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Mornin gents.

Well there is no use in b!tching about the weather, cause it aint gonna do no good, but do I have to stink when I sweat.
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Bad storms here this afternoon

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welcome to July everyone...  looks like a pretty nice day here in the heartland.... gonna get to 90 but lower humidity... YAY!   shooting a make up Trap session tonight...  been rainy with a lot of lightning this summer.   crops look great though.
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Hello folks,

Gorgeously sunny here in London. Had a good weekend in Wales with my folks. Hot su, lots of time outside, great, home cooked local produced (literally from garden and from farm half a mile away) and we also had a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire holding station over our place. Great sight.

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Mornin gents.

Overcast, HUMID, starting at 77 and going to 91, with a 50% chance of T-storms.

WOW Scrummy, a Spitfire, and a Hurricane, that's an air show in it's self.

I think I got bit, stung, scratched, and poisoned by everything that hides in tall grass over the weekend. Hey, but the house and yard look good.
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90* here right now🤮🤮🤮 could be 95* by late afternoon.

Have to take Lily my 11 year old Springer to the the Vet later today. Found a small growth just behind her right front shoulder.
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Hope every thing comes back OK with Lily, Skip.
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Yes Skip, I hope everything turns out okay for Lily.
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Thanks guys, the Vet took a biopsy and all is well unless it gets larger and bothers her shoulder.
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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Thanks guys, the Vet took a biopsy and all is well unless it gets larger and bothers her shoulder.
Great news! Glad to hear it!
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Morning folks,

Another gorgeous day here in London. 63F on the way to 81F. Wife is out this evening so getting the BBQ out with a mate. Maybe a beer or 2 as well

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WOW Scrummy, a Spitfire, and a Hurricane, that's an air show in it's self.


Those Rolls-Royce Merlins just sound wonderful! Shame we didn't see the Lancaster but there we go.

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 Good morning all

 

Got slammed yesterday

 

Guess this week will have two Mondays and two Fridays with a day off in between.

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Mornin gents.

Skip, glad to hear Lily is OK. I've had a couple of dogs that had similar lumps when they got older. They lived for years with them, and they didn't cause any problems.

There was a doctor at the local general aviation airport that used to have a P51D and a F4U Corsair. The Mustang with it's Merlin engine has a distinctive sound that sounds like no other aircraft I've ever heard. I've been to a lot of air shows, and I've seen and heard a lot of war birds new and old, and the Mustang is one you can pick out by the sound without looking. I will admit that I have never seen or heard the Spitfire, Hurricane, or Lancaster in person, but I would love to. I was always impressed with the Lancaster and it's payload.
Oh that doctor is a friend of mine and shoots in my club and in my group. We often talk aviation while waiting to shoot. One time I asked him about the fuel consumption between the Corsair and the Mustang. To put it short, He could afford to fly the Mustang regularly, He only flew the Corsair in air shows because somebody else was paying for the gas.
By the way, his Corsair was one of the planes in the TV show, "Baa Baa Black Sheep".

Two short weeks and a short weekend this week, G.

Do they have a 4th of July in England?
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The Merlin is just a glorious sound, so evocative. The Corsair did apparently have something of a thirst, as did the big radial on a P47 Thunderbolt… Apparently there are those that said the P47 was just a flying engine and a BIG fuel tank.

 

We most certainly do have the 4th of July, we call it “Getting Rid of the Yanks Day!” - In all seriousness, in the short, we may have lost that little skirmish in 1776 but it was actually a tactical withdrawal… Just think strategically, if we’d held onto the US we’d have been responsible for The Kardashians, The Clintons, Jay Leno’s “comedy”… YUCK!!!

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Originally posted by Scrumbag Scrumbag wrote:

The Merlin is just a glorious sound, so evocative. The Corsair did apparently have something of a thirst, as did the big radial on a P47 Thunderbolt… Apparently there are those that said the P47 was just a flying engine and a BIG fuel tank.

 

We most certainly do have the 4th of July, we call it “Getting Rid of the Yanks Day!” - In all seriousness, in the short, we may have lost that little skirmish in 1776 but it was actually a tactical withdrawal… Just think strategically, if we’d held onto the US we’d have been responsible for The Kardashians, The Clintons, Jay Leno’s “comedy”… YUCK!!!


Well you must have missed us, because you came back in 1812. Yall didn't stay long though. Didn't even clean up after yourselves when you left.
As for Jay Leno, your just lucky I'm a fan of British comedy, otherwise the Monty Python crew would have been hung in Texas. I happen to like Jay Leno.
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Originally posted by Scrumbag Scrumbag wrote:

The Merlin is just a glorious sound, so evocative. The Corsair did apparently have something of a thirst, as did the big radial on a P47 Thunderbolt… Apparently there are those that said the P47 was just a flying engine and a BIG fuel tank.

 

We most certainly do have the 4th of July, we call it “Getting Rid of the Yanks Day!” - In all seriousness, in the short, we may have lost that little skirmish in 1776 but it was actually a tactical withdrawal… Just think strategically, if we’d held onto the US we’d have been responsible for The Kardashians, The Clintons, Jay Leno’s “comedy”… YUCK!!!


The Pratt&Whitney R2800 was known for power and reliability, not fuel economy. The R2800 was used in the P47, P61, Hellcat, and Corsair, and I think the A26, B29 and B26. It had way more horse power than the Merlin, and was more reliable because it was air cooled, but it was huge and caused a lot of drag.
My friend with the P51 did say that if he babied the throttle and fuel mixture he could get 10mpg out of it, which is close to old muscle car fuel mileage. That's pretty good considering he's probably going over 250 knots in a straight line.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Originally posted by Scrumbag Scrumbag wrote:

The Merlin is just a glorious sound, so evocative. The Corsair did apparently have something of a thirst, as did the big radial on a P47 Thunderbolt… Apparently there are those that said the P47 was just a flying engine and a BIG fuel tank.

 

We most certainly do have the 4th of July, we call it “Getting Rid of the Yanks Day!” - In all seriousness, in the short, we may have lost that little skirmish in 1776 but it was actually a tactical withdrawal… Just think strategically, if we’d held onto the US we’d have been responsible for The Kardashians, The Clintons, Jay Leno’s “comedy”… YUCK!!!


Well you must have missed us, because you came back in 1812. Yall didn't stay long though. Didn't even clean up after yourselves when you left.
As for Jay Leno, your just lucky I'm a fan of British comedy, otherwise the Monty Python crew would have been hung in Texas. I happen to like Jay Leno.


I think you'll find we made our point, brewed some tea and left in 1812, thank you very much! Some of the Monty Python crew are passed their prime and probably should be disposed of rather than hanging on and being lefty media lovies meddling in politics...
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:


The Pratt&Whitney R2800 was known for power and reliability, not fuel economy. The R2800 was used in the P47, P61, Hellcat, and Corsair, and I think the A26, B29 and B26. It had way more horse power than the Merlin, and was more reliable because it was air cooled, but it was huge and caused a lot of drag.
My friend with the P51 did say that if he babied the throttle and fuel mixture he could get 10mpg out of it, which is close to old muscle car fuel mileage. That's pretty good considering he's probably going over 250 knots in a straight line.


Those radials were certainly something. Thirsty but reliable, simple, easily field maintainable and powerful. Some of the roughest service seen by aircraft was in SE Asia, Burma where the Bristol Beaufighter, called "Whispering Death" by the Japanese, used Hercules radial engines for much the same reasons. Know for working reliably, easily maintainable and powerful for a ground attack plane which operated out of basic facilities in support of the Chindits in jungle air strips
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