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Hunter blue note

Old 18th Oct 2013, 15:50
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Hunter blue note

Filmed at Duxford by someone last week, was an epic if wet display


From

View topic - Autumn Air Show


Just thought you'd like to hear it again
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 16:34
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Not bad but you cannot beat a meteor for a blue note...

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Is one allowed to say "moist" on here?

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Old 18th Oct 2013, 22:06
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 23:04
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Prettiest. Airplane. Ever....That's all!
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Old 18th Oct 2013, 23:52
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Ahem...

I was there, and it was utterly lovely to hear and to see.

The highlight of the entire day, without doubt.

Thanks for posting.

Edit to add:

It's enough to make an old pilot smile and think to himself, "ahh- back when we made our own aircraft...."

That jet would do just as good a job of shooting your average sheep-shagging Arab today, as it did in the fifties.

Still, we mustn't stand in the way of progress...

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Its a real pleasure to live, not too far from Kemble, and enjoy the fairly regular treat of the Hunter. Long may it continue.

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Old 19th Oct 2013, 23:10
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What causes that sound; is it the particular engine, the atmospherics, the specific design, or wot? Lovely though. Like an old race-car.
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 23:18
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I thought it was airflow (in excess of 400KIAS ?) through the gun ports.
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Old 19th Oct 2013, 23:57
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Yes it is the gun ports - the Hunters without gun ports (+ the later marks with redesigned gun ports) do not sound as nice...but I still say that the Meteor F8 sounds much nicer
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I think I must be missing something because I can't hear any blue note on the Meteor video. It just sounds like the noise of a passing jet to me.
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Old 20th Oct 2013, 05:15
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Do you hear it when you are inside the aircraft?
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Old 20th Oct 2013, 06:09
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Is it the gun ports? The Canberra PR9 would produce a wonderful blue note at 450 kts and max chat; 2 x Avons = twice the strength of the blue note. The only problem was that max chat v quickly exceeded the 450 kt VNE.
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Old 20th Oct 2013, 06:51
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Yes definitely the gun ports - the Mk58 has different gun ports and does not make any blue note at all.
Ref the Canberra PR9,I know the sound you mean and I guess than any aperture might make a similar note at certain airspeeds/relative airflow angle.
I will try and find a better meteor sound...Puddy Catt used to do a good blue note run at Brawdy with the F8 when returning from target towing etc
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Old 20th Oct 2013, 07:06
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Puddy Catt used to do a good blue note run at Brawdy with the F8 when returning from target towing etc


...and his early morning weather recce.
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Yes indeed

I went to the Kemble airshow some years ago just to hear Stan Hodgkins fly the F8... a very emotional sound

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The Javelin used to make wonderful sounds just taxying!
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Old 20th Oct 2013, 07:42
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I went to the Kemble airshow some years ago just to hear Stan Hodgkins fly the F8

Stan, in a previous life, had been a Navy looker.
He took pride in wearing his Observer badge inside his RAF battle jacket.
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The Javelin used to make wonderful sounds just taxying!
Fixed inlet guide vanes ??
The Mk1 Victor used to sound weird taxying as well !
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Stan, in a previous life, had been a Navy looker.
He took pride in wearing his Observer badge inside his RAF battle jacket.
I didnt know that
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