Good ride today...

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Tosspot, Aug 31, 2008.

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    Tosspot Guest

    Tosspot, Aug 31, 2008
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    des Guest

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    Catman Guest

    My dad navigated them doing SAR from Coltishall back in the 70s. They
    have one of his at Hendon, which came as something of a shock when we
    took my young nephew up there a couple of years back. I would have been
    crawling around it at about the same age as he was.

    Oddly he seemed less impressed than I did.

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    Catman, Aug 31, 2008
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    Catman Guest

    Should have asked if they'd let me aboard the Westland :)

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    Catman, Aug 31, 2008
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    Beav Guest

    Did you like that massive shaft running up between you and the pilot?

    When that stops, it's time to clench.
    But full of "character". Sort of the FatBoy of the copter world. About as
    reliable too.


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    Beav, Aug 31, 2008
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    Pip Luscher Guest

    Pip Luscher, Aug 31, 2008
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    Tosspot Guest

    Given it was a 27 litre, 9 cylinder engine between me and Dog, I was
    fucking impressed. A really odd take off, it rolls forward, comes up on
    the suspension, rolls a bit more and takesoff. You don't really know
    you're airborne. Think of a Stork takeoff, but blimey, you really know
    you're hanging under a big multicylinder engine.
     
    Tosspot, Aug 31, 2008
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    Catman Guest

    I never flew in the Whirlwind, but AIUI they (the Wessexes) were turbine
    powered. Which made things a bit less 'visceral'.

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    Catman, Aug 31, 2008
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  9. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, Tosspot
    ITYM "sitting just behind".
     
    Wicked Uncle Nigel, Aug 31, 2008
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  10. Was it not the case that the modernisation of the aircraft with a
    turbine saved it from the bin? Istr something along those lines years
    ago, relating to Westland. I also str something about the originals with
    piston engines were horribly unreliable, which probably relates to the
    first point.
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    Grimly Curmudgeon, Sep 1, 2008
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    Beav Guest

    A big **** off radial engine in the nose, with the drive shaft running
    between the two front seats. Later "turbined" versions you can easily tell
    by the exhausts sprouting out of each side of the nose. Still needed the
    shaft between the seats though in order to drive the gearbox asbove the
    heads of the occupants.


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    Beav Guest

    Indeed.


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    Tosspot Guest

    Yeah, I did start thinking I don't mind if it crashes before my flight,
    or after it, but not during. Very Harleyesque, vibrates like a busted
    dildo.
     
    Tosspot, Sep 1, 2008
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    Catman Guest

    Was googling idly yesterday, and it does appear to be the case. I
    certainly am no expert, though.


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    Catman, Sep 1, 2008
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    Catman Guest

    Very distinctive.
    ISTR that bit. I was only young.


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    Catman, Sep 1, 2008
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    Lozzo Guest

    One of my exes had a busted vibrator, every time she used it I thought
    she was going to knock her teeth out.
     
    Lozzo, Sep 1, 2008
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