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Old 05-13-2013, 04:45 PM   #11761
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:11 PM   #11762
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That IS going to leave a mark.

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Old 05-13-2013, 10:34 PM   #11763
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Crossed paths with some local West Magnolians this evening. Very calm folk, they were. Guess my little 250 ain't nothing compared to the machinery they've been hassling with as of late.



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Old 05-14-2013, 06:14 AM   #11764
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Think it's got a few too many cylinders?

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #11765
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Crossed paths with some local West Magnolians this evening. Very calm folk, they were. Guess my little 250 ain't nothing compared to the machinery they've been hassling with as of late.




Cool, those two were at my house the other day. I stuck my head out the door and grabbed this shot from 4 feet away. They seemed to enjoy eating the aspen blossoms.

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Old 05-14-2013, 10:10 AM   #11766
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Think it's got a few too many cylinders?
Must have about a 10 mile range but by then you'd probably be well done anyway
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:59 PM   #11767
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Think it's got a few too many cylinders?

Wow I thought your DRZ was a single!
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #11768
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Think it's got a few too many cylinders?

No, just too small a fuel tank.

It smoked so bad at the start as it had never been started before. They were just hoping it was going to run.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:08 PM   #11769
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anyone got Kathy Sabine's number? I need to tell her it's going to snow in a couple weeks. Saturday.

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Old 05-15-2013, 01:21 PM   #11770
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No, just too small a fuel tank.

It smoked so bad at the start as it had never been started before. They were just hoping it was going to run.
An old radial will smoke pretty much every time you start it. The bottom cylinders fill with oil.

Example (I've flown the aircraft in this video):



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Old 05-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #11771
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An old radial will smoke pretty much every time you start it. The bottom cylinders fill with oil.

Example (I've flown the aircraft in this video):



Is that picture at the New Smyrna facility? And did you fly it there? I would love to fly one those old trainers, but especially a P-51. I saw a mil channel program on the P-51 and they interviewed one of the aces who flew his the first time without realizing that the fuselage tank should not be full for flight stability.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:57 PM   #11772
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Lucky's T28 is kept at his house in Spruce Creek (that fancy fly in community that John Travolta has a place at).

We flew out of Spruce Creek (as a pair of T28s) and down to the Titusville Airshow. Spent the day at Titusville on display and then took off in formation with a B25 when we left and headed back north.

An unforgettable day

You can fly a P51 - a short backseat ride starts at about $450... renting it for an hour is something like $1200.


p.s. Spruce Creek isn't far from New Symirna. .here's a satelite google map:
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...05105,0.003991

It is a gated community with significant security so unfortunately you can't just stop in and check it out.
Travolta's house is the one on the north east corner of the runway on Taxiway Romeo (with the indoor pool and tennis court).

You gotta love how they have PRIVATE in huge lettering on each end of the runway
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #11773
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Lucky's T28 is kept at his house in Spruce Creek (that fancy fly in community that John Travolta has a place at).

We flew out of Spruce Creek (as a pair of T28s) and down to the Titusville Airshow. Spent the day at Titusville on display and then took off in formation with a B25 when we left and headed back north.

An unforgettable day

You can fly a P51 - a short backseat ride starts at about $450... renting it for an hour is something like $1200.


p.s. Spruce Creek isn't far from New Symirna. .here's a satelite google map:
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...05105,0.003991

It is a gated community with significant security so unfortunately you can't just stop in and check it out.
Travolta's house is the one on the north east corner of the runway on Taxiway Romeo (with the indoor pool and tennis court).

You gotta love how they have PRIVATE in huge lettering on each end of the runway
Boy that sounds fun. I would spends the bucks to backseat a P-51, but not tell the wife. Now let Travolta invite you to his home north of Ocala:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...efa3b50396b3cf
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:21 PM   #11774
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Guy at work took the P51 for a spin. He's still showing the video 4 years later to anyone he can. And it's awesome.
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #11775
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Lucky's T28 is kept at his house in Spruce Creek (that fancy fly in community that John Travolta has a place at).

We flew out of Spruce Creek (as a pair of T28s) and down to the Titusville Airshow. Spent the day at Titusville on display and then took off in formation with a B25 when we left and headed back north.

An unforgettable day

You can fly a P51 - a short backseat ride starts at about $450... renting it for an hour is something like $1200.


p.s. Spruce Creek isn't far from New Symirna. .here's a satelite google map:
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...05105,0.003991

It is a gated community with significant security so unfortunately you can't just stop in and check it out.
Travolta's house is the one on the north east corner of the runway on Taxiway Romeo (with the indoor pool and tennis court).

You gotta love how they have PRIVATE in huge lettering on each end of the runway
I used to fly this Lear 23 in & out of Spruce Creek twice a year (flew a nice couple in & out spring & fall) -

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