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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.
Looking forward to the day when ours looks that good!
Oshkosh AirVenture 2012 is underway, if you haven't seen these guys do their night routine they will be performing Saturday night.
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After many years of strictly dirt and hawg riding, rumor has it Henley just got a KLR.
Maybe the only twin seater in Australia. There was a Top Gear episode where all three of them are flying in a trio of twin seat spitfires.
Edit: I saw a website dedicated to these and there were 7 on the registry in the world. A pretty rare airplane. Sorry, can't find link.
I didn't know there were big hills/small mountains like that around Cairns.
Anyone going or at Airventure, this year?
Friend of mine (Front seat) got to ride with Kirby Chambliss, today.
Lucky bastard! Kirby lives down the road from me, good guy with a gorgeous wife who also happens to be a pretty good pilot herself.
There is also a really twisted rd that runs up to Kuranda, spent a week of my honeymoon at Holloways beach. Someday I will make it back.
Enjoyed some good weather ( at long last ) over here in the UK over the last week....... took the opportunity to take the Luscombe down to the West Country.... Cornwall is a fantastic part of the UK.
Close to the UK mainland's most Southerly point....... The Lizard
St Michaels Mount in Penzance Bay
Approaching Lands End.
Orthographic Cloud forming on the Coastal Cliffs near Boscastle
A typical scene ......the UK public all on holiday......
Air temperatures were up to 28 deg C ( thats 82 in the old money !) and we had to keep a eye on the oil temp in our Conti C90.....Aircraft was mostly up at AUW complete with our camping gear....... kept the flight legs fairly short except the journey down west on tuesday which was 2hrs 35 mins
Ok, this turns out to have been made locally, a guy at a local sheet metal company brought plans from the UK and has been working on it for the last 7 years, and cost him AUD$1 million. He is hoping to start production of them.
As I said in my original post, it didnt growl like I expected and was bit of a let down, but if its new and has a modern engine, well, thats to be expected.
Here is a link about it on the website of the organisation that are building it
as for teh land around Cairns, yes there are some big hills here. and it can get bloody cold even though we are in the tropics. I was camping last weekend for a mountain bike race and woke up with ice on my kit that was left outs side. and that was sleeping next to the fire.
The the twisty road you talk about is the Kuranda Range. Its the main road up and out of town. there are three other road ways, one is longer and has more turns - more fun, the other is shorter but is of the main routes. There are two other ways up that are open to cyclists and walkers.
Its a bloody good time of year right now, clear skies, about 25oC, low humidty - and this is winter - Liz when you coming to visit?
Shame they went to all that trouble and then opted for the Lycoming powerplant. Spoils the classic lines of the nose and completely neuters it's performance potential.
A bit like putting a diesel Golf powertrain in a full scale replica Ford GT.
The real deal...classic lines...
I appreciate the effort...but not so much...
There's a few scaled P-51 replicas flying to good effect behind big block V8 auto engines; crate race motors and the like. Permits the original lines and respectable performance.
Seems something similar could have been used with this full size replica. Probably more cost effective, too.
For all the trouble the designer spent to create a look-alike the final product is severely undermined by the funky nose and oddly scaled prop.
Man this forum just gets better and better, there is an aviation thread! Here is a video I threw together (my editing skills suck) of my private checkride in a Citabria.
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Gotta love those taildraggers!
Here's a P-51 replica that can be built for as little as $50k.
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Here's a nice two place Mustang I saw the other day;
those 3/4 scale mustangs are just wrong. We have one at the museum I work at. I tell people its a remote controlled airplane sometimes or a non functional model. I really wish we would just sell or trade it for something useful, like a pickup truck or a keg of beer.
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The ones from the 90's with the dry sumped Merlin alloy big blocks.. cannot remember who did them!!!!
Those are from a company called Thunder Mustang.
They're powered by Falconer V-12 engines.
They are fast, approaching 400 MPH in racing trim, and they are very sexy as well.
Race 75 was destroyed in an accident at Reno in 2010. He lost the engine on the last lap, tried to make a 180 to land, but the winds that day were in the 30-40 knot range, and the aircraft bounced, floated, and cartwheeled. George Giboney, who owned and flew it, walked away with just minor bruises and scrapes.
Here's a story with some great pics of the crash, but the facts are completely wrong. This was no takeoff accident.