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11-09-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By GALVDA

Said pilot does not know a Dutch Roll from a...

Said pilot does not know a Dutch Roll from a Jelly Doughnut if he did not notice the wing rocking that was blatantly obvious from liftoff to the bitter end. I would definitely hook up the rudder to a...
08-18-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

It could also have been easily done on the...

It could also have been easily done on the venerable Dalton E6B, the circular slide rule issued to every Air Corps and Air Force pilot from well prior to WWII.

They were the much nicer ancestors...
07-27-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

My father worked at the Radioplane Company at the...

My father worked at the Radioplane Company at the Van Nuys, CA airport back in the late 50s around the time it was bought by Northrup. The company was started by Reginald Denny (the movie actor, not...
07-17-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

Vortex generators

Still fascinated with the progress herein and also still totally mired down in the Goshawk project. Tore the fuse apart in a moment of compulsion and literally started over.

Ed, I am curious at...
07-07-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

Thanks Ed. The film site is still pretty quirky....

Thanks Ed. The film site is still pretty quirky. Turns out a MacAfee anti-virus program that was associated with another recently installed program was taking offense at my attempts to run the video....
07-05-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

Ed, I actually found that video myself on the...

Ed, I actually found that video myself on the Military Videos website last week when I was curious as to what a prehistoric chaff dispenser looked like. Couldn't open it then, no joy now either. This...
07-03-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

Didn't find the firewire but ran across a card...

Didn't find the firewire but ran across a card reader I didn't know I had. Here's shots of both sides of the airplane. Sorry I haven't figured out how to blow up the detail like I can do it on my...
07-03-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

Went back and looked at my pictures, which I...

Went back and looked at my pictures, which I should have done before posting last time. (OK, I misplaced the camera and was relying on memory. Still can't locate my USB cable for the camera either.) ...
07-02-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

The Boeing Field aircraft does not appear to have...

The Boeing Field aircraft does not appear to have any means of dispensing chaff and no large side panels aft of the wing do not appear to be removable either. Interestingly, all the references to a...
07-01-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

A couple of more pebbles to add to the pile...

Went over to the Museum of Flight the other day to photgraph the B-47. If I can ever find the bloody firewire to connect the camera to the computer I may even put up some pictures too.

The 6...
05-23-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

I can't believe this. Now it tels me to wait 30...

I can't believe this. Now it tels me to wait 30 seconds between posts. I feel like I'm being told to sit in the back of the bus...

Ed, I don't need any more info on this airplane. In fact if YOU...
05-23-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

OK, let's see if I have received the secret...

OK, let's see if I have received the secret handshake yet. If not, strong message that will probably get me thrown off here will follow.
05-23-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

Couple more oughta do it.

Couple more oughta do it.
05-23-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

Gotta post 3 more times just to be able to post...

Gotta post 3 more times just to be able to post links.
05-22-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

Ed, I am only too well aware that what you are...

Ed, I am only too well aware that what you are posting is the result of many, many false starts and dead ends as well as a lot of on the job training. Something new is always learned in these...
05-19-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 163,414
Posted By GALVDA

I have been following this (incredibly long)...

I have been following this (incredibly long) thread with considerable interest since I am quite enamored of Boeings, having flown a few.

I particularly like the B-47; one I dearly wish I could...
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