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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2020, 07:15:04 AM »

Absolutely. It's actually a small 2-stroke engine itself.

Here by the way Prof. Dr. Piet explains the inner details of the Me-262's gunsight to David:





And this is unworthy me, climbing that sweet Kraut Dreams cockpit:



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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2020, 07:49:47 AM »

the 262 looks like its in really nice shape even the safety wire is still in place, was it restored? or original?
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2020, 07:53:31 AM »


262 starter motor in action
pretty much  a weed eater motor
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2020, 10:38:04 AM »

Might I just mention that all our access was requested, discussed and granted ahead of time, based on past experience with these specific planes and relationships with the museum, and supervised at all times by the curators of the museum, in this instance David, who can be seen in some of the pictures.

....... Piet, your games room is even more disorganised than mine......... Did I really see what I thought I saw on your computer screen ........ ? ;)  :D :D :D :D. bad, bad boys...

you saw nothing.  :-X

the 262 looks like its in really nice shape even the safety wire is still in place, was it restored? or original?

Inside it is untouched. The engines as you can see still in red wax applied for shipping, and the cockpit still bears hand written notes from the last allied pilots who tested this back after the end of WW2.

The outside of the plane was restored to the current historically accurate scheme (as it might have appeared in-service) following the captured and later markings that were applied post war.

The plane's name is Ursula. :)

Some very detailed photographs of her in this book, written by some weird people long ago  :D

https://www.aviationmegastore.com/messerschmitt-me262a-b--avia-s92-cs92-ht915-ht-model-ht915-ww2-german-aircraft/product/?action=prodinfo&art=77909




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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2020, 11:20:14 PM »

all our access was requested, discussed and granted ahead of time, based on past experience with these specific planes and relationships with the museum, and supervised at all times by the curators of the museum
Good point.
That's exactly what counts: Let the right people talk to the right people.
Morons won't get into the planes.
If you are a moron yourself (*wink*) and dream of getting into such aircraft: Forget it.

you saw nothing.  :-X



this book, written by some weird people long ago

This!



Thanks a bomb Piet!

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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2020, 11:11:48 PM »

Some more engine porn and an unfortunately slightly crippled Dakota pit:





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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2020, 06:20:00 AM »

BMW 801 is the motor but its got a hole in the spinner?
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2020, 06:52:16 AM »

Yes indeed, it's got a hole in the spinner.
Opinions differ concerning the reason:
Wikipedia (source: Caygill, Peter. Combat Legend Focke-wulf Fw 190. Ramsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing Limited, 2002, ISBN 978-1-84037-366-0) says "A small hole in the centre of the spinner also directed airflow to ancillary components."
Richard Wittmann and Werner Molge say "it's been for maintenance".

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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2020, 07:29:45 AM »

i know a lot of American aircraft had the starter in the spinners not sure about the German radials tho
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2020, 08:13:11 AM »

The starter in the spinners?
German engines use flywheel starters usually.
It's quite unlikely that the hole is related to them.

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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2020, 08:21:39 AM »

This is a great post . I really enjoy the pictures of the planes and pits....
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2020, 09:24:55 AM »

right thats what i figured, still a cool plane it does look like the BMW emblem is missing from the bottom of the motor tho, that because BMW wanted to distance themselves from the Nazis maybe? and whats the Dakotas story?
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