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28th Dec 2021, 20:08
Replies: 18
Views: 12,628
Posted By Terry Dactil

It is much more likely to have been an electrical...

It is much more likely to have been an electrical problem.
That "impact point" looks like where the heater power and temperature sensors connect into the corner of the window,
The win-screens are...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Nov 2021, 07:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By Terry Dactil

You gotta be careful now With your choice of...

You gotta be careful now
With your choice of yoke forward or back and ailerons left or right first it is a secret code that advertises you position on the LGBT+++ gender alphabet.
Be very careful...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Nov 2021, 05:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,815
Posted By Terry Dactil

There is that saying that there is no stupid...

There is that saying that there is no stupid question ... but I think we have found one. :D
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Oct 2021, 07:13
Replies: 777
Views: 66,884
Posted By Terry Dactil

Don't be so gullible. Have a look at ... ...

Don't be so gullible.
Have a look at ...
https://youtu.be/PLyEO0jNt6M
Among other things, a bit of trigonometry shows that the object claimed to be near supersonic UFO at sea level can be a...
14th Sep 2021, 07:35
Replies: 3,123
Views: 416,525
Posted By Terry Dactil

To me it looks like a Kiddy-Kopter Mk 1 with pine...

To me it looks like a Kiddy-Kopter Mk 1 with pine floorboards rotor blades. :ok:
Photo show a pilot being trained.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2021, 22:53
Replies: 17
Views: 2,594
Posted By Terry Dactil

Care to make a bet on it ? :E :E

Care to make a bet on it ? :E :E
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2021, 23:30
Replies: 17
Views: 2,594
Posted By Terry Dactil

Update: A physics professor claiming that the...

Update:
A physics professor claiming that the vehicle could not go faster downwind than the wind has conceded he was wrong and lost a $10,000 bet.
Full marks for his integrity in paying the wager....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2021, 22:59
Replies: 81
Views: 6,695
Posted By Terry Dactil

The Goons had this sort of thing worked out many...

The Goons had this sort of thing worked out many years ago.
They proposed building a 'trans-African aeroplane canal' but leaving the water out of it to avoid people getting drowned.
Seems just as...
15th Jun 2021, 22:46
Replies: 2,899
Views: 409,153
Posted By Terry Dactil

Quit pussy-footing around and just tell me. :ok:

Quit pussy-footing around and just tell me. :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2021, 05:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,838
Posted By Terry Dactil

:ok: /////////////////

:ok: /////////////////
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jun 2021, 06:47
Replies: 17
Views: 2,594
Posted By Terry Dactil

You didn't pay attention did you? :E Look a...

You didn't pay attention did you? :E
Look a bit closer and you will see that the prop is rotating in the wrong direction for it to be driven by the wind.
The prop is being driven from the rotation...
20th May 2021, 07:58
Replies: 3,123
Views: 416,525
Posted By Terry Dactil

That's probably enough. I think it will be...

That's probably enough.
I think it will be diesel engines trying to hide inside those ugly cowlings.:E
19th May 2021, 07:41
Replies: 3,123
Views: 416,525
Posted By Terry Dactil

Looks more like a miniature P-38 lightning to me....

Looks more like a miniature P-38 lightning to me.
Twin engines and twin booms ?.
15th May 2021, 22:43
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,588
Posted By Terry Dactil

Yes. It is Nadzab. I thought Chimbu Warrior...

Yes. It is Nadzab.
I thought Chimbu Warrior might come out of the jungle for this one. (halo wantok!) :)
This airport replaced Lae in the precious challenge.
Modern progress decrees that you...
14th May 2021, 23:04
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,588
Posted By Terry Dactil

Allan Lupton: That is too far in the wrong...

Allan Lupton: That is too far in the wrong direction !
Here it is in crappy weather....
14th May 2021, 21:06
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,588
Posted By Terry Dactil

Thanks. Here is one with no nautical connection...

Thanks.
Here is one with no nautical connection and a bit more more modern....
14th May 2021, 12:32
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,588
Posted By Terry Dactil

Yep. It was a handy visual inner marker when I...

Yep. It was a handy visual inner marker when I was flying around there in the 1960s
Sadly, neither it nor the runway are there now.
...
14th May 2021, 09:18
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,588
Posted By Terry Dactil

OK. I reckon that is Lae, then. And possibly...

OK. I reckon that is Lae, then.
And possibly that is the Tenyo Maru getting sh!t knocked out of it before it was run aground at the runway threshold.
14th May 2021, 07:19
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,588
Posted By Terry Dactil

I'll go for a WW2 Japanese airfield. Is it in...

I'll go for a WW2 Japanese airfield.
Is it in New Guinea?
10th May 2021, 23:11
Replies: 2,899
Views: 409,153
Posted By Terry Dactil

Hmmm. Single engine, fixed pitch prop, high...

