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  1. Twodeaddogs

    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    How about a Heinkel 162 with tweaked aerodynamics and a modern engine, running on kero or chip fat or biodiesel? All wood, manual undercarriage,goes like you-know-what off a shovel. Put in a BRS instead of an ejection seat.
  2. Twodeaddogs

    Old things of value.

    I was going along in a bus one day, with my girlfriend and we were talking about aircraft and I mentioned that some big older aircraft were covered in fabric and i explained how that worked (she was very tolerant) and a little old lady piped up from the seat behind, "I used to cover Wellington...
  3. Twodeaddogs

    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    they operated the Hurricane without folding wings. It wouldnt be impossible to do even that.
  4. Twodeaddogs

    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    it would have been easily done, but the die was cast. It would have made a better aircraft than the Fairey Fulmar,if they'd rigged it with a hook for the Navy, with a conventional rear gun like a Dauntless.
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    1985 short brothers SD3-30 200 for sale $36,500 FAcebook Ad

    would make a fine Shed for a folding wing or dismantled aircraft. Park it at an airfield.job jobbed.
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    they did build a forward firing ground attack version called the P94,which looked rather like the single seat Il-2, but the Defiant's name was already blighted as a day fighter so it was never taken up by the RAF. When Defiants were stripped of their 500 lb turret and sundry armour, it was found...
  7. Twodeaddogs

    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    Well, most of the Chipmunks built were built by the UK and they were widely sold worldwide, on their merits as a first class aircraft. I thoroughly get what you are saying about State support, overt and covert, too, but when an Air Force is essentially coerced to buy a type that it doesn't want...
  8. Twodeaddogs

    Jet-A vs. diesel

    It's a bit like the Western quest for multi-fuel diesels for tanks. The various companies spent millions and had various levels of success.The Russians just said; this is a large diesel engine; use whatever is specified in the manual,be it diesel, kerosene, chip fat, boiled horsemeat or...
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    Jet-A vs. diesel

    Just watched a video about the 120mm mortar in USMC service which uses a small prime mover with a 2.8 l diesel engine that "is modified to run on JP-8".
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    Jet-A vs. diesel

    Any diesel will burn Jet A. Any liquid that can be vapourised and ignited by compression will run in a diesel.The first one ran on peanut oil. A basic diesel that does not have an ECU and has large bore injectors will happily run on Jet A as long as you add lubricant so stick in some two-stroke...
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    Jet-A vs. diesel

    The thing about biodiesel is that in Europe, in some countries, it is available from the pump yet some countries won't allow it to be sold in their forecourts and some car manufacturers wont allow it to be run in their cars. My 2014 Citroen Picasso has a 1.6 turbo diesel that is very efficient...
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    Jet-A vs. diesel

    Airlines sell their fuel drainage as contaminated stock back to the suppliers for a few cents a litre and this goes straight to home heating oil stock. I saw and heard an airport generator die, very loudly, when it had been run on straight Jet A without any added lubricant.Diesel has sulphur in...
  13. Twodeaddogs

    EAA Sport Aviation vs. LAA Light Aviation (October 2020)

    My writings for magazines, various have included one for the ILAFFT inside back page (story of a near-crash) of PILOT, several flight tests (including air-to-airs), engineering stuff (like Malcolm's stuff in the LAA mag) and dozens for the ILAS (Irish LAA) newsletter and as, an Inspector...
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    The Avanti wasn't much of a seller when it came out first, as it didnt perform much better than existing turboprops and cost a great deal more to buy and spares were slow to arrive and very expensive. There was a rumour that the Italian Air Force was ordered to take some, to pump up sales,which...
  15. Twodeaddogs

    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    @cluttonfred, aloominum because I'm used to working it and the Zenith way is simple and fast.Not really gone on the Hummel tadpole shape. A D-9 because I'd like a single-seater, especially if it had a simple three-piece Jodel wing that could be taken down and carried in a trailer. Assemble it in...
  16. Twodeaddogs

    The 'daydreamers' thread...post your craziest designs and concepts here

    I would like a Jodel D-9, sized to 105%, made of aluminium and assembled with pop rivets and solids on the spars. Predrilled,by those who know how to do such things,so that it can be quickly assembled with Clecos. Engine of about 40 hp,say, a light industrial twin 4-stroke. If I knew how to...
  17. Twodeaddogs

    Presurization - Whats it take ?

    I've done that torch-at-an-angle inspection. Works well...on a side note, I saw a Bombardier executive jet having both windscreens changed after one cracked (completely starred one layer) at high altitude. They said the stress on one good windscreen during the event was enough to justify...
  18. Twodeaddogs

    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    the VW van is worth more than the Shed....
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    Presurization - Whats it take ?

    The Me109 G5 was pressurised; they modified a G2 airframe by sealing the bulkheads, adding a compressor to the engine, adding inner tube to the canopy to inflate and seal it, added a cavity for dehumidifier tablets in the windscreen and added boots or blobs of sealant to any control rod,cable or...
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    Most Beautiful Aircraft Ever Built

    I read a comparison of the DC series verus the Connie and the crux of it was that while the Connie looked elegant, the DCs were much easier to build as they had a lot of frames that were of the same size,whereas, every frame of the Connie was different and the triple tail just made the back end...
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