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Old 28th Oct 2006, 08:53
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Chipmunk

I thought it a damn shame that the Badger thread dissapeared and hence thought of another means to discuss a tri service subject.

All three of us had the Chippie in service at some point or another and I also understand it (the animal) to be as much of a nuisance in the states as the Badger is becoming here!

Discuss......
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 09:34
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My sister lives in Canada (close enoiugh?) and has a chipmunk living under her house. However, I didn't see it on my recent visit.


Well, that's it. That's my sum total of chipmunk experience, although I do have a couple of hundred hours of Chipmunk experience.
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 11:42
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I have just over 40 hours on Chipmunk with 13 hours solo.

I have only ever seen the furry chipmunk on telly or at the zoo.

I have only ever seen badgers either on telly or flattened on the road.

I have over a thousand hours on Beavers however
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 12:17
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On the 28th of January, 1965 I did my First Solo in Chipmunk WK613, I eventually did 65 hours in the Chipmunk T10.

I have never seen the hairy version of a Chipmunk. Beavers? well a few, for sure.
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 14:34
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Ah yes, the 'umble 'Chippy'... fond memories of wearing that 'chute and feeling like someone had placed one's knackers in a bulldog clip, whilst having to walk like Quasimodo all the way to the aeroplane and back, the smell of dried vomit and nomex, the noise etc. Oh yes, halcyon days indeed...
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 16:36
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My first ever flight in an RAF aircraft was in a Chipmunk. The Portuguese Air Force still have around 20 of them in service as basic trainers.

Not sure who was the best out of Alvin, Simon and Theodore though.
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 16:50
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I soloed in a Chippie, it is without doubt the happiest kite I have ever flown. I preffered Pinky and Perkie's singing though.
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 17:12
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Originally Posted by effortless View Post
I soloed in a Chippie, it is without doubt the happiest kite I have ever flown. I preffered Pinky and Perkie's singing though.

Ahh, that first solo, I whistled and spent the whole circuit talking to myself. Downwind leg checks were (from memory):

Mixture rich
carb air to hot
Fuel (enough, you'd hope so)
Flaps
Harness
Hood
& Brakes

or in laymens terms: My Cool Friend Fred Has Hairy Bollards!!!!
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 17:45
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...or My Cr*p Friend Freddie Has Hairy B*lls!
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 17:52
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What a coincidence parabellum, I FHT'D in WK613 on 14 June 1978 and did my IF check in her on 08 June 1978. A venerable old girl indeed. I wonder where she is now ??
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 18:10
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Middle Wallop last I heard.
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 18:14
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Breech Inserted, Cowling Secure, Clear to Start....... etc etc etc
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 21:00
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My Cool Friend Fred Has Hairy Bollards
Saints on High .....

can always have ....

tea or alcohol ....

It must be a good concept because I never forgot the above ....
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Old 28th Oct 2006, 21:25
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Chipmunk Forum

Hey - have any of you Chipmunk people seen this NON-commercial Forum with 103 Chipmunk Pilots, Enthusiasts, Engineers talking about Chipmunks!
Why not join and pass on your Chipmunk Knowledge & Experiences!
http://www.caledonianchipmunks.co.uk/forum/
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Old 29th Oct 2006, 09:56
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anyone know of any up for sale? A member of the Meister family would love to buy a share in one, and then let someone (possibly me - 600hrs on the type) teach him to fly it.
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Old 29th Oct 2006, 10:09
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Chipmunk share

There is a share available at Top Farm near Gransden in WG407 . Is that too far from you?
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Old 29th Oct 2006, 11:38
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Devil

My first flight in an RAF aircraft was in Chipmunk WG480 on 1 Dec 1973, in my first year at university at RAF Woodvale while with Manchester and Salford UAS.

As a new form of shut-down, one of our number decided not to use the conventional cut-off but instead to hit the Kaufmann starter again. Big bang, plumes of black smoke. Instructor dived out of rear cockpit heading for the fire bottles. Prop stopped. Ground crew helpless with laughter!

As for the little furry bu&&ers, don't try and catch one bare handed. They'll bite your fingers through to the bone. Teeth like scalpels.

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Old 29th Oct 2006, 11:55
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did you ever wonder where they all are today? ....


Courtesy of DGH of caledonian chipmunks

http://www.caledonianchipmunks.co.uk...46a51cac1fb754
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Old 29th Oct 2006, 12:56
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I have over a thousand hours on Beavers however
are they all solo?
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Old 29th Oct 2006, 14:06
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Oh yes, not into that wingman malarky that you Air Force chaps have a fetish for.
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