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31st May 2021, 08:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By redsetter

Just to complicate things, the design seems to...

Just to complicate things, the design seems to have changed slightly in the early fifties. First image is circa 1951, second circa 1954.
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24th Dec 2020, 12:17
Replies: 94
Views: 35,805
Posted By redsetter

Parachute club in Oxon. Stretch Cessna (dunno...

Parachute club in Oxon. Stretch Cessna (dunno what model, first and only time it visited) had been doing static line lifts all day. Finally a free-fall lift. Everyone and their dog gets on board. I'm...
25th Nov 2020, 20:23
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By redsetter

MTCA Air Pilot, 1959 edition or later ?

I wonder whether anyone holds a copy of the MTCA Air Pilot, any edition between 1959 and 1970, and might be prepared to copy a few pages ? Reason I ask is that a friend is researching a number of Gee...
29th Oct 2020, 11:31
Replies: 12
Views: 2,812
Posted By redsetter

The U.10 was designed so it could be flown either...

The U.10 was designed so it could be flown either manually (for ferry flights), by the autopilot via the pilot's supervisory control panel (for autopilot check flights), or by the autopilot via...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2020, 16:53
Replies: 101
Views: 8,037
Posted By redsetter

Don't buy a battery from the AA if you don't do...

Don't buy a battery from the AA if you don't do much mileage. We made that mistake less than a year ago - battery was guaranteed for some number of years. Car wouldn't start during lockdown - called...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jun 2020, 09:23
Replies: 366
Views: 60,161
Posted By redsetter

He might have been a "known drone enthusiast" but...

He might have been a "known drone enthusiast" but both he and his wife had rock solid alibis - which the police reportedly completely ignored. I suspect that must account in part for the payout
25th May 2020, 09:18
Replies: 32
Views: 11,196
Posted By redsetter

From what I've read, what most masks do (unless...

From what I've read, what most masks do (unless you've got a very high-end hermetically-sealed one) is simply redirect the spray from a cough out the edges i.e. sideways. Which may not be ideal if...
24th May 2020, 11:35
Replies: 110
Views: 56,299
Posted By redsetter

I assume the US might have allowed US financed...

I assume the US might have allowed US financed aircraft to be used in Korea. As regards Malaya etc not all UK aircraft were paid for (part or otherwise) by the US, which meant that some could still...
24th May 2020, 08:31
Replies: 110
Views: 56,299
Posted By redsetter

From documents I've seen, the US did place...

From documents I've seen, the US did place restrictions on the use of aircraft they bought (or part-funded) via their various aid programmes. The restrictions were not just by numbers (i.e. "we've...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2020, 13:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,248
Posted By redsetter

To add a bit more information, the existence of...

To add a bit more information, the existence of the Army helicopter TI installation is reported in the RRE Malvern progress report of 71-72. Whatever the equipment was, I don't believe it was...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2020, 11:41
Replies: 19
Views: 3,248
Posted By redsetter

PANnews, thanks very much for the informative...

PANnews, thanks very much for the informative reply. The undated Scout installation was definitely a TI. I've managed to attach a pic. In original it's possible to make out the legend "AGA...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Mar 2020, 10:11
Replies: 19
Views: 3,248
Posted By redsetter

Thermal imager in British Army Helicopter 1972

I'm trying to track down a reference to an early thermal imaging installation in a British Army helicopter and wondered whether anyone here might be able to help. Date is sometime in period Mar...
19th Feb 2020, 11:16
Replies: 8
Views: 4,276
Posted By redsetter

I might be wrong (I often am), but I thought the...

I might be wrong (I often am), but I thought the ECJ oversight only applied to the proposed level-playing field agreement (unique to the UK), covering employment law, state aid etc, and that the...
25th Jan 2020, 17:44
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By redsetter

Thanks for all the replies. The sniffer (derived...

Thanks for all the replies. The sniffer (derived from Autolycus) was apparently positioned in a compartment behind the cockpit (first round window on port side). Can anyone tell me what that...
22nd Jan 2020, 21:20
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By redsetter

FWIW, I've discovered "Have Garden" was an...

FWIW, I've discovered "Have Garden" was an terrorist/insurgent camp fire detection trial, using a detector to sniff the smoke.
18th Jan 2020, 21:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By redsetter

Sandringham, thanks - that helps a bit. Explains...

Sandringham, thanks - that helps a bit. Explains why the photo I've seen of WJ338 at Pershore in early 1969 has the "IRIS III" legend on the fin taped-over.
18th Jan 2020, 17:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By redsetter

Hastings IRIS III in Malaysia 1969 ?

The IRIS III Hastings WJ338 visited Malaysia in April-May 1969 for "Have Garden" trials with the RN, having previously received an (unspecified) radio fit for the occasion. I wonder if any forum...
21st Jul 2019, 19:27
Replies: 7
Views: 5,120
Posted By redsetter

Protonmail (https://protonmail.com/) ...

Protonmail (https://protonmail.com/) (https://protonmail.com/)seems like a reasonable alternative to gmail.
10th May 2019, 21:58
Replies: 103
Views: 48,079
Posted By redsetter

Maybe. Although, if you read the HCSEC report...

Maybe. Although, if you read the HCSEC report you'll see that amongst their major concerns are: "the underlying defects in Huawei’s software engineering and cyber security processes". So what you may...
10th May 2019, 09:25
Replies: 103
Views: 48,079
Posted By redsetter

I can't see any quid pro quo of allowing Huawei...

I can't see any quid pro quo of allowing Huawei into our networks.

Take a look at at the HCSEC report on Huawei:...
8th May 2019, 16:46
Replies: 103
Views: 48,079
Posted By redsetter

5G provides the capability to connect a lot more...

5G provides the capability to connect a lot more things, some of which may be critical infrastructure. And BT is removing Huawei kit from (the core at least) of existing networks.
3rd Mar 2019, 09:16
Replies: 17
Views: 5,178
Posted By redsetter

Visited Northern Cyprus in the 90s. Lots of...

Visited Northern Cyprus in the 90s. Lots of Turkish Army conscripts. One of the locals (ex-conscript himself) told us the Army had problems finding things to do with them - trained-up a good number...
25th Feb 2019, 19:35
Replies: 0
Views: 626
Posted By redsetter

51 Sqn Comet Link crew member

Looking through the 51 Sqn ORB for 1961, I notice that one, sometimes two, "Link" crew appear on some Comet flights. Could anyone tell me what the function of the Link crew member was ?

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28th Aug 2018, 16:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By redsetter

Thanks for the replies. The reference I've seen...

Thanks for the replies. The reference I've seen to a "crew rest position" is in an official document (circa 1951) referring to the conversion of a UK Lincoln B Mk 2 for special duties. The position...
27th Aug 2018, 19:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By redsetter

Lincoln crew rest position ?

I've seen a few references to the crew rest position in the Avro Lincoln. Does anyone know where this was located, and what it comprised i.e. was there a bunk, or just seats ? I am guessing it was...
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