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Vecchio Austriaco21/12/2011 20:55:08
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Hooray - I made it. double post.
cheers VA 

Edited By Vecchio Austriaco on 21/12/2011 20:56:43

Erfolg21/12/2011 21:08:14
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I kept quite
 
I was a little confused, I could see the practical aspects of a small pilot, I assumed that the suggestion was that UK pilots would be taller than average.
 
I had this feeling if I were to persist and ask more questions, i would be given a good dressing down, on the basis I was questioning the validity of policy. Deep down I knew that that is how it was to be, whatever the logic.
 
Anyway I was only detailing the fin under direction, and did not matter.
Vecchio Austriaco21/12/2011 21:22:53
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It is clear that smaller pilots give you an advantage - and it is also clear that 75 years ago nobody was asking for political correctness - may be it was easier to make decisions that way?
OK. I stop that - we are far off topic.
Cheers VA
Erfolg21/12/2011 22:40:35
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75 years AGO! It was no more than 70. I am young Erfolg, everyone used to call "young Carlschen", ehhhh, a little while back.

Back on subject, the Fireball XL5 did seem to fly extremely well, it did need the "I wish i was a Spaceman", to be the perfect video.

Now what about "Super Car", who has modeled that! Better still a RC Miles M52.
Tony Bennett21/12/2011 23:05:53
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rc miles 52
Tim Hooper22/12/2011 09:31:23
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Posted by Terence Lynock on 21/12/2011 16:58:45:
During the formative years of the Cosford Aerospace Museum Society (I was member Nr 14) I got to sit in most of the aircraft on display, the Ju52 was in fact like sitting in a corugated shed, the Lincoln was like a tour of a coal mine, the C47 (ex-Lord Montgomery transport aircraft) was like a company boardroom.
Terence,
 
I too spent a couple of years as a volunteer there - from 2006 to 2008. The days of sitting in the cockpits have almost disappeared. The HSE blokes have decided that the hand-painted instrument dials in most of the aircraft are now emitting life-threatening amounts of radiation, now that the seals around the front glasses have started to perish.
 
Never mind - I've sat in several of the aircraft (including the Ju52 and Lincoln).
 
It's still a great place to visit though! Free admission (£2 parking charge), and now there's the Cold War hangar to wander through.
 
Not only that, but the gift shop is now stocking Westwings balsa kits!
 
tim
Erfolg22/12/2011 10:05:16
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I think it would have been Radium that was used.

Edited By Erfolg on 22/12/2011 10:08:44

Tony Bennett22/12/2011 10:36:43
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ah radium.
when it was hand painted onto watch dials the painters would suck the brush to get the tip smooth between coats.
 

Eric Bray22/12/2011 12:39:50
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Pilots were like jockeys! Small physique = less surplus mass to have the aircraft lug about!
Erfolg22/12/2011 15:18:23
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I am impressed with the video of the Miles 52. I just cannot imagine where the lipo would go. I assume the cockpit area is too small?
 
I suppose that the ESC and Rx could have been built around the duct.
 
Does any one have any ideas?
perttime25/12/2011 11:52:08
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I have yet to see anyone build a version of the Boeing Microfighter concept.
 
Vecchio Austriaco25/12/2011 11:55:25
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This could be an interesting one - you need two pilots - or you let go the microfighter as free flight...
perttime25/12/2011 12:21:07
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Or just do the fighter for hand or bungee launch.
Eric Bray25/12/2011 12:34:46
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Now - where have I seen another passenger plane conversion with a big hole in the fuselage??
Olly P26/12/2011 11:12:28
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LOL.
 
I'm Planning to do the Russian Sveno SPB - Unlike the US Concept aircraft it actually flew and was successful in combat missions!
 

A few years away yet mind....
perttime28/12/2011 19:43:08
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Yeesss...
 
There's designs that were built. And then they've been hovering between being forgotten or famous.
 
The ill fated Napier-Heston Racer comes to my mind. Also known as the Nuffield-Napier-Heston Racer, Napier-Heston J-5 or Heston J5.
 



Erfolg28/12/2011 21:03:05
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I understand that the project was abandoned when both the Me 209 (109R) and the Heinkel 100 both exceeded the projected speed of the Heston.
 

 


perttime29/12/2011 09:50:00
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But the Heston is much better looking. Still, it is rarely modeled.
Tony Bennett29/12/2011 16:38:30
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Keith Simmons29/12/2011 19:59:21
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