GalaxyFlyer wrote:It’s all here, courtesy Google and Wikipedia.
STOL was a fashion in the late ‘60s, planes landing on piers in NYC, in Central Park. Point to point to an extreme.
VC10DC10 wrote:I realize it was probably the result of an internal numbering system that some very smart engineers had a hand in creating and enforcing, but didn't it seem odd to anyone at McDonnell that the number "188" had been used just a few years before by Lockheed for their Electra II?
EWRandMDW wrote:VC10DC10 wrote:I realize it was probably the result of an internal numbering system that some very smart engineers had a hand in creating and enforcing, but didn't it seem odd to anyone at McDonnell that the number "188" had been used just a few years before by Lockheed for their Electra II?
Early in the video shows the MD188 taking off from DCA. In the foreground is the tail fin of an L188, probably EA which used them as overflow aircraft for their Air Shuttle service. I thought it was a curious coincidence.
The footage of the plane using runway 14 STOL at LGA was wild. Had something bad happened just at moment of takeoff the plane could have easily hit the control tower or terminal.
I noticed that when engines were started both propellers on each wing began rotating together, though in opposite directions. Were the two engines synchronized to simultaneously start or was there a single engine turning both props?
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