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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.
Who doesn't? "Herky bird, Herky bird.."
I'm guessing the C-130 is balls to the wall and the F-35's near stall speed....
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?
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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.
Is very nice indeed
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.
Pratt and Whitney R1690 Hornet engine? Maybe?
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.
I cant confirm with 100%, but everything I have been able to see with pics on the interweb confirm. Awesome!
pratt and whitney r1690 hornet air engine 9 cylinder radial
Right now either are possible. Good starts
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.
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.
The fin configuration is OK, but his engine has way more fins than the 1690 pictured.
Good eye. I was kinda thinking that myself, but wasnt sure if I was seeing it right.
Seems like it gained fins by the time the P&W evolved into the BMW 132
I made a deal on this T-craft last night. C90............I think it's mine. Traded a PA-16 project for it.........
I think you may be right, that one is clicking correct in all the markers I have seen so far.
How the hell did I end up with yet another bmw laying around?
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.