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Quiz question for the electronics minded...

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Quiz question for the electronics minded...

Posted by Andy Millar on Dec 2, 2019 9:54 pm

I only just found this out myself by chance! Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe was well known as the founder of aircraft pioneers AVRO, later famous for the Lancaster of course, and of flying boat manufacturers Saunders-Roe who later became famous for their hovercraft. But which company did he and his son Geoffrey also start, which has helped many of us here out of a problem thanks to its best known product? The clue's in their name...

Cheers,

Andy  
Andy Millar CEng CMgr IET Mentor / IET PRA uk.linkedin.com/in/millarandy

Re: Quiz question for the electronics minded...

Posted by davezawadi on Dec 3, 2019 4:41 pm

That could be AVO of meter fame for the older ones of us!

Re: Quiz question for the electronics minded...

Posted by Roger Bryant on Dec 4, 2019 10:57 am

I wondered about AVO but I always thought it stood for Amps Volts Ohms.

Best regards

Roger

Re: Quiz question for the electronics minded...

Posted by Alasdair Anderson on Dec 4, 2019 11:08 am

I also thought of AVO (briefly) but it isn't. I have to confess I had to look it up (and even Google had problems finding the right answer) so I will keep quiet. My excuse is that my field is more power systems/heavy electrical engineering rather than electronics and I would never have got the answer otherwise. Good question, though.
Alasdair

Re: Quiz question for the electronics minded...

Posted by Alex Barrett on Dec 4, 2019 11:39 am

The AVO was a good answer, I've no clue what the right answer might be.

Re: Quiz question for the electronics minded...

Posted by mapj1 on Dec 4, 2019 1:44 pm

Think of a paxolin board with a regular pattern of holes, and copper stripes connecting them, used for electronics prototyping.
It maybe what it is famous for but only small part of what they did.
regards Mike

Re: Quiz question for the electronics minded...

Posted by Alasdair Anderson on Dec 4, 2019 2:41 pm

Mike,
Looks like you have the answer that matches what I found on-line.
Alasdair

Re: Quiz question for the electronics minded...

Posted by Andy Millar on Dec 4, 2019 8:26 pm

mapj1:
Think of a paxolin board with a regular pattern of holes, and copper stripes connecting them, used for electronics prototyping.
It maybe what it is famous for but only small part of what they did.

🙂

I deliberately didn't mention that Saunders-Roe was trade named SARO as I thought that would make it too easy!

Back in my early teens when I was messing around with Airfix kits of AVROs and SAROs and building little circuits on VEROboard I had no idea of any of the connections (not even the AVRO and SARO one)...no internet in them days.

Cheers,

Andy
Andy Millar CEng CMgr IET Mentor / IET PRA uk.linkedin.com/in/millarandy

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