Go Back   Freethought Forum > The Public Baths > Lifestyle

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 10-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Rickoshay75 Rickoshay75 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: CDLXV
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dingfod View Post
I'm a private pilot too. So private I don't have a license.
Bad news for those that get in your way
__________________
The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth. W. Somerset Maugham
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10-28-2011, 11:42 PM
S.Vashti's Avatar
S.Vashti S.Vashti is offline
nominalistic existential pragmaticist
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cheeeeseland
Gender: Female
Posts: MMMDCCLXX
Images: 105
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=pF0uLnMoQZA
__________________
:marsh:
:coffeeff:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
ceptimus (10-29-2011), Clutch Munny (11-01-2011), curses (10-29-2011), Deadlokd (11-06-2011), Demimonde (10-29-2011), SR71 (10-29-2011), viscousmemories (01-15-2012)
  #28  
Old 10-29-2011, 05:52 AM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

There was so much cool stuff on the first page it came in too fast to comment on much. I will try to rectifry that over the next little bit..

@ Ceptimus, thanks for the 262 vid. I know the Germans have been redoing some old planes full scale, I know they did a FW-190 project. Maybe I remember a 262 project also, but not sure.

Those turbine models are something else, they are really involved. Master work, really.
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 10-29-2011, 07:33 PM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Merkans! The Me-262 project is in Texas. I now have a motive for trying to become obscenely wealthy. Fark!

Me 262 Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (10-29-2011), curses (10-30-2011), Shake (09-18-2013)
  #30  
Old 10-29-2011, 07:53 PM
godfry n. glad's Avatar
godfry n. glad godfry n. glad is offline
rude, crude, lewd, and unsophisticated
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Puddle City, Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMDCCCLXXII
Images: 12
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

My sweetheart, the workhorse of the new imperium:



I've a soft spot for this bird because I had an uncle who flew them in southern Europe and then, when stationed in post-war Europe, he flew the Berlin Airlift.

I'll bet that there is still somebody, somewhere, flying these bucket of bolts.

ETA: Yes, indeed, there are still revenue flights with operating DC-3 craft! A decent list, no less.
__________________
:wcat: :ecat:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
curses (10-30-2011), Deadlokd (11-06-2011), SR71 (10-29-2011)
  #31  
Old 10-29-2011, 07:59 PM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Thanks godfrey, another legend. I can say off the top of my head they are still in commercial use. Prove me wrong, peoples, go ahead, prove me wrong.
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 10-30-2011, 12:04 AM
curses's Avatar
curses curses is offline
Fine Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Gender: Female
Posts: XMMDCV
Blog Entries: 12
Images: 69
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Godfry's post reminded me that my dad used to work at Lockheed on these birds:
__________________
:peachglare::peachglare::peachglare::peachglare: :peachglare:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (10-30-2011), Clutch Munny (11-01-2011), Deadlokd (11-06-2011), SR71 (10-30-2011), viscousmemories (01-15-2012)
  #33  
Old 10-30-2011, 12:57 AM
BrotherMan's Avatar
BrotherMan BrotherMan is offline
A Very Gentle Bort
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bortlandia
Gender: Male
Posts: XVDCXLVII
Blog Entries: 5
Images: 63
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

I once had dreams of winning the lottery and traveling the world in my own personal C-130 Hercules.

I also used to work on these:

__________________
\V/_
I COVLD TEACh YOV BVT I MVST LEVY A FEE
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Crumb (10-30-2011), curses (11-02-2011), Deadlokd (11-06-2011), SR71 (10-30-2011), viscousmemories (01-15-2012)
  #34  
Old 10-30-2011, 01:16 AM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

I live close to a MAC base, so we see those a lot. Last winter one of these KC's flew over our club airfield. Sometimes the new big cargo planes look like they should fall right out of the sky when they're low and slow, they are SO BIG. :eek:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0235.JPG (770.5 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0234.JPG (782.7 KB, 14 views)
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-01-2011, 03:38 AM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Bad day at the office.

