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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on September 15, 2018, 05:13:34 PM »
Spitfire over the village around 1pm ish
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on September 12, 2018, 05:51:08 PM »
Didnt get out the house in time!! The noise was awesome!!
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by PhillyJ on September 12, 2018, 02:10:22 PM »
Yesterday afternoon a very loud jet went over the village..Later found out it was an F35!!
Wowser, obviously very stealthy if all you did was hear it! ;-)
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on September 12, 2018, 08:10:02 AM »
Yesterday afternoon a very loud jet went over the village..Later found out it was an F35!!
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by StAthan lecky on August 22, 2018, 05:09:02 PM »
34 Two seater gliders worth in excess of £4 million ranging from state of the art modern gliders to wood and fabric 60 year old vintage types all launched within an hour by six tug aircraft at the 33rd Wolds Gliding Club two seater competition (and I am flying would you believe G-JAX  ;D),not doing very well though to be fair  :-[

Mike
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on August 22, 2018, 01:46:14 PM »
2 possible Apaches just right over my house!!1

Scrap the possible, they were 2 apaches Scarecrow ZJ199!!
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« Last post by dee on August 22, 2018, 01:37:37 PM »
2 possible Apaches just right over my house!!1
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Sad News Of Vintage Crash
« Last post by Mayfly on August 05, 2018, 07:14:24 PM »
I had heard about it but didn't realise there were passengers on board.

Very sad.
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Aviation Waffle / Sad News Of Vintage Crash
« Last post by planenut on August 05, 2018, 04:56:27 PM »
Sad news from Switzerland that a Junkers JU-52 HB-HOT - carrying 17 passengers and three crew on a sightseeing flight has crashed with no survivors.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45076060
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Aviation Waffle / Re: Radar Museum info required please read
« Last post by aleckeen on August 02, 2018, 11:05:32 PM »
It looks as though they have taken components of the RWR - Radio Warning Receiver (ARI-18228/1) and integrated them with a rotating antenna.



I can Identify the following (see anotated photo)

Control unit - 17172
Bearing indicator - 17171
Power Unit - 17203
Radio Receiver - 17170

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The antenna could be made up of parts taken from the antennas installed on the top of the Vulcans tail - and installed in what appears to be a rotating head.

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On the Vulcan there is one of these at each end of the tail fin assemble - one pointing forwards and the other to the rear.

The unit used the discriminated signal from these 2 antennas to work out from which direction the radiation came from and indicated it on the PPI - An audio out put was available on the intercom and the PRF was quite distinctly heard.
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