The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

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Post by Ste » Fri May 20, 2016 1:12 pm

I expect the relative simplicity of this aircraft, and the fact that it is already partially restored makes it a better prospect. Given its record breaking pedigree, it will likely get more attention from the masses than just another Cold War Jet, meaning funding will be better supported than would other wise be the case. Also they say they are looking for a quick project to celebrate RAF centenary in 2018 - Good luck with that :shock:

I wish them all the best.

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Post by mtskull » Sat May 21, 2016 7:35 am

Mike Bull wrote:The Canberra is a nice aircraft, but I can't help but think that a Harrier would be a much better project for the VTTS folk- it has the same Falklands service pedigree as the Vulcan, and the same huge crowd-pleasing appeal too. However, perhaps with it being a single engine aircraft it would never be allowed to fly in civilian hands, especially in the current airshow climate with all the changes post Shoreham still filtering through.

As I said, the Canberra is nice, but...meh. :|
I have always thought that the Canberra is a beautiful aircraft but, leaving aesthetics aside, it has the distinction of being the first British jet bomber, it remained in service with the RAF for over 55 years and was also sold abroad in phenomenal numbers. You want service pedigree? How about cold war (in tactical nuclear bomber and covert photo-recce roles) plus Suez, Malaya, Vietnam, India, Africa and more besides. Closer to home, it was used in the PR role to gather intelligence in operations against the IRA, and it also saw combat during the Falklands conflict, although admittedly not on our side....
In addition to all of the above, WK163 is a record breaker in its own right.

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Post by rob565uk » Sat May 21, 2016 7:42 am

Agreed - I think it's a great choice


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Post by ace_chris » Sat May 21, 2016 8:24 am

rob565uk wrote:Agreed - I think it's a great choice


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...and nice to see there is a link to K7, as part of the early development aircraft used the MetVick Beryl

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:35 pm

This is a little off-topic but so brilliantly done I just had to share.

http://silodrome.com/radial-engined-pickup-truck/
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Post by rob565uk » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:42 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:This is a little off-topic but so brilliantly done I just had to share.

http://silodrome.com/radial-engined-pickup-truck/
That truck is an absolute work of art :-) must sound awesome and go like the proverbial off a chrome-plated shovel

The attention to detail is quite incredible and a tribute to the people who have conceived and built it with such a unique style.

I WANT one :-) !!!


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Post by mtskull » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:52 am

rob565uk wrote: must sound awesome and go like the proverbial off a chrome-plated shovel
Very nice indeed, although with about the same power from a Jacobs L-4 as you would get from a stock Ford V8, it is probably more about the looks and the sound than the oomph.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:12 pm

Very nice indeed, although with about the same power from a Jacobs L-4 as you would get from a stock Ford V8, it is probably more about the looks and the sound than the oomph.
I bet it doesn't cool so well down in that hole. I think I'd be keeping a close eye on the cylinder head temps.
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Post by mtskull » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:36 am

Quote from a police spokesman:

"As we have said before, this is an extraordinarily complex investigation, but we remain committed to finding answers for the families and friends of those who died."

The AAIB are the best in the world at this job and the decision as to whether or not the outcome of the investigation justifies the prosecution of individuals lies within the CAA's remit. I can't help thinking that it is a colossal waste of resources for the police to be investigating this in the first place, let alone spending the sort of money it takes to bring a case such as this in the high court.
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Post by ted.walsh » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:10 am

oooerrr, not sure I'd like to work ot the engine failure part of the risk assessment on that flight Path!
great picture though, bet it was fun to fly... :P

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