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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:30 PM
Hi all.
Had a great day today.
Heard the unmistakeable sound of a Merlin low over my house this morning and rushed outside to see a P51 beating hell out of Shipdham airfield in Norfolk, England which is very close to my house.After several minutes of high speed runs and wingovers it dropped its wheels and landed. I dropped every thing and drove straight to the airfield.
What a machine! Immaculate with black and yellow chequered nose.The wing panels were up, showing a full set of 50cals complete with ammunition(inert probably).Helped push the aircraft into position for refueling and asked the owner/pilot,Maurice Hammond if i could take alook in the cockipit which was fitted with an original gyro gunsight.Maurice told me he bought the aircraft as a box of bits about 70% complete and took 4 and a half years to rebuid it to flying condition.Time well spent.After refueling it was started up and took off again one more low pass and the disappeared into the haze homeward bound to Hardwick./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:30 PM
Hi all.
Had a great day today.
Heard the unmistakeable sound of a Merlin low over my house this morning and rushed outside to see a P51 beating hell out of Shipdham airfield in Norfolk, England which is very close to my house.After several minutes of high speed runs and wingovers it dropped its wheels and landed. I dropped every thing and drove straight to the airfield.
What a machine! Immaculate with black and yellow chequered nose.The wing panels were up, showing a full set of 50cals complete with ammunition(inert probably).Helped push the aircraft into position for refueling and asked the owner/pilot,Maurice Hammond if i could take alook in the cockipit which was fitted with an original gyro gunsight.Maurice told me he bought the aircraft as a box of bits about 70% complete and took 4 and a half years to rebuid it to flying condition.Time well spent.After refueling it was started up and took off again one more low pass and the disappeared into the haze homeward bound to Hardwick./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:32 PM
Oh Man!

You luckey dog!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:37 PM
lucky you!!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:37 PM
Dogtail2 wrote:
- Had a great day today.
- Heard the unmistakeable sound of a Merlin low over
- my house this morning and rushed outside to see a
- P51 beating hell out of Shipdham airfield in
- Norfolk, England which is very close to my
- house.After several minutes of high speed runs and
- wingovers it dropped its wheels and landed. I
- dropped every thing and drove straight to the
- airfield.

No sound like it is there? Well... you know, the P38 kind of sounds like a P51 when it flys by... Not sure why.. with the Allison vs Merlin and all? I live near CHINO airport, so I just about garinted that I get a P51, or P47, or F4F, or B25, B17, or some other WWII plane to fly over my house at least 1 weekend a month and sometimes every weekend... Those guys like to fly from CHINO down to San Diego for lunch or someting which is right over my house... My neibors think Im nuts... cuz when the do fly over Im about the only one who stops what every Im doing to look up.. Even if Im talking to them over the fence... Shhhhhhh! Mustang (as I point up at it)


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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:41 PM
Dogtail2 wrote:
- Hi all.
- Had a great day today.
- Heard the unmistakeable sound of a Merlin low over
- my house this morning and rushed outside to see a
- P51 . . . Helped push the aircraft into position for
- refueling and asked the owner/pilot,Maurice Hammond
- if i could take alook in the cockipit . . .



Did it look like this?


edit: go here http://www.p51.mustangsmustangs.com/survivors/p51/45-11518.shtml

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Message Edited on 08/09/0301:43PM by tsisqua

XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:50 PM
tsisqua wrote:
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- Did it look like this?
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-
- <img
- src="http://www.p51.mustangsmustangs.com/survivors
- /images/H45-11518.jpg">
-

Hi again all.
Yes sir!
Thats the girl, 'Janie' written on the cowling./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:51 PM
The B-25 "Show Me" flew over my house about a month ago, on it's way to a nearby airshow...Now THERES a sound you don't hear often.../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:53 PM
necrobaron wrote:
- The B-25 "Show Me" flew over my house about a month
- ago, on it's way to a nearby airshow...Now THERES a
- sound you don't hear often..

True.. not very often... One only flys over my house about 4 or 5 times a year... Usally on Sundays... Not sure why, must be a breakfast special down in Diego? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:55 PM
Dogtail2 wrote:
- Hi again all.
- Yes sir!
- Thats the girl, 'Janie' written on the cowling


Absolutely Beautiful. You lucky ba$tard /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 06:58 PM
I've had a Mustang fly over my house and my reaction was exactly the same. I even heard one driving on the highway with my windows closed with that unmistakable Merlin engine. Hopefully, there will be a few at my local airshow next month because I haven't seen any for over a year. Lucky you /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 07:15 PM
With so many people in love with these machines I think we should all get together and buy one.
I once saw an advert on a hangar wall which said "Spitfire group forming, shares available 500 to 50,000.

