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    Very cool.
    So how many books are in your personal library?

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    That is stunning, gotta love these guys who can get these classic planes into the air ... replicas or not, still amazing

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Wow. No forward visibility, whatsoever in that plane. And they didn't even put in a modern intercom. So, probably no radio for air traffic control, either.

    Keeping it authentic, for sure.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    What a great video. I never realized those struts sloped like that either. As far as the intercom goes I would have thought that would have not been acceptable from a safety point of view. Can you imagine the pilot painstakingly writing out a message and passing it to the passenger and he could not read it. Like "We are about to crash" and he writes back wha .......

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    Wow that lack of forward visibility must have made landing a real art!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Excellent video! Good timing too. I just added one of these to my WGF collection earlier this year. It's nice to watch a video of a nicely constructed replica of this plane in flight. You made my day.

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    Thank you for sharing that great video, Lino. I had no idea that a flying replica of a Hansa-Brandenburg C.I existed. Do you know where that video was filmed, please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post
    Thank you for sharing that great video, Lino. I had no idea that a flying replica of a Hansa-Brandenburg C.I existed. Do you know where that video was filmed, please?
    From the video description, it may be
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiener_Neustadt

    Excuse my poor German.

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    These guys have one more video on youtube where both HB and Alb D.III are flying.

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    That's a thing to see, how great is that. Always good to see old types in the air.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    ...And they didn't even put in a modern intercom. So, probably no radio for air traffic control, either...
    Unless it's just to keep their ears warm both are wearing headsets.

    They certainly aren't wearing them in this video though... first flights perhaps?
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    "He is wise who watches"

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    Well a first for me. I have never seen one of those flying before.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    How the hell could they land with that thing without seeing anything. Was the observer poking down with a stick telling the pilot about the altitude?

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    Here is how they do it.

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    I have two of them painted up so now I know what they look like in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honza View Post
    How the hell could they land with that thing without seeing anything. Was the observer poking down with a stick telling the pilot about the altitude?
    Or, did he use the window in the floor of the cockpit ?

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Super videos!
    Thanks for posting them.

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    Really awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Wow. No forward visibility, whatsoever in that plane.
    I was surprised at just how good the forward visibility was. The position of the pilot so far back means only the forward 10 degrees is blocked, and by moving the neck slightly, they can see both straight ahead and down.

    A very stable craft, not subject to wind gusts, yet with a reasonable if sedate rate of turn.

    No wonder they were so popular on the Eastern Front and in the early 20s.

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    Great flight video. Always nice to see a plane I haven't seen before fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Brain View Post
    The position of the pilot so far back means only the forward 10 degrees is blocked, and by moving the neck slightly, they can see both straight ahead and down.
    Far back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Brain View Post
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    The position of the pilot so far back means only the forward 10 degrees is blocked, and by moving the neck slightly, they can see both straight ahead and down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honza View Post
    Far back?

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    I guess 10° is not a small number. Imagine yourself in a car without front 10°

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    I thought that I saw the pilot leaning his head out over the port side when landing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    I guess 10° is not a small number. Imagine yourself in a car without front 10°you
    I was once driving a Fiat 124 across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in pouring rain, when the windscreen wiper fell off. I just opened the window and stuck my head out. Even managed to catch the wiper blade before it came off the hood. 6 lanes of traffic.

    Have another look at the video. Pay attention to forward visibility.

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    That was a lot of fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honza View Post
    Far back?

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    My legs are cramping up just thinking about kneeling in that gunners position for a few hours.

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    We badly need this one for Italian front sceanrios.

    The Hansa-Brandenburg C.I was the backbone of the A.H. Luftstreitkräfte.

    Thx for posting this video, Honza.
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!



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