Registration marks on the wing of a prototype Concorde.
A surprisingly common sight in Winnipeg – houses raised up while new higher higher or deeper basements are built underneath. The ground is an aggressive clay that leaves many houses heaving in strange directions.
Thanks for the photos, Phoebe
I posted pictures from a similar ‘plane from Duxford a while ago. This one is from PIMA and shows the hinge that allows the wings to be swept back for storage on an aircraft carrier. There is a single axis hinge and one flap that falls down to accommodate the movement and then come back together with a continuous aerodynamic surface. It must have taken some working out – I wonder if this was done through drawings or models?
On the outskirts of Winnipeg, and I imagine in many North American cities, there are house shops with a collection of brand new houses ready to truck to the buyer’s site. They stand on stacks of wood ready to be moved. When the rollerskating rink closed on Portage close to Downtown these houses resembled a second hand house shop. In fact they were being taken from the site (in 2007) to be reused elsewhere. They look like standard pattern book houses but apparently required quite a few adaptations to their new location due to context specific aspects such as rights of light and overlooking. Note the truck wheels already under the houses ready for their move.