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6th Jan 2022, 22:13
Replies: 30
Views: 3,285
Posted By tartare

As a reporter, I did two TV stories with Glyn on...

As a reporter, I did two TV stories with Glyn on his original rebuild.
Not sure about the sourcing of the wood, but he told me some of the production of the Mosquito was outsourced to English...
6th Jan 2022, 21:57
Replies: 22
Views: 5,685
Posted By tartare

...I was thinking of just this. Incredible...

...I was thinking of just this.
Incredible piece of kit.
And in a bizarre small world co-incidence, Tatjana is a relative of one of our friends in Melbourne!
6th Jan 2022, 08:09
Replies: 22
Views: 5,685
Posted By tartare

Thanks for posting that Gums - really...

Thanks for posting that Gums - really interesting.
It's intriguing that cold war special weapon carrying aircraft were automated for control from the ground to the degree that they were.
Vulcan...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Dec 2021, 07:50
Replies: 43
Views: 8,466
Posted By tartare

Very interesting - thank you gentlemen.

Very interesting - thank you gentlemen.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Dec 2021, 01:06
Replies: 43
Views: 8,466
Posted By tartare

Fixed wing driver here. So you guys are saying...

Fixed wing driver here.
So you guys are saying at that altitude above MSL he didn't have enough available power to hover OGE then proceed to a safe landing?
When he pulled more collective, main...
22nd Dec 2021, 00:21
Replies: 35
Views: 12,837
Posted By tartare

This is worth a watch. Long video, but really...

This is worth a watch.
Long video, but really intriguing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsUCixAeZ0A
21st Dec 2021, 22:32
Replies: 626
Views: 97,699
Posted By tartare

Indeed. Easy to forget how geographically vast...

Indeed.
Easy to forget how geographically vast and ethnically diverse it is - even today.
This debate was already an intractable problem when the USSR was created.
It barely was a union of 15...
21st Dec 2021, 22:08
Replies: 35
Views: 12,837
Posted By tartare

Very interesting jet. Automatic wing sweep. ...

Very interesting jet.
Automatic wing sweep.
Centre fuselage barrel that was deliberately designed act like a lifting body.
All of which made it a great close in dogfighter, but with long range -...
17th Dec 2021, 22:40
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

In another life, was at a press conference in...

In another life, was at a press conference in Wellington with the Indian ambassador in `98 just after their test had been announced.
"There's huge poverty in your country - how can you justify...
17th Dec 2021, 00:13
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

Indeed. I agree with the earlier poster - that...

Indeed.
I agree with the earlier poster - that if a war wrecked and (at that time) artisanal economy like Britain can progress to a full CASD in ~20 years, then I reckon Australia now and in future...
15th Dec 2021, 22:35
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

Sure, it seems apocalyptic and you'd get every...

Sure, it seems apocalyptic and you'd get every fool from Helen Caldicott (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Caldicott) down on the streets in protest.
Hugh White...
14th Dec 2021, 22:30
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

Have long believed Australia needs a full nuclear...

Have long believed Australia needs a full nuclear deterrent.
Wish it wasn't the case - but the medium to long term outlook in this part of the world is potentially quite dark.
If I were making the...
14th Dec 2021, 22:25
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

That's staggering - amazing they kept flying -...

That's staggering - amazing they kept flying - although I suppose it's simply a denser fluid...
14th Dec 2021, 04:33
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

So - around A$3.56bn per annum for an absolutely...

So - around A$3.56bn per annum for an absolutely game changing capability.
Sounds fair enough.
14th Dec 2021, 01:58
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

Doesn't surprise me - particularly when you read...

Doesn't surprise me - particularly when you read about the sums the UK had to spend.
Not clear how that costing is arrived at and over what time - if we're talking $178bn incl. inflation up to the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2021, 01:50
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By tartare

And who could forget this utterly brilliant piece...

And who could forget this utterly brilliant piece of surreal weirdness:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi0b8tcCQSE
10th Dec 2021, 09:27
Replies: 20
Views: 5,163
Posted By tartare

It's an outstanding book - and the access he has...

