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Post by Angry » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:03 am

Just for something different. lots here are mechanically inclined.

Temora has a Flying Aviation Museum which is about 80k from here, the owner is David Lowy of Westfield fame. he has a passion & a wallet to own a collection of planes. Some are on loan to the museum. Currently the Museum has 2 Spitfires, a Meteor, the only flying Vampire, a tigermoth, a Cessna Dragonfly (twin attack Jet), and have visiting P51, Hurricane etc.

Each month they have a flying day .

Having been talked into going to the "darkside" Ive just got a new Canon 7D & borrowing a mates 300 f4 lens, I went to shoot some Warbird pics.

Heres a few Hope you like em.
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Post by jersy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:49 am

Yeah,good work Angry. Great shots :clap:
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Post by Matt Flynn » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:35 am

Crackin' photos Angry, there's something about planes. Gotta love radial engines, had a good look at the guts of the one in the NT Aviation Museum years ago to see how all those conrods fitted on that little crank :drinking1:

Apparently they lost heaps of Superfortresses to overheating, a bit too much idling on the runway could be deadly on take-off, and the fire would burn the wing off.

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Post by Blinky » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:45 am

Beautiful shots Angry, I have worked on the Meteor and Vampire, long time ago when I did a little stint at “Restoration Flight” at the now defunct No 2Aircraft Depot.
Also worked on the original “Top Hat & Tails” 75 Sqn Sabre, is that at Temora now? What about all those firkin Winjeels that I learnt aircraft ground handling on.....are those pieces of shite at Temora as well?
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Post by nomad » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:13 am

Matt Flynn wrote:there's something about planes
That says it all Matt. I love em, new and old.
I used to just hang out at mascot watching them

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Post by Angry » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:56 pm

Matt Flynn wrote:Crackin' photos Angry, there's something about planes. Gotta love radial engines, had a good look at the guts of the one in the NT Aviation Museum years ago to see how all those conrods fitted on that little crank :drinking1:

Apparently they lost heaps of Superfortresses to overheating, a bit too much idling on the runway could be deadly on take-off, and the fire would burn the wing off.
Matt, the problem with the Superfortresses was that to save weight they made heaps of the engine parts in Magnesium, that coupled with the fact that each engine was 2, x 9 cylinders radials stacked together when they caught fire the Magnesium would go up ....instant bonfire !!!

Blinky the Temora guys have restored the Sabre...got heaps of planes heres the link...http://www.aviationmuseum.com.au/

If you want to see sore really brilliant pics of warbirds check the forum out its one long thread ....http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/600984/0 absolutely the best aero pics ive ever seen.....just flick through, I started 2 weeks ago,....I'm only up to page no 1725....
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Post by Angry » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:57 pm

DOH double post...

Matt can yiou get rid of this...
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Post by 2rods » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:21 am

Blinky.. Them wingeels were still in wagga in 1988.. Fkn things..

When I was at 1ad in laverton we had a vampire getting around.. Sounded sweet..
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