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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #240 on: October 09, 2019, 11:17:09 am »

I also love the Sea Hurricane :wub: ... Does that fit with the theory? :unsure:

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #241 on: October 09, 2019, 12:14:24 pm »
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #242 on: October 09, 2019, 01:00:33 pm »
Just noticed, but the canopy is all wrong for an RCAF Chipmunk  ----   :banghead:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #243 on: October 09, 2019, 02:03:44 pm »
Real life whif. Lots of warbirds tend to sport the plumage of other aircraft/marks to commemorate something, maybe thatís what this one is doing?

The mustang also was doing something unusual during the display. Can anyone spot it?
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #244 on: October 09, 2019, 02:16:30 pm »
Lowered it's tail wheel   :-\

One pic it has it retracted but all the others it's extended.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #245 on: October 09, 2019, 03:13:52 pm »

Lowered it's tail wheel   :-\

One pic it has it retracted but all the others it's extended.


Perhaps it was trying to look like a shiny Hurricane?  ;D
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #246 on: October 09, 2019, 03:28:47 pm »
I think it had an issue with the tail wheel. It didnít seem to want to lock up. Pilot pulled out of the display and cycled the landing gear. It seemed to do the trick but after a few more passes it had dropped down again.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #247 on: October 09, 2019, 03:31:34 pm »
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They are nice Tom. Where were you stood? I was at the link in the fence nearish the tower
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #248 on: October 09, 2019, 07:08:15 pm »
I'd guess there was a hydraulics issue with the Mustang's tail wheel, they were designed to drop down when pressure was lost (main gear had to be pumped down, or you hoped it dropped into place when "gear down" was selected for full loss of hydraulics).

Remember seeing some footage (many, many years ago) of a Mustang coming in to land after escorting a bombing raid & as it approached you saw it dip & kick up again several times. Must have worked because it landed on its wheels but the aft fuselage was covered in hydraulic fluid.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #249 on: October 10, 2019, 12:26:56 am »
They are nice Tom. Where were you stood? I was at the link in the fence nearish the tower

I was in front of my car a little right of the tower.

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #250 on: October 10, 2019, 06:44:15 am »
I think it had an issue with the tail wheel. It didnít seem to want to lock up. Pilot pulled out of the display and cycled the landing gear. It seemed to do the trick but after a few more passes it had dropped down again.

I think it's an ongoing problem, there were some photos a few weeks ago I saw on a forum that had a Mustang flying with it's tail wheel down. I can't say for sure it's the same aircraft though, 'cause I can't find the pic right now.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #251 on: January 22, 2020, 11:50:19 am »
Thunder Over Michigan was phenomenal this year ! 7 Mustangs, 11 Corsair. Plua 2 B-25s, a B-17, plus a range of newer stuff. One of the highlights was also the Cobra and Huey rides. I didn't go on one, but watching and hearing them all day was a treat enough !

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #252 on: January 22, 2020, 04:13:23 pm »
Look at all those beautiful Corsairs! :wub:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #253 on: January 22, 2020, 05:21:00 pm »
I was there!  Dang, we should have met up.  Great shots, and yes, it was amazing.  Nice little museum, a slew of Corsairs, good show.

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #254 on: January 23, 2020, 06:39:38 am »
Look at all those beautiful Corsairs! :wub:

Absolutely  :wub:. I'm so jealous
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