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Old 16th Jan 2012, 22:33
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The Avion MAI F-1 Favorit is nearly identical to the Culp Special, which is also powered by the Russian Vedeneyev radial. I would have identified it as a Culp S except you said it was European, and east of Poland. Only by going the long way around is the Culp Special east of Poland...
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 22:34
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It was one of those that I found by accident looking for something else! Bearing in mind there seems to be just the one produced there is actually quite a lot of information on it, albeit most of the detailed stuff in Russian. Seems to have plenty of PR following its appearance at MAKS in 2007.

Enjoy your supper I'm closing down now, but will look in in the morning.

Good night

Edit to say, yes Bri, very similar to the Culp. In fact I had to double check that it wasn't just a Russian version of it, but there are some differences and there seems to be no connection in the history of the two aircraft.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 06:09
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Morning all,

Still my OH I see, so no lurkers!! Sorry, unable to post last night, as my connection went down and hasn't yet returned, so I am posting from work. I will leave my light on and monitor when possible (but then, it shouldn't last long )!!!


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Old 17th Jan 2012, 07:48
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Morning Trevor...don't know why but it looks like it should have been a biplane! Unusual cockpit... two seater...European?
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 08:36
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Morning Ken,

two seater...European
Both correct
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 08:46
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Mmm, British?

Edit, unfortunately work calls so will look in later

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Not British.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 13:55
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Back....and have had a quick look at my books during a late lunch. Is it the PWS-50?
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 14:54
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Hi Ken,

Sorry for the delay, (busy, busy!).

It is indeed the Polish PWS-50

PWS-50 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 17th Jan 2012, 15:28
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Thanks Trevor. Yep, have been pretty busy myself but appears to have quietened down a little (famous last words!),

Here is something a little more modern:

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Old 17th Jan 2012, 22:13
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Evening Ken,

I've been working late and just having a peek before bed .

Well, it should be easy to find, if I'm reading the features correctly; pod or pylon mounted engines driving tractor-propellers, but turboprop or piston and mounted off the fuselage or wing? T-tail, but low or mid-wing? 4-6 seats? Real and not a project?

I just had a quick search on some of those keywords, but it seems it's one of your well chosen subjects that doesn't use any of them in any articles or photo captions !!!
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Evening Trevor. Your summary is pretty close. Engine pods on either side of the fuselage. Tractor props but no details on the engines themselves. T-tail, low wing, however you have perhaps over estimated the size...just 2 seats in a tandem arrangement. Being marketed in kit form but I cannot see that one has actually been built. There are photo's on the net, but I believe they are of a mock-up.

Edit to say hitting the hay now, so usual rules apply

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Old 17th Jan 2012, 23:13
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Thanks Ken and goodnight, sleep well

It looks like the Canadian Falconar Master X ?

http://falconaravia.com/ (Select "Kits" on toolbar and it's top left on that page)
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 07:30
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Good morning Trevor, yes it is indeed the Falconar Master X from Canada. Good bit of hunting



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Old 18th Jan 2012, 07:49
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G'day Ken. I thought it was Russian. A Beriev thing-ma-jig.
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 08:33
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Thanks Ken, Evening Graeme,

It was a lot easier once you pointed out it was a kit, I was beginning to have doubts about its size, as the U/C was looking a bit light for a small business class aircraft! A good challenge

To help everybody out today This one isn't on Wikipedia!!



I'm in and out of my office today, but I'll leave my light on and monitor as often as possible.
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 08:43
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G'day Ken. I thought it was Russian. A Beriev thing-ma-jig
Evening Graeme....my subtle plan Personally in silhouette form I thought it looked like a CitationJet with props where the jets should be!

Now to the latest challenge......
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I thought it looked like a CitationJet with props where the jets should be
Been there there, done that!! Cessna development project, R&D? 'Twaz exactly what skewed my judgement on size !!

Subtle plan worked mate
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The thing that should perhaps have given that challenge away, but which I only noticed too late, was the absence of sweep on the stabiliser... An interesting little kit!
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 11:26
