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Old 9th Oct 2011, 10:57
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Good morning. All very quiet so a clue to start the day.
This is a standard production aircraft whose ancestry can be traced back to a very well known light aircraft.
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 16:58
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RElated to the Victa machines. Ken?
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 17:18
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RElated to the Victa machines. Ken?
Afternoon Martin - no relation to Victa....something a lot more well known!
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 17:50
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Looks a bit Tucano like.. is it a training aircraft?
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 17:59
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Looks a bit Tucano like.. is it a training aircraft?
Hi Jake. No connection with the Tucano, but you are right, it is a training aircraft
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 18:11
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Could it be a Fuji T-5? Similar to a Beech.
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 18:20
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Could it be a Fuji T-5? Similar to a Beech.
Hi Karl...not could...it is the Fuji T-5. Well done. Adapted from the KM-2 which was based on the Beech T-34, which design of course originated from the Beech 35 Bonanza. According to Wiki, a total of 40 were built and are in service with the JMSDF.



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Old 9th Oct 2011, 18:27
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Ok, hopefully this is not a repeat;



I know, a little rough around the edges.
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 18:34
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SNCAC/Nord NC.853?
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I had a feeling it would not last long.
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 18:48
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I had a feeling it would not last long.
Don't worry, I think my first post went quickly too! Saw quite a few NC.853's last year when I was in France. Nice, if somewhat quirky, looking aircraft.

And now for something a little different:

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Old 9th Oct 2011, 18:54
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Tilt-rotor with engine(s) in the fuselage?
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 19:06
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Tilt-rotor with engine(s) in the fuselage?
Tilt-rotor yes, and single engine in fuselage.

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Old 9th Oct 2011, 20:29
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It seems to be in a museum. Did it ever fly?

Aaa. Fogle V333 Skycat, 1982, never flew.

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It seems to be in a museum. Did it ever fly?
It was in a museum although I am not sure it is still there. It never flew.
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Old 9th Oct 2011, 20:40
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In Carolinas Aviation Museum, yes, was at least 2006.
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That's it Reg, the Foggle V333 Skycat



Picture taken at the Carolinas Aviation Museum, although its not showing in their current list of exhibits. One website claimed it was being restored. Perhaps we may see it fly after nearly 30 years!

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Old 9th Oct 2011, 21:34
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Thanks Skytrain. A really nice challenge. I will not be able to monitor for long, so Open House, I'll be back in the morning.
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Been open house too long!

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Old 10th Oct 2011, 15:45
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It looks very workman-like, Ken. A Ruskie???
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