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Old 01-31-2010, 09:46 PM
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To make that clear, I referred to the statement "and NOT used on Aircraft". The question was already correct answered on the first page...
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:12 PM
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I was just agreeing with Silvereagle, as I am familiar with using this item, the one in the pic you posted.
I have been looking for a picture of this supressor mounted on a .50 Cal, in a P-38. Can you post a pic of it for me, thanks. I saw the the pic you previously posted, and was wondering if you had a closeup.

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:59 PM
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ORIGINAL: wingspar

Boeing held the patent for the gear. Curtis had to ''pay'' boeing for the rights to use it.

As for what Unique about Boeing? I could probably come up with 100 different answers to that one.

Dave

Correct wingspar!! The unique thing is that Boeing designed the gear, but never used it on any of their own production aircraft. The only Boeing designed aircraft to use it was the R4360 powered Boeing F8B fighter built at the end of WW2 Only prototypes were built.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:04 AM
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warbird51..glad you took the next question...I had a looonngg day today...just got back home...


Great thread G-Pete [8D]
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:54 AM
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OK, my third and final question so I'll make it alittle harder.

What is this and what did it do??

Hint: To my knowledge this gave this plane a unique feature from all others in WW2
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:01 AM
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Is it the Walter HWK 509A Rocket Engine that powered the ME-163?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:49 AM
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Nice try not not even close.

Here's the rocket engine

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:56 AM
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Another hint:

German engineering.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:35 AM
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Automatic mixture control.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:41 AM
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Your in the ball park but it was much much more then that.

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:44 AM
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Another hint: Analog computer
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:18 AM
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Auto mixture + prop pitch. The pilot only had to select the throttle setting. Mixture and appropriate pitch were automatically maintained by the control.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:58 AM
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fuel injection?
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:28 AM
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Its a kommandogerat. It was a mechanical system (more of a computer), which regulated rpm, prop pitch, timing, blower speed all in relation to altitude. It was a very advanced design that reduced the amount of work the pilot had to do by quite a bit. Of course Americans that flew the Fw 190 hated it because it took away some of the granualrity they were used to.

That one in particular is for White 1.


Do not confuse with the same system name on a device used for auto aiming (actually predicting) of 88mm, 105mm and 128mm antiaircraft guns... This unit was called the Kappagerät 40.
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:19 PM
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I think you got the idea JL1 even though EM if more detailed.

Your up JL1
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:11 PM
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Ok, Why did Vought use a Gull wing design on the Corsair.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:32 PM
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Several reasons ,, First prop clearance for the huge Ham. Standard while allowing the shortest landing gear possible. Also to have a 90 degree join between the wing panel to fuse. which decreases turbulant airflow and drag. There may be others but I think these were the major ones.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:33 PM
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The main reason was to give the prop some ground clearance.
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:34 PM
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To have a prop (13 feet 4 inches) clearance even with a short landing gear. The landing gear has to short and strong for carrier landings. The good fly charactaristics and the high top speed was a "byproduct".
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:51 PM
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Looks like stang151 got it
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:18 PM
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OK let's go for #2 here. What was a major advantage that the F-86 had over the MiG-15 in high speed maneuverability. Hint is was an important feature that allowed the Bell X-1 to go trans mach.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:22 PM
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One piece horizontal stab ?
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:24 PM
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I'm guessing it was the raised horizontal stab that got the control surfaces out of the shock wave?
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:59 PM
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No, I guess they both had raised stabs, so was it spoilers or strip ailerons?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:03 PM
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You guys are close ,but I was looking for certan verbage on this one. We'll wait just a little longer.
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