Kyushu J7W Shinden video

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    nice find!
     
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    I love this aircraft! I have a link to a Japanese site for the Shinden.Check it out.

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    Christ. Did anyone else see that prop damage coming? While certainly a unique design, it just reeks of engineering problems associated with weak landing gear, fuselage structural weakness associated with the fin's castor wheels upon landing, and engine overheating with the minimal air intake size. Nice idea, but a dream with little engineering basis.
     
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    It was the first flight - in the future, pilots would take care to have the aircraft more level when landing and taking off. And decent suspension on the castor wheels would provide some protection in case of over rotation on take off and landing.
     
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    Hey matt308 you may be right about the Shinden but I still like it! got a model of one to build some day.
     
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    I'm looking at my model hanging on the ceiling as I write this. Cool looking plane, but to many engineering flaws. Doesn't mean I don't like it. Just being realistic.
     
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    one of the best looking war birds
     
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    Remember it was designed to have jet engine the piston engine was looked at good Temp on tell the new jet engines were reedy.
     
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