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Anon
Mike Davey
Last Activity: 15th September 2018, 00:05
Joined: 15th January 2008
Location: The Wirral
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  • Anon
    replied to "New" Forum issues.
    What's a doodad?

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  • Anon
    started a topic "New" Forum issues.

    "New" Forum issues.

    It's probably me being dilatory but, if something doesn't appear to work easily I usually blame myself, but resent the designers of such devices and consider them to be "fixing somethin' that aint broken".

    For instance; I have just posted on the "Holiday Snaps From Narsarssuak"...
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    replied to Holiday snaps - Narsarsuaq
    I bet there are some relics to be had, Dave. Mixed in amongst what appears to be old steel roof trusses and other scrap that Americans are capable of producing in prodigious quantities. I wonder if that Marauder front end is still buried in there somewhere?

    Seems a pity to leave that nice...
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    Last edited by Anon; 13th September 2018, 17:47.

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  • Apologies; unable to delete duplicate post. Can one of the mods do it?

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  • That's very thick plywood to be used on any aircraft, it would indicate that it is a part designed to bear a considerable load. Usually, thick wood parts are built up with blocks in the load-bearing areas, these being sandwiched between much thinner outer ply skins. It doesn't look much like aircraft ply, either. The laminations look too th...
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  • That's very thick plywood to be used on any aircraft, it would indicate that it is a part designed to bear a considerable load. Usually, thick wood parts are built up with blocks in the load-bearing areas, these being sandwiched between much thinner outer ply skins. It doesn't look much like aircraft ply, either. The laminations look too th...
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  • Anon
    replied to Unknown alloy panel washed up on beach.
    It would be very unusual to have such a large panel without any rivet holes, stiffeners or structure present.

    Could it be an old aluminium road sign? The burnt bit could have been where someone used it to cook something on whilst camping on the beach.

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    Last edited by Anon; 27th August 2018, 10:21.

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  • Anon
    replied to Bomb shackle/Engine combo..
    C-series R-2800, which the Corsair used, but this is a Curtiss prop. The Corsair used the Ham-Stan prop, both 3 and 4 blade. Engine could be late Thunderbolt or Bearcat.

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    Last edited by Anon; 26th August 2018, 16:29.

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  • Anon
    replied to Whats this for? Stern Gland instrument
    If I'm not mistaken, a/the stern gland is the seal around a marine propeller shaft which prevents the water coming in. It was packed with an impregnated asbestos material and could be tightened as part of the maintenance procedure as it wore and became slack. If overtightened the seal would heat up and could even catch fire and damage the prop sh...
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  • Anon
    replied to P&W R1830 Dataplate Air Ministry
    Brian, I've no idea as to the original paint colour as it has always been stripped and overpainted so many times during the engine's lifetime that it is hard to tell. Certainly, after manufacture and during overhaul, almost any medium grey was used and certainly other colours such as silver, black or dark blue, presumably to characterise...
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  • Anon
    replied to P&W R1830 Dataplate Air Ministry
    Brian, The Twin Wasp was used in its thousands during and after WW2. Aircraft used in significant numbers by the UK which were powered by the Twin wasp include (from Wikipedia): Consolidated B-24 Liberator Consolidated Catalina Douglas C-47 Grumman Wildcat Martin Maryland Also, some UK-produced aircraft used a great many of them too, including the Short Sunderland V and th...
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  • Anon
    replied to Bristol Frieghter re-discovered
    Those complete engines and props are worth saving, if nothing else. They could be used to complete one or two of the other old freighters left engineless after salvage. Being made from aluminium alloy and not, as is often the case, with large sections from magnesium alloy, the engines could be in fine fettle. Anon....
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  • Anon
    replied to A beautiful Mosquito door saved.
    It's most likely that, if this door was jettisoned and found nearby after the crash, that it was Rex Cottrell who pulled that lever.

    A poignant item indeed.

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