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Old 16th Dec 2017, 04:42
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I did not spend much time on the Electra, but I do remember the prop overspeed on takeoff on my F/E check to the line.
The Check F/E then made me operate the prop pitch locked.
Fun days without a Sim.
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 07:47
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Electra or Vanguard?

So lots of people here eulogising an aircraft with serious design flaws that killed people but was probably great after it was fixed.

Why was the Vickers Vanguard not more successful? Bigger, faster, low seat-mile costs, same range. Following on from the hugely successful Viscount, it suffered from the jet obsession (I remember in the 1980s passengers thinking that all propliners were converted second world war bombers), but it could have done all the things people here are saying and more.

It couldn't become another P3 because we already had the Nimrod.
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 08:19
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...a descendant of the Comet, which killed people, until it too was fixed.
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 21:18
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The "hugely successful Viscount" also had a few issues.
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