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Old Aug 14, 2008, 7:05 PM   #1
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Two more, the first is the crop duster turning into the afternoon sun and the second is one of our local doctors toys. I love the P51 more than any other prop plane ever made.

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Old Aug 14, 2008, 7:06 PM   #2
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Old Aug 14, 2008, 10:16 PM   #3
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What a beautiful P-51. Wow! I love the flight shot too.
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Old Aug 15, 2008, 5:38 AM   #4
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Great shots. Were you in the air for the first?
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Great shots once again. I'd like to see the P-51 in flight!!

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Old Aug 15, 2008, 6:01 PM   #6
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Thank you all very much! Yesterday, I was on the ground using my new 70-300 vr for the shot. Mugmar I will see what I can do about getting the Mustang in flight, I live about 5 miles from the airport.

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Old Aug 15, 2008, 11:23 PM   #7
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Beautiful shots. That is one beautiful P51. As I recall, the P51 engine is water cooled. There should be a scoop under the fuselage that can be used to take on water by skimming the surface of a lake or river. I don't know if all P51's had this feature. I can't see it on this one.

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Yes Cal, the Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine was liquid cooled but the belly scoop radiator fairing was for housing the ethylene-glycol/water and oil cooling radiators. It's hard to see, but that bulge just under the star behind the wing is the radiator fairing.
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