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Old 12th Dec 2011, 23:47
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damn you're good!
Brings back memories

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Old 13th Dec 2011, 00:05
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Next one....closing down, usual rules apply. Good night.

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Old 13th Dec 2011, 08:43
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Morning. All quiet so to help you along, it is a European design. The photo was a wide angle image....the rather obvious bulge seeming to appear out of the fuselage is the wing end plate. The aircraft appears to go by 2 names so I'll accept either.
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 12:01
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Morning Ken,

Just looking in at a late coffee break.

I take it that what we see is the front end, is that a prop blade (should be able to see the other I would have thought)?

What's missing to the right, a tandem wing, tailplane or maybe a pusher prop ??

What era is this?
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 12:17
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Afternoon Ken.

Could this be described as a canard tailless flying wing?
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 12:49
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Afternoon

I was thinking much the same myself about the prop...the spindle is a little lower down than you would first think. The "other half" of the prop does not show in the photo. It is a small prop.
Despite the aircraft somewhat "cut-off" rear end, what you see is what you get. No pusher prop, no vertical tail surface.
So just to summarise, a high wing aircraft, with big end-plates, an elevated small wing at the front (not sure it could be called a canard), and a tractor prop.
Some of its "relatives" fall in to the flying wing category....this one doesn't really fall in to any category at all!

Now, who would produce an aircraft like this

Edit to say, 1930's era
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 12:56
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So obviously the endplates confer directional stability, and the elevated front "wing" is for pitch control.

Therefore the wing may be swept.

Who would design it? Not me, but maybe the French would......
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 13:36
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Therefore the wing may be swept.
The front wing is indeed swept.
but maybe the French would......
No maybe's, it is French
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 20:09
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All appears quiet so time to move this one along. So here's the challenge "in the flesh" so to speak. Combined with the clues above this one should now go quickly

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Old 13th Dec 2011, 20:33
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De Rouge Elytroplan
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 20:33
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Evening Ken. How are you mate? How's the Chrisse Crazies over there? Everyone running around in hyper-drive spending money? You got big plans next week?

Heard on the radio yesterday your famous rugby player retired. I forgot his name, Jonny someone?

Did Mr Berger and Burr arrive in the mail? Not such a good buy is it? However I did think it may have been from that book, a French Croses product, but it looks like only the French part was correct.

OK, banter over.

Edit > Ha! I'm too slow. Proof again - "Don't monologue, just shoot the guy!"


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Old 13th Dec 2011, 20:42
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That's the one sabredog, well done

Some photo's on the web I subsequently found put it in better perspective.

With Elytroplan named aircraft on a certain flying-wing website I thought it would go quickly once it was identified as French.

sabredog has control.
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 20:45
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Thank you,Skytrain10. A very good challenge, and apologies to Noyade for pipping him at the post.
Open House
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Morning Graeme

Xmas....others may be running around but I've entered in to the true festive spirit and did my shopping on-line at Amazon Much easier and it saves all the queues at the checkouts and battling for a non-existant parking space! Hope yours is going well?

Ha! I'm too slow. Proof again - "Don't monologue, just shoot the guy!"
You're guilty of what I used to do mate...you would have got it first had it not been for the verbal stuff

Berger and Burr arrived....not fantastic but didn't cost me much and its added a few types I was unaware of, so not complaining. Incidentally I got the 2nd edition - not sure how many they did.

Yep, Johnny Wilkinson retired....just to remind you who he was.....a quote from the Daily Mail:
"The points were accumulated through six tries, 162 conversions, 239 penalties and 36 drop-goals; the most famous of which was the drop-goal which earned England World Cup victory over Australia in 2003"
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Thanks sabredog

As its OH, as Graeme was so close, I'm sure there would be no objections to Noyade having control

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Hope yours is going well?
I refuse to join the crowds and don't trust internet shopping! No friends - therefore no need to shop anyway.
I've entered in to the true festive spirit
Bah humbug!
I got the 2nd edition
Bastard!

England World Cup victory over Australia in 2003
Never forget that. We were in a caravan park at Khancoban and it was pissing with with rain and we watched the game that night. Julie and I nearly choked on our wine when he kicked that goal. Unbelievable.

Sorry mate, no silhouettes left.
Stick another up.
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Old 13th Dec 2011, 21:25
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Nothing left either mate....

I'm on an early start tomorrow so will be closing down soon. If I get a chance I'll prep and post one before I hit the hay - unless someone else has come up with one by then?

I was at a corporate function when the final was on in 2003....needless to say there was a lot of drink flowing towards the end of the day. A good time was had by all

Open House prevails for the time being.
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Open House prevails for the time being.
Ok mate. Catch you guys another time. Night.
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Old 14th Dec 2011, 16:47
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No takers for the OH - it's been almost a day!

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