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In the Cockpit of the Albatros - chasing an R.E.8

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This is one of Kermit Weeks' "KermiCam" videos which he makes with a helmet camera while piloting aircraft.

Seems he bought one Albatros D.Va replica from "The Vintage Aviator Ltd" for his "Fantasy of Flight" collection.

 

It's nice to see him do the settings before and after flight, and to hear his final report.

He goes up with TVAL pilot Gene deMarco, who is flying an R.E.8.

We see that Kermit finds it hard to get at the British two-seater, and Gene says at the end, that he didn't even

fly with full throttle (if I understand that correctly). Anyway - it's a pleasure "to fly" over the beautiful British

landscape at the "Shuttleworth Collection", where they met.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i973gkkRNhs

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*makes a mental note to go and see the Shuttleworth collection this summer*

 

That's an awesome video. Kermit was flying at pretty much the same altitude and below the RE8. If he dived he would have had a much higher closing speed, but this is a sunny afternoon test flight.

 

Did anyone else turn their head to track the RE8 with their trackIR?

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Another really interesting video. Thanks Olham.

I liked seeing the two 'authentic' shadows on the ground as well.

Is the lever on the top wing to operate the radiator shutters?

Edited by Wayfarer

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Excellent, Olham,

 

see what you mean abt the outstanding visibility

from the alb cockpit- nice and roomy too.

 

65F ? High summer then :grin: .

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"Did anyone else turn their head to track the RE8 with their trackIR?"

 

Yes, I was wondering why my neck was hurting then realized that I was indeed trying to track it.

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