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9th Jun 2021, 10:16
Replies: 100
Views: 15,610
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, 15:03
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
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, 05:54
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
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, 21:21
Replies: 21
Views: 4,661
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, 01:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
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, 08:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
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, 08:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Thank you.

Thank you.
1st Jun 2021, 08:15
Replies: 48
Views: 12,279
Posted By FlightlessParrot

According to Wikipedia, the problem was that the...

According to Wikipedia, the problem was that the wing tips didn't fail simultaneously, so they ended up limiting the whole aeroplane to 7.5g.
31st May 2021, 08:29
Replies: 48
Views: 12,279
Posted By FlightlessParrot

This thread started, long ago, with examination...

This thread started, long ago, with examination of the idea that the F8F was inspired by the FW-190 towards the idea of putting the largest engine in lightest airframe. I just found the following...
31st May 2021, 03:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Thank you, megan. Maybe I should search PPRUNE to...

Thank you, megan. Maybe I should search PPRUNE to see if anyone can remember what it was like producing them. Must have been quite an industry.
30th May 2021, 21:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Thank you--you've got me interested in this topic...

Thank you--you've got me interested in this topic now. I found on-line an orange-cover set of notes for the Horsa, which include instructions for casting off; the tug pilot is advised to take care...
30th May 2021, 09:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By FlightlessParrot

The orange coloured one is interesting, and...

The orange coloured one is interesting, and unlike the other ones reproduced online. I notice that it has the line "Reproduced by permission of the Controller of HM Stationery Office," which suggests...
29th May 2021, 09:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Depending on whether you want typography nerd...

Depending on whether you want typography nerd level detail (and typography nerdry is very nerdy indeed), or a way to do a quick mock-up, you may find it helpful to know that the Gill Sans MT that...
28th May 2021, 15:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Guessing, not knowing, it looks very like the...

Guessing, not knowing, it looks very like the Gill Sans you'd expect for the period, but that existed in many varieties and the trick might be to find just which one. Hope this helps until you get a...
28th May 2021, 08:20
Replies: 2,283
Views: 275,681
Posted By FlightlessParrot

The statutory 24 hours having passed, I can now...

The statutory 24 hours having passed, I can now reveal that it took Noyade 28 minutes to identify the Renard Espervier (the 2bis, to be precise).

Over to Noyade to find something between the...
27th May 2021, 05:24
Replies: 2,283
Views: 275,681
Posted By FlightlessParrot

My entries rarely take more than a couple of...

My entries rarely take more than a couple of hours, but lest the thread lapse into inanition, here's something.

...
23rd May 2021, 10:02
Replies: 2,283
Views: 275,681
Posted By FlightlessParrot

The French government site allows searching with...

The French government site allows searching with a wildcard, so I've done F-%LDE and come up with nothing appropriate (on that site, % is the wildcard character).

Aerodrome Sisteron is the site of...
23rd May 2021, 00:12
Replies: 2,283
Views: 275,681
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I have tried the following sites with no success:...

I have tried the following sites with no success:
https://www.aviafrance.com/recherche.php

http://www.antonakis.co.uk/registers/France.txt
...
23rd May 2021, 00:01
Replies: 2,283
Views: 275,681
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Sorry, a contrived joke. Like a P-38 Lightning,...

Sorry, a contrived joke. Like a P-38 Lightning, only half the aircraft and rather dim.
22nd May 2021, 00:39
Replies: 2,283
Views: 275,681
Posted By FlightlessParrot

It does look a bit like a Cri-Cri that's taken a...

It does look a bit like a Cri-Cri that's taken a beating with the Ugly Stick. ? P-19 Glimmering?
20th May 2021, 04:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,979
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I wonder if "on Shell Spirit" means "using Shell...

I wonder if "on Shell Spirit" means "using Shell fuel"; IIRC "spirit" was used in the early 20th Century to mean "petrol" (or petrol + additives).
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2021, 09:49
Replies: 27
Views: 2,580
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I was thinking of something like this:...

I was thinking of something like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnelli_UB-14
Windracers' website seems stronger on branding than information: https://www.windracers.org/blog/uav-press-release...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2021, 07:02
Replies: 27
Views: 2,580
Posted By FlightlessParrot

Looks like some strong Burnelli influence there.

Looks like some strong Burnelli influence there.
4th May 2021, 23:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By FlightlessParrot

I'm wondering why that could have been, and I...

I'm wondering why that could have been, and I think maybe the difference between diffuse reflection from a matte surface and specular from glossy: so if you happen to be in the path of the...
2nd May 2021, 16:35
Replies: 2,283
Views: 275,681
Posted By FlightlessParrot

It really is rather elegant. OPEN HOUSE, as I...

It really is rather elegant.
OPEN HOUSE, as I have nothing that will trouble the identifiers.
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