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analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« on: April 27, 2015, 05:27:35 PM »
All,

I am very much an analog thinker.  Part is the nature of my job, and part is just my weird wooden-like brain.

The V7R reminds me of a favorite aircraft:  the famous Convair 580.  We used to fly these wonderful jet-prop aircraft on Frontier airlines up to 1980 or so until Boeing 737s replaced them, and other smaller prop aircraft. 

I love the sound of the big four bladed props driven by the massive turbines.  The aircraft vibrated and has a particular resonance between the two engines.  Very powerful-- and the CV 580s would leap into the air compared to the old DC-3's of way-back times.

Here is a very, very fine example of a CV 580 with great sound capturing the turbines and their particular character:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tKABFCejJo

Turn it up, use headphones....sweet sounds...similar to a V7R wound up.

When I lived in Casper, WY I lived near the airport.  My room faced the runway, and we were less than 5 miles away.  The CV 580s were always recognizable.
Been years since I saw or heard one.  Always loved the profile and huge tail.

So yeah, what is your Moto Guzzi --- aircraft analog?

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Re: analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 05:39:52 PM »
I rode a CV580 from Las Vegas to Ketchum, Idaho, on a charter flight in 1976 I think. Cool plane.

I suppose this would make my 850T analog a DHC Beaver.

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Re: analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 05:46:25 PM »
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Re: analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 06:10:51 PM »
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Yep, almost indestructible, and get you home. Maybe not quite as maneuverable as those sissy P51s..  ;D
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Re: analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 07:35:12 PM »
Let's see...

My Crudorado would be a De Havilland Beaver - but not just any old Beaver. Specifically, it'd be the one Brian Dennehy flew in "Never Cry Wolf". Seen the movie? 'Nuff said.

My Spurtster - A Zlin Savage Cub. Modern take on an old... old design. Rock solid and reliable but intolerant of immoderate expectations.

Sport 1100? I'm thinking a warbird too late to the line to show off the forward thinking of the original concept when pen was first put to paper... In that light, perhaps a Fiat G-55 Centauro?

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Re: analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 07:39:32 PM »
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Yep, almost indestructible, and get you home. Maybe not quite as maneuverable as those sissy P51s..  ;D

Sure, but at altitude if anyone cared to come up to play.... they were the kitten's whiskers - a really angry, well clawed and toothed kitten and freakishly maneuverable one at that.

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Re: analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 09:30:16 PM »
All,

I am very much an analog thinker.  Part is the nature of my job, and part is just my weird wooden-like brain.

The V7R reminds me of a favorite aircraft:  the famous Convair 580.  We used to fly these wonderful jet-prop aircraft on Frontier airlines up to 1980 or so until Boeing 737s replaced them, and other smaller prop aircraft. 

I love the sound of the big four bladed props driven by the massive turbines.  The aircraft vibrated and has a particular resonance between the two engines.  Very powerful-- and the CV 580s would leap into the air compared to the old DC-3's of way-back times.

Here is a very, very fine example of a CV 580 with great sound capturing the turbines and their particular character:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tKABFCejJo

Turn it up, use headphones....sweet sounds...similar to a V7R wound up.

When I lived in Casper, WY I lived near the airport.  My room faced the runway, and we were less than 5 miles away.  The CV 580s were always recognizable.
Been years since I saw or heard one.  Always loved the profile and huge tail.

So yeah, what is your Moto Guzzi --- aircraft analog?

Convair 580. (Have both middle fingers in the air). With the Allison 501D13 engines with the evil temp. datum system.  Which was one nasty conniving bitch to get properly rigged.  And seems like it always needed doing in a cold windy rain.  Temp. datum box was full of vacuum tubes.  Mounted up in the pylon behind the engine and one hard landing knocked it out of cal. again.  Sorry about the rant, but I miss that airplane like a dirty shirt.  Yeah, that Allison was a good engine, though.  3750 shp if I remember it right.  Strong.

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Re: analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 09:38:34 PM »
The T5?  Rockwell Aerocommander.  Not the fastest, or the biggest, but in the right hands could do a dreamy flight.

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Re: analog thinking: V7R is Convair 580, what is your Guzzi?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 09:43:17 PM »
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