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pjc747
21 Jun 2016, 08:50
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Earth has two moons ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Earth has two moons ?

300ft? Not that big, not sure id classify that as a moon Moon: "a natural satellite of any planet." Anything that circles the Earth that we did not put there is therefore a moon. Well, not quite. A moon is a natural satellite, i.e. a celestial body which has come to orbit a primary, like Earth, in ...
pjc747
19 Jun 2016, 08:28
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: New Captain of the Ship Aircraft - Connie L049
Replies: 533
Views: 496881

Re: New Captain of the Ship Aircraft - Connie L049

I would like a feature to simultaneously start all four engines at once, like was done with Columbine , President Eisenhower's constellation I believe that was a military aircraft in the C family and a very late model too. Columbine II was a VC-121A, essentially an L-749, which is more or less visu...
pjc747
18 Jun 2016, 09:55
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: New Captain of the Ship Aircraft - Connie L049
Replies: 533
Views: 496881

Re: New Captain of the Ship Aircraft - Connie L049

I would like a feature to simultaneously start all four engines at once, like was done with Columbine, President Eisenhower's constellation
pjc747
12 Jun 2016, 08:49
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Why is it "rotate" and not "pull back" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2953

Re: Why is it "rotate" and not "pull back" ?

Because you rotate on the main gear with a pitch up nose attitude to climb away from the ground. Also, the word rotate is easy to say and doesn't sound like anything else, therefore can't be misconstrued as any other command. Rotate sounds like lots of other words like "negate","mandate" etc so tha...
pjc747
11 Jun 2016, 20:32
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Why is it "rotate" and not "pull back" ?
Replies: 31
Views: 2953

Re: Why is it "rotate" and not "pull back" ?

Because you rotate on the main gear with a pitch up nose attitude to climb away from the ground. Also, the word rotate is easy to say and doesn't sound like anything else, therefore can't be misconstrued as any other command.
pjc747
11 Jun 2016, 20:30
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Plans for a light twin such as aztec, C310, Baron, Navajo
Replies: 16
Views: 3515

Re: Plans for a light twin such as aztec, C310, Baron, Navaj

*Announces name of next project with no details*

...speculation begins about future projects beyond project we have no details on yet
pjc747
11 Jun 2016, 11:56
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Re: New Captain of the Ship Aircraft + 50% off COTS this wee
Replies: 43
Views: 4716

Re: New Captain of the Ship Aircraft + 50% off COTS this wee

Well I think the Connie would be a good compromise. After all it was the fastest three engine propliner :wink: :lol: L-049 didn't have the turbo compound PRT (aka Part Recovery Turbine :mrgreen:) so hopefully it will be somewhat reliable :lol: The nickname was still best three-enginer propliner, by...
pjc747
11 Jun 2016, 11:51
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: It's a CONNIE !
Replies: 141
Views: 22888

Re: It's a CONNIE !

jjunior wrote:i'm really REALLY sad about this... we already have Connies... we need an Electra, C46, DC-4...

damn :(
While I partially agree, the only Constellation I know of is the Just Flight version which is little more than a visual model.
pjc747
11 Jun 2016, 10:29
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: It's a CONNIE !
Replies: 141
Views: 22888

Re: It's a CONNIE !

What variant? Darn, already getting picky!
pjc747
28 Apr 2016, 10:55
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Surviving T-6's and P-51's
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Surviving T-6's and P-51's

The most numerous WWII trainer flying in the world today is the North American AT-6/SNJ/Harvard (600+). The most numerous WWII fighter flying in the world today is the North American P-51 Mustang (hovers right around/near 170). The most numerous WWII bomber flying in the world today is the North Am...
pjc747
27 Apr 2016, 08:11
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Surviving T-6's and P-51's
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: Surviving T-6's and P-51's

There were 15,495 of the T-6 family produced, and approximately 15,586 P-51 Mustangs + 500 A-36 Apaches built. So there's an equal number that were constructed. According to FAA airworthiness records (for the United States naturally), there are 411 T-6s + 302 SNJs + 24 Harvards registered as of toda...
pjc747
17 Apr 2016, 08:23
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: The world's most feared fighter - the F-22
Replies: 17
Views: 2166

Re: The world's most feared fighter - the F-22

Incidentally, the Sopwith company was revived in 2014.
pjc747
15 Apr 2016, 22:59
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: The world's most feared fighter - the F-22
Replies: 17
Views: 2166

Re: The world's most feared fighter - the F-22

Just curious...what's all this talk about the F-22 'program' being 'ended'? I have friends who fly the damn thing. Just because we aren't building any more of them doesn't mean it's gone! Cripes, the airplane I fly stopped production in the 60's but still serves a purpose! :D Additionally...it's ki...
pjc747
14 Apr 2016, 23:39
Forum: T-6 "Texan"
Topic: Finished Repaints
Replies: 787
Views: 277827

Re: Finished Repaints

JoeS475 wrote:
pjc747 wrote:
zsoltfireman wrote:F-AZDU

Image

Soon!
The 1943 roundel should be outlined in red, not gold.
Ummmm, do a Google Image search for this aircraft. This repaint is spot on perfect!
The U.S. Armed Forces never used a yellow-outlined roundel such as that one.

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