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Postby Kaptain Krunch » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:04 am

...And I am going once again. One of the perks of living in close to Philly. Makes for one hell of a birthday present to myself!!!
Have a great camera with me this year. Hopefully I'll have some great warbird porn to stick up here for everyone to gawp at in the next few days.

AND...anyone who is within reach of Reading, PA-DROP EVERYTHING AND GET TO WWII WEEKEND TOMORROW OR SUNDAY! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html
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Re: Airplane Nerd Heaven

Postby Johan G » Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:21 pm

You Lucky Guy TM! :D

If possible, record some audio as well. :wink: (See the topic Merlin Music, and probably many others...)
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Re: Airplane Nerd Heaven

Postby Kaptain Krunch » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:18 am

Okay, just a few for starters... Bear in mind that I am no professional photographer, and don't have a telephoto lens.
Still, too many awesome sights to not share. Enjoy!
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Yankee Lady on the Ground.
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C-46 Commando "Tinker Belle"...Always loved this plane; first one I have ever seen in person. Never noticed how much this thing DWARFS the C-47!
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Speaking of C-47s, one I have known well since I was a kid- "Yankee Doodle Dandy" of the Yankee Air Force in my native Michigan. Been seeing this one at air shows since I was about nine!
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B-29 "Fifi" takes to the air! They were giving rides in her (WAAAAY outta my price range!), but you NEVER get used to seeing this all day long.
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How many cool things can fit into a single frame?! I even managed to get Reading PA's famous hilltop pagoda in this pic.
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The Dauntless poses for her closeup. Yes, you could buy a ride in this one, too. Wow. Lucky devils.
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B-25 "Panchito" (Also available for rides! Ugh!) revs up on the ramp between flights.
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Panchito has a very pretty face...
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Luckiest shot of the day. Right before I got to bask in the prop wash from that Mk XVIII Spitfire, the Val was overhead.
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Nose art of the day...
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Lucky shot of the Helldiver (Yes, a HELLDIVER!) on a photopass.
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Re: Airplane Nerd Heaven

Postby F-VEBR » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:20 am

:shock: :D :D
Really nice pics ... Lucky man....

BTW... On the 8th of this month we'll have the 1st flight b-day of the Ryan ST present in 2 pics :D
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Re: Airplane Nerd Heaven

Postby Johan G » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:54 pm

Nice pics. :D

Somehow I never noticed the B-25 has tricycle landing gear, maybe I should give it a try. :D I'm a bit into WWII aircraft, but just can't handle tail draggers even though I have 7 hours tracked in the SpitfireIX. :|
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Re: Airplane Nerd Heaven

Postby gooneybird » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:35 pm

Agreed, a nice selection, especially "Take Off Time", a pity the B-25 we have is the wrong mark, I could have fun putting that livery on it :wink: :lol:

Johan G wrote in Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:54 pm:Somehow I never noticed the B-25 has tricycle landing gear, maybe I should give it a try. :D


It's a nice plane to fly, but it has a free castering nose wheel, so to steer it on the ground you need to use engines or differential braking until you get up enough speed for the rudders to take effect.
If black boxes survive air crashes -- why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?

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Re: Airplane Nerd Heaven

Postby Johan G » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:46 pm

gooneybird wrote in Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:35 pm:
Johan G wrote in Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:54 pm:Somehow I never noticed the B-25 has tricycle landing gear, maybe I should give it a try. :D


It's a nice plane to fly, but it has a free castering nose wheel, so to steer it on the ground you need to use engines or differential braking until you get up enough speed for the rudders to take effect.

Doh! Back to square one! :? :lol:
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Re: Airplane Nerd Heaven

Postby gooneybird » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:52 pm

Try the B-24 or A-26 they have nose wheel steering.
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Re: Airplane Nerd Heaven

Postby Kaptain Krunch » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:38 pm

Our A-26 is a hoot to fly. Haven't tried the B-25 in FG...Recently started goofing with Combat Flight Simulator 3 (Yeah, I'm a late bloomer- or a relic), and the B-25s in that are kinda fun.
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