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O/T Question for the P-51 expert / enthusiast

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Fhil Whiner, Jul 26, 2011.

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  1. Fhil Whiner

    Fhil Whiner TS Member

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    What is the gate that can be lowered that is located in the back of the (oil cooler?) scoop that is under the fusalage / wing?
     
  2. ExFedex

    ExFedex Active Member

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    Oil cooler/water coolant air exit door for controlling oil/water temp?? I am not a P-51 expert by any means but have some buddys that owned them. One came out of a Tech School parking lot in Israel and the other was in pieces in a guys garage in Connecticut. Both are still making airshows to this day.
     
  3. Don Rackley

    Don Rackley Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    That is the cooling system exhaust as noted above. The hot gases actually produced a slight amount of thrust due the shape of the inlet/exhaust. It was called the "Meredith Effect".
     
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