Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Who doesn't? "Herky bird, Herky bird.."
  2. Daniii

    Daniii geezer

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    I'm guessing the C-130 is balls to the wall and the F-35's near stall speed....
  3. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    If what I've seen of the F-22 is any indicator, the F-35 can easily handle slower speeds.

    But yeah, I bet the Herk is booking pretty hard.

    Hmmm, I wonder what the max KCAS is with the drogues trailing?
  4. ADK

    ADK ____

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    beautiful machines...
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  5. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Wifey's cousin is an aerial gunner on a 130. He and his assigned aircraft were used in the desert scene of Transformers.
  6. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Is very nice indeed

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  7. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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  8. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Can anyone ID this radial motor? It has just taken up residence in my side yard. Its 9 cyl, single row, suspecting 30s. Its big and heavy, so probably strapped onto a metal frame, not wood. Also if you look at the valve covers, they are clipped on, not bolted on.



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  9. hwy61

    hwy61 Been here awhile

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    Pratt and Whitney R1690 Hornet engine? Maybe? :D
  10. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    It's a Lycoming. It's very early because of the grease lubricated rockers. If it's an R-645, it's quite rare. If it's an R-680, it was used extensively in Stearman PT trainers. Lycoming was about the only company that made small 9 cylinder radials.
  11. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    I cant confirm with 100%, but everything I have been able to see with pics on the interweb confirm. Awesome!
  12. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    pratt and whitney r1690 hornet air engine 9 cylinder radial



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    Lycoming R-680



    Right now either are possible. Good starts
  13. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Rocker covers are wrong for the lycoming from what I can see now that I look closer. Still looking at the hornet as a good possibility.
  14. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    the shape of the cyl head fins also suggest the P&W. Too bad you can't get a backside view for an apples-to-apples comparo

    ETA- the Lycoming also has exposed valve springs- do not see that on yours.
  15. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    The fin configuration is OK, but his engine has way more fins than the 1690 pictured.
  16. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Good eye. I was kinda thinking that myself, but wasnt sure if I was seeing it right.
  17. hwy61

    hwy61 Been here awhile

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    Seems like it gained fins by the time the P&W evolved into the BMW 132
    ...:D
  18. Beemer Bob

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    I made a deal on this T-craft last night. C90............I think it's mine. Traded a PA-16 project for it.........

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  19. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    I think you may be right, that one is clicking correct in all the markers I have seen so far. :clap

    How the hell did I end up with yet another bmw laying around?
  20. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    What year is it? I used to fly one of the newer ones when they started making them again back in the 70's.

    Put some floats on it...looks like its itching to splash down. :D