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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Spitfire » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:05 pm

The first Schneider Trophy competition run on 16 April 1913 at Monaco

Deperdussin Monocoque Racer, Pilot, Maurice Prévost, 4 October 1913

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From 1912, an annual seaplane meeting was held at Monaco, and in 1913 the first Schneider Trophy competition was held there. The prize was offered by French industrialist Jacques Schneider.
It was won by Maurice Prevost in a float-equipped Deperdussin, which achieved a speed of 126 mph. The machine was a combination of innovative airframe (which was monocoque) and power up front (160 h.p. Gnôme).

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When you think this was barely 10 years since the Wright Brothers first powered flight at Kittyhawk this is amazing development.
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Saracenman » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:49 pm

:ymapplause: makes you realise just how far we've come in less than 100 years!
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Spitfire » Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:57 pm

Often think that - my grandparents (all 4 of whom lived to late 90s) witnessed the first car - first plane - first radio - first television - first electric light - in fact nearly first everything :D (+ of course 2 world wars :( )

Then... lived long enough to see .... Concorde - Apollo moon landing - Bluebird - computers - colour TV - etc etc etc

Amazing really ;)
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Tom.com » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:05 pm

It is just think what people will have 100 years from now if we continue at this rate!
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:15 pm

Tom.com wrote:It is just think what people will have 100 years from now if we continue at this rate!



Wise words Tom; have you taken a sensible pill?
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Tom.com » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:18 pm

no, i have just realised that you only really see me as a kid who wants a joke all the time so im trying to be serious as well :)
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:35 pm

Brilliant Tom, will this be a weekly change or a wholly permanent new venture? :-o
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Tom.com » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:08 pm

Ill see how it goes
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:13 pm

Tom

I am not interested in ENDEAVOUR, only in RESULTS!
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Saracenman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:16 pm

Tom.com wrote:Ill see how it goes


boy, are you gonna have to sharpen up your act Tom.com - girls are interested in COMMITMENT! =))
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:18 pm

Saracenman wrote:
Tom.com wrote:Ill see how it goes


boy, are you gonna have to sharpen up your act Tom.com - girls are interested in COMMITMENT! =))



he can't even spell it, let alone understand the concept! :-o
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Mackrick » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:26 pm

The YF-12 was developed as a high-altitude Mach 3 interceptor for defense against supersonic bombers. It was designed in secrecy by a team headed by Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, director of Lockheed's Advanced Development Projects office--better known as the "Skunk Works." The existence of the aircraft was not officially revealed until February 29, 1964. The YF-12A was the forerunner of the highly sophisticated SR-71 high-altitude strategic reconnaissance aircraft. Unlike the SR-71, the YF-12A never became operational, but during the test program, which ended in 1966, it set a speed record of 2,070.101 mph and an alitiude record of 80,257.86 feet. Both records were set on May 1, 1965. To enable the YF-12A to withstand skin temperatures of more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit (generated by air friction), 93 percent of its structural weight is made up of titanium alloys. The aircraft also is coated with a special black paint that helps radiate heat from its skin. All aircraft components were developed especially for the environment of sustained Mach 3+ cruise.

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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Spitfire » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:50 pm

De Havilland Vampire T11

The Vampire was considered to be a largely experimental design due to its unorthodox arrangement and the use of a single engine, unlike the Gloster Meteor which was always specified for production. The low-powered early British jet engine types meant that only twin-engine aircraft designs were considered practical; but as more powerful engines were developed, particularly Frank Halford's H.1 (later known as the Goblin), a single-engined jet fighter became more viable. De Havilland were approached to produce an airframe for the H.1, and their first design, the DH.99, was an all-metal, twin-boom, tricycle undercarriage aircraft armed with four cannon. The use of a twin boom (similar to that of the Lockheed P-38), kept the jet pipe short which avoided the power loss of a long pipe that would have been needed in a conventional fuselage. The DH.99 was modified to a mixed wood and metal construction in light of Ministry of Aircraft Production comments, and the design was renumbered to DH.100 by November 1941.

Under specification E.6/41 for two prototypes, design work on the DH.100 began at the de Havilland works at Hatfield in mid-1942, two years after the Meteor.

Originally named the "Spider Crab," the aircraft was entirely a de Havilland project, exploiting the company's extensive experience in building with moulded plywood for aircraft construction. Many of the basic design features were first used in their Mosquito bomber. It had conventional straight mid-wings and a single jet engine placed in an egg-shaped, aluminium-skinned fuselage, exhausting in a straight line.

