The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:48 pm

A link to the Bugatti race-plane project's website here, for those who weren't already aware ...

Back in the late 1930s, Ettore Bugatti set out to build racing aircraft. In 1937 he began construction of a radical machine that had a forward-swept wing design, a butterfly tail and contra-rotating propellers, powered by two Bugatti straight-eight engines. Unfortunately, the Second World War broke out just before the aircraft was completed and Bugatti had to flee Paris, taking his creation with him.

Fact being stranger than fiction, after all this time his vision is about to be realised.

http://www.bugatti100p.com

Nigel

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Post by quicksilver-wsr » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:56 pm

It's not every day you can throw open your front door and watch five Spitfires sail past in V-formation, but that's what I did this afternoon.

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update ... ve-flight/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33910587

I take my hat off to the folks who've commemorated the Battle of Britain today in such stirring style.

Nigel

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Post by Mike Bull » Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:37 am

...meanwhile, the BBMF have also kept busy mending their bomber-
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Post by StewDurham » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:37 pm

http://www.fox10tv.com/clip/11652968/wo ... ing-effort

Beware - anyone of an engineering disposition should not watch.

I've seen some ridiculous things in my life, but this salvage is the worst.
Good luck to the BBP team, makes me proud to be British (and a North-easterner to boot!). Damn fine work, chaps!

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Post by rob565uk » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:56 pm

And they have the nerve to blame "the sea" for their breathtaking ineptitude.

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Post by Mike Bull » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:31 am

I was expecting that to be about some crusty old wreck failing as it was lifted, something on the lines of the RAF Museum Dornier recovery perhaps, not a fully airworthy aircraft..! :o

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Post by mtskull » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:21 am

I can't help feeling that there has been a bit of a rush to judgement here, in the absence of all the relevant information.
The obvious way to have recovered the aircraft would have been to pull it on to the beach and it seems that this was tried unsuccessfully. We don't know what damage was done to the aircraft while it was lying half sunk in the surf but, to look at the salvage barge (there doesn't even appear to be room on deck for a PBY), my take on this would be that the owners had already given up hope of salvaging it intact before the barge was called in.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:31 pm

Looked to me like all it needed was a good sized pump to pull the water out of the flooded end faster then it could enter then tow it to safety not pulled about with a crane!
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Post by Mike Bull » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:43 pm

Extreme Vulcan porn from Eastbourne...


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Post by Jordangbr » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:14 pm

Ooo that's mucky!
Bangers!
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