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by Kevin Farnell
14 Jan 2021, 19:39
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Sonic Booms and the Reactions
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

For some reason I always thought that an aircraft breaking the sound barrier was followed by 2 bangs and not just the one!! *-) Nigel. I believe that you get 2 bangs when travelling above Mach 2 (and 3 bangs above Mach 3). The speed of sound in air at atmospheric pressure is approx 760mph. So that ...
by Kevin Farnell
13 Jan 2021, 16:17
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Sonic Booms and the Reactions
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Sonic Booms and the Reactions

I heard it, I really thought there had been an explosion it was so loud! I was expecting to hear sirens shortly afterwards.
Funny, I'd always imagined a sonic boom to sound like a sharp crack, not a bomb going off.

Kevin
by Kevin Farnell
27 Dec 2020, 17:08
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: Merry Christmas.

And a belated Happy Christmas from me.
Let's hope that 2021 is better than 2020.

Kevin
by Kevin Farnell
23 Dec 2020, 18:59
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 503
Views: 14073

Re: Bitzer project

I was pretty sure it was Indian, but much searching found nothing comparable.

Kevin
by Kevin Farnell
22 Dec 2020, 20:08
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Rail Cam Live Plus a Real Goody!!
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Rail Cam Live Plus a Real Goody!!

I remember seeing the SRN4's as a kid. Huge great things. I always wanted to go on one but we ended up on cross channel ferries as my Dad had shares in the company which allowed us to travel at reduced price. I did have an Airfix SRN4, half of which was made from clear plastic, allowing viewing of c...
by Kevin Farnell
20 Dec 2020, 11:13
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: The Great Conjunction
Replies: 12
Views: 268

The Great Conjunction

The two largest planets in the Solar System (Jupiter and Saturn) are at a point in their orbits where they will be at their closest for nearly 800 years on 21 Dec 2020. They will be approximately 1/5 the diameter of the Moon apart and visible (British weather permitting) low in the sky to the S/SW j...
by Kevin Farnell
07 Dec 2020, 16:49
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Happy Birthday Filonian (82)
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Happy Birthday Filonian (82)

blanston12 wrote: 07 Dec 2020, 14:48 Happy Birthday Graham, sorry I am a day late, but if you stop on by I will still buy you a pint!

:guinn:
Filonian wrote: 07 Dec 2020, 15:38 Cheers Joe. If you make it a malt I'm there in a flash :agree:

Graham
What, a pint of Malt Whisky :-O
Steady on, Graham!

Kevin
by Kevin Farnell
07 Dec 2020, 12:30
Forum: The Virtual Spanner
Topic: CPU rating??
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: CPU rating??

Mike, it could be that the Windows Registry has not up dated and is therefore not seeing the new processor. If so, it could require a re-installation of Windows to fix it. Alternatively you could check in the BIOS as to which processor it is seeing - don't do this unless you know what you're doing i...
by Kevin Farnell
06 Dec 2020, 10:13
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Bitzer project
Replies: 503
Views: 14073

Re: Bitzer project

No Birthdays today. As I said in the Dambusters post, I'm recently home from the street Christmas party, and I'm feeling generous. Again, no animation. Easy peasy, I expect everyone to get a badge for this. http://airspeedsflyingvisit.threadwings.com.au/wpimages/8a0f51cb9138.jpg http://airspeedsfly...
by Kevin Farnell
06 Dec 2020, 10:07
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Happy Birthday Filonian (82)
Replies: 33
Views: 426

Re: Happy Birthday Filonian (82)

Happy Birthday, Graham.

A good excuse for a wee dram or two!

Kevin