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Wonderful Mechanical Art

Wonderful Mechanical Art

A showcase of kinetic sculptures made by Bob Potts between 2009 and 2011

Link courtesy of Alan Foley


A Landing (and Takeoff) Like You've Never Seen

A Landing (and Takeoff) Like You've Never Seen

Here's a video that's just too good not to share. An intrepid aviator in his Super Cub lands atop a mountain in central Nevada, the oddly named Bunker Hill, at an altitude of around 11,000 feet.

The approach and landing are worth a watch, but the subsequent takeoff is absolutely spectacular. After stopping for a while on the chilly mountain (we know it must be cold because of the snow and the pilot's chuckle-worthy comment), our hero fires up his engine and does exactly what you'd expect.

 

We won't ruin the video for you by giving too much away, but trust us, it's well worth the 3 minutes and 22 seconds it takes to watch.

Link courtesy of Ian "Thommo" Thomson

 


Blue Angels

NEW ON-BOARD CAMERA OF THE BLUE ANGELS

This is really good.  Did you know that the pilot on the right of the formation is always a Marine.  

This is one of the best Blue Angel videos you'll see!!  Great perspective with much of it filmed from the cockpit.  You see the formation then see it from the pilot or camera view.  It is in High Definition.  This was recorded in FL. and CA. 

Link courtesy of Ian "Thommo" Thomson

F4U Corsair "Whistling Death" Flight Demonstration

F4U Corsair "Whistling Death" Flight Demonstration

 This is a compilation of clips of the Planes of Fame Museum's Corsair (Chino, California) and includes some clips of the Palm Springs Air Museum's own Corsair. Man, this thing just scoots, BIG TIME! Wow, just awesome!

Listen to the 2,000 horsepower generated by the 2,800 cubic inches of the supercharged, 18 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800! You'll see during the flybys why the Japanese called this fighter the "Whistling Death."

This aircraft just leaps off the runway in just a few seconds, and remember, the manifold pressure used today for takeoff with 100-octane low-lead fuel is not anywhere near what could be used with the wartime, 130-octane+ fuel. Very impressive!

Link courtesy of Ian "Thommo" Thompson

 

Spitfire 944

Spitfire 944

In 2005, an 83 year-old World War II pilot is surprised to see 16mm footage of his 1944 Spitfire crash for the first time.

 

Link courtesy of Alan Foley

 


Water Bombing Planes

Water bombing forest fires. This is COOL

The old company Bombardier Aerospace makes these. They don't "motor around" to fill the tanks---they touch down at approach speed, open the fill scoops, add lots of power and the tanks fill in seconds.

There's one scene in the film where you can see the two tank level gauges rapidly go up. The other neat thing is watching the magnitude of the flight control inputs, especially aileron, as they are manoeuvring down low---sometimes the pilot is literally going stop to stop. This is real flying!......

Link provided by Ian "Thommo" Thompson


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