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Quiz question for the electronics minded...
Andy Millar 33788107
Joined 28/05/2002 - 1670 Posts
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  
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Andy Millar 33788107
Joined 28/05/2002 - 1670 Posts

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
Alasdair Anderson 11001195585
Joined 02/02/2017 - 952 Posts
Mike,
Looks like you have the answer that matches what I found on-line.
Alasdair
mapj1 80733779
Joined 22/07/2004 - 1910 Posts
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.
Alex Barrett 32191293
Joined 17/01/2004 - 685 Posts
The AVO was a good answer, I've no clue what the right answer might be.
Alasdair Anderson 11001195585
Joined 02/02/2017 - 952 Posts
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
Roger Bryant 22285071
Joined 19/07/2002 - 240 Posts
I wondered about AVO but I always thought it stood for Amps Volts Ohms.

Best regards

Roger
davezawadi (David Stone) 28267643
Joined 26/06/2002 - 423 Posts
That could be AVO of meter fame for the older ones of us!

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