Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise

A Hawker Sea Fury with its original engine.


Deadstick said...

Very short video of what goes on in that sleeve-valve engine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzXeFql-1VU

seafury said...

Hell yeah!!! While common sense dictates switching to the more reliable R2800, nothing like the like the real thing. A good friend is active with EAA warbirds of America, ( chairman of registration at Airventure) he listened to a guy named Ellsworth Goetchel ( not sure on the spelling) who owned and flew an original FB ll Centaurus powered model. The description of doing the overhaul took most of an afternoon. Lots of moving parts. My favorite piston warbird. Muchos gracias

Bruce said...


Worth a listen, and a fascinating read.