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Old 8th Dec 2011, 22:16
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Still flying Ken?
Morning Graeme....can't comment for certain on the flying but it is still current on the countries register. Note I said "it"....another of todays "only one built" category.

Going to break for a while....will check in before I hit the hay.
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Old 8th Dec 2011, 22:18
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so not looking much at the moment.
No mate, I meant me. I'm having a coffee break, but unlike your coffee breaks, I don't have an answer. Watchya eating?
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will check in before I hit the hay.
Well, when you do, can you give us a rough time when "it" flew. Cheers.
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Didn't answer straight away as I saw your your light had gone out!

Watchya eating?
Steak, minted new-potatoes, green beans, courgette and asparagus
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can you give us a rough time when "it" flew
First flew in the 1960's. Has a similar name to a 1920's mainland european fighter.

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Good morning Ken,

First coffee break !

Had to abandon the search last nigh as it was an early start this morning

It looks to be the Indraero Aero 20 ?

Going to be a busy day, but will play it by ear as there doesn't seem to many about at the moment
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Morning Trevor, it is indeed the Indraero Aero 20 from France First flown in 1966 this one off French build aircraft remains current on the register today.



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Morning Ken, evening Graeme ,

I thought this might be about the time to take a peek.

Thanks Ken, a good challenge, now to reverse engineer the answer and find out why I couldm't find it on my wiki searches and refine those

Done in haste I'm afraid, but I bet it won't last long with you two around!!



Tick, tock......
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Tick, tock
Grumman Super-Duper Tiger?!

G'day by the way.

Ken, what sort of French name is Indraero? Sounds Chilean?
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Not a Super-Duper Tiger Graeme
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Grumman Super-Duper Tiger?!
Sorry, had a few beers. I'll try for the Douglas Skylancer.
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Good morning/evening everyone.
Sorry for being AWOL for a while. Guess what - I'm working again, but have very limited web access where I am, and no computer.

Time to resurrect my laptop.........

Looks like a good call Graeme.
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Obviously a thinking man's beer!! it is the Douglas XF5D-1 Skylancer

Intended as a follow-on to the F4D Skyray. The first flight was on 21 April 1956 and was supersonic; the aircraft proved easy to handle and performed well. After four aircraft had been constructed, however, the Navy cancelled its order. The stated reason was that the aircraft was too similar to the already-ordered F8U Crusader, but it is believed by some historians that politics played as big a part; Douglas was already building a very large proportion of the Navy's planes, and giving them the F5D contract would have made it even closer to monopoly. The project test pilot was Lt.Cmdr Alan B. Shepard Jr. whose report stated that it was not needed by the Navy.

NASA 802 still exists at the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum at Wapakoneta, Ohio, since Neil Armstrong flew the aircraft during the DynaSoar research program. NASA 708 still in NASA markings exists as part of Merle Maine's private collection in Ontario, Oregon
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Thanks Trevor and good to hear David.

Have to be open house...
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Unable to respond to the OH.................
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Morning David ,

No need to apologise mate!

I'm working again, but have very limited web access where I am, and no computer
Coo, hard to imagine that kind of job now !!
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Same job - different company - same place.

Will have computer within a couple of weeks.
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Okay then...

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What kind of blade angle spacing is THAT!

Suspect folding blades and flotation gear. US Navy?
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What kind of blade angle spacing is THAT!
Evenly spaced I'm sure. Silhouette parallax error.

Suspect folding blades and flotation gear
Dunno.

US Navy?
Now THAT I can answer you. No.
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