The General Airplane Thread

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Crash, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. gnomefromnome

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  2. Swagger897

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    Just found out I’ll be able to help work on a DC-3 during its annual inspection in the next few weeks. Hopefully I’ll have some good pictures to share during the job.
     
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    I don't think it had much option.
     
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  4. gnomefromnome

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    From a Facebook post

    10 brand new YB-10 bombers at rest at Merrill Field [Anchorage, Alaska] summer of 1934
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    FYI, here's a present day Merrill Field webcam photo
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    That sound.

     
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  6. Swagger897

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    RV-8 with a detailed paint job of the Hawaiian Islands and the rest of the Pacific. There were 'easter eggs' hidden in just about every corner of this plane.

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    Work on the DC3 continues while being inspected. These are all from last week while cleaning the engine compartments to find the source of oil leaks. The left engine came out clean with no signs of leaks, while the right engine is leaking from just about every push-rod tube/shroud. The right engine left mag also had a little water in it left over from the steam cleaning, so we were able to do a high powered run-up to warm things up.

    Definitely was a fun weekend though. Started work at 9:30am and didn't get to leave till 12:45am.

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    VIDEO IS LANDSCAPE, PLEASE!!!!!!!

    Idiots...


    If I were smart enough and evil enough, I would distribute a utility that disables video recording, without explanation, if the phone is held vertically.
     
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    Yeah, unfortunately night mode doesn't work on the wide angle lens for iPhone 11 and I was using it originally before I started filming to look for oil leaks while it was running.
     
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    Excuses, excuses... :lol: :cheers:
     
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  11. gnomefromnome

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    Please note: the plane make an appearance at the 4:09 in the video
     
  12. Joey D

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    We had the 388th Fighter Wing from Hill AFB fly through Salt Lake Valley yesterday. While the F-35 is a beautiful disaster of an airplane, I can't help but enjoy it when they do occasionally fly through the valley. And this is not my picture (like I'd climb any form of hill/mountain), but from a friend who posted it up on Facebook.

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  13. Brett

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    We had a flyover in the Oklahoma City metro today that consisted of: four T-38 Talons, two T-1 Jayhawks, four C-17 Globemaster IIIs, two KC-46 Pegasus', two KC-135 Stratotankers, and four T-6 Texan IIs. I have pictures of all of them, but the quality is not the best. I used my Pixel 3 XL and while it has a pretty good camera, it was not really up to the task of getting pictures of planes miles away. Having to zoom did not help matters. Once I have had a chance to look through them, I will post some of the pictures.
     
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  14. gnomefromnome

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    ..and I just so happened to watch the Antonov An-225 Mriya take off today
    it was a bit underwhelming. I guess I was expecting a huge C-17 engine roar


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    more pics here, it seems to be scattered about I'll try rearrange them

    EDIT: KTUU's video


    EDIT 2: not sure if he saw the cargo jet take off..
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    Here are the pictures:

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    T-38 Talons

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    T-1 Jayhawks

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    C-17 Globemaster IIIs

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    KC-46 Pegasus

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    KC-135 Stratotanker

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    T-6 Texan IIs

    Sorry for the not so great quality, but without a camera, this is the best I could do with what I had on hand.
     
  16. Gotbeefboy564

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    Four A-10s are flying around today these flew over Grand Rapids
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  17. Ze Elephant

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    Stepped outside at work to try to get a look at them, all we got was a little bit of exhaust noise. At least downtown got to see them.
     
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    We would’ve missed them if I stayed home luckily I just got out of work to see them.
     
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    Had a Chinook land as we went out to lunch

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  20. kolio

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    Recently getting into planes, but still know nothing about them.

    We had a stealth bomber fly over our area a few days ago and yeah, it was :censored: awesome.

    EDIT: Upon research local news says it was a B-2.
     
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    I can teach you everything. Well, almost.
     
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  22. Ze Elephant

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    If you've got an instagram, give Cessnateur a follow. His daily posts are great for learning a lot about obscure and interesting airplanes.
     
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    Most of the planes I know are the famous military ones like the b2,b1, a-10, f22 etc and a few of the test planes like the X1, x15. Other than that I’m bad at regular planes like the 737.
     
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    I'm a fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and one of the more memorable episodes was called "Red Zone Cuba." Directed by schlub actor Coleman Francis, it featured a stolen airplane escape from "Cuba" (actually California) after getting caught up in the Bay of Pigs disaster. I've been wondering for years now what this airplane is (which you can see in this still from the movie.)
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    I tried looking up the N-number but all I got was either a Grumman G-44 seaplane, or a Waco ASO, an open cockpit plane from the thirties. It's obviously neither of those. Finally I found it. It's a North American T-28A Trojan. Here's a photo of it from 1979 at Daugherty Field in Long Beach.
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    I can finally rest after figuring it out.
     
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    Saw this on Flickr the other day and thought it was a great image.

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    From today's Seattle Times: Inspector General report details how Boeing played down MCAS in original 737 MAX certification – and FAA missed it

    "A report set to be released Wednesday by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation concludes that Boeing deliberately played down the details of the flight control system that later helped bring down two 737 MAX jets so that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), responsible for certifying the new system, entirely missed its significance and danger."

    "It notes that as the regulatory approval process progressed, the FAA handed over to Boeing itself more and more of the certification tasks until at the end, it had given all of them to Boeing for final approval — enabling virtual self-certification."
     
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    8 year old me is super happy right now:



    Watched this a lot at the time, but on a taped VHS with other stuff so I was only ever able to see the first 24 Minutes and 39 seconds whenever I did before it stopped. So finding this many years later and discovering the other 1 Hour and 35 minutes I never saw before was great, bought a smile to my face.
     
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  28. LNSE492

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    The An-225 is awesome - one I would love to see.

    Here's a few recent ones of mine post-lockdown:

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