The big video topic

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  1. Apr 20, 2019 #1241

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    Culver props interview

     
  2. Apr 24, 2019 #1242

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    Neat, it makes you wonder how small an aircraft carrier could be if designed around small STOL aircraft with folding wings, perhaps for scientific use in remote areas.

     
  4. Apr 24, 2019 #1244

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    Remember the Jeep carriers of WW 2? No hangars yet they operated Fairey Swordfish and Grumman Wildcats / Martlets off them? The USN were astonished when they saw them but British sailors were quite used to austerity conditions on their escort vessels.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2019 #1245

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    In response to the massive shipping losses against German U-Boats in early WWII, Miles Aircraft propose a version of their M.38 Messenger for anti-submarine duty loaded with a couple of bombs/depth charges. Takeoff was was assisted by small disposable rockets and landing was on a 60' x 60' platform rigged on the back of a merchant ship with a net for backup:

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    Unlike this illustration from the NASM collection, the plan evolved after experiments on land to include an arrestor hook and wires and a net made of two vertical panels to catch the wings but open in the middle to let the prop go through. They even experimented with an M.18 trainer flying right into the net still in the air with no ill effects and landed an M.38 on aircraft carrier with no issues. It was never put into practice.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2019 #1246

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    Then there's the Brodie system....
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  7. Apr 25, 2019 #1247

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    And....let us not forget the bravest pilots of all: Those flying a Hurricane from a Catapult Aircraft Merchantman (CAM):
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    Nowhere to land afterwards. Ditch, and hope someone picks you up.

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  8. Apr 25, 2019 #1248

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    CAM pilots had large brass ones, especially when they faced well-armed FW 200 Condors.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2019 #1249

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    People have been dreaming of flying for a long, long time...

     
  10. Apr 26, 2019 #1250

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    I grew up just south of there - been there many times.


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  11. May 11, 2019 #1251

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    Pretty cool "mini Cub" video. 2 stroke powered. Not sure of what the actual design name is but it looks like fun.
     
  12. May 11, 2019 #1252

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    Yes, very neat. Per the registration, it’s an LM-1, so probably a Light Miniature Aircraft LM-1X, the E-AB version with a Rotax 447.
     
  13. May 15, 2019 at 11:17 PM #1253

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    Hang glider wing failure and parachute open at 0:55

     
  14. May 16, 2019 at 2:52 PM #1254

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    I noticed some High Voltage lines in the background.
     
  15. May 16, 2019 at 6:50 PM #1255

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    Yes, but the telephoto lens probably makes them look much closer than they really are.
     
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