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Old 8th Jan 2012, 16:31
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I think that your challenge is the Hants and Sussex Aviation Herald ?
That's the one Trevor...well done. Better known for contract work than aircraft production, Hants and Sussex Aviation designed this one-off ultralight which first flew in 1953, and due to disappointing performance, was scrapped in 1955



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Old 8th Jan 2012, 17:03
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Thanks Ken,

It does look rather primitive in the flesh doesn't it !

I haven't got much time or the software to give a nice silhouette, so this is a bit primitive too


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Old 8th Jan 2012, 20:01
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Evening Trevor.
British? Three engines?
I was thinking Wesland Wessex but the tail is wrong. Maybe it changed with modifications? Google just wants to show the chopper.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 20:09
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G'day Graeme,

You got work today mate; I thought this one would be right up your street, bound to be in one of your books!

Three engines yes, but not British. It's very similar (in appearance) to one that we've had before and I think you posted it and I got it!
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 20:17
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Afternoon shift today mate.

Lasco Lascondor. Just rolls off your tongue. Keep forgetting we made some aircraft...

VH-UMY

(The first AviaQuiz image for 2012 appears my time around 1100 hrs. Never happened before. American time?)
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 20:24
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Like I said mate, right up your street (well, Melbourne's not that far away)

It is the Larkin Aircraft Supply Co (Lasco) Lacondor



It bore a remarkable similarity to the Kreutzer K-5 Air Coach which was developed about the same time.

It was claimed to be the first multi-engined aircraft designed and built in the Southern Hemisphere

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I remember mention of the Lasconder reading about the Love Bird & Diamond Bird aircraft of an Australian Geographic survey. They used the Anec IIIs instead.
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 20:31
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Thanks Trevor.
You sound more Australian than me Karlark.
Not much to offer...



Now to see if it's on Mel's list and the net...
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Now to see if it's on Mel's list and the net...
No and yes. Happy to accept just the manufacturer's name.
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Maybe the De Lackner HZ-1 ??
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De Lackner
Done!

The de Lackner DH-5 Aerocycle. A development of the DH-4. Lots of variations.

De Lackner DH-4 "Heli-Vector" / HZ-1 "Aerocycle" helicopter - development history, photos, technical data

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Thanks mate,

Here's an easy for an easy!

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Well, you know the PPRuNe challenge definition for "easy."

Man-powered?
Solar-powered?
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Old 8th Jan 2012, 21:58
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Could this be British?
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It is British, and the name probably describes the pilot too (after the flight)
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Evening...the Puffin II human powered aircraft?
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Evening Ken,

That's the one, the Hatfield Man Powered Aircraft Club's Puffin II

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Thanks Trevor.....next one:

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Sorry Ken; I'm gonna bail out now, been on the go since 4am this morning and another 5am start tomorrow.

Goodnight Gents, have a good day Graeme
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No takers... the aircraft was a one-off European racer of the 1960's, designed by an air racing pilot. It is still in existance today. Some pictures show it without wheel spats.
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