__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 11-01-2011, 04:03 AM
BrotherMan's Avatar
BrotherMan BrotherMan is offline
A Very Gentle Bort
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bortlandia
Gender: Male
Posts: XVDCXLVII
Blog Entries: 5
Images: 63
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

I visited the crash site not long after this happened. (By visit, I mean got as close as they would allow, which wasn't all that close.)


Thankfully, everyone survived, so it's easy to joke about it now: My roommate and I laugh about the pilot (or instructor pilot, dunno who) who says "Guys, I'm concerned."
__________________
\V/_
I COVLD TEACh YOV BVT I MVST LEVY A FEE
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Clutch Munny (11-01-2011), Crumb (11-01-2011), Shake (09-18-2013), SR71 (11-01-2011), viscousmemories (01-15-2012)
  #37  
Old 11-02-2011, 06:56 PM
curses's Avatar
curses curses is offline
Fine Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Gender: Female
Posts: XMMDCV
Blog Entries: 12
Images: 69
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SR71 View Post
I live close to a MAC base, so we see those a lot. Last winter one of these KC's flew over our club airfield. Sometimes the new big cargo planes look like they should fall right out of the sky when they're low and slow, they are SO BIG. :eek:
Oooh, that reminds me. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield park is in the flight path for Dobbins ARB. You can sit in the fields by the Illinois Monument and watch the planes in holding patterns. Plus, you know, the F-22 is built at Lockheed there and when they test one you can watch it fly. It usually has an F-16 escort. I have some photos around here somewhere, I wonder if I can find them...
__________________
:peachglare::peachglare::peachglare::peachglare: :peachglare:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
SR71 (11-02-2011)
  #38  
Old 11-02-2011, 07:05 PM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrotherMan View Post
I visited the crash site not long after this happened. (By visit, I mean got as close as they would allow, which wasn't all that close.)


Thankfully, everyone survived, so it's easy to joke about it now: My roommate and I laugh about the pilot (or instructor pilot, dunno who) who says "Guys, I'm concerned."
Yeah, it's funny how those guys just maintain, even when everything is going to crap. :D Glad nobody was killed in that. :yup: I drive by Dover once in a while. You were stationed there or just passing through? I stopped in to see the museum and take some pics. I'll post some now and then.
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 11-02-2011, 07:08 PM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Quote:
Originally Posted by curses View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by SR71 View Post
I live close to a MAC base, so we see those a lot. Last winter one of these KC's flew over our club airfield. Sometimes the new big cargo planes look like they should fall right out of the sky when they're low and slow, they are SO BIG. :eek:
Oooh, that reminds me. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield park is in the flight path for Dobbins ARB. You can sit in the fields by the Illinois Monument and watch the planes in holding patterns. Plus, you know, the F-22 is built at Lockheed there and when they test one you can watch it fly. It usually has an F-16 escort. I have some photos around here somewhere, I wonder if I can find them...
Lucky duck! I don't think I've seen one of the F-22's in real life yet.
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 11-03-2011, 02:44 PM
Clutch Munny's Avatar
Clutch Munny Clutch Munny is offline
Clutchenheimer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: VMMMLXXXVIII
Images: 1
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

My older brother is a pilot, now for a commercial airline, but for a couple of decades in the military. Post-training, he flew helicopters at first (SAR in Voyageurs), then various fixed wing special items, including the remaining Dak-o-saurus in the CAF. Most of his time was flying Hercs, eventually, especially in a refueling role.

His buddies from training who had gone into fighters would use our farm as a turnaround point on training flights, just to say hi (a lot of them had come out for a home-cooked meal on various holidays), so we got to see a fair number of flyovers from CF-104s and then CF-18s when I was a younker.

When I was in grade school, my brother (who had been out to a nearby base for exercises) landed his CH-47 Chinook in our schoolyard and let the kids come out and take a look. Regs were a bit looser back then, especially in the hinterlands where we lived -- I doubt this would be easy to arrange/keep quiet these days.

