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Old 08-12-2014, 09:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Air flowing forward @ supersonic speeds ... makes you wonder what air can't do !
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• The "bow wave" going away ahead from bow of ship speeding thru WATER.

• The "bow wave" going away ahead from nose of aircraft speeding thru AIR.


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Old 08-12-2014, 10:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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We used it to "wipe-down" our planes after every flight so the engine mechanics could *see* IF and from WHERE the oil leaks were.

However, it DID leave a nice WHITE exhaust pipe in my '65 MG Midget and NEVER had any engine knock or ping (ha,ha).
If any of your planes were like some of the A-1 Skyraiders,you'd be wiping the whole thing!
(And some nameless airmen,working weekend duty were suspected of 'borrowing' MOGAS and AVGAS).'didn't ever look at tailpipes.
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If any of your planes were like some of the A-1 Skyraiders, you'd be wiping the whole thing!
Yep, those R-3350's were known for "slobbering" oil:


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If any of your planes were like some of the A-1 Skyraiders,you'd be wiping the whole thing!
(And some nameless airmen,working weekend duty were suspected of 'borrowing' MOGAS and AVGAS).'didn't ever look at tailpipes.
A-1 Skyraiders, too bad we quite flying those. I started on business jets; wiping way too many surfaces with MEK...back when we still used it.
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A-1 Skyraiders, too bad we quite flying those. I started on business jets; wiping way too many surfaces with MEK...back when we still used it.
OOOOOOOOOOOOh! Nasty stuff!
My brother has suffered health-related issues from his exposure to carbon tetrachloride.
Gotta love solvents!!!!!!

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