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Posted: 6/27/2015 10:10:01 PM EDT
























Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:15:34 PM EDT

Beautiful pics. I can always pick out a radial engine going overhead, it's unfortunately a sound you don't hear too often any more.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:24:25 PM EDT
Those are cooler than Hell! We're those all at the same show?
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:26:00 PM EDT
Radials are awesome, except for all the oil they puke on to the underside of the plane. I spent a lot of time cleaning the bottom of a Yak52
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:26:31 PM EDT
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Yeah, it was an antique aircraft fly-in.

Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:26:53 PM EDT
Here is my contribution. Two of the most beautiful aircraft ever made.


ETA, I have no pics of radials to contribute OP, just figured I'd share that video.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:28:00 PM EDT


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Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:28:17 PM EDT
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Beautiful pics. I can always pick out a radial engine going overhead, it's unfortunately a sound you don't hear too often any more.
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Yes. A very distinct sound. I'll bet that three cylinder sounds weird though.

And to not love the sound of a radial engine is just unAmerican.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:28:42 PM EDT
Needs more P-47
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:30:18 PM EDT
Round engine is best engine.

One of my neighbors has a Hawker Sea Fury. 3350 cubic inches of awesomeness!
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:30:27 PM EDT
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No triples in those pictures.

Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:31:44 PM EDT
As I don't have a membership right now,  If someone would be kind enough to embed these.  The bottom video has the best of both war bird engine styles.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osHYUaUwVc8[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpazYI0SGtg[/youtube]
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:36:46 PM EDT

Love me some radial engine! Such a cool sound.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:37:26 PM EDT
Dear God yes - what a lost art.  
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:38:32 PM EDT
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Needs more Wasp Major



Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:44:29 PM EDT
Hell yeah, they also make great dinner tables!

















Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:47:31 PM EDT
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I'll bet that three cylinder sounds weird though.



No triples in those pictures.



Oops! You're right.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:47:37 PM EDT

that looks complicated as hell,must be a nightmare to work on.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:47:57 PM EDT




Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:50:17 PM EDT
Jug and Corsair FTW !!


However, NOTHING sounds as good as the Merlin.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:50:59 PM EDT
Love the sound of radial engines.

I grew up in crop duster country and back in the day they all had radials.

I could hear them most days at some point during the summer.

In college I worked for a guy that was a Stearman rebuilder.

Got some good Stearman rides and even some stick time on occasion (no solo though).

I used to hear a DC3 fly over every now and then. I would always stop and listen to them.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:52:29 PM EDT
Got one,





Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:53:40 PM EDT
Yeah, here is a picture you will never see anywhere else.



I'm flying the Stearman PT17 in the lead and my buddy is flying what was then the only YPT-15 (Saint Louis Street Car) before he sold it and it was subsequently wrecked.

My buddy owned both of these airplanes when this picture was taken.






Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:54:39 PM EDT
I love radial engines.



















 
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 10:56:56 PM EDT
Hey, the LeRhone is not a 'radial'.    It's a 'rotary'. !
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:00:03 PM EDT

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A Merlin sounds kinda sexy and elegant, I'll give you that.



But a R-2800 Double Wasp sounds like it's going to drag you into an alley, beat you to death with your own spinal cord, and then use your corpse to put on a Punch and Judy show for your widow. The sound downright nasty, and thus are awesome.





 
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OMG it spins!!!







 
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:07:47 PM EDT
Radial rotary for the win!!
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:09:24 PM EDT
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Perhaps but you can't have a B-36 without [six].

Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:11:58 PM EDT
I always wanted a T-28

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Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:12:31 PM EDT
The engine of the B-29 and Lockheed L-1649 Constellation:




Start Up vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3MBmS3APP0


Super Constellation start up, taxiing and take off runway 28 at ZRH :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA4xo6kWDZM
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:13:12 PM EDT

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They aren't that expensive....

 





Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:15:48 PM EDT
Cool thread, utterly retarded title.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:16:35 PM EDT
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As I don't have a membership right now,  If someone would be kind enough to embed these.  The bottom video has the best of both war bird engine styles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osHYUaUwVc8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpazYI0SGtg
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Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:17:27 PM EDT
WASP major engines give me a chub
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:21:26 PM EDT
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What a beast of a motor. Kinda at the end of being able to cool it with 4 rows.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:22:46 PM EDT
Anyone ever take a ride in a H-34?
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:30:14 PM EDT
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Yup, sit on top of the engine, a drive shaft  between the seats, and a transmission behind your head. My dad blames his hearing loss on the one he flew.
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:31:53 PM EDT
I'll be in my bunk
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:33:28 PM EDT
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As I don't have a membership right now,  If someone would be kind enough to embed these.  The bottom video has the best of both war bird engine styles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osHYUaUwVc8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpazYI0SGtg


http://youtu.be/osHYUaUwVc8

http://youtu.be/fpazYI0SGtg




Thank you!
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:34:42 PM EDT
learned how to wrench on aircraft with her. Yeah, i love radials.

Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:35:11 PM EDT
Some FiFi goodness.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUs1Jk6hMvI[/youtube]
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:40:33 PM EDT
Here is a L modification.

Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:47:54 PM EDT
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That is bad ass!
Link Posted: 6/27/2015 11:55:19 PM EDT

Link Posted: 6/28/2015 12:10:49 AM EDT
I fly an R1340 most every day.   Logged over 40hrs on it this week.  

Helluva good engine for what it is, but junk by today's standards.  P&W has not even supported the radials in 50-odd years.

I have a counterweight prop too.  Another PITA in itself.  

Between the engine and the prop, I can see good for about 5 minutes.   I clean the windscreen up to 30-40 times a day!
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 12:25:21 AM EDT
Nice pics.......   .        looking at these planes   I thought if someone knew Bill Geissele  . ask him to come up with a cleaner trigger to fire threw the prop. be all serous like.  money no object.    we have a test engine stand and spare props you can engineer a fire control.  you can have all the  50 cal you want .      
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 12:44:27 AM EDT
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The engine of the B-29 and Lockheed L-1649 Constellation:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Wright_Cyclone_GR_3350_1.jpg/1280px-Wright_Cyclone_GR_3350_1.jpg


Start Up vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3MBmS3APP0


Super Constellation start up, taxiing and take off runway 28 at ZRH :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA4xo6kWDZM
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My ol' man flew DC-6s and DC-7s for Delta, the -7s, like the Super Connies, had Wright turbo compounds. Famous for overheating and eating oil.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:02:09 AM EDT
B-36 slogan:  "two turning, two burning, two smoking, two choking, and two more unaccounted for."

...problem was exacerbated by the propellers' pusher configuration, which increased carburetor icing. The design of the R-4360 engine tacitly assumed that it would be mounted in the conventional tractor configuration—propeller/air intake/28 cylinders/carburetor—with air flowing in that order. In this configuration...
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Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:03:25 AM EDT
,double tap
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