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Old 20th Feb 2020, 01:22
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B-52 Question

On the video here at about 0:35, they seem to do a temporary crosswind gear taxi for a few seconds. Is this a normal taxi out procedure?


Also a lot of alternating spoiler action on the takeoff roll. Is that normal?
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This might help.

B52 Bomber Spoilers
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Also a lot of alternating spoiler action on the takeoff roll. Is that normal?
Yup - as I understand the flaps/spoilers work in sync with the ailerons at low speed for extra roll control. There is an in-cockpit vid doing the rounds which show the amount of yoke roll inputs the pilot make during takeoff. Its quite a beast to keep level at low speed in a crosswind.
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After the late model G they never had ailerons, roll control was all spoilers. Made the late G and H more susceptible to dutch roll though.
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An impressive extreme example of use of the cross-wind angling on the undercarriage here:


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Crosswind crab check

Checking the crosswind crab on taxi is normal in the pre-takeoff (taxi) checklist.
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Video in Post #5

Interesting to see the B52's stbd outrigger wheel tracking so close to the edge of the runway.
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185ft wingspan and the width of the runway

many BUFFs took out lights taxing to parking at air shows
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The B-52 doesn't take off, if you watch carefully, it just follows a straight line trajectory and the curvature of the Earth combined with the length of the take off run does the rest...
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B52 over water

Not a taxi photo but thought you might enjoy the situation.....

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Damn, late on line up and missed the wires.
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This is known as a " low slot, port side " in the RN.

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As ya'll drive on the wrong side of the road.....perhaps. But I believe you will find it is the low slot starboard side.....passing from forward (pointy end) going astern (towards the frothy end).
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I thought they were bigger...
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But I believe you will find it is the low slot starboard side.....passing from forward (pointy end) going astern (towards the frothy end).
?? Sassy???

I thunk they only ever parked spare acft on the stbd side with the island, and the port side was left clear?

If what you say is true, then these birds are right in the way of a bolter.
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Also - that shot is taken from well above deck level on the Island.

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As ya'll drive on the wrong side of the road.....perhaps. But I believe you will find it is the low slot starboard side.....passing from forward (pointy end) going astern (towards the frothy end).
Really? Since when has the LSO's platform (visible under the B-52's STARBOARD wing) been located at the 'pointy end'?

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" then these birds are right in the way of a bolter."

he'd never notice it - be a bit like running over a hedgehog
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