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27th Oct 2020, 22:27
Replies: 45
Views: 7,449
Posted By FlightlessParrot

infrequent When I was a lad, travelling to...

infrequent
When I was a lad, travelling to anywhere from the UK required valid certificates of vaccination (though we might have called it inoculation back then) against smallpox, cholera, typhoid,...
27th Oct 2020, 04:30
Replies: 45
Views: 7,449
Posted By FlightlessParrot

1. Unfortunately, negative tests do not prove...

1. Unfortunately, negative tests do not prove that you don't have the virus: they're a pretty good indicator, but the virus is very hard to control, so a country might well decide that a pretty good...
18th Oct 2020, 09:56
Replies: 89
Views: 21,351
Posted By FlightlessParrot

In what context does that distinction apply? It...

In what context does that distinction apply? It is not made in normal English, either UK or US, in which "fuze" is a less frequent variant spelling of "fuse" in all senses (so it's not the -s- -z-...
12th Oct 2020, 10:06
Replies: 1,907
Views: 225,992
Posted By FlightlessParrot

And it did not try to take its baggage with it on...

And it did not try to take its baggage with it on evacuation.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2020, 09:22
Replies: 34
Views: 6,953
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Not a pilot, but can I ask why you wouldn't trust...

Not a pilot, but can I ask why you wouldn't trust automation to carry out correct procedures in any situation? I would have thought that the problems would come in the situations where there are no...
2nd Oct 2020, 03:54
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Excuse me, but I have an image of a lot of big...

Excuse me, but I have an image of a lot of big Russian blokes running fore and aft at the commands of the Captain.
1st Oct 2020, 20:58
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
Posted By FlightlessParrot

The ATA showed that a 1940s four-engined bomber...

The ATA showed that a 1940s four-engined bomber could be flown by a single person, so I think it's more interesting to considerr the number of people required to operate the aircraft in a normal...
30th Sep 2020, 23:42
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

SNURK The proportions are wrong; it looks as...

SNURK
The proportions are wrong; it looks as though they inserted the front cockpit, but left the wing attachment points at the same place on the fuselage, producing an ungainly s t r e t c h.
26th Sep 2020, 08:21
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Thank you for the link to the Mechanical...

Thank you for the link to the Mechanical Engineers. De Bolotoff seems to have been an interesting character, and presumably plausible.
26th Sep 2020, 08:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By FlightlessParrot

The Battle of Britain is perhaps like the...

The Battle of Britain is perhaps like the question of convoys in WW I. The bulk of the professional officers wanted aggressive action with big kills. A few saw the nature of the problem differently....
26th Sep 2020, 06:55
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

For the benefit of anyone else who may have the...

For the benefit of anyone else who may have the same problem: I was able to follow the link, and read the interesting material, by using a VPN to pretend to be in England. I was then confronted with...
25th Sep 2020, 22:36
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I keep getting 403'd from the Sussex History...

I keep getting 403'd from the Sussex History Forum, however I approach it. I think I've had that problem before. Both with MS Edge and Firefox, and typing in the address as well as following a link....
25th Sep 2020, 11:59
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Indeed. It is normally described as the...

Indeed. It is normally described as the Dunne-Huntington triplane, but because the foremost plane is smaller than the others, it is sometimes called a canard biplane with extreme stagger; it could...
25th Sep 2020, 11:26
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Hardley. Brevity is the soul of wit, but not...

Hardley.

Brevity is the soul of wit, but not appreciated by the board software, hence bloviation.
25th Sep 2020, 11:00
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I was rather surprised to discover that that was...

I was rather surprised to discover that that was her real name. And the locale is, of course, apt too. You are obviously holding back, Armchair of the Skies. I don't suppose it would help anyone else...
25th Sep 2020, 10:44
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I was wondering about that as a clue, but...

I was wondering about that as a clue, but wondered if it was too (too) British. Though to disambiguate, we should make it clear it's pounds weight (or maybe mass), not pounds sterling.
25th Sep 2020, 10:43
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Not Igor Sikorski (oh dear, I nearly wrote Igor...

Not Igor Sikorski (oh dear, I nearly wrote Igor Stravinsky, and it wasn't him, either. Old age and confinement because of the pandemic plays havoc with the marbles).
25th Sep 2020, 08:04
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I don't think the windmill is part of the...

I don't think the windmill is part of the aeroplane, even in this version, and it seems to have a human course keeper installed here. As this flying contraption seems to be truly obscure, I might add...
24th Sep 2020, 20:42
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Not USA. As a clue to its country of origin: it...

Not USA.
As a clue to its country of origin: it was flown by the owner (who was not the designer) up until the outbreak of WW I. Large parts of the structure were then converted into a rose pergola...
24th Sep 2020, 20:12
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/626x253/name_that_flyin_machine_02_3eae55128536c25ad8ed31fbe513014d0d2c2674.jpg
Here is another photograph of it in a later state (there was only...
24th Sep 2020, 20:08
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Not French. It has been described as a triplane...

Not French.
It has been described as a triplane and as a biplane, but given the designer's total universe of interests, it might be better described as a serial monoplane.
24th Sep 2020, 10:39
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

A dogfight might be interesting. I suspect the...

A dogfight might be interesting. I suspect the F35 would be reduced in frustration to a close fly-by in reheat, to set fire to this machine.
24th Sep 2020, 01:18
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x750/name_that_flyin_machine_01_resized_638804aca3a3d8e87536a6029b2d5e6b4fc65313.jpg

I find after all that I do have something obscure, though...
23rd Sep 2020, 09:57
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Well, I did come first to the Muniz M-7, and...

Well, I did come first to the Muniz M-7, and thought that perhaps the M-9 would not be worth pursuing, but I noticed it had been re-engined with a six cylinder engine. So there's that.
23rd Sep 2020, 07:01
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,360
Posted By FlightlessParrot

By a shameful process of searching through...

By a shameful process of searching through Wikipedia categories, I discover that it is the Brazilian Muniz M-9.
I have nothing of obscurity even approaching current levels, so Open House, please.
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