Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    I just heard that czech mate had some sort of crash/incident in Shafter. Smoot is ok, but plane has damage. Dont know how much at this time. Will post up as I find details. Heard it described as a minor issue to a hard ground loop to major gear damage. They got 4th in front of us at the races this weekend.

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  2. jdgretz

    jdgretz Looking for new places

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    Glad the other crew is OK - and congrats on the finish. Not too shabby considering which engine you were using.

    That aircraft certainly has a unique sound. :knary
    Next time, I hope you have the race motor to run.

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  3. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Thanks for the woody to go with my morning coffee!! Do they race that Tiger Cat? My all time favourite airplane! Okay, I really like the A10 as well. But the Tiger Cat.......DROOL ON THE KEYBOARD!
    Lyle
  4. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    A couple of years ago saw two Tigercats running in the Gold Unlimited race. The sound was something to behold.
  5. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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  6. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    thanks, we are pretty happy with it....there was so much more going on. But we got her together. Pretty amazing considering!

    She does sound like nothing else. We like to say that other mustangs zing through the sky, Precious Metal growls and claws her way!:D
  7. Theaty Hannington

    Theaty Hannington Long timer

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    In a few weeks I will be visiting the Oregon Coast on our yearly pilgrimage. This year I think I'll visit one or both of the Tillamook and Evergreen air museums. Any requested photographs from either?

    Tillamook exhibits list.


    Evergreen exhibits list.
  8. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    PBY Catalina please.

    And the SR-71. :lol3

    One slow and one fast.
  9. GSPeP

    GSPeP Long timer

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    Catalina (at the 2007 Fairford (UK) Airshow)

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    SR-71 (at March Field Air Museum in Riverside, Ca)

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  10. AdrianB1

    AdrianB1 Adventurer

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    A question for the pilots here, especially from Europe: anyone ever using the metric system? If yes, what-when-where?

    I fly in East Europe and it's quite strange, I fly on Cessna and it's all in US/UK measures (miles for speed and distance, feet for altitude) except the temperature that is always in Celsius. But I am flying more in a Ikarus (much cheaper and it can land everywhere in a 500 ft field) and everything is in the metric system except the altitude that is again in feet. The communication with the ATC is in anything for speed and distance and almost always in feet for altitude. This crazy mix is confusing sometimes because the time estimates (that are not very precise on light aircrafts, wind is playing a much bigger role at lower speed) depends on the unit of measure; the maps are in metric system (Jeppensen) :D
  11. Audaciter

    Audaciter Long timer

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    I can't speak for European pilots, but we (in the states) use nautical miles for distance, feet for altitude, Celsius for temperature, inches of mercury for pressure....uh...and other stuff I'm sure.

    Oh yea, Knots for airspeed
  12. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Tiger cats have been races, but never very successfully. But they do look and sound cool. Too much frontal area to push through the air I think.
  13. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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  14. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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  15. Beemer Bob

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    ATA's (Class D airspace) are measured in statute miles (5 mile radius).
  16. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Most (or all) of the rest of the world uses hecto-pascals instead of millibars/mercury, and meters for visibility. Russia and China, for along time, (recently? maybe still?) used meters for altitude. I am not sure but I think the Germans used the same in WWII.

    I believe you can thank Pan Am for adopting and then foisting nautical distance on others, using knots and nautical miles. I suppose they figured the globe was already well sorted with lat/long done in nautical miles and minutes, seconds.
  17. Audaciter

    Audaciter Long timer

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    I'm not sure what you mean.

    Generally they are 5 nm radius, but are built to provide a climb gradient for safe departure (the number is escaping me right now but it is probably that magic 200 feet per nautical mile).

    Either way, I was referring to how ATC expresses it, as well as charts, flight plans etc
  18. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    I did a two-week M/C trip from Seattle to San Diego last month. I spent the first couple of days at three air museums in Seattle.

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    The MoF had a special deal that day : for an extra $10 you got a personal tour of the B-17.

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    More to come...
  19. AirbusScott

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    Most of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Block Nations along with China use Metric altitudes (though the conversions are different). Most modern glass airplanes can use either hecto pascals or inches of mercurery for altimiter setting but western altimeters are in feet. FWIW
  20. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Nice B17 pics. Any of the tail turret?






    Oh, and that Tigercat............... why is one wing shorter than the other?














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