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by hunterxf382
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 373
Views: 159384

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

I have no idea what it was for (being a "rigger") but the port lower intake on "Winston" had an evil bacon slicer at a 45 degree angle which wasn't so obvious when crawling underneath - and hurt just as much as the IFF ;)
by hunterxf382
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 373
Views: 159384

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

She's coming along rather nicely Graham - you deserve a pat on the back for the progress being made! I can vouch for the smugness at seeing the cockpit light up for the first time in years as it has done - did the same of Hunter XF382 many years ago. Little steps that lead to a much bigger and bolde...
by hunterxf382
Tue 01 Sep 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Piston engined twin over Oswestry, Shropshire
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: Piston engined twin over Oswestry, Shropshire

G-VROE is based at Sleap and was flying on Monday over that area.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airc ... e#255e5021
by hunterxf382
Thu 27 Aug 2020, 10:33 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Warning - Scam camera sales web site
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: Warning - Scam camera sales web site

Sounds even more dodgy when you check Companies House and find that the sole administrator of them uses a hotel address in London as the registered address??? https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/12616134/officers The hotel in question - Manor House Hotel, 205-207 Hainault Road. https://www.ma...
by hunterxf382
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 10:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight
Replies: 22
Views: 3517

Re: VC-10 ZA150 to return to flight

Funnily enough, KEPLER AEROSPACE (UK) LTD is registered with companies house, with a tangible link to GJD if you check the details within. An interesting one given the transfer of ownership according to the above mentioned news link by UK Aviation News. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/122...
by hunterxf382
Mon 27 Jul 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Closure?
Replies: 228
Views: 40914

Re: Bruntingthorpe Closure?

Take for example the Sea Vixen; now I recall about 10 or less years ago seeing one engine being run up. Sadly I think that’s as far as things got for one reason or another and it is just one of the many disappointments that we probably won’t ever see it fast taxy Well it certainly has moved under i...
by hunterxf382
Sun 28 Jun 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: A couple of meatboxes
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: A couple of meatboxes

EE549 has actually appeared on Horseguards Parade several times, but the original colour photo you referred to was taken in 1968 Iain. And judging by another shot from the same year - that can be further pinned down to 29/08/1968: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1237243 And for RAF100 in 2018, it ...
by hunterxf382
Mon 22 Jun 2020, 11:36 pm
Forum: General Aviation Photos
Topic: Small quiz-airfield identification
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: Small quiz-airfield identification

Scan 4 copy - that's Shobdon

Untitled -105-1 - that's Caernarfon

I recognised both right away, but still pondering the other UK ones ;)
by hunterxf382
Tue 19 May 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Manchester airport development
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

Re: Manchester airport development

Always interesting to see things like this. I use Google Earth for the same reason, as being able to shrink time and see how airfields change is something quite fascinating....
by hunterxf382
Thu 09 Apr 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 373
Views: 159384

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Coming along nicely there Graham! I wish I had the patience to do models still, as I love attenion to details - and this one is showing all the signs of being rather good when we get to see the finished article! I do like Meteors ;)
by hunterxf382
Wed 08 Apr 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 373
Views: 159384

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

And wake turbulence would have been quite an issue as well :lmao:
by hunterxf382
Mon 06 Apr 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 373
Views: 159384

Re: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project

Sadly it may have just been a bit or artistic licence on the part of the artwork producer, as no Meteor is listed as a participant for that show Graham :(

https://www.scramble.nl/?option=com_showreports&view=article&ct=GB&id=1261
by hunterxf382
Sat 04 Apr 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S2C
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Re: 1/72 Airfix Buccaneer S2C

:shock: I'm finding it hard to comprehend that this is a 1/72 kit to be fair. The attention to detail is stunning! Well done!
by hunterxf382
Tue 31 Mar 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1425

Re: Buccaneer Aviation Group - 22-Feb-2020

Jacking up the Navy Bucc simulates the take-off attitude when being catapult launched.. Impressive that it was replicated for this photoshoot!
by hunterxf382
Wed 04 Mar 2020, 9:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Daily Fail reporting Flybe gone
Replies: 13
Views: 1696

Re: Daily Fail reporting Flybe gone

Sadly it seems to be true - just been sent a photo of a seizure notice affixed to one at Glasgow, with an update saying also it's happening at Manchester as well.
by hunterxf382
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 146476

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Glad to hear it Rich - having caught up on the previous few posts on here.

Looking forward to hearing those Griffons growl in earnest in April!
by hunterxf382
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 11:28 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]
Replies: 408
Views: 146476

Re: Shackleton WR963 - [Official Topic]

Wow Rich, that's quite a comprehensive update indeed! Although I've been keeping an eye on what's happened on facebook etc, it's good to read the overall progress in one hit too... It was certainly an interesting turn around for 963 and your team in 2019, and it was certainly an emotional return for...
by hunterxf382
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 1:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bloodhound SSC project in financial trouble
Replies: 16
Views: 4154

Re: Bloodhound SSC project in financial trouble

Bloodhound LSR does (or ultimately will) have three engines!
Almost overlooked is the Jaguar V8 onboard which is both an auxilary power unit and will be the oxidiser motor for the hybrid rocket....
by hunterxf382
Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Structure of RAF and FAA circa 1987
Replies: 22
Views: 3651

Re: Structure of RAF and FAA circa 1987

Certainly brings it home how the Royal Air Force I joined in 78 has shrunk so much.... I see most of my military history in Museums these days - that hits home when I'm constantly saying "worked on that / flew in that" etc... I can look back with nostalgic eyes, and some great memories of...
by hunterxf382
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: "Project Propeller" Halfpenny Green 17/6/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Re: "Project Propeller" Halfpenny Green 17/6/18

:clap: Excellent shots Cole :)
It was a thoroughly enjoyable event indeed - despite the punishing schedule for us marshallers :)
by hunterxf382
Tue 01 May 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Tucanos in formation
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Re: Tucanos in formation

Quite possibly these were the five aircraft from Lyneham Flying Club (based at Cotswold Airport) and PA28 types, flying the RAF100 baton from Cotswold Airport to St Athan this morning.

https://www.facebook.com/RAF-Baton-Relay-162078777795754/ for more info if you do facebook ;)
by hunterxf382
Wed 28 Mar 2018, 9:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ghost Plane Over Derbyshire
Replies: 20
Views: 2373

Re: Ghost Plane Over Derbyshire

Dan - the Midlands had several visits by the Graf Zeppelin, having been hit mistakenly during 1916. After the war (exact date not known by me), this image was captured over West Bromwich, which must have made a startling view for the locals! https://farm1.staticflickr.com/817/39272152760_4f2c16c07b_...
by hunterxf382
Sun 11 Mar 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Propeller ID please?
Replies: 22
Views: 2799

Re: Propeller ID please?

Wow, clear photos for sure!
So its a Hartzell prop, and now a thorough search of the applications is needed. The following document from Hartzell may help then:

http://hartzellprop.com/wp-content/uploads/159-0000-R-38-AW.pdf
by hunterxf382
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 11:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Propeller ID please?
Replies: 22
Views: 2799

Re: Propeller ID please?

Or green AND black & white striped blades?

Image
by hunterxf382
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Propeller ID please?
Replies: 22
Views: 2799

Re: Propeller ID please?

And if that's blue under the green paint.... it looks even more like one of them:

Scroll down the link as I can't seem to directly link the photo.

https://www.baesystems.com/en/heritage/de-havilland-dh114-heron