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by Tailspin45
15 Oct 2018, 23:37
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vega fly past at speed
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Vega fly past at speed

Click here to see (and hear) video from Facebook shot at Nut Tree Airport north of Lockeehds 1920 home.


https://www.facebook.com/antiqueairfiel ... 115267081/

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by Tailspin45
15 Oct 2018, 19:04
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Winnie Mae blower - revealed
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Winnie Mae blower - revealed

Finally, something definitive on how the secondary blower on Winnie Mae was installed.

It's attached to the generator pad on the accessory case of the engine and is horizontal.

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by Tailspin45
15 Oct 2018, 16:06
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Flying the Vega - three lessons
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Flying the Vega - three lessons

4. Slow application of power on takeoff is required to keep you out of the weeds. The Vega has a full swiveling tailwheel with no lock, so some tap-dancing on the brakes may be required until you're going fast enough for the rudder to take effect.
by Tailspin45
14 Oct 2018, 23:20
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vega trim
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Vega trim

Johnson bar, apparently is actually a railroading term named after a Baldwin Locomotive engineer who apparently really used "jouncin' " meaning jouncing or bouncing. The long throttle and brake levers in the locomotive cab apparently bounced around quite a bit at speed. In the Ford Tri-Motor there's...
by Tailspin45
14 Oct 2018, 20:31
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vega trim
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Vega trim

... 4. And finally - this big wodden lever on the right - seems common to all Vega's - looks like elevator trim. There is a plate near with Nose up/Nose down marks and instructions about wobble pump in the middle... https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/...
by Tailspin45
14 Oct 2018, 00:58
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Flying the Vega - three lessons
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Flying the Vega - three lessons

Approaching 100 hours in the Vega, I have a few observations: 1. You need A LOT of rudder in turns, and on takeoff. Movie stunt pilot Frank Talman reports, "...you have to lead with rudder and make a genuine effort to coordinate controls, otherwise you can skid around like a hog on ice." 2. Approach...
by Tailspin45
14 Oct 2018, 00:46
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Screenshot deposit
Replies: 33
Views: 1143

Re: Screenshot deposit

https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/2-2018-10-13_15-10-55-589.jpg https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/3-2018-10-13_15-5-21-869.jpg https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/1-2018-10-13_14-40-36-372.jpg https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/4-2018-10-13_15-12-19-926.jpg
by Tailspin45
13 Oct 2018, 22:40
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Screenshot deposit
Replies: 33
Views: 1143

Re: Screenshot deposit

https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/2-2018-10-10_12-55-36-789.jpg https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/5-2018-10-13_10-52-31-314.jpg https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/1-2018-10-13_11-36-51-620.jpg https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/3-2018-10-10_9-50-42-183.jpg http...
by Tailspin45
13 Oct 2018, 16:14
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Support
Topic: Cross-country flight
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Cross-country flight

The engine in our SNJ (AT-6) with 1340-AN-1 would stumble and cough immediately if subjected to the slightest negative G while, say, performing a nice round loop. All these years I may have misunderstood how the carb works, but my understanding is that the float controls the flow of fuel into the bo...
by Tailspin45
13 Oct 2018, 01:23
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vintage Vega Images
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: Vintage Vega Images

Oh my! Jimmie Mattern's Eagle over New York City

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