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Old 1st Apr 2007, 15:36
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Is it a FMA Ae. C.1? I'll assume that a panel has been removed for inspection in the bottom right of the cockpit. I initially thought it might be an observation window, as the Ae. M.B.1 and M.S.1 have them in that location, but I could not justify any other part of the cockpit to the M.B.1./M.S.1.

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Old 1st Apr 2007, 17:57
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Mel's Challenge

evansb. It is the right answer. Regarding the missing panel you are most probably correct.

You have control. .
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 20:00
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Thanks Mel. What a rare aircraft that turned out to be. This aircraft is a bit unusual.


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Old 2nd Apr 2007, 20:19
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Interesting. The lamp with rheostat on the upper port panel looks 1960ish, so it is either a restored aircraft or post WWII?
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Old 2nd Apr 2007, 20:45
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Looks like an airship gondola to me. Not modern enough for a Skyship, so could be the Good Year airship, but is probably a one off.
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Old 2nd Apr 2007, 21:55
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Prototype first flew in 1961, production began in 1963, just under thirty were built, and over a dozen are still airworthy. It is not an airship.
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 06:21
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Some sort of hovercraft?
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 07:16
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Aviate 1138, sorry not a hovercraft. In most respects it is a rather conventional aircraft. Here is the aft cockpit seat.
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 10:28
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Sounds like the twin-engined Champion/Citabria called the Lancer, I believe. Tricycle gear twin trainer. Woods
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Woods, you are correct. It is a 1963 Champion Lancer 402. Well done. You have control.
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 18:23
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Please someone keep this rolling for me. If I can get taught how to submit pictures and find a current list of those that have been done, I should be able to hold up my end. Can someone help me out?
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 19:33
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Woods, take a look at this link mate, BOAC has posted loads of helpful stuff. If you need any more help, PM me... There's a list of previous cockpits a few pages back on this thread I think...

Good challenge and great answer. Interesting aeroplane... looks like a mini Islander with some seaplane chucked in...
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 19:52
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A friend of mine got his twin engine rating in a Lancer. With full fuel and two normal weight adults on board, the aircraft exceeded its maximum take-off weight.

In the event of an engine failure, the procedure was to pull the power on the good engine and slow the aircraft to the point where the propeller of the failed engine stopped windmilling. This was the only way the aircraft would fly on one engine. Still in all, it was a cheap way to build twin time.
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 20:14
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List of cockpits

Woods, here is a list compiled on the 15th of December by Cringe:
http://www.geocities.com/cringe2007/list.htm?200617

If the above link fails to connect, go to page 18, thread #352 for the original link.

Also, MReyn24050 updated the list on March 5th, on page 43, thread #847.

Cheers.

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Old 4th Apr 2007, 04:40
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I'll step in for Woods, and I'll step out again if needs be.

It may look hard, but I think there's enough info there to narrow it down quite rapidly

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Old 4th Apr 2007, 09:11
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Bushfiva's challenge.

Looks very much Russian, I would say it was the panel of a MIG-25.
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Well Mel,

All I can say is "poop", because you're spot on. The numbers are genuine, by the way, the shot was taken in flight.
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Thanks for that, this one is a complete contrast. However, I am sure it will not last long.

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Old 4th Apr 2007, 21:34
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Mel, was the aircraft being restored when the photo was taken? Also, it appears that the joystick's aft movement is restricted by the wood plate on the floor.
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Hi Bri
I think it may have been taken during build.
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