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    Yes Deskpilot, I did get your message. So is your avatar an R/C aircraft of some sort? And I like the design - it is a good feeling to see that there are people that still care about aviation and aircraft.
  2. G'day Eagle Talon. My avatar is an aircraft of my own design which, maybe, one day I'll build. I call it the Eagle Ray and it's based on the John Dyke double delta DD-2, commonly referred to as the Dykes Delta. I have tried to reconfigure it as a single seater fighter look alike. Will it fly, only God knows at this time.

    Have a happy Xmas and fly safe.
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    Is your avatar an R/C aircraft or what is it?
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    Hi Doug,
    good to hear from you sir. So nice to hear of an unbiassed ex RAF member with a healthy interest in the RN Wyvern. She's a strange but simply awesome beast, just a shame i never got to see one in the air.. oh well.
    Best of luck should you decide to go ahead with your project, although as the 'vern' had contraprops driven by the same engine there would be no problem with asymetric flying.. although the real thing did have a tendency to 'fly like a brick' if the engine let go, which it seemed to do quite a lot. You are quite lucky in Australia to have at least one example on display of the rare Armstrong Siddeley Python turboprop engine that powered the Wyvern.. rare in the fact that apart from the Lincoln and Lancaster testbeds it only ever flew in the Wyvern.
    Anyway thanks for your interest and all the best,

    Rob Carter.
    (wyvernfan).
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15 yrs RAF ground crew on Beverleys and Lightnings Emigrated to Oz 30 odd yrs ago
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Morphett Vale, 30 Klm's south of Adelaide, South Australia
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Recreational flying, what else.
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now retired after 20 yrs as a Metrologist in the auto industry.

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