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PBY-5A Catalina

PBY-5A Catalina

We see a lot on the restorations of WWII era bombers And fighters, but this is something quite unusual…

The story of PBY-5A CATALINA (Strawberry 5) discovery and restoration For the US Navy museum in San Diego. It was the only remaining intact PBY 5 Catalina remaining in the World, and it was discovered in South Africa.

PBY "STRAWBERRY 5" WAS THE PLANE THAT FOUND THE JAPANESE CARRIERS AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY WHICH BECAME THE TURNING POINT IN THE PACIFIC THEATER OF WWII.

Link courtesy of Ian 'Thommo" Thompson

 


B29 - Flight to Oshkosh

B29 - Flight to Oshkosh: Behind the Scenes

September 4, 2011 - David Oliver, 29, takes us behind the scenes as he and other crew members fly the world's only airworthy B-29, "FIFI," to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2011. Take a quick tour of the plane, learn how it flies, and watch four P-51s escort the bomber to OSH. 

Link courtesy of ian "Thommo" Thompson

 


Crosswind Difficulties - Winter 2013/14

Crosswind Difficulties - Winter 2013/14

Some landing and take-off highlights in awkward wind conditions at Birmingham this winter (a record winter for stormy conditions in the UK). Note the frequent flexing of the planes' wings in response to the turbulence.

Link courtesy of Alan Foley


P-51D Mustang

P-51D Mustang, realistic cockpit

P-51D Mustang RC model flown through live feed video (landing too!). FPV! (First Person View)

Builders Notes: I used an old 80's GI Joe for the hands/jacket/pants and 5&9 gram servos for the pilot's head camera pan&tilt, throttle and control stick. The head tracking in the goggles controls the Mobius camera movement, it's actually very natural to look around while flying, it has been a fun project :). 1600mm wingspan w/ lights/flaps/retracts and fully animated scale cockpit. 4S 5000mah battery, 5.8GHz 400mW VTX. 

Link courtesy of Bill Rendell

 


20ft. B-25 - Maiden

20ft. B-25 Maiden

Maiden flight of a 20 foot B-25 "Apache Princess" with 2 X 400cc Moki engines.

Model Data

Scale: 1/3.3
Wingspan: 6m / 20ft.
Length: 4,87m / 16ft.
Weight: 148,2kg / 326pound
Motor: 2x 400cc Moki 5 Cyl. Radial
Propeller: Fuchs 35x13 Carbon (scale props under construction)
Suspension: DIY with CAD drawn and built by Mehmet Ergolu.
Gears: Self Made drawn with CAD and built by Mehmet Ergolu.

Link courtesy of Bill Reynolds


Two Minutes of Aviation Majesty

Two Minutes of Aviation Majesty

For WW II aviation buffs, this is something to see. Filmed in England July on 12-13 2014 at The Imperial War Museum in Cambridgeshire. This 2:30 minute video is well worth watching.

 

Thanks to Ian "Thommo" Thompson for the link


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