Hmmm.
Single engine, fixed pitch prop, high wing (exposed aileron cables) and instrument panel layout a dog's breakfast.
That cable draped around the throttle is possibly for cowl flaps or a cabin...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2021, 04:27
Replies: 777
Views: 66,884
Posted By Terry Dactil

The best evidence that there is intelligent...

The best evidence that there is intelligent extraterrestrial life is that they don't bother to come here. :ok:
21st Mar 2021, 04:12
Replies: 2,899
Views: 409,153
Posted By Terry Dactil

It looks like the Nimrod's AHs go to sleep on...

It looks like the Nimrod's AHs go to sleep on their side when not powered.
I wonder if that is an intentional feature?
Probably a great British design to go on one of the world's ugliest aircraft...
19th Mar 2021, 00:09
Replies: 3,123
Views: 416,525
Posted By Terry Dactil

Yes. It is the XP-72, which was a sort of super...

Yes. It is the XP-72, which was a sort of super P-47 with 50% more power.
Interestingly, it had an engine driven cooling fan behind the spinner and side cowl flaps/exhaust like the FW-190.
The...
18th Mar 2021, 00:14
Replies: 3,123
Views: 416,525
Posted By Terry Dactil

Thanks India Four Two. I suspect that I am not...

Thanks India Four Two.
I suspect that I am not the only one that had never heard of the Heston JC.6 before your challenge.
There is something new to learn every day.

Here is another aircraft...
17th Mar 2021, 05:20
Replies: 3,123
Views: 416,525
Posted By Terry Dactil

Hmmm... low set horizontal stabilizer, so...

Hmmm...

low set horizontal stabilizer, so not likely to be jet powered.
not anything De Havilland, as that designer would for have have been sacked for not using the traditional curved shape on...
12th Mar 2021, 11:14
Replies: 2,899
Views: 409,153
Posted By Terry Dactil

The F-111 gear: Unusual arrangement, but it...

The F-111 gear:
Unusual arrangement, but it seems to work well. :ok:
https://youtu.be/UnMUEjlJg6A
10th Mar 2021, 01:04
Replies: 3,123
Views: 416,525
Posted By Terry Dactil

That made interesting reading, India Four Two...

That made interesting reading, India Four Two (https://www.pprune.org/members/53523-india-four-two), and made me realize I am not much of an aircraft designer !

I read that Mitchel solved the...
9th Mar 2021, 19:51
Replies: 3,123
Views: 416,525
Posted By Terry Dactil

Well, here is one obvious one for you. :ok: ...

Well, here is one obvious one for you. :ok:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/720x480/p_38_107w_2_918f1c031692b4e5b80ef148bd51afb09f163c73.jpg

And here is one with the radiators a...
21st Feb 2021, 19:44
Replies: 136
Views: 27,167
Posted By Terry Dactil

See posts #69 & #70 Great idea, but it kinda...

See posts #69 & #70
Great idea, but it kinda obstructs the runway after landing. Also there is the problem of taking off again. I don't think this idea was fully thought through.:=

Click Here...
18th Feb 2021, 09:21
Replies: 27
Views: 6,025
Posted By Terry Dactil

Some more memories of Sydney airport in the 1960s...

Some more memories of Sydney airport in the 1960s

Going around the road on the other side of the Ansett terminal was the Qantas international terminal before international operations moved to the...
17th Feb 2021, 09:02
Replies: 27
Views: 6,025
Posted By Terry Dactil

Yes indeed. We are going back 50 to 60 years. ...

Yes indeed.
We are going back 50 to 60 years.
Makes one feel a bit old !
16th Feb 2021, 23:50
Replies: 27
Views: 6,025
Posted By Terry Dactil

Yes. That is it. ...

Yes. That is it.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/639x589/towers_at_mascot_2fd46f18c7bc67e4f8ed48edf79d55194344812f.jpg
Tower locations
...
16th Feb 2021, 20:56
Replies: 27
Views: 6,025
Posted By Terry Dactil

Found some of my old slides taken in the 1960s...

Found some of my old slides taken in the 1960s that may be helpful in locating the towers. Here is 2.5 :)...
4th Feb 2021, 19:18
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,588
Posted By Terry Dactil

They did such a great job Photoshopping away a...

They did such a great job Photoshopping away a great long selfie stick and arm out of the front windo, so maybe they did the flaps too. :E
Great photo.
3rd Feb 2021, 02:49
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,808,588
Posted By Terry Dactil

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x400/hl3011_vickers_viscount_nac_800x500_3_35ca69cd16ef49bc3ab32e58d701d1c33b804b87.jpg
OK. so we might be in New Zealand.
The terrain looks...
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