Monday, May 30, 2016

This probably makes me a bad person, but... first thought on seeing the pictures of the P-47 that was recovered from the Hudson River was "Oh, thank Wilbur & Orville the prop blades are straight!"

"But Tamara!" you say, "A man died in that plane!" Yes, but before he did, he looks to have feathered the prop. If the motor wasn't running and the prop was feathered when it hit the water, the engine might not be a mess of bent connecting rods and could be easy to make airworthy again. I mean, for a given value of "easy".