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jensenpark
04-04-2004, 09:09 AM
Just read an interesting story from Bill Carr, a Canadian Spitfire Photo Recon pilot in WW2 (from the book Flying Under Fire which is a collection of Cdn WW2 flyer recollections).

He was saying the Spit Xl, which he used for Photo Recon, was so sensitive and responsive, that after trimmed for hands off flying, simply leaning forward would move the Spit into a shallow dive, and opening the canopy and sticking a finger into the slipstream would cause a slight turn.

What an amazing plane.

http://www.unicover.com/images/G6A876.JPG

jensenpark
04-04-2004, 09:09 AM
Just read an interesting story from Bill Carr, a Canadian Spitfire Photo Recon pilot in WW2 (from the book Flying Under Fire which is a collection of Cdn WW2 flyer recollections).

He was saying the Spit Xl, which he used for Photo Recon, was so sensitive and responsive, that after trimmed for hands off flying, simply leaning forward would move the Spit into a shallow dive, and opening the canopy and sticking a finger into the slipstream would cause a slight turn.

What an amazing plane.

http://www.unicover.com/images/G6A876.JPG