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DonClark
DonClark
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Last Activity: 2nd November 2018, 06:30
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  • DonClark
    replied to "New" Forum issues.
    What a pain, Tony.

    After erratic brief periods of rather better performance, from early morning to mid-afternoon Aus time 23 Oct (up to 5:00 am UK time), the boards have fallen back into glacial load and login, with some impatient members inadvertently generating multiple copies of posts...
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    Last edited by DonClark; 23rd October 2018, 04:39.

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  • Excellent, Anne. I have trouble searching the Flight Archive.

    The pic is good enough to show serials for 2 of the three aircraft: K5142, K3720 and the third obscured. This takes us back to Halley to find

    25 Audax (India) del by Glosters Aug to Oct 1935 of which
    "K5141...
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    Last edited by DonClark; 22nd October 2018, 22:52.

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  • Brilliant photo, Anneorac. Interesting suggestion re the Osprey & stainless steel.

    However, according to Halley/K File "a few Ospreys were built with stainless steel fuselages to counter the effects of corrosion at sea".
    Among the 130-odd built, a quick skim of the a/c...
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    Last edited by DonClark; 22nd October 2018, 10:58.

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  • At the risk of overkill, a little more on...

    The Straits Settlements Volunteer Air Force
    "The Straits Settlements Volunteer Air Force (SSVAF) was created on 25 March 1936"

    "On 10 August 1936, it was announced that D. S. E. Vines, a former RAF Squadron Leader,...
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    Last edited by DonClark; 22nd October 2018, 06:54.

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  • DonClark
    replied to Whose Fox
    Quite agree Sabrejet and not too hard to find, though prices range widely. Otherwise, off to the library!

    Mark you, good as the Putnams are, as we've also seen elsewhere, they may still have errors or inconsistencies.

    But then, even primary (original, contemporary) records...
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  • DonClark
    replied to "New" Forum issues.
    Agree, MothMinor: highly erratic, load, post and edit both yesterday and today. Often I'm browsing or posting at local times when traffic is v quiet: makes no difference.

    Yesterday, poor synch between levels very apparent, such that eg one user appeared in the forum list with my avatar...
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  • Well, thanks, though at least for the Audax (Singapore) more indicative than definitive.

    The list of Hart (Special) inclusions/exclusions at least gives context, which suggests (though without certainty) that possible changes for an Audax (Singapore) might include eg
    exclusion of...
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    Last edited by DonClark; 21st October 2018, 19:12.

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  • DonClark
    replied to Whose Fox
    What a fascinating thread.

    The ongoing repetition of transcription (or other) error is a fairly well known trap, though I'd hesitate, in this case, to call it plagiarism.

    It's why eg I usually look at several sources, as here, though in this case still failed to spot the sites...
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    Last edited by DonClark; 21st October 2018, 20:35.

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  • DonClark
    replied to Whose Fox
    Sabrejet, looking at G-INFO for G-ABYY shows
    Type: FAIREY FOX 3,
    That is III not II
    Likewise Aircraft Data and Aviation Journal register.

    Agree on c/n, no date shown for the view I got for some reason, though I don't disagree.
    Cheers

    PS Forum performance...
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  • DonClark
    replied to Whose Fox
    Scant info on the various online registers, however, this is recorded as a Fairey Fox III. One was built as a Company demonstrator: this aircraft carries the Fairey logo forward of the registration and more faintly on the rudder.

    Later Fox Mark IIIs were built in some quantity in Belgium...
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  • Air Publication 1404 A Vol I (1932) The Hart Aeroplane: Kestrel I B Engine or Kestrel X (de-rated) Engine has nothing to say about the Hart (India) or the Audax (Singapore), however, it does include an Appendix for the Hart (Special) which describes the aircraft differences in detail, if not the en
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  • Hart, Hind, Audax variants and mods is a rich field indeed. Variants were very closely related, such that a Hart could be built as an Audax, or Audax completed on the line as eg Hector and so on.

    However, as far as the Audax (Singapore) is concerned, Halley The K File: The RAF of the 1930s...
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    Last edited by DonClark; 22nd October 2018, 11:32. Reason: serial!

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  • DonClark
    replied to Forum Theme / Style
    I'm on ADSL2+ with W10/IE11 fully up to date, virus protected, set to reject most pop-ups, cookies & tracking, Activex filtering on, history set to 0 days and all flushed on each exit.

    I've had the same problems of glacial and erratic load, post and edit speed as many others.
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    Last edited by DonClark; 19th October 2018, 23:48.

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  • DonClark
    replied to Forum Theme / Style
    To be blunt, after 7 weeks of forum torture that seems set to continue, appearance is irrelevant. It's beyond irrelevant.

    I don't care what theme, colour or spacing you impose. I just don't give a toss.
    Bar noting the fact with wry amusement, I don't even care much that font size...
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    Last edited by DonClark; 19th October 2018, 04:10.

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