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RAe Comet 'Canopus' tour of USA with Hawk T.1 and T-45 Goshawk

Old 8th Jan 2021, 01:36
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Brilliant many thanks RC....and Happy New Year

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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Britannia at Kemble is XM496 "Regulus"...
Bugger, must start taking the meds again.

Thanks for correcting me.
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XV235 at Iqualuit
Not wishing to be 'picky' but isn't it XS 235?
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Not wishing to be 'picky' but isn't it XS 235?
pick away, you are correct. Too many years of flying an aircraft with XV prefix is my excuse
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Please excuse the thread drift, but has anyone got pictures of XS235 on its North Pole trip from Thule 21 Jun 1989?
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Originally Posted by RubiC Cube View Post
pick away, you are correct. Too many years of flying an aircraft with XV prefix is my excuse
'814 by any chance?
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'814 by any chance?
Afraid not - 373
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Originally Posted by bonajet View Post
Please excuse the thread drift, but has anyone got pictures of XS235 on its North Pole trip from Thule 21 Jun 1989?
Does anybody here know Charlie Wrigley? If so he will have photos.
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Please can I ask why the Comet shown in this thread has a comparatively small vertical stabilizer and large horizontal stabilizers with lots of dihedral compared to other aircraft of the time, say the B707 which has a much larger vertical stabilizer. Obviously the tail set up on the Comet worked together to provide the aerodynamics required, is anyone able to explain in lay man's terminology, why or how this was so?.

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Stabiliser

Suspect that the Fin can be smaller because the engines are located much closer to the centerline. There is no comparison between the location of the Cometís engines and the outboards on a 707 / DC8.
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Hi KiloB and thanks, That makes sense!
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