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Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: April 28, 2011 01:36PM

b58hustler (Anthoney) He bought the dog legs off the 64 from me for his 64 Sedan,,drove an hour to meet me in santa clarita and pick them up,,We talked for a bit,,and He threw me an Extra $20 For My Troubles and Work it took to cut these things off!! He Is a Young guy (20 years younger than me) And its Great to see A younger Cool Cat Fixing up one of our Favorite Cars!! Anthoney,,Your a class Act All The Way!! Thanks!!thumbs up







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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 28, 2011 04:51PM

Ahhh...where exactly do those parts fit on the B-58 Hustler?

The first ever supersonic bomber was built by Convair.

That name is really close...only one letter difference.

But so far as I know (and I would know) no supersonic Corvairs...yet!!! grinning smiley


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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 28, 2011 05:31PM

Dave.... I've met many like B58.... why I don't have a "the end is near" attitude!



Phil... B-58's make me wet my pants still! Killer airplanes..in more than one way...

Flying them was more dangerous than going to the moon IMO....


Nice example still at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson..

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 29, 2011 04:26AM

First cousin to the Valkyrie XB-70.

Baddest looking airplane ever built.

Widow maker of the first order.

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: DeanZ ()
Date: April 29, 2011 05:47AM

The B-58 Hustler was one of my favorite planes as a kid. I had several models of it. You can see it in the movie "Fail Safe" with Henry Fonda, kind of a creepy doomsday film from about 1964.

Another favorite of mine was the F-104 Starfighter. They have one in the Hampton Air and Space Museum, and it made an appearance in "The Right Stuff."

Better get back to work on the Corvair. I've got a lot of wet sanding to do.

Dean Z.
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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Turboman6468 ()
Date: April 29, 2011 06:05AM

B58, The USAF Museum in Dayton Ohio has a fine B58 all shiny and sweet as well as the one remaining XB70.Also along with them are examples of SR71,YF12,B1,F111,YF23,and on and on goes the list, all the way back in history to a repop of the Montgolfier(sp) brothers balloon.They are restoring a B17 you may remember, the Memphis Belle,and there is a fine collection of missles,ballistic and otherwise too.It takes 3 days to see it all properly the first time you visit.Good luck with your project. Turboman

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 29, 2011 06:44AM

My favorite F-104!!!

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: April 29, 2011 08:57AM

"Widow maker of the first order." ???? I don't get this part.
They used to test it here in the A.V. Always wanted to see it flying, never did.

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: CZenner ()
Date: April 29, 2011 09:07AM

Phil Dally,
I've been following the North American Eagle for some time. I sure wish they would set a date and go for it before the Brits get their next car ready.

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 29, 2011 09:16AM

CZ: Funding is the big problem.

I took these El Mirage lakebed pictures at a live test run.

The new British car will do 1000+ MPH.

So it doesn't really matter, they will end up with WLSR.

The Eagle is projected to max out at 800 MPH.

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: CZenner ()
Date: April 29, 2011 09:40AM

Phil,
BTW, I have a picture of your lake bed racer as my wall paper. Very cool. Although I live in "flat" Iowa, I've always dreamed of going out to the lake beds out west to at least see the speed runs!

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: wagbear ()
Date: April 29, 2011 09:50AM

While in USAF, I was privelaged to see the last return flight of TWO B-58's on their final flight back to USA for retirement.I was stationed at Torrejon AFB in Spain...... Was incredible to see them take off in full Afterburner ! They were powered by the same engines as the F-4..... Interesting as many wonder to this day how they would perform with modern avianocs, as the old tube powered electronics added so much weight to the aircraft.
They once did a test with a B-58 standing still at the end of a runway WHILE, they sent an F-100 over the top of it. The B-58, in full Afterburner took off and beat the F-100......
The first aircraft I ever put my hands on in USAF training...was the F-104. Wow....that too was an incredible aircraft....as was the F-102 and F-106's !

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: April 29, 2011 10:27AM

Thank you CK...it's my privilege and honer to be on your wall.

but, if my ego is talking...your not the only one!!!

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: April 29, 2011 06:58PM

Anyone who loves military aircraft MUST make the trip to Wright Patterson A.F.B and visit the museum. I've made 2 trips so far AWESOME!!! They have a B-36 too.
Phil the term widowmaker was widely used in reference to the B-26 Martin Marauder. Built for speed with too little wing area she required high take off and landing speeds and some crews paid the price.

Joe

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 29, 2011 07:04PM

And several B-58's broke up in flight..

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: April 29, 2011 07:18PM

Vairismo Wrote:
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> "Widow maker of the first order." ???? I don't get
> this part.
> They used to test it here in the A.V. Always
> wanted to see it flying, never did.

I think I phrased this poorly. Was referring to the B-70 and the test flights
that my Dad and Brother saw sometimes on weekend visits to the A.V. Only one
crashed (that I'm aware of) because the chase plane ran into it.

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: April 29, 2011 07:37PM

vairismo, only 2 were built.

Joe

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Posted by: mike hicks ()
Date: April 29, 2011 09:25PM

Only one crashed (that I'm aware of) because the chase plane ran into it.

Like 66cv8 said, only 2 were made and one crashed. The survivor is at Wright Pat. It wasn't really a chase plane that crashed into it though, it was an F-104 that was flying as part of a formation with the XB-70 as a photo-opp for the engine manufacturer (GE I think). Sad.

The XB=70 is truly awesome. If you go to the Air Force Museum at Wright Pat, make sure you sign up early for the bus that takes you to the hanger where the XB-70 (and a bunch of other cool planes) live. I could spend a week at that place. We stopped by on our way to Detroit a couple years ago.

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Curtis ()
Date: April 29, 2011 09:55PM

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Re: Thanks To b58hustler ! thumbs up
Posted by: Bigwave ()
Date: April 30, 2011 07:57AM

Tragic accident. Pilot of the F104 and copilot of the XB70 died

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