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DIRTY-MAC
09-20-2004, 04:52 PM
Its a huge text or like a small book but it is
worth downloading.
skroll down and fetch the manual
enjoy:
http://www.warbirdforum.com/richdunn.htm

[This message was edited by DIRTY-MAC on Tue September 21 2004 at 08:34 AM.]

DIRTY-MAC
09-20-2004, 04:52 PM
Its a huge text or like a small book but it is
worth downloading.
skroll down and fetch the manual
enjoy:
http://www.warbirdforum.com/richdunn.htm

[This message was edited by DIRTY-MAC on Tue September 21 2004 at 08:34 AM.]

prb17
09-20-2004, 08:02 PM
Thanks DIRTY-MAC! I downloaded that sucker. Good stuff. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DIRTY-MAC
09-21-2004, 02:28 AM
I can tell you that you will not find anything better.
this is the most detailed info ever,
written on the P-43 Lancer.
its a shame that none of the modelers have picked it up.

ElAurens
09-21-2004, 05:37 AM
And the reason that the Chinese got them?

It was not a very good plane. It's spin characteristics alone were enough to scare off the USAAF from volumn purchaes of it. As I recall there is only one instance of a successful spin recovery once the AC was in (semi)operational service. This occured during a flight over New York City shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack. The aircraft were on a "moral building" flight over the city to show the home folks that the USAAF was on the job. One of the aircraft was in a steep turn and departed from controlled flight and entered a violent spin. the pilot thought he might as well make a big hole as a small one and went to full power, and miraculously the torque effect of suddenly going to full throttle stopped the spin.

This was in an article in the USAF Museum's "Friends" magazine, several years ago...

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DIRTY-MAC
09-27-2004, 03:01 PM
I am sorry to say but that is not true.
With all respect but...
Don´t take that statement seriusly.

DIRTY-MAC
10-03-2004, 03:26 PM
bump

Arm_slinger
10-03-2004, 03:47 PM
Why were you the pilot then?