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ME 109 and 3 quarters
« on: August 21, 2015, 03:11:12 pm »
here's one for the Burford old timers  ;)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 03:56:39 pm by plas man »

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Re: ME 108 and 3 quarters
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 03:48:28 pm »
Very nice! I never went to Burford, but have seen various bubbles in Luftwaffe and RAF schemes, but not this one.

Are you sure you don't mean Me 109  3/4 ?!

This is a 108 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYToRRKtf_g

the famous fighter was 109!
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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 03:59:07 pm »
thanks Marcus , I know nothing about planes a part that some fly and joiners use other's .

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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 04:44:54 pm »
Oh ... I thought Plas Man had it right:  108¾

That is, not quite a 109!

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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2015, 05:03:23 pm »
It's alright, I was just being very pedantic because I do know a little about classic planes!
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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2015, 05:15:56 pm »
There was a 108 as well a 2/4 seater trainer I think
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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2015, 05:22:25 pm »
Yup this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw5Mjj0by5o


Oops, I just realised this was posted in "Unusual Microcar Discussion" (I thought it was in Off Topic) sorry about the thread drift!

Is that KR still around? Still in Luftwaffe colours?
(He said, getting carefully back On Topic)
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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2015, 07:56:52 pm »
 ;D I give up - this is going the same way as the LED's  :-X

joking apart I'm glad you have a differing photo to look at  :)

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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2015, 09:57:12 pm »
Dear Marcus

Does the ME 109 have a Heinkel or a Messerschmitt engine?

In the hope we can get this subject back on track. Some hope!!!

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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2015, 07:56:44 am »
109s, and several other Messerschmitt planes had Daimler Benz engines, mounted upside down. In the early days of WW2 the DB was superior to RR Merlins to some extent because they had fuel injection, so the plane could fly inverted, whereas the Merlin cut out......until Tilly Shilling's Orifice was put to use. She invented a small device which held a reservoir of fuel which gradually passed through a small hole to keep the engine going.

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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2015, 08:23:50 am »
I remember the car. There were several Schmitts that went down this body finish root. I think they all changed to standard, as they found that some people were motivated to throw stones and otherwise endanger the car and occupants. We were a lot nearer the ending of the Wars then, though. So many more people about who would be disgruntled and fail to have a sense of humour. Even today we still have the Swastika police, despite the fact the swastika pre-dates its inverted use by the Nazis. Try putting a Swastika on eBay and see how far you get. Mmmm, Duck egg blue. One of my favourites. Nearly IC blue! And on that bombshell I will turn into Clarkson.
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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2015, 01:42:29 pm »
have you also noticed Shmitt's  are right hand drive ?
it seems odd for a German system , why would driver and passenger mount from the road side with oncoming traffic !

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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2015, 04:07:18 pm »
Time was we thought of doing a mirror image one. Now they are to expensive to muck about with, really.
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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2015, 08:15:57 pm »
I had never thought about that! It does seem odd as entering from the pavement side seems to be more practical and safe.
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Re: ME 109 and 3 quarters
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2015, 11:04:31 pm »
I had never thought about that! It does seem odd as entering from the pavement side seems to be more practical and safe.
But it allows the gearchange to be on the 'correct' right hand side for LHD motorists -  I believe the same reason why the Carver tilting car from the Netherlands had a left door too.