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Blackbird's Feet

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 4 October 2014 in Miscellaneous.

The brakes of the airplane got very hot on landing. A gasoline powered fan was used to cool them. The tires went through temperature extremes during a flight. They were impregnated with aluminum dust to reflect heat and inflated with nitrogen to 425 pounds per square inch (29.9 kilograms per square centimeter) to help prevent tire explosion. The tires were 22 ply and would last for about 15 landings.

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Devi from Chennai, India

All the beast Steve..and have a lovely time:)

4 Oct 2014 5:45am

Devi from Chennai, India

Oops!! Sorry..
All the Best....

4 Oct 2014 5:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The attention to detail in the product (and by the museum) is extraordinary.

4 Oct 2014 6:08am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

4 Oct 2014 6:20am

jean pierre from paris, France

belle compo!! amitiés

4 Oct 2014 7:13am

Focales from France

Nice composition

4 Oct 2014 7:46am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

J'aime comme tu les a appelés

4 Oct 2014 12:03pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well captured

4 Oct 2014 1:25pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


4 Oct 2014 2:42pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Nice detail

4 Oct 2014 2:51pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, colors, lighting & reflections!
A M A Z I N G !

4 Oct 2014 5:15pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent detail and very interesting info. ...

4 Oct 2014 11:00pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


5 Oct 2014 7:25am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

How interesting! Great little detail.

6 Oct 2014 9:56pm

franz from Baden, Austria

awesome clarity and wealth of detail here!
captivating info as well! what a lot of ingenuity it takes to make such things work ...

7 Oct 2014 6:39pm