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Old 12-07-2007, 04:59 PM   #2296
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I hope I never do a "Semprini." He must have been a bold man.
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:11 PM   #2297
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IMHO any test pilot is a bold man - or woman!
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Old 12-07-2007, 06:17 PM   #2298
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and crazy to think that someone thought this was a good idea...



Shouldn't that have ACME stenciled on the side of it, with Wiley looking at a set of upside down blueprints?


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Old 12-08-2007, 12:30 PM   #2299
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Still haven't found that seaplane... came across this, though!

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:31 PM   #2300
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Still haven't found that seaplane... came across this, though!

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Old 12-08-2007, 12:33 PM   #2301
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Still haven't found that seaplane... came across this, though!
Look for the answer to this last one in that group...then you'll be able to find the seaplane:


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Old 12-08-2007, 12:36 PM   #2302
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Look for the answer to the last one in that group...then you'll be able to find the seaplane:

Blackburn Firecrest
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:37 PM   #2303
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:42 PM   #2304
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:52 PM   #2305
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Blackburn B20

"In 1940 Blackburn completed the B20 as a solution to overcome the inherent problems of propeller driven flying boats ie keeping the blades well clear of the water spray during takeoff and landing and increasing the angle of wing incidence enabling take off from water.
The Blackburn solution was based on a patented concept developed some years earlier by Blackburns chief seaplane designer Major J. D. Rennie. It took the form of a retractable planing hull which extended to give the aircraft the effect of a conventional aeroplane mounted on a central float. Stability on the water was provided by retractable wing tip floats. In the air the hull retracted to a flush fit with the fuselage while the floats formed well shaped wing tips. Only one B20 was completed as design and development work was abandoned due to pressure from urgent wartime requirements and the loss of the prototype during a test flight. "
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:55 PM   #2306
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Whatever the clues to the Blackburn B20 were, they didn't help me.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:17 PM   #2307
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Whatever the clues to the Blackburn B20 were, they didn't help me.
Those three I posted in a group were of the same manufacturer...oops, I gave the third one away.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:26 PM   #2308
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #2309
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Clue: No flush rivets used.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:32 PM   #2310
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