Discussion in 'Photography' started by Paul Furman, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Sarchasm. The wide moat that keeps people with SAR disease
    out of your house.

    Christopher A. Young
    Learn more about Jesus

    Oh.....Well, that explains it all, now doesn't it? - If it's
    a federal law,
    then it has to be good......Like the one in 1939 Germany
    that herded all the
    Jews into a concentration camp. Pardon me, while I bow to
    the East. (The
    direction of Washington DC from here)
    Stormin Mormon, Apr 29, 2009
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  2. Paul Furman

    frank Guest

    Do some more research, it pretty much loved the idea of fascism under
    Hitler and went along with people like Father Coughlin, another
    wonderful American patriot. Check out Silver Shirts, used to be a
    decent book on them, now out of print. Also what the Bund was doing
    until pretty much 1941 when all these guys including Lindberg were
    pretty much outcasts.

    There were a lot of Wall Street involvement and financing of the
    Reich, including some stock trading and banking that went on past
    december 7th. There were some FBI investigations as well as Senate un
    American committee research but they didnt' stop until 42 or 43, but
    still shipped a lot of operations to places like Switzerland. Ah well,
    anything for a buck. Sort of like our neo cons and Bush and his

    Dirty little secret the US wasn't as lily white back then as we like
    to think.

    The Wiki write up isn't quite right, but hey, they dont' get it right
    all the time.
    frank, Apr 30, 2009
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  3. Paul Furman

    frank Guest

    Oh get over it. You're singing The East is Red and you know it.
    Probably still have your Little Red Book.

    Go back to ordering from the Liberty Bell press.
    frank, Apr 30, 2009
  4. Paul Furman

    frank Guest

    Yeah, part of the problem was Lindbergh went to Germany, extolled the
    Luftwaffe, toured the war plants, pretty much was a dupe of the Nazis.
    For THAT he never got his reserve commission back when the war
    started. Pretty much a pariah with a lot of the other pro German types
    after Pearl Harbor. He also received a decoration from Hitler that he
    may or may not have returned after the war started.

    Great pilot, dubious political leanings.

    He did get a job as a test pilot, wrangled a trip to the South Pacific
    was told not to fly combat, did anyway. Was overlooked until it got
    back to the press. Then sent back. For a lot of reasons, if you were
    notorious or famous or an ace, you were pulled from combat. Other
    countries kept people on the line. We didn't. We have more living
    heros at the end of the war as opposed to the Luftwaffe who flew them
    until they died. OR the RAF who flew the crews until they cracked up.
    Of course PTSD wasn't diagnosed then.
    frank, May 2, 2009
  5. Paul Furman

    Walter Banks Guest

    Drag is proportional to velocity squared and so is lift. Drag is also
    proportional to angle of attack. Normal cruise speed is faster than
    maximum range speed. Slowing an airplane down 10-15 miles an
    hour from the normal cruise speed will significantly increase range.
    We routinely flew in the high arctic at speeds designed to optimize
    range to conserve fuel. Some of these flights lasted as long as
    13 hours. We could move fuel from the cockpit between tanks
    and by playing with the residual fuel in the tip tanks and extreme
    fuselage tanks we moved the CofG so the trim was slightly nose
    down. This would extend range by reducing drag and increasing
    cruise speed.

    Running an engine at a lower RPM may or may not help with range.
    Lower RPM would mean lower friction losses that might be offset
    by lower engine efficiencies. Most large WW II era engines tended
    to have a relatively narrow efficient working range.

    To achieve the same power the manifold pressures and combustion
    pressures are higher and may impact engine life and reliability.

    Variable pitch props have been around since before WW II
    to match the engine torque curves to airspeed. Full pitch range and
    feathering were available on many WW II aircraft.

    Walter Banks, May 3, 2009
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