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Colditz Cock
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Penman



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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Colditz Cock Reply with quote

Hi
You might remember last year a programme recreating the bouncing bomb, the same engineer has now built a Colditz Cock glider in the attic at Colditz Castle.

Does it fly?

Watch here.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/escape-from-colditz/4od
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Jim.Walker



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoyed this. Of course it flew, but it looks as if H&S had an influence on the crew!
Although they proved it was able to fly they did take a liberty in altering the launching plan so it achieved greater take off speed than originally envisaged. In my mind there is still a little doubt that it would ever have reached flying speed originally.
A wonderful tribute to human resourcefulness though.
Jim.
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