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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.
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.
Took the day off yestereday because I was supposed to be out at the Barry Goldwater bombing range, shooting A-10s and F-16s, dropping practice bombs and strafing targets. It was cancelled at the last minute, so I went out to Scottsdale airport to catch some flying machines out there.
Well, just got a checkout on the new visual display upgrade on our flight simulator and without going into any details let me just say HOLY FREAKING CRAP IT IS AMAZING!!
So did the Messerschmitt 262.
I believe the F-86 Sabre Jet did also.
Probably using German blueprints.
Without consulting other than my memory I was under the impression the F86 wing was "inspired" by the ME262's wing, since at the time the US had no swept wing experience. I think the sweep is the same, and other dimensions, such as chord and camber (except trailing edge sweep) were very similar. The ME262 itself may have had a NACA "inspired" theoretical shape. Of course, I could be wrong.
As we discussed in previous posts, once in a while you lose a friend
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Bob H and I go back a long way, late 70s, last time we met was in Inuvik NWT over Caribou stew and bannock a couple of years ago.<o></o>
Crashed the Twin Otter in Antarctica, he is probably the most experienced pilot on type and in hostile winter environments. He died in one of our favorite aircraft type DHC-6. We spent many evenings discussing the qualities of that machine and arguing about best power settings and esker landing techniques. These were the best hours I ever logged unfortunately you eventually change types but Bob never did, he loved the North and the extreme South for that matter.<o></o>
We all accept the occasional outcome associated with our profession but sometimes it hurts more and the cut goes deeper. This is the one time
The russian mig 15 and the f86 saber were both inspired by the german scientists that were "stolen" or given "asylum" at the end of world war II.
Our idea of a jet wing looked like this (p51 wing anyone?):