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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 14th Apr 2007, 01:03
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Sorry mate, not from de Havilland Canada.
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Sorry mate, not from de Havilland Canada.
But North American (as in continent, not manufacturer)?
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Old 14th Apr 2007, 03:45
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Yes, it is North American.
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Old 14th Apr 2007, 10:48
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Would it be a Helio Stallion AU-24A?
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Old 14th Apr 2007, 14:46
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Mel, yes, you are correct . It is a Helio Stallion. You have control.
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Next Challenge

Thanks Bri. Here is an easy one.

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Old 14th Apr 2007, 17:42
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British.

DeHavilland ?

Looks like a Gypsy Engine.

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Old 14th Apr 2007, 18:31
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Hi Clint. This bird certainly had a De Havilland Gypsy engine but she was not British.
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Old 14th Apr 2007, 18:34
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Saab 91 Safir perchance?

Request permission to retract that... just realised the Safir is side by side cockpit
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Permission granted. This particular bird, as you say, did not have side by side seating.
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Polish RWD-5?
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Old 14th Apr 2007, 18:45
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Sorry. She was not a Polish aircraft.
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A Stampe?
I'm running out of ideas now.
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Old 14th Apr 2007, 22:00
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Not a Stampe. Not a Belgian aircraft, sorry for the earlier misleading statement.However right continent.
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 07:46
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Open cockpit (note the gloves), Gipsy Major, European.

How about the 1930s Dutch Lambach HL I? The cockpit seems too messy and too dated to be the 1990s replica, but the electrical system makes it look like a post-war aircraft. Also the mag switches are labelled Kontakt, which is German rather than Dutch.

Having said all that and reviewed the picture, I see it has a modern radio, so it cannot be the HL1 which was destroyed in a air raid.

So like Speedpig, I'm running out of ideas. Mel's idea of "easy" is different than mine

Based purely on the mag switch label, is it German?

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Old 15th Apr 2007, 08:19
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Not a Stampe. Not a Belgian aircraft, sorry for the earlier misleading statement.However right continent.
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Well, that's narrowed it down!
Hmmmm India Four Two is feeding the brain cells though.
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 08:46
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My thought was the Ikarus Aero 2 but I thought we had done that one.
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Is there a Bucker Jungmann fitted with a Gypsy Major? Is this it?
I know the production was a Hirth engine but could this be a one off?
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 09:30
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Facts to date. This aircraft had a DH Gypsy Major engine. It did have an open cockpit and it was not built by Poland, Belgian, Holland,Germany or France come to that.
It is not the Ikarus Aero 2.
It first flew post WWII. I believe there is still one of these aircraft still airworthy.
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 10:32
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It's Danish

Mags labelled Kontakt which is German, but not Dutch. CB labelled Olie (with Dymo) which is Dutch but not German.

Mel ruled out Dutch and German, so I started searching Scandinavia for Gipsy Majors and here it is, in glorious colour:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...ext_id=0259495

The rear cockpit of an SAI KZ II - another previously unknown to me Gipsy Major engined trainer.

"Easy" - surely Sir, you jest? Did you post it in black and white for period atmosphere or just to put us off the scent?

And another thing I learned today during my quest - Dymo labels were introduced in 1958.

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