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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #60 on: January 23, 2020, 11:35:34 PM »

Say Piet, did you actually talk to Harry Foulds, Pieter Delen and Danie Pretorius or where did you get those quotes from (books, ...)?
I'm wondering about Danie's quote and the efforts to get the perfect balanced stall on both wings.
I think to remember from other source that in later years, due to deteriorating conditions of MB-326 airframes in latin american countries, they used to swap wings among planes until they got a couple of working ones together.
Must be horror if every time you have to redo a dozen flights after that, just to get back a plane that doesn't kill it's pilot in the first accellerated stall low level.

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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2020, 06:50:33 AM »

I made contact with Danie. We established a little later that he was indeed the person who fitted these strips on this exact plane we saw, nr 1045 (an odd number, so one of his), in the late 70s.

As I understand, they only used tape until they got the position right, and then affixed them permanently. Or as permanently as they could (Danie remarked that he is glad to see 1045's strips had not fallen off yet, smiley face)

I was also informed that the new Hawk mk120s that the SAAF are flying also have stall strips.
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2020, 06:56:38 AM »

Quite interesting stuff, thanks for sharing that information with us Piet :)
Lots of interesting people with interesting vita, and it seems you know them all :D

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« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2020, 08:31:00 AM »

Quite interesting stuff, thanks for sharing that information with us Piet :)
Lots of interesting people with interesting vita, and it seems you know them all :D

]cheers[
Mike

lol. Not true as you know, all I have is the one single superpower that apparently almost no other men have, and that seems to lead to all this . :D

But seriously though, all the ex employees, technicians, engineers, soldiers, pilots, etc off this entire world are mostly still here, and are very willing to answer (and more) if asked a question.

To illustrate: That disastrous french bvr missile you showed me. I found out after discussing our visit with someone else afterwards, that the lead engineer of the south african team who went to france for a few years to study the development of it and then initiate further development back here (and in partnership with israel I think?), the lady who was his personal assistant for the last 20 years of his career, now runs the ammunition register at the workshop I took you to, I even introduced her to you. She still makes me a cup of coffee every day at work. The reason she does not ever talk about anything of that is because she does not know which, if any of it, anyone might find interesting.

It is almost like realizing your neighbor is a mini version of Traudl Junge  ;D
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2020, 08:54:48 AM »

all I have is the one single superpower
You work for BMW 8)
Does that make sense for anyone else? Ask me if I care lol :P

That disastrous french bvr missile you showed me
To get others to hook up on our chit-chat, it's the Matra R530. Supercrap.



that the lead engineer of the south african team who went to france for a few years to study the development of it and then initiate further development back here
Is it the one we met in the backyard of the new shop?
The one you've tried to drag into a missile discussion with me?
Haha... futile attempt :P

the lady who was his personal assistant for the last 20 years of his career, now runs the ammunition register at the workshop I took you to, I even introduced her to you
I think I know who you are talking of.
The world's such a small space.
Guess there's lots of things to proceed further upon on my next visit 8)

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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2020, 09:52:14 AM »



That disastrous french bvr missile you showed me
To get others to hook up on our chit-chat, it's the Matra R530. Supercrap.
Yup!
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #66 on: January 26, 2020, 01:49:38 AM »

One of my favourite pictures of the whole trip:



Falls into the "things you can't book in advance" category 8)

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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2020, 12:06:44 AM »

/ me with "my" type of gun, the AR-15 rifle:


Piet and his IL-2 of revolvers, the Ruger GP100:


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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2020, 05:26:14 AM »

Maybe you would like to use my toys :




-K31,
-SIG510 (FAss 57),
-SIG P210.
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2020, 05:50:24 AM »

The Sturmgewehr 57 indeed looks like it's something I could use.
But mind you, I'm a pacifist :D

Another pacifist can be seen on this image, together with his bodyguard.
That son of a gun has no idea how lucky he is - she really loves him!



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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2020, 08:09:54 AM »

Oh, I am a pacifist too... even if I like guns ! and shooting too !

But like ancient Romans said : "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum !".
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Re: SAS~Storebror and SAS~Cirx in the same place
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2020, 08:36:56 AM »


Another pacifist can be seen on this image, together with his bodyguard.
That son of a gun has no idea how lucky he is - she really loves him!


She better love me, I paid a lot of money for her!!  :D
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