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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 10:04
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Then is it French?
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Then is it French?
It is indeed
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Sorry mate - must go.

Moving computers to new office on the other side of the airfield.
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Moving computers to new office on the other side of the airfield.
So you'll be on the FR side now?

Catch you later.
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So you'll be on the FR side now?
Indeed - next door to Bournemouth Flying Club, accessed via Matchams Lane. I'm using the one computer left in our old building and it only returns twelve images per search, so it's a busted flush mate.

edit: is the manufacturer now defunct?

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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 14:13
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Ok, yes, I know where you are. Sounds like the pc could do with an upgrade!

is the manufacturer now defunct?
Yes.

To help you along, and as previously intimated, this design of aircraft is somewhat out of keeping with other aircraft from this manufacturer. Late 1940's design.
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 18:02
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I think I'll try a machine gun shot soon!

......about twenty defunct manufacturers.....must hit sumfin'....
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I think I'll try a machine gun shot soon!
Evening David...aim for a manufacturer better known for more radical designs
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G'day Ken.

radical designs
Go on, name one.
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Morning Graeme....I'll leave you to do the naming
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 19:33
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Ok, fair enough.

When I first saw it I thought Auster. Next thought was that experimental Auster (can't remember the name - Marshall?) with the ducted wing?

Looks like gills above the cockpit. Some sort of ducted experiment as well?

Next thought was a product of Boisavia...but I should be looking for French Radicals within the manufacturer...so no....

(Will you be around over Christmas Ken?)
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aim for a manufacturer better known for more radical designs
These Free French Radicals, they were around when your mystery silhouette was flying?

Late 1940 radicals?
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Old 22nd Dec 2011, 20:15
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This particular aircraft came out of this company in between more ambitious looking designs. As far as I can see the manufacturers first aircraft was in the mid 30's and last in the 50's. I believe at least one of their earlier designs was still in existance when the challenge aircraft took to the air.
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manufacturers first aircraft was in the mid 30's and last in the 50's.
Thanks Ken. Will have a look later today/tonight. Sleep well. Cheers.
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Night Graeme - evening Ken.
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Just looking, interestingly I cannot see that the manufacturer ever put any of its designs in to production! All appear to be one-off's.

Edit to say, have a good day Graeme, and evening David. You should have enough information to get this one now
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Evening Gents !!

I can't believe I missed this one at coffee break, it was on my search list but I didn't even look at it 'coz of the manufacturer !!

It's the Payen PA-47 "Plein Air", I had no idea he made something so conventional, you just keep on learning !!
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It's the Payen PA-47 "Plein Air",
Bingo - yep that's the one Trevor, well done
I had no idea he made something so conventional
That's what appealed to me. It was just so "normal" looking, save for the somewhat unusual pitot. Even had a rather boring Continental engine!



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Thanks Ken,

That's what appealed to me.
You ber; but a good challenge!!

Here's my next, not very good quality I'm afraid and I've just noticed that some bracing-wires parallel to and above the wing L/E are not visible here !!


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