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John Bunting02/01/2012 18:22:51
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The ‘Flight’ archives, going back to 1909, are worth browsing for general interest or unusual types for scale modelling etc.They had a regular model page in the early days, and I was surprised to find a model using sheet and strip balsa published in May 1921. I always though balsa didn’t come into use in the UK until about 1930.

Ever heard of an aircraft called the Jacuzzi? No kidding; it was a seven-seat monoplane made by Jacuzzi Bros., of Berkeley, California. See ‘Flight’, March 3rd 1921, p. 147. Whether they were also the makers of the other Jacuzzi, it didn’t say.
Tony Bennett02/01/2012 18:24:40
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i have a collection of flight magazines from 1905 to 1920 something in the loft.
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator02/01/2012 18:29:15
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Hi John,
 
sounds fascinating - could you provide a link? I'm sure we could go rooting for it but if you have it handy that would be good.
 
BEB
Seamus O'Leprosy02/01/2012 18:54:23
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That links not working for me
 
Tim Mackey02/01/2012 18:58:04
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It was a duffer - as well as being incorrectly inserted.
John...take a read of this please
Tim Mackey02/01/2012 18:58:39
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Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 02/01/2012 18:57:52:
Weird I can't edit John's post!
 
But try this as the link.
 
BEB

I already tried that BEB - it was a duffer.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator02/01/2012 19:00:59
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OK try this one
 
BEB
 
That works OK!

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 02/01/2012 19:01:42

John Bunting02/01/2012 19:19:51
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JB
ken anderson.02/01/2012 19:43:19
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JB...jusy had a look and it's really good...thanks for the info to it....see you have incurred the wrath of BEB/TIM......i'll try and win them back over for you .. ..
 
ken anderson ne..1 wrath dept...
Ian Jones02/01/2012 20:58:08
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Fantastic
Nice one JB
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator02/01/2012 21:00:25
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Absolutely fantastic! I've just read the 2nd Jan 1909 edition of Flight! Brilliant stuff. Love it. I'll be on this for months!
 
BEB
 
PS No Wrath here Ken...the archive more than makes up for it!
John Bunting02/01/2012 21:31:54
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Ah well; memo to self; RTFM.
Anyway, I thought most of you guys knew the Flight archive already!
They have a request for anyone with stuff that's missing, e.g. pre-1909 issues, to get in touch with them. I see Tony B has issues back to 1905. Anyone know which year they started?
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator03/01/2012 01:08:24
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No John I didn't - great find. Thanks for passing it on! I've spent a pleasant evening prerusing several editions!
 
BEB
Phil Brooks03/01/2012 01:51:34
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I posted the following a couple of years ago in a separate thread. Hope I won't incur the displeasure of the mods by re-posting:-
If you’re interested in the history of modelling, have a look at the Flight International magazine web-site at Very old models..This is the first page (page 159) of several photos of models on display at Olympia circa 1911-12.The pages showing models are 159-168, and 179-180. The pictures are effectively thumbnails, and when clicked on will enlarge to show remarkable detail. I particularly like the airship on p163.It appears to have variable incidence (preset) biplane wing appendages, and has either lost its' front(?) propeller or is an early attempt at ducted fan!And is that a pressure nipple or release valve on the top of the envelope?It appears to have been built to fly, but I can’t believe it ever did. Flights of fancy existed even then.By contrast, the models shown on pages 168 and 179 exhibit superb workmanship.
 
Whoops.  Some of the images seem to have been replaced since I last looked at them. Still, there are a couple still there.  Sorry. 

Edited By Phil Brooks on 03/01/2012 01:52:42

Edited By Phil Brooks on 03/01/2012 02:04:40

Wingman03/01/2012 08:34:40
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Just superb! I'm gonna get even less work done now Thanx John and Phil
Josip Vrandecic -Mes03/01/2012 09:15:29
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Hello John Bunting and others,thanks a lot ....finally got a site that I have long sought..
Cheers
Jo
Terry Walters03/01/2012 09:18:47
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Hi John - thanks for a really great link. Lots of lovely stuff on there. Will occupy me far too much!
 
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perttime03/01/2012 09:47:54
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A while back, I was pretty exited to find an article on the Napier-Heston Racer in the Flight archives (April 1943). I compiled those pages in one file and posted it on rcgroups. There's another version of that file on hippocketaeronautics too.
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator03/01/2012 10:06:45
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Posted by Terry Walters on 03/01/2012 09:18:47:
Hi John - thanks for a really great link. Lots of lovely stuff on there. Will occupy me far too much!
 
Terry
 
 
Yes - its deadly. You start looking and the next thing 2 hours have past!
 
BEB

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 03/01/2012 10:07:05

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