Unusual Vintage Car Pictures

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  1. Grizz

    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    This could be a topic all its own. How much you figure that plane weighs?
     
  2. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    More like, downstream, with the current.
     
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  3. cammerjeff

    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    Wikipedia list a de Havilland Dove's empty weight as 6325 lbs. I hope the hanger isn't uphill from were the plane was parked! It would take most of the shift to get it inside!
     
  4. cammerjeff

    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    I also did not know that a couple of flyable Pinto's were made in the early 1970's

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  5. Krash Kadillak

    Krash Kadillak Well-Known Member

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    ^^ And one crashed near the Camarillo, CA. airport, killing the inventor. Strut from wing to the Pinto body failed. As a plane, it was also under-powered. Car body had FAR more drag than a typical airplane fuselage. Wings and tail booms, along with the pusher engine structure, came straight from a Cessna Skymaster..... The Skymaster flew fine though, because it has an airplane fuselage, and TWO engines.......

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  6. cammerjeff

    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    I also read that for take off both the Skymaster's engine and the Pinto's engine were used. So the propeller pushing, and the rear wheels of the Pinto were also needed. Then after takeoff the Pinto's engine was switched off.

    The only instance I know of where an aircraft engine was used to power its wheels for takeoff.

    Sounds like a great engineering plan to me!
     
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  7. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    I remember reading about that Pinto plane. I used to fly little Cessna 2 and 4 place airpanes out a a small private airport near me.
     
  8. cammerjeff

    cammerjeff Longroofs Rule!

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    Grumman F6F Hellcat pilot landing miscalculation, 1944. No photo credit available. Maybe the Pilot thought it was a Japanese Import?

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  9. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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  10. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo "Nothing is foolproof as fools are ingenious."

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    Dayum! But where's the Hellcat? I'm sure it didn't magically disintegrate.
     

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