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great videos! thx for sharing BB

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~S~ Chaps,

Superb selection of clips!

I loved watching the pilot of the "fw190" check out his clean, (with a bit of flap) and fully dirty stall speeds.

Thanks for sharing. :D

~S~ P.

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Kermit Weeks takes his latest acquisition for a spin.

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Curtiss Pusher replica with what looks like a Rotax engine. Interesting comments at the end about it's flight characteristics!

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got a spare 200k?

i want i want lol,

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talking about next year first proper flight

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Lol, hasn't really got Scaled Composites written all over that design has it? One look at it tells you whose pencil that came from. Awesome machine(s)

Jabo

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Not an aeroplane yet... but, a milestone for sure! Possibly the first running of a Yak 1 Klimov V12 since the war.

This engine is earmarked to power the original Yak 1 one being restored over here by the Historic Aircraft Collection/Retrotec.

Would love to hear this in the flesh!

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Wow, that's highly cool. Why do all the Russian engines sound so...well...agricultural?

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Makes me think of cabbage.........and shooting 109's!

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Ok so we had the P-40 in NZ firing blanks...

So how about this guys, P-51 Twilight Tear firing her .50s LIVE on a range!

:o:o:o:o:D:D;):P:rolleyes::lol:

OH YEAH!

http://www.facebook....&type=2

It's only on FB, so you may need to be logged in, not sure.

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Nice one BB. (I was able to watch it even though I don´t have FB). Firing the guns made this beautiful P-51 (BBD look alike) rock even though it was strapped. Wonder how it would behave in the air.

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Wow, That's pretty darn neat.

Jabo

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Mirror, signal, manoeuvre!

@Blubear; if you like gliding check out this guys youtube channel B)

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Thanks Arthur, nice find!

Also really enjoying his Gliding videos...

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~S~ Chaps,

.50 cals........................V12 aero engine.............. suit you sir ! (or as they tend to say in Portsmouth: "knob out" )

~S~ P.

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The one and only Kermit Weeks taking his Curtis Pusher repro up for a test flight.

Now this is flying! :D

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Ooops.....another one I've pinched from the Banana forums but oo-er missus!!! Serious buttock-clenching is to be found at the two minute mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hrziTee4b2c

What is it about South Africans and big planes? Not too long ago I was at Yeovilton Airday and a SAA 747 did a flyby ten minute display where the pilot threw this enormous machine around at low level, flaps down, 60 degrees of bank, no worries. He was positively Korean. :blink:

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The good news; Kermit Weeks has got himself one of those Go-Pro head cam thingies a la' Bongodriver. So this is the Curtiss Pusher from the business side. Rather like a flying Combine!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XAlju9EXTw8

and here's his rather gorgeous DVa from the cockpit. First thing that struck me was what a good job RoF has done with the cockpit of their model.

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Great vids Arthur! That SA one is incredible! :o:huh::lol:-_-:rolleyes:

Some of you may know that down in NZ they have a Mosquito very close to flying (scheduled for the end of this month!)

Here is the first glimpse of her 'coming alive'

Pics here:

http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=Airshows&thread=16707&page=21

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