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Old 24th Mar 2007, 14:38
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That was quick India Four Two! The floor is yours!
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Old 24th Mar 2007, 17:01
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That was quick India Four Two!
and you're up late!

Does anyone know if the wheel on top of the Bleriot control column had a function or was it just a hand grip?

This should be easy:


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Old 24th Mar 2007, 18:03
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Does anyone know if the wheel on top of the Bleriot control column had a function or was it just a hand grip?

It was as you say a hand grip. Bleriot's 'cloche' control for roll and pitch had fitted to the top a small wheel which was similar to a 'steering wheel' but was only a convenient hand grip and had no operating function.
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Old 24th Mar 2007, 21:37
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Check your PMs.
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Old 25th Mar 2007, 03:01
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Looks like a Blanik.
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Old 25th Mar 2007, 05:23
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Over to you, Jabberwok

Looks like a Blanik.
That's because it is a Blanik

A beautiful April day in Alberta on a long tow to 8000' for a Spring Checkout spin, with a late snowfall on the Highwood Range of the Rockies.

I like living in the tropics, but I must say I miss gliding.

A wider view of the cockpit and a ground shot:




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Old 26th Mar 2007, 09:51
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OK. Akubra has been AWOL for over a day. How about pigboat or Tiger_mate or LowNSlow? You missed your turns a while back.
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Old 26th Mar 2007, 09:59
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Quick back to Blanik blarney.
Used to fly one from Inkpen Ridges, Hungerford. A mate was soaring off the ridge one day when a local idiot farmer took a potshot with a 12 bore. Farmer eventually got 2 years as the elevator cable was nearly severed. Then a NIMBY Army type retired and got the locals to close the ridgetop strip down.

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Old 26th Mar 2007, 16:33
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While waiting for the other ppruner's photos, here is an easy one.
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 06:10
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Clue #1. It is not Japanese.
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 12:16
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Extra 500(or600)
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Woods, you are close enough. It is actually an Extra EA400. You have control.

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Old 27th Mar 2007, 14:28
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Please keep the ball in motion, I am not at home base, yet. Woods
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Old 27th Mar 2007, 21:26
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Try this unusual creature:


Clue: It isnt the rear turret on a Bear.
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 13:04
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Clue 2:

Quite possibly unique. (I certainly do not know of a second example)

3 years of testing and 93 flights

Could achieve Mach 1.5

I have never heard of it before, and found it by chance researching for a differant type.

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Was it a high alt spy plane prototype?
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Sud-Ouest SO-9000 "Trident"?
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Old 28th Mar 2007, 15:44
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Trident it is: Mixed propulsion research. Wingtip mounted jets with rockets on the aft fuselage. A little like our own SR53



I would never have got it myself! Well done.

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Thanks Tiger_mate. Here is the next challenge.

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Old 29th Mar 2007, 08:29
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At a guess, is it a T-2B Buckeye?
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