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18th Aug 2017, 11:10
Replies: 87
Views: 46,424
Posted By dakkg651

Make a great glider tug! They could call it a...

Make a great glider tug! They could call it a Chipfire or a Spitmunk.
18th Aug 2017, 08:07
Replies: 87
Views: 46,424
Posted By dakkg651

According to the Telegraph, the problem is with...

According to the Telegraph, the problem is with the pin that holds the engine in!


Also states that the Hurricane with the problem had only just flown in a Royal Flypast insinuating the Queen was...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2017, 08:42
Replies: 46
Views: 6,526
Posted By dakkg651

OK. If we can't jam them, how about developing...

OK. If we can't jam them, how about developing scout drones designed to fly underneath the photo drone and take it out with an upward firing airgun. If the scout rotors were in the way then surely...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jul 2017, 13:07
Replies: 46
Views: 6,526
Posted By dakkg651

What if some boffin were to produce a drone...

What if some boffin were to produce a drone jammer? :E
17th Jul 2017, 09:54
Replies: 15
Views: 5,232
Posted By dakkg651

Not having seen an A10 for some tears and then...

Not having seen an A10 for some tears and then only in the air, I did not realise how big this aeroplane is. Then recently I was commissioned to build a 32nd scale model of the beast for a friend. ...
28th Jun 2017, 12:42
Replies: 69
Views: 20,461
Posted By dakkg651

Normal staff continuation training in my day :E

Normal staff continuation training in my day :E
28th Jun 2017, 12:36
Replies: 5,237
Views: 1,609,947
Posted By dakkg651

ACW342. That is so sad, not only for the staff...

ACW342. That is so sad, not only for the staff but for the cadets too. Where is it proposed they do there flying now?


I am so glad I got out before the rot set in. It would have broken my...
26th Jun 2017, 13:19
Replies: 5,237
Views: 1,609,947
Posted By dakkg651

dervish and Chugalug I couldn't agree more. ...

dervish and Chugalug I couldn't agree more.








As for learning to drive a winch as a staff cadet, it was akin to an apprenticeship in my day. Learning about launching gliders safely in...
13th Oct 2011, 18:57
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By dakkg651

Synthetic. I thought so too. But when you...

Synthetic.

I thought so too. But when you take into account the Hurri's wheels are almost touching when in their wells and when extended they are angled straight down, then the wider attach...
12th Oct 2011, 17:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By dakkg651

Wheeltracks

I have just finished yet another book which states that the wide track undercarriage on the Hurricane made it much easier to handle on the ground than the Spitfire.

When I was at Kemble airshow...
7th Oct 2011, 08:28
Replies: 30
Views: 8,274
Posted By dakkg651

ratpackgreenprat Hasn't it occured to you...

ratpackgreenprat

Hasn't it occured to you that spending all that money to maintain a viable defence actually worked in preventing a major conflict.

That is why people like you are still free...
15th Sep 2011, 08:39
Replies: 48
Views: 7,695
Posted By dakkg651

Me too. I shall also reflect that it's a...

Me too.

I shall also reflect that it's a good job they can't see the present state of the country they died for.
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Sep 2011, 09:30
Replies: 38
Views: 6,501
Posted By dakkg651

Having read a few of these 'yobs do unimaginable...

Having read a few of these 'yobs do unimaginable things' threads, I am always amused as the resident huggy fluffies jump to the defence of the poor underprivileged little darlings.

I was also...
12th Sep 2011, 08:30
Replies: 532
Views: 274,753
Posted By dakkg651

Landroger. Thanks for the interesting info....

Landroger.

Thanks for the interesting info.

Love to know what you use hundreds of thousands litres of He for.

You're not one of those saturation diver chaps per chance?
9th Sep 2011, 08:56
Replies: 45
Views: 9,446
Posted By dakkg651

Guys, you all need to be careful having a go at...

Guys, you all need to be careful having a go at Karma.

If he says he is ex-SAS then I for one believe him. After all, who in their right mind would lie about such a thing.

Karma. To shut up...
9th Sep 2011, 08:33
Replies: 532
Views: 274,753
Posted By dakkg651

I thought I'd read somewhere that the only supply...

I thought I'd read somewhere that the only supply of Helium was in yankeeland and it was running low.

If true, surely the Americans would either make it prohibitively expensive or simply keep it...
7th Sep 2011, 10:46
Replies: 122
Views: 32,441
Posted By dakkg651

'The psycological difference of not having 4 or 5...

