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Reply #195 on: January 30, 2022, 05:11:08 PM
Cool!

Did he let you borrow it for the honeymoon trip? Seeing it fly along with a 'Just Married!' banner along the side and trailing a rope of old soup cans would be surreal...

I'm sure the Northumberland authorities would've loved us using that get around whilst on the honeymoon

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Reply #196 on: January 31, 2022, 11:58:33 AM
 ;D  No problems with parking for sure. If you can't find one....MAKE one.  :groovy:

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Reply #197 on: June 18, 2022, 03:43:01 PM


This is an impressive bit of kit!

Q: Just ahead and to the left of the cockpit, is a pylon with some sort of moving vane on it. Can anyone explain what it is please? I notice that the Cobra also had one and there is one mounted on both engine nacelles of the AH-64. Is it something to do with aircraft attitude instrumentation?

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Reply #198 on: June 18, 2022, 03:47:09 PM
Literally a weather vane according to a guy who works on them - speed and angle of wind indicator



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Reply #199 on: June 18, 2022, 03:53:25 PM
Thanks, UCG. That seems amazingly low-tech  :o

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Reply #200 on: June 18, 2022, 03:59:17 PM
That’s what I thought - next century killing machine - little spinny weather vane on the outside



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Reply #201 on: June 18, 2022, 04:08:12 PM
Apparently, after a bit of googling, its called an Air Data Probe.

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Reply #202 on: June 18, 2022, 04:11:02 PM
‘What can we call it so we don’t have to say it’s a weather vane’ ?



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Reply #203 on: June 18, 2022, 04:13:56 PM
HADS (Helicopter Air Data System), does sound much more sophisticated and satisfies those of us that are partial to a nice acronym. ;D

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Reply #204 on: June 18, 2022, 05:11:09 PM
Twirly Weather Actuator Thingy



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Reply #205 on: June 18, 2022, 05:16:17 PM

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Reply #206 on: June 18, 2022, 05:16:38 PM
Much better! And an acronym that just rolls off the tongue!

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