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Engineering / Clean and green Vulcan at Cosford
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:56:33 AM »
I normally look for the smoke trails in the distance, heralding the arrival of 558, but on both the transit to Welshpool (14 thousand feet?) and display arrival i missed them.

Is it my imagination or is there less smoke than previous seasons?

I guess the flight profile has an effect, being more efficienet at higher altitudes and is the fuel usage less?

Very impressed with the slow spiral climb and wingovers ;D

Aviation Waffle / Hypersonic Plane gone in a flash!
« on: August 12, 2011, 08:25:49 AM »

Engineering / Wingover and a cup of tea!
« on: July 06, 2011, 08:56:06 PM »
After a discssion in another thread about wingovers and +ve G

If there was a cup of tea on the "dashboard" during the wingover then, I guess, the centripetal (there is no such thing as centrifugal) force would maintain the liquid level relative to the dash and none would be spilt :?:

Engineering / ASIS Will Keep Military Aircraft Flying
« on: November 19, 2010, 03:48:28 PM »
Just read this (oldish) article on using the acoustic signature of a structure to detect the early development of cracks. ... %20Problem

I would guess the system is very expensive, but could it be of use to 558?

Would these people like a "demonstration aircraft" :?:  ;)

Aviation Waffle / Red Arrows Silverstone Display – Sun 22 Aug 2010
« on: August 25, 2010, 01:08:19 PM »
An interesting explanation of the cancellation of Sundays display from Red 1 is given on their team news page: ... 383083343D

Just goes to show how complex air displays are :o

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