Flying stuff &Nerd stuff 23 Jan 2007 12:12 am

New windsock at Camden Airport

When I drove into Camden Airport to drop off a glider after Gliding Camp, I noticed that a new windsock had been installed. Here are a few interesting photos…

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This picture shows a general view of the Holdenberg.

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The tethering mast is clearly visible. 14 crew (including two on board) are involved during landing.

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For most flights, the gondola contains the pilot and a video screen operator. [I wanted to take a close-up photo of the LED-array video screen, but the crew was a bit touchy about that. Apparently the manufacturer of the srcreen is not too keen on having the details publicised. But I did learn that there are 2 x 1,000W lamps inside the ship to light it up at night!]

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A pair of 180hp Lycoming motors powers the ship.

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The control surfaces are manipulated by external cables.

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The support vehicles.

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And just for interest, here’s my mighty steed with VH-DGU attached (in the 10m long trailer).

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