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Old 22nd July 2012, 12:36
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...ah PPE, Risk Assessments, COSHE, RIDDOR....


You must have been wearing a High Viz Jacket, Hard hat & boots and undertaken a tool box briefing or you would have been killed..
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Old 22nd July 2012, 12:38
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Ha ha. Loving the manually adjustable renewable resource chassis securing ram.
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Old 28th July 2012, 23:14
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Latest Update.

....nothing (much).

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Old 29th July 2012, 06:18
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Latest Update.

....body currently being made

Pop back next week.

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Old 20th August 2012, 20:55
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Default G46 Update..

Christmas came early this year and the body has now been produced

My informant advises that the bonding of the body / chassis will take place shortly..

(...probably on the evening of the next full moon at the same time as a Chicken is devoured with a flagon or two of mead and a virgin is sacrificed upon the alter of the twin exhausts - er actually hold that last bit, I'll need the virgin myself when I'm re-wiring in order to sacrifice her to Lucas, The Prince of Darkness.)

So long as the body doesn't go on backwards.....
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Old 20th August 2012, 21:31
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Nike55 - Great news.

I'm sure things will start to pick up quickly now.

Cheers, Paul.
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Old 21st August 2012, 07:05
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Great news indeed, now come on, let's see a finished G46!
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Old 21st August 2012, 08:34
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I get mine soon too!

How did you get your body home?

Will it fit on the back of a pick up truck?
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Old 21st August 2012, 09:47
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So how are you going to mount the body onto your scooter donors? by some form of home made frame and then linking the scooters together for dual engine power?


This is a G46 build so it "could" happen!
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Old 22nd August 2012, 21:19
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Anything could happen - but I will have to ask Lancelot to do a couple of bits on the body before I arrange transport for the beast.

(Thinks: 'Now need to clear shed of two dead Land Rovers...')

Scooter? I've got Blackbird* in bits so could always fit the engine from that (or two).

(*Honda not Lockheed).

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Old 23rd August 2012, 07:52
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Anything could happen - but I will have to ask Lancelot to do a couple of bits on the body before I arrange transport for the beast.

(Thinks: 'Now need to clear shed of two dead Land Rovers...')

Scooter? I've got Blackbird* in bits so could always fit the engine from that (or two).

(*Honda not Lockheed).
Hmm, SR71 powered Sammio, now there's an ambitious concept, and you could strap half a dozen Raytheon AIM9 motors to the sides for a bit of extra oomph away from the traffic lights.
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Old 23rd August 2012, 17:42
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aaaahh RATO.....
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aaaahh RATO.....
Erm, lost me on this one I'm afraid so I googled RATO - http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rat...w=1366&bih=643

Still none the wiser...
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JATO is an acronym for jet-fuel assisted take off. It is a system for helping overloaded aircraft into the air by providing additional thrust in the form of small rockets.

The term is used interchangeably with the (more specific) term RATO, for Rocket-Assisted Take Off (or, in RAF parlance, RATOG for Rocket-Assisted Take Off Gear).

JATO is an acronym for jet-fuel assisted take off. It is a system for helping overloaded aircraft into the air by providing additional thrust in the form of small rockets.

The term is used interchangeably with the (more specific) term RATO, for Rocket-Assisted Take Off (or, in RAF parlance, RATOG for Rocket-Assisted Take Off Gear).

i liked your rats though!
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Ahh, makes sense now. Google didn't throw that up and none of the RAF aircraft I worked on ever had rocket assistance for take off, although the Tornados could have done with it to get them off the ground during the day in the middle east.
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RATO - Helps fat birds fly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqAPRWMkuv8
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Ahh, makes sense now. Google didn't throw that up and none of the RAF aircraft I worked on ever had rocket assistance for take off, although the Tornados could have done with it to get them off the ground during the day in the middle east.
Yip, it was the same for us in the Nimrod - even with 13,000 yard runway at sealevel in Iraq using power against brakes, we had to go with significantly less than max fuel just to make it off the ground....still it meant the sorties were shorter.

I remember one of my old engineers telling us about the JATO on the 8 sqn Shakletons - "4 turning, 2 burning" must have made the take off roll....interesting
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Yip, it was the same for us in the Nimrod - even with 13,000 yard runway at sealevel in Iraq using power against brakes, we had to go with significantly less than max fuel just to make it off the ground....still it meant the sorties were shorter.

I remember one of my old engineers telling us about the JATO on the 8 sqn Shakletons - "4 turning, 2 burning" must have made the take off roll....interesting
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I remember one of my old engineers telling us about the JATO on the 8 sqn Shakletons - "4 turning, 2 burning" must have made the take off roll....interesting
Ah.......nostalgia!

The '20,000 Rivets Flying in Close Formation', (AKA Avro Shackleton) had four Rolls Royce V12 Griffon engines (most RR piston engines were named after birds of prey - Kestrel, Vulture, Eagle, Merlin (No - not the wizard!), producing 1,960 hp (2,345 hp with water-methanol injection) and on the MR3 version two 2,700lb thrust Armstrong Siddeley Viper engines buried in the nacelles.

The Shackleton, when so configured, could fly on the two Vipers only. Its party piece at a Farnborough air show (or two) was to take off and fly a circuit returning with one engine feathered, then another circuit when a second engine was feathered, and so on until after the last circuit when the the aircraft returned over the airfield with all engines feathered, flying only on the Vipers. Much consternation at first from lovingly gullible crowd - probably only spoiled by a knowing 10 year old.

Jet Assisted Take Off is one thing but the solid fuel propellant Rocket Assisted Take Off is something else. Especially when it concerns a 'Zero Launch Length' F104 Starfighter!

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Ah yes, the flying coffin. The original design for the F104 included a downward firing ejection seat. Really useful given that most crashes happen on the runway.
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