It's not really hot rodded. Mild cam, and with a direct drive prop the 80 HP rating is at 3400 RPM. Redline is 4000 but you will never see it. Continuous rating is 60 HP.I've only seen 2180's in hot rodded Beetles and they were hand grenades with a lifespan of hours.
How have they made them durable enough to power an aircraft?
I'll raise you this story...chum said:That reminds me of a funny story in Flying Magazine years ago.
Two Air Force pilots were over the Med somewhere in a 172 on a leisure flight. For some reason, they had a monkey on board in a cage. Somehow it got out and started doing laps around the cockpit windows. It was chaotic for a minute or two. At some point it hit the latch on the door window and out it went, problem solved.
If there was no wire and they knew that ahead of time, then I think it was cool. Otherwise pretty sketchy - either having the wire there or not having done recon ahead of time.chum said:Someone should fry:
Camera wires most likely.If there was no wire and they knew that ahead of time, then I think it was cool. Otherwise pretty sketchy - either having the wire there or not having done recon ahead of time.
There is no military flyover rule in 14 CFR part 91. Altitude rules for helicopters are looser than fixed wings and it doesn't apply to military at all.
One of the funniest episodes of Hill Street Blues had something similar - a ghetto rustler had a cow on the top floor of a tenement where he planned to butcher it.I'll raise you this story...
Cow falls from sky, sinks boat
In 1997, the crew of a Japanese fishing boat was pulled from the Sea of Japan after clinging to the boat's wreckage for several hours. They were immediately arrested, however, after authorities interrogated them about the boat's fate. To a man, they claimed a cow had fallen from the sky, apparently coming from nowhere, and struck the boat amidships, resulting in a huge hole and its rapid sinking.
The crew remained in prison for several weeks until Japanese authorities were contacted by several highly embarrassed Russian air force officials. It turned out that the crew of a Russian cargo plane had stolen a cow that wandered near their Siberian airfield and forced it onto their plane before they took off for a flight home. Once airborne, the cow apparently panicked and starting rampaging through the cargo hold, causing the crew also to panic because it was affecting the plane's stability. They solved the problem by shoving the cow out of the hold while crossing the Sea of Japan at 30,000 feet.
Unfortunately, following Rules 5 (Look-out), and 7 (Risk of collision) won't keep you out of trouble when the danger is airborne!
Source: Australian Financial Review, 16 May 2000
Okay... the way I got this a while back while attending an FAA Wings Seminar - it was about operating in or near an MOA, which we have a lot of around here.chum said:I know the FAA has no jurisdiction inside MOAs, but what about elsewhere?
Not true. Military pilots are subject to FAR in federal airspace unless there is a written exemption. I'm way rusty on that stuff, 10 yrs plus 3 days since my last flight actually, but every military pilot knows that unless the got winged in the 1940s. Funny comment about MOA's though because my understanding back then was that civil pilots could and did ignore them completely and blast right through, the advisory call from ATC that " x MOA is active" was purely advisory. Could ignore them as a mil pilot too if we were passing through the area, not participating. Re flying over a stadium, I vaguely recall a prohibition against flying over crowds (sports, festival, beach etc.) below some elevation within some distance, but that obviously gets waived when the whole point of the flight is to go over a stadium full of people. I've heard of someone getting called on the carpet for flying over a ski resort in season, though that was because high ranking officer was a witness and tracked down the aircraft. Not from an FAA flight violation investigation.Military ... not governed by the FAA