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Old 16th Aug 2007, 17:22
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It is a SNCAN/Nord NC.854S Norvegie, built in 1950. puddinghead was the first to mention the Norvegie. He has control. The SNCAC/SNCAN Nord NC-840/850/860 family has an arcane production history, dating from 1946, with the aircraft being powered by over 7 different powerplants. One early version was powered by a Mathis radial engine. SNCAC ceased operating in July of 1949, production was then continued by SNCAN. There were a few tricycle gear models. A small number of 850s were called 'Norclub'. It would seem the true 'Norvegie' was the version built for the French Army, but the appellation seems to have become common to all of the series. Approximately 280 airframes were completed, the last in 1953.

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Old 16th Aug 2007, 21:57
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Unfortunately I don't have a photo ready to post.
Mel, Do you have a challenge? If not then I guess the floor is open.
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 22:28
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Akubra. Here is one to fill the gap.

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Old 16th Aug 2007, 23:28
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Time to worry... he didn`t say it was an easy one.

Is this a wooden aircraft?
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 00:00
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windriver:- Time to worry... he didn`t say it was an easy one

I do not think it will be difficult though.

Is this a wooden aircraft?
Yes, It is mainly constructed of wood.
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 08:09
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Is it a flying boat?
Sure looks like the classic lines of one but the controls are modern.
Is is a refurbished classic or a homebuilt?
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 08:38
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Akubra.
It is a flying boat and a homebuilt.
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 09:54
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Volmer VJ22?
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 10:05
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Fitter2 has it.. It is indeed a Volmer VJ-22.

You have control.
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 11:00
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I am ashamed to say the power of google worked its magic, once the words 'homebuild' and 'flying boat' came together. Apologies for jumping in ahead of Akubra, I guess in Australia he was asleep.

An easy one, as it is all I have to hand - hopefully someone more deserving will come up with a real challenge.

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Old 18th Aug 2007, 00:12
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Fitter2... you're kidding when you say easy! These glass cockpit jobbies all look the same to me.

I`ll have a stab though at a Diamond Katana.
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 02:42
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It must be Rotax powered, as are dozens of new VLAs. I'll say it is a very late model Europa XS.

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Got in two

Correct, a Europa XS Tri-gear (actually G-LINN if you are into that sort of thing). First flight July 2005.

I think more PFA types are glass than round dials these days, if the ones I wire up and sort are anything to go by.

Over to you, Evansb.
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 17:01
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Thanks Fitter2. Here is the next one, complete with round dials:
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That looks very much like an Airbus A300.
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Airbus A300 is spot on. Mel, you have control.
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Thanks Bri, here is the next one. I am sure this will cause no problems.Sorry for the poor quality of the photograph.

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Old 18th Aug 2007, 23:58
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You're not wrong about the quality there Mel!
Seems to me to have 'spectacle' type controls (with everything to stbd), 6 engines? and fairly primitive/limited flight instruments. Early 30's, Civil flying boat?
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Yes sorry about the quality, 1930s yes but not a flying boat and divide the number of engines you suggest by 2.
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Wild guess - Spartan Cruiser?
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