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ejectr
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posted 10-11-2006 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kind of a neat video...

Jurg Bolli
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posted 10-11-2006 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way cool!

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posted 10-11-2006 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FutureAstronaut   Click Here to Email FutureAstronaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I WANT ONE!!!

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KC Stoever
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posted 10-11-2006 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KC Stoever   Click Here to Email KC Stoever     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just sent the link to my dad. Awesome.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 10-12-2006 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great fun and not a little skill.

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Scott
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posted 10-12-2006 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah. I like.

Thanks for the link!

machbusterman
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posted 10-12-2006 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BTW, on October 14th, 1947 at Muroc the REAL B-29 was indeed ROLLED in celebration by the pilot (Bob Cardenas) after hearing that Chuck Yeager had punched through mach 1. Not sure you'll find that tit-bit in any history books... but it DID happen!

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FFrench
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posted 10-15-2006 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by machbusterman:
Not sure you'll find that tit-bit in any history books... but it DID happen!
I was presenting a workshop in LA yesterday, and to my pleasure I found the guy giving a presentation in the room next to me was test pilot Bob Gilliland. Had a great chat with him, and we got on to talking about Cardenas. I mentioned this story to him, and Bob said he'd never heard it before... 'not that it couldn't have happened, but I think I'd have heard it.' I was wondering what your source might be?

Thanks,

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The "coolness" meter is pegged off the scale... engines on the B-29 are apparently powered by 4 chainsaw motors!

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golddog
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posted 04-19-2008 04:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for golddog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And she even had retractable gear! What a magnificent model. Whereabouts in the States was that, do you know? I'd love to visit that show one day!

ejectr
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posted 04-19-2008 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Regarding rolling a B29....I sent the link to Gen. Chuck Yeager's email address after posting the video here on cS and got a reply that the General said you can't roll a B29.

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posted 04-19-2008 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ejectr:
Regarding rolling a B29....

It would be interesting to get Cal Worthington's opinion on rolling a B-29.

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machbusterman
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posted 04-20-2008 01:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FFrench:
I mentioned this story to him, and Bob said he'd never heard it before... 'not that it couldn't have happened, but I think I'd have heard it.' I was wondering what your source might be?
Francis,

Sorry its taken me 2 years to reply to your post!! My source regarding the roll was BGEN Cardenas himself.

Best regards, Derek

machbusterman
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posted 04-20-2008 01:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ejectr:
Regarding rolling a B29....I sent the link to Gen. Chuck Yeager's email address after posting the video here on cS and got a reply that the General said you can't roll a B29.

That's a pretty glib comment from General Yeager. Did HE try to roll one? I don't think so. BTW, even the B-36 has been rolled so not sure why he thinks it wasn't possible.

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posted 04-20-2008 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by machbusterman:
Sorry its taken me 2 years to reply to your post!! My source regarding the roll was BGEN Cardenas himself.
Interesting... thanks!

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