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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 19:34
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Bromon BR-2000 it is Trevor...well done The wings on the 3-view do vary depending on where you look. I actually found it in an Observers Book of Aircraft, then went to see if it was on the web. Good article to be found here:
1989 | 0231 | Flight Archive
Sadly the project was cancelled a few months after this article, allegedly due to no firm orders. Not quite the level of interest anticipated by its designers!

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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 19:51
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Thanks Ken; that link was where I found the drawing (on the next page, where my "one word" was located).

I then had a quick look on Aerofiles and it would have been one of those perfect challenges, with the Bromon entry having no mention at all of this project and only a passing reference to the Ahrens 404 project and that was misspelt!!

I'll put something up shortly (as kitchen duties permit)
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 20:14
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Here 'tiz then, apologies for quality (lack-of that is), done in a bit of a hurry!!

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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 21:15
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Strange looking machine....French homebuild?
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 21:26
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'Tiz strange innit! I thought it might be one of those things that once seen, always remembered (if only you could remember where you'd seen it) !!

Not homebuilt and not French
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Broke off to watch TV....thinking about it there is something familiar about this...not sure it was on the internet though. American?
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American?
Yes, and somewhat like your last one, you won't find it on Aerofiles
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 23:13
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Yes, and somewhat like your last one, you won't find it on Aerofiles
Mmm, but presumably from the US?
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Hmm; if I'd said like your last one it would be, but I didn't
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Going to leave this one for the nightshift...found what I thought it was in a book, but it's not quite right - the plus is I have now inadvertently found a US aircraft that appears not to be in Aerofiles

Over to Graeme, Brian or anyone else who may be lurking

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the plus is I have now inadvertently found a US aircraft that appears not to be in Aerofiles
, but then, it is like your last one!!

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I'm 99% sure that Brian posted this some time ago, but I can't find it on Mel's list?

The Argentine Tucan T-1. I remember being fooled by the reflection of the light on the fuselage of the photo seen in Jane's 46 edition.

But then, I'm easily fooled.

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'Artnoon Graeme,

I can't find it on Mel's list? But then, I'm easily fooled.
It is the Turbay Tucan T-1 If it's there we've both been fooled, but I can't find it on SC or WC lists either, I did wonder about getting rid of that reflection but was too lazy and wanted my supper !!

The Tucan T-1 was an Argentine single-engined single-seat light touring monoplane designed by Alfredo Turbay and built by Sociedad Anonima Sfreddo & Paolini. Here's a later production one sans sliding hood and spats,



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Old 4th Jan 2012, 07:12
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Thanks Trevor.

about getting rid of that reflection
You misunderstand me mate.

Some time ago (I think) I was looking for THAT tail (I was certain Brian had it as a challenge) and I bypassed this image because the light played with the shape...



That's the only reason why I went back to it. All in my mind? Maybe I should see a gerontologist?

What I am going to see tonight though (fortunately/unfortunately?) is the Tin Tin 3D movie with the youngest son. ?

Open House.
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Hi Graeme,

I just had a search on the actual thread over breakfast and Brian did post the Tucan last February and you got it!! A rare omission from Mel's list!

Seems like you had a good match to watch (wot no work ) and a Movie tonight at the hight of summer you lucky sod, hope you enjoy it, we'll expect a full report As Graeme said it is an Open House
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Nice one Trevor!

Try this ...

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'Artnoon Martin,

Coffee time, I'm out in the workshop at the moment and just keeping an eye on my Challenge really, but I'll be thinking about your SC , a bit quiet innit!

Is it a twin pusher?? First thoughts were for a WWI period bomber, but can't see much in the way of armament!
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Hi Trevor! Happy NY! Its not a bomber, mate. It was a single motor and tractor.
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I hope you have a good 2012 too mate!

Hmm, a tractor eh; so where does the unseen prop relate to the flat front end, is that end a large truncated spinner, or is that the shape of the engine cowl and the prop comes out of the flat part?

As always, I've seen that tail somewhere before , is it a Yank and is it WWI or soon after?
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Ah ha... It was a single motor driving two tractor props. It was WW1 era. Not a yank. M
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