Some small twin-engined aircraft have small radar units in the nose. Some
expensive single-engined turboprops have a radar pod beneath one wing.
Tullahoma, TN USA
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From: "Michael Wong" <mialop@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Olympus Camera Discussion" <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2011 3:00 AM
Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Film Shots from the Airport
>I heard that a radar inside the nose for airliner, is same for such small
> On 19 November 2011 15:36, Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It's interesting to see film again, Jim.
>> I've always wondered why aircraft like that have such long noses. I'm
>> sure that there is not that much kit to instal in there, and it must
>> the pilot's view on the approach. I'm surprised that the designer
>> work out the balance to allow the use of a shorter nose.
>> On 18 Nov 2011, at 19:10, Jim Nichols wrote:
>> > I took a few film shots at the local airport to evaluate a recent lens
>> acquisition, a Canon 50/1.4 from the late 1950s.
>> > This beautiful turboprop business twin is a frequent visitor:
>> > http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/N20WL+9a.jpg.html
>> > A local Cessna 340 pulled up to the gas pump, and the airport crew
>> responded. While the owner had positioned the ladder, guess who gets to
>> the work.
>> > http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/Fueling+the+340+18.jpg.html
>> > She also does office work when business is slow:
>> > http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/OldNick/Office+Work.jpg.html
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