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XyZspineZyX
08-28-2003, 04:29 PM
Perhaps posted before, but a fine article anyway. Interesting item about locking tailwheels. Really does give the reader an idea of just how tricky and difficult it is to fly an WWII bird.

http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/185354-1html

http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/185520-1html

XyZspineZyX
08-28-2003, 04:29 PM
Perhaps posted before, but a fine article anyway. Interesting item about locking tailwheels. Really does give the reader an idea of just how tricky and difficult it is to fly an WWII bird.

http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/185354-1html

http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/185520-1html

XyZspineZyX
08-28-2003, 04:32 PM
Sorry, bad links.


http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/185354-1.html

http://www.avweb.com/news/columns/185520-1.html

XyZspineZyX
08-28-2003, 10:59 PM
Camarillo airport is a great fly-in or drive in destination. Santa Paula is right there too (SZP) and also has a great number of vintage aircraft, as well as homebuilts. Even just a walk around the ramp is like visiting many museums, and perhaps better. The C-46 is up there doing pattern ops nearly every time I have flown in. (I was based at SZP), I have seen the Zero flying as well.

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RichardI
08-29-2003, 01:14 AM
Excellent reading, CRSutton. Terrific, detailed article and thank you for posting it!

I must say tough, I don't know what you mean by "Really does give the reader an idea of just how tricky and difficult it is to fly an WWII bird."

The article gives me the opposite impression.

It does give some idea, though of what a great plane the Zero was. Can't wait 'till I get to fly it in FB, and then go after one in my Jug! Thanks again.

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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 01:55 AM
RichardI wrote:
- Excellent reading, CRSutton. Terrific, detailed
- article and thank you for posting it!
-
- I must say tough, I don't know what you mean by
- "Really does give the reader an idea of just how
- tricky and difficult it is to fly an WWII bird."
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- The article gives me the opposite impression.


Well, try taxiing one, and then try taking off. . and then try a landing rollout. . . that will reverse your impression.

;-)

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Message Edited on 08/28/0305:04PM by TX-EcoDragon

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 02:51 AM
the zero will kick *** as long as they stay on the six of thier target even a 303 round will blow it up

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 06:10 AM
I think the main problem for Allied pilots, will be developing new tactics to try and draw a bead on a plane that will the turn fight, every time.
It will certainly force Allied ground huggers in alledged full real servers right up off ground level, lest the Zero beat them at their own game.
Should be interesting.

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