekend at Reno as well, and just wanted to get in a correction on the Thunder Mustang that had the mayday and subsequent accident. The pilot, George Giboney, was pretty much unharmed during the crash, but the aircraft is a total loss. It essentially broke in half just aft of the leading edge of the wing, and most of the empennage was demolished as well.

Here's a link to an air racing forum for some pics:

http://www.aafo.com/hangartalk/showt...?t=8453&page=2

It was a rough day to fly.

I'll post up some images later on. My daughter and I were lucky enough to sit on top of Warlock's trailer for a few hours on Saturday, which allows a great view of the entire field.



BTW: nice shots jwalters!
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