It's an outstanding book - and the access he has been given is astonishing.
9th Dec 2021, 04:26
Replies: 36
Views: 2,866
Posted By tartare

Indeed. Weeks of terror they were saying as it...

Indeed.
Weeks of terror they were saying as it sequentially unfolds - too far away for any human to intervene if it goes wrong.
The pictures will be amazing.
8th Dec 2021, 02:58
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

An interesting little tidbit buried in the...

An interesting little tidbit buried in the coverage:

It is understood that while the point at which the jet entered the sea is known, the aircraft’s wings would have made it glide underwater for a...
2nd Dec 2021, 01:49
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

Intriguing though that the runway has been...

Intriguing though that the runway has been lengthened, apron extended and precision landing aids installed...
2nd Dec 2021, 01:19
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

Of course. CMD avoid...

Of course.
CMD avoid school/orphanage/hospital\\ :E
30th Nov 2021, 04:16
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

Wonder if they'll bump up activity at Momote? ...

Wonder if they'll bump up activity at Momote?
The amount of stuff still left up there from WW2 is a sight to behold.
ADDED: Interesting:...
30th Nov 2021, 01:40
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

Jeez - lucky man.

Jeez - lucky man.
30th Nov 2021, 00:55
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

Reason I ask is that it is decelerating as it...

Reason I ask is that it is decelerating as it goes up the ramp (whether due to a loss of speed due to the incline, or braking/reduced power).
And the noise doesn't decrease or change in pitch which...
30th Nov 2021, 00:38
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

I assume the jet would have had way too much...

I assume the jet would have had way too much inertia to reject the take off, chop the power and apply full brakes at or near the bottom of the ramp?
29th Nov 2021, 23:43
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

My question is surely the pilot would have had...

My question is surely the pilot would have had multiple indications ("do you see it, do you hear it, do you feel it?" as instructors will say) that the jet was not developing enough power to take off?
29th Nov 2021, 22:45
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

The jet looked like it barely had enough thrust...

The jet looked like it barely had enough thrust to roll up the ramp - you can see it slow slightly as it hit the incline.
Surely temperatures and pressures would be showing not enough power to...
27th Nov 2021, 01:41
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

Didn't know that. V intriguing. ...

Didn't know that.
V intriguing.
https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/us-secret-assistance-to-the-french-nuclear-program-1969-1975-fourth-country-to-strategic
27th Nov 2021, 00:54
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

Please elaborate? (out of interest) Are you...

Please elaborate? (out of interest)
Are you referring to Le Redoutable's reactor?
Or the earlier Q-244?
7 May 1959: Under the Franco-American Defense Agreement of 1959, the U.S. provided France...
26th Nov 2021, 23:40
Replies: 824
Views: 147,556
Posted By tartare

For all those Australians whining about nuclear...

For all those Australians whining about nuclear power not being safe - and nukular reactors sitting on docks in the middle of cities - there's an astonishing story buried in that submarine book.
HMS...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Nov 2021, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By tartare

I found that bit in the recent Guy Martin...

I found that bit in the recent Guy Martin Spitfire doco fascinating, where the wing attachment thingey wouldn't fit in the hole because the heat of his hand holding had made it expand slightly.
Just...
26th Nov 2021, 00:17
Replies: 195
Views: 113,929
Posted By tartare

Shame. It kind of `looked right' as Kelly used...

Shame.
It kind of `looked right' as Kelly used to say...
25th Nov 2021, 02:16
Replies: 388
Views: 167,165
Posted By tartare

Genuine question. You're the driver - and for...

Genuine question.
You're the driver - and for whatever reason all engine temps and pressures look normal as you taxy to the departure point.
Do we know if this was a short rolling take off in STOVL...
25th Nov 2021, 02:05
Replies: 38
Views: 7,832
Posted By tartare

Met him at the ABC in the Q&A Green Room and had...

Met him at the ABC in the Q&A Green Room and had a long chat.
Thoroughly good bloke.
25th Nov 2021, 02:04
Replies: 195
Views: 113,929
Posted By tartare

I wonder if they could build the X-33 now, given...

I wonder if they could build the X-33 now, given the advances in composites and manufacturing over ensuing decades?
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