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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 07:37:38 am »
Drifting off topic (as usual.....) the Harrier's visual cross-wind vane is there as it's VERY important that the pilot be pointing directly into the apparent wind when in vertical and transition modes. Otherwise the aircraft could get into serious roll instability issues. It's all explained very well in John Farley's book 'A View from the Hover'.

Going back to the topic, in the 30s they had the steam vents right at the fore end of the flight deck because they didn't have the wind direction instrumentation back then and it was a foolproof system for the deck crew, air crew and bridge staff to see if the ship was going the right way. I recall that when they fitted steam catapults to the Ark Royal IV they did away with the steam jet as the cats leaked like sieves anyway!
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012, 07:53:54 am »
It's a visual back-up say should the bridge get taken out (there's another point on the ship to do the steering so I've heard) or the electrcis go down. 

Yup military vessels at least had an alternative steering position and then there was always the abilty to jury rig some form of steering, even if it took half a dozen crewmen on the wheel and a chain of men reporting the course to steer as the steersmen couldn't see a thing from most of these alternative positions.

Don't know what they do nowadays - I mean they don't even have a proper wheel - but there must be a backup that rrelys on muscle rather then computers ?
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2012, 08:44:18 am »
There are still backup positions for ships to be steered from, known as tiller flats...

Ill take your guys word for it that it is there as a backup.
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012, 11:52:10 am »
The fellow who helped me with a lot of the Avro Atlantic info I used, told me that in Nevil Shute novel 'In The Wet', there is a description of a fictitious de Havilland Ceres which matches the Atlantic to a tee
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2012, 03:10:15 pm »
Hm, I have a well worn copy of 'In the Wet' at home, I must check that out.

There's a lot of very interesting aircraft in that book, all are whiffs except a DC3 or two, but I can't remember the dH Ceres.
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2012, 01:03:47 am »
I couldn't find  a picture o/l but while I was flicking through Model Boats magazine and came across a report  on Scale Modelworld  2011 of an East African Schnellboot equipped with paddles.





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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2012, 02:02:30 am »
Isn't that Eddie Kruks ?
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« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2012, 04:33:11 am »
They also  featured a schnellboot with an amphibious Me 163 mounted on it

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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2012, 11:53:47 am »
pics of the amphib 163?
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2012, 02:39:44 am »
From the January 1973 issue of FLYING, a 5-engined Cessna 172!!!

http://books.google.fr/books?id=NWzlTqj0gQ4C&pg=PA106#v=onepage&q&f=false

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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2012, 08:30:16 am »
From the January 1973 issue of FLYING, a 5-engined Cessna 172!!!

http://books.google.fr/books?id=NWzlTqj0gQ4C&pg=PA106#v=onepage&q&f=false



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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2012, 08:29:37 am »
This is a beautiful add I found in our office. The brand is Kohler - a renowned faucets manufacturer. The theme is a la "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow ":

I like the pilot... ;D
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2012, 09:13:55 am »
I sure would love me some flying lessons with that instructor...  ;D

But hey? Did she realize that if she uses that side machine gun she also loses her right arm?!?  :o  :rolleyes:
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Re: WHIF's found in Magazines/books
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2012, 10:57:59 am »
What IS she doing with that tap???
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