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    Default Ex-Flight Modeler working up in Canada...

    So one of the ex-flight modelers, who I became very good friends with, basically used his experience making WT FM's to develop real world tools for performance recording for planes.


    And the guys up at Vintage Wings Canada, took notice. So they flew him up to work for a few weeks.



    He took this video of the Spitfire Mark 16 that was recently restored, starting up, and taking off. Watch at full volume, if you dare...






    One of his biggest complaints about WT isn't the flight models, but the fact that even from 50 yards, the sound the Spitfire is giving off is terrifying. Imagine actually sitting in the cockpit with an 1800 HP engine 2 feet in front of you.


    I'll see if I can get him to do an album so we can see all the pictures.
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    Thank you for the videos Dannes, there will be a Air Show about an hour away from where I live in September hosted by the Vintage Wings Canada, hopefully I will get to see it in person. BTW miss flying with you, Wedge and Navy.

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    Oh baby.... that sound.

    Eargasm.

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    for 70+ yrs ago ... 11.5 mins for warm up & takeoff, is not bad in my book. Prob a bit less if he didn't have to wait for other craft. Still wouldn't of wanted to be on an airfield, incoming sirens blaring, thinking 11.5 mins is bollocks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_AputheCleaner View Post
    for 70+ yrs ago ... 11.5 mins for warm up & takeoff, is not bad in my book. Prob a bit less if he didn't have to wait for other craft. Still wouldn't of wanted to be on an airfield, incoming sirens blaring, thinking 11.5 mins is bollocks!!!
    I dont think they needed 11 min in WWII
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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_BoomBoomStick View Post
    I dont think they needed 11 min in WWII
    You'd be surprised at how long it would take. For example, just turning on the Corsair is a 18 step process, with several of the steps forcing you to wait for something like the Starter to warmup, or the oil pressure start to rise. And that's not counting the warmup, where you need to wait for the oil temperature to reach 60 degrees celsius before you do anything.

    If you're in a "Scramble Takeoff", you can wait til the temperature hits 40 degrees celsius, however there is a significant chance the engine will stop outright, or be unable to hit full power during the flight.




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    Cool stuff. Doesn't the camera operator know how to use a zoom lens? Would'a helped.

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    Really cool Dannes.....was rather surprised at the slow rate of ascent after takeoff. Guess he didn;t install the F16 Afterburner mod.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_PapaPnut View Post
    Really cool Dannes.....was rather surprised at the slow rate of ascent after takeoff. Guess he didn;t install the F16 Afterburner mod.....
    Ha! What most people in Flight Sims don't realize is that, even in war time, the planes hardly ever went to max throttle. In real life, if you used your P-51 the same way you did in War Thunder, i.e. climbing and flying at WEP all the time, the flight engineer would have to do an overhaul that could take 20, 30, or even 40 hours to complete after every flight. If you did that several times, the crew chief may just take you into a back alley and whoop you good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_Danneskjold View Post
    Ha! What most people in Flight Sims don't realize is that, even in war time, the planes hardly ever went to max throttle. In real life, if you used your P-51 the same way you did in War Thunder, i.e. climbing and flying at WEP all the time, the flight engineer would have to do an overhaul that could take 20, 30, or even 40 hours to complete after every flight. If you did that several times, the crew chief may just take you into a back alley and whoop you good.
    Just like most (all) sim-racers don't drive like they own the car or work for someone who does. Crash into the wall and demolish the car..no problem just hit escape and start over.... I race mostly F1 leagues where minimizing race incidents is the measure of success. At $2.6 million each, you don't crash too many real F1 cars before you're out of a job and selling hot dogs in the stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_PapaPnut View Post
    Just like most (all) sim-racers don't drive like they own the car or work for someone who does. Crash into the wall and demolish the car..no problem just hit escape and start over.... I race mostly F1 leagues where minimizing race incidents is the measure of success. At $2.6 million each, you don't crash too many real F1 cars before you're out of a job and selling hot dogs in the stands.
    That is one aspect of PCars that is missing. I.E. Wrecking your car will cost you time and effort. But the positives of having everything opened up (slightly) outweighs it.




    Anyway, the Ex-Flight Modeler put up an image gallery:

    http://imgur.com/a/LkVDH



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    Wow......very very cool. Thanks a zillion for the link!

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    Another video:


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    All these videos are so cool! It's awesome to see them takeoff irl!

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    Very cool, thanks for posting. Here is a link to the warplane museum where I live. The Lancaster flies over the city all the time. You definitely hear it before you see it.

    http://www.warplane.com/
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    Thanks for sharing. Very cool.


 

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