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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 11:08
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Thanks Graeme...you're being kind again

Ok, here we go:

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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 11:33
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Looks like a copycat Cub ,with a Pobjoy radial..
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 11:37
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No connection with the Cub that I'm aware of. Not a Pobjoy engine.
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 13:22
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Good afternoon Ken,

Is that a Brochet MB-70 ??

I'll have to ask for an Open House if it is; I'm just having a lunch break, but then it's back to the workshop.

Edit: just managed to cobble a challenge together, but my monitoring might be a little sporadic, up to you!

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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 13:54
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Is that a Brochet MB-70 ??
It is indeed Trevor. Well done

Brochet MB-70 - Tourisme - Un sicle d'aviation franaise

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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 14:08
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Thanks Ken,

Good timing; just off now, will check back every half hour or so!

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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 15:00
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Hi Trevor! A long-endurance machine? For surveillance? American? RR

Edit: actually I think its more like a motor-glider? European? Cezech, perhaps?
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Hi Martin,

Not for surveillance! Endurance yes! It was built as a trainer and to set the distance record for sport aircraft of 500 - 1000 kg (flightweight)

Not American

Seen your edit: It was a motor-glider, but not Czech, further East

Edit2:

Just noticed that for some reason, the image I posted still shows a dimension arrow and leader lines showing width over the tailplane, I did obliterate these, deleted the original image from Photobucket and then uploaded the new version before I posted it here, but it's still there (although it doesn't show up in the PB preview)

A teensy clue. In case you haven't noticed, there's a reason for no front view that may help!!

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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 16:18
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I guessed that was because of the V-tail!

Edit: Argus engine?
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Old 2nd Nov 2011, 16:42
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Regarding the tail, you guess correctly, but it's not an Argus!

Aircooled inline engine, not German, it switched manufacturer at about the same time as this aircraft was built.

Edit: Clue time!

The engine was not built in the same country as the airframe and the airframe's designers took as a starting point someone else's existing and agile sailplane that itself went on to established a world speed record.

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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 00:29
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Evening (or should I say morning) Trevor. Not in my glider/motor-glider book. I notice you didn't answer Martin's question about it being European.....so Russian maybe? Is that a Walter engine?
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I believe you are right that it is Russian, Ken.

It appears to be a: Мотопланер "РИИГА-2" ("Рекорд")

Edit in English: Powered glider "RIIGA-2" (the "Record")

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Yes Ken, it is Russian, not sure if the engine, an M-332 was built by Walter as the manufacturing rights were transferred to Avia in 1964 and the aircraft was constructed in the period '63-65.

Karlark is spot on, it is the RIIGA-2 "Record"; based on the Antonov A-13 aerobatic glider, great detective work !!

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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 07:25
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(Just got to dash and get some Indian for tea...back soon.)
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Boulton Paul Sidestrand/Overstrand?
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 08:23
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Getting a lot of "Database Error" alerts, so I better be quick.

Database error
Your control Sabredog! The Sidestrand.
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Thank you, Noyade.
Open House
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Good Morning.... afternoon, or evening.

Here's one to try;

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Hi,
first thought it could be a Fieseler Storch
or may be an Aero L 60 Brigadyr?
Greetings Flying Bull


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Serb/Yugoslavian?

Edit: it looks like an all-moving tail?
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