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  1. LouB747

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    Today in Huntington Beach. This weekend too.

     
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    Lou- Great film, thanks.
     
  3. killer58

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    Cool video, thanks !
    Reminds me of the old shows at El Toro. They’re what hooked me on career in flying and the service.

    And now I’m homesick too....
     
  4. kylec

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    I went on Sunday- wanted to see the Red Arrows. I’ve never seen so many people at an airshow.
    There was no schedule released, no event map online or on site. No one could tell you where food or merchandise was.
     
  5. marknkidz

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    i went Friday and Saturday... What a GREAT show!! ive been to all the HB airshows, and this was by far the best!! i hope they keep the same format for the future.. More jets!! everyone goes nuts over the Military fly-bys with afterburners lit!! the sound is incredible!! i could watch just that for 6 hours!!!
    I hope the promoters had alot of success... and will be able to repeat in the future!!
     
  6. Dom

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    I Love this air show. We hang out at the beach all day and watch some cool airplanes. What could be a better way to spend the day?

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    Interesting to see a heritage flight where the invasion stripes are on the A-10 and not the P-51!
     
  9. Bob Parks

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    Jim, why does the A-10 have WW2 Invasion stripes on it? Decoration? Because they can.
     
  10. Gatorrari

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    As part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the USAF authorized a certain number of current aircraft to have invasion stripes added for the celebration. I would think that they would have been removed by now, though.
     
  11. Ak Jim

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    Kind of surprised the A-10 can keep up with the P-51!
     
  12. Bob Parks

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    Thanks, Jim, I didn't know that.
     
  13. Tcar

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    Surprisingly, Top speed and cruise are almost identical between them, from what I read.
     
  14. tazandjan

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    The wing section on an A-10 looks a lot like a Fokker Triplane's to me. Great for high lift at relatively low speeds and good climb at relatively low speeds, but not for getting a Mach meter excited.

    Joke among Hog drivers was that they used a calendar for an airspeed indicator.

    The A-10 got to top speed in mil power, the P-51 needed war emergency power and water injection.
     
  15. Bob Parks

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    Right on, Terry. The horizontal tail tells the story about the airfoil. It is set at what appears to be about 4 + degrees of negative incidence to counter the nose down pitching moment of the wing section. I have read where to A-10 is almost un-flyable at power off. I'm guessing at the wing section as being something like an NACA 4418, a series that hangs on for dear life at high angles attack. My old airplane had a 4412 and minus two degrees of incidence in the tail. It was still trying to fly at high alpha and 40 mph. Friese ailerons were still effective, too. Good old airplane.
     
  16. Bob Parks

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    After finding an inboard drawing of the A-10 it looks like the tail is set at more like 7-8 degrees of negative incidence.
     
  17. kylec

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    He did 4 attack dives during the demo I saw. It made a very odd noise at high AOA. You can somewhat make it out here:
     
  18. Bob Parks

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    Sounds like the fans on the engines. Possibly a bit of lip stall.
     

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