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Old 05-01-2015, 09:16 PM   #673
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I'm liking this thread. There's nothing like the sound of a radial engine orchestrating the sky.

These are my favourites. Lucky me; I am occasionally taken for a ride.....
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:01 PM   #674
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Went to "wings in Autumn" in north Alabama several times. Nothing like the symphony of big radial engines, and P-51s flying in formation. Makes the hair in the back of my neck stand up just thinking of it now...

My daughter also loved it!


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Old 05-02-2015, 07:00 AM   #675
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We have a B-17 based in the Valley (CAF) and it makes occasional flights to the east side. What a lovely sound, four radials growling cheerfully through the sky.

I grew up riding in several generations of the Beech 18 with a pair of P&W 450 hp radials. I was told my first flight ride was in a Bamboo Bomber - the Cessna T-50 with radials. I was only a few weeks old, so no great memories are available, but the steady drone probably put me to sleep.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:51 AM   #676
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The Canadian Harvard association is nearby in Tillsonburg Ontario. They do a number of air shows including the Hamilton one at the War Bird Heritage Museum in Mount Hope. Love the ROAR of those radials. Thirsty beasties though. A friend had one and stated 60 gallons per hour at cruise.
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:04 PM   #677
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Are the radial engines any better than the bias ply ones? Peace,jim
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:19 PM   #678
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YES. They sound fantastic. 😄


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Old 05-02-2015, 06:11 PM   #679
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Are the radial engines any better than the bias ply ones? Peace,jim

The LT radials are...

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Squirrels!!!!

Really.

I need to wipe their cute faces off the planet. One keeps chewing his way thru wire cloth to access my shop attic. I think he was the one who ate my Trailer AC wiring. He must die.
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:38 AM   #681
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Squirrels!!!!

Really.

I need to wipe their cute faces off the planet. One keeps chewing his way thru wire cloth to access my shop attic. I think he was the one who ate my Trailer AC wiring. He must die.
"All squirrels must die" Deadsquirrel

Living in an oak woods, I am under attack every day. Fortunately the little tree rats are not nocturnal, so the fighting stops at sundown. The Air Force (the local hawks, eagles, and owls) raid 24/7. The Army (me) engages the enemy daily with artillery and snipers. We can never let down our guard, as the war will never end until we eradicate every last one of them.

Yeah they're cute running around in the city park, but wait til you've faced an attack of thousands of them. Standin knee deep in brass from the .22 cal. mini guns, and the .410 M2s. then you know what nurderous little devils they really are.

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"All squirrels must die" Deadsquirrel

Living in an oak woods, I am under attack every day. Fortunately the little tree rats are not nocturnal, so the fighting stops at sundown. The Air Force (the local hawks, eagles, and owls) raid 24/7. The Army (me) engages the enemy daily with artillery and snipers. We can never let down our guard, as the war will never end until we eradicate every last one of them.

Yeah they're cute running around in the city park, but wait til you've faced an attack of thousands of them. Standin knee deep in brass from the .22 cal. mini guns, and the .410 M2s. then you know what nurderous little devils they really are.

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:18 AM   #683
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I can help. Squirrel stew is delicious.
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I can help. Squirrel stew is delicious.
I agree! At least those who live in the wild. Will let you know how they do on the local urban vegetation and my workshop pine.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:12 AM   #685
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Squirrels!!!!

Really.

I need to wipe their cute faces off the planet. One keeps chewing his way thru wire cloth to access my shop attic. I think he was the one who ate my Trailer AC wiring. He must die.

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Depending onwhere you live, a really good air rifle, is quiet, and as a bonus, there's not much better meat than fried squirrel. Use the drippings to make gravey, bake some bisquits, and enjoy!

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The key is GOOD air rifle. the cheap kids toys at 450 fps will only p them off. the high power ones @ 1200 fps will do the job. Amazing thick skin on those critters.
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