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    Iraq photojournalist

    some images from a photojournalist, including a foray in Iraq Iraq is second from left on the bottom, after a presentation which you can skip if you went wrong somehow, click 'Projects'
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    Jamestown Airshow

    its a country town in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia, shown are Harvards on flightline, note Harvard breaking left at upper right P40 Warhawk, man in centre is ex WW2 P40 pilot Yak 52 well finished Ansett Airlines DC-3 port engine on startup
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    Iwo Jima - One for Joe

    it seems the venerable Clint Eastwood is involved with 2 movies about Iwo Jima One from the US soldiers perspective and one (which is said to be subtitled) from the Japanese. The battle for Iwo Jima is remembered for its bloody struggle and ruthless persistence in the name of just cause...
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    Peter Jackson to film Dam Busters

    The Dam Busters The story of the RAF's AVRO Lancaster equiped 617 Squadron, and the development of the "bouncing bomb" by Barnes Wallis. Operation Chastise was the attack on the Ruhr dams in Germany and the film is to be made by the director of Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson...
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    9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes

    I was handed this link minutes ago
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    You Know You Need One

    you know you need one of these
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    reading research

    see how you go reading this I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and...
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    Sukhoi video clip

    what looks to be a 2 seat Sukhoi 30 Mk1 being put through its paces check out the high alpha manouvers, and the effective camo
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    Mini Turbines should light a fire

    these amasing miniature gas turbine engines could be used at the rotor tip to power a helicopter rotor with an output of 45 lbs thrust @ 112,000 RPM I believe that is more than enough thrust to power a rotor of a lightweight single seat machine considering...
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    Rotor Clearances

    Havnt see any discussion on this issue since seeing this page on Chucks post I got to thinking I dont know enough about the clearance between the rotor and the vertical tail. I imagine alluminium rotors (being stiffer) require less clearance, but what are the SAFE limits to both composite and...
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    The JT 11

    Finding info difficult to procure on the engineering details/issues of the JT 11, PA 36 and others. The only info I can find on the shaft detail is scant indeed, and comes from 2 sources, the Mini Imp and from Martin Hollmann. But I heard Hollmans concept ran into difficulty. Anyone care to...
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    Castelated Blades

    I came across this very clever patented idea in a local newspaper some years ago. It involves a castelated trailing edge on the rotor and is intended for helicopter use. Its interesting because Ive not seen this done (i guess thats the basis of the patent tho), in FW AC usually fences are used...
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    Ground Effect for gyroplanes

    Is there an increase in lift due to the proximity of the ground? (this would involve being within 1/2 a rotor span of the ground) and if there is, is there an alteration to the normal free space centre of lift?
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    tall tale but true !

    This occured in the late 50's, and happened to an engineer friend of mine from England. This guy owned one of those Fiat Toppolino cars, a nice enough car he said, but prone to carburetor fuel blockages on account of poorly designed filtering. Finding himself on one of those Sunday drives in...
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    Rotor Traverse Flow

    ok I am trying to get my head around the workings of a rotor, and I am wondering if anyone can tell me anything about the traverse flow along a rotor blade. Perhaps as in FW it is explained as a vector. Or perhaps, and rather more conveniently it can be explained as 'lost' energy
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    patent on pio device

    can anyone figure this out
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    Pic File

    Just thought I'd create a place to drop pics in from time to time for comment These of Wallis developments from left, this machine was I think Franklin powered, and had landed on a Royal Navy vessel. Note no stabiliser, and the apparent thrust line of the engine/prop and next, this machine was...
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    tail draggers

    I notice that unlike in the fixed wing world, there seems to be no contest for the trike configuration in pusher designs. In fact, I have never seen a tail dragger pusher gyro. On the other hand, many of the military choppers have gone back to the tail dragger layout, and I notice that they...
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    Ive seen a few forums but found this one more interesting than most I hope I can soak some knowledge from my forebears here Im always into the technical, the probable, the historical and the imposible :) lets have some fun