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Old 06-28-2020, 07:40 PM   #1111
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You can't see the runways?
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:04 PM   #1112
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OK, runways, parallel, no cross winds.
Big ponds on both sides of both.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:13 PM   #1113
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Ponds? No ponds. I think you're losing perspective on the size. That overhead photo you linked has plenty of planes but they are tiny.
The North runway is 11,489 feet long(2 fucking miles) and 150 feet wide.
The middle runway is 10,300 feet long and 150 feet wide.
The south runway is 7,800 feet long and 150 feet wide.
All three have black rubber streaks up the middle.
All three have a bunch of concrete loops on the side for taxi.
The loops have something dark in the middle, dirt, blacktop, whatever.
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Old 07-07-2020, 01:26 AM   #1114
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When you absolutely positively have to get your glider off the ground...
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:51 PM   #1115
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A bot-tailed Rolls w/a ball hitch, I'll be dipped.
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:56 AM   #1116
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They built one, made a short test flight, crashed on it's second flight, gave it up as too expensive...

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Old 07-20-2020, 12:28 PM   #1117
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That is one hell of a plane. Its engines are works of art.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caproni_Ca.60

It is surprising how little known the Caproni aircraft saga is.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caproni
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Old 07-25-2020, 12:57 PM   #1118
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We've paid for the use of the runway so we're going to have our money's worth...



Rada Airlines (Belarus) IL-62 freighter departing Nis, Serbia.
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:59 PM   #1119
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He raised dust off the plowed field a 1/4 mile from the pavement.
Not welcome back.
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:48 PM   #1120
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Tons of original engineering drawings for the P-51.

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When the factory gave them to the current owner in 1988 a lot of the were wet from a broken pipe and had to be dried out.
Fortunately most were vellum with graphite pencil drawings and sketches which handle water pretty well.

These are rare because most manufacturers transferred everything to microfilm and destroyed the originals in order to save space.
Unfortunately for some reason microfilm has trouble with vellum.

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Digital doesn't have this problem.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:50 PM   #1121
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Carb , I assume, of the wonderful Merlin engine.
I love the "emerg. f. rich" and what it must have done.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:05 PM   #1122
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That position was safety wired off but with a wire weak enough to break with a determined force of the control.
The instructions were if you need this return to base immediately.

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you can have a good meal
♫You can do whatever you feel
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:53 AM   #1123
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The VC-10 didn't need the .50 on NY flights.
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