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7 hours ago, Ontario Firewood Resource said:

Awesome, I have seen the footage when ours mated with yours but I will watch your video again. Calgary is beautiful, just outside the Rocky Mountains I'm hoping to visit an old friend in NB whole I worked alongside and got into self employment with him about the same time. Its all country out that way. Did you know that our Lancaster had an engine problem while out there? They had to borrow an engine to get back!

 

It was Moncton in NB and Edmonton in Alberta, I am sure I have some black and white photos father took.

Father always teased me about not being a proper pilot as I had no seaplane licence.  I put that right by going to Jack Brown's Seaplane base in Florida.  One manoeuvre that was a bit of  an eye opener was how to take off out of a lake that was too short.  Answer do a circular take off.!  There is a first time for everything I suppose

While I was there I visited a nearby war museum full of every type of plane used in the last war.

I was admiring three Mustangs when the manager came over.  I jokingly said "What does it take to have a flight in one of these"

He gave me the name of Lee Lauderback who runs Stallion 51 from Kissimmee.  This is what followed...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spitfire MkIX at East Kirkby again.  (Whisper it but I preferred the Mustang!)

 

So rare to find somebody who likes splitting logs and likes WW2 aircraft

 

How to we put this massive thread derail back on the track?

Ah Yes, I designed my first static splitting axe on the fin of a Mustang!

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3 hours ago, Billhook said:

It was Moncton in NB and Edmonton in Alberta, I am sure I have some black and white photos father took.

Father always teased me about not being a proper pilot as I had no seaplane licence.  I put that right by going to Jack Brown's Seaplane base in Florida.  One manoeuvre that was a bit of  an eye opener was how to take off out of a lake that was too short.  Answer do a circular take off.!  There is a first time for everything I suppose

While I was there I visited a nearby war museum full of every type of plane used in the last war.

I was admiring three Mustangs when the manager came over.  I jokingly said "What does it take to have a flight in one of these"

He gave me the name of Lee Lauderback who runs Stallion 51 from Kissimmee.  This is what followed...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spitfire MkIX at East Kirkby again.  (Whisper it but I preferred the Mustang!)

 

So rare to find somebody who likes splitting logs and likes WW2 aircraft

 

How to we put this massive thread derail back on the track?

Ah Yes, I designed my first static splitting axe on the fin of a Mustang!

did they replace the original mustang engine with the merlin engine that was used in the spitfire  

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7 hours ago, daveatdave said:

did they replace the original mustang engine with the merlin engine that was used in the spitfire  

The Merlins were made under license  by Packard for the Mustang .

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2 hours ago, Stubby said:

The Merlins were made under license  by Packard for the Mustang .

Yes but they also radically redesigned the dimensions and accuracy to make it much easier to assemble without skilled fitting, this upped the ability to produce them quickly and cheaply, they also fitted the pressurised carburettor to prevent problems transitioning to a dive.

 

The original mustang engine had poor altitude performance so the two stage blower of the merlin enabled it to stuff more air in at height.

 

Apart from its flying characteristics it benefited from range due to carrying brtish designed disposable paper mache drop tanks. The spitfire being a  pure short range interceptor early in the war and developed worse characteristics as it was upgraded into a much bigger aircraft in later versions.

 

In the meanwhile the americans were developing the  ultimate piston engined fighters with range, clout high hp radial engines and robust armour  like the Vaught Corsair and older P47 that may not have been quite as agile but could pounce on any opposition in numbers with only a few hits from the lager calibre  ensuring success.

 

 

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10 hours ago, openspaceman said:

Yes but they also radically redesigned the dimensions and accuracy to make it much easier to assemble without skilled fitting, this upped the ability to produce them quickly and cheaply, they also fitted the pressurised carburettor to prevent problems transitioning to a dive.

 

The original mustang engine had poor altitude performance so the two stage blower of the merlin enabled it to stuff more air in at height.

 

Apart from its flying characteristics it benefited from range due to carrying brtish designed disposable paper mache drop tanks. The spitfire being a  pure short range interceptor early in the war and developed worse characteristics as it was upgraded into a much bigger aircraft in later versions.

 

In the meanwhile the americans were developing the  ultimate piston engined fighters with range, clout high hp radial engines and robust armour  like the Vaught Corsair and older P47 that may not have been quite as agile but could pounce on any opposition in numbers with only a few hits from the lager calibre  ensuring success.

 

 

Not forgetting the laminar flow wing, which enhanced the dive speed and the ability to convert all that potential dive energy back into a climb, so rather than mixing it like the WW1 dog fights, the aim was to surprise the enemy diving from a height hopefully with the sun behind, letting off as many bullets as possible before diving through the enemy formation and recovering your original height ready for another attack.

The other fantastic fact about the Mustang was that from conception to prototype was 102 days.  The American "Cando" ability demonstrated by the North American Aviation Company

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