Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 2)

Post amazingly cool pictures of aircraft (Volume 2)

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deevlash

10,442 posts

188 months

Thursday 9th September 2010
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HH inspecting the D-2http://pistonheads.com/gassing/post.asp?h=0&f=191&t=886026&i=260&m=newReply&mid=36227


Hughes XF-11A


XF-11 with conventional props after the accident with the first one


Hughes just before the fateful flight


Hughes in the Spruce Goose


The Hughes airfield circa 1952


Hughes experimental helicopters XH-17 at the front XH-28 mock up at the rear


Hughes airfield in 2004, its all houses now apart from a few buildings left behind frown Thats LAX in the background

Edited by deevlash on Thursday 9th September 23:09

roryfizz

143 posts

132 months

Friday 10th September 2010
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Amazing pics of long disused Russian aircraft
http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2010/09/01/aban...

Tango13

5,579 posts

127 months

Friday 10th September 2010
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As we've had the XF-11 it would be rude not to post these...


dr_gn

13,237 posts

135 months

Friday 10th September 2010
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Tango13 said:
As we've had the XF-11 it would be rude not to post these...

Republic Rainbow - fantastic looking 'plane.

kiteless

9,286 posts

155 months

Friday 10th September 2010
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D4VE 3LL said:
kiteless said:
D4VE 3LL said:
From the Reds display at Shawbury the other night, "sunset display"


Permission to add the above to my "Preferred Desktop Wallpaper" file, Sir?
PM me mate.
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dr_gn

13,237 posts

135 months

Friday 10th September 2010
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tontoro said:
dr_gn said:
great picture
Agreed, but credit goes to "deevlash" for that one BTW.

james_tigerwoods

15,307 posts

148 months

Saturday 11th September 2010
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Not entirely cool, but I liked the registrations...




The angle that this came round was pretty impressive, especially as he was actually coming in to land (and he did about 10 seconds after these 2 shots)



FourWheelDrift

79,319 posts

235 months

Saturday 11th September 2010
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james_tigerwoods said:
Not entirely cool, but I liked the registrations...
How about James May's Super Decathlon.

"Oh cock!"


Rouleur

6,115 posts

140 months

Sunday 12th September 2010
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Couple of extremely low flybys between buildings by an Argentinian Mirage 5 yikes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKc6fCJqLSI&fea...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC7e5WMCvTQ&fea...


A variation on the usual red, white and blue smoke:



'A Russian-made Beriev Be-200ChS amphibious aircraft dumps water during a demonstration flight at the international air show "Gydroaviasalon 2010" in the Black Sea town of Gelendzhik'

Geordie boy

440 posts

165 months

Sunday 12th September 2010
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Not a picture, and it may be a repost, but an amazing low fly past video of a 747 carrying a space shuttle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V10Lqjuv4V0&fea...

moribund

3,332 posts

165 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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Something a bit different which you'll hopefully enjoy? Flew to Barra and back this week, lovely place and apparently the only scheduled airline destination which uses a beach as the runway smile





Great little trip in a Twin Otter, not that expensive either. Flight back to Glasgow was delayed due to the very high tide this week, that doesn't happen at Heathrow!

james_tigerwoods

15,307 posts

148 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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moribund said:
Ok, I've got to ask - surely landing in what looks like a bog isn't great for the wheels/aircraft - how badly does the water drag on the wheels?

And - what's the takeoff like??

Eric Mc

109,873 posts

216 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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Totally feasible by all accounts.

This service has been in operation since at least the mid 1930s. It was pioneered by Railway Air Services (I think) and taken up by British European AIrways (BEA) in the late 1940s. The original aircraft used was the De Havilland Dragon Rapide. In the early 1960s, these were replaced by De Havilland Herons. When BEA was absorbed by the new British Airways in 1974, they gave up the route and it was taken over by the independent airline Loganair, initially with Britten Norman Islanders and later De Havilland Canada Twin Otters. They operate the service to this day.

A BEA Dragon Rapide



A Bea Heron



Loganair islander



moribund

3,332 posts

165 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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Very interesting Eric.

The landing and takeoff didn't seem to be affected by the water. Both were very short runs and very smooth.

The beach is firm and the wheels didn't seem to sink in at all. Lots of splashing though!

Rouleur

6,115 posts

140 months

Monday 13th September 2010
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AMD87

1,994 posts

153 months

Tuesday 14th September 2010
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well i like them boxedin





D4VE 3LL

964 posts

156 months

Tuesday 14th September 2010
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last two are brilliant

Mojocvh

16,837 posts

213 months

Tuesday 14th September 2010
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Rouleur said:
You can actually see the wing deflection there.

Viper, the cold war Spitfire.



Edited by Mojocvh on Tuesday 14th September 23:22

hidetheelephants

15,429 posts

144 months

Tuesday 14th September 2010
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chuntington101 said:
By the way, what can be concidered the BEST piton engines fighter ever? Best meaning the ultimate in design and ability.

Regards,

Chris.
The usual suspects have been covered but Bill Gunston had a few nice things to say about the Shinden, with more development it could have been an awesome prop fighter and possibly an impressive jet one too.


Eric Mc

109,873 posts

216 months

Wednesday 15th September 2010
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I wouldn't have wanted to bail out of one.