Annette Carson Posted 7 February , 2018 Share Posted 7 February , 2018 In Oliver Stewart's 'Words and Music for a Mechanical Man' he describes intensely experimenting with aerobatics in his Sopwith F1 Camel (110hp Le Rhone) at Orfordness in 1917. "At first I had no inverted fuel system," he reports, "and no one at that time seemed to have any useful ideas on how one could be devised, though ideas flowed soon afterwards when ‘cigarette tin’ inverted systems allowing several minutes of inverted flight with full power were introduced." I wonder if any member has come across this 'cigarette tin' inverted system and can explain when it was developed and, more importantly, how it worked? The subject of my biography, D.V. Armstrong, had a second Rotherham fuel pump installed on his Le Rhone Camel in 1918 and it seems logical to associate this with the regular displays of aerobatics he was detailed to perform. It would be enlightening to know whether anyone has come across any other Camel similarly fitted. Thanks for any ideas or suggestions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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