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Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Voodooo, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Clive

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    Completely off piste now but if you have the slightest interest in the Spitfire you need to read 'sigh for a merlin' by Henshaw. A fantastic narrative about its development.
     
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  2. Fast Eddie

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    Fairy Nuff.

    I know when I’m beat...
     
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  3. Britfan60

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    My buddy's Spitfire only did about 90. My TR6 did quite a bit more.:cool:
     
  4. Clive

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    Having worked for Lucas on their fuel systems you probably used more petrol than the plane...
     
  5. Eljahara

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    Clive,
    Two of the family are Police officers, one worked in traffic. There is an unwritten rule of 10% error so an indicated 75 could give you the benefit of you actually doing 70 ish. You need to be doing well in excess of 85 to make the motorway cameras flash - unless it is a 50mph limit:rolleyes:
    They are more concerned with stupid speeds or dangerous driving - if stopped at 80 on a fast road, be polite, apologetic etc. Only a real asshole would then go beyond a telling off.
    John
     
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  6. Clive

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    Wise words indeed. Seems the 72mph M1 M25 news was just a badly regurgitated tweet, however when I was on the M42 in a 40mph section yesterday several cars were being flashed who didn't seem to be passing me all that quickly. Note that you only need to be followed for 1/10 mile to get a ticket. At 90 you're doing 1.5 miles a minute so do the maths....
     
  7. Eljahara

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    Not a big differential needed, 40 + 10% =44 so 45-50 will set the flash off... I got flashed at 36 in a newly designated (reduced) 30 zone and got the official bollicking when I went to pay the fine at my local police station - a while ago when yellow boxes were new!
    It’s the average speed camera that are more problematic - less room for error when they can actually calculate your average speed over several miles.
    Getting back on track, most I have had out of the 961 is 100 - roads are too congested down here in the south east for any real shenanigans.
    John
     
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  8. thesixthelephant

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    Passenger, but It's dual control and you get to take over. You just have to breath and it goes where you want and the Pilot sarcastically says "I've never heard anyone say Bandits 12 o'clock before". It's very like a 961, Hand built, stunning to look at, rattles like FEK runs very rich and your never sure if it's going to get you home :D
     
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  9. SgtUSAF80

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    If you happen to come upon a WWII Vet, please don't pass up the opportunity to walk up to them and thank them for their service. To a man, they will tell you they were just "doing their job" when, in fact, what they did was save the World. We owe them everything.
     
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  10. thesixthelephant

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    My Uncle flew Blenheims then Halifaxes, and my Dad was in the Navy. In the late 70s the Firm my Dad worked for was taken over by a German Company, and ironically, the Manager they put in place was an ex Luftwaffe Navigator!!!. My dad retired very soon after :)
     
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  11. Voodooo

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    Check this out.
     
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  12. jan nelder

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    that wasn’t the BSA version then.......!
     
  13. Britfan60

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    That's some really good RC flying. The camera work is excellent. So difficult to video fast paced aerial.
     
  14. Voodooo

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    That thing sounds bad ass for a RC too.
     
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  15. Fast Eddie

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    Those RC guys have got WAY too much spare time on their hands...
     
  16. Voodooo

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    Lmao.
    Maybe so, but it keeps them out of trouble. If I had that plane I’d be heart broken because I never flown one and I’m sure it would end in a crash n burn lol
     
  17. Clive

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    Us RC modellers now do it all in software. Why risk hours of building being wasted by some trucker with a home made CB radio burner. Goodbye balsa wood and doped tissue paper; hello to photo-realistic 3d modelling, VR headsets and hours in front of a monitor. And all that fresh air can't be good for you.....
     
  18. Fast Eddie

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    Oh dear Clive.

    I guess that explains a lot...
     
  19. Clive

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    A drop of 10% nitro methanol glow fuel in a Vape pen creates just the right atmosphere......

    When I got my first Honda SS50 I used to put some into the tank and convince myself of a huge performance boost. Either way the school bike sheds had a wonderful aroma.
     
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  20. Fast Eddie

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    Ok Clive, now you have just rocketed up the chart in my estimations...

    My SS50 was a 5 speed red (or orange) tarmac shredding chick magnet.

    Well, I thought so at the time.