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26th Jul 2022, 10:54
Replies: 14
Views: 2,576
Posted By FlightlessParrot

From the cutaways I've been able to find, there...

From the cutaways I've been able to find, there doesn't seem to have been very much actually inside the poitrine of the early marks. Have I missed something, or was it just not important to make that...
23rd Jul 2022, 06:19
Replies: 141
Views: 39,241
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I think it is possible that if the management of...

I think it is possible that if the management of a US public company really did make safety their first priority, they would be acting illegally. Management seems to be legally required to put the...
8th Jul 2022, 11:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Have you looked at Task Manager? If not, here's...

Have you looked at Task Manager?
If not, here's how (I am talking about Windows 10--don't know if this will work in 11):
1. Press, simultaneously, Control, Alt, Delete;
2. A menu will appear:...
20th Jul 2021, 00:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By FlightlessParrot

You know, I was just going to let this go, but...

You know, I was just going to let this go, but then I thought: this is the internet.

First, if you're going to be a stickler for accuracy, be accurate in quoting the post in front of you. You...
19th Jul 2021, 11:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Not that it matters and I was quoting from memory...

Not that it matters and I was quoting from memory but I said he designed the impeller of the supercharger; as I recollect, he applied stuff he had learned in his degree. If you would prefer, he...
19th Jul 2021, 07:51
Replies: 50
Views: 10,586
Posted By FlightlessParrot

FWIW, which is not very much, I would go with...

FWIW, which is not very much, I would go with Maggie Island: get a business degree, and pursue flying as a separate activity, simultaneously or in sequence. I know naught about aviation, but my...
19th Jul 2021, 02:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I wonder why they were supposed to have come from...

I wonder why they were supposed to have come from Oxford? Whittle did a degree at Cambridge.

BTW, I remember, I think from Not Much of an Engineer, that Hooker was shown the design of Whittle's...
18th Jul 2021, 07:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,706
Posted By FlightlessParrot

A.A. Griffith and Whittle

Looking around for stuff about German knowledge of British turbine developments, I've come across references to the review of Whittle's project for a jet engine by A.A. Griffith. As commonly,...
18th Jul 2021, 07:24
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,210
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Copland, Appalachian Spring: 25' 35" Anon., Le...

Copland, Appalachian Spring: 25' 35"
Anon., Le printemps Canadien: 1' 27"
18th Jul 2021, 06:53
Replies: 8
Views: 2,384
Posted By FlightlessParrot

That Wikipedia article is flagged as needing...

That Wikipedia article is flagged as needing 'additional citations for verification' and they're not wrong. Specifically, that claim about knowledge of the Meteor programme is completely unsourced....
18th Jul 2021, 01:23
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,210
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Great tradition of the best American engineering:...

Great tradition of the best American engineering: simple, strong, right. Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?
17th Jul 2021, 18:26
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,210
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Hi Pypard, just to explain: the 24 hour rule was...

Hi Pypard, just to explain: the 24 hour rule was imposed by the moderators of the board because the thread was becoming very quick-fire. I forgot about it myself and declared a winner within 30...
17th Jul 2021, 03:46
Replies: 32
Views: 5,573
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Damn, it was consciously in my mind to write...

Damn, it was consciously in my mind to write 'ton' not 'tonne' so I went ahead and did the wrong thing. You are, of course, quite right.
16th Jul 2021, 17:00
Replies: 32
Views: 5,573
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Let me see if I can remember the Imperial...

Let me see if I can remember the Imperial weights:
16 ounces = 1 pound (abbrev. 'lb', for Latin 'libra')
14 pounds = 1 stone (and I never knew why it was called that, thanks Asturias)
2 stone = 1...
15th Jul 2021, 00:39
Replies: 32
Views: 5,573
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Body positivity. And she'll smash anyone who...

Body positivity. And she'll smash anyone who makes an issue of it. And by the way, the collection at Matins was unsatisfactory last Sunday and she'll be taking the plate around herself next time. Or...
13th Jul 2021, 13:17
Replies: 66
Views: 15,033
Posted By FlightlessParrot

The Oxford English Dictionary has two uses of the...

The Oxford English Dictionary has two uses of the offensive term for an aerodyne from 1908:



The quotation from the Aeronautical Journal has a rich collection of diacritics, along with its use...
13th Jul 2021, 13:03
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,210
Posted By FlightlessParrot

A long time ago on UK television there was an...

