Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 20, 2018 16:17:12 GMT 12
John, modern scanners can actually bring up a load of detail from even small prints. You just need to scan it in high resolution and set the percentage on the scanner to about 200% or more if possible.
Most people now are using Flickr for posting photos. I don't use it myself. If worst comes to worst, and if you're severely IT challenged, I could do the scanning and posting of the photos for you, if you're wiling to lend me the prints.
Thomarse, Although I lived in HB for a decade from the late 60's I also don't recall a Ceres ever based there but I did see a couple pass through, Adastra's I think. Can't identify the centre section but it is definitely behind Airepair's workshop
I think the Beaver may Gisborne , so the Ceres could be as well both dated August 63. I can confirm from the "book" that BXQ was Kaikohe 16.1.64 and BDS Rukuhia 21.5.63. I have a few more I will post later.
Other than for some experimental engines, I generally thought the three-blader did not come in on the Fletcher until the use of the 400HP IO-720-A1A engine.
Three bladed props appeared on Fletchers as early as 1964, ZK-BWC, I think being the first. A lot of the James aircraft new and when converted to 260HP were fitted with three blade props. 260 HP aircraft can be I/d by the long air scoop. Some James aircraft, mainly the new ones fitted with 285HP had three blade props, I/d by short scoop.
I think Air Parts may have had a 3 blade prop on a 300HP aircraft but not for long.
Then there is ZK-SFL, it has a 300HP engine with a three blade prop.