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XyZspineZyX
11-04-2003, 04:19 AM
Well I got one up on most of ya...I've actually sat in a P51C..only one of two flying! If anyone was at Oshkosh this bird was there.

Eat your hearts out.

http://www.x-plane.org/users/jg1rathofer/Personal/me_cockpit_BW.jpg


http://www.x-plane.org/users/jg1rathofer/Personal/cockpit1.jpg


http://www.x-plane.org/users/jg1rathofer/Personal/cockpit2.jpg


http://www.x-plane.org/users/jg1rathofer/Personal/LeftProfile_50.jpg


I have more pics, can post if ya want, just didnt want huge a$$ post.

Spent a good 30 min in it before the pilot had to leave for his hotel. This bird's been at my work for almost two weeks now. To bad the weather is bad and he's stuck here! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

A few notes:

They couldn't find a original gunshight for this model..are still looking. So no sight till then.

Yes there is a GPS in there, small, only aftermarket instrument that I could find.

Engine is a Merlin, but built by Packard here in the US.

I'm 6ft tall with typical sitting height, the view down the nose was pretty good, taxi seems difficult as far as the view is concerned, anyone shorter than me would have a hard time seeing or would have to raise the seat up pretty high.

Looked like the canopy was a pain in the butt to open, watched the pilot do it. Couldn't imagine doing it in a hurry from the inside!

Overall it was very roomy for someone of my size (6ft 190lbs) very well laid out everything was easy to find and nothing was hidden in that sense.

Can't wait to see it again tomorrow!

http://pic2.picturetrail.com/VOL36/883152/1699348/22841105.jpg


http://pic2.picturetrail.com/VOL36/883152/1699348/22841105.jpg

XyZspineZyX
11-04-2003, 04:19 AM
Well I got one up on most of ya...I've actually sat in a P51C..only one of two flying! If anyone was at Oshkosh this bird was there.

Eat your hearts out.

http://www.x-plane.org/users/jg1rathofer/Personal/me_cockpit_BW.jpg


http://www.x-plane.org/users/jg1rathofer/Personal/cockpit1.jpg


http://www.x-plane.org/users/jg1rathofer/Personal/cockpit2.jpg


http://www.x-plane.org/users/jg1rathofer/Personal/LeftProfile_50.jpg


I have more pics, can post if ya want, just didnt want huge a$$ post.

Spent a good 30 min in it before the pilot had to leave for his hotel. This bird's been at my work for almost two weeks now. To bad the weather is bad and he's stuck here! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

A few notes:

They couldn't find a original gunshight for this model..are still looking. So no sight till then.

Yes there is a GPS in there, small, only aftermarket instrument that I could find.

Engine is a Merlin, but built by Packard here in the US.

I'm 6ft tall with typical sitting height, the view down the nose was pretty good, taxi seems difficult as far as the view is concerned, anyone shorter than me would have a hard time seeing or would have to raise the seat up pretty high.

Looked like the canopy was a pain in the butt to open, watched the pilot do it. Couldn't imagine doing it in a hurry from the inside!

Overall it was very roomy for someone of my size (6ft 190lbs) very well laid out everything was easy to find and nothing was hidden in that sense.

Can't wait to see it again tomorrow!

http://pic2.picturetrail.com/VOL36/883152/1699348/22841105.jpg


http://pic2.picturetrail.com/VOL36/883152/1699348/22841105.jpg

ZG77_Nagual
11-04-2003, 04:26 AM
http://oldsite.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=98;t=005026

http://pws.chartermi.net/~cmorey/pics/whiner.jpg

XyZspineZyX
11-04-2003, 04:38 AM
Wow!!! What the heck is your position? Do they need someone else to work there? Let me know. Thank you very much for sharing your great experience.

Best regards,

NTESLA

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"You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you"

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

XyZspineZyX
11-04-2003, 04:46 AM
"Well I got one up on most of ya"

Keyword = most

Considering Ordway is the only "acutal" P51 pilot I've heard of on here that's flown IL2 FB, I think I still got one up on a whole heck of a lot of ya.

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I wonder if anyone here has gone through the P51 training down in Florida...some company down there has a TF-51 they do "type" training in.

http://pic2.picturetrail.com/VOL36/883152/1699348/22841105.jpg

XyZspineZyX
11-04-2003, 05:03 AM
yeah seen it there this year ill post a pic i got of it later cause now its bed time



"Of all my accomplishments I may have achieved during the war, I am proudest of the fact that I never lost a wingman. It was my view that no kill was worth the life of a wingman. . . . Pilots in my unit who lost wingmen on this basis were prohibited from leading a [section]. They were made to fly as wingman, instead."
Erich 'Bubi' Hartmann "Karaya One"