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Old 21st Aug 2011, 08:06
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Good morning HP!

What bothered me in the challenge was that I thought the air intake was below the cone (like in Model V) but I was unsure if you could hide the gull-wing in a silhouette.

I looked at the drone-story, but all pictures had the intake as for an horisontal-opposed, and the landing gear didn't seem retractable.

A nice challenge!
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Old 21st Aug 2011, 08:44
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Good morning everyone.

TC has hit the target again with the Superior Satellite.

He has sadly had to declare OH, so off you go - under starters orders........................
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Old 21st Aug 2011, 08:53
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under starters orders...
*bang!*

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Old 21st Aug 2011, 09:32
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Bang indeed!

Evening mate.

Is this a home-built LSA?
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Old 21st Aug 2011, 09:34
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Hello! Yes indeed mate. Got it from the same place you got the Superior Satellite from...

Probert Encyclopaedia - Aircraft
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FOSTER BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS
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Took him 22 years to make.....

Your control Reg!

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Thanks Graeme!

Here is your next:



M has gone soft at AQ, hasn't he?
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M has gone soft at AQ, hasn't he?
Who's M?

Yours looks like it has no power, which I can't believe.

Another secret British Air Ministry project?
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Old 21st Aug 2011, 10:14
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Is that thing on the front an exhaust pipe or a snorkel?
Austria-Hungary or Germany, WWI?

Edit: but more importantly, on what is it supposed to land? For I can spot no wheels nor floats...

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Old 21st Aug 2011, 10:29
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HP,

I think it could well be an amphibian, but I'm sure it was only a project.

C'mon Graeme - we all know you're lurking.
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Old 21st Aug 2011, 10:34
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It is from a schematic picture and missing the landing gear. It had wheels and was a conventional land plane. Built and flew. Not Austro-Hungarian, and was post WW1.

The thing is a radiator.

Want the scheme without silhouetting?
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Old 21st Aug 2011, 10:40
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Yes pleeeese...

Is the "hump" the cockpit?
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Just a moment. The hump is the cockpit.

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What a ridiculous contraption!
...me likes it!

Aaah but now think I know the source!!!

Edit: no I don't, no need to pm...
Lunchtime!
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Aaah but now I know the source!!!
How come you clever barsteward?

Looks twin-supercharged but wheressa prop?
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Aaah but now I know the source!!!
PM me it if you think you do .

'cause I think you don't.
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Reg,

Am I right about the superchargers?
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Am I right about the superchargers
"G, turbo-compressor"

"A, propeller shaft"
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So, a turbocharger then.

Since that is exhaust-driven I cannot for the life of me work out why the exhaust faces forward. That would only increase exhaust back pressure, which is the last thing you would want!!!

I remain baffled.

'E' - intercoolers.

Oi! - is it twin-engined? I see a driveshaft below the front upper fuselage....
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