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Posted by SPasierb | Jul 31, 2009 @ 06:04 PM | 13,229 Views
Having trekked to Torrey Pines several times through the years, this video courtesy of Paul Naton has become a favorite of mine. The airframes look majestic against the beach and ocean while the parking lot runs are simply a blast.

If you only want to view a portion, I suggest skipping forwarding to 3:50 or 4:20 and you’ll be hooked!




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EZoa...e=channel_page
Posted by SPasierb | Jul 31, 2009 @ 05:51 PM | 15,171 Views
In April of 1941 the U.S. Army Air Corps proposes a heavy bomber capable of non stop missions in to Central Europe from bases in the United States. On Aug. 8, 1946 the Convair B-36 Peacemaker took to the sky for the first time.

The Peacemaker is the largest US bomber in history, only seeing service after WWII. Powered by six 28-cylinder radial engines and four turbojet engines, it had a total wing area of 4,772 sq. ft. The B-36 has four bomb bays with a total ordinance capacity of 86,000 lbs.

Carl's rendition is in 1/12th scale, 230” wingspan, approximately 98 pounds, powered by six Zenoah G-26’s.

Visit Carl's website for more information: http://www.carlb-rcplanes.com/B-36page1.html...Continue Reading
Posted by SPasierb | Jul 31, 2009 @ 05:13 PM | 14,111 Views
More shots from Warbirds Over Delaware. I need to add the builder's name.

By this time in the day the lighting was tough, but some of these shots took on a kinda cool "authentic" look on the long lens......Continue Reading
Posted by SPasierb | Jul 31, 2009 @ 05:05 PM | 13,307 Views
Archiving a number of shots taken at random while wandering around WOD 09.

This IMAA Giant Scale event occurs every summer at Lums Pond State Park in Delaware. Worth the trip from anywhere!...Continue Reading
Posted by SPasierb | Jul 20, 2009 @ 12:06 PM | 18,141 Views
Aerodynamic Center (AC), Mean Aerodynamic Chord (MAC), Center of Gravity (CG), Neutral Point (NP) and Wing Area

http://adamone.rchomepage.com/cg_calc.htm


Posted by SPasierb | Jul 12, 2009 @ 11:45 AM | 13,400 Views
Sharing and archiving a few nice shots of LBuff1's beautiful 5.4M Let Reiher. The original owner was Dan Troxell who is responsible for having the custom color scheme done. It's reminicent of a DFS Habicht.

More information: http://www.letmodel.cz/gallery-reiher.htm

It's big, it's beautiful and it's damn heavy, but boy does it perform in the air! Photos shot July 2009 in Salem, CT...