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Old 24th Jan 2012, 19:00
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Good job, NutLoose.

I recognise the curtains. Doesn't Mrs NutLoose mind you keeping your aircraft in the bedroom?
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 19:49
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Went open plan in the end...



The hangar has gone to widen a taxyway, indeed the Spit in question is a collection of parts as she is being rebuilt at Duxford.

When it arrives back it will be located in a different hangar with the MK 14 that is in storage at the moment, the one that crashed at Woodford.



Sorry for the thread drift.

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Old 24th Jan 2012, 20:15
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>Oh and it smells exactly as you imagine it would<

Phwoooar...
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Old 24th Jan 2012, 20:20
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NutLoose ...

Bang on thread in my book

Totally agree with CourtneyMil ... outstanding photo composition by you

If only one could buy "L'Essence de Spit" in the form of a car air freshener from Halfords ... it would make a fortune ... sod any attempt to refine the Brand name.

Best ...

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Old 25th Jan 2012, 08:45
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Hydraulic fluid, cordite down the back and smoke from the infra-red grill in the galley.

Can you guess what it is?

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Old 25th Jan 2012, 09:16
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And a whiff of Elsanol.
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 10:42
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Hydraulic oil, OF4 not your bog standard OM15, aka H515. Truely an individual smell. Not forgetting the cigarette smoke or Pipe smoke from a certain Flt Eng. On a monday morning they also smelt very damp after a weekend of horizontal rain draining down into the under floor bays, into the HF ATUs and into the AD470 crates and dripping down from the HF antenna interface.
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 13:31
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C130K odour

Funny that......when we delivered the 'shiny one' from Marrietta to Cambridge in 1967/68 they smelled brand new!! You youngsters just didn't look after them properly.
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 16:19
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Did Elsanol have a NATO designator?
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 17:16
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Angel Lingering smells

From ages back I can still remember the smell of the Prentice - mainly what we then didn't call Avgas, probably leaking from the fuel cock below the instrument panel (if that's where it was). That smell was one of the major factors in working to pass BasicTraining and get on to the Harvard, which had that comforting smell of warm oil among other advantages, like being a real aeroplane.
Oddly, I don't remember the smell of various other aircraft Her Maj was pleased to give me to play about with for 16 years. But that petrol smell of the Pregnant Duck lingers on ... Talk about Memory Lane ...

PS However, the smell in the greenish smoke cloud after a starter cartridge seal failure on a Venom 1's Ghost was summat else (but that's probably thread drift, as it wasn't the smell of the Venom itself and after a very quick winding forward of the canopy handle, with luck stayed outside - 100% oxygen -selected with the other (right) hand - helped too, IIRC).

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Old 26th Jan 2012, 15:22
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Judging

Hi all ...

Keep the entries coming ... Judging will be 28:01:12 18:00Z ... followed swiftly by a brief virtual award ceremony.

Ideally a pic and olfactory based prose to qualify for entry ... but discretion avialabe to the Judge ... who's word is final

Perhaps a few more Jet based niffs to be aired ?

Best regards ...

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Old 26th Jan 2012, 18:26
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The cockpit of a Messerschmitt Me163 Komet I once did some restoration work on smelt of something like stale vinegar. That was well over thirty years ago and I can clearly recall the tang (even though I can't remember what I did yesterday).
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 22:33
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I always thought the aroma from the AQA 5 rather pleasant, of strawberries i remember but there again i didnt have to hang over the machine for nine hours looking for lines that did not exist.
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 07:47
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Elderly electronics often have a characteristic aroma of warm varnish, enamel, bakelite and other resinous top notes. Some Racal HF receivers are particularly aromatic, as is the Collins 618T HF transceiver -- in fact the latter was a definite 'top note' in the Wessex cockpit.
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 19:47
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How about the smell of acid drop sweets from the doping shop? That was back in the days of real aeroplanes!
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 20:33
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I can well remember being shown round and sitting in the cockpit of a Firefly at HMS Gannet at Eglinton and the smell of oil, rubber, sweat, for the life of me I don't know how to describe it but everything about the aircraft, pilots and their life (in the mid 50s) I found fascinating.
Are you sure you were in a Gannet and not the club I found myself in when in Hamburg a few years back?

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Old 28th Jan 2012, 17:28
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Scratch & Sniff Competition Awards Jan 2012

Hi all ...

Many thanks to those who entered this quickie competition. Judging brought forward given Mrs Coff is just about to administer Family Size G&T's !

1st Place (Gold Medal) ...

NutLoose with "L'Essence de Spit". A picture speaks a thousand words and self excites the olfactory glands with a single glance !



2nd Place (Silver Medal) ...

Sidevalve with "Eau de Shackwacs". Fluide Hydraulique ... classic !



3rd Place (Bronze Medal) ...

ACW599 with his BR inspired remembrances. Tail chasing trains in a Chipmunk and being outrun !




I do apologise for any Latin errors ... just a mere Grammar School oik this end.


Best regards ...

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Old 28th Jan 2012, 18:26
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Good thread, lots of good posts and no arguments Thanks, Coff.
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 19:29
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You never forget the smell of this....

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Old 28th Jan 2012, 20:32
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Bring back any memories?
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