Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 3)

Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 3)

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FourWheelDrift

81,909 posts

248 months

Sunday 14th February
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Zero length launch.





MartG

17,571 posts

168 months

Sunday 14th February
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FourWheelDrift said:
Zero length launch
I'm guessing the test pilots launched with one hand very near the ejector seat handle wink

Dr Jekyll

21,202 posts

225 months

Sunday 14th February
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mko9 said:
It is the reverse in the modern age when an AC-130 tries to refuel from a KC-135. They do what is called bobsledding. Climb to altitude (20K for an unpressurized AC-130H), plug in, then commence a shallow dive to about 10K MSL, so the AC can keep up with the tanker. Climb back up to altitude, repeat as many times as required. Not sure how much higher an AC-130J can go, but it is pressurized.
Both nearly 70 year old designs but you're not wrong.

MartG

17,571 posts

168 months

Sunday 14th February
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mko9 said:
It is the reverse in the modern age when an AC-130 tries to refuel from a KC-135. They do what is called bobsledding. Climb to altitude (20K for an unpressurized AC-130H), plug in, then commence a shallow dive to about 10K MSL, so the AC can keep up with the tanker. Climb back up to altitude, repeat as many times as required. Not sure how much higher an AC-130J can go, but it is pressurized.
I seem to recall reading somewhere that Gloster Javelins had a similar problem keeping up with tankers in certain circumstances

Ayahuasca

26,409 posts

243 months

Tuesday 16th February
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A fallen angel from a lost world.

Edited by Ayahuasca on Wednesday 17th February 00:09

MartG

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168 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Eric Mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Ayahuasca said:


A fallen angel from a lost world.

Edited by Ayahuasca on Wednesday 17th February 00:09
I presume there's a back story?

irocfan

26,509 posts

154 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Ayahuasca

26,409 posts

243 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Eric Mc said:
Ayahuasca said:


A fallen angel from a lost world.

Edited by Ayahuasca on Wednesday 17th February 00:09
I presume there's a back story?
Fallen angel - the wreck is very close to the Angel Falls discovered by Jimmy Angel who crashed his plane (not this one) near them. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set his novel The Lost World on top of a tepui like the you see in the distance. Tepuis are table top mountains with vertical sides that are very hard to climb, found in the Great Savannah region of Venezuela. The DC3 - nobody seems to know, except it has been there since the 1960s. Maybe oil workers, maybe smugglers ... it’s quite fun looking for it on Google earth.

FourWheelDrift

81,909 posts

248 months

Wednesday 17th February
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MartG said:
"Fill her up and clean the windscreen."

El stovey

37,914 posts

227 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Ayahuasca said:
Eric Mc said:
Ayahuasca said:


A fallen angel from a lost world.

Edited by Ayahuasca on Wednesday 17th February 00:09
I presume there's a back story?
Fallen angel - the wreck is very close to the Angel Falls discovered by Jimmy Angel who crashed his plane (not this one) near them. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set his novel The Lost World on top of a tepui like the you see in the distance. Tepuis are table top mountains with vertical sides that are very hard to climb, found in the Great Savannah region of Venezuela. The DC3 - nobody seems to know, except it has been there since the 1960s. Maybe oil workers, maybe smugglers ... it’s quite fun looking for it on Google earth.
Do you have a link, I couldn’t find it even with a rough lat and long for some air crash site., hehe

FourWheelDrift

81,909 posts

248 months

Wednesday 17th February
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El stovey said:
Do you have a link, I couldn’t find it even with a rough lat and long for some air crash site., hehe
http://www.ruudleeuw.com/search121.htm

"Approximate location is 6 05 N 62 38 W which is not far from the Salto Angel (Under cloud cover with Google-Earth)."

Eric Mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Ayahuasca said:
Fallen angel - the wreck is very close to the Angel Falls discovered by Jimmy Angel who crashed his plane (not this one) near them. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set his novel The Lost World on top of a tepui like the you see in the distance. Tepuis are table top mountains with vertical sides that are very hard to climb, found in the Great Savannah region of Venezuela. The DC3 - nobody seems to know, except it has been there since the 1960s. Maybe oil workers, maybe smugglers ... it’s quite fun looking for it on Google earth.
Thank you.

I was thinking "Lost Horizon".

Eric Mc

114,593 posts

229 months

Wednesday 17th February
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FourWheelDrift said:
MartG said:
"Fill her up and clean the windscreen."
I assume that is some sort of air conditioning air tube rather than a fuel hose.

El stovey

37,914 posts

227 months

Wednesday 17th February
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FourWheelDrift said:
El stovey said:
Do you have a link, I couldn’t find it even with a rough lat and long for some air crash site., hehe
http://www.ruudleeuw.com/search121.htm

"Approximate location is 6 05 N 62 38 W which is not far from the Salto Angel (Under cloud cover with Google-Earth)."
Saw that. The lat long is in thicker jungle than the photo suggests. I think the images might be newer now and there’s not much cloud on google earth but I still can’t see it.

MartG

17,571 posts

168 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Eric Mc said:
FourWheelDrift said:
MartG said:
"Fill her up and clean the windscreen."
I assume that is some sort of air conditioning air tube rather than a fuel hose.
That would be my guess too

Ayahuasca

26,409 posts

243 months

Wednesday 17th February
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El stovey said:
FourWheelDrift said:
El stovey said:
Do you have a link, I couldn’t find it even with a rough lat and long for some air crash site., hehe
http://www.ruudleeuw.com/search121.htm

"Approximate location is 6 05 N 62 38 W which is not far from the Salto Angel (Under cloud cover with Google-Earth)."
Saw that. The lat long is in thicker jungle than the photo suggests. I think the images might be newer now and there’s not much cloud on google earth but I still can’t see it.
I found it, it’s not under cloud cover. Lat long at bottom right. It’s a small patch of grassland in jungle, at the confluence of two rivers the Rio Acanan and Rio Carrao.



MartG

17,571 posts

168 months

Thursday 18th February
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'Just Jane' undergoing maintenance


MartG

17,571 posts

168 months

Thursday 18th February
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There are 2016 spark plugs in this pic!


Ayahuasca

26,409 posts

243 months

Thursday 18th February
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MartG said:
'Just Jane' undergoing maintenance

Very nicely done.