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Old 11th Aug 2017, 21:20   #44101 (permalink)
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I always wondered what Airfix did with the parts that were missing from my kits.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 22:34   #44102 (permalink)
 
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Misreading the textbook chapter discussing the principle of thrust vs drag, Signore Caproni had designed in thrust = drag.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 02:01   #44103 (permalink)
 
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The new nonowing floatplane design seemed rather underpowered for whatever in hell it was supposed to do.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 02:34   #44104 (permalink)
 
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Hoskins, what's this Vsp on the performance charts?
That's what she'll do with the spinnaker out sir.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 08:42   #44105 (permalink)
 
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 09:38   #44106 (permalink)
 
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Italians do it better - not always.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 11:00   #44107 (permalink)
 
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"If it looks right, it'll fly right" ............ "Back to the drawing board I'm afraid, Hoskins !"
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 11:03   #44108 (permalink)
 
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"I think it must've been a case of Simple Home Assembly !"
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 11:09   #44109 (permalink)
 
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"No wonder you can't find any more wings in the box, Hoskins - you've put 'em all on one side !"
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 12:37   #44110 (permalink)
 
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Sir!!!! Blue Peter said all you need is match sticks, grease proof paper and a large kitchen roll.....but thinking outside the box, I've used bamboo cane, corrugated iron and U571....
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 15:00   #44111 (permalink)
 
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"You've heard that 'a Camel is a Horse designed by a Committee' ? ...... Well, ............ "!
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 20:13   #44112 (permalink)
 
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British Aeronautical Engineering Theory on display....."If it looks good...."!
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 20:43   #44113 (permalink)
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Alas, the square windows turned out to be a fatal design flaw. But for that, the history of commercial aviation might have looked very different.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 23:14   #44114 (permalink)
 
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 23:21   #44115 (permalink)
 
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Disaster was to strike during the first test flight when, just airborne, the 42 piece orchestra slid to the rear of the Grand Ballroom, upsetting the CofG with tragic results.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 23:28   #44116 (permalink)
 
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Caproni's attempt at the trans-Atlantic crossing record ended in ignomony, when it was found to be so slow it was beaten by 7 men in a rowboat.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 00:47   #44117 (permalink)
 
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The Italians discovered where all Ikea's missing parts were stored, and were determined to use them.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 01:55   #44118 (permalink)
 
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Scotty, try as he would.....just could not reach Warp Speed by using Legacy Oar Ship power!
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 07:52   #44119 (permalink)
 
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.....and when this baby hits 8.8 MPH......abandon ship!!!!
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 07:54   #44120 (permalink)
 
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The Giant Fokker copycat that was Focked from the start.
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