Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    Just like a BF-109!
  2. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Interesting task as well to try and build in some aerodynamics that will yield a bit of hysteresis (you want the deploy and retract speeds to be different), unless that comes for free.

    You wouldn't want the dang things popping in and out when you were near the deploy or retract transition.
  3. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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  4. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    As is pretty obvious from my posts, I am a warbird guy through and through. But bush pilot landings with big wheels and almost 0 knot stall speeds really make my inner child smile. :clap
  5. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    Nice A/C but you are probably looking at $100.000 by the time you get done with all STOL options, not to mention the 600to 700 hrs build…
    Could you do this or close with a PA 20 or PA 11for half of the price?
    Looking at the accident reports over the years seems that a lot of pilots with highly capable bush aircraft tend to damage them more often…and take more chances.
    A Swiss pilot operating in Alaska comes to mind…some of you will know the man in question,
    A pilot at Winchester Airpark, Jim V used to land across the East West runway with his modified Supercub when the wind was from the North…not recommended in my book.
  6. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    ding ding...
  7. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    Judging by the oddometers on this thread...do you guys do anything else...

    Oops...INCOMING...:shoot
  8. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    The Helio Courier also has "automatic" "air driven" LE slats. Socata Rally does too.
  9. Beamer Pilot

    Beamer Pilot Obviously a major malf...

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    Really like his M2... notice...he never runs out of ammo...
  10. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    Well I'll be damned, there are no buried Spitfires after all.

    "The archaeologists have concluded that evidence does not support the original claim that as many as 124 Spitfires were buried at the end of the war, the BBC's Fergal Keane reports."



    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21074699
  11. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Well fuck.
  12. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Im so sorry to do this.... but I spent my day with the collings foundation heavies. Flew from New Smyrna Beach to Sebring, FL (about an hour) in the B24 Witchcraft (formerly dragon and his tail). Got to climb nose gun to tail gun as I wanted while in flight. I have to admit, I really enjoyed sitting in the nose gun, buy myself watching the florida swamp land flow by as we flew through rain. Something very peaceful about it.

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  13. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    Ill say it again "WOW" to the previous post, thats friggen awesome.
  14. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    May I present a Mustang, two Spitfires and THE MOSQUITO!

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  15. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    Yeah, we're just a little bit jealous. :clap
  16. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Wow, what an amazing thing to do! :clap I'd give some very precious body parts for that opportunity.
  17. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Been here awhile

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  18. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  19. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    I've got a couple hours in one, 25 yeas ago as a low-time pilot (which I suppose I still am). It was a cool airplane for a guy with under 100 hours to fly in comparison the the old C-172 I was usually stuck with. The trailing link landing gear also helps with STOL performance, since it allows you to really drop it in without concern.

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  20. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Unless they are just saying that to keep the thieves and looters away... You'll know it was a ruse if work begins shortly on an "expansion" at Rangoon International. :wink: