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What Cockpit? MK V

Old 29th Apr 2007, 19:37
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Not a powered glider, but when viewed from certain angles the aircraft does give that impression. Only 12 of the type were built, including all variants. All were involved in testing, development and evaluation.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 04:47
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Bri,

The seat belt buckle looks exactly like the ones in Schweizer gliders, so is your challenge from the US?

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Old 30th Apr 2007, 05:05
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Simon, Yes, you are correct, it is from the United States of America. The airframe manufacturer is a large American corporation.

It is not a glider.

Airframe section clue #1:

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Old 30th Apr 2007, 09:44
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I thought when I proposed the ML Aviation "Flying Durex" that I was on the right lines. This one is I am sure the Goodyear Inflatoplane.

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Old 30th Apr 2007, 12:41
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Mel, you are spot on! It is indeed Goodyear's answer to a question no one asked! Available in single-place or two-place, tail-dragger or tri-cycle, uni-wheel or hydro-ski. She came in a crate and could be made air-worthy in just a few minutes by a motivated airman.

You have control.
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 13:03
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Thanks Bri. I guess one would need a pretty big puncture outfit for one of those.
Sorry this one is not too clear.

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Old 30th Apr 2007, 13:46
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English - 30's ??
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Old 30th Apr 2007, 14:49
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Mid 1930s yes but not English, it is continental.
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Old 1st May 2007, 11:42
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Over 200 viewers since posted only one challenger. This aircraft first flew mid 1930s. Single seat aircraft advance trainer limited production. European design and manufacture.
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Old 1st May 2007, 11:47
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Over 200 viewers since posted only one challenger
Not for want of trying in my case... should I continue searching for French or Italian types in an attempt to find a match?
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Old 1st May 2007, 12:35
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Is it French? Judging by the size of the gauge on the left of the cockpit it might be steam powered to boot!
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Old 1st May 2007, 16:06
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It is French but not as suggested steam powered.
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Old 1st May 2007, 17:33
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A Nieuport Ni 1400 perhaps?
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Not the Nieuport Ni 1400 I am afraid.
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Old 1st May 2007, 18:56
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Breguet BR420 ?
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Old 1st May 2007, 19:16
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Sorry windriver not the Breguet BR420 this one was a single seat and single engined aircraft.
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OK.. I`ll keep looking.

By the way is that gauge clockwork driven? Is that a key on the casing to wind its workings up? It looks as though it ought to be a bit more exciting than a clock.
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Old 1st May 2007, 20:32
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Was it built by Morane-Saulnier?

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Sorry cannot help you there, I only wish the photograph was clearer.
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Sorry missed your latest. No this aircraft was not designed or built by Morane-Saulnier.
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