'The psycological difference of not having 4 or 5 mm of plexiglass was very real. It was never enough to stop me aerobatting but the feeling was very much there'.

In the pre huggy-fluffy days,...
7th Sep 2011, 08:54
Replies: 122
Views: 32,441
Posted By dakkg651

For 38 years I have flown upright and inverted in...

For 38 years I have flown upright and inverted in fixed wing, helicopters and gliders and never had an irrational moment. I have even thrown myself out of a perfectly serviceable aeroplane, yelling...
21st Jul 2011, 08:17
Replies: 24
Views: 14,663
Posted By dakkg651

I would stay off that stuff if I were you!

I would stay off that stuff if I were you!
18th Jul 2011, 16:46
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By dakkg651

ian16th Many thanks for the link. My...

ian16th

Many thanks for the link.

My copy is ordered. :ok:
18th Jul 2011, 16:43
Replies: 1,230
Views: 584,489
Posted By dakkg651

Well done Al. I bet a few bevies went down...

Well done Al.

I bet a few bevies went down that night!:D
7th Jul 2011, 08:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,405
Posted By dakkg651

George. I would lay off that stuff if I...

George.

I would lay off that stuff if I was you. :=
28th Jun 2011, 22:33
Replies: 1,230
Views: 584,489
Posted By dakkg651

Situation normal as the yanks say. :ugh:

Situation normal as the yanks say. :ugh:
27th Jun 2011, 22:16
Replies: 1,230
Views: 584,489
Posted By dakkg651

Why no Prefect Al? Love to see 992 again.

Why no Prefect Al?

Love to see 992 again.
23rd Jun 2011, 08:55
Replies: 48
Views: 16,496
Posted By dakkg651

Barnstormer. It wasn't a post from PPrune. ...

Barnstormer.

It wasn't a post from PPrune.

It was from some humourless PC martyr named prOOne. :ugh:
10th Jun 2011, 09:56
Replies: 45
Views: 12,915
Posted By dakkg651

I remember the fire section at Cosford being...

I remember the fire section at Cosford being given an F5 a fair few years ago.

The look on their faces the first time they set light to it and discovered the fuselage was made of plywood and...
1st Jun 2011, 23:43
Replies: 62
Views: 8,117
Posted By dakkg651

Demise of the Millibar.

I see that from November, the use of the Millibar is forbidden.

We have all got to kow-tow to some foreign bloke called Hector Pascal even though he uses exactly the same system of measuring air...
25th May 2011, 21:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By dakkg651

jxc I believe Amy Johnson had less than 150...

jxc

I believe Amy Johnson had less than 150 hours when she set off on her Australia flight.

This was in a tiny Gypsy Moth with only a basic turn & slip for blind flying and a cruise speed of 80...
20th May 2011, 11:35
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By dakkg651

You're right. On second perusal those stripes do...

You're right. On second perusal those stripes do look blueish.

Please don't tell the SMO I've developed colour blindness. :8
20th May 2011, 09:56
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By dakkg651

Very nice. Do I espy 60 Sqn markings on the...

Very nice.

Do I espy 60 Sqn markings on the triangular dragmaster?
20th May 2011, 09:53
Replies: 32
Views: 9,750
Posted By dakkg651

Martin Baker MB5. Any modern sailplane. ...

Martin Baker MB5.

Any modern sailplane.

Hawker Hunter of course!
18th May 2011, 15:56
Replies: 40
Views: 10,789
Posted By dakkg651

LM I will get a copy of the aforesaid...

LM

I will get a copy of the aforesaid photograph from the original photographer Ian Forshaw and post it on here with his permission.

There is, I admit, an element of camera trickery involved...
18th May 2011, 14:22
Replies: 40
Views: 10,789
Posted By dakkg651

Got a photograph on my wall here that shows a...

Got a photograph on my wall here that shows a Shawbury Gazelle in a similar attitude but at 30ft AGL.

Lightnings have achieved similar attitudes at that level, as proved by the famous photo of...
11th May 2011, 18:01
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By dakkg651

Ah Tiger Mate. I know who you are now. ...

Ah Tiger Mate.

I know who you are now.

One of your prints sits on the wall behind my desk.

Another Pruner. This artist gets my vote. :ok:

I've just noticed. My office windows are in...
28th Apr 2011, 14:02
Replies: 10
Views: 5,572
Posted By dakkg651

I have a photograph, taken by my late father...

I have a photograph, taken by my late father C1940, of a HP42 sitting on Khartoum aerodrome. It is not the best quality, but there is no evidence of RAF markings on the fuselage and the aircraft...
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