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Old 13th Aug 2008, 08:18
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Thanks Planegill, yes it was the cockpit window configuration that gave it away.I was thinking the aircraft was earlier than the late 1940s and early 1950s. Here is the next one:-

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Old 13th Aug 2008, 11:31
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I was thinking the aircraft was earlier than the late 1940s and early 1950s.

What was Chase thinking when they designed foot tall throttles with two inch high secondary control levers?? This was the first powered aircraft they had built so perhaps they wanted to make sure the pilot couldn't forget they were there??
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Old 13th Aug 2008, 13:07
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What was Chase thinking when they designed foot tall throttles with two inch high secondary control levers??
Didn't want you to miss the Mixture-Pitch-Power part of the single engine drill?
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Old 13th Aug 2008, 18:02
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Single-engined, strange mixture of instruments, Finnish placards - either a Finnish homebuilt, possibly aerobatic aircraft or a very odd restoration of a Finnish military aircraft.
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Old 13th Aug 2008, 18:32
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Well India Four Two with all that information you should be able to finish this one off very quickly.Except I do not believe this aircraft saw military service
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Old 14th Aug 2008, 04:54
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Heinonen HK-2 Valkuainen ?
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Old 14th Aug 2008, 09:06
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Sorry Bri, not the Heinonen HK-2 Valkuainen.
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Old 14th Aug 2008, 10:16
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Valmet Vihuri VH-9?
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Old 14th Aug 2008, 11:28
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Sorry S'land, Not the Valmet Vihuri VH-9.
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Old 15th Aug 2008, 16:19
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I think I can 'finish' it off now

I had looked at PIK before, based on what looks like a Winter variometer, rather than a VSI, but I obviously didn't dig deep enough.

A PIK-11 Tumppu, OH-YMC to be precise: Photos: PIK-11 Tumppu Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

What a nice looking little aircraft. Quite a Mustang feel to it, even more so in this silver example: Photos: PIK-11 Tumppu Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net
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Old 15th Aug 2008, 16:25
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India Four Two I knew you could "Finnish" it off. As you say it is indeed the PIK-11 Tumppu.

You have control
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Old 15th Aug 2008, 16:29
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Thanks Mel. The Tumppu seems to have more than just looks. I came across this quote from the Finnish owner of a PIK 26:

One experienced British second WW ace once said: 'I have been flying in my whole career two very nice airplane, other one was Spitfire and other was PIK-11 'Tumppu'.
Standby while I see if I have any unused cockpits left.
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Old 15th Aug 2008, 16:50
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Found one:

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Old 17th Aug 2008, 07:34
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CT-4 Airtrainer?
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Old 17th Aug 2008, 16:43
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Something from Cesspit?
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Old 19th Aug 2008, 21:00
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I wonder where Simon (India Four Two) is? I agree with Wanderin dave's answer, but how long do we wait for Simon's confirmation?

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Old 20th Aug 2008, 23:24
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It seems obvious Simon (India Four Two) is unable to confirm Wanderin dave's response. In the interest of keeping the thread moving, could Wanderin dave please post a cockpit photo, or if unable, could you declare an open house while we await Simon's return?

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Old 20th Aug 2008, 23:33
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Sorry guys, been out of high tech areas.
Can't believe i actually got one!
Open house!!!
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 09:09
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Sorry chaps. I've been in Fragrant Harbour for the last five days and for reasons too tedious to relate, I have been offline.

Wanderin_dave is correct. It's a CT-4
ADF Serials - A19 AESL CT-4A Airtrainer

I'm not sure if this is a CT-4A or a CT-4B. From what I've read they are basically the same aircraft, just manufactured at different times.

As Wanderin_dave said, it's OPEN HOUSE.

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Old 22nd Aug 2008, 13:28
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Here is the next challenge, as you will see a nice easy one.

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