Had a funny experience a couple of years ago, when I had been out to visit him, and then he was flying the plane on my return home. A woman behind me tapped my shoulder during the flight to ask if flying was always so rough -- first-time flyer, and pretty nervous. (In fact the flight was almost perfectly smooth, but a minute or two of washboard bumps had her a bit alarmed.) I told her it was no problem, and added that my brother was flying the plane, and that he really was extraordinarily good at his job. It was clear that she thought I was bullshitting her (which probably meant she didn't believe me about there being no need for concern). Then she was standing near me at the baggage carousel when my brother came out and walked over -- we look nearly identical, save that he's a bit taller. She actually came over and apologized for not believing me. I told her I wasn't offended -- it does sound pretty implausible, all things considered.
__________________
Your very presence is making me itchy.
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (11-03-2011), ceptimus (11-04-2011), Crumb (11-03-2011), curses (11-03-2011), Dingfod (11-09-2011), livius drusus (11-03-2011), S.Vashti (11-03-2011), SR71 (11-03-2011), viscousmemories (01-15-2012), Watser? (11-03-2011)
  #41  
Old 11-06-2011, 04:01 AM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

p. cool vid of 24 hour global air traffic. It's the same one in the 7 billion mortals thread, in case you already saw it.

amp;feature=related
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
curses (11-07-2011), Deadlokd (11-06-2011), Shake (09-18-2013)
  #42  
Old 11-07-2011, 01:54 AM
Zehava's Avatar
Zehava Zehava is offline
Captain Throat Punch
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sandy, Oregon
Gender: Male
Posts: MMDCCXCVI
Blog Entries: 1
Images: 151
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Built a couple of plastic models myself.

Favorite planes:

A-10 Warthog
P38 Lightning
SR 71 Blackbird
Attached Images
File Type: jpg a10_2.jpg (44.3 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg p38-lightning.jpg (20.2 KB, 10 views)
File Type: jpg sr-71-ec90-0096-2.jpg (77.6 KB, 11 views)
__________________
The best way to make America great is to lower the standards!
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Crumb (11-07-2011), curses (11-07-2011), Deadlokd (11-17-2011), Dingfod (11-09-2011), Shake (09-18-2013), SR71 (11-07-2011)
  #43  
Old 11-07-2011, 05:25 AM
Crumb's Avatar
Crumb Crumb is offline
Cmurb!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: LVMMMDCXXXVI
Blog Entries: 22
Images: 355
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

The P-38 is a beautiful bird. I have a picture of one on my cube wall, as well as some flying boats. The best of those being a PBY Catalina.
__________________
:joecool2: :cascadia: :ROR: :portland: :joecool2:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
curses (11-07-2011), SR71 (11-07-2011), Watser? (11-07-2011), Zehava (11-07-2011)
  #44  
Old 11-08-2011, 11:10 PM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

It's cool that you keep plane pictures at work. More P-38 pics. The first one is a model. I like the non bubble canopy of the Mustang shown too. P-51B.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 34012_1223430324841_1801487608_433956_4018697_n.jpg (26.6 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg P-38 refueling.jpg (115.1 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg p38-32.jpg (44.0 KB, 14 views)
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
curses (11-09-2011)
  #45  
Old 11-08-2011, 11:33 PM
godfry n. glad's Avatar
godfry n. glad godfry n. glad is offline
rude, crude, lewd, and unsophisticated
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Puddle City, Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMDCCCLXXII
Images: 12
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

That non-bubble canopy makes the P-51B Mustang look a lot like the older and heavier P-40 Warhawk/Tomahawk/Kittyhawk, which was another pre-war design that managed to 'succeed' because the pilots figured out how to use its 'flaws' in their favor. Plus, it could seemingly take all sorts of damage and just keep on flying.

