Comments on: The Schneider Cup racers http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/ Aviation Enthusiast Web Site Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:55:09 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Bruce Stainforth http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-267884 Sun, 24 May 2015 13:18:09 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-267884 Hi Nico,

I concur with the comments of the others ……. a tremendous effort …..a substantive compilation putting the work and involvement of so many into historic context – an epic time of human endeavour which is now so largely forgotten. Well done.

However, the text may still require some proof reading – at least the couple of areas with which I am familiar contain misquotes and misspelt names – As mentioned by Jason Dechaineux, Bert Hinkler was not, as you wrote, a Yank, but a Queenslander (ie/ not American but an Australian). Also Flt Lt G.H. Stainforth, a long-time member of the High Speed Flight (part of an illustrious career as an RAF test pilot) is referred to in your text as Stainford – a quite different name.
Ref. for part see “Supermarine Aircraft” C.F. Andrews & E.B. Morgan. 1981,ISBN 0 85177 800 3. Reprinted 1987.

Best Regards, B. Stainforth.

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By: welke type watervliegtuig is dit? - Modelbouwforum.nl http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-132840 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:20:20 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-132840 […] het lijkt mij een Supermarine S6B. Het is zowiezo een Schneidercup racer. Prachtig toestel !! The Schneider Cup racersLet Let Let – Warplanes | Let Let Let – Warplanes Mvg, Bart __________________ Short S.23 'C'Class Empire vliegboot in […]

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By: j k shelton http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-112739 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:24:12 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-112739 Well done, Nico.

Your readers might like a bibliographical update:

Ralph Pegram has just had SCHNEIDER TROPHY SEAPLANES AND FLYING BOATS published (Fonthill, 2012). A very thorough, well researched book with drawings of all the Schneider Trophy planes, flown or unflown.

Might I also mention my own book (!) SCHNEIDER TROPHY TO SPITFIRE (Haynes, 2008) which traces in detail for the first time the design career of R.J. Mitchell – with particular ref. to the importance of the Schneider Trophy in his career.
Additional material on http://johnkshelton.blogspot.co.uk/

John Shelton

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By: The Schneider Trophy http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-32408 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:06:16 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-32408 […] […]

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By: Jason Dechaineux http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-21541 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 01:50:44 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-21541 Hi, great article on the Schneider Trophy and those magnificent men and machines.
One small correction, you mentioned the “American” test pilot of the Gloster – Bert Hinkler. He is actually an Australian. I only know because they have a wonderful museum built as a tribute to his aviation trailblazing in his hometown of Bundaberg in Queensland. Trivial reply I know, but he was an aviation pioneer to us Aussies. Cheers.

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By: One twelth of 2010 has gone « srfc.org.au http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-14325 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:47:27 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-14325 […] distant from Goražde, the Adriatic Sea holds a fascination. The Schneider cup was associated with it. I intend to cycle along it, one […]

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By: Anon http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-11101 Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:55:39 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-11101 Rob Caso,
The book “Ali D’Italia #26, IDROCORSA MACCHI Schneider Cup Racers” by Giorgio Apostolo and Gianni Cattaneo has two different three-view versions of the MC-72.

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By: Rob Caso http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-4681 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 06:40:25 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-4681 Gentlemen – I am looking for an accurate 3-view drawing with cross sections if possible of the Macchi MC-72 Schneider Cup racer. Could you please advise a source
Thank you
Rob Caso

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By: admin http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-2594 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 03:34:02 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-2594 Thank you for kind comment 😉

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By: Joe Jopling http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/2008/06/14/the-schneider-cup-racers/#comment-2585 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 00:01:01 +0000 http://www.letletlet-warplanes.com/?p=557#comment-2585 Wonderful story! Well done! Are larger photos available on the net? The photo of the S.4 in the water is only the second one I have seen of that airplane.

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