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Old 06-19-2017, 03:23 PM   #291
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You get out of a spin within seconds and I would say 500ft tops but it is realy hard to get into a spin in that plane.
Well.. Yes.

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Old 06-19-2017, 04:45 PM   #292
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Nice

BTW very good video here:


@ 14:30
"It doesn't whip over like some other planes do and has very little tendency to drop into a spin."
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:23 AM   #293
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Thanks for this! I smiled trough the video, and my respect for the guys who flew/fly this thing IRL went up a notch, again

those two pilots in the video truly were humble guys and seemed really nice fellas.

and she is a beauty, isn't she?
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:50 AM   #294
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I love the contrast that some of those videos bring. In your video the modern pilot (with 9 years of experience on it!) says that the plane will kill you if you do not keep to the strict "by the book" approach to flying, and that it has vicious stalling characteristics.

While in this video at the beging WW2 pilots say that it was an easy plane to fly with no bad habits xD

Difference between generations?

I think you'll find that the point of reference for WWII American fighter pilots would be the P-40 and P-39, both of which had some serious vices, especially the later model P-40s, whose landing and taxiing qualities were at least as shall we say, 'questionable' as the Messerschmidt 109's was reputed to be. The P-40's trim characteristics were also considered quite demanding (bordering on vicious) for that era, according to most sources.

Modern pilots' point of reference is usually something far more aerodynamically advanced, generally benign and most likely includes tricycle landing gear. 70 years' worth of advancement in science, engineering and technology does tend to spoil you a bit.

Still, the P-51 was cutting edge for its time, and was a high performance aircraft designed to destroy other high performance aircraft. By definition, it would be assumed to need a lot of attention from its pilot. Just not quite so much as for a Warhawk or a Lightning.

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09:30 "If Mustang goes into a spin it takes 9000 feet to get out of it."

Gotta check this in DCS!
I am ok with someone exaggerating danger.
I would have said 140,000 feet.
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