__________________
:wcat: :ecat:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Shake (09-18-2013), SR71 (11-09-2011)
  #46  
Old 11-09-2011, 12:21 AM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCDXXXVIII
Images: 2
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Yep, it was a kind of a dog until the Brits strapped a Merlin to it. I still like the look of the old style canopy.
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 11-09-2011, 12:38 AM
Crumb's Avatar
Crumb Crumb is offline
Cmurb!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: LVMMMDCXXXVI
Blog Entries: 22
Images: 355
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

These are ze plane related pictures I have in my office

And some others that I can't find images of on the 'nets.
__________________
:joecool2: :cascadia: :ROR: :portland: :joecool2:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
curses (11-09-2011), Deadlokd (11-17-2011), livius drusus (11-13-2011), SR71 (11-09-2011), viscousmemories (01-15-2012), Watser? (11-10-2011)
  #48  
Old 11-09-2011, 01:16 AM
godfry n. glad's Avatar
godfry n. glad godfry n. glad is offline
rude, crude, lewd, and unsophisticated
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Puddle City, Cascadia
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMMDCCCLXXII
Images: 12
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SR71 View Post
Yep, it was a kind of a dog until the Brits strapped a Merlin to it. I still like the look of the old style canopy.
I read a great deal about American volunteers in China prior to Pearl Harbor, particularly the Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group, under General C. Chennault. They found out that the lightweight Mitzubishi Zero was faster and more maneuverable than the P-40, but not nearly as heavy (armor for the pilot, for one) and could not survive multiple hits like the P-40 could. One thing they would do was tempt a Zero pilot to follow them in a balls-to-the-walls nose-down dive (in which the heavy P-40 was faster) and then pull up as near to the ground as they could....the result being that either the Zero couldn't pull up, or, if it tried, it would start, and sometimes finish, falling apart.
__________________
:wcat: :ecat:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
SR71 (11-09-2011)
  #49  
Old 11-09-2011, 10:00 PM
Dingfod's Avatar
Dingfod Dingfod is offline
Gone Guy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: In a Hole
Gender: Male
Posts: XLMMDCLIII
Blog Entries: 21
Images: 92
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickoshay75 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dingfod View Post
I'm a private pilot too. So private I don't have a license.
Bad news for those that get in your way
As if having a license would make a difference.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zehava View Post
Built a couple of plastic models myself.

Favorite planes:

A-10 Warthog
P38 Lightning
SR 71 Blackbird
When I was a lad of 11 or 12, I built a Revell™ model plane called the Lockheed YF-12A, which was basically the same thing as the SR-71 Blackbird. But, the YF-12A was an interceptor prototype, a warbird not a spy plane, to be armed with air-to-air missiles. A system was installed that allowed missile launch at supersonic speeds. One successful missile launch test took place at Mach 3.2 at 74,000 ft altitude. Take that Comrade General Gant!
__________________
Sleep - the most beautiful experience in life - except drink.--W.C. Fields
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
ceptimus (11-10-2011), curses (11-10-2011), Deadlokd (11-17-2011), SR71 (11-10-2011), Watser? (11-10-2011)
  #50  
Old 11-10-2011, 09:21 PM
curses's Avatar
curses curses is offline
Fine Time
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Gender: Female
Posts: XMMDCV
Blog Entries: 12
Images: 69
Default Re: Ze Plane! Ze Plane!

I had a look and the only aircraft pics from Dobbins are attached. The F-22 is a bit poor, I wish I could find the one I shot where it was the 22 and an F-16.





Edit: I really should have wiped off the scanner first.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg f22.jpg (187.7 KB, 52 views)
File Type: jpg a10.jpg (672.5 KB, 52 views)
__________________
:peachglare::peachglare::peachglare::peachglare: :peachglare:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (11-10-2011), Deadlokd (11-17-2011), Dingfod (11-11-2011), SR71 (11-18-2011)
Reply

  Freethought Forum > The Public Baths > Lifestyle


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.86384 seconds with 15 queries