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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Last post by Geoff_B on November 09, 2017, 12:38:40 am »
For those attending the IPMS UK Scale Model World at Telford this weekend. The Project Cancelled SIG which models secret projects will be in Hall 3 facing the roller shutter at the back of the Hall.

http://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/scale-modelworld-floor-plan/

Its where the likes of Tony, Chris, etc will gather when not signing books so please feel free to stop by and say hello, as all the crew behind the stand are long standing members of the Forum.

As for the book being delayed, if it fills in the missing gap and even better has drawings to go with it then its well worth the pause and the rejig to accommodate it, as hopefully it will fill in gap that often brushed over without anybody covering it any deeper.

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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Last post by CJGibson on November 07, 2017, 12:55:34 am »
I saved you from pic-bloat and the descent into 'The Big Boys' Book of Fancy Aeroplanes in Colour'.

Chris
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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Last post by PaulMM (Overscan) on November 06, 2017, 03:52:27 pm »

There might even be enough new material to justify increasing the page count. And Paul knows how reluctant I am on that front.


I sure do :)

In my defence, I wasn't actually intending to write a 48 page book when I started, but I think the 96 page book I could have done would have been a bit flabby. 64 pages was a good compromise, very little of interest was actually lost :) Shame JK Rowling didn't use Blue Envoy, the later Harry Potter books could have done with a page count limit :)
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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Last post by CJGibson on November 06, 2017, 08:56:01 am »
James is correct. We were looking at the first layout and were pretty much ready for press when we had a show-stopper. However, in the meantime some new material turned up like the Shopkeeper in Mr Benn. James and I think this material is worth waiting for, so hope you do too. There might even be enough new material to justify increasing the page count. And Paul knows how reluctant I am on that front.

We'll let you know.

Thanks

Chris
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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Last post by Hood on November 06, 2017, 08:41:26 am »
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control Chris and I have been unable to finish the production in time for IPMS 2017 at Telford.
The delay means it may be early 2018 before the book is printed, but the delay has created the opportunity to include additional information that has only come to light quite recently.

I will be at Telford though if anyone wants to a chat about the book and I hope we'll be able to give a more concrete date for availability quite soon.
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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: The Admiralty and the Helicopter
« Last post by phil gollin on November 06, 2017, 07:48:54 am »

Blue Envoy Press are pleased to announce The Admiralty and the Helicopter by James Jackson.  . . . . The Blue Envoy team will be working on it over the summer and hope to have it available for IPMS 2017 at Telford. ....


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Any news as to when we can order for snail-mail delivery ?

Thanks

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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: BAe P.1216: Supersonic ASTOVL fighter
« Last post by Archibald on November 05, 2017, 10:29:37 am »
Thank you very much.
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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: BAe P.1216: Supersonic ASTOVL fighter
« Last post by red admiral on November 01, 2017, 01:26:41 pm »
P.1216 was UK only with some (most?) funding from Industry. P.1230 was shared with the US as an advanced stovl configuration. Both are described in the book.

And DARPA and the US were looking for new ways to do ASTOVL as research, not necessarily what would work... and mature into a low risk procurement programme...

But as soon as you add in LO requirements  and CTOL and CV versions, the P.1216 configuration doesn't really hold together. A different direct lift + pcb configuration might be ok. Or lift+lift/cruise...
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ProjectTech Profiles / Re: BAe P.1216: Supersonic ASTOVL fighter
« Last post by Archibald on November 01, 2017, 03:57:35 am »
I have one question. Can somebody tell me if the following link is a valuable source ? I'm puzzled by the fact that DARPA did not considered the P.1216 for ASTOVL before Lockheed's and Bevilaqua stepped in with the lift fan concept in 1987.

https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/astovl.htm

Does the book have information on this specific subject ?
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Cheers. Would like to get a chance to write another one day. Added you to forum section access group :)
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