Author Topic: B747SP flyby at Miramar Airshow 2008  (Read 5995 times)

Offline Ragwing

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Re: B747SP flyby at Miramar Airshow 2008
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2008, 03:26:13 AM »
didn't that happen to the prototype B52 Stratofortress as well?
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Re: B747SP flyby at Miramar Airshow 2008
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2008, 06:44:32 AM »
Man, that is an incredible pic you found, Rag!   ::bow::

When you get down to it, you really do not need a vertical stab or a rudder when you are in command of 8 engines!  You can use differential thrust to counteract any crosswind component and still bring her home.

One of the things I miss when flying a PC12 is not having differential thrust available to me!  It forces me to jam that dang rudder around from time to time.   ::complaining:
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Re: B747SP flyby at Miramar Airshow 2008
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2008, 06:53:24 AM »
Ragwing: I had a short film clip of the vertical stab disapearing on a Tv prog shown over here in the late '80s on BBC2 called Reach for the Skies.  but i must of recorded over the tape along time ago  :'(
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Re: B747SP flyby at Miramar Airshow 2008
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2008, 06:17:39 PM »
Holy Smokes Rag!  Those are some serious credentials you carry around in your wallet!   ::eek::  I meant no disrespect, was just ribbing ya!  Hehe.

So what possesed an aeronautical engineer from Boeing to switch over to towing banners three decades later?   |:)\

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Re: B747SP flyby at Miramar Airshow 2008
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2008, 08:34:32 PM »
You are correct, Skygal.  I was thinking of Ragdragger.  My bad.   ::banghead::
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Re: B747SP flyby at Miramar Airshow 2008
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2008, 09:50:18 PM »
Good thing I kept my mouth shut, I had the same thoughts.
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