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16th Sep 2022, 15:21
Replies: 75
Views: 5,776
Posted By Allan Lupton

I stand corrected! I could digress a bit more...

I stand corrected!
I could digress a bit more on the Hummingbird, but won't.
12th Sep 2022, 10:19
Replies: 75
Views: 5,776
Posted By Allan Lupton

To continue thread drift, that seems to fit...

To continue thread drift, that seems to fit historically: I think I remember that in the 1920s, when the Hummingbird was new, Geoffrey de Havilland was flying one home across Belgium when he was...
6th Sep 2022, 14:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By Allan Lupton

With modern hindsight, getting the show up and...

With modern hindsight, getting the show up and running that soon looks callous, but I think there's evidence that it was done as a way of keeping the access roads clear for the emergency services to...
2nd Sep 2022, 10:26
Replies: 39
Views: 3,114
Posted By Allan Lupton

Sign the petition but do not send money - this...

Sign the petition but do not send money - this appeared when someone did a search: "Change.org is a multimillion-dollar private for-profit organization, despite the misleading use of their .org...
21st Aug 2022, 15:52
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By Allan Lupton

In about 1958 we at de Havilland Hatfield had a...

In about 1958 we at de Havilland Hatfield had a visit from the Alvis Leonides powered Beaver experimental aeroplane which immediately had lots of us apprentices (and the fitters we were working...
19th Jul 2022, 16:40
Replies: 1,495
Views: 97,523
Posted By Allan Lupton

Does this not get an answer?

Does this not get an answer?
15th Jul 2022, 08:02
Replies: 49
Views: 4,907
Posted By Allan Lupton

Both sleeve valve but air-cooled vs liquid-cooled...

Both sleeve valve but air-cooled vs liquid-cooled may make a difference.
6th Jul 2022, 14:42
Replies: 24
Views: 3,842
Posted By Allan Lupton

BSW/BSF/BSP and BA taps and dies are readily...

BSW/BSF/BSP and BA taps and dies are readily available, so the amount of actual screw-cutting you need should be small, going on for zero and it should not be much of a problem for you, as US and UK...
27th Jun 2022, 14:49
Replies: 64
Views: 13,749
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes the "all-flying" tailplane, like the other...

Yes the "all-flying" tailplane, like the other primary controls, was driven by three hydraulic jacke, one for each hydraulic system. Our logic for the triplex system arrangements was that they were...
22nd May 2022, 13:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,410
Posted By Allan Lupton

Can't ask WPIF himself of course, but perhaps his...

Can't ask WPIF himself of course, but perhaps his widow, Sonja, might know so I'll ask her sometime.
15th May 2022, 18:26
Replies: 1,495
Views: 97,523
Posted By Allan Lupton

That'd be Barataria then . . .

That'd be Barataria then . . .
12th Apr 2022, 14:43
Replies: 1,495
Views: 97,523
Posted By Allan Lupton

So far as I recall G-ANLO was the first Comet of...

So far as I recall G-ANLO was the first Comet of any sort to visit New Zealand when it did the round-the-world tour of December 1955.

ETA I agree this thread should be reserved for the "quiz"...
25th Feb 2022, 14:56
Replies: 1,495
Views: 97,523
Posted By Allan Lupton

The top hoist quarter of the flag looks like the...

The top hoist quarter of the flag looks like the Kentish horse (or horse of Kent) to me. The Shorts aeroplane means I'll guess Rochester without any real evidence.
21st Feb 2022, 14:13
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By Allan Lupton

She also raced cars post-war at club level - I've...

She also raced cars post-war at club level - I've a photo somewhere . . .
30th Jan 2022, 08:13
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

And I thought we'd won that one. Shows the...

And I thought we'd won that one. Shows the fallibility of memory, particularly in matters one was on the fringe of.
30th Jan 2022, 07:57
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes you're right so over to you. I think two...

Yes you're right so over to you.
I think two were built, but neither survives. With that cockpit I can't see the attraction of a reproduction, but what do I know?
28th Jan 2022, 15:02
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

Well my previous offering having been quickly...

Well my previous offering having been quickly solved I'll try another one. How about the forward view from this?
...
25th Jan 2022, 21:34
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

It is correct of course. I had hoped that since...