A long time ago on UK television there was an enchanting programme called 'Pets Win Prizes'. One of the competitions was to see if a human could identify their animal from a group of like creatures...
13th Jul 2021, 07:54
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,210
Posted By FlightlessParrot

It looks to me like the cabin windows are wrong...

It looks to me like the cabin windows are wrong for any SAI aircraft I can find. As also the Fletcher F-24, which has a similar treatment of the leading edge, though not so extreme as in the mystery...
11th Jul 2021, 10:59
Replies: 35
Views: 6,380
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Lenses somewhat like this are used by snooker...

Lenses somewhat like this are used by snooker players and librarians. You probably need an independent optometrist; even then, a useful word to trigger thinking beyond the normal is "occupational"; I...
11th Jul 2021, 10:54
Replies: 3,228
Views: 461,985
Posted By FlightlessParrot

The upholstery shows it's a different trim level....

The upholstery shows it's a different trim level. Was there a Ghia?
10th Jul 2021, 00:27
Replies: 8
Views: 6,061
Posted By FlightlessParrot

An accident in New Zealand ten years ago looks...

An accident in New Zealand ten years ago looks superficially similar: Fox Glacier Crash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Fox_Glacier_FU-24_crash)

If there are cultural factors, a big if, they...
8th Jul 2021, 01:06
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,210
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Does this mean we are approaching the limit of...

Does this mean we are approaching the limit of obscure 'planes that have been photographed?
4th Jul 2021, 06:17
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,210
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Well, the goat misled me as to the appropriate...

Well, the goat misled me as to the appropriate continent, but now I have Good News about the aircraft.

Also, I discover the type has a website dedicated to its history, and the website itself is...
1st Jul 2021, 13:17
Replies: 76
Views: 58,119
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Momoe Is it likely to go the way of the 380:...

Momoe

Is it likely to go the way of the 380: by the time it enters service, the market will be going in a different direction?
30th Jun 2021, 00:01
Replies: 76
Views: 58,119
Posted By FlightlessParrot

This is, and has been, widespread policy over a...

This is, and has been, widespread policy over a huge range of human activities since "managers" decided that they could manage everything, whether or not they knew anything about it. So, you have to...
24th Jun 2021, 23:29
Replies: 45
Views: 7,703
Posted By FlightlessParrot

:8 When I were a lad, spotting buses, we didn't...

:8 When I were a lad, spotting buses, we didn't have no anoraks, but I think those coaches with trailers were contemporary with the RT buses, before the Routemaster was introduced.
This forum is...
22nd Jun 2021, 09:35
Replies: 19
Views: 5,134
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Well, there were two other six-engined flying...

Well, there were two other six-engined flying boats developed in competition with it (!), the Sud-Est Amphitrite and the Potez-CAMS 161, which seem to have been even more unlikely to end up in a...
22nd Jun 2021, 02:44
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,210
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I believe that post-modern Flea is the Croses...

I believe that post-modern Flea is the Croses EC-6 Criquet. He also designed the EC-9 Para-Cargo Croses Para-Cargo (https://www.fraseraerotechnologycompany.com/Visiting_Photographer5.html)
At which...
9th Jun 2021, 11:16
Replies: 113
Views: 25,293
Posted By FlightlessParrot

And, to the best of my knowledge and belief, were...

And, to the best of my knowledge and belief, were powered by Avons, not Olympus. Mind you, a mere four Olympus, without afterburner, in a Vulcan doing a demonstration take off at Farnborough remains...
5th Jun 2021, 16:03
Replies: 17
Views: 3,352
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Thank you, I knew there was a word I had...

Thank you, I knew there was a word I had forgotten.
5th Jun 2021, 06:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,352
Posted By FlightlessParrot

This is a difference between US and British...

This is a difference between US and British usage.

For aeroplanes that land (?) and take off from the water, British English has no single common term: they are EITHER "flying boats", OR...
Forum: North America
3rd Jun 2021, 22:21
Replies: 25
Views: 6,958
Posted By FlightlessParrot

For a Pan Am order, it has to travel faster than...

For a Pan Am order, it has to travel faster than light.
2nd Jun 2021, 02:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Well, indeed, but this is the Santa Sleigh we're...

Well, indeed, but this is the Santa Sleigh we're talking about, long before metrification or even Imperial standardisation, and evidently the measures have been rather eclectically converted from the...
1st Jun 2021, 09:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Although not stated on the cover, this must in...

Although not stated on the cover, this must in fact be for NATO use. Airspeeds are given in Km/H, and some of the instructions read a little oddly to a native speaker (for instance, the power units...
1st Jun 2021, 09:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Thank you.

Thank you.
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