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Old 3rd March 2019, 04:41
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Me 262 flight test 1947 - Wright Field

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Old 4th March 2019, 04:05
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Re: Me 262 flight test 1947 - Wright Field

Thanks Ed.
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Re: Me 262 flight test 1947 - Wright Field

If the aspect ratio of the film distorted? To me, the aircraft looked a bit squashed vertically and stretched horizontally.
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Re: Me 262 flight test 1947 - Wright Field

There is a website that lets you change the aspect ratio from 16:9 to 4:3 or vice versa. You just need to paste the YouTube link and select which option you want. It also allows you to drag horizontal and vertical sliders to get any aspect ratio you want.

http://www.stretch.site/

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Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a "Schwalbe" (Wk. Nr. 111711). This new airframe had been surrendered on 31 March 1945 by Messerschmitt test pilot Hans Fay who defected during a functional check flight rather than fly it to an operational unit, landing at Rhein-Main, Frankfurt. It was the first Me 262 to fall into Allied hands. The Me 262 was taken to Thornville, France, and shipped separately to USA on the Manawaska Victory. It was not one of Watson's Whizzers. The Me 262 was allocated Foreign Equipment number FE-107, and later T2-711. It was test flown by Russell E. Schleeh shortly after its capture. This aircraft was flown by Test Pilot Walter J. McAuley Jr. of the Flight Performance Section, Flight Test Division, Wright Field, Ohio, in a test flight for comparison with a Lockheed P-80. During the flight both engines of the Me 262 caught fire. McAuley, Jr., successfully parachuted to safety, surviving as the aircraft crashed on 20 Aug 1945 ~two miles South of Xenia, Ohio near Route 68.
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Re: Me 262 flight test 1947 - Wright Field

Thank you Kutscha. Quite a story. Interesting to learn that this was not a Watson's Whizzers aircraft. I recall reading somewhere that a race between an Me 262 and a similar American aircraft was planned but was called off because the Me 262 was faster.



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You're welcome Dan.


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Thank you Kutscha. Quite a story. Interesting to learn that this was not a Watson's Whizzers aircraft. I recall reading somewhere that a race between an Me 262 and a similar American aircraft was planned but was called off because the Me 262 was faster.

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That could have been the Howard Hughes Me262 that he planed to race in jet races.
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The story about Hughes and the Me 262.

http://vintageairphotos.blogspot.com...erschmitt.html
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Amazing. Howard Hughes, a name I have not heard in quite a while.


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