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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.
Just like a BF-109!
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.
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.
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.
Judging by the oddometers on this thread...do you guys do anything else...
The Helio Courier also has "automatic" "air driven" LE slats. Socata Rally does too.
Really like his M2... notice...he never runs out of ammo...
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."
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.
Ill say it again "WOW" to the previous post, thats friggen awesome.
May I present a Mustang, two Spitfires and THE MOSQUITO!
Yeah, we're just a little bit jealous.
Wow, what an amazing thing to do! I'd give some very precious body parts for that opportunity.
The U-2 flight manuals have been recently de-classified
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.
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.