Aviation MegaThread!!!!

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

  1. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    dayuuuuummm!
  2. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Looking out the window at that would suck.:eek2
  3. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    This picture shows why the pylon mounted engine is such a great design. Most of the blast and debris missed the wing structure.
  4. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Some interesting pics featured in the article. One was taken on-board by a passenger and clearly details a couple of holes that were made when flying engine debris went straight through the wing.

    :huh
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  6. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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    Good thing it missed the fuel cells.




    This time...
  7. PvtIdaho

    PvtIdaho Deck Spotter

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    I haven't seen this video posted yet:

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  8. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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  9. T-Stoff

    T-Stoff Been here awhile

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  10. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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    Bird strike? Volcanic ash? Bad turbine blade? That monster on the wing from the Twilight Zone episode with William Shatner?:poser
  11. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy

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    Completely off of the current subject......................

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  12. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Sweet! F-22 tearing it up overhead right now in preperation for tomorrow's airshow...I need to get some pics!




    Grrrr! Crappy cellphone camera!
  13. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    A nice pic I took early one morning several years ago at the flight school while waiting for glassy water conditions to complete that portion of my seaplane rating. The instructor insisted on actual glassy water, not simulated. This was the morning I finally got 'er done.

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  14. chazbird

    chazbird Long timer

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    Besides being a nice picture that certainly shows the no-horizon aspect of glassy water.
  15. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Explain this glassy water stuff please.
  16. nofate

    nofate what blackflies?

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    When landing a floatplane on glassy water it is impossible to tell how high above the water you are. You just see a reflection of the sky. The danger is either hitting the water surface too hard or flaring too early because you can't tell how high you are. The trick is to land near a shoreline if possible to give some visual reference and to set up an approach with a power setting that will give you about 100 feet per minute decent in a nose high attitude. You basically fly it onto the water without flaring. This technique also works for ski planes on a cloudy day when there are no shadows
  17. steingar

    steingar higher life form

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    One of my pals used to toss out one of his (floatable) cushions if the water was too smooth. He'd land next to it, taxi back, and pick it up.
  18. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Thanks, I've only been in a float plane one time, I figured it was something like that, but never had it splained to me.
  19. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Got a couple gooduns' in emails today....

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    http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/400/james-may-at-the-edge-of-space.jsp

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  20. T-Stoff

    T-Stoff Been here awhile

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    AWESOME altitude ! :nod