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1st Dec 2021, 08:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,663
Posted By sandringham1

Viscounts operated by the RAE, A&AEE and RRE...

Viscounts operated by the RAE, A&AEE and RRE often had them fitted, do a search on images of XT661, XT575 and you will see them.
I remember someone at an RAE doo telling me that the tanks combined...
25th Nov 2021, 11:04
Replies: 25
Views: 4,189
Posted By sandringham1

One of the C-97G's used during the airlift HB-ILY...

One of the C-97G's used during the airlift HB-ILY does survive at the Pima Museum https://pimaair.org/museum-aircraft/boeing-c-97g/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49102609747
Forum: North America
5th Oct 2021, 07:40
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By sandringham1

Tom Back in 2006 parts of an Anson were seen...

Tom

Back in 2006 parts of an Anson were seen in TX and mentioned in a post on the WIX forum with pictures showing the centre section. A reply unfortunately doesn't identity the aircraft exactly...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2021, 09:25
Replies: 53
Views: 2,973
Posted By sandringham1

I tell you dictatorship has its faults!

I tell you dictatorship has its faults!
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2021, 21:13
Replies: 165
Views: 67,123
Posted By sandringham1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYqmdqSVOLg ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYqmdqSVOLg

Ummmm!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2021, 06:44
Replies: 81
Views: 5,778
Posted By sandringham1

It just looks all wrong to me, more the work of...

It just looks all wrong to me, more the work of an artist rather than the concept of a designer. If that wing strut/foil thing has a flight load structural job to do then it would certainly need to...
1st Jun 2021, 16:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,902
Posted By sandringham1

Might we worth contacting the museum at...

Might we worth contacting the museum at Eastchurch it was an RNAS station, although not in East Anglia. https://www.facebook.com/Eastchurchaviationmuseum/

Richard
20th May 2021, 07:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,299
Posted By sandringham1

Its a Mk IIF Night fighter Beaufighter fitted...

Its a Mk IIF Night fighter Beaufighter fitted with Airbourne Interception Radar. Note the picture is a mirror image judging by the wrong rotation direction of the Merlins.

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10th Apr 2021, 20:53
Replies: 17
Views: 2,230
Posted By sandringham1

This history forum has more information...

This history forum has more information http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=730.0

Richard

Just noticed that the original request for info was way back in 2008.
18th Mar 2021, 11:29
Replies: 179
Views: 26,227
Posted By sandringham1

I was a BOAC apprentice 68/71, the Argonout was...

I was a BOAC apprentice 68/71, the Argonout was heavily corroded and went for fire training before I could get to play with it but the Comet arrived and we did use that, we would open the engine...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2021, 22:46
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By sandringham1

I don't know what your wood burner is like but...

I don't know what your wood burner is like but mine stands on short legs and the heat is not radiated downwards to the hearth beneath it, I just tested it and its cold. The ashpan must make a good...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Feb 2021, 07:44
Replies: 165
Views: 67,123
Posted By sandringham1

Interesting Forbes analysis of Lilium...

Interesting Forbes analysis of Lilium https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremybogaisky/2021/02/10/lilium-evtol-spac-air-taxi/
3rd Feb 2021, 11:53
Replies: 25
Views: 4,217
Posted By sandringham1

David I feel I need to offer an alternative to...

David
I feel I need to offer an alternative to your statement regarding stalling with some facts.
As you say the prototype Hermes crashed due to elevator overbalance which was obviously a design...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2020, 08:19
Replies: 165
Views: 67,123
Posted By sandringham1

Lilium have been very quiet for a while now with...

Lilium have been very quiet for a while now with no news regarding flight testing although infrastructure and operational plans have appeared but with 600 staff funding must be an enormous issue....
26th Nov 2020, 11:43
Replies: 42
Views: 8,551
Posted By sandringham1

I was a BOAC Engineering apprentice starting in...

I was a BOAC Engineering apprentice starting in 1968 and the combined apprentice school for both BEA and BOAC was housed in workshops on the ground floor of Viscount House, in wooded huts on the...
21st Nov 2020, 17:38
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By sandringham1

In the photo the nose, wingtip and tail are a...

In the photo the nose, wingtip and tail are a distinctly different shade to the intake lip and stripe which match the red of the roundel, could they have been yellow or more orange. Just an...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Nov 2020, 17:29
Replies: 34
Views: 3,304
Posted By sandringham1

A bit more practice and the letter box would be...

A bit more practice and the letter box would be in the right place for driver to look through and the passenger the little window,
15th Nov 2020, 15:23
Replies: 10,020
Views: 642,647
Posted By sandringham1

I was happier with a raddle!

I was happier with a raddle!
11th Nov 2020, 21:39
Replies: 2,751
Views: 354,029
Posted By sandringham1

Although similar in concept a big difference...

