Quote Originally Posted by georgiacub View Post
The picture of 47 and 44 in a seemingly formation takeoff has a very simple explanation. Both aircraft are turbo charged. However, for some reason the pilot of 47 was only using 29" of manifold pressure and the pilot of 44 was using his normal takeoff manifold pressure of 38". Because of the power differential, 44 accelerated much faster than 47. But it did make for an interesting takeoff.
Suprised no one here mentioned the R/H MLG hanging out in the wind on #39, that sort of thing can not only slow a plane down but could have other effects as well.