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Old 3rd Oct 2019, 22:23
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For the late shift then;;got a few hours on this...
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 07:58
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Look Mum - no stick.

RAF ?

Looking carefully, methinks it had a bombing capability.

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Hmm, I'm thinking Grumman XTBF/TBF/TBM Avenger ??
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 09:51
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Then sycamore is a lot older than the rest of us.

edit: I am now thinking you are correct.

How has he got a few hours on it ?

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Old 4th Oct 2019, 10:29
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SincoTC....head on headrest,left arm fully fwd holding 56" boost friction on,watch the `shooter,stick in middle,and WHOOOSH,you`re airborne...
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I have the greatest admiration for the Naval aviators who flew Avengers ,as it is rock -hard stable as a bomber,but it has a rather short stick,because the bottom of the instrument panel has a `slide-out` nav table/plotter ,which is over the top of the stick,making the stick forces very heavy in pitch,so you have to use the trimmer,if you want to be `vigorous`,especially pointed downhill....but then the adrenaline would help....also need some power-on for a 3-pointer,otherwise you run out of elevator control...then it`s` messy`...This one had the same motor it came out of the shipyard in 1945 with,,,cruised at about 1500 ,counting the blades....
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Originally Posted by sycamore
SincoTC....head on headrest,left arm fully fwd holding 56" boost friction on,watch the `shooter,stick in middle,and WHOOOSH,you`re airborne...
Thanks Sycamore! A good challenge and fun to track down! Those cylinders on the rudder pedals got me on the way

When did you fly one of these?

Working on a new Challenge will post ASAP
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 11:14
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Flew it between `92-04,then it was sold in 06...belonged to a friend of mine,so I filled in if he couldn`t do an airshow....this was a recce` model ,had a stick in the centre cockpit,and seats in rear one...One was reported to have flown a rugby/football team to a game in the usa....
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Originally Posted by sycamore
Flew it between `92-04,then it was sold in 06...belonged to a friend of mine,so I filled in if he couldn`t do an airshow....this was a recce` model ,had a stick in the centre cockpit,and seats in rear one...One was reported to have flown a rugby/football team to a game in the usa....
Brilliant thanks, great one to have in the log-book!

That sounds like a load of adrenaline filled fun! All done in the USA or did it get over here?

Re flying the football team (not by you), several flights I take it, or a crazy attempt at a Guinness World Record!!
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Here's the next cockpit, has been on an early WC, but not sure if this mark or image!

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Artnoon TC.

Stirling ?

Source says it's a Mk3.

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Artnoon dook.

Originally Posted by dook
Artnoon TC.

Stirling ?

Source says it's a Mk3.
It is indeed a Short Stirling Mk.III

You have control. Well done
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 13:30
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Cheers TC.

Bookmarked a couple of good sites since this thread started again.

I feel this one might be easy....


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Old 4th Oct 2019, 15:08
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Miles Gemini......?
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 15:37
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Arteenoon sycamore.

Not a Miles aeroplane.
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 18:19
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how about Percival Q6....?
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'fraid not.

Ahh......….you are in the right country though.
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Old 4th Oct 2019, 19:16
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Similar timescale....Gipsy Queens...?...

Sinco..UK REG...came on a ship,now in Swtznd...I believe the football story was off a Carrier....
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Evening dook,

Your cockpit took a bit of finding, but it seems to be a DH.90 Dragonfly for the Australian market?
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Gypsy Majors.

First one 1936.

edit: that was for sycamore.

Totally overtaken by the Sinco chap.

Nicely done TC - all yours.
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