Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up. www.ml407.co.uk
Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and after 5 years of work took off with his wife Carolyn on their first flight. Apart from the substantial task of general re-assembly the fuselage and wings were essentially as they left the factory but a large amount of the work involved stripping back to bare metal and re-riveting after treatment with modern anticorrosives which is why OUV is still operational today with no corrosion. Tragically Nick was killed in a car accident in 1988 but his widow continues to fly OUV. This short clip is taken from the film "Perfect Lady" which covers the full story of OUV's restoration. It and other videos are available from Carolyn's website with all profits going to maintain the Spitfire in flying condition.
F4U Corsair "Whistling Death" Flight Demonstration !
This is a compilation of clips of the Planes of Fame Museum's Corsair (Chino, California) and includes some clips of the Palm Springs Air Museum's own Corsair. Man, this thing just scoots, BIG TIME! Wow, just awesome!
Listen to the 2,000 horsepower generated by the 2,800 cubic inches of the supercharged, 18 cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800! You'll see during the flybys why the Japanese called this fighter the "Whistling Death."
This aircraft just leaps off the runway in just a few seconds, and remember, the manifold pressure used today for takeoff with 100-octane low-lead fuel is not anywhere near what could be used with the wartime, 130-octane+ fuel. Very impressive!
Dodge Army Truck First Run WWII 1940
First start and run of Dodge VF-402 1.5 ton Army dump truck; hasn't run in probably 15-20 years (judging by condition of cloth-covered spark plug wires). New battery and tune-up, oil changed. No ether. Ran good but couldn't drive due to gas pedal broken. No, I didn't get it running before shooting the vid!
Spitfire Flight Demonstration- Big V-12 Engine Sound !
This video is of the mighty Supermarine Spitfire. Two different Spitfires are shown. The startup is of a Mark 14 and the remainder of the clip is of a Mark 9 (clipped wing version). Both aircraft are owned by the Friedkin Family Trust and are currently based in Texas, USA. My video was filmed at Chino Airport, California, home of the Planes of Fame Museum. These are two of the world's truly great warbirds and they are maintained in fully flyable condition. The Mark 14 has a V-12 Rolls-Royce Griffon engine of about 2,000 horsepower (2,240 cu. in., 37 litres) and the Mark 9 has a Rolls-Royce V-12 Merlin of about 1,520 horsepower (1,650 cu. in., 27 litres). I've been told by pilots that the Griffon-powered Spitfire variants pretty much tell YOU where THEY want to go; they are basically a huge engine that happens to have wings! See the ASB.TV website for a great video on flying the very Mark 14 Spitfire shown in my video.
John Maloney is the pilot in the Mark 14 and Chris Fahey is the pilot in the Mark 9.
WW2 Aircraft Wrecks +
A collection of WW2 aircraft wrecks from all over the world...
Audio = Soldier Warriors by Syenta (creative commons license) http://ccmixter.org/files/Syenta/31780
First Start for 1923 Model T barn car
This '23 Model T had not been run in decades. Pulled the engine and gave it a full rebuild, then re- installed and overhauled the chassis with mostly used Model T parts. The car will be kept in the original rusty condition, as pulled from the barn......but she runs now!
Last licensed in 1948, Ford Model T's like this were popular with farmers. This was originally a touring car, but the back seat part of the body and the convertible top was tossed, and a homemade wooden bed put on to carry produce to market.
16 Spitfires Flying Together The Sound of Victory " Goosebumps "
This was a fantastic sight and sound, as sixteen Spitfires flew in formation, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, after the flypast the Spitfires broke off and the sky was filled with warbirds tail chasing.