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  Topic: Reverse on Constellation 3350
gravery

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Wright Engines   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 09:01   Subject: Reverse on Constellation 3350
Switching from reverse to low pitch took 15 sec.
  Topic: Reverse on Constellation 3350
gravery

Replies: 9
Views: 3209

PostForum: Wright Engines   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 07:45   Subject: Reverse on Constellation 3350
Thanks Kimble.
I just got the flying report of an Air France L1049 in 1966. The A/C was back from overhaul and test flown (no passengers and only the needed fuel). They performed various tests at FL ...
  Topic: Mosquito
gravery

Replies: 2
Views: 2248

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 07:32   Subject: Mosquito
I got in touch with the author some years ago, bought it when published but never got the time to read it in depth... I eventually did during Christmas break.
For anybody interested in the stories ( ...
  Topic: Reverse on Constellation 3350
gravery

Replies: 9
Views: 3209

PostForum: Wright Engines   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:54   Subject: Reverse on Constellation 3350
I was told some years ago that emergency descent procedure on the Constellation implied using the reverse on the two inboard engines... Any expert or former Constellation crew member could confirm ?
  Topic: American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2
gravery

Replies: 2
Views: 3423

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 07:29   Subject: American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2
Bill,

Nothing specific. I'm interested with the aeronautic industry history during the war. The "small" history behind the "great"...
Thanks for the review.

Guillaume.
  Topic: American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2
gravery

Replies: 2
Views: 3423

PostForum: Book, Mags, Films, Recordings, Reference   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 04:47   Subject: American Bomber Aircraft Development in World War 2
Slightly off topic but has anyone read this book ?

http://images.ianallanpublishing.com/4/1339062508_71.jpg
  Topic: French aircraft engines
gravery

Replies: 4
Views: 5597

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:49   Subject: French aircraft engines
I DO read French and I can say... These texts are very bad and written by someone who knows neither engine aircraft technology, or even its vocabulary ... The history of French aero engine still remai ...
  Topic: Napier Sabre
gravery

Replies: 2
Views: 5301

PostForum: Air Racing - General   Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 05:08   Subject: Re: Napier Sabre
Any idea is someone planning to use the Sabre as a Reno powerplant? In fact, how many decent condition Sabres do survive in the first place?

As far as I know, one on this side of the pond... The re ...
  Topic: J58 operating modes
gravery

Replies: 3
Views: 9626

PostForum: Gas Turbines   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 13:35   Subject: J58 operating modes
I don't know whether you will find the right info on the following but there is some useful informations though.

http://aerostories.free.fr/technique/J58/J58_01/page8.html
  Topic: Model Engines - Great new discussion topic
gravery

Replies: 5
Views: 7228

PostForum: Model Engine Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2004 10:52   Subject: Model Engines - Great new discussion topic
Clen, Bob,

Thanks a lot, I am interested to know what are the current limitations on Mr Hares's 'Eagle'. Are they the same than on your Napier engine (I guess yes...)
Thank you anyway
Best regard ...
  Topic: Model Engines - Great new discussion topic
gravery

Replies: 5
Views: 7228

PostForum: Model Engine Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 14:58   Subject: Model Engines - Great new discussion topic
Hello,

I am a newcomer and apologize for my english which is not my mother tongue. I am a fan of various mechanical achievements, from the 'Big Boy' steam locomotives to the last piston aero engine ...
 
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