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AIRCRAFT EXHIBITS: Continued...

ENGINE EXHIBITS

PRE WORLD WAR 1: ANZANI RADIAL, 50HP @ 1,300rpm

1916: ROLLS ROYCE FALCON III, 14.2 LITRES, 60 DEGREE, V12

1920: HUCKS AIRCRAFT ENGINE STARTER: B.C.Hucks is credited with the invention of this aircraft engine starter, the design is based on a Model T Ford Chassis with an engine driven chain drive to an overhead rotating shaft, the end of which incorporated a claw bar to engage with the a dog fixed to the aircraft's propeller. The Hucks Starter was used by the RAF from 1920~1930's, subsequently various more modern engine starting methods were employed. The vehicle is classified as mobile ground equipment on a Ford Model T Chassis, Aero Engine Starter, powered by a Ford 2,892cc four cylinder engine with a maximum speed of 45mph.

THE MODEL T FORD AND CHAIN DRIVEN OVERHEAD ROTATING SHAFT

THE ROTATING SHAFT CLAW BAR

 

VEHICLE EXHIBITS:

TRACTION ENGINE AND CAR EXHIBITS:

1914: CLAYTON & SHUTTLEWORTH 'DOROTHY' TRACTION ENGINE

1937: RAILTON, OWNED BY RICHARD SHUTTLEWORTH

MOTORCYCLE EXHIBITS:

1900: SINGER 208cc 'MOTOR WHEEL' BICYCLE

1904: AURORA 250cc SINGLE, 4 STROKE WITH NO BRAKES!

 

HOBBIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE:

RADIO CONTROL AT THE AERODROME: What a setting to fly model aircraft of all persuasions in. The only problems some of the flyers advised me of was the occasional intrusion by real vintage aircraft into their airspace!

 

 

 

 

AERODROME BUILDINGS:

THE ARRAY OF HANGARS

THE CONTROL TOWER

THE VISITOR'S CENTRE

MORE SHUTTLEWORTH COLLECTION COVERAGE: Please continue my 'Shuttleworth Collection coverage' by selecting from the following pages...

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I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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