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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #120 on: April 16, 2006, 10:12:31 AM »
I recognize two of them : the most top is a F-16 Falcon, The middle on is completely unknown, and the lower one is a Mustang... ;D

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #121 on: April 16, 2006, 10:41:58 AM »
Great picture Frank.

While we're on the subject' I'll get some advice from you young whippersnappers;

When I tried to open the file for that picture, I got a message that said "This file does not have a program associatedwith it for performing this action.  Create an association in the folders option control panel."

WONDERFUL!  but I don't know what that means.  ???   You may feel free to give me some dual on the subject. 8)

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #122 on: April 16, 2006, 12:02:46 PM »
Flying Blind: Just in the off chance you weren't kidding then that middle one is a Lockheed P-38 Lightning designed by Hal HIbbard and and a certain Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. A classic WWII heavy-weight fighter, bomber-escort and ground-attack aircraft. The germans called it (translated from german) The Fork-Tailed Devil. Charles Lindberg helped the pilots in the pacific using it to go from comming back on fumes after a 4 hour sortie to having 160 gallons left.

Jim: That means that when you doubleclick on the picture you don't have a program installed to view pictures with. I do believe that the Windows Paint program can open it, otherwise the two standard programs for editing (and viewing) is Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro, I use the later. There are also several freeware picture viewer programs out there. I do believe that you can manually open a gif and jpg/jpe/jpeg image in a internet browser using the open location/file menu selection.

Btw here's sketch I found on concepts for it, and look at one of the concepts, I wonder if Jim wouldn't have liked that one instead ;)

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #123 on: April 16, 2006, 03:27:42 PM »

Jim: That means that when you doubleclick on the picture you don't have a program installed to view pictures with. I do believe that the Windows Paint program can open it, otherwise the two standard programs for editing (and viewing) is Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro, I use the later. There are also several freeware picture viewer programs out there. I do believe that you can manually open a gif and jpg/jpe/jpeg image in a internet browser using the open location/file me

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Thanks Frank, I'm flying to SoCal this morning for checkride week--sloooooow 4 hours of IFR in a 172 but it beats 12 hours of driving.

I'll work on the file thing when I get home.    Sometimes this computer with it's HPFM (Hocus Pocus F******  Magic) is just too much for me to understand.

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #124 on: April 16, 2006, 05:55:45 PM »
LOL oldie but goldie :D

Btw what model is Jane specifically? (I don't think that's been said yet)

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It's an AS350 B2 AStar with an Arriel 1D1 engine in it.
Nice ship, but looses performance to the newer and more powerful B3 odel when you get past 5000ft   (...I miss flying B3's... :'()
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #125 on: April 17, 2006, 12:38:11 AM »
Is the AS350 related to the 550 Fennec? The RDAF have some of those (the only attack helicopters we have).

Did the B3 get sold or were you transferred? And do you have more pictures of it, maybe also in action?

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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #126 on: April 17, 2006, 12:54:50 AM »
Concerning the pic of the Thunderbirds by Frank, did anyone else notice that the identification number is inverted on the bottom aircraft? Is that just the way Thunderbirds are marked or what?
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #127 on: April 17, 2006, 01:12:57 AM »
Wow, good eyesight, I didn't notice that until I took and zoomed in on it in Paint Shop Pro, the bottom one does indeed have number 5 inverted. Maybe it's because it's customary for them to make that formation and for that plane to be inverted?

Well spotted! :)
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #128 on: April 17, 2006, 01:22:17 AM »
I didn't know if maybe that could be a way to identify them easier while they were inverted. I thought it was photoshopped at first, but it looks authentic...at least more than just the same aircraft flipped upside down, because the angle of perspective and markings are different.
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #129 on: April 17, 2006, 01:43:05 AM »
By the way, here's a pic I found on google. Let me see if it works.
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #130 on: April 17, 2006, 01:46:34 AM »
Hmmm, I don't think it worked. Let me try this.  www.skydiveorange.com/ beech18.htm
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #131 on: April 17, 2006, 01:53:11 AM »
Oy. Let me try this one more time. www.skydiveorange.com/beech18.htm
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #132 on: April 17, 2006, 02:45:19 AM »
The number five is inverted on purpose. It's the plane that flies the most time upside-down during the show so they invert the number. No kidding!
I think even the Blue Angles have that (but it might not be the 5 and don't quote me on that, depends on the routine...)
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #133 on: April 17, 2006, 02:50:52 AM »
Is the AS350 related to the 550 Fennec? The RDAF have some of those (the only attack helicopters we have).

Did the B3 get sold or were you transferred? And do you have more pictures of it, maybe also in action?

Frank

I changed companies AND the aircraft got sold, he he ;)
the B3 looks just like the B2 but it has almost 300 more horse power and FADEC (the french call it VEMD). The only way you can tell from the outside is the exhaust is different and it has a heat deflector on the tail underneath it. There are other little things but they are harder to spot...
Here is a picture:
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Re: Interesting Photo
« Reply #134 on: April 17, 2006, 03:22:39 AM »
So I was backing up my hard drive today... I heard a few clicks the other day, and any hardware grunt out there will tell you, that's not a good sign. So before the drive died I figured I'd copy stuff off it... and I came across these... there are a bunch so you guys are more then welcome to remove them if your server limits are maxed.
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