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Negative Gravity
Negative Gravity: A Life of Beatrice Shilling | Matthew Freudenberg
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Biografi af Beatrice Shilling, som i 1929 blev ingenir med afgangseksamen fra Manchester University, lidt usdvanligt som kvinde. Shilling var fokuseret p det tekniske omrde og ombyggede bl.a. en Norton motorcykel sledes at den kunne n op p en hastighed af 105 miles per hour. I 1930 blev hun ansat ved Royal aircraft Establishment i Farnborough, hvor hun blev specialist i kaburatorer. Under den 2. verdenskrig lste hun problemet vedrrende tab af motorkraft nr fly dykkede (negativ g). Senere arbejde hun med raketbrndstop og ramjets.
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TheEllieMo
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#BookReport managed two more books on top of my forecast
Fragile Things - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ on balance, a good collection of short stories and poems
Negative Gravity ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Excellent biography of a woman who should be lauded more
Inside Out ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Either Moore is still learning about herself or she‘s holding back.
Inside the O‘Briens ⭐️⭐️Important subject handled dully.
Unnatural Habits ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ my favourite Phryne of the series so far

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I was iffy about Moore, so I think I‘ll pass and totally agree about O‘Briens ( was EXPECTING WAYYYYY MORE) 3w
Crazeedi I liked o'Brien's and I loved loved Phryne!! 3w
Daisey Someday I have got to actually read some of the Phryne Fisher books. Great week! 3w
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I loved this little book, and learned so much from it, not least about how much Beatrice Shilling did to improve the performance of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine that powered many of the iconic British warplanes. She received an OBE for her work, yet I expect few people outside of a very narrow field of war-plane enthusiasts have even heard of her. This book gives an insight into her character, work and relationships.

#NFNov #Biography

Eggs How fascinating 🤗 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Thanks for bringing this to my attention! Decided to get on Amazon to buy this for my sister in law - $102! 🤷‍♀️ I‘ll look elsewhere! Crazy, huh?! 3w
TheEllieMo @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😮 Sadly I think it may be out of print. 3w
rsteve388 6 pts 3w
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TheEllieMo
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#TIL that not only is there a Women‘s Engineering Society, but that this year is its centenary. Why is this not better known?

#NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 4 pts. 3w
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TheEllieMo
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Emilymdxn That looks fantastic! 4w
TheEllieMo @Emilymdxn the chocolate muffin was delicious 😋 4w
OriginalCyn620 Yummy! 😋 4w
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TheEllieMo
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OriginalCyn620 Nice! 👌🏻😉 1mo
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TheEllieMo
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Very much looking forward to reading this later this week, about the life of 1930s engineer and racing driver Beatrice Shilling

#NonFiction #GratefulReads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚❤️ 1mo
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TheEllieMo
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Had a bit of a review of my reading plans last night, having realised I was probably stretching myself to thinly this month. So here‘s this week‘s #WeeklyForecast, I‘m really looking forward to reading Negative Gravity, about the life of a brilliant engineer in the 1930s, who just happened to be female (gasp!). Will also squeeze in a couple more Phrynes, about a kick-ass 1920s woman. I‘m spotting a theme!!

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TheEllieMo
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Early version of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine (which powered the Spitfire & Hurricane) had an issue in negative G force, such as a steep dive, that caused the engine to cut out - quite an issue during a dog-fight! The problem was alleviated by #TheThingummyBob invented by Beatrice Shilling, a small flow restrictor that ensured the carburettor didn‘t flood with fuel. The device became know as Miss Shilling‘s Orifice

#RedRoseSeptember

Lcsmcat She saved their lives and that‘s the respect they offered her? This is the Greatest Generation? 2mo
Cinfhen 💪🏽 2mo
arlenefinnigan Miss Shilling's Orifice 😂 2mo
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