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Old 16th Nov 2007, 11:36
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Is it a Klemm L26??
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 13:02
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Not a Klemm.. sorry
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 14:13
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Something Eastern European perhaps, Czechoslovakian Avia?
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 14:18
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Sorry Kitbag not Eastern European..
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So, Western European then?
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 14:55
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Yes Western European
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 18:24
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B.A. Swallow II?
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 18:39
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No sorry not the BA Swallow... Right country of manufacture but a few years later.
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 19:58
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Is it the Marendaz Trainer?
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 20:36
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Bri
I am sure you have hit the nail on the head.

The one and only Marendaz Trainer.

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Old 16th Nov 2007, 21:17
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windriver's challenge

Quite the challenge, windriver! Thanks Mel. Only after eliminating de Havilland, General Aircraft, Heston, and Parnall from the list, did I consider the un-British sounding Marendaz Company to be a contender. I understand the one-off aircraft had leading-edge tip slots, unusual for the time. Here is the next cockpit:

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Old 16th Nov 2007, 22:56
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windriver's challenge

I too would like to congratulate on windriver finding that challenge.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 02:43
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A small (but very spotterish!) point of order on Windriver's Jetstream answer. Mel did indeed confirm it's a Jetstream, but it's not a 31 as stated. It's actually a -200 as confirmed by the condition levers for the Aztazous on the centre pedestal. But to be even more accurate, it's a T Mk1 as previously operated by the RAF as a trainer. This is confirmed by the twin PTR175 UHF radio fit.

Pedantic, but i like to be accurate
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 03:55
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The wheel made me think Curtis Seagull, but, um, no. Not even close. How about a Short Shamrock (Shirl)?

If I'm right, the floor is open. Off to bed soon and brother-in-law's 40th birthday party tomorrow...

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Old 17th Nov 2007, 04:31
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av8boy is spot on Very well done The Short Shamrock was the ill-fated craft piloted by Major Wood and Captain Wylie on April 19, 1919. In a bid to cross the Atlantic and win the Daily Mail 10,000 pound stirling prize, the engine faltered, and the aircraft was ditched off the coast of Wales, smashing on the beach at Holyhead. As stated, the floor is open. Have fun Dave!
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 09:41
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Dan Winterland

Dan. I do apologise you are quite correct in that the aircraft posted was not a Jetstream 31 and I should have made that clear at the time of accepting windriver's answer. You are of course correct it was a photograph of the panel belonging to a RAF Jetstream T Mk1 powered by Astazou XVID engines. I believe in fact the aircraft concerned was XX499 callsign 'G'. As you rightly say previously operated by the RAF as a trainer.
Here is the panel of a Jestream 31.

Many thanks for raising the point.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 09:50
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Just beat me to it...

By way of a penance here's the two side by side for comparison... (T1 on the left)




The Garret



And finally a link to an article on the Marendaz (pdf format)

http://www.content-delivery.co.uk/Marendaz.pdf


If no images it's due to Pipex DNS problems... they should reappear in due course...

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Old 17th Nov 2007, 12:13
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Next Challenge

Here is the next one, not as unique as windriver's one so I don't think it will cause any problems.

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Old 18th Nov 2007, 09:35
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Three engines? - Savoia-Marchetti SM-73
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windriver. Three engines yes but Savoia-Marchetti SM-73 No.
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