Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

Amazingly cool and interesting plane footage

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Shinysideup

436 posts

144 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Captain Obvious said:
Audio Recording of a WW2 bomber crew chatting while doing a bomb run.

What an amazing recording of such brave guys, very matter of fact.

I made the mistake of reading comments there, what a cesspit Youtube can be.

CanAm

6,700 posts

234 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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One moron's contribution, "Idris Elba faces racism every time he breathes". mad
(Nothing against Idris Elba)

IanUAE

2,833 posts

126 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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FourWheelDrift said:
Ray Hanna (P-40), Nigel Lamb (P-51), Cliff Pink (Corsair) and Lee Proudfoot (Spitfire) take turns to fly very low down a canal between trees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl-aUbN3b5c
Is it just me or do the wings on the Corsair see to be much further forward than the other planes? If so, is this as a result of having a radial engine v inline engine configuration?

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

16 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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IanUAE said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Ray Hanna (P-40), Nigel Lamb (P-51), Cliff Pink (Corsair) and Lee Proudfoot (Spitfire) take turns to fly very low down a canal between trees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl-aUbN3b5c
Is it just me or do the wings on the Corsair see to be much further forward than the other planes? If so, is this as a result of having a radial engine v inline engine configuration?
I have flown in the P51 with Mr Hana, sitting on a Austin Healy 3000 seat smile

Escapegoat

5,135 posts

97 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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FourWheelDrift said:
Ray Hanna (P-40), Nigel Lamb (P-51), Cliff Pink (Corsair) and Lee Proudfoot (Spitfire) take turns to fly very low down a canal between trees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl-aUbN3b5c
Lovely footage, lousy editing (cuts every two-seconds). Bah!

Escapegoat

5,135 posts

97 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Dont like rolls said:
I have flown in the P51 with Mr Hana, sitting on a Austin Healy 3000 seat smile
No wonder you don't like rolls. Did you bump your noggin?

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

16 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Escapegoat said:
No wonder you don't like rolls. Did you bump your noggin?
I was green and wrenching half the time....I kept it in however smile



JeremyH5

681 posts

97 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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IanUAE said:
FourWheelDrift said:
Ray Hanna (P-40), Nigel Lamb (P-51), Cliff Pink (Corsair) and Lee Proudfoot (Spitfire) take turns to fly very low down a canal between trees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl-aUbN3b5c
Is it just me or do the wings on the Corsair see to be much further forward than the other planes? If so, is this as a result of having a radial engine v inline engine configuration?
Yes I think they are further forward than on other aircraft. I’ve read several times that the wings are cranked to allow reasonably short undercarriage legs for carrier operations whilst also allowing a huge propeller to absorb the engine power. Maybe pushing the wings further forward helped in solving this.

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

16 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Trick of the eye due to the engine/weight center, imagine a water cooled inline replacing the Wright engine.....a bit like the FW190 vrs the Ta.


Edited by Dont like rolls on Thursday 2nd July 19:13

Eric Mc

114,270 posts

227 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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Some versions of the Fw190 also had liquid cooled in-line engines.

Radial engines are generally shorter in length than an equivalent in line engine, due to the different arrangement and distribution of the cylinders.

Voldemort

4,480 posts

240 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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Nigel_O

1,958 posts

181 months

Wednesday 8th July 2020
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I have a feeling this will already be well known, but I stumbled on it yesterday and thought it was one of the "purest" Lancaster sounds I've ever heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufOO0ZqURdk

Gave me goosebumps - how is it possible for four Merlins in a single aircraft to sound so different to four Merlins in seperate aircraft? I'm guessing there's something going on with perfect harmonics of four engines at exactly the same rpm

Regardless - have a listen and turn up the volume - it's wonderful

eharding

11,411 posts

246 months

Wednesday 8th July 2020
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Nigel_O said:
Gave me goosebumps - how is it possible for four Merlins in a single aircraft to sound so different to four Merlins in seperate aircraft? I'm guessing there's something going on with perfect harmonics of four engines at exactly the same rpm
Probably because the Lancaster's engines had been synchronised - first hand account of the process from a Lincoln QFI here.

Nigel_O

1,958 posts

181 months

Wednesday 8th July 2020
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eharding said:
Probably because the Lancaster's engines had been synchronised - first hand account of the process from a Lincoln QFI here.
Excellent link - thanks - I learned something today :-)

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

16 months

Wednesday 8th July 2020
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Nigel_O said:
I have a feeling this will already be well known, but I stumbled on it yesterday and thought it was one of the "purest" Lancaster sounds I've ever heard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufOO0ZqURdk

Gave me goosebumps - how is it possible for four Merlins in a single aircraft to sound so different to four Merlins in seperate aircraft? I'm guessing there's something going on with perfect harmonics of four engines at exactly the same rpm

Regardless - have a listen and turn up the volume - it's wonderful
and a Griffon Spit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8POTLnXuS_I

FourWheelDrift

81,666 posts

246 months

Wednesday 8th July 2020
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Dont like rolls said:
and on a suggested video - https://youtu.be/CDeglorsv_8?t=235

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

16 months

Wednesday 8th July 2020
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FourWheelDrift said:
and on a suggested video - https://youtu.be/CDeglorsv_8?t=235
further East

https://youtu.be/m0qpynHQb_U?t=161

Narcisus

5,952 posts

242 months

Wednesday 8th July 2020
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Dont know if this has been posted in the past. Great film though. Vulcan related.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-OXLAyNpbM

Baron Greenback

5,088 posts

112 months

Wednesday 15th July 2020
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https://youtu.be/eNSs9yXSorw
https://newatlas.com/military/boeing-t-7a-red-hawk...

First inverted flight test maximum power with sustained negative g-forces testing of Boeing T-7A Red Hawk.

slartibartfast

3,869 posts

163 months

Thursday 16th July 2020
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Funny anecdote I heard the other day, can't confirm that it's true but it is comical.

I fly model aircraft from what was RAF Bardney in Lincolnshire, RAF Bardney was a 9 squadron base, Lancaster bombers were based there during WWII.
Our club has been looking after the old control tower since the 1990's and flying model aircraft from a grass strip in front of the tower.

Back in the 1970's the control tower was used as a club house for a gliding club which used some of the runway and perry tracks and one of the glider pilots recently became a member of our model flying club and during the time while he was flying gliders during the 70's occasionally ex-base veterans would visit.

One day a veteran came along and was telling my friend that during the war while he was based at RAF Bardney after their shift they would go to the pub in the village and have a few beers, the local copper would often drop in and apparently he was a bit of a bd and would remind the crew not to drink too much and they really should be back on base.
So one evening one of the crew stole the coppers bicycle and brought it back to base where it was then loaded in the bomb bay of a Lancaster bomber and on the next sortie it was 'delivered' somewhere over Germany. biggrin