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Old 9th Jan 2012, 23:02
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Did the French firm make any other racers? This is a racer I presume?
yes, it is a racer and their only one (it was intended for the London-Melbourne race), but was never completed as far as I can ascertain!
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Old 9th Jan 2012, 23:09
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Originally Posted by skytrain
Lookin in before hitting the hay...Couzinet C.150 I believe?

If correct Open House as nothing prepared and tired!
It is correct Ken Dunno about the "C", I have it as the Couzinet 150



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Old 9th Jan 2012, 23:12
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Nice one Ken.

Gotta get ready for work. I'm a professional doodler. Best part is I'm tax-payer funded.
Hope you both sleep well and long.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 07:51
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I'll take up my own OH:

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Old 10th Jan 2012, 12:15
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Hello mate!!! Greetings from sunny Dubai!

A yugoslav machine, Ken?
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 16:34
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Hi Martin...sorry missed your post. Not a Yugoslav machine, but it is European, 1970's era.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:26
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Evening Ken,

I'm just off home now, but thought I'd ask a couple of questions to narrow it down a bit more for a look when I get home later!

I take it were're looking up at it, inline with the extended flaps and it has upturned wingtips, truncating the starboard wing?

Those swept inboard leading edges remind me of the French Wassmer or maybe a CERVA, any point in pursuing this line of thinking??

WTF is that "pipe" sticking out of the wing root and that loop by the Fin L/E?? I see something on the far elevator tip, so is that another view of a similar loopy thing (it seems to be pointing the wrong way for a horn balance)?
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:37
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Evening Trevor
I take it were're looking up at it, inline with the extended flaps and it has upturned wingtips, truncating the starboard wing?
Yes, looking up at it and from slightly behind. Wingtips are not upturned but the underside is angled upwards near the tip to join the top side at the tip (if you see what I mean)...hence the illusion of an upturned wing when seen from below.
Edit....to explain what I mean, here is the wingtip from the front:



Those swept inboard leading edges remind me of the French Wassmer or maybe a CERVA, any point in pursuing this line of thinking??
In short no! We have however had another challenge from this manufacturer that featured the same style inboard leading edge.

WTF is that "pipe" sticking out of the wing root and that loop by the Fin L/E?? I see something on the far elevator tip, so is that another view of a similar loopy thing (it seems to be pointing the wrong way for a horn balance)?
The "pipe" actually comes out of the fuselage and there is one each side (the other one doesn't show becuause of the angle). Not sure on their purpose. Maybe a step to get up to the cockpit?? The loopy thing is on the vertical, again not sure of its purpose. Sorry, I'm not technically minded and can't see any references in the aircraft details.

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Old 10th Jan 2012, 19:15
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A Gardan machine, Ken?
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 19:20
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Hi Martin, not Gardan and not French.

Offline for a while now, will check-in later
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 19:38
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Hi.

Valmet L-70 Vinka?

If so, open house. Cheers.

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Old 10th Jan 2012, 22:50
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That photo looks familiar...I've got one just like that Yes, it is of course the Valmet L-70 Vinka trainer/light ground attack aircraft from Finland. Well done Graeme

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Old 11th Jan 2012, 03:26
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Here is one for the open house:



Edit: Please move forward if ID'd... oh, and sorry for the lousy silhouette...

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Old 11th Jan 2012, 14:31
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Is it a drone (i.e. un-manned?), Karlark?
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 16:00
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Hello RR, not a drone, it was manned. Very little info on this prototype aircraft so I will tell you its purpose was agriculture.
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HAL Agri plane?
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 16:29
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That is the one Sabredog, the HAL Agri plane prototype.



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Thank you,Karlark. The next challenge;
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 16:57
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A.V.I.A. LM-02 Dive-bombing glider ?
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Correct Brian.
YHC.
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