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914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/22 9:42 a.m.

914Driver
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12/1/22 9:44 a.m.

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
12/1/22 1:40 p.m.
edwardh80 said:
Adrian_Thompson (Forum Supporter) said:
chandler said:

I know that car.  I saw it race several times at Oulton park.  We used to go to a lot of races where the Jaguar Drivers Club had races, there was normally an 'Inter marque' race open to Jag, Porsche, Aston, Ferrari etc.  That car was a beast, always loved it.

More information required please. That thing looks rad!

*Edit - hotlink failed. Sorry :(

Can't find much but he built this thing much later GT700R

Unrelated

 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/22 3:18 p.m.

Lindenhurst Long Island F.D. drag car.  Go to fire truck drags if they come around.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
12/1/22 4:33 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/1/22 4:40 p.m.

Gary
Gary UberDork
12/1/22 8:59 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 8:10 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 8:23 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 8:51 a.m.

 

What gun is this?

 

NickD
NickD MegaDork
12/2/22 10:01 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

Kriss Vector. But with a different stock, a reflex sight, a foregrip, and an extended mag.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 10:17 a.m.

Cool, thank you.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 10:21 a.m.

RX Reven'
RX Reven' GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/2/22 10:27 a.m.
914Driver said:

Ah yes, the famous JN Jenny high altitude demonstration run cheeky

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/2/22 12:55 p.m.
914Driver said:

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/2/22 1:28 p.m.

I am pretty sure that is not a Jenny.  The tail is almost exactly the same, but Jennys don't have swept wings and have a rather distinct upswept nose.  Very similar, but you can see the main gear is clearly in a different location:

JN4-D2 JENNY ©ZE | Curtiss JN4-D2 Jenny. The aircraft was us… | Flickr

It looks a bit like a DH4, but those did not have swept wings either.  Probably one of the many small manufacturers back then?

Airco-DH4 | Aircraft | | Vintage aircraft, Aircraft, Biplane

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 2:20 p.m.

What's "high altitude" for that ship?  Over 12,000 means oxygen, did they carry?

RX Reven'
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12/2/22 2:38 p.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

I believe it's 12,500' to allow for the "East is odd, West is even odder" magnetic course heading requirements based on altitude.

Anyway, I was just goofing around...you and Aircooled appear to be interested in cranking the technical correctness dial to 11 which I'm usually down with but not-so-much on a Friday with only eight working days left in the year.

BTW, Wikipedia sez' the service ceiling is only 6,500' surprisesurprisesurprise    

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
12/2/22 2:43 p.m.

Those early planes are fully NA, and generally have a low amount of "extra" power, running around at full power most of the time, so that makes for rather poor altitude performance.  The Jenny has a listed service ceiling of 6000 ft!  (That is SUPER low for those not in the know).  WWI fighters generally struggled to get over 10,000 ft.

Regarding oxygen.  Well, that is an FAA requirement.  Pretty sure that was not in place back in the day, especially considering almost no planes would climb that high.  In an open cockpit plane, I would suspect you would freeze your ass off well before hypoxia became an issue.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/2/22 2:43 p.m.

In reply to aircooled :

It's a head scratcher. That's a liberty 8 engine. It's not any Waco, Standard, or Travel Air. Its not a Douglas O-2. All these have Hershey Bar wings.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 2:59 p.m.

In reply to RX Reven' :

No, I don't think I was "cranking the technical correctness" of anything, I'm curious how high that ship flew, I still don't know.  I do know flying in a less open cockpit than that in a ship with no heat gets pretty cold, mostly feet first.  

Here's a picture of Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies, smile.

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 3:02 p.m.

My first less open cockpit ship. 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/2/22 3:06 p.m.

My 2nd doing STEM show 'n tell at a high school.

Sonic
Sonic UberDork
12/2/22 4:43 p.m.

Did you land in the field at the HS?  That would be something. 

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/3/22 8:47 a.m.

Security wouldn't have it.

 

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