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Offline robunos

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Re: Clyde Clipper - additional projects.
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 12:51:27 pm »
The circular low drag dorsal turret is maybe a Boulton Paul design.
I wonder if this model depicts the Clyde Corsair long range bomber ?

From 'British Aircraft Armament Volume I: RAF Gun Turrets', R Wallace Clark, page 62 :-

" The [Boulton Paul four cannon] turret was also meant to be used on a projected new
bomber, the B.1/39."

Was the Clyde Corsair prepared to this specification?

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Re: Clyde Clipper - additional projects.
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013, 08:43:44 am »

also I found this drawing,and they wrote on it,Mark II.

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Re: Clyde Clipper - additional projects.
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2017, 05:02:49 pm »
I'm trying to figure out the flap setup of the Clyde Clipper.

The OA-1 had three moving surfaces on each wing: flaps on the furthest inboard section of wing, and had two sets of ailerons on the outer wing. The split flaps were apparently to help address wing warping.

However, the Clyde Clipper drawings seem to show only two surface on each wing. They are sufficiently different in depth that it makes me suspect they represent flaps and ailerons. This would mean that the Clipper had a much higher flap area than the OA-1 it was derived from.

One of the drawings also shows the inboard surface using a dotted outline. This makes me suspect it didn't extend to the top of the wing (thus making it a form of split flap or zap flap, if not a fowler).

Any thoughts?

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Re: Clyde Clipper - additional projects.
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2018, 08:50:01 pm »
Here is British Movietone newsreel footage of the Clyde Clipper mock-up constructed by Scottish Aircraft and Engineering at Willesden. Also included is some very brief footage aerial of the Burnelli UB (Reg. NX15320 / NC15320).

YouTube - British Movietone: "New York to Paris Air Race"