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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 08:19 PM
50,000 would be a huge bargain for a Spitfire. I would be willing to be part of the joint ownership of a vintage WWII airplane. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I think the only Mustangs that can be purchased are over $750,000
here in the US. Tom Cruise bought one for just over a million. I wish I had a 'Stang or a Spitfire but since I'm American, I think I would want the Mustang a little bit more. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 08:57 PM
MackZ wrote:
- 50,000 would be a huge bargain for a Spitfire. I
- would be willing to be part of the joint ownership
- of a vintage WWII airplane.I think the only Mustangs that
- can be purchased are over $750,000


Hi MackZ.
When i saw the ad for the Spit group, Spits were changing hands for about 500,000.Thats ten shares at 50,000 or a hundred shares at 5000 or a combination of shares at differing amounts.
These days Spits/Mustangs go for about 900,000 give or take, depending on its history.
That would be a hundred shares at 9000, still very feasable./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
I have just looked at the Flugwerk site.One of their new build Fw190A-8 would do very well.They are currently selling at 535,000 euros for the fast build kit.See the link

http://www.flugwerk.com/



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XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:14 PM
tagert wrote:
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- No sound like it is there? Well... you know, the P38
- kind of sounds like a P51 when it flys by... Not
- sure why.. with the Allison vs Merlin and all?


just an opinion but I don't think the P-38 and the P-51 sound much alike at all.

just for fun...compare their sounds on this link:

http://www.100megspopup.com/photo4phood/webaircraft/heartheroar.html

XyZspineZyX
08-09-2003, 10:20 PM
Zyzbot wrote:
- just an opinion

As was mine.

- but I don't think the P-38 and the
- P-51 sound much alike at all.

Huh.

- just for fun...compare their sounds on this link:

Oh... Im sorry, I was talking about a real P51D an real P38 flying over my real head... not some sound byte! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif



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cruelsword
08-09-2003, 10:54 PM
Hi tsisqua,

great link, there is, also, Mustang owned by David Gilmour, guitarist and lead singer of Pink Floyd. THX.

S!

Cruel

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 12:15 AM
I flew one once. That engine is unmatched.

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 12:17 AM
You Sir are a VERY lucky chap.I would cut off large and important parts of my anatomy to do what you have done.

If you are interested I have painted this P51 and its up for download at the adresses below:

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 01:04 AM
Nice one Bo!/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
just one thing.The green seemed to be slightly more olive on the real machine.

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Message Edited on 08/10/0301:06AM by Dogtail2

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 04:04 PM
Dogtail2 wrote:
- Nice one Bo! - just one thing.The green seemed to be slightly more
- olive on the real machine.
-
-Glad u like it.Re the green shade.Colours are very open to interpretation and the colours on the airshow warbirds tend to be somewhat suspect a lot of the time.An example of this being "Moose" which was never an O>D> a/c but was painted this way for ease of maintanence on the airshow bird together with an inaccurate yellow rudder to make it more conspicuious on the landing cicuit."Ferocious Frankie " is another warbird with some aspects of the scheme open to question.But don't get me wrong I still love 'em!

The USAAF painted a lot of their P51s using RAF Med Green and my research showed that the wartime "Janie" was a darker green hence the shade I went for.Of course green fades over time like any other colour so it could well look like a light olive in other pics.Like I say,its open to interpretation.I just went for the shade that looked close to the wartime pics.

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 04:13 PM
Beautiful machine that person has there. I wish I could see more historic aircraft in flying condition on a regular basis.

Canadian Warplane Heritage is in my back yard and they have some fantastic aircraft (the Lancaster being one of them - 4 merlin engines cannot be beat) but nothing like the Mustang or a flying Spitfire. I haven't seen any of those for years...I hope that they keep enough of these around to keep them going. These are truly fascinating machines.

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 04:38 PM
You lucky Dog

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 06:02 PM
tagert wrote:
- Zyzbot wrote:
-- just an opinion
-
- As was mine.
-
-- but I don't think the P-38 and the
-- P-51 sound much alike at all.
-
- Huh.
-
-- just for fun...compare their sounds on this link:
-
- Oh... Im sorry, I was talking about a real P51D an
- real P38 flying over my real head... not some sound
- byte! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
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-
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Awsome website man! GOD!! the p-51 gotta a slick sound to it!! i'd be scared as hell hearing one of those on my six fer sure/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 06:57 PM
Bo_Nidle wrote:

- my research showed that the wartime
- "Janie" was a darker green hence the shade I went
- for.Of course green fades over time like any other
- colour so it could well look like a light olive in
- other pics.Like I say,its open to interpretation.I
- just went for the shade that looked close to the
- wartime pics.
-

I like it when proper research is done. Whatever the shade of green, your skin for this machine is excellent as are all your skins./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 07:01 PM
They've had a few Mustang rides at airshows around my local airport on some very special occasions but I simply don't have the $500 /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-10-2003, 07:12 PM
I used to live in Trenton, Ontario, in Canada. Right by CFB Trenton. Saw Mustangs, P-51s, and a Lancaster all flying over my house, around airshow time. Amazing sight. Also many jets. Say to F-5s break the sound barrier over Lake Ontario while living there too.