Bitzer project

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Re: Bitzer project

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The marbles are definitely fading fast. I somehow managed to type a pm and then failed to send or leave it in drafts. Suspect it's not the first time either.

If the mind is going ever faster I shall keep my ardent enthusiasm for the pins to myself (Pete can have one I suppose).

Ted Cook made both the Master and the preceding Kestrel prototype.

Odd how an aircraft made in the thousands and flexible enough to be a trainer, emergency fighter prototype and target tug should be forgotten. We even had more of them than the Harvard. When it came out it was faster than the contemporary biplane fighters still in service.
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Re: Bitzer project

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Thank you. As I said in my PM took a while to click.
Simon

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Re: Bitzer project

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Again, I see no ships!
But I did spy this from a few different angles.
The patch behind the man entering the door is a cut & paste bit of fuselage to block out a letter which was painted on.
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Re: Bitzer project

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Looks familiar but I just can't put my finger on the correct one right now

Ttfn

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Re: Bitzer project

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Whomsoever stopped by to investigate a reported message that has since been deleted.
I know nothing about it. :-#
:worried:
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Re: Bitzer project

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airboatr wrote: 13 Jan 2021, 19:55 Whomsoever stopped by to investigate a reported message that has since been deleted.
I know nothing about it. :-#
:worried:
Me too, Joe, I haven't the faintest idea what you're referring to. :dunno:
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Re: Bitzer project

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Time, Gentlemen, please, last orders.
I'll be posting the answer to 13-01 tomorrow, Saturday 16th, around the middle of my day.
Just thought I'd let you know.
We do have several correct answers. :)
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Re: Bitzer project

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The answer was DH 85 Flamingo: EDIT: Make that a 95 :$ (see prompt from Keith below)
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First to receive the chequered flag was PeteP, at 18:18 my time, and nudging him along was Keith (Dev One) at 18:40.
Soon, Ben (TSR2) made a nice finish. AllanL, EDIT: Joe (blanston12) [sorry Joe :doh: ] Eric (Tomliner), rolled in, low on fuel, but earning diamond badges.
[SECOND EDIT copied from wrong list, so not Mick (woody901)]
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Den (511Flyer) suffered some electronics problems, and coasted over the line for silver.
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Thank you to all.

Some late items:
I read recently that the Miles Master was not popular in respect of its car - crank manual starter. Apparently, a cold morning could leave the operators hot and sweaty. Lacking electric starting, engine stops in the air were interesting events.

I meant to previously mention two good suggestions regarding the Gloster pictures; Chris (cstorey) and Myles came up with Messerschmitt 410 Hornisse with BMW radials. Very close match for that steep nose! :welldone:
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Re: Bitzer project

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A change of perspective today.
An aircraft was fitted with experimental engines, but never intended to go into production.
Here are two configurations tried out.
All you need to do is say what aircraft type was used.
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Re: Bitzer project

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Airspeed wrote: 16 Jan 2021, 03:00 The answer was DH 85 Flamingo:
Slip of the finger? the 85 is a Leopard Moth!....
Keith :hide:
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