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Super Guppy Lands At Nmusaf  
User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5557 times:
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NASAs Supper Guppy arrives at NMUSAF to deliver shuttle crew compartment trainer.

Interesting view from the cockpit. I thought they closed that road off the arrival end for Museum arrivals?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlUst11Uzh0&feature=colike


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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5527 times:

Excellent video, thanks for sharing! I like how at :38 a pilot says "see the cars parked on the road?". Good stuff.


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User currently offlineflyingturtle From Switzerland, joined Oct 2011, 2442 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5517 times:

I like the big yellow Xes on the runway...  



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5490 times:
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Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 1):
Excellent video, thanks for sharing!

You're welcome...

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 2):
I like the big yellow Xes on the runway

  

Also notice all the roll motion on the yoke and apparent lack of response from the aircraft...



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User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1327 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5487 times:
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Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 3):
Also notice all the roll motion on the yoke and apparent lack of response from the aircraft..

You beat me to it - man he was working those ailerons! Obviously he could see/feel/sense a response that we could not see in the video - not unusual.



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User currently offlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 545 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 5267 times:
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I love the nose wheel-first touch-down!

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 5210 times:
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I'm looking for video of the Guppy leaving. Aircraft that land on that runway normally become permanent residents.. lol


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User currently offlinedw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 3):
Also notice all the roll motion on the yoke and apparent lack of response from the aircraft...

I spoke with the crew when they visited Andrews in May; apparently the aircraft can be a challenge to handle in roll because is so far above the wing, especially when carrying a heavy load.

In addition, I believe the controls are mechanical and effectively 'geared' to reduce control forces (I'm pretty sure that didn't change form the B-29, but take it with a grain of salt). Thus it takes a relatively large movement of the yoke to get a small aileron deflection.



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2841 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 5130 times:

I've run my 2 year old out to BFI the last couple times it's come into Seattle to drop off trainer parts, he loved it. Everytime they come in the crew has been really nice about allowing tours and letting my little kiddo run around the cargo bay.

Quoting dw747400 (Reply 7):

In addition, I believe the controls are mechanical and effectively 'geared' to reduce control forces (I'm pretty sure that didn't change form the B-29, but take it with a grain of salt). Thus it takes a relatively large movement of the yoke to get a small aileron deflection.

The Super Guppy I believe is based off the C-97 Stratofreighter not the B-29.



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User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

Great Video, Thanks for posting. I got to see it at Andrews this year, and wondered how did they polish that alu. chrome dome   as a note to what dw747400 is talking about, the Super Guppy is Based on the the C-97, but the C-97 is based on the B-29 / B-50 (B-29D). I think since he is refering to the controls configuration it goes all the way back to the orignal design which is the B-29. Hope that makes sense.  

User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 570 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 5103 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 8):

The C-97 and Boeing 377 both were developed from the Boeing B-50 which itself was a B-29 with R-4360 engines and a larger tail with a few other changes.



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