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15th Jul 2020, 07:50
Replies: 718
Views: 447,993
Posted By wonderboysteve

DW - thanks for your response! I'll PM as this is...

DW - thanks for your response! I'll PM as this is far from topic.
13th Jul 2020, 12:33
Replies: 718
Views: 447,993
Posted By wonderboysteve

Was that definitely the case? I hasten to add...

Was that definitely the case? I hasten to add that I don't know in the case of the Sea Vixen, but a straight tailplane would not inherently suffer from compressability issues before the mainplane, if...
28th Nov 2018, 20:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By wonderboysteve

Indeed they did! However, I was hoping (long...

Indeed they did! However, I was hoping (long shot) that someone might have come across an RAE or Handley Page internal technical report, if I'm really lucky with Windtunnel results.
28th Nov 2018, 20:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,213
Posted By wonderboysteve

HP Victor questions

Hi,

I’m hoping to invoke the collective genius of this forum, to help me with a couple of questions regarding the mighty HP Victor.

1) Did the Victor carry bomb bay fuel tanks when equipped...
18th Oct 2018, 11:49
Replies: 52
Views: 9,949
Posted By wonderboysteve

I think your memory is entirely plausible! ...

I think your memory is entirely plausible!

https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1968/1968%20-%200866.PDF
29th Aug 2017, 11:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,114
Posted By wonderboysteve

I presume BAe had a customer in mind when it...

I presume BAe had a customer in mind when it accepted the RSAF F.53s as trade in?
14th Jul 2017, 13:41
Replies: 10
Views: 3,741
Posted By wonderboysteve

Overflew the Cotswold’s finest manufacturer of...

Overflew the Cotswold’s finest manufacturer of yellow and black racing cars at a similar time BEagle; You must be close! A life affirming experience as always, thanks BBMF.
7th Jun 2017, 12:15
Replies: 53
Views: 11,868
Posted By wonderboysteve

I'm far from the expert that PN is on this...

I'm far from the expert that PN is on this matter, but...

1) I suspect PN is referring to the operational use of Valiants in the Suez crisis (but I could be wrong)

2) The BA INS system...
8th Feb 2017, 11:49
Replies: 1,757
Views: 943,467
Posted By wonderboysteve

Apologies for the drift off topic, however... ...

Apologies for the drift off topic, however...

If by 'failure' you are referring to the end of flying, then I'm not sure this stacks up. There were seven possible reasons for the end of flying...
19th Dec 2016, 12:48
Replies: 9
Views: 3,456
Posted By wonderboysteve

Awful news :ugh:

Awful news :ugh:
19th Dec 2016, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 3,456
Posted By wonderboysteve

On a related note, does anyone know where the...

On a related note, does anyone know where the F-105 from the RAF Croughton gate has gone? It enlivened my commute until a couple of months ago. Hopefully for new paint rather than razor blades.
25th Oct 2016, 11:45
Replies: 94
Views: 17,990
Posted By wonderboysteve

I'm not sure the phrases 'RAF Phantom' and 'Off...

I'm not sure the phrases 'RAF Phantom' and 'Off the shelf' have any business being near each other.
4th Jul 2016, 11:56
Replies: 15
Views: 3,822
Posted By wonderboysteve

Well worth it indeed. The higher grades require...

Well worth it indeed. The higher grades require accredited qualifications and experience that provide a recognised status in the industry, which is useful.

If you have the time/support, then there...
31st May 2016, 11:39
Replies: 107
Views: 35,614
Posted By wonderboysteve

Gsxr600 Unfortunately RR were not willing...

Gsxr600


Unfortunately RR were not willing to continue, even in the event that Marshalls had been.

I'll ask MW whether he considers himself misquoted, next time I see him.
26th May 2016, 11:42
Replies: 107
Views: 35,614
Posted By wonderboysteve

Unfortunately there is no truth in this at all....

Unfortunately there is no truth in this at all. VTTST had the last eight Olympus 202 engines that were acceptable to RR; it was the lack of willingness of the latter to support them post 2015 (due...
27th Apr 2016, 12:29
Replies: 61
Views: 18,614
Posted By wonderboysteve

My Grandad was a miner called Herbert. What's...

My Grandad was a miner called Herbert. What's your point?
28th Jan 2016, 11:51
Replies: 40
Views: 10,259
Posted By wonderboysteve

...occasional research level UAV testing. There...

...occasional research level UAV testing. There was nothing else happening on a Monday, after all....
24th Dec 2015, 05:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By wonderboysteve

... and amongst others, I'd very much recommend...

