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Old Jun 29, 2009, 08:05 AM
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Hi All,
Don't like to see this excellent subject go quiet, so I'll kick off again with the Mills Brothers.
All the usual suspects are there (except I'm still on the lookout for a 0.75 MkI and a 1.3 MkI series1).
The two visitors from the sub-continent are a 5cc sideport which weighs half a ton, and a bored out 2.4 now 3.46 both RC.
There's also an Irvine 75 doing service in a Cardinal at the moment.

Next to fly will be the 2.4 and/or 3.46.
Don't know why they are so maligned.
True they are not exactly screamers, so useless for fast flying or C/L, but chugging away at vintage speeds on a 10 or 11" prop they are really nice. The 3.46 is still running in, but it throttles quite well and even has a midrange. It differs from the 2.4 in having no sub-piton induction so this probably explains the good throttling.
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