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by TonyC
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable
Replies: 13
Views: 3726

Re: ‘Pegs’ joins the Biggin Hill stable

I know, "it's the owner money", "he can do as if wishes", "paint it pink with blue spots if he so desires" and yes "I could have bought the airframe (no chance there) and do as I wished" but sorry, it doesn't look right! I'm afraid that I just dont understand ...
by TonyC
Wed 26 Feb 2020, 3:25 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Buccaneer XV168 Restoration Project
Replies: 13
Views: 3130

Re: Buccaneer XV168 Restoration Project

Ditto, looking forward to the next update :clap:
by TonyC
Mon 24 Feb 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Darwinism 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 6604

Re: Darwinism 2017

reheat module wrote:Members of "The Flat Earth Society" will be sending their condolences from all round the globe...


I see what you did there... :clap:

Southendnick wrote:If the world was flat cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now


:lol: :lol:
by TonyC
Mon 17 Feb 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 3816

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

Not wishing to divert the thread even further fr0m the original question, which I too pondered a week or two back... My son works in automotive engineering, and says that the recent "100% electric only".... Exactly whay I was trying to say, only said far more eloquently than I could ever ...
by TonyC
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 3816

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

A bafflingly incorrect statement in every way In addition, how big will electric stations have to be, to supply enough plug-in stations, to allow for a 20 minute fill-up, compared with the current 5 minutes to fuel and pay at petrol stations? What has led you to believe that charging stations are t...
by TonyC
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No Time To Die (James Bond trailer released)
Replies: 42
Views: 4492

Re: No Time To Die (James Bond trailer released)

Southendnick wrote:The new Bond song is dire, worse than having dysentery on a packed tube train stuck in a tunnel after eating the worlds biggest curry with your boss sitting next to you and the bird you fancy the socks off sitting on the other side


Voice of experience...? :lol:
by TonyC
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 401
Views: 165788

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

But the UV had left the perspex deeply cracked. https://i.postimg.cc/GhjLtg1q/84719248-2521275774811116-3941730742987390976-n.jpg So good... but unlikely to be good enough for reuse. On the plus side, if you have fogged but uncracked perspex, I can thoroughly recommend Micromesh products. And no th...
by TonyC
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Future of Airshows in the EV World
Replies: 35
Views: 3816

Re: Future of Airshows in the EV World

It's simple, EV is a fad - the limited range and long charge times make it unviable as a true future option. The only option that actually works for long range and away from the major network driving is Hydrogen. If I was PM, I would not be throwing money at the Bus Network and HS2 Phase 2 but thro...
by TonyC
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: B-17G *Liberty Belle* @ Duxford ~ July 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3531

Re: B-17G *Liberty Belle* @ Duxford ~ July 2008

Nice to see a picture of Pink Lady, whenever I saw her at Duxford, she had a way of 'talking' that was different to Sally B! Seem to remember that she was grounded (possibly due to insurance costs?), anyone know of her current status? Pink Lady remains preserved inside at La Ferte Alais. thanks for...
by TonyC
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: B-17G *Liberty Belle* @ Duxford ~ July 2008
Replies: 11
Views: 3531

Re: B-17G *Liberty Belle* @ Duxford ~ July 2008

Nice to see a picture of Pink Lady, whenever I saw her at Duxford, she had a way of 'talking' that was different to Sally B!

Seem to remember that she was grounded (possibly due to insurance costs?), anyone know of her current status?
by TonyC
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 401
Views: 165788

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

http://www.easyballoons.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/6-rosie-jet-provost-halton.jpg Reminds me of RAF Halton, I used to live in Aylesbury (1976-99) and would often drive past the camp and remember seeing similar airframes dotted around the field being using for jumping fences!
by TonyC
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Deceased in 2020
Replies: 277
Views: 40503

Re: Deceased in 2020

:lol: think he would have liked that...
by TonyC
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Historic aviation art discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Historic aviation art discussion

For me, the work produced by Russell Smith is simply stunning!

https://russellsmithart.com/?keyvalue=26019&page=ArchivedWorks
by TonyC
Mon 30 Dec 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 401
Views: 165788

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

Malcolm McKay wrote:Good work Eloise, oh and you too Blu_2. Thanks for the update.


Here, here and hoping you have a productive 2020, oh and a few more pictures of '788's mascot please (Eloise :whistle: ) :biggrin:
by TonyC
Thu 26 Dec 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: MACHLOOP
Replies: 12
Views: 6294

Re: MACHLOOP

I only ask, as I seem to remember reading somewhere that due to an RAF aircraft flying too low (possibly a Typhoon), flights had been stopped! @TonyC you are correct although this has now been lifted and I believe it was due to an unsafe exit rather than too low Thanks for that, nice to see that th...
by TonyC
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: tc`s 2019 Modelling Madness
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: tc`s 2019 Modelling Madness

:clap: if I had to pick one, it would be the Lightning take-off :up:
by TonyC
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: KittyHawk 1/48 Jaguar T.2
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: KittyHawk 1/48 Jaguar T.2

DerekF wrote:Another Cold War jet. This is Kittyhawk's Jaguar T.2, always the nicest looking trainer version of any single seat aircraft.


Very nice, :up: I've always thought that the 2-seater looks like a baby TSR.2!
by TonyC
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 52766

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

Domvickery wrote:How good does the Victor look with a BMF


Well, the undercarriage looks brand new, I assume that it is the original leg but heavily cleaned?
by TonyC
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Shorts Belfast at Cairns - Any News?
Replies: 16
Views: 4419

Re: Shorts Belfast at Cairns - Any News?

As the Beverley has been mentioned, what sort of condition is the airframe in, given its position close to salt air?

I appreciate that being outside is not good but has the salt environment had a detrimental effect beyond just being outside?
by TonyC
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: A-W Meteor NF.14 WS788 Restoration Project
Replies: 401
Views: 165788

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

Hi Blue,
Just wondering, will the master making process destroy the original canopy?
by TonyC
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tornado in Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 890

Re: Tornado in Wales

Nothing wrong with a steam train :up:

Choo choo......
by TonyC
Mon 09 Dec 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Duxford Diary 2019
Replies: 192
Views: 52766

Re: Duxford Diary 2019

I agree wholeheartedly with TT and look forward to seeing the 2020 collection :clap:
by TonyC
Thu 05 Dec 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who would you have as PM?
Replies: 80
Views: 6435

Re: Who would you have as PM?

Jeremy Clarkson gets my vote, no worse than any of the above that's for sure Gets my vote However, not being on the list, I chose Jo Swinson, not due to her policies, purely because she is more pleasing to listen to and to look at, plus I don't get the urge to launch a brick at the radio or TV as s...
by TonyC
Thu 05 Dec 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The UKAR politics thread
Replies: 1527
Views: 73804

Re: 2019 General Election

Brevet Cable wrote:...(and May for being the second most useless PM ever - behind BoJo, of course)


Sorry, you seem to have forgotten Blair, then Gordon Brown, both of whom are well ahead in being the worst PM!

Bring back Maggie from the early eighties! :handbag:



:whistle:
by TonyC
Mon 02 Dec 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Photography Hints, Tips & Questions
Topic: Prints from negatives...
Replies: 7
Views: 1868

Re: Prints from negatives...

All food for thought, thanks :up: