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Old 08-01-2021, 05:40 AM
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My home airport is surrounded by nature areas ...
The same at my place. Couple days ago I had 7th confirmed kill. A sparrow size birdie came through the shredder right after takeoff and made a mess on cowling and windshield no damage. It's been several years since I've met one
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Old 08-01-2021, 08:06 AM
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Brought this one home with me. Several years ago but still can hear the bump and feel the plane yaw..

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Update. I added Flyleds a couple months ago and had wingtip off and light bracket out and found a piece of the old lens resting against the spar.. feather remnants and all..
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Old 08-01-2021, 10:20 PM
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I don't suppose anybody is really gonna know the answer to this, but I was wondering if the WW II P-40 Warhawk ever had problems, what with that big mouth and all the teeth painted on the nose. Post 26 in here is what made me think of this. Anybody got a Grampa who was a P-40 pilot?? I've had more d----n bird strikes than I can count. (on other types of aircraft) Only one on my RV, was just a little guy, no dent in the wing.

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Old 08-02-2021, 05:28 AM
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I don't suppose anybody is really gonna know the answer to this, but I was wondering if the WW II P-40 Warhawk ever had problems, what with that big mouth and all the teeth painted on the nose. Post 26 in here is what made me think of this. Anybody got a Grampa who was a P-40 pilot?? I've had more d----n bird strikes than I can count. (on other types of aircraft) Only one on my RV, was just a little guy, no dent in the wing.
Would be quite hard for a bird of any decent size to get through the propeller.
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Old 08-02-2021, 07:47 AM
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Having played around trying to bust large helium balloons, I can attest that 2 out of 3 make it through the propeller arc just fine...
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:20 AM
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Would be quite hard for a bird of any decent size to get through the propeller.
The propellor 'disk' is mostly air.........but going to be a bad day for the bird either way.
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