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ryoder

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I thought I was seeing things yesterday when I spotted it.
When I got home and checked I found it was indeed visiting my hometown this weekend.
Only 2 functional copies in existence, and the other one was just completed a few weeks ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTDfKo8zX3sB|

PITA to keep your subject framed with the helmet cam when it goes right over the top of you.
"There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.

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promise5

What is it ??
Please for us blondes



It's a hyperlink.
If you click on it, it will take you to a Youtube video.
And Youtube videos have titles.:P
"There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.

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jumpsalot-2

You couldn't walk up to the fence for the picture ? :S



I wish POV camera makers would get a fuggin' clue and stop putting extreme wide-angle lenses on every damned one. Mine has 3 selectable FOV settings, (it was on the narrowest one), and it still looks 4x as far away in that video as it really was. I had a great view!
"There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.

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rifleman

Fifi is one of two surviving B-29 Superfortress aircraft (same model as the Enola Gay). First bomber to use pressurised crew compartments and a beautiful piece of engineering and aviation history.




that is seriously the only bit of meaningful history you can dig up on Fifi? not worth mentioning ANYTHING else?

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Another bit of trivia-- The B-29 was later refitted with P&W Wasp Major 4360 engines and redesignated the B-50. Some were converted to tankers (KB-50). One of my father's friends was killed when the KB-50 he was piloting exploded in the air shortly after takeoff from a base in Bermuda.

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