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Dr H last won the day on April 28

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  1. They are being sent to Alitech who did the manifolds who will mount them on a jig and machine the edges of the trumpets as in option 2. They will be covered by an airbox (most probably) which will have a duct to it and the air filter will be in the duct. Very much like my 340R setup was. So I know it doesn't really matter what they look like - but I'll know and therefore they have to be done properly!
  2. My Stratos replica is booked in at Edmonds for its paint job.
  3. Awesome. Was at Flying Legends on Sunday. It's amazing what feelings and emotions these 'limps of metal' can stir. But then again they (and what they stand for) really are so much more than just metal......... We were lucky enough to meet Sqd Ldr 'Johnny' Johnson. He sighed a book for us and we had a quick chat with him. Very unassuming. He didn't think he was a hero. He said he was one of the lucky ones who came back. They were just ordinary blokes doing a job apparently! Also met Archie McInnes - BoB Hurricane pilot, then went to Africa in 1941 and was shot down by a Messerschmidt BF109. Belly landed at over 200mph, broke his arm very badly and they had to amputate it. Once again a very nice bloke, willing to talk about his experiences. He said he just loved the feeling of flying and wanted to be up there as much as he could. My boy with Johnny Johnson - he's a true gent!
  4. I sold my 340R for £34k (including spares) just over 12 months ago. It was the going rate at the time, one sold a few months before for a few grand less. Seems I would now have to pay £70-80k to buy it back. How could I have got the timing so wrong................
  5. Cool - let us know when it's on. I'll forget otherwise!
  6. As Chris says, it's an astoundingly stupid decision on their (Photobucket's) part.
  7. Not much happening tbh. Still waiting on bits and grinding to a halt. However I have gone all horny.... However this brings with it a issue. Well it's not an issue as I knew it was going to happen, it more of a decision needs to be made how best to deal with it. I did intake length calcs and came up with a total length that gave peal torque at 5500rpm. This meant 90mm trumpets. Which I now have. If I want to go lower with the peak torque the intake lengths get mad long. Due to the setup of the manifolds the top of the trumpet can only be about 75mm ish before you get overlap. These are 88mm diameter at the top. Most are well over 80mm. So I have 3 options really (well 2 as one isn't possible) 1) Make adapters to angle the trumpets slightly so they clear - not practically possible really. 2) Work out the overlap and trim the trumpets back so they meet up . Like this type of idea: Trouble is my overlap is at an angle and would be very difficult to do neatly by hand. I guess I could try and jig it up and get it machined. 3) Use some spacers and run unequal lengths. There would be 3 @ 90mm and 3@100mm. Only a very slight difference. I've read a bit about this and apparently it is a 'thing' to run equal to try and spread the torque a bit. My proposal would give peak torque at 5500 rpm on 3 of the cylinders and at 5250 rpm on the other three. Most of the stuff I've read on unequal runners tends to mean a much bigger difference though maybe 50mm+ difference and not just 10mm like I'm proposing. What say MLOC?
  8. I was going to ask if you were warned about this. $399 a year is a shit load of money for this type of service. Lots of articles on the web saying thy are basically blackmailing people and holding them to ransom as they did it without proper warning. Hope you get it sorted. At the very least they should allow you to download you own images back off their site.
  9. I guessed so but was being facetious! The internet is now full of threads like these. Lots of ebay ads too. I use Flickr for my stuff. App on the phone uploads everything I take automatically. You could give that a go.
  10. Eh? It was only a jape!
  11. When this comes back on iPlayer (it does every so often) watch it if you haven't already. Makes you realise just how far ahead of the rest of world we really were. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m81f5 Inspiring yet depressing in equal measures I'm about to start reading this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00HFF7R22/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o02_?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Should have some interesting tales in it hopefully.
  12. It was a time that we threw loads of cash at innovation and sometimes innovated just for the sake of it! Loads of crazy stuff developed in the 50s and 60s. Then politicians got more and more involved and it all went tits up Look at the V-fleet. Commission 3 different designs! That would never happen now. We can't commission a single design unless we partner with other countries.
  13. I know you love explaining this stuff. That really shone through when you organised the BBMF visit. BTW, are you going to Duxofrd Flying Legends? I'll be there with my boy on Sunday. My brother will also be there but this year he's a VIP guest n the Bremont tent!
  14. There's bit of dirt on those pedals!
  15. I think wings are attached. Just looks like covers have been removed. I think what you've circled there are possible where some of the pins go through that hold the wing in place. Kurt will be able to confirm. He know, I'm just making considered guesses! You can see the covers removed on this view of a Spit. Bottom left where the curved bit for frame follows the shape of the leading edge of the wing