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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by dvslats View Post
    One massive aircraft, Tu-144.
    Never saw a Tu-144 with props before. BTW, this one looks like a beautiful Tu-114.

  2. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Roxane-21 View Post
    Never saw a Tu-144 with props before. BTW, this one looks like a beautiful Tu-114.
    Hah haa, yes, Tu-114.

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    Not sure what happen to the pic here, in this post

    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy1968 View Post


    A fun plane to fly, I have tried to match that run from Hawaii that Col. Thacker made in this aircraft...took me sixteen hours, my Pepper thought i was nuts...flying the computer and in my late wife's quaint Irish accent, "pissing a good Saturday away!"

    I know my flight made me appreciate all that fuel this thing can haul around. It more then meet the Army Air Forces' requirement for an escort fighter capable of staying with the bombers to and from the target both ways.....They wanted that distance to be a combat radius of 2,000 miles...North American rose to the challenge.....Betty Jo was one of the B model with Packard engines. The next escort model, the F-82E, would use Allison engines and suffered a slight loss in performance, but with what Rolls-Royce wanted in post-war royalties, I think the engine change was the right move....

    The only problem i have with the VB plane is that the national insignia is wrong...every photograph I have found of "Betty Jo" shows the insignia without the red stripe!

    On 27 February 1947, P-82B 44-65168, named Betty Jo and flown by Colonel Robert E. Thacker, made history when it flew nonstop from Hawaii to New York without refueling, a distance of 5,051 mi (8,129 km) in 14 hr 32 min. It averaged 347.5 miles per hour (559.2 km/h). This flight tested the P-82's range. The aircraft carried a full internal fuel tank of 576 US gallons (2,180 l; 480 imp gal), augmented by four 310 US gal (1,173 l; 258 imp gal) tanks for a total of 1,816 US gal (6,874 l; 1,512 imp gal). Also, Colonel Thacker forgot to drop three of his external tanks when their fuel was expended, landing with them in New York.[4]

    To this day, it remains the longest nonstop flight ever made by a propeller-driven fighter, and the fastest such a distance has ever been covered in a piston-engined aircraft (the record for the longest unrefueled flight by a propeller-driven aircraft of any type is held by the Rutan Voyager). The aircraft chosen was an earlier "B" model powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin engines (see "Survivors"
    borrowed from Wikkie
    "Thats some of the best flying I have ever seen, upto the point that your dead, Never ever leave your wingman!"......Jester, Top Gun

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  6. #56
    figured out what went wrong....having to rebuild my cload
    "Thats some of the best flying I have ever seen, upto the point that your dead, Never ever leave your wingman!"......Jester, Top Gun

  7. #57

    Icon22 Reply...

    Rolling in for an attack...
    "Rami"

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  8. #58

    Question Reply...

    Care to step outside?
    "Rami"

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  9. #59

    Icon22 Reply...

    Sniff, sniff....they had schnitzel for breakfast.
    "Rami"

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  10. #60

    Icon22 Reply...

    No more bullwets!
    "Rami"

    "Me? I'm just a Sea of Tranquility in an Ocean of Storms, babe."

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  11. #61


    A fun plane to fly, I have tried to match that run from Hawaii that Col. Thacker made in this aircraft...took me sixteen hours, my Pepper thought i was nuts...flying the computer and in my late wife's quaint Irish accent, "pissing a good Saturday away!"

    I know my flight made me appreciate all that fuel this thing can haul around. It more then meet the Army Air Forces' requirement for an escort fighter capable of staying with the bombers to and from the target both ways.....They wanted that distance to be a combat radius of 2,000 miles...North American rose to the challenge.....Betty Jo was one of the B model with Packard engines. The next escort model, the F-82E, would use Allison engines and suffered a slight loss in performance, but with what Rolls-Royce wanted in post-war royalties, I think the engine change was the right move....

    The only problem i have with the VB plane is that the national insignia is wrong...every photograph I have found of "Betty Jo" shows the insignia without the red stripe!

    On 27 February 1947, P-82B 44-65168, named Betty Jo and flown by Colonel Robert E. Thacker, made history when it flew nonstop from Hawaii to New York without refueling, a distance of 5,051 mi (8,129 km) in 14 hr 32 min. It averaged 347.5 miles per hour (559.2 km/h). This flight tested the P-82's range. The aircraft carried a full internal fuel tank of 576 US gallons (2,180 l; 480 imp gal), augmented by four 310 US gal (1,173 l; 258 imp gal) tanks for a total of 1,816 US gal (6,874 l; 1,512 imp gal). Also, Colonel Thacker forgot to drop three of his external tanks when their fuel was expended, landing with them in New York.[4]

    To this day, it remains the longest nonstop flight ever made by a propeller-driven fighter, and the fastest such a distance has ever been covered in a piston-engined aircraft (the record for the longest unrefueled flight by a propeller-driven aircraft of any type is held by the Rutan Voyager). The aircraft chosen was an earlier "B" model powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin engines (see "Survivors"
    borrowed from Wikkie
    "Thats some of the best flying I have ever seen, upto the point that your dead, Never ever leave your wingman!"......Jester, Top Gun

  12. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by wiekniera View Post
    Looks like there is something wrong with your aileron and rudder trims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxane-21 View Post
    Looks like there is something wrong with your aileron and rudder trims.

    Conversion glitch...requires scasm work for correction. That's the next step after learning the conversion tools.

    "If you're in a fair fight, you didn't plan it right"


  14. #64
    @roxanne
    Yes it's still a mess with the model as im still new with this conversion thing, so many glitch or animation etc that i do don't know how to fix it but now it's already been fixed with Dave's help

    STANG lead the way !!





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    One for me, and one for Bearcat.
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    "These Blockbuster Bombs don't go off unless you hit them JUST right". "Agent Provacateur".

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    Thanks for that Bub

    "If you're in a fair fight, you didn't plan it right"


  18. #68
    Just a couple more:
    "De Oppresso Liber"

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    Some T-Bolt Love

    Just out of the paint shed.




  21. #71
    sometimes it's the way the environment looks ...
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  22. #72
    & sometimes it's just about the paintjob ...
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  23. #73
    Taking off for a night patrol:
    "De Oppresso Liber"

  24. #74
    Great shots guys, please keep'em coming





    Last edited by wiekniera; August 16th, 2017 at 12:42.

  25. #75

    Some Contrast

    Hot Stuff!



    Check out the airstrip. State of the art at one time.

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