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Discussion in 'Car & Truck Talk' started by cammerjeff, Jan 12, 2019.
This could be a topic all its own. How much you figure that plane weighs?
More like, downstream, with the current.
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!
I also did not know that a couple of flyable Pinto's were made in the early 1970's
^^ 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.......
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!
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.
Grumman F6F Hellcat pilot landing miscalculation, 1944. No photo credit available. Maybe the Pilot thought it was a Japanese Import?
Dayum! But where's the Hellcat? I'm sure it didn't magically disintegrate.