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  1. OT: Sopwith Scout 7309

    While we are on the subject of WW1 aviation books, I have found an epub version of "open cockpit" on the kobo website this weekend. Now I just need to wait for "No Parachute" and "sopwith Scout 7309" to be released as epubs. Then they can join the following epubs I have already purchased: Flying Fury King of Airfighters Racing Ace Iron Man Red Baron - The life and death of an ace Autumn of Terror Herman Goering Fighter Pilot September Evening Sagittarius Rising Airway to the East 1918-1920 Aces of Jagdstaffel 17 Mannock: The life and death of Major Edward Mannock Jasta Boelcke - The history of Jasta 2 1916-1918 RFC HQ 1914-18 Battle of Britain 1917 - The first heavy bomber raids on England Albatros DI-DII Somme Success Bloody April Aces Falling An Aviators field book Immelmann The Eagle of Lille Black Fokker Leader - Carl Degelow the first world wars last airfighter knight Billy Bishop - Top Canadian Flying Ace No Empty Chairs - the short and heroic lives of the young aviators who fought and died in the first world warThe Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War Fall of the Red Baron - WW1 aerial tactics and the death of Richthofen Recollections of the great war in the air My Golden flying years - from france 1918, through iraq 1920 to the schneider trophy race of 1927 Wooden props and canvas wings - recollections and reflections of a WW1 pilot Flying Horseman Cavalry of the clouds - air war over europe 1914-1918 The flatpack bombers - the royal navy and the zeppelin menace Albert Ball VC Fire in the sky - the australian flyinc corps in WW1 Sopwith Pup aces of WW1 Julius Buckler - Malaula! The battle cry of jasta 17 British and Empire aces of WW1 Fighting the flying circus The making of billy bishop - the first world war exploits of billy bishop vc Surviing the skies - A night bomber pilot in the great war Raymond Collishaw and the black flight Hat in the ring - the birth of american air power in the great war Balloon busting aces of WW1 DH2 v Albatros DI/DII - western front 1916 Open Cockpit I have probably twice this many epubs that relate to WW1 in general.
  2. use of rockets on aircraft

    That would mean then that the rockets have 60lb warhead on them. If I remember correctly sometime ago a forumite mentioned that on a balloon busting mission, they got into a dogfight and accidentally fired their rockets while stood vertically on their tail, only to have the rockets descend and destroy them seconds later?
  3. Zeppelin Killing 101...

    Not sure I would like piloting that aircraft, I have enough trouble flying the BE2 series with the observer in front of me (especially seeing where I am heading when landing). Also think of the drag the gunner position must have added to the flight characteristics of this aircraft?
  4. WOT (Way Off Topic)..Feb 9, 1991

    Von Baur, Having lost my mum on the 21st December 2012. I can relate very much to your post, as I am still every day thinking about mum, and expect to for the rest of my life, and how much I miss her (as does my dad, and her close relatives). Also I wish I had sat her down and committed her memories to paper, as she had such a good memory and being 78 had been evacuated during the war, and had rich stories to tell about that and life in London in the 1950's and 1960's. To Von Baur (and this includes the rest of the forum), I am not trying to hijack your post, and I would be upset if people responded mainly to my post and ignored your initial post, as your pain must be far greater than mine. but your opening post has opened the gates to my pain forum wise.
  5. AI Planes Crashing with HPW EW Mods

    HPW, Yes I am interested in your excellent work continuing. I feel I now have a better balanced chance when fighting.
  6. Worst Skin Ideas Ever

    BH, Perhaps less absinthe - although if you do have more absinthe when skinning, please post the result(s). lol
  7. Olham, Have you tried asking this question at The Aerodrome" http://www.theaerodrome.com/index.php someone there may be able to give you an answer? Or if you search the forum, the question you are asking may already have been asked
  8. Bizarre Quirk

    BH, I remember seeing a similar photo to this in the flypast magazine a few years ago. If I remember correctly this be (2 or 12 variant or model number it was), was rigged up for one of the first airshows after the first world war to confuse and confound the crowd. Perhaps if they had used this during the war the crews flying them would have had more chance of getting home, after all if you were flying against them would you have been able to stop laughing long enough to shoot one down. I think it was flown by one of the farnborough test pilots. A truly bizarre creation, if anyone can find more specific details I would be interested in learning them.
  9. A couple of Eye-Openers...

    Hauksbee, How did you manage to copy the pictures from The Vintage Aviator website? I tried left clicking to enlarge them and then right clicking to save image and it did not give me the option to save image.
  10. OT: Crazy weather in Newcastle!

