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Charles Oates01/05/2016 00:28:21
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Dave, thanks for sharing that video. Some machines are just 'right'. The spitfire, Concord, Vulcan, e type and the fairies. Made my day.

Charles

Mark Jarvis 201/05/2016 11:23:04
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HI Dave, the sound of those engines was superb, bet you wished you could have made the video from the deck!!!!

Mark

Dave Milbourn01/05/2016 12:40:44
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Mark
It would have been nice to have been there but unfortunately I didn't make the video of Dawn Huntress. I'm trying to blag a trip on Scott Pett's H31 "Mirak" when he gets her finished, but in the meantime I've just got back from MoB's maiden voyage at Papplewick. With a 2836 750kv motor, a 1315 Prop Shop 3-blade prop and a 3S LiPo she looks superb - just like the video of the big one. The 'sit' in the water and the speed are just perfect - I'm well pleased!

Charles
You're absolutely right there. I wouldn't take issue with anything on your list, although I would add the Lancaster and F6 Lightning. Nothing beats standing at the noisy end of twin Avons on full reheat while the ground shakes under you and The Beast climbs almost vertically away - although a squadron 'stream' take-off involving six Vulcans stirred the blood once!

Dave M

Paul T01/05/2016 14:34:25
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Dave

What are your thoughts on the Fantome 32

Paul

Dave Milbourn01/05/2016 14:52:25
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It's not sure whether it's a 60's powerboat or a 70's posing machine, with the result that it's neither. It looks like a Huntsman 31 hull but with t'upperworks made by Tupperware. Horrible, but thanks for researching for me!
Dave M

Martin Field 101/05/2016 15:27:11
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Agree entirely Dave. All that silly great carry handle on top needs is a fat Essex cowboy builder shouting the odds and getting his twin throttles cocked up! Saw them on the Thames all the time.

Martin

Paul T01/05/2016 16:36:50
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If we follow the analogy of Powerboat Porn then the Fantome must qualify for the botox category. Still you can always say that there is one Fairey that you haven't built.

Now go into your palatial workshop and create a nice 4ft Super Swordsman.

Paul

Charles Oates01/05/2016 16:47:04
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Dave, I should have remembered the Lightning, my father in law supplied parts for them. I also heard the legendary tale about the Italian pilots applying full re heat just after take off. Screams all the way to 40 000 feet! Well, they had been told not to.

And the pulse of all the Lancaster's engines. Wow.

The best noise ever was when a Vulcan gave a display in Scarborough. I was on top of Oliver's Mount, the Vulcan was level with us. He raised the nose and opened the taps, full re heat. UN blooming lievable.

Chas

 

Edited By Charles Oates on 01/05/2016 16:48:53

Dave Milbourn01/05/2016 17:18:34
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We saw the last Vulcan display at Duxford two years ago, towards the end of which I could hear the engines being spooled up for what was to follow. That was a near-vertical climb of maybe 2000 ft, during which he had everything turned up to #11 and I yelled a very loud two-word expletive - no-one heard me! That sounds like the same stunt you saw pulled. Of such stuff are memories made. One wonders what Ray Hannah could have done with a Vulcan.......

Paul
Agreed about the botox - the Kim Kardashian of the Fairey catalogue? As for a 4ft Super Swordsman - far too big, m'duck. We've only got a little pond at Papplewick.

Off to cook the dinner now.

DM

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