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by Chris Lane
November 25th, 2013, 10:30 pm
Forum: Your New Projects
Topic: 20%VULCAN
Replies: 371
Views: 126310

Re: 20%VULCAN

XA894 had five Olympus engines including one with reheat and mounted in a pod under the weapons bay. It was destroyed in a ground fire at Filton in the early 1960's.
by Chris Lane
September 21st, 2013, 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: x2 z38's model suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 4794

Re: x2 z38's model suggestions

Let's try again! OK. It looks as though that image has loaded.

It's all water under the bridge now but my suggestion for a Zenoah 38 twin is the Airspeed Ambassador. It's English, beautiful, efficient, and not military.

Chris
by Chris Lane
September 17th, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: x2 z38's model suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 4794

Re: x2 z38's model suggestions

Sorry Dave - no change. Have also tried another image with the same message.
by Chris Lane
September 16th, 2013, 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: x2 z38's model suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 4794

Re: x2 z38's model suggestions

I am trying to upload an image here but I just get a message "cannot add another attachment, 0 is the maximum".

Help!!
by Chris Lane
August 19th, 2013, 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: spin recovery or not
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: spin recovery or not

Or put the old way:- 1. Unstall the wing (=stick forward) 2. Stop the rotation (=opposite rudder) 3. Recove r (=lift the nose) The application of power gives greater effectiveness to the elevator and rudder at low airspeeds but is not an option with sailplanes! For most conventional aircraft central...
by Chris Lane
August 7th, 2013, 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Airborne Video
Replies: 17
Views: 4049

Re: Airborne Video

Guys this is an interesting thread for me. I would still like to know more about telemetry - can the operator see what the Phantom is filming in real time for instance?
by Chris Lane
August 3rd, 2013, 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Airborne Video
Replies: 17
Views: 4049

Re: Airborne Video

Thanks guys - wonderful!
by Chris Lane
August 3rd, 2013, 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: Airborne Video
Replies: 17
Views: 4049

Airborne Video

What a superb video from Mark Hinton, recorded at Cosford and on the site front page. This has it all; great image quality, outstanding stability of the camera platform in flight, no exposure funnies as the camera "looks" ground to sky etc. Please can we know more? What kind of aircraft (q...
by Chris Lane
July 31st, 2013, 8:45 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: large scale aircraft COG balancing
Replies: 12
Views: 3279

Re: large scale aircraft COG balancing

Thanks Dave - that worked! Chris
by Chris Lane
July 31st, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: large scale aircraft COG balancing
Replies: 12
Views: 3279

Re: large scale aircraft COG balancing

Richard - I have tried to upload an image having a .BMP extension. It refused this so I inserted the image into a Word blank page which then had a .docx extension. I then tried the bitmap with the extension reference removed. When I go through the attachment procedure here it all seems to happen unt...
by Chris Lane
July 31st, 2013, 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: large scale aircraft COG balancing
Replies: 12
Views: 3279

Re: large scacel aircraft COG balancing

Richard, suggest weighing it at each main and the tail wheels with an appropriate platform scale. It must be level for each weighing which involves a block the same thickness as the platform scales (for the main wheel not currently being weighed!) plus a deeper block for the tail wheel. You then nee...
by Chris Lane
July 8th, 2013, 5:58 am
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Amps or Air for 1/4 scale Wyvern ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1547

Re: Amps or Air for 1/4 scale Wyvern ?

In full size aircraft we called them WOGS - "weight-on-ground switches". They detect the oleo extension at take off and enable retraction, armaments, full radar power etc. On digital logic aeroplanes like Eurofighter the cockpit button function and its caption change so that there is no up...
by Chris Lane
July 7th, 2013, 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: what glue to use on spruce?
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: what glue to use on spruce?

Please note there are storage life warnings on Aerolite and they are quite short! - Chris
by Chris Lane
July 4th, 2013, 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Topics
Topic: what glue to use on spruce?
Replies: 19
Views: 3315

Re: what glue to use on spruce?

Alan - I have just had a look at the British Gliding Association guidance for repairs online. They say a 15:1 scarf and they use Aerolite 300 which seems to be Aerolite 306 powder mixed with water plus a matching hardener. As you are associated with the aircraft industry you may be able to source a ...
by Chris Lane
May 17th, 2013, 6:02 am
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: What is this aircraft please
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Re: What is this aircraft please

I have now found other photos of these aircraft on the web which identifies them as 1954 Battle of Britain displays.
by Chris Lane
May 14th, 2013, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: What is this aircraft please
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

Re: What is this aircraft please

Many thanks for that Alan. I have these photo's taken by my dad and myself from way back. This little set has a Spitfire, Hurricane, Heinkel 111, Me109 of some description, and this one. All have some kind of spray over the transparencies so they were being preserved at the time. They may date from ...
by Chris Lane
May 14th, 2013, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: What is this aircraft please
Replies: 3
Views: 2463

What is this aircraft please

With silence on the raising of the Goodwins Dornier "the only remaining Dornier 17 in the world" I have become intrigued by this photo in my collection. It's one of a series taken on Horse Guards Parade in the 1950's. If it is a Dornier where is it now?
by Chris Lane
November 20th, 2012, 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Gloster E28/39
Replies: 6
Views: 2953

Re: Gloster E28/39

According to Wikipedia, E28/39 refers to the 28th experimental aircraft specification issued by the Air Ministry in 1939. Glosters response was the Gloster G40 and there are quite good drawings of the G40 in http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/3vues/3vues.html - might be worth a look?
by Chris Lane
November 20th, 2012, 6:18 pm
Forum: The Old Forum Lounge
Topic: Fun stuff goes here.
Replies: 1187
Views: 328780

Re: Fun stuff goes here.

My dad used to declaim:-

"Alcock and Brown flew over the ocean,
why they did so I haven't a notion.
Alcock was pilot while Brown kept the log.
And when they reached Ireland they fell in a bog."

Any one know where this came from or if there is any more to it please?
by Chris Lane
November 8th, 2012, 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical Help required
Topic: Servos mounted in the tail???
Replies: 15
Views: 4447

Re: Servos mounted in the tail???

More on pipe organ mechanisms. This picture shows a "roller board", in a Flair Fokker DVII fuselage, to take a throttle linkage vertically from a servo at the bottom to the carburetter height near the top. In this case the torque rod is hardwood dowel which is light and stiff enough in thi...

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