... and amongst others, I'd very much recommend the late Harry Frazer-Mitchell's account of the development of the Hawk (2013/01). Also anything by John Ackroyd, but then he was one of my undergrad...
21st Dec 2015, 11:54
Replies: 38
Views: 14,122
Posted By wonderboysteve

As I remember, my childhood copy of T. Shia's...

As I remember, my childhood copy of T. Shia's 'Airshows 86' had images of both EAP and Rafale A flying at Farnborough that year.
29th Oct 2015, 13:19
Replies: 50
Views: 13,829
Posted By wonderboysteve

Some of us were born there and didn't have much...

Some of us were born there and didn't have much of a choice!

The issues with the airport/council/Police became apparent very late in the day (as indeed, did the need to end flying). Doubtless more...
14th Jul 2015, 12:50
Replies: 86
Views: 14,762
Posted By wonderboysteve

Megan

I believe there is a reference to the Hurricane's overly thick wing design in:

The United Kingdom's contributions to the development of aeronautics Part 3.The development of the streamlined...
14th Jul 2014, 15:53
Replies: 65
Views: 13,449
Posted By wonderboysteve

WH904, Apologies, I see that the first...

WH904,

Apologies, I see that the first sentence of the quote was a response to the previous post.

However, as to your wider point, both sides obviously knew the score in advance. VTTST knew...
14th Jul 2014, 13:50
Replies: 65
Views: 13,449
Posted By wonderboysteve

1) Not sure what point you are trying to make....

1) Not sure what point you are trying to make. The objective of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust is to demonstrate a flying Vulcan in front of the public. As Farnborough is one of the biggest airshows in...
13th Jan 2010, 09:39
Replies: 16
Views: 4,956
Posted By wonderboysteve

Chevvron, Many thanks! I will have words...

Chevvron,

Many thanks! I will have words with my informant....
12th Jan 2010, 09:56
Replies: 16
Views: 4,956
Posted By wonderboysteve

I was once told Boscombe Down, hence the HAS...

I was once told Boscombe Down, hence the HAS everywhere. May have been made up though....
Forum: Tech Log
18th Dec 2009, 11:23
Replies: 70
Views: 29,125
Posted By wonderboysteve

Is it at all possible that you are confusing...

Is it at all possible that you are confusing shear force and bending moment?
14th May 2009, 11:21
Replies: 63
Views: 12,139
Posted By wonderboysteve

It was more of a rhetorical question to be...

It was more of a rhetorical question to be honest. The aircraft are not 'surplus', rather they are required to meet the OSD. How many GR4s are deployed compared to how many were built (accepting that...
14th May 2009, 09:29
Replies: 63
Views: 12,139
Posted By wonderboysteve

Tim, Is the the fleet size not a function of the...

Tim, Is the the fleet size not a function of the required operational numbers and the OSD, i.e you would expect a significantly larger fleet to be bought than deployed in order to rotate the airframe...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Feb 2009, 15:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By wonderboysteve

Old Smokey

Is this some confusion with the relative NOx levels? Higher TET as achieved by modern engines leads to better fuel burn but also higher NOx levels, which cause O3 depletion.

I think....
14th Jan 2009, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 3,498
Posted By wonderboysteve

Absolutely no references to hand, but I seem to...

Absolutely no references to hand, but I seem to remember reading that...

1) V-1 could be shot down by guns, but the risk to the fighter was high due to the proximity to the exploding warhead

2)...
17th Oct 2008, 13:01
Replies: 15
Views: 3,801
Posted By wonderboysteve

There must have been a lot of important...

There must have been a lot of important calibration duties that day :suspect:
24th Sep 2008, 13:50
Replies: 12
Views: 6,204
Posted By wonderboysteve

IIRC, TSR2 would have been given VTOL capability...

IIRC, TSR2 would have been given VTOL capability by being launched from a platform powered by about 70 engines. OEI performance wasn`t bad though...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Aug 2008, 10:07
Replies: 47
Views: 20,850
Posted By wonderboysteve

They are there to compensate for the cut out in...

They are there to compensate for the cut out in the leading edge devices caused by the engine pylons. As well as the obvious reduction in slat span, the cut out affects the three-dimensional lift...
23rd Jul 2008, 13:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,244
Posted By wonderboysteve

But was that not because the population of Malta...

But was that not because the population of Malta was civilian, and the VC can only be awarded to military personnel?
8th Jul 2008, 00:03
Replies: 146
Views: 26,717
Posted By wonderboysteve

I haven`t read any of this so feel free to tell...

I haven`t read any of this so feel free to tell me to f**k off.....

Waddington was all that could be expected under the conditions. As far as I`m concerned as a a punter, all of the crews did...
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