Shaft size converting to diesel

Fastjeff
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Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

Postby Fastjeff » Fri May 26, 2017 6:40 am

Don't know about the rest of you, but I NEVER whack the throttle right to wide open on plane off; I ease the throttles forward a little at a time. Lot less stress on the entire drivetrain that way.

Jeff

PS: What fighter did you fly? (I'm not the only one who wanted to ask!)
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Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

Postby fighterpilot » Fri May 26, 2017 7:05 am

The F8 Crusader. Single seat, 1.6 Mach, and 499 "normal" carrier landings and 1 into the barricade due to loss of left main gear. With Vietnam coming on they put hardpoints under the wings and we also did bomber missions. I have carried every thing from rockets in rocket pods for flak supression to 2000 lb bombs during my 200 combat missions over Vietnam. But that is another story I would rather not talk about. 3 of my squadron mates' names are on the Wall. Understand the interest, however.

Maybe that explains full throttle to get going.

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Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

Postby Fastjeff » Fri May 26, 2017 5:55 pm

And what did you fly!

Inquiring (nosey) minds want to know.

Jeff (warbird lover)
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Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

Postby fighterpilot » Fri May 26, 2017 8:16 pm

If you are asking fighterpilot again, see previous post to your last one. Thanks

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Re: Shaft size converting to diesel

Postby Fastjeff » Sun May 28, 2017 6:22 am

Boy, am I stupid! When I saw where you wrote "Crusader" I was (not) thinking about those blue inboard engines!

What a dope.

Jeff

PS: Thanks for serving our country, and welcome back!
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