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Ralph Jones
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B-29 pilot position
      #306455 - 12/16/10 11:04 AM

360-degree view, courtesy Jim Foreman:

http://www.davidpalermo.com/data/slideshow/4/index.html

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Ralph Jones
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Randy Sohn
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Re: B-29 pilot position [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #306470 - 12/16/10 04:53 PM

Quote:

360-degree view, courtesy Jim Foreman:

http://www.davidpalermo.com/data/slideshow/4/index.html




Ho-boy, thanks. Now meb'be you cqn see why I say flying it is bitch-kitty in the rain at night on those multi panels making up the glass nose. BTW, couple things, wish you could'a taken it a little bit more towards the center so you or they could see the tunnel over the bomb bays and also, look thru the glass of Paul's seat towards the other side of the overhead walkway, you can see Bevo's Jungmiester landing gear where it's hung upside down for display.

best, randy


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Dave Millikan
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Re: B-29 pilot position [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #306561 - 12/17/10 09:40 PM

Got 600 hrs in that right seat
Dave


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Tom Tyson [SUW]
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Re: B-29 pilot position [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #306581 - 12/18/10 07:32 AM

Flying in the engineer's seat has got to be ... um ... interesting.

Are the throttles and prop controls "pilot centric" (#1 on the far right of the aircraft) or "aircraft centric" (closest to the aisle). I assume that back relative to the engineer (but forward relative to the nose of the aircraft) is still idle.

Any idea why they designed the engineer's seat facing aft?

- TT

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Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]
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B-29 pilot position [Re: Tom Tyson [SUW]]
      #306583 - 12/18/10 08:05 AM

Tom -- <<Any idea why they designed the engineer's seat facing aft?> So
they didn't have to watch the captain eat?

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Ralph Jones
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Re: B-29 pilot position [Re: Tom Tyson [SUW]]
      #306592 - 12/18/10 11:17 AM

Quote:

Are the throttles and prop controls "pilot centric" (#1 on the far right of the aircraft) or "aircraft centric" (closest to the aisle).




Aircraft centric.

Quote:

I assume that back relative to the engineer (but forward relative to the nose of the aircraft) is still idle.




Correct.

Quote:

Any idea why they designed the engineer's seat facing aft?




John Deakin mentions "some dimwit". Considerable discussion of that here.

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Tom Tyson [SUW]
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Re: B-29 pilot position [Re: Ralph Jones]
      #306645 - 12/19/10 07:29 AM

Could not connect to the seat position link - TT

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Ralph Jones
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Re: B-29 pilot position [Re: Tom Tyson [SUW]]
      #306658 - 12/19/10 10:51 AM

Still works for me, but it shifts Firefox out of full-screen mode.

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Randy Sohn
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Re: B-29 pilot position [Re: Tom Tyson [SUW]]
      #306685 - 12/19/10 05:14 PM

Quote:

Flying in the engineer's seat has got to be ... um ... interesting.

Are the throttles and prop controls "pilot centric" (#1 on the far right of the aircraft) or "aircraft centric" (closest to the aisle). I assume that back relative to the engineer (but forward relative to the nose of the aircraft) is still idle.

Any idea why they designed the engineer's seat facing aft?

- TT




Yup, t'was "inertstinhg" <g> Vic (sisth to ever fly one told em thR bOEIG KNEW VBBT THE TIRD AIPLAE TAHTTHED'D MADE A MISTAKE BUT , LIKE A LOTTA TOTHERTHIG S, "po IT, SHOVE 'EM OUT THEDOOR ANDTHEY CANTEST THEM ON THE WAYS TO tOKYO:" (Oops I musta hit that caps button againmby misake!) Anwasy, bacwards, Vic sauid it should been sideways foor the F/E. Theyalsoahd toincrease the travel of the aieron wheel for a human to have enuf strenght to move it full travel. Engines throttles on the F/E panel are 4-3-2-1. Easy to make a mistake3, that's why I don't like pilotm engneers!

best, randy


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Randy Sohn
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Re: B-29 pilot position [Re: Dave Millikan]
      #306686 - 12/19/10 05:15 PM

Quote:

Got 600 hrs in that right seat
Dave




Yup, know, can tyou type vbwetter to answer some o these questions?

best, ra dhuy


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