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Old Aug 28, 2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default some pics from "Round Engine Day" at Paine Field

Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection put on another of their "free fly days" today, featuring restored warbirds with "round" (radial) engines... a P-47 from Paul's collection, and an F-8F Bearcat and F-7F Tigercat from the Historic Flight Foundation across the airfield. Again, the weather was less than optimal - it seems i'm doomed to shooting airshow pics against cloudy skies! - but with some tweaking, i managed to salvage some fairly nice shots...

silver wings on high - a sunbreak reflects off the wings of the P-47D Thunderbolt...



the feisty, stubby little F-8F Bearcat makes a pass...



the big Tigercat was actually quite fast, and very heavily armed for its day...

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Old Aug 28, 2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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I think that cloudy skies can make a better plane in flight photo. You did well here. I like the reflection on #1, and the background sky in all.
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"Round Engine Day"

I like it!

Does anybody still make radial engines anymore?

Nice photos, btw. I especially like the one of the F7F Tigercat.
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very nice photos of some lovely aircraft!!!!
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"Round Engine Day"

I like it!

Does anybody still make radial engines anymore?

Nice photos, btw. I especially like the one of the F7F Tigercat.
Sure do, they are used in both radio controlled and full size (neither is cheap LOL).

Here is one example.

http://www.steenaero.com/Products/engine_m14p.cfm
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I agree that a cloudy sky can make for better aerial pictures. These are nice!
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Are these model aircraft or real aircraft?
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Real http://www.flyingheritage.com/Templa...px?contentId=1
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these are the real thing... Flying Heritage Collection and the Historic Flight Foundation have a number of fully restored, airworthy warbirds, and they fly 'em several times a year just to keep 'em in top shape.
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Really interesting shots. Shot #1 is an excellent shot of the "Jug" P47 Thunderbolt. A really rugged, well made aircraft that brought back a lot of pilots even when the airframe had a lot of damage. There is great history in all your shots.
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