The General Airplane Thread

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

  1. wfooshee

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    It struck me as funny that both of your pictures got the rotors at 90 degrees to the fuselage, as if they were regular fixed wings.
     
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  2. Dan

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    That appears to be a Robinson R44.
     
  3. Gotbeefboy564

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    No clue about what civilian helicopters are what just know a few military ones.
     
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  4. Populuxe Cowboy

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    Something I like to do is look for articles about local things in Wikipedia that don't have pictures, and then go out and photograph them and post them up. Yesterday I noticed there were no photos for two relatively local airports; Bandera State Airport and Harvey Airfield. Bandera is an airstrip with no buildings, pavement or facilities just a few miles shy of the Snoqualmie Pass. Even though it's right next to the I-90 freeway, I've never seen it before. Didn't even know it was there. So I drove up there yesterday to have a look.
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    There's a gate so you can't drive up to it, but it's only a five minute walk. Apparently it's an emergency field and also used by the US Forest Service during high forest fire threat times.

    Then I drove down to the town of Snohomish to photograph Harvey Airfield. I was lucky enough to see this biplane take off, do a couple fly-bys and then land.
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    Anybody know what kind of biplane that is?
     
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  5. TenEightyOne

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    Found this elsewhere on the internet, thought it was quite interesting. I really couldn't find the plane to begin with!

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  6. Dan

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    I’m a little surprised at how long it took me to find it. If anyone else is having trouble, I highlighted it.
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  7. John Wells

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    Found it first look.:)
     
  8. TenEightyOne

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    Now I know where it is I can't believe I had any problem. Very odd!
     
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  9. wfooshee

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    I saw that fairly quickly, but dismissed it as ground features that just lined up right, like that face-in-a-rock on Mars. I still can't make out an actual airplane, just parts of what look like one.
     
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  10. Dan

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    Just goes to show how well camouflage works in that terrain. :D
     
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  11. John Wells

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    If you look carefully its a F4 Phantom.
     
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  12. Populuxe Cowboy

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    I honestly could not see it for the longest time. I finally worked it out. I've put a thin red outline around it for anyone still struggling.
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  13. TenEightyOne

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    Stick it in a spoiler - it cannot be unseen! :)

    Here's another one from the same source (Reddit)

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  14. Populuxe Cowboy

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    Done.

    That was crazy hard to find. I had to resort to looking at a (slightly) larger resolution picture before I finally spotted it.
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  15. Dan

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    I already posted a highlighted image. :confused:
     
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  16. Populuxe Cowboy

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    And I still couldn't see it.
     
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  17. Dan

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    Huh. Well alrighty then.
     
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  18. Ze Elephant

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    An intriguing announcement from Airbus: https://simpleflying.com/airbus-zero-emission-concept-aircraft/

    I see this as being far more probable than any electric concepts being thrown about. Even being given another 15 years of development, I doubt batteries will have the energy density to be considered viable for long-haul aviation, especially since Airbus claims the liquid hydrogen will be stored in the tail of the aircraft, and (presumably) nowhere else.
     
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