Author Topic: Interesting or unusual planes?  (Read 166633 times)

clarion

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #50 on: December 31, 2010, 12:07:15 pm »
They put the engines on the wrong way round.
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2010, 05:37:45 pm »
Back in the 1960s, the Piaggio P166

http://www.p166.com/ 

was another one that had its engines on the wrong way round.  One of them was in the ownwership of Charrington United Breweries, and it used to be a regular visitor to Leeds/Bradford airport in the early 1960s when I was a pimply plane-spotter.

clarion

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2010, 06:19:23 pm »
Piaggio did quite a few like that; maybe they should have stuck to scooters ;)
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Adam

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2010, 08:38:25 pm »
They are amazingly efficient.  It's just a shame they've only sold 200 or so, although there's renewed talk of a jet version.
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Zipperhead

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2011, 11:22:00 pm »
Not too unusual, I saw a Jaguar today, it's just that the setting was a little unusual

Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

clarion

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2011, 09:49:28 am »
GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!!!
 :o :o :o
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2011, 11:47:15 am »
Is that the British Museum? And is that not umop ap!sdn?
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Zipperhead

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #57 on: January 04, 2011, 12:38:11 pm »
It was at the Tate (Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010).

It was just before closing time yesterday (we had gone to see the Muybridge exhibition), and I had thought about going back to photograph it in daylight, but I see that it finished yesterday.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2011, 01:50:40 pm »
It was at the Tate (Tate Britain Duveens Commission 2010).

It was just before closing time yesterday (we had gone to see the Muybridge exhibition), and I had thought about going back to photograph it in daylight, but I see that it finished yesterday.

The artist says that the planes remind her of the age of the dinosaurs and a time before words.
They remind me of making Airfix models without the paint to make them look like the one on the box. If you got the paint, what where the chances of you ever using up the flesh colour that was needed for the pilot's face, unless you bought a pack of the Afrika Korps and 8th Army soldiers?

Jaded

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #59 on: January 04, 2011, 06:06:11 pm »
It has been re-displayed?

Aeroplane Art

I saw the planes there the day I last met you.  :thumbsup:

Not too unusual, I saw a Jaguar today, it's just that the setting was a little unusual

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2011, 07:29:23 pm »
Another unusual setting rather than the plane.


Glasgows Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #61 on: January 04, 2011, 07:33:06 pm »
Another unusual setting rather than the plane.


Glasgows Kelvingrove Art Gallery

I don't know, Griffon engined Spitfires were never that common.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2011, 08:57:51 pm »
They remind me of making Airfix models without the paint to make them look like the one on the box. If you got the paint, what where the chances of you ever using up the flesh colour that was needed for the pilot's face, unless you bought a pack of the Afrika Korps and 8th Army soldiers?
You'd need a darker shade for them, because of the suntans.
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2011, 10:47:18 pm »
They remind me of making Airfix models without the paint to make them look like the one on the box. If you got the paint, what where the chances of you ever using up the flesh colour that was needed for the pilot's face, unless you bought a pack of the Afrika Korps and 8th Army soldiers?
You'd need a darker shade for them, because of the suntans.

I'd just mix some of the brown in, it's the arms and legs on the 8th Army that would use the flesh paint up.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #64 on: January 05, 2011, 10:38:33 am »
I'd just mix some of the brown in, it's the arms and legs on the 8th Army that would use the flesh paint up.

Surely you need a nice bright red for that ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #65 on: January 05, 2011, 02:47:42 pm »
Reference to the Griffon engined Spitfire upthread means I can link to another 'plane that usually had a Merlin in it. The Allison engined Mustang that served so well in support of the 8th Army in North Africa.



A very different beast from the later escort fighters.




clarion

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2011, 05:15:39 pm »
Wish I'd had got my camera with me yesterday at Shoreham.  There was a Chipmunk in the red/white RAF training markings, and a US-marked two seat radial engined trainer, such as a Texan or Harvard.
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Zipperhead

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2011, 05:20:55 pm »
Wish I'd had got my camera with me yesterday at Shoreham.  There was a Chipmunk in the red/white RAF training markings, and a US-marked two seat radial engined trainer, such as a Texan or Harvard.

It's a T6 Harvard (I've flown in it)
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clarion

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2011, 08:33:49 pm »
Oh cool.  I don't like the look of them myself, but I understand that they are good to fly.  A curious find on the South coast.
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Adam

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2011, 08:54:48 pm »
£320 for 20 minutes.   :demon:

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Zipperhead

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #70 on: January 11, 2011, 12:13:32 pm »
£320 for 20 minutes.   :demon:

Go on.........



Ouch, it's gone up a lot since I flew in it (but it was quite a while ago)
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Adam

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2011, 09:42:11 am »
No photo, but yesterday morning, whilst cycling over Putney Bridge in London at 10.45, there was what I thought was an Airbus, either A340 or A380 descending towards Heathrow.  I was only seeing it from the rear, which is why I couldn't really tell what type it was. 

However, that's not the unusual bit.  Inboard from the No. 3 engine on the starboard wing was another engine pod although it was definitely smaller than the working engines.  I know airlines do sometimes ferry replaced engines in this way, as about 20 years ago I saw a 747 in a similar configuration, but I thought it was odd that it was clearly a smaller engine.
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Adam

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2011, 10:08:51 am »
And as a neat encapsualtion of the complete world of aviation, here's a 5 minute summary of the 2010 Oshkosh event - 10,000 planes.   :D

I see that for next year, as it's the 75th anniversary of the DC3, they plan to have at least 40 airborne in a mass flypast.
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2011, 02:45:37 pm »
What's the great big tube thingy?? Exhaust pipe??
You'd think they'd make better use of it.  On a Spitfire (not a radial engine, but same principle) the six rear-turned exhaust pipes made a non-trivial contribution to total thrust. 

They do make better use of it as it is. Not only is it an exhauts, it doubles as a leaf/ grass blower and clears the strip on take off runs.
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