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Wild & Wacky GIFs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Insp Gadget, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Insp Gadget

    Insp Gadget Trusted.Member

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  2. Insp Gadget

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  4. Akbloke

    Akbloke Ex Pig-Fixer "Videmus Agamis"

    And Ann Francis only got better with age !! :):):)
     
  5. Insp Gadget

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  6. Brutus58

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    I always wondered how many cylinders were in a radial engine. So a Harley engine is 2/9ths of a typical radial engine?
     
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  7. Insp Gadget

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    I think they can have any practical number. More cylinders apply the power more smoothly, and using an odd number of cylinders reduces vibration.
     
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  8. Insp Gadget

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  9. Brutus58

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    WOW! I never realized that the cam sprocket rotates opposite of the crank.
     
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  10. Insp Gadget

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    It's brilliant - looks like one of those clever Victorian machines.
     
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  11. Insp Gadget

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    And you can apply the same principle, but in reverse ...

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  12. Brotherforsis

    Brotherforsis Trusted Member

    Awesome
     
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  13. Insp Gadget

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  14. Insp Gadget

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    Sorry I missed that one for your Thanksgiving, neighbours - the next one would'a cooked'im good, eh. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Insp Gadget

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    Dear streakers - you just gotta plan, man ...

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  16. pussycat

    pussycat Moderator Staff Member

    Bristol Hercules, circa 1945

    14 cylinder sleeve valve, approx 1800 HP

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  17. Insp Gadget

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  18. Akbloke

    Akbloke Ex Pig-Fixer "Videmus Agamis"

    As fitted to the Short Sterling, the Bristol Beaufighter (Whispering Death to the Japs) and the Halifax Bomber.
     
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  19. pussycat

    pussycat Moderator Staff Member

    My grandfather's two older brothers went out on Halifax's. They never came back.

    :(
     
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  20. Akbloke

    Akbloke Ex Pig-Fixer "Videmus Agamis"

    My 'ex's' Uncle was also a Pilot in 460 Sqn, on Halifax's operating out of Driffield and Leconfield in Yorkshire. He and all of his crew (Crew 145) did the required 36 missions and did come back. But it took it's toll on him in later years, as he was a pacifist and never enjoyed doing that job. I have seen a list of all of their sorties and the dates.

    Cheers Pussycat.
     
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