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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 11th Aug 2007, 20:16
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Not the Dewoitine D 503 I am afraid.
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Old 12th Aug 2007, 05:13
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MS 230 by any chance?
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Old 12th Aug 2007, 09:56
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Not the MS 230 I am afraid.
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Old 12th Aug 2007, 12:29
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May we eliminate aircraft from the Morane Saulnier stable?
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Old 12th Aug 2007, 14:38
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Yes this aircraft is neither from the Morane Saulnier nor Dewoitine stables.
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Old 13th Aug 2007, 08:37
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Latecoere 49?
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Old 13th Aug 2007, 11:20
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This one was not from Latecoere either sorry.
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Old 13th Aug 2007, 12:03
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This one will not be so difficult
Your sense of humour is showing!

French, 30s, not Latecoere, Morane Saulnier, Dewoitine.

Hmm, could it possibly be that Caudron Simoun that the author of 'Le Petit Prince' once broke?
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Old 13th Aug 2007, 12:37
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Your sense of humour is showing!

Sorry Larrs I really didn't think it would be difficult after evansb last challenge.
Unfortunately, Larrs, it is not the Caudron Simoun that the author of 'Le Petit Prince' once broke.

It is as stated French and is a single engined aircraft.
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Old 13th Aug 2007, 12:45
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Potez 37 / 39 or the later 390 possibly?
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Old 13th Aug 2007, 12:50
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No need to be sorry! I just really don't know my way around French aircraft.
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Akubra has it was the cockpit of a Potez 39.

You have control Akubra
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Old 13th Aug 2007, 14:55
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Thanks Mel, A good challenge, even after some good clues!

I don't think we have had this one before.

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Old 13th Aug 2007, 21:15
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Interstate S-1B2 Arctic Tern. Here is an old Interstate Cadet built in the 1940s:

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Old 14th Aug 2007, 06:30
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You are correct evansb!
It must be a great aircraft after 60 years of development.
http://www.interstateaircraft.com/
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 11:58
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Thanks Akubra. A comedic airshow act touring western Canada and the U.S. this summer features an Interstate built in 1942, flown by Kent Pietsch.

Here is the next 'What Cockpit?'. If it has been posted before, please advise and I'll replace it.
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 21:27
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Interesting. The control column would indicate a rotary aircraft, i.e. the bleep switch, centre, on the top of the column handle, yet left hand of pilot on window frame would not support this idea,also instruments. If rotary one would think it would be on the collective lever.
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 21:55
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The spring-mounted gyro panel would indicate the designers had big hopes for this aircraft. She started out in one category, but found popularity in another.
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Old 14th Aug 2007, 22:36
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This picture was taken on the 10th May 2004 (at 10.55 am) so it's quite possibly still alive and kicking somewhere...

2200 rpm - 75kt at 1500' and long lever column suggests that its slow flying (loiter) capability might be it's unique selling proposition. (a la Optica)

It's difficult to be sure but the "collective" appears not to be a collective at all but part of the main control column - so guessing at conventional fixed wing.

Unless the manufacturer picked up the control columns at a military surplus sale there seems to be rather a lot of buttons - so maybe these provide a clue...photo, observation, survey perhaps?

Finally by the looks of things the engine seems to be somewhere other than at the front... so maybe ducted fan at rear?

Do I score anything out of 10?
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It is not a rotary-wing, nor a ducted fan. A few remain on the U.K. registry.

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