It is correct of course. I had hoped that since the Beardmore Inflexible, like Walraven 2, does not appear in my Big Book of Aeroplanes it might take longer.
Here's a more straightforward view:
...
25th Jan 2022, 09:18
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

I think I cannot reply until it's been posted for...

I think I cannot reply until it's been posted for 24 hours, so 19:24 this evening
24th Jan 2022, 18:24
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

Thanks SLB! I can't offer such an elegant...

Thanks SLB! I can't offer such an elegant aeroplane and I expect this is well-known but here it is anyway:...
24th Jan 2022, 15:44
Replies: 46
Views: 7,123
Posted By Allan Lupton

Well I was repatriated to England from Southern...

Well I was repatriated to England from Southern Rhodesia via Cape Town and then the Winchester Castle to Southampton in January 1950. We had travelled to SR by Hunting Airways Vickers Viking in 1948...
24th Jan 2022, 09:12
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

Well, since PK was Dutch East Indies one can...

Well, since PK was Dutch East Indies one can conclude it was one of Laurens Walraven's designs and I'll say it was Walraven 2 - found on the internet so unreliable. but it's all I can offer.
23rd Jan 2022, 13:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,407
Posted By Allan Lupton

I think call signs were not used in time of war,...

I think call signs were not used in time of war, probably since they had not yet been invented.
22nd Jan 2022, 14:42
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

There was an early DH106 project which was a...

There was an early DH106 project which was a canard and which had three engines buried in the rear fuselage. We were able to quote that layout when Sud Aviation wanted us to pay royalties for the...
22nd Jan 2022, 10:28
Replies: 3,361
Views: 458,385
Posted By Allan Lupton

Pobjoy engines I think, but it's not a British...

Pobjoy engines I think, but it's not a British aeroplane. Based on SLB's location I'll suggest it's Dutch (or Dutch colonial).
17th Jan 2022, 14:41
Replies: 46
Views: 7,123
Posted By Allan Lupton

Quite so, but I'd say it was better than using...

Quite so, but I'd say it was better than using the Union Castle Line's finest for ten days of ploughing through the Atlantic.
17th Jan 2022, 11:46
Replies: 46
Views: 7,123
Posted By Allan Lupton

and collars/ties, even when wearing overalls!

and collars/ties, even when wearing overalls!
8th Jan 2022, 17:08
Replies: 30
Views: 4,046
Posted By Allan Lupton

Lots of things one could take exception to but...

Lots of things one could take exception to but the idea of 125,000 Mosquitoes takes some swallowing!
The idea that the plywood for all of 'em (even for the corrected number of (I think) 7,761) came...
8th Nov 2021, 07:53
Replies: 278
Views: 49,813
Posted By Allan Lupton

Don't know that one but if we allow narrow boat...

Don't know that one but if we allow narrow boat engines nothing beats the single-cylinder two-stroke Bolinder semi-diesel:
like this
20th Sep 2021, 07:56
Replies: 1,495
Views: 97,523
Posted By Allan Lupton

No I don't. In my atlas the islands of Bornholm...

No I don't. In my atlas the islands of Bornholm and Öland are quite different.
Presumably not either?
19th Sep 2021, 18:05
Replies: 1,495
Views: 97,523
Posted By Allan Lupton

Bornholm perhaps?

Bornholm perhaps?
22nd Aug 2021, 17:39
Replies: 98
Views: 18,348
Posted By Allan Lupton

Well yes of course, but there are (or were) a...

Well yes of course, but there are (or were) a number of early aeroplanes which would be much easier to bring into flying order.
22nd Aug 2021, 15:22
Replies: 98
Views: 18,348
Posted By Allan Lupton

The altered priorities of the Brooklands Museum...

The altered priorities of the Brooklands Museum have been evident in the TV series we in the UK have just endured. The professional museum keeper there, and elsewhere, is the subject of a serious...
25th Jul 2021, 19:17
Replies: 3,080
Views: 446,762
Posted By Allan Lupton

Does that make it a Canadair 4?

Does that make it a Canadair 4?
17th Jul 2021, 16:11
Replies: 32
Views: 5,555
Posted By Allan Lupton

The French didn't fully accept Napoleon's...

The French didn't fully accept Napoleon's metrication in the 19th century: in my 1886 copy of Baedeker's Rhine it explains that, in that book, "Heights are given in English feet (1 Engl. Ft. = 0.3048...
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