Civil Aviation Ministry of Information thread


Obviously I was referring to the shape of the stabilizer, not the airfoil. Nothing in the photos gives any hint to the airfoil profile view which, on a vertical stab, should be symmetrical anyway. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :


Aha good point! You’ve got me there!


I don’t think so. The tube at the back does look a bit like the ones on the WW2 V1 bombs, but the sound of the jet is very even. The sound of the V1 pulse jets were quite distinctive. I presume the point of the tube is to prevent the jet wash from disturbing the air over the rear control surfaces.



Yes they were.



This is how I expect @smokinhole to arrive at our next Mudspike Fly-In…!


Oh man that kicks epic amounts of posterior!

What do you do for a living bob? I fly a motherlovin fireball that shoots lasers baby!


Uhhh Wow? Dr. Evil would approve.


Well, that’s certainly spectacular! Hard to imagine it passing the risk assessment here in Blighty, though. :exploding_head:


Bet he wore a 'chute that night!


A non-flammable one!