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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2011, 04:40:27 pm »
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2011, 08:56:06 pm »
Is there a way to copy this video clip to my computer? I have been under the impression one could not.

Most common software is Downloadhelper, which works on Firefox browsers.  Optimized for YouTube, Downloadhelper is free (as is Firefox) and couldn't be easier to use.

...Not to derail the thread, but I've found that YouTube Downloader actually performed better than Downloadhelper. Prior to release 3.x, I could set up as many as 20 separate streams downloading at the same time, with an average of 50kps DL rates for each stream, but on occasion I'll get what I call "traffic jams", where up to half the streams will just stop and/or drop down to a trickle until one or more streams finish downloading. I haven't seen this with 3.x, but it limits you to three streams without paying for the pro version, but setting up download queues is a lot easier and essentially lets me download a ton of clips without having to keep an eye on things. Either way, I always recommend to anyone finding clips of interest on YouTube that they download the clip instead of just bookmarking the link, because odds are the MafRIAA or the WiMPAAs will file a bogus DMCA notice on the clip and have it pulled down before you decide to click that bookmark again.  >:( >:( >:(

Strangely enough, it's the first shareware program I've considered paying for since this one wireframe rendering app I was using about 20 years ago... :o

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2011, 11:46:55 pm »
Or you could install Opera and opera flash downloader
https://addons.opera.com/en/addons/extensions/details/youtube-downloader-2/1.6.2/
You'll get one additional button on youtube and other sites (download) and you'll have the opportunity to choose the quality of the downloaded file.
Sorry for the offtopic comment.

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2011, 07:59:08 am »
In the Mac I use Videobox:

http://www.tastyapps.com/

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2012, 01:59:18 am »
From Popular Magazine, March 1950:

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2012, 04:09:16 pm »
A old picture of the projected civilian variant from an old split-up topic:

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Civil version of the c-99 ( B-36 based)

Source: B-36 in action by M.K. Jacobsen and Ray Wagner

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2012, 06:15:48 am »
Greetings All -

Interesting in-house Convair paper announcing Pan Am's order for the civilian version of the XC-99:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WWII-Era-Consolidated-Aircraft-Employee-Newsletter-Convair-Clipper-/300732118532?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item460507f604

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2012, 02:46:32 am »
The official USAF report on their evaluation of the giant Convair XC-99 transport prototype:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USAF-TECHNICAL-REPORT-ON-XC-99-/290776248146?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b39d6f52

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2012, 02:47:22 am »
More pics:

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2012, 07:46:33 am »
The pic:

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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2013, 01:28:33 am »

Convair XC-99 Airliner Cutaway drawing at Sobchak's blog.
Link: http://sobchak.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/cutaway-convair-xc-99-airliner/


I'm at work, so I can't  click at the original source and am not allowed to attach the picture.
Original source: http://www.air-and-space.com/xc99.htm
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EDIT: Cutaway attached from mentioned link
« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 04:06:43 am by Jemiba »
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2013, 10:58:32 am »
I've seen where Beryl A. Erickson was pilot on XC-99 first flight - also copilot - does anyone know exactly who was pilot and who was copilot? Thanks! -SP
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Re: Convair XC-99 and derivatives
« Reply #44 on: December 21, 2013, 02:33:39 am »
This C-99 model is on display at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum in Fort Worth, Texas ( http://www.facmuseum.org/home1.aspx ).