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Offline Nick

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Trislander
« on: June 28, 2019, 03:12:51 pm »
The Britten-Norman Trislander as seen at Duxford in June 2019.



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Re: Trislander
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 04:29:54 pm »
Getting the CoG right before takeoff must be challenging. Move different pieces of baggage and passengers around until about right.
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Re: Trislander
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 05:07:45 pm »
What I find interesting is the differing number of prop blades between the front and the back engines...
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Re: Trislander
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2019, 07:21:55 pm »
I hadnít noticed that, very curious.
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Re: Trislander
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2019, 12:25:01 am »
Originally all three engines had two-bladed props, the three-bladers were a retrofit to reduce noise but would have required re-certification if fitted to the centre engine.

The centre nacelle also had fittings for a Bristol Aerojet rocket to boost take-off performance, which could make it a Quadislander.... for 12 seconds.
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Re: Trislander
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2019, 05:00:29 am »

a one-of-a-kind design, I gess, for a trimotor (at least in propeller propulsion)

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