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Forum: Jet Blast
6th Feb 2019, 22:24
Replies: 47
Views: 5,736
Posted By Mechta

Bet it tasted of T-Rex... : How T-rex walked...

Bet it tasted of T-Rex... : How T-rex walked (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scientists-strap-fake-dinosaur-tail-on-chickens-to-discover-how-t-rex-walked-video-9117384.html)
6th Feb 2019, 22:16
Replies: 2
Views: 763
Posted By Mechta

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/349x281/sikorsky_aircraft_drafting_room_manual_680e6f96fc3ffed9f7c0552191f073f99ee9a307.png

This one had been on eBay. If you set up a search...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Feb 2019, 19:52
Replies: 47
Views: 5,736
Posted By Mechta

When Noah was going through the preliminary...

When Noah was going through the preliminary design review for the ark with God, Noah pointed out that in the given the timescale, materials budget and availability, there was no way he was going to...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2019, 11:04
Replies: 77
Views: 9,270
Posted By Mechta

Did anyone else read that as a 'Warning of yellow...

Did anyone else read that as a 'Warning of yellow snow'? :yuk:
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2019, 10:27
Replies: 24
Views: 4,242
Posted By Mechta

Yes Minister - Newspaper readers

Yes Minister - Newspaper readers
24th Jan 2019, 15:14
Replies: 35
Views: 6,446
Posted By Mechta

I thought the Starfighter was one! :E

I thought the Starfighter was one! :E
23rd Jan 2019, 01:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By Mechta

Smiths Industries was broken up in the late 1990s...

Smiths Industries was broken up in the late 1990s and early 2000s . Some went to Lucas Aerospace, some to Meggitt and some to GE Aviation.

There is a discussion regarding a similar piece of...
22nd Jan 2019, 11:16
Replies: 24
Views: 2,114
Posted By Mechta

I don't know about the Hatfield aircraft...

I don't know about the Hatfield aircraft (Puffin?), although in 'Delta Papa' the late Derek Piggott mentions flying the SUMPAC at Lasham with the assistance of a Madewell 49 model aircraft engine...
21st Jan 2019, 11:49
Replies: 24
Views: 2,114
Posted By Mechta

Aeroplanes with less than the Wrights' 12 horsepower?

The Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer flew on the 12hp generated by Charlie Taylor's engine. I wondered what other self-launching, man-carrying aircraft have flown since on the same or less horsepower? ...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jan 2019, 11:47
Replies: 16
Views: 2,178
Posted By Mechta

To find pictures of the type of car to which...

To find pictures of the type of car to which Lakester refers, google 'Belly Tank'. It brings up more pictures of these cars than the aeroplanes from which the tanks were sourced!
10th Jan 2019, 11:33
Replies: 40
Views: 10,322
Posted By Mechta

No, they wouldn't want pilots wandering around...

No, they wouldn't want pilots wandering around outside the aeroplane. They might see a hydraulic leak or something, which would incur local maintenance costs and schedule delays.
9th Jan 2019, 22:05
Replies: 40
Views: 10,322
Posted By Mechta

As Boeing's proposal has a very narrow chord and...

As Boeing's proposal has a very narrow chord and only a small amount of sweep, the thickness to chord ratio may well be higher than current airliners, so the pressure drop on the upper surface will...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2019, 11:10
Replies: 39
Views: 1,833
Posted By Mechta

Put a 5 deposit on plastic bags, so they won't...

Put a 5 deposit on plastic bags, so they won't be blowing around and getting reported as drones.
9th Jan 2019, 00:32
Replies: 40
Views: 10,322
Posted By Mechta

How is the strut/wing interface going to be...

How is the strut/wing interface going to be anything but draggy?
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2018, 11:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mechta

Rebel without a Drone Drone with the Wind ...

Rebel without a Drone
Drone with the Wind
Citizen Drone
Four Rotors and a Shambles
WhereD'go
Blade Runner
Toy Story
Close Encounters of the Imaginary Kind
The Searchers
Dronespotting
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Dec 2018, 14:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mechta

... only if I can be Captain Flashheart!

... only if I can be Captain Flashheart!
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Dec 2018, 16:54
Replies: 24
Views: 2,272
Posted By Mechta

At last the government are taking some serious...

At last the government are taking some serious and decisive action against the drones plastic bags which bring our airports to a standstill. :E
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2018, 18:00
Replies: 347
Views: 37,032
Posted By Mechta

Damn, I knew I had forgotten something! Well...

Damn, I knew I had forgotten something! Well spotted GTW.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2018, 17:48
Replies: 347
Views: 37,032
Posted By Mechta

A white coach arrives on the tarmac at LGW. Fifty...

A white coach arrives on the tarmac at LGW. Fifty or so soldiers disembark to form a couple of rows in front of their Commanding Officer and senior LGW management...

CO: "Right lads, your job is...
20th Dec 2018, 15:09
Replies: 1,180
Views: 668,513
Posted By Mechta

Sometimes I wonder if I should change my name to...

Sometimes I wonder if I should change my name to Mystic Meg?

8th Dec 2014 Post #55 https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/552428-new-caa-legislation-affects-model-flying-4.html#post8774881
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2018, 12:52
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By Mechta

The sad bit is that platform jumper suicides are...

The sad bit is that platform jumper suicides are avoidable if the platforms have doors matching the train doors as they do in Singapore.
If anyone think tube drivers are paid too much, get your...
14th Dec 2018, 12:56
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By Mechta

If I remember correctly, the Lancaster crew hatch...

If I remember correctly, the Lancaster crew hatch was much smaller than that on the Halifax, which resulted in a proportionately greater loss of Lancaster crews from those shot down. Maybe that was...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2018, 11:10
Replies: 68
Views: 3,467
Posted By Mechta

Aileron - Encourage the lady to get on board ...

Aileron - Encourage the lady to get on board
Elevator - She was consumed by Santa's helper
Fin - Not fick
Rudder - Cow's mammary glands darker than usual
Tailplane - Yorkshire Airlines beer...
12th Dec 2018, 20:18
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Mechta

Ebay 'distance from' box shows a different postcode - has my account been hacked?

The Ebay box for selecting the item location, which gives a choice of distances from a selected postcode, is showing a postcode that isn't mine and no one I know would have entered. This is the...
9th Dec 2018, 00:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By Mechta

Discorde & Shytorque, thanks for putting me...

Discorde & Shytorque, thanks for putting me right. Looking again at some other entries, the Gs and Cs are very similar.
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