The final Vampire was the T 11 trainer. First flown in 1950, over 600 were produced in both air force and naval models. The trainer remained in service with the RAF until 1966.

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As you would expect there is another group of dedicated people trying to save such an Iconic Aircraft (see what I did there :D )

Here they are ...... http://www.vampirepreservation.org.uk/
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Saracenman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:51 pm

\:D/

A-10 Warthog

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the most elegant machine to ever grace the skies :D

The A-10 has superior maneuverability at low speeds and altitude, thanks to straight, wide wings with downturned "droop" wing tips. These also allow short takeoffs and landings, permitting operations from rugged, forward airfields near front lines. The aircraft can loiter for extended periods of time and operate under 1,000 feet (300 m) ceilings with 1.5-mile (2.4 km) visibility. It typically flies at a relatively slow speed of 300 knots (345 mph or 555 km/h), which makes it a much better platform for the ground-attack role than fast fighter-bombers, which often have difficulty targeting small and slow-moving targets.

how many aircraft are there that can claim THAT? :D

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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Gully » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:17 pm

:-o :-o It wasn't a VC10... :-o :-o

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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Saracenman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:37 pm

Wedgy's being a GIT :((

getting his own back! =))
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Spitfire » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:25 pm

From your own mouth SM....... :ymdevil:

Those that ....................................................

=)) =))

I had actually seen your original VC10 post without a pic earlier - I found a picture of a VC10 and had it ready to insert in a quote of your post with the words added .......
"In case anything untoward should happen everybody should note SM posted VC10 above me"

Then the bloody phone rang and I had to go and do something else ...... then I forgot ..... and now it's too late =)) =))

Revenge is a dish best served cold :ymdevil:

I think - honours even - n'est pas :))
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Saracenman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:30 pm

and you think that you would've been immune to the Wedgy treatment? you think he'd allow ANY picture of a VC10 on here? =))

he's just jealous that they're nicer than the Boeing Poo-stinker :D
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Spitfire » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:51 pm

Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

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So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

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Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

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Its refuelled Tornado F3s

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Its refuelled itself :D

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Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

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It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Saracenman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:08 pm

thank you Spitfire :ymapplause: \:D/ :D

couldn't have 'put it' better myself :D

i wonder how long they'll last =))
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Spitfire » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:14 pm

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

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So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

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It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


Well I don't see why they would disappear....

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


I mean where would they go.......

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


It's hard to imagine really......

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


I mean its such an Iconic Aircraft :D
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Saracenman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:28 pm

Spitfire wrote:
Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


Well I don't see why they would disappear....

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


I mean where would they go.......

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


It's hard to imagine really......

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


I mean its such an Iconic Aircraft :D


completely agree mate - and here's another few pictures :D ...

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:x :ymdaydream: :-@ :D \:D/ :ymapplause: :)
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Spitfire » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:11 am

Saracenman wrote:
Spitfire wrote:
Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


Well I don't see why they would disappear....

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


I mean where would they go.......

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


It's hard to imagine really......

Spitfire wrote:Well lets just test that out ......

Of course whilst we are still on 10......the VC10 is a VERY "ICONIC AIRCRAFT" ...... as any KIND CARING AND FORGIVING ADMIN will tell you..... ;)

Image

So Iconic in fact that the Red Arrows have formatted on it.....

Image

Image

Its refuelled an E3D Sentry

Image

Its refuelled Tornado F3s

Image

Its refuelled itself :D

Image

Its appeared in Iconic civilian livery such as BOAC

Image

It is indeed an ICONIC AIRCRAFT ....... which I am sure we will ALL agree :ymapplause: :ymapplause:


I mean its such an Iconic Aircraft :D


completely agree mate - and here's another few pictures :D ...

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:x :ymdaydream: :-@ :D \:D/ :ymapplause: :)


Nice Pictures SM - Like the close up of the refuelling :D
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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Dan4th » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:10 am

Well, all I can say is I LOVED the photos except
for the ones I MISSED because of the Red Exes
that I had possibly due to the fact I'm a MURKIN
who doesn't in your view deserve to see such
magnificent aircraft flying and whatever else
they do...........

WEDGY! Why can't I SEE all those PICS???????????

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Re: Aviation Orientated Countdown...

Postby Saracenman » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:40 am

oddness Danf - i linked to mine directly (not uploaded onto photobucket) - it might be a trans-pond thing, not sure

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