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Old 12-20-2015, 08:06 PM   #61
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My original question was does each blade have a light in the tip or only one of the three. I asked this because the light trail in the night take off picture was so clear. I don't know because that ain't my job, they were installed over in flight test. It would make sense to have all the blades the same and interchangeable, but we're talking about the military so sense doesn't count, they're libel to have a light in each blade and only power one on each engine, or some dumb shit.

OK, I had to go find out, ya whining maggots. According to the Aviationist...
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the CV-22s have two NVG (Night Vision Goggle) compatible dual mode LED “tip lights” on the end of each rotor blade whose brightness can be controlled by the aircrew: one visible from above, the other from the bottom
So yes, each tip, like the helicopters.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:24 PM   #62
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I found this here; http://www.plus613.net/image/441
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Old 01-05-2016, 03:36 PM   #63
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:03 PM   #64
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December 7th, 1941. You've seen a million pictures of Pearl Harbor Navel Base, but here's Wheeler Army Airfield, near Schofield Barracks, in Honolulu, taken by a Jap pilot.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:54 PM   #65
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I don't know how fast the thing was falling, but that's a pretty good shot to snag that in the air.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:55 AM   #66
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Chopping up the fleet with the "guillotine".
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Old 01-08-2016, 08:35 PM   #67
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Makes me kinda want to cry....

All those venerable beauties, all that lost nose art, all that history!
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:39 PM   #68
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Yes, but the war was over and we had to show the world how peace loving we are. A gentle giant, the Mother Teresa of nations.



Besides, some people with friends in high places could make a fortune with that scrap aluminum.

And the military-industrial complex would make a fortune selling bigger badder bombers.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:25 PM   #69
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A British aircraft belonging to Imperial Airways is refuelled at Semakh, Palestine (now Israel) in October, 1931 during British rule. Transformed from a black and white original, the photo has been brought up to date by a skilled teenager working out of his bedroom. American student Jared Enos (18) from Rhode Island confessed he never had an interest in art, but found a connection with "colourisation" and the reviving of old black and white photographs.
It's quite astonishing how aviation has developed in less than a century.
From flights several taking days with stops at rough desert airstrips to flights that can whisk you to another continent in the space of a few hours.

For a high definition version of the above image, go to Wikipedia and click on the fourth image down. Handley Page H.P.42
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:36 PM   #70
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One modern day intercontinental flight that took somewhat longer than a few hours.



http://www.birdinabiplane.com/
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:04 PM   #71
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The colorized photographs make a huge difference in the feel, and make the details pop out that just disappear in the originals.

A century... 100 years. That's a very long time, or a very short time, depending on your perspective.

100 years ago;
The average life expectancy in the United States was 47.
Only 14 % of homes in the United States had a bathtub.
Only 8 % of homes had a phone.
There were only 8,000 cars in the US and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.
More than 95 percent of all births in the US took place at home.
Ninety percent of all U.S. physicians had no college education.
Canada passed a law prohibiting poor people from entering the country for any reason.
1 in 10 U.S. adults couldn't read or write. Only 6% had graduated from high school.
18% of US households had at least one full-time servant or domestic.

I imagine Old Blighty has had similar changes.
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Old 01-10-2016, 02:06 PM   #72
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A century... 100 years. That's a very long time, or a very short time, depending on your perspective.
I was using my Dad's life span as a comparison.
He was six years old when that photo was taken.
In an admittedly long life, he's seen all manner of world records set for speed, endurance and altitude.
Commercial aviation has progressed from a sealing wax and string operation for the wealthy, to a safe mass transportation system.
Commercial aircraft are now such a common part of global infrastructure that they go largely unnoticed.
They might just as well be buses or trains for all the attention they attract.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:53 PM   #73
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Definitely, we usually gage events by our own lifetime, or someone we know. But 100 years is peanuts in "the big picture". That's why I was pointing out 100 years ago, when these people were imitating birds, how incredulous it must have seemed to people who were watching motor cars whizzing by at 10 mph.

I was born in '44, my Dad in '18 and my Grandfather in 1880. I often ponder the changes each of us saw... or read about in the paper, or heard at the general store. I also wonder if the progress, is really progress, or just change? Maybe it's picked up speed because it's downhill.
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Like Bruce, I've wondered about the things the old folks saw and thought.
I was born in 43, my dad in1902, granddad in 1867, and greatgrand dad in 1836
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Your kids will be doing the same thing to us.
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