Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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  2. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    And in unrelated news, the museum I work with has just gotten confirmation we are getting an F16 from the air force :clap

    HAPPY HAPPY DAY! (waiting til we get a warthog next)
  3. ParrotheadJeff

    ParrotheadJeff Class A CDL

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    congratulations!!!!!
  4. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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  5. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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  6. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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    If you view the panorama in the link, up on the roof where it looks like an escape hatch, there is a gadget thing there, is that where a sextant attaches to do a star shot to aid in navigation?
  7. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The bubble sextant mounts in there. It's both an astrodome and an escape hatch.
  8. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    Rhodesian canbera

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  9. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  10. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    The rubber mallet percussion testing must be nerve-wracking. :deal

    Congratulations to the team; you guys are doing some long hours, and it's paying off.
  11. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    If I may; Does that have a second seat? What's the exhaust type shroud behind belly the air inlet? Are the flaps 1/2 down? That, or it almost looks like a little left aileron is up, too?
  12. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    There is room for a "small" second person back there as it is currently fitted, but no seat at this point. What you are looking on the bottom of the belly is the radiator outflow. The radiator on these has an intake between the wings on the belly. Basically like cowl flaps. And yeah, the flaps are down. This is a recent pic, but not from today. I was not there either time so dont know what he was testing.
  13. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    OK. If you don't mind, more questions: What is the MP & boost on this for a full performance takeoff using max octane? What is the octane of race gas? Can you ferry it on avgas? What does it burn GPH racing? What about cross country medium range cruise?
  14. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    The ferry is on avgas, dont know the answers for the rest of it!
  15. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Well I just booked my flight to reno for sept.....its on! Engine is coming out this week and new engine install to begin soon.

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  16. Easyrider5258

    Easyrider5258 Easyrider

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    Just a few of the 1200+ images shot over 3 days at RIAT 2013

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    Tornado GR4 ZA492 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    F16 J-061 RIAT 2013 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Red Arrows by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Red Arrows1 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Vulcan1 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Vulcan2 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Vulcan3 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Vulcan4 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    vulcan5 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Tornado ZD711 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    B25 Mitchell by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Red Bull Mitchell by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Dassault Rafale 1 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Dassault Rafale 2 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Dassault Rafale 3 by BMrider2012, on Flickr

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    Dassault Rafale 4 by BMrider2012, on Flickr


    Cheers,

    Mark
  17. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  18. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    He fell out of the bi plane in the back ground
  19. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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    What a ride! Looks like something from an old 3 Stooges film.
  20. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Thank you for that.

    It led me to search for an engineer's story, and the three pages of this site were an interesting, and sad, read.

    http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/b36net/DonaldMaxion/index.html
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    A Convair B-36 Civilian Flight Test Crew's Experience"