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by Tailspin45
21 Oct 2018, 15:34
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vega restorations
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: Vega restorations

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by Tailspin45
20 Oct 2018, 01:11
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Update 0.85 will be delayed
Replies: 27
Views: 9625

Re: Update 0.85 will be delayed

Yike, that wasn't intended as strong in any way, my sincere apology. My opening statement about him being alive and taking nourishment, I thought, would signal I was being sarcastic and silly. And my comment about "never, EVER" was, I thought, so overblown that it would be seen as a tease to Otmar. ...
by Tailspin45
19 Oct 2018, 02:15
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Update 0.85 will be delayed
Replies: 27
Views: 9625

Re: Update 0.85 will be delayed

+1
speedy70 wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 01:42
Patience grasshopper.
He's alive, taking nourishment, and has now learned that you never, EVER, suggest a release date. When its time, it's time.
by Tailspin45
17 Oct 2018, 18:21
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Support
Topic: Heat exchange and electrical system
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: Heat exchange and electrical system

Speaking of power settings, various sources suggest the (fixed-pitch) prop should be set so that climb RPM will be 1950. That means that sitting stopped the RPM at full throttle should be 1750. Recommended cruise is 1750 in level flight. Manifold Pressure with a fixed pitch prop is nice to know but ...
by Tailspin45
17 Oct 2018, 16:35
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Very impressed
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Very impressed

Frank Talman, the movie stunt pilot, reports that Vega pilots had to make a deliberate effort to keep the ball centered, or she flew "like a pig on ice."

Happily, Otmar has given us the same challenge.
by Tailspin45
17 Oct 2018, 16:06
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Supercharger
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Supercharger

For the record, I still don't have an answer to the "B" knob question. I've talked or corresponded with people at four museums and three P&W engine shops. They all indicate that the early 1340s had a blower clutch, but it was internal with no manual control. The small Wrights didn't have a superchar...
by Tailspin45
17 Oct 2018, 01:18
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Need an idea where to go?
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Need an idea where to go?

Until the day we have a "real" (simulated) Winnie Mae, you can modify the aircraft.cfg file to add more fuel and enable the autopilot so you can have heading and altitude hold as a way to fake the fuel capacity of the aircraft and capabilities of the early Sperry autopilots. Then you can try reflyin...
by Tailspin45
15 Oct 2018, 23:37
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vega fly past at speed (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Vega fly past at speed (video)

Click the link below to see (and hear) video of a Vega shot at Sonoma Valley Airport (0Q3), Schellville/Sonoma, California, USA not far from the Loughead's 1920 home.

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by Tailspin45
15 Oct 2018, 19:04
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Winnie Mae blower - revealed
Replies: 0
Views: 273

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. https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/193411_PopularAviation.jpg https://justplaneprints.com/wp-content/Vega/Aviation...
by Tailspin45
15 Oct 2018, 16:06
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Flying the Vega - three lessons
Replies: 1
Views: 314

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.