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Old 07-14-2019, 06:35 PM
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The concussion to the skin rivets given enough cycles is one item.

Introducing a flame / ignition source near the fuel cap and vents on the ground could really make a guy wish he had just gone flying.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:44 PM
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As they?re relatively easy targets, I?ve taken out many an ice fisherman during winter doldrum strafing runs. I?m pretty sure my victims all remained clueless to my exploits, but should they hear faux machine gun fire, I would think there would be anxious calls to the local authorities. Doesn?t seem to be a great idea for that particular activity, but I would LOVE to have one of those nonetheless Dan! Really cool and it fits right in with my man-child mentality!
Just start with a little extra altitude, and pull the power back to idle before you start your strafing run, like the Night Witches did on their bombing runs. That way, they'll almost certainly hear the gun, and be a bit more surprised, too.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:10 PM
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Just start with a little extra altitude, and pull the power back to idle before you start your strafing run, like the Night Witches did on their bombing runs. That way, they'll almost certainly hear the gun, and be a bit more surprised, too.
Do that in Texas and you?re the one who?s going to get surprised when they shoot back at you !!
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:37 PM
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Introducing a flame / ignition source near the fuel cap and vents on the ground could really make a guy wish he had just gone flying.
Fair point. A dribbling tank vent with fuel on the ground may have some ignition potential, assuming the formation of a vapor cloud within combustion limits outboard and upward some distance.

Not very concerned about inflight combustion. Pretty sure I'd need a missing fuel cap to put enough fuel into the air to be within combustible limits. The tank vent is just too far away.

POSTSCRIPT 7/16: So far, inflight testing has been a non-event. My nose did catch a slight whiff of muzzle exhaust, as the vent intake for the rear seat of an RV-8 is under the right wing, inboard of the simulator. I will pick up a few CO detectors at OSH next week.
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Old 07-26-2019, 04:33 PM
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Left OSH late morning Wednesday. Dropped into NW Chicago (Lake In The Woods) for some deep dish pizza (see the recent Pete Howell thread), then non-stop back to Alabama.

Good opportunity to better quantify cruise speed loss. Turns out it's not bad, perhaps 3 knots max. Here it's slightly LOP, where it would typically clock about 183 true. The 16 lb package does make that wing heavy, but not enough to bother the autopilot. Ball is in the center without changing the normal bungee trim.

Cowl door shut, about 30 sq inches exit area.

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Old 07-27-2019, 10:22 AM
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Someone has WAY too much free time - LOL

But SERIOUSLY cool. Where are the vids?
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:55 PM
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And now, for your viewing enjoyment....

https://www.danhorton.net/VAF/Gas%20...Camera%201.mp4
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:57 PM
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Awesome! You'll be an Ace pretty soon.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:38 PM
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I can see the next generation, repurposed laser tag hardware that activates the smoke. Coming out of the sun . . .
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:06 PM
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Very nice!!
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