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28th Jun 2018, 16:37
Replies: 12,736
Views: 3,608,949
Posted By Molemot

Something for you, Danny...came across this by...

Something for you, Danny...came across this by chance! The video seems irrelevant, but the photos further down are better...
...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2018, 13:31
Replies: 179
Views: 9,518
Posted By Molemot

We should go back to the "85th percentile" system...

We should go back to the "85th percentile" system of setting speed limits. This repays reading...
Speed Limits (http://www.safespeed.org.uk/speedlimits.html)
18th Apr 2018, 20:18
Replies: 12,736
Views: 3,608,949
Posted By Molemot

Following a link on the "Apocryphal SWO Stories"...

Following a link on the "Apocryphal SWO Stories" thread, I poked about a bit and found this...
Bomber pilot's log (http://www.richardgilbert.ca/achart/public_html/bomber.htm)
A tale well worth the...
9th Apr 2018, 16:17
Replies: 34
Views: 3,919
Posted By Molemot

Allow me to recommend Mental Dead Reckoning and...

Allow me to recommend Mental Dead Reckoning and the Clock Code, as taught by the RAF. It's very useful for diversions, in flight corrections and checking that the numbers coming out of the WhizzWheel...
9th Apr 2018, 15:28
Replies: 51
Views: 25,908
Posted By Molemot

Anybody wishing to know more about the...

Anybody wishing to know more about the development of the British Bomb ought to read "Test of Greatness" by Brian Cathcart. Available as a Kindle version from the usual South American river...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2018, 14:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By Molemot

My Mum had been losing weight for some...

My Mum had been losing weight for some months..heartbeat was fluttery, her blood pressure very high and she had no appetite. She had been going to her Doctor and he had been prescribing various...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2018, 14:30
Replies: 47
Views: 3,661
Posted By Molemot

I recall the funeral of an uncle...when I arrived...

I recall the funeral of an uncle...when I arrived at the house to await the cortege, I noticed that my cousin (the uncle's eldest son) was giggling. I realised something was up..so I asked him what...
23rd Feb 2018, 20:47
Replies: 12,736
Views: 3,608,949
Posted By Molemot

I saw a péniche in France carrying sand...two...

I saw a péniche in France carrying sand...two children playing in the largest sandpit ever, and a Lotus 7 aft, on top of the cabin...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2018, 13:36
Replies: 80
Views: 10,310
Posted By Molemot

Mr. Wiggin: ...I see. Well, of course, this is...

Mr. Wiggin: ...I see. Well, of course, this is just the sort blinkered philistine pig-ignorance I've come to expect from you non-creative garbage....
14th Feb 2018, 13:10
Replies: 143
Views: 35,614
Posted By Molemot

I'm another with the "trapped under wires" thing....

I'm another with the "trapped under wires" thing. In the Japanese animated film "Porco Rosso", there's a scene where the pig hero is taking off in a floatplane from a canal, and it has all the wires...
14th Feb 2018, 13:02
Replies: 11
Views: 2,018
Posted By Molemot

During flying training at Linton in the...

During flying training at Linton in the 70s....our squadron trigraph was Foxtrot Uniform X-ray....(!) Formation callsign was "Sputum"...so we were "Sputum Yellow" or "Sputum Green"....
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2018, 19:10
Replies: 3,039
Views: 433,393
Posted By Molemot

Haven't posted here for a while..was diagnosed...

Haven't posted here for a while..was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2007. By now I've had hormone injections and bicalutamide, intensity modulated radio therapy, a trans urethral resection of...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Dec 2017, 17:35
Replies: 38
Views: 4,035
Posted By Molemot

SSTs in the atmosphere, generating the...

SSTs in the atmosphere, generating the unavoidable sonic booms, have been and gone. Sub orbital transports, that fly just outside of the atmosphere and thus generate no sonic booms to start with,...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Dec 2017, 23:14
Replies: 38
Views: 4,035
Posted By Molemot

It would have needed a Maintenance Authority...

It would have needed a Maintenance Authority agreeable to the CAA. As far as I know, after BAe and Aerospatiale withdrew, that avenue became impossible; sad, but there you are.
23rd Dec 2017, 13:07
Replies: 12,736
Views: 3,608,949
Posted By Molemot

I seem to remember that Reg wanted something that...

I seem to remember that Reg wanted something that dropped more and bigger bombs... hence the transfer to the Halifax. This thread continues to be one of the most fascinating and informative anywhere...
17th Dec 2017, 17:44
Replies: 12,736
Views: 3,608,949
Posted By Molemot

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spitfire-XVI-Pilots-Notes...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spitfire-XVI-Pilots-Notes-Supermarine/dp/0859790460
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2017, 13:09
Replies: 34
Views: 4,087
Posted By Molemot

There was a tendency for manufacturers to use...

There was a tendency for manufacturers to use cheap duff electrolytics some years back. The story I heard was that the formulation of the electrolyte had been obtained by industrial espionage and...
12th Dec 2017, 12:17
Replies: 23
Views: 5,984
Posted By Molemot

The Lightning prototype's canopy had a habit of...

The Lightning prototype's canopy had a habit of departing the airframe of it's own volition; this is covered in Beamonts book...the first time his helmet tore off. He flew with the helmet taped on...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2017, 12:54
Replies: 13,174
Views: 10,547,656
Posted By Molemot

https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/applications...

https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24796583_10155218532602686_2285073100769040559_n.jpg?oh=a6...
5th Dec 2017, 17:19
Replies: 23
Views: 7,598
Posted By Molemot

Back before BA got ETOPS clearance for the 777,...

Back before BA got ETOPS clearance for the 777, they were running them from London to Paris. I was airside at TN4 when one of these came in...the very latest thing in the skies. As the passengers...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Nov 2017, 12:57
Replies: 172
Views: 14,927
Posted By Molemot

There certainly USED to be a formula, back when...

There certainly USED to be a formula, back when there was a scientific basis to setting speed limits...

ABD - Speed Limits (http://www.abd.org.uk/speed_limits_85th.htm)
29th Nov 2017, 12:41
Replies: 29
Views: 4,814
Posted By Molemot

I can recommend "Test of Greatness", by Brian...

I can recommend "Test of Greatness", by Brian Cathcart; an entertaining and informative account of the development of the British bomb. A fascinating mix of science and fumbling.... I've just looked...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Nov 2017, 11:37
Replies: 89
Views: 6,975
Posted By Molemot

The thing with speed limits is that they are...

The thing with speed limits is that they are abitrarily imposed with no scientific background. This repays reading...
ABD - Speed Limits (http://www.abd.org.uk/speed_limits_85th.htm)
21st Nov 2017, 12:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,518
Posted By Molemot

The technology now exists for models to be flown...

The technology now exists for models to be flown from the cockpit, with a HUD as well...
https://youtu.be/z1JFaaMVByE
14th Nov 2017, 16:22
Replies: 69
Views: 17,203
Posted By Molemot

I was on the helm of one of the boats in the...

I was on the helm of one of the boats in the River Pageant back in 2012. I have never been so cold and wet in my life...as we passed the Queen and her Consort, it occurred to me that if one ever...
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