https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/06180832/Cessna-340small.jpg 466 800 John Zimmerman https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg John Zimmerman2011-11-14 13:09:122020-01-15 12:22:51John’s blog: where have you gone, piston twin?
John’s blog: where have you gone, piston twin?
The piston twin became a victim of our culture's relentless pursuit of efficiency. The second engine, just like elevator operators and flight engineers, didn't provide the necessary return on investment. But I think the piston twin is worth mourning, because for all the practicality of a high performance single, something is missing with the new generation of transportation machines.
https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/06181035/hurricane.jpg 1202 1820 Bob Buck https://airfactsjournal-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/06142440/Air-Facts-Logo340.jpg Bob Buck2011-07-20 14:24:352016-02-27 09:41:12Hurricane, inside
"This remarkable account of a remarkable flight first appeared in the January, 1945, issue of Air Facts. Hurricanes haven't changed a bit but hurricane research flying sure has." –Ed. The airplane we use is a B-17, but it's a lot different from most 17s. The turrets are off and so are the guns and the armament, and instead there is a lot of test equipment that we don't talk about out loud.