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 Post subject: The Lockheed Constellation
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:36 pm 

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One of my all-time favorites. It's hard to get an ugly picture of a Connie.

The Connie seems to have a lot more marketing terms pinned to it than most other planes in your write-ups. "Integrally stiffened" wing panels, the "Turbo-Compound" engine, "Speedpack" cargo modules, and the snappy names for so many variants. I wonder if this is something that was common but just doesn't come along as much in the sources, or was the marketing that much aggro, or even if it was Hughes' influence.


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 Post subject: Re: The Lockheed Constellation
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:57 pm 
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That one was fun to write. I've been trying to pile up AirVectors articles so I can then focus on bigger AirVectors projects, but getting ahead of the devil has been troublesome. I want a queue of seven articles; I'm only three ahead right now, but gaining.

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 Post subject: Re: The Lockheed Constellation
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Very nice. The only way to improve them would be to put pads on the bottom so they leave pawprints, as well.

What would the bigger projects be? Planes with long histories like the C-130 Hercules, or families of planes?


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 Post subject: Re: The Lockheed Constellation
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Oh dear me, overwrote your posting ... sorry about that. Have to remember I AM the administrator.

> Two things that popped to mind while reading:

Yeah, the sources actually explained where the codes came from, but they were still so obscure that I didn't see explaining them made it any clearer than mud.

BUT ... I didn't think that turboprops have a far better PWR than piston engines, particularly as they get bigger. Indeed, turbine singles tend to have long noses.


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 Post subject: Re: The Lockheed Constellation
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Papa Legba wrote:
Planes with long histories like the C-130 Hercules, or families of planes?


Both, but more the first than the second.


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