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Old 1st Oct 2019, 09:08
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Good morning dook,

Well that didn't last long did it

It is indeed the Prototype Percival Prentice from an article on its launch in the Fright Archives!

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Cheers TC.

There were a couple of things which looked familiar to an old RAF QFI.


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Originally Posted by dook
There were a couple of things which looked familiar to an old RAF QFI.
Yes, that thought did cross my mind, so I expected it to be somewhat erksome [sic]!

I'm not really a great fan of cockpits!! This one does look pretty old to me!

WWI ? British ?

Maybe a Fokker ??

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WW1 but not British.
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Prolly didn't see my edit?

How about a Fokker? Maybe a Dr.1 ?
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I did indeed miss your edit.

Well, it only lasted a little more than yours.

Fokker DR1 indeed so back to you.
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Originally Posted by dook
Well, it only lasted a little more than yours.
Thanks! Pure luck on my part I assure you

Try this one from a little later!


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Looking at the winding jobber on the right, sliding canopy ?

Has a German look about it.
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Originally Posted by dook
Looking at the winding jobber on the right, sliding canopy ?

Has a German look about it.
Not sure about the winding thingy, 'tiz an open cockpit jobber, but it looks like my old school's pencil sharpener, text might indicate it's a manual starting magneto

It's not German though!
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Heard of manual advance/retard architecture in magnetos, but not a manual starting magneto.

Probably before the advent of impulse couplings.
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Impulse couplings in turn superceded by the flux capacitor.
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I now know what the magneto crank is and found a photograph.

Methinks the aeroplane might be French possibly a Spad, but I'm put off by the wheel.

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Originally Posted by dook
Heard of manual advance/retard architecture in magnetos, but not a manual starting magneto.

Probably before the advent of impulse couplings.
Me neither! I think it was only a non-synchronised booster, rather like a telephone ringer, but it sounds bloody dangerous if not used with some kind of wind-up starter!!

Dates from the twenties and not French
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Ah - the shower of sparks.
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Something from Vickers, such as the Vulcan ?
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Not from Vickers but it is British !!
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Made by Blackburn.../
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Or de Havilland.
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Sycamore is on the right trail
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T-3 Velos……?
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