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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #240 on: October 09, 2019, 02:09:06 am »
Thanks gents. The Railton snuck in after the main car parade had finished. It caught a few people off guard as the announcer said that there would be a break for lunch. 5 minutes later, once the flight line had thinned, out it roared.

I managed to get some of the Hurri and T-51 phots processed this morning, so here are a few more (including shiny silver ones)







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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #241 on: October 09, 2019, 02:42:13 am »
Chain drive cars! gotta love them.

I've been snooping through your Flickr.  George Shuttleworth Speed Demon!  Marvellous bike, marvellous movie.

Napier Railton was capable of 168mph and only had rear brakes.
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Great pics, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #242 on: October 09, 2019, 02:42:31 am »

The Napier Railton looks awesome! :thumbsup:


It sounds awesome too, IIRC it's the only running Napier Lion in the world.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #243 on: October 09, 2019, 03:08:41 am »

The Napier Railton looks awesome! :thumbsup:


It sounds awesome too, IIRC it's the only running Napier Lion in the world.

It certainly did sound great
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #244 on: October 09, 2019, 06:14:17 am »
The Napier Railton looks awesome! :thumbsup:

We obviously have similar tastes  :thumbsup:

Some great photos there  :bow:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #245 on: October 09, 2019, 08:03:12 am »
The Napier Railton looks awesome! :thumbsup:

We obviously have similar tastes  :thumbsup:

Some great photos there  :bow:

I also love the Sea Hurricane :wub: ... Does that fit with the theory? :unsure:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #246 on: October 09, 2019, 11:17:09 am »

I also love the Sea Hurricane :wub: ... Does that fit with the theory? :unsure:

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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #247 on: October 09, 2019, 12:14:24 pm »
Some of mine from last Sunday:



















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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #248 on: October 09, 2019, 01:00:33 pm »
Just noticed, but the canopy is all wrong for an RCAF Chipmunk  ----   :banghead:
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #249 on: October 09, 2019, 02:03:44 pm »
Real life whif. Lots of warbirds tend to sport the plumage of other aircraft/marks to commemorate something, maybe thatís what this one is doing?

The mustang also was doing something unusual during the display. Can anyone spot it?
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #250 on: October 09, 2019, 02:16:30 pm »
Lowered it's tail wheel   :-\

One pic it has it retracted but all the others it's extended.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #251 on: October 09, 2019, 03:13:52 pm »

Lowered it's tail wheel   :-\

One pic it has it retracted but all the others it's extended.


Perhaps it was trying to look like a shiny Hurricane?  ;D
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #252 on: October 09, 2019, 03:28:47 pm »
I think it had an issue with the tail wheel. It didnít seem to want to lock up. Pilot pulled out of the display and cycled the landing gear. It seemed to do the trick but after a few more passes it had dropped down again.
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #253 on: October 09, 2019, 03:31:34 pm »
Some of mine from last Sunday:

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They are nice Tom. Where were you stood? I was at the link in the fence nearish the tower
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Re: Seen at the airshow today
« Reply #254 on: October 09, 2019, 07:08:15 pm »
I'd guess there was a hydraulics issue with the Mustang's tail wheel, they were designed to drop down when pressure was lost (main gear had to be pumped down, or you hoped it dropped into place when "gear down" was selected for full loss of hydraulics).

Remember seeing some footage (many, many years ago) of a Mustang coming in to land after escorting a bombing raid & as it approached you saw it dip & kick up again several times. Must have worked because it landed on its wheels but the aft fuselage was covered in hydraulic fluid.
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