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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 21:26
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New page, so for continuity, here it is again...



The line drawing is the proposed turboprop Mk IV version. Here's a mock-up of the piston Mk III version...


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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 21:51
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Hi Graeme....just realised another page had gone by. So the MkIV was/is a project...was the MkIII built? Presumably there is a MkI and II?
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Hi Graeme, evening Ken

Is it the Aero Maroc Industrie (AMI) Gepal Mk IV ??

I haven't found any pictures yet, but I understand that AMI displayed a mockup of the Mk III (your photo?) at the 1983 Paris Air show, hence French cars in background!
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 22:37
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Evening Trevor....well I'm sure you've got it. The MkIII appears in Flight Global. Totally new one on me....nice one Graeme
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Thanks Ken,

I just found the photo on an Arabic website pointing out the similarities of the Mk IV to the Beech Turbo Mentor and including the Flight article.

http://defense-arab.com/vb/showthread.php?p=168514

As Graeme won't be around for a few hours yet, I'm going to hit the sack now and try and dream up a suitable challenge!!

Goodnight mate, sleep well
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Thanks for the link

Going to hit the hay myself now, so good night, and will check in tomorrow.
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Morning gents.

Well done Trevor
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You're the Google Search Master. Your control mate.

A little more on the GEPAL...

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Old 24th Dec 2011, 09:11
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Thanks Graeme,

Sleep well mate and dream of what Santa will bring you! I hope that you, Julie and the boys have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year

The original manufacturer's name or a nickname will do for this one!

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Sleep well mate
Are you serious?! I'm too excited to sleep mate. Sipping a little Christmas red. Many thanks for the Seasons Greetings. Best wishes to you as well.

Now...

European trainer - late twenties?
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Thanks for the wishes; still got a busy day ahead here

European trainer - late twenties?
Not European and early twenties
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still got a busy day ahead here
Ok mate. American? Kinner engine?

I'll continue to sip, lurk and leave you to your busy day. Cheers.
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The "Red" is warming you up there mate, you're on the right tack !

It is Amenican and a variety of 60 Hp engines were fitted as the design evolved, but this one didn't have a Kinner.

Edit: Back in a couple of hours

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Kinner Canary ?
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Well done Brian, it is the Kinner Canary, AKA Airster

The Airster appeared in 1920 designed by Bert Kinner, it was a one or two seat open-cockpit single-engine biplane. The first single-seat Airster was powered by a 60 hp (45 kW) Lawrance L-4 radial engine. When the prototype crashed on a test flight it was rebuilt as a two-seater with a wider cockpit. One Airster named The Canary was bought by Amelia Earhart while she was learning to fly (one source has it that Amelia’s parents gave it to her for her 24th birthday).

On October 22, 1922, Earhart set a women's altitude record of 14,000 feet (4,200 meters). Sadly, she was soon forced to sell her Canary owing to the high price of gas.

Later production aircraft had slab-sided plywood fuselages and were powered by a variety of 60 hp (45 kW) engines including Kinner.


Bert Kinner standing beside what was to become The Canary on account of its bright yellow colour scheme!

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Thank you! Seasons Greetings! Here is the next mystery ship:
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Thanks for the Greeting Brian

May I echo them and say Seasons Greetings to all AH & N participants and viewers worldwide !!!

Gawd! What would you guys do without aerofiles.com ?
Well, I couldn't find your picture there, but I did get a push in the right direction. I initially thought it was a three-seater Huff-Darland, maybe a Pelican or Plover, but the cockpit seemed to be on the wrong side, so I flipped your image and all became clear !


I now believe it to be a Huff-Daland D-49 Duster and maybe the wide front cockpit is a loading hopper??

Regret it'll have to be Open House if correct, as I'm out with the Family in a couple of hours and will be offline all day!

Have a good day one and all and raise a glass to "absent friends"
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Merry Christmas everyone

Well I'm sure you've got it Trevor. I looked briefly last night but figured I'd leave it until this morning...bad move As to whether its the Pelican or the Duster I am not sure...the only photo of the latter I have found has spoked wheels.

Anyway, for anyone who looks in, have a great day and enjoy the festivities

Cheers
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Not the Huff-Daland Duster, but there is a connection. If a certain merger didn't take place, this aeroplane might be known as the "Huff & Puff".
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Good morning Evansb. It must be the Keystone Puffer then.
Edit; Open House if correct.


Happy Holidays to all!

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Old 25th Dec 2011, 21:13
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[I]Karlark[I] is correct. The Keystone Puffer. As requested, it is OPEN HOUSE
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