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Badbet2007
04-25-2010, 08:44 AM
Not sure if this was posted here before or not, but I thought it was interesting. Vintage Canada pilot's impressions flying the 109.

http://www.vintagewings.ca/page?a=1261&lang=en-CA

VW-IceFire
04-25-2010, 09:42 AM
Great read and very interesting!

Anyone heard anything about the repairs for the Russel Group 109E? Last year apparently the 109 hit a pole during practice for the Russel Group airshow and that the whole thing was being investigated by Transport Canada. The plane was able to land but I saw first hand the damage sustained to the wing.

Good thing they built this fighter tough!

Bremspropeller
04-25-2010, 11:01 AM
Wow, a 109E has less e-retention than a Spit IX - now that is astonishing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

JtD
04-25-2010, 11:43 AM
"Nice looping, now do one to the right!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Very nice read, thanks for posting.

Kettenhunde
04-25-2010, 01:03 PM
e-retention

LOL

ElAurens
04-25-2010, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
Great read and very interesting!

Anyone heard anything about the repairs for the Russel Group 109E? Last year apparently the 109 hit a pole during practice for the Russel Group airshow and that the whole thing was being investigated by Transport Canada. The plane was able to land but I saw first hand the damage sustained to the wing.

Good thing they built this fighter tough!

It is scheduled to appear at the Thunder Over Michigan air show this August. I'll be there and get some pics.

Jumoschwanz
04-27-2010, 07:05 AM
That is cool that they have that thing out there flying with it's original engine. It is often a subject of controversy where one group says it is a shame to risk a historical machine, and the other group says they should be flown.

I think they should be flown until there is only one example of a bf109 left intact, then quit.

The same controversy exists in vintage motorcycle racing. A lot of the guys who still road-race old and rare vintage motorcycles have a direct connection to the bikes, they or their families were involved with racing them when they were new, the guys who just own the bikes and do not race them are usually the "money" men, those who own them as an investment who have no direct connection to the time when the bikes were contemporary.

Kudos to those who love the sound of old machinery enough to let them live out their natural lives and to introduce new generations to the sounds and smells they make.