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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2015, 03:47:53 PM »

Hello,
About 35 years ago, I made a scale model Slope Soarer of the Vulcan.
Four feet wingspan, full radio control of Flaps and ailerons.
As a plane to fly it was terrific, it would fly in a full Gale, or skim along the heather in next to no Wind !!.
When I started building boats, it was sold to a model Shop in Manchester.
Will look for some photos.

John.

I started to build one many years ago when I was trying !! to fly planes, the wing frame is built and in the attic somewhere, still have the plans ..:-)

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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2015, 04:16:43 PM »

Grey with four engines and a HighTail
Globemaster methinks.


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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2015, 04:18:06 PM »

Thanks for all your memories.
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2015, 05:20:50 PM »

Grey with four engines and a HighTail
Globemaster methinks.


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Could have been I suppose, I only had a second or two as passed between the roof tops, it took me off guard so no pics.

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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2015, 07:25:27 PM »

Could have been I suppose, I only had a second or two as passed between the roof tops, it took me off guard so no pics.

LB


Hmm, set me wondering as I only saw it late , I was derubbishing the lake at the time . . . almost certain there were no engine pods on the wings and it was a low wing profile , it was left banking (going to Valley ?) so never got a good look , I think there's been maneuvers going on the past three days , Chinooks and jolly greens have been clattering overhead . . .
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2015, 10:19:04 PM »

The Vulcan, VC10 and C17 Globemaster are very different looking aircraft, as most people would know. The distinctive shape of the Vulcan's delta wing is instantly recognisable, while the VC10 has its 4 engines mounted in pods of two at the rear of each side of the aircraft. The C17 has its 4 engines more conventionally mounted under the wings, and has winglets on each wing tip. The RAAF flies C17s, which occasionally make visits to nearby Ballina airport, presumably on training missions.


In my opinion they are all impressive aircraft, particularly the Vulcan which had a wing shape unique in heavy aircraft. As far as I am aware, it's the only heavy bomber with a delta wing. The VC10 was used by BOAC on its services to Australia back in the 70s, and I always admired its clean lines with the rear mounted engines. When my young sister and her English husband moved to Australia in 1974, they flew in a BOAC VC10. The C17 looks a very purposeful and rugged aircraft, and should have a long service life.



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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2015, 11:06:03 PM »

I think that was a VC10 tanker , saw it from New Brighton . . .
Had the high tailplane & in grey , another fine aircraft the political NASTIES saw the end of . . .
Bill

There have been no VC10s flying for at least 2 years...
Can't disagree with the second point though!

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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2015, 12:01:09 AM »

Ah well, wishful thinking on my part ? ?
This Vulcan is being stood down , not because it's not airworthy, but because no companies now have the expertise to carry out the necessary checks . . . .
I liked the highspeed taxi run they did in the other Vulcan , that must have been an experience .
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2015, 12:51:22 AM »

The sound of a Vulcan taking off is never forgotten.  :o
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2015, 02:40:09 AM »

My best memory is being at Farnborough and watching the first Concorde flight.   The cheers were deafening as was the sound of the Harriers taking off simultaneously on the other side of the field.
Shook like a jelly.
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2015, 06:45:22 AM »

Perkasaman :The sound of a Vulcan taking off is never forgotten - And a tactical take off by four or in one case even more numbs the brain as well being impossible to forget
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2015, 08:51:11 AM »

I used to live just of the end of the runway near RAF Finingley ,you are not wrong a noise never to be forgot or felt
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2015, 10:15:46 AM »

Hi all, talking of noise and deltas, some may remember the Gloster Javelin fighter.  If you were nearby the two engines would rev up, the noise got really loud and you could feel your lungs being vibrated and then as the revs increased the engine noise would go ultra sonic and you could hold a normal conversation just a few yards away!
I think the Javelin looked great but failed the 'if it looks right it is right' test.
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2015, 02:33:36 PM »

taking about the javelin I was in married qrts at raf inworth 1952 the jav came over the married qrts broke windows it went through the sound barrier before landing at staverting down the road mind you it was a wimpy mq brand new    gordon
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2015, 03:24:55 PM »

Think the old memory is playing tricks Gordon.
The Javelin didn't enter service until 1956.
I worked on the other offering that the RAF didn't
want, the DeHavilland Sea Venom formerly DH110.
They made a fine sound leaving the steam catapult
on Victorious and Eagle when I was aboard.


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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2015, 03:56:18 PM »

Come to think of it not many aircraft could go through the sound barrier in 1952.  I was just involved in maintenance turn rounds etc on Javelins but nobody spoke that well of them, if there was a hydraulics failure you might as well eject.

However we watched a javelin with hydraulics failure being landied and I understand the pilot had his feet up on the instrument panel to do it! he got a commendation.
We were very happy about that as if he had failed and ploughed into the woods we would have had to go and collect the bits, not a nice job, on one occasion one of my friends found a shoe unfortunately the foot was still inside.  They used to give you a drop of the hard stuff before you went!

We had a Supermarine Swift tucked away in the corner of the hangar as no one knew what to do with it.

I would now and again go to RAF Bruggen and see the Victor bombers, at the time I liked them better than the other V bombers,  Never saw a Valiant though.
We were all Canberras and meatboxes.
I found my certificate for having done a decompression test recently.  This meant you could go on an air test, but I was posted before my chance came up
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2015, 08:40:28 PM »

the first javelin flew November 1951 test flying at staverton  entered raf service 1956 even at 85 I still have a good memory   gordon
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2015, 03:34:23 PM »

I think you mean DeHavilland Sea Vixen Ned  :-)
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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2015, 03:42:33 PM »

OOps.
Worked on Vampires, Venoms and Seahawks earlier.
All in the brain together and the wrong one surfaces :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:


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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2015, 03:46:04 PM »

the first javelin flew November 1951 test flying at staverton  entered raf service 1956 even at 85 I still have a good memory   gordon


Gordon, I stand corrected Sah!


I recall reading that the Sound Barrier incident was due to the Pilot having snags with his Oxygen Mask.


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Re: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber.
« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2015, 10:17:16 PM »

I was working on a canal boat early 80's at a marina at Poynton (Manchesterish) on a clear bright day, when I heard thunder rolling. After a couple of minutes it didn't stop it was getting louder and I was getting spooked. I climbed out of the engine room just as the sun was blotted out by the Vulcan coming up the hill probably from Woodford.  The noise was incredible, I remember thinking 'If he hadn't got the wheels up he would be knocking chimney pots off' . I had never seen a plane that big before, it was truly awesome. It was awhile before the goosebumps went down.
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