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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Airbus A380 Ground Effect...

What is that?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Goofy ready for take off...

Friday, April 25, 2008

XF-85 Goblin Parasite Fighter

The McDonnell XF-85 Goblin was designed to meet a USAAF requirement for a single-seat "parasite" escort fighter that could be carried by a large bomber. Development of two prototypes was ordered in March 1947. The resulting design was entirely the product of design constraints, which required it to fit into the bomb bay of a B-36 (although it was actually tested under a B-29). The B-36 was the intended mother ship that would carry as many as three Goblins.

A tiny, short fuselage was fitted with low/mid-set foldable swept wings, of 21 ft 1.5 in (6.44 m) span. It was powered by a Westinghouse J34-WE-7 turbojet, of 3,000 lb. (1,361 kg) thrust. There was no landing gear except for emergency skids. The fighter was intended to return to the parent aircraft and dock with a trapeze, by means of a retracting hook.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Aero Commander

Aero Commander scratch built and flown by Carlos Cicero of the Ospreys R/C Club in Homestead, Florida. 11/11/08. Photo: Pete Alvarez

Beech V-tail Bonanza N354Z

Bonanza N354Z at the Osprey club Fly-in in Homestead Florida 11/11/2007. A true classic. Learn more about the Bonanza [here] Photo: Pete Alvarez

Saturday, April 12, 2008

DHL Boeing 727 Over Miami

This airplane was quite high. I was at the end of my Zoom. Photo: Pete Alvarez

Tuesday, April 08, 2008