    Jim, I agree with you 100% on this, just one question: What is your take on global warming? lol
  11. All, I have been trying to find a book on the internet that was mentioned in a programme I saw on the American war of Indenpendence, the olnly problem is I can't remember the name of the book which is why I am asking for help. I do remember the programme said the book was written by a man who had been a young soldier fighting on the american side, his age was 15-17 (I think) and his first name was Joe/Joseph (again I am not 100% sure of this), he wrote the book when he was an old man and it is well known in America as one of the finest if not the finest book written about that war. If some kind soul could provide me with the title of the book and the name of the author I would be most grateful.
  12. I have now found and purchased the book in epub format fot £2.85.
  13. RAFL, That is the book, thank you and also what a quick response - now I just have to find it in an epub format (no luck so far).
  14. Olham, In the early 1900 there would have probably been someone who was a carpenter in civilian life, and as such had an understanding of how to fit wooden poles/beams together to get the strongest structure. Also the engine was probably relatively light compared to later aircraft engines (late 1920's and onwards). I am speaking with some knowledge here as my dad's apprenticeship was as a master cabinet maker and he is able to look at a piece of wood and instinctively know where its strongest and weakest points are and how to cut it to retain the most strength. Also the way that the frame is braced looks structurally strong to my fairly untrained eye.
  15. Tamper, Out of interest do you use the free one or one of the ones you have to pay for?
  16. It must be close?

    UKW, I will be happy whenever WOFF arrives, as I know the devs will have tested the sim to death before we get a chance to buy it, and if by some chance it does need a patch shortly after it is released you can bet that it will be only for a minor fix (in the devs eyes), and something the community have not even noticed. Tranquillo, Good luck with your surgery, my thoughts will be with you - on the plus side the NHS menu is a great reason to start dieting (unless it has improved drastically from the '70s & 80's). Hopefully WOFF will come out just as you are up and about again. Olham, NHS stands for "National Health Service" and was set up in 1948 where everyone who is working pays a small percentage of their wage into a national fund and when you have to have surgery the national fund covers the cost of the surgery, it also pays some of the cost of medicines prescribed by your local doctors (you have to pay a percentage, at least in England). It basically means that in the UK we do not have to pay medical insurance like in the USA. I think that about covers the NHS, but if anyone can add anything else feel free.
  17. Who IS Uncleal?

    Here's hoping he returns, he was a font of knowledge.
  18. Evolution

    CaptSopwith, Eindekker v Bristol Fighters, that must have been interesting? lol. Joking aside I know you meant Bristol Scouts. I agree with you completely, however my flight simming goes back even further the the Amstrad CPC 464. Also I can't wait to see what advances WOFF makes over BHAH.
  19. RAFL, You have got me stumped, I originally thought it was an AEG D1 or D6/7, but I am not sure if they made bombers. On a side note I had not realised how many different 2 seaters albatross made, nor how many AEG made. I would love to see a couple of those in a future phase of OFF if they are not already included in P4. I look forward to someone putting us out of our misery and letting us know what the plane is.
  20. I come out of warp in a vertical dive

    Do you use auto trim vecause if you have auto trim enabled you will exit warp in a vertical dive. This is a known problem with later patches and OFF. The solution if you use auto trim is to disable it before you enter warp.
  21. critical error meesage

    Sceptre, I as had problems with reinstalling OFF. After some digging around in windows 7 I discovered that when you uninstall it leaves a directory in the following location: C:\Users\[your name]\appdata\roaming\microsoft\CFSWW1 Over Flanders Fields After I had deleted that directory (after uninstalling OFF) and rebooting I was able to install and run OFF without any problems. Of course my problem related to the keyboard configuration, and not an error message when starting OFF.
  22. Carrick, What RAFL means is that when we say (to use your example) Henry VIII we pronounce the "th" at the end, but when we write Henry VIII we do not put "th" at the end of it. I hope that makes sense.
  23. WW1 Top Gun: Revealed (UK Viewers?)

    33Lima, Thank you for that explanation, I had thought as you have pointed out that it was the difference between the wingtips that was the obvious distinguishing feature between the two variants, and that the engines were also uprated for all the SE5a's.
  24. WW1 Top Gun: Revealed (UK Viewers?)

    Did anyone else spot that they had the SE5a masquerading as the SE5, and also when was the 180hp SE5a produced. Correct me if I am wrong but I thought the SE5 was a 150hp aircraft and the SE5a 200hp. I also agree it could have done with being a lot longer. Of course my ideal would be a programme that does not spend the first 15-30 mins explaining about how the war in the air evolved from 1914 and just dived in at say late 1916. I understand how programmes need to explain how it all started, but I just wish they would make programmes for the more advanced viewer and not keep going over the same information again and again in different programmes.
  25. Stall warning in OFF

    Polovski, Considering what Olham has suggested and the "differend type of wind sound" as you have suggested, perhaps a sound that mimics flatulence. lol

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