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Offline Dwerg

Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« on: February 18, 2013, 01:06:45 pm »
Spotted at kitty hawk yesterday. I know f-all about planes but it looked like something special
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Re: Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 01:09:22 pm »
Antonov AN-2
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Re: Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 01:11:28 pm »
Spotted at kitty hawk yesterday. I know f-all about planes but it looked like something special
Met a guy by the name of Sarel with his missus at Rhino Park yesterday.... said he has a plane at kitty hawk... I wonder if was his?? (he was riding a Harley Street bobber).
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Re: Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 01:13:42 pm »
Spotted at kitty hawk yesterday. I know f-all about planes but it looked like something special
Met a guy by the name of Sarel with his missus at Rhino Park yesterday.... said he has a plane at kitty hawk... I wonder if was his?? (he was riding a Harley Street bobber).

This one was only there for the day. It was carrying a few school kids on a special field trip of sorts
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Re: Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 01:18:35 pm »
Antonov AN-2

Jou kort antwoord laat my dink dis nie iets spesiaal nie  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 01:22:57 pm »
Jou kort antwoord laat my dink dis nie iets spesiaal nie  ;D

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Re: Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 01:28:36 pm »
Antonov AN-2

Jou kort antwoord laat my dink dis nie iets spesiaal nie  ;D

Daar het een vir ruk by Maun se lughawe gestaan. Ek was ook nuuskierig om uit te vind wat dit was en dis die enigste rede hoekom ek hierdie een herken het. Wat ek kan onthou van wat ek opgelees het is dat daar heelwat van hulle gebou is, dat hulle baie taai is en dat die stolspoed besonder laag is.
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Re: Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 02:03:53 pm »
Werksesel van die DRC, staan hordes van hulle oral in daai land. Het een gehuur om vir my en n helper plus ons motorfietse op n plak te gaan aflaai. Maar toe is die "runway" so opgegrawe deur onwettige myners ons het dit toe maar geskrap.  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 02:05:29 pm »
Ok so nie spesiaal nie. Ek het julle gesÍ ek weet fokol van vliegtuie af  :lol8:
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Re: Can anyone tell me more about this plane?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 06:07:22 pm »
I think it is pretty special.  Biggest biplane flying.

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A note from the pilot's handbook reads: "If the engine quits in instrument conditions or at night, the pilot should pull the control column full aft and keep the wings level. The leading-edge slats will snap out at about 64 km/h (40 mph), and when the airplane slows to a forward speed of about 40 km/h (25 mph), the airplane will sink at about a parachute descent rate until the aircraft hits the ground." [1]

The An-2 indeed has no stall speed quoted in the operating handbook. Pilots of the An-2 say one can fly the aircraft in full control at 30 mph (as a contrast, a modern Cessna four-seater light aircraft has a stall speed of around 50 mph). This slow stall speed makes it possible for the aircraft to fly backwards (if the aircraft is pointed into a headwind of, say, 35 mph (56 km/h), it will travel backwards at 5 mph (8.0 km/h) whilst under full control). (This is also possible with almost any other true Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) aircraft, but the Antonov has the distinction of being able to do the trick in the mildest headwind.)[1]
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The An-2's ability, looks and flying characteristics, and its status as "The World's Biggest single-engined production Biplane"[clarification needed] mean that demand for the aircraft is increasing in the United States and Western Europe, where they are prized by collectors of classic aircraft, making the An-2 an increasingly common sight at airshows.