Focke-Wulf FW 190 WWII Fighter Startup. BIG Backfire, Yow!
This is an engine startup of Rudy Frasca's new-build Flug Werk-built Focke-Wulf FW 190 at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California. A very impressive replica of the WWII FW-190, this aircraft was built in Germany and was assembled by Matt Nightingale in California with quite a few innovative features (i.e. newly designed oil coolers, for one). There are several other of these aircraft flying today by lucky owners. Quite an impressive aircraft, just beautifully built and it includes a number of original WWII Focke-Wulf components. And it sounds great too! This aircraft is flown quite often and it is currently intended for it to be shown at the Planes of Fame's annual airshow, Oshkosh and the Reno Air Races in 2011. Nice!
P-38 Engine Startup
Chino's Planes of Fame P-38 "23 Skidoo" on engine startup. Note. Audio should not be used as a sample of what the P-38 sounds like. My camera's small mic was being blown out by the noise of the engine and props.
Skyraider Engine Start-up and Taxi
Douglas A-1H Skyraider, a Korea- and Vietnam-era carrier-launched ground attack aircraft, starts up for a demonstration flight at the Planes of Fame Museum (Chino, CA)'s monthly event on 6 March 2010.