Talk:de Havilland Vampire

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Reference ` flyable ' vampires; Saw one at the Grand Canyon airfield / museum in 2005 which the attendant assured me was flown at air shows; worth checking out ? 74.115.77.7 03:47, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 03:47, 16 February 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 13:03, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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Mosquito[edit]

The article mentions the use of the Mosquito-based Cockpit in the Vampire design but I dont think this was introduced until the two-seat Night Fighter Vampire Vampire Trainers. MilborneOne (talk) 19:22, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

IIRC, the fuselage of the two-seat Vampire Night Fighter (NF) version was designed to be the same diameter at the front as the Mosquito and the basic cockpit arrangement was also carried over, as it had been proved to work well in the Mosquito and crews used to the Mosquito would be able to transfer to the Vampire NF (and later Venom NF) without having to get used to a new cockpit arrangement. The same diameter fuselage would also simplify the installation of the radar gear and the radome, as some tooling designed to produce Mosquito components could be used, and the radar equipment itself could be installed in the same manner as the Mosquito with few changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.144.50.200 (talk) 15:37, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

First Flight[edit]

A J Jackson's DH Aircraft gives the first flight of LZ548 as 29 September rather than the 20th. MilborneOne (talk) 19:34, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Hyphens[edit]

What is this anti-hyphen fixation? It actually alters the sense in some cases.Lexysexy (talk) 00:59, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

I have reverted the grammar improvements as you say the de-hyphenation broke some of the sense, perhaps a failure of a script based editing tool. MilborneOne (talk) 12:58, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

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CE[edit]

Tidied bibliography, added isbns etc. Since most were in cite book did the rest like it. Are the citations supposed to be sfns? thanksKeith-264 (talk) 10:00, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

What do the last four words mean?[edit]

"...this would be typically embarrassing rather than dangerous due to the relative ease of recovery, which was principally achieved via course elevator application. Moriori (talk) 21:45, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

It's a spelling mistake, it should read 'coarse'. Stall recovery in some aircraft requires positive (coarse) use of elevator to pitch the nose down to regain airspeed. 'Positive' might be a better word as coarse relating to aircraft handling usually means rough or excessive control movements by an unskilled pilot. Nimbus (Cumulus nimbus floats by) 22:21, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Nimbus. Have amended it to "positive" which I think the 'average reader' would better understand. Moriori (talk) 23:12, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
'Coarse' in this context is used in contrast to 'fine', i.e., 'coarse' meaning a large movement of the elevator. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.144.50.200 (talk) 15:25, 5 June 2017 (UTC)