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6th Aug 2010, 04:31
I started with a Short flying boat here:

Short Solent Mark III Flying Boat (http://nonplused.org/panos/oam/index.html)

then went to USS Hornet:

USS Hornet (http://nonplused.org/panos/uss_hornet/index.html)

Back to work...

uffington sb
6th Aug 2010, 11:34
Thanks RJM. I didn't realise there were any Solents left.

6th Aug 2010, 11:39
There are several crated, inhibited and stored in caves in Borneo.

6th Aug 2010, 11:45
Aaaarrrggghhh!! Despite yer warning, RJM, I still got sucked in. Excellent site.

tony draper
6th Aug 2010, 11:48
Get some culture doon yer necks, have a gander at this stunning HD 360 of the Sistine Chapel.
Sistine Chapel (http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html)

6th Aug 2010, 12:53
Fantastic :ok:

BAMRA wake up
6th Aug 2010, 13:38
More here: World Panoramic Photography - 360 Cities (http://www.360cities.net/)

6th Aug 2010, 14:19
Thanks for the Sistine Chapel link Mr D. I tried to visit several times over a week two years ago and gave up in the end due to the length of the queue each time.
Now I don't need to bother. :)

gas path
6th Aug 2010, 17:35
Marks out of 10 for that piece of choral music that goes with that Sistine Chapel panorama.

tony draper
6th Aug 2010, 18:30
yer I remember t'olden days when you was posh if you had a 16k graphic card and vga graphics then it only took it two hours to render a photo.:rolleyes:

7th Aug 2010, 09:30
This will be familiar for some fortunate souls : St. Clair Photo-Imaging 360 Pans (http://www.stclairphoto-imaging.com/360/P51-Mustang/P51_swf.html)

I love the figure after the Maximum Diving Speed on the placard :eek: even if it is in MPH :E

I want one.


tony draper
7th Aug 2010, 09:39
"even if it is in MPH" what else would it be in? the Wright brother flew in MPH men landed on the Moon in MPH ect ect, nowt worthy of mention has been done in KPH.

7th Aug 2010, 10:30

I bet the Wrights weren't using the same MPH's as the ones in your car speedo, Mr D.

7th Aug 2010, 10:47
Scandinavian mile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandinavian_mile) Today, it measures (by definition) 10 kilometres,

A mile is a unit of length in a number of different systems. In contemporary English, a mile most commonly refers to the statute mile of 5,280 feet (1,760 yards, or 1,609.344 metres),
or the nautical mile of 1,852 metres (6,076.12 ft).
The nautical mile was originally defined as one minute of arc along a meridian of the Earth.
In the United States, the nautical mile was defined in the nineteenth century as 6,080.2 feet (1,853.249 m), whereas in the United Kingdom, the Admiralty nautical mile was defined as 6,080 feet (1,853.184 m).
Other nations had different definitions of the nautical mile, but it is now internationally defined to be exactly 1,852 metres.
The United States redefined the U.S. yard in 1893, but this resulted in U.S. and Imperial units with the same names having very slightly different values.
The Scots mile was longer than the English mile, but varied in length from place to place.
The Irish mile was longer still.
The term metric mile is used in sports such as track and field athletics and speed skating to denote a distance of 1500 metres (about 4921 ft). In United States high school competition, the term is sometimes used for a race of 1600 metres (about 5249 ft).
Even more definitions here:-
In Roman times, the unit of long distance mille passuum (literally "a thousand paces" in Latin, with one pace being equal to two steps) was first used by the Romans and denoted a distance of 1,000 paces or 5,000 Roman feet, and is estimated to correspond to about 1,479 meters (1,617 yards). This unit is now known as the Roman mile.
The Arab mile (or Arabic mile) was a unit of length used by medieval Muslim geographers. Its precise length is uncertain, but is believed to be around 1925 meters.
The Danish mil (traditional) was 24,000 Danish feet or 7532.5 meters. Sometimes it was interpreted as exactly 7.5 kilometers.
The Meile was a traditional unit in German-speaking countries, much longer than a western European mile. It was 24,000 German feet; the SI equivalent was 7586 meters in Austria or 7532.5 meters in northern Germany. There was a version known as the geographische Meile, which was 4 Admiralty nautical miles, 7,412.7 meters, or 1/15 degree.
In Norway and Sweden, a mil is a unit of length which is equal to 10 kilometers and commonly used in everyday language.
The Portuguese milha was a unit of length used in Portugal and Brazil, before the adoption of the metric system. It was equal to 2087.3 meters.
The Russian milya (русская миля) was a traditional Russian unit of distance, equal to 7 verst, or 7.468 km.
The banska milja (also called hrvatska milja) (mile of Croatian Ban, Croatian mile) was 7586 meters = 7.586 kilometers, or 24,000 feet.
A country mile is used colloquially to denote a very long distance.

The radar mile is a unit of time (in the same way that the light year is a unit of distance), equal to the time required for a radar pulse to travel a distance of two miles (one mile each way). Thus, the radar statute mile is 10.8 μs and the radar nautical mile is 12.4 μs.
From:- Mile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile)


tony draper
7th Aug 2010, 11:18
Well obviously Mr G-C tiz only the English one that counts for anything.:rolleyes:

7th Aug 2010, 11:58
Personally I blame the Ffrenchies.

7th Aug 2010, 12:13
Turkish Cypriot peasants used ciggys as a measure of distance, A>>B was two cigarettes, the length of time needed to smoke them while walking from A to B. The ciggys were usually roll ups BTW.:)