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jaypee
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:39 AM UTC
thats the one. very good article on it in the flight global archives 1975, august i think.
A design in the great tradition of back shed boffins everywhere.

Over to mr robot
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:08 PM UTC
Well JP, I guess books can be written about what I don't know about that one .

Waiting for next chance Tony
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:21 PM UTC
OK, this may be too easy, but what engine lies inside this sleek nose:



As a clue, here is a road sign:

LongKnife
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 11:09 PM UTC
Road sign disturbs me, but it feels like a Mig 3 (speedish testbed of some sort) and then it would be a Mikulin engine.

Tony
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009 - 06:54 AM UTC
No, but the smoothness of the lines in the nose does look similar though.

I'm going to be away for a few weeks, so if someone knows they are right (it should be fairly obvious, as this is an image found through a google search), then they can ask the next question without me confirming their answer, because you could be waiting a while!
pigsty
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 08:24 PM UTC
Oh dear, so no clues for a while either. Well, I'm having no luck with the answer, but I think I can offer one clue: that road sign is in Britain somewhere. It might even be Brooklands, but don't hold me to that. Now, where in Britain did someone test a small racing-style aeroplane ... ?
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:14 AM UTC
OK, so I'm able to check back online this last time before we're off to the Seycehelles- on honeymoon, got marriage yesterday...

So, a clue: the plane was sponsored by someone famous for mass produced cars, and there are lots of Oxford University Depts. and Hospitals that are feature his title.
nosewrit
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 01:10 AM UTC
Napier heston racer?
pigsty
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 05:20 AM UTC
I was going to guess the engine was a Sabre because I thought it might be the MB.5, but it looks more as though it's the Sabre because it's in the pointy end of a Heston Type 5 racer. 4000hp in this variant, in 1940!

Viscount Nuffield (William Morris, but not the one who did all that wallpaper) was the funder - nice man.

Plus, of course, congratulations, and hope the weeding went well!
pigsty
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2009 - 01:24 AM UTC
Nosewrit - the question was the engine but you got to the Heston before me. I can't think of a new question so do you want to take the next one? If everyone else is happy with this, that is.
nosewrit
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 12:24 AM UTC
Well, I don't have anything right now and I went out of turn a little earlier..

Anyone else have anything?
pigsty
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 09:44 PM UTC
OK, I'll chuck in a silly. What aero-engine rhymed?
jaypee
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 10:27 PM UTC
Nice one Sean a bit of literary culture is what is needed around here.

A short snort? I just made that up

Or what we just had

a Napier Sabre

My guess is
Rolls Royce boreas

Is that really a rhyme. A half rhyme perhaps.
grubbyfingers
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 10:48 PM UTC
Napier Rapier?

pigsty
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 10:57 PM UTC
Thought that was too easy ... all yours!
LongKnife
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 06:55 AM UTC
Short snort? Sounds a bit like JJ Cales old "Cocain", but only half of it.

You should write something for the Eurovision SC JP! You've got the touch.

(Sorry 'bout that folks) Tony
jaypee
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 08:58 PM UTC
Us Irish can never win the Eurovision again. We own it winning it three times in a row
Hosting it nearly bankrupted the country. Thats why we now have entries like dustin the turkey



And I'm doubly sorry. This thread is descending into farce.
Post a quiz question quick Graeme.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 09:43 PM UTC
I'm tied up, Jaypee, can you do this one for me?

pigsty
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 04:42 AM UTC

Quoted Text

This thread is descending into farce.



Only descending?
jaypee
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009 - 06:18 AM UTC


OK lets get this show back on the road.

What is this?

Thatguy
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2009 - 08:33 AM UTC
Its a western electric vacuum tube, but beyond that I can't say.
jaypee
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2009 - 04:14 AM UTC
ok yep that is right what I should say is why is this important
to aviation?
pigsty
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2009 - 09:26 PM UTC
Because it made airborne radar a practical proposition?
jaypee
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2009 - 02:48 AM UTC
thats it sean two of these in push pull configuration formed the first airborne radar.
installed into ansons. first to detect ships and later aircraft.

over to you
pigsty
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2009 - 04:14 AM UTC
Ooh, can I use them to get a digital TV signal round here?

Right, then: which aircraft reputedly had part of its structure based on toilet paper?