Although similar in concept a big difference between the FIAT and the Rotodyne was the FIAT had a gas turbine feeding cold tip jets whereas the Rotodyne had compressors driven by the main engines...
10th Nov 2020, 09:57
Replies: 2,751
Views: 354,029
Posted By sandringham1

Im'e not here to offer any identity suggestions...

Im'e not here to offer any identity suggestions but it does look very much like the Whittaker MW9 Plank but with an extra little plank. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/model/Whittaker%20MW.9%20Plank
20th Oct 2020, 12:31
Replies: 17
Views: 4,399
Posted By sandringham1

From the way the tailplane has distorted it was...

From the way the tailplane has distorted it was obviously subjected to huge forces and yet they state there was no evidence of damage to the attachment points, or whether the rear spar or elevators...
19th Oct 2020, 13:38
Replies: 1,206
Views: 549,847
Posted By sandringham1

A better option might be to ask Alexander...

A better option might be to ask Alexander Schleicher to put the K-13 back into production or get a licence to build them in the UK, you can even have an open cockpit for the wind in hair feel of...
20th Sep 2020, 08:00
Replies: 408
Views: 172,086
Posted By sandringham1

[QUOTE=OUAQUKGF Ops;10850890]9th October 1942 ...

[QUOTE=OUAQUKGF Ops;10850890]9th October 1942







1944...
22nd Aug 2020, 16:02
Replies: 46
Views: 6,567
Posted By sandringham1

You are right PDR I also havn't found a picture...

You are right PDR I also havn't found a picture either, I am going by the gap between the fuselage and lower wing, the scalloped trailing edge, the just visible 45' strut at the far left of the...
22nd Aug 2020, 12:23
Replies: 46
Views: 6,567
Posted By sandringham1

Thank you Haraka, as I said in post #4 its a...

Thank you Haraka, as I said in post #4 its a Caudron type G, https://picryl.com/media/caudron-biplane .

Richard
21st Aug 2020, 21:46
Replies: 46
Views: 6,567
Posted By sandringham1

I am also not certain but I believe it to be a...

I am also not certain but I believe it to be a French Coudron, the fuselage appears to be sitting above the wing on short struts, the lower wing is short with just a small amount of the angled...
13th Aug 2020, 15:07
Replies: 77
Views: 12,532
Posted By sandringham1

You could buy a Trislander with with 350 lb...

You could buy a Trislander with with 350 lb rocket. Seem to remember it was for a customer operating hot and high to get you out of trouble following an engine failure. Probably really needed a...
12th Jul 2020, 15:19
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By sandringham1

Hi Tiny I have it as being flown by aircraft...

Hi Tiny

I have it as being flown by aircraft TG623 on the 31st July 1964.

Richard
30th Jun 2020, 13:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By sandringham1

The people at Membury rebuilding C-47 Night...

The people at Membury rebuilding C-47 Night Fright have done a lot of research on this subject but I expect you already know that https://www.night-fright.com/
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2020, 10:52
Replies: 165
Views: 67,123
Posted By sandringham1

Lilium have raised $45m more funding now at a...

Lilium have raised $45m more funding now at a total of $375m see https://www.eenewspower.com/news/electric-aircraft-covid-downturn and they say they have built the factory ready for production to...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jun 2020, 07:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By sandringham1

Rogello hang-gliders and microlights are...

Rogello hang-gliders and microlights are controlled by weight shift, the wing itself is designed to be neutral in pitch using a reflex wing section, the weight shift action being the control input...
27th May 2020, 13:24
Replies: 315
Views: 107,773
Posted By sandringham1

denachtenmai I had read somewhere that a F96...

denachtenmai
I had read somewhere that a F96 Camera had been installed in the oblique mode on a Hastings, whether this was used with the door off or through a clear panel fitted in the door I do not...
7th May 2020, 08:12
Replies: 55
Views: 15,355
Posted By sandringham1

Just out of interest and a bit of thread drift...

Just out of interest and a bit of thread drift but the aircraft pictured at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia was G-APFP which earlier in its life had suffered an engine turbine disc failure...
6th May 2020, 10:12
Replies: 38
Views: 8,058
Posted By sandringham1

At 11.34 in the film the Hunting H126 Jet Flap...

At 11.34 in the film the Hunting H126 Jet Flap research aircraft can be seen in the air, I cannot remember seeing any film of it actually flying before despite operating over a number of years and...
3rd May 2020, 08:03
Replies: 38
Views: 8,058
Posted By sandringham1

I think this was probably filmed after 1965 by...

I think this was probably filmed after 1965 by which time the Valiants had gone, I went there on a ATC camp in 1966 and by then it was home to No 2 ANS with Varsities, the only other aircraft were...
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