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Old 14th Apr 2012, 14:02   #7661 (permalink)
 
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Eleven minutes late back!!!!!!

Do I NB a sesquiplane?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 14:25   #7662 (permalink)
 
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Do I NB a sesquiplane?
No, but it is a biplane.
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 23:01   #7663 (permalink)
 
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Gents.

American (USA) Ken? Kitplane/Homeuilt? Crystal Ball says possibly late 70's early 80's?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 23:24   #7664 (permalink)
 
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Morning Graeme...was just about to close down when I saw your post.

USA, yes....homebuilt...well more of a one off really. First flew early 70's.
Manufacturer's name sounds like it should be German

Closing down now. Usual rules apply.

Night night.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 09:05   #7665 (permalink)
 
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Good morning Ken.

Is that a Lycoming O&VO-360 by any chance.......................?
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Morning David....not a Lycoming. Try a Franklin.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 10:30   #7667 (permalink)
 
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Bugger - I thought for a minute I might have found it.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 11:29   #7668 (permalink)
 
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To help you along, it first flew in 1973. Appears to still be current on the US register.

Was to be developed as both a two seat trainer and single seat competition aerobatic aircraft.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 11:42   #7669 (permalink)
 
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Morning guys.

Must be the Merkel Mark II Ken?



And if so, must be open house.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 11:53   #7670 (permalink)
 
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From Aerofiles:

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had 180hp Lycoming O-360
Funny old thing that...............
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 12:02   #7671 (permalink)
 
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Merkel Mk II it is Graeme - fitted with a Franklin engine. MkIIA was to have a Lycoming but was never built.

Noyade has declared Open House
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 12:12   #7672 (permalink)
 
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So that's what confused my two brain cells.

The inference on Aerofiles is that is was. Nice challenge.
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 12:35   #7673 (permalink)
 
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I'll keep you company Ken......

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Old 15th Apr 2012, 22:01   #7674 (permalink)
 
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G'day David. How's parole? Nice to see you silhouetting again.

Interesting mate. Stuffed with party balloons? Some sort of buoyancy anti-sinking device/experiment.

American?
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 05:21   #7675 (permalink)
 
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Had internet problems at home over the weekend, so taking an early start opportunity to say

Happy Birthday Lightning Mate!!
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 05:58   #7676 (permalink)
 
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Good evening Graeme.

Good morning TC and many thanks.

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Stuffed with party balloons? Some sort of buoyancy anti-sinking
device/experiment.
American?
It was indeed American, and there are conficting reports as to whether it flew or not.

Personally I doubt it, given the absence of conventional wings.

Two engines for different purposes.
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Happy birthday mate.
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given the absence of conventional wings.
Some sort of water-borne propeller driven torpedo (unmanned and under remote control?) that didn't fly?
The balloons are in fact explosives?
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Thanks mate.

Some sort of water-borne propeller driven torpedo (unmanned and under remote control?) that didn't fly?
The balloons are in fact explosives?

No - it's a manned aeroplane. Standby for photo.....



Go find.........

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Old 16th Apr 2012, 12:56   #7679 (permalink)
 
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Finally got a chance to look in over lunch.

I love the ship as a clue

Would it be the Plymounth A-A-2004 developed from the Flettner Rotor Wing?
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 13:31   #7680 (permalink)
 
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Hey, I remember reading about that Rotor Ship in "Speed and Power" many years ago.
I remember also an article on the XB-70 telling readers, amongst other things, that it took the Valkyrie 30 minutes to turn 180 deg. at Mach 3. Always handy to know at trivia nights.

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