Started by KJ_Lesnick, January 12, 2017, 11:05:01 PM
QuoteWhile this may not seem to be part of the seeder discussion, it might shed some light on the 177's flight characteristics.There was an article in recent issue of Aeroplane(I think, either that or Flypast), authored by Eric "Winkle" Brown, in which he flew the 177 after the war and lived to tell the tale.
QuoteIt is quite informative as to answering such questions as, can it actually dive bomb at all?" and others.
QuoteErnst Heinkel always believed that the production of the He177 was too rushed. When they discovered that the engine bearers were too short and that forced the fuel and oil lines around too tight corners, which lead to them fracturing under the vibrations of the engine, which in turn lead to foaming oil and leaking fuel
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