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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 07:04 AM GMT+7
Yes it could! You have control, over.
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 07:51 AM GMT+7
Could it possibly be the collision of two Avro Anson Aircraft where they became stuck together and the pilot of the bottom Aircraft landed both planes? He was then brought up on charges for doing so.
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 07:35 AM GMT+7
Well, as it's been a few days ...

What was particularly unusual about a collision between two training aircraft over Australia in 1940?
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 07:54 AM GMT+7
Thanks Martin. I can't think of any good questions so I will open it up to anyone if there are no objections.
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 01:45 AM GMT+7
Yes, that's right.

There are two versions of the story. The first was that the red arrows contacted Farnborough to see if it was allowed and were told if they kept within certain speeds and gee limits it would be OK. Otherwise there would be too much stress on the tail. Unfortunately one of the OCUs removed the limiter fuse and exceeded the limits causing damage so the orders to the arrows were to replace the fuses which as you say they did, with u/s ones.

The second version is that when the powers that be heard about the removal of the fuses they hit the roof saying it would take up two years of test pilot time exploring the flight dynamics of the gnat without the fuses so they must be put back.
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 02:05 PM GMT+7
Was it removing "Fuse 13" ? This by-passed the high speed roll limit on the aileron angle of movement. By increasing the movement max angle of movement the roll rates increased. When they were ordered to replace the fuses they got around it by using unserviceable fuses.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 09:45 PM GMT+7
No takers?

The team was the red arrows and the aircraft was the one before the Hawk.
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:23 AM GMT+7
Sean that was a cracking question, I actually was close to giving up on it when I stumbled on the answer.

So my question is this:

A famous aerobatic team found they could "tweak" their aircraft to get a significantly improved rate of roll. What was the tweak and how did the team get round being ordered to undo it?
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 08:33 AM GMT+7
!!! It was.

So much for that idea ... obscure factoid indeed. You have control, over.
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 08:18 PM GMT+7
Was it the wind tunnel?
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 09:34 AM GMT+7
Coo, it's been a while. So ...

What design tool, crucial to the development of supersonic aircraft, was invented in 1870?
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:09 PM GMT+7

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Stupid of me. In that case the full list would be the brake parachute, the cut-outs in the flaps, and the pylon ejector fairings on the outer wings.

Stupid? not at all, they are so small that noticing them is difficult. The baton is in your hands now
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 07:23 AM GMT+7
Stupid of me. In that case the full list would be the brake parachute, the cut-outs in the flaps, and the pylon ejector fairings on the outer wings.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 11:02 PM GMT+7

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Additional clue: The third items were designed to prevent damage to the wings

This is an 'explosive' clue
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 10:10 PM GMT+7
Additional clue: The third items were designed to prevent damage to the wings
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 11:00 PM GMT+7

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The braking parachute housing above the jetpipe; cut-outs in the flaps for the 230-gallon tanks; and, er, some more aerials?

Yes, yes, no. The most obvious being the housing, less obvious the cut outs. The third are small items bot not communications related
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 07:07 AM GMT+7
The braking parachute housing above the jetpipe; cut-outs in the flaps for the 230-gallon tanks; and, er, some more aerials?
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 08:53 AM GMT+7
Thank you. There were 3 external airframe differences between the Hawker Hunter F6 and the FGA9. What were they?
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 01:53 PM GMT+7

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Ok. I was 21 hours out, it was 25 hours to scrapping


Time for you to restore some enthusiasm, Mike.

Cheers

Karl.
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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 09:29 AM GMT+7
Ok. I was 21 hours out, it was 25 hours to scrapping
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 01:14 PM GMT+7
No takers? Look here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eFCS8dmPvM&t=186s for the answer.

Cheers

Karl
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:43 PM GMT+7

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I've heard it was as little as 4 hours


Mike. That was overhaul time. The video clip I watched on-line (hint, hint) has the life-time of the engines.

Cheers

Karl.
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:59 AM GMT+7

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I was watching a very interesting clip of Captain Eric Brown describing the Me262 and he stated something quite remarkable about the difference of German and British jet engines.

While the British engines had an Overhaul-life of 100 hours the German engines had a very short Scrap-life.

How long (short) was the German engine life?

Cheers

Karl.

I've heard it was as little as 4 hours
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 06:53 AM GMT+7

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I was watching a very interesting clip of Captain Eric Brown describing the Me262 and he stated something quite remarkable about the difference of German and British jet engines.

While the British engines had an Overhaul-life of 100 hours the German engines had a very short Scrap-life.

How long (short) was the German engine life?

Cheers

Karl.



ok so what was the answer for the third part? did i miss it? and the first part of the first question was- who and what aircraft- was there a war ace or someone known flying it?


joe
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
I was watching a very interesting clip of Captain Eric Brown describing the Me262 and he stated something quite remarkable about the difference of German and British jet engines.

While the British engines had an Overhaul-life of 100 hours the German engines had a very short Scrap-life.

How long (short) was the German engine life?

Cheers

Karl.