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 Post subject: Spitfire Aerobatics
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:56 am 
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On a glorious calm morning last year I took the Spitfire up, and could hardly stop rolling and looping -- I almost felt guilty.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/FW2N9ErhbB8[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/FW2N9ErhbB8

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 Post subject: Re: Spitfire Aerobatics
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:40 am 
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Another difficult day there Dave, I dunno how you cope with such tough assignments...

Seriously though, it's a great video and all the pre-start checklists and so on are really interesting and give a real insight. Many thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Spitfire Aerobatics
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You probably need a backup pilot for the Spit. I can be there...um...when do you need me to be there? Just let me know... ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Spitfire Aerobatics
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Marvelous - just marvelous! Thanks for helping us dreamers try to imagine what this must be like.

(And by the way, 'love the engine start & checklist material - can't imagine why anyone would skip it!)


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If I ever grow up, I want to be you Dave! :spit :spit :spit

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 Post subject: Re: Spitfire Aerobatics
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Lovely video as usual Dave! :D

Looking forward to more in the future!

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Spitfire Aerobatics
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Hey Dave.
As an engineer, this video really concerns me.
The difficulty of maintaining straight and level flight, seems to be a very real problem.
I strongly recommend that you go out and verify all of these parameters again :wink:

Good on you Dave! Great video,

Thanks for posting.

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 Post subject: Re: Spitfire Aerobatics
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Thanks! This one has had a quick response, as these thing go...

I put the checklist-skip option in because I didn't want to repeat what I'd already posted several times.

The aeroplane is waiting for it's post-Annual check flight right now, but the travel rules just tightened up.

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I learn something from everyone:

I like your lazy 8 method of losing altitude. I'll start using that.


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Thanks for doing that video. I'm sure a lot goes into narrating a editing. The flying is always the easy part!


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