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Old 30th Jun 2013, 22:44
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No takers? This was another aircraft used for research.
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Old 30th Jun 2013, 23:50
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This was another aircraft used for research.
Another French machine mate? Anything to do with high aspect ratio wings?
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Old 30th Jun 2013, 23:56
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It is French and was involved in wing research.
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 00:43
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involved in wing research.
Well, another crazy stab then...
Small jet? The Payen PA49?
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 06:03
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Nord 1601 ?
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Old 1st Jul 2013, 17:32
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Sorry chaps neither the Payen PA49 nor the Nord 1601. This aircraft was powered by a piston engine.
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 06:11
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Something to do with gust alleviation?
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 06:46
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Rene Hirsch H-100?
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 06:56
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Another shot - Arsenal O.101 ?
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 08:32
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Sorry David not the Rene Hirsch H-100 nor the Arsenal O.101. This aircraft was late 1930s. The aircraft has been renovated since the challenge photograpg was taken.
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 09:31
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Starting to run out of ideas!

The Makhonine MAK 10 ?
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 10:21
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This aircraft was built to carry out similar type of research as the Makhonine MAK 10 but built by a different engineer. You could say a variation on a theme.
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 10:59
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Morning Mel.

The Gérin V-6E Varivol?
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 12:54
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You have it the Gérin V-6E Varivol.
From the early days of aviation, manufacturers have attempted to reconcile the conflicting constraints: get a high cruising speed and lowest possible landing speed.

Among the various researchers have tried to solve this problem, Jacques Gerin, the French engineer Company Aviation advocated the wing span and variable surface. Wide open, giving the wing enough to slowly lift off and land, and the first work of this research led to a biplane that gave interesting results in the wind tunnel, before being accidentally destroyed in 1936 during the flight tests. It was the first aircraft named Varivol by J.Gérin.

This first experience was not exempt from defects in fact, the tail of the biplane design was not viable, since it was only short appendices, compared to the size of the wing. But the engineer was unwavering. He continued his quest student, from 1938 a new Varivol, the V-6 E, always designed on the same principle and intended to participate in the German Cup, one of the biggest competitions of speed at the time.

The new prototype experienced a turbulent gestation, since the construction was started in the early years of war, free zone in the Breguet workshops, so that the plane was eventually destroyed in part to the release!

However, he tried with success in 1946 with the blower Chalais-Meudon. It was estimated that the speed of the aircraft could reach 455 km / h at 2000 meters altitude ... and thanks to the device variable wing area, the landing would be at 92 km / h!

The aircraft was fitted with a Renault engine 6Q03 pushed to 275 hp. It seems that the aircraft was never registered.

The last Varivol was discovered in a barn, where the aircraft was based out of sight for 50 years!
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 20:19
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This interesting machine?

Gerin Varivol -
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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 22:36
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No not
This interesting machine?

Gerin Varivol -
But this one

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Old 2nd Jul 2013, 22:59
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Thanks Mel, not as interesting as the one above, but many more produced...

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 09:16
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Boeing PT-13/17 or N2S Stearman?

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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 09:30
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Boeing PT-13/17 or N2S Stearman?
Well done mate, your control.
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Old 3rd Jul 2013, 20:23
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Let's try this...

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