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27th Apr 2020, 11:47
Replies: 1,417
Views: 140,193
Posted By Mechta

fauteuil volant, here it is: Mystery Parasol...

fauteuil volant, here it is:

Mystery Parasol aeroplane with Bitish Anzani V-twin engine (https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=191&t=1864949&i=0)
27th Apr 2020, 01:58
Replies: 1,417
Views: 140,193
Posted By Mechta

fauteuil volant, The fuselage does look slim,...

fauteuil volant, The fuselage does look slim, however as has been said, people were generally slimmer then. I've been in canoes which are narrower than that fuselage, and if it was home built it may...
25th Apr 2020, 19:14
Replies: 1,417
Views: 140,193
Posted By Mechta

I did have a look at the various Lympne trials...

I did have a look at the various Lympne trials aircraft over the years, and as Allan Lupton says, its none of them. I can't find pictures of the unfinished RAE Scirocco, which wasn't ready in time...
24th Apr 2020, 14:41
Replies: 1,417
Views: 140,193
Posted By Mechta

Whilst we are on types unknown to the person...

Whilst we are on types unknown to the person posting it, can anyone identify this aeroplane?

It was posted on another forum (not in a quiz/competition), but so far no positive identifications. The...
24th Apr 2020, 00:13
Replies: 28
Views: 7,172
Posted By Mechta

Gums, Thank you for your reply, I should have...

Gums, Thank you for your reply, I should have addressed the question to both of you in the first place. The reason I am curious is that I spoke to someone from Vietnam a couple of years ago, and the...
23rd Apr 2020, 22:06
Replies: 28
Views: 7,172
Posted By Mechta

Thank you SASLess. It means a lot to read the...

Thank you SASLess. It means a lot to read the words of someone who was there.

Having also stood in front of the Vietnam Memorial and been moved by the sheer number of names on it, it is equally...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2020, 00:47
Replies: 25
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mechta

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/700x456/north_american_xp_82_twin_mustang_44_83887_color__eab6b4714fdd44db667fb3f70d2820c4768c65e6.jpg
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2020, 00:14
Replies: 76
Views: 5,475
Posted By Mechta

Back in the 1980s I had a cheap cassette of James...

Back in the 1980s I had a cheap cassette of James Bond themes in the car. none were sung by the original artists; the one that stood out though was 'For Your Eyes Only'. The singer achieved a 'cut...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2020, 23:15
Replies: 7,154
Views: 593,528
Posted By Mechta

He probably did it like that to be different to...

He probably did it like that to be different to normal stuff on TV, in an effort to get across the unique seriousness of the situation. Plus, from looking at a video of him before all this kicked...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2020, 22:33
Replies: 7,154
Views: 593,528
Posted By Mechta

The need for, and the design of, suitable...

The need for, and the design of, suitable ventilators was identified back in 2008 A low oxygen consumption pneumatic ventilator for emergency construction during a respiratory failure pandemic...
5th Mar 2020, 12:24
Replies: 742
Views: 258,480
Posted By Mechta

With the exception of the windscreen frame, the...

With the exception of the windscreen frame, the colour scheme looks as it was at RAF Odiham when used by the Kestrel Gliding Club.

...
3rd Mar 2020, 15:23
Replies: 5,070
Views: 1,382,309
Posted By Mechta

As the Air Cadet Organisation as a whole has been...

As the Air Cadet Organisation as a whole has been 'disabled' by the whole debacle, maybe this will allow its members to fly in the refurbished Vigilants?
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2020, 00:10
Replies: 39
Views: 3,996
Posted By Mechta

I would love to try the 'I'm sorry I am unable to...

I would love to try the 'I'm sorry I am unable to discuss individual cases' line on the type of organisations that trot that out every time they are asked an awkward question.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2020, 21:00
Replies: 19
Views: 1,215
Posted By Mechta

App/Software to indicate danger level of a given flight?

Advance apologies for aviation content in JB. I really don't know where else to put this.

Every year we read of crashes at the private and general aviation end of the spectrum which had all the...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2020, 23:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Mechta

Clearly the BBC Education Department haven't been...

Clearly the BBC Education Department haven't been up a Glasgae tower block. Most of the time you could slope soar an anvil in the wind blowing up them. Maybe the jeely piece would fall to the ground...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Dec 2019, 21:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,724
Posted By Mechta

A match. The bubbles in the foam are oxygen,...

A match.

The bubbles in the foam are oxygen, so set light to the plastic sheet below the foam. May need a new garden though.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2019, 18:59
Replies: 30
Views: 5,220
Posted By Mechta

Returning to the San Martin incident in the OP's...

Returning to the San Martin incident in the OP's post, it looks as though the Police pickup truck has 'previous', judging by its condition as it rolls into view here: San Martin collision ...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Dec 2019, 16:55
Replies: 29
Views: 2,878
Posted By Mechta

The spring can store energy, but the shock...

The spring can store energy, but the shock absorber dissipates it.




The very best of luck with wife training!



Yes, they are the rules regarding chemicals used in vehicle manufacture,...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2019, 00:13
Replies: 171
Views: 25,556
Posted By Mechta

Given a length of string and a magnet, those...

Given a length of string and a magnet, those amnesty bins could be a useful place to get tooled up...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2019, 23:31
Replies: 29
Views: 2,878
Posted By Mechta

A colleague who had worked at the Honda factory...

A colleague who had worked at the Honda factory in Swindon, said that a lot of problems come from the increasingly tough end of life rules for modern cars. This may well be why rubber parts which...
2nd Dec 2019, 00:01
Replies: 27
Views: 3,821
Posted By Mechta

Steepclimb, you could also add Operation Dragoon,...

Steepclimb, you could also add Operation Dragoon, the invasion in the South of France, and the use of gliders by the Chindits. The latter used their Hadrians multiple times, recovering them using the...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2019, 09:20
Replies: 12
Views: 4,856
Posted By Mechta

Duct tape to stop the wrong size screws falling...

Duct tape to stop the wrong size screws falling out?
18th Nov 2019, 09:00
Replies: 35
Views: 7,476
Posted By Mechta

With reference to the attachement, I'm struggling...

With reference to the attachement, I'm struggling to understand how the drag coefficient for the Schweizer 2-33 type glider and the Cessna 172 (if that is what they are) with all their lumps and...
17th Nov 2019, 11:27
Replies: 23
Views: 17,083
Posted By Mechta

Was he the next one to upset the admiral? ...

Was he the next one to upset the admiral?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocTKTk7oExk
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Oct 2019, 22:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By Mechta

It will probably won't make much noise, so they...

It will probably won't make much noise, so they could call it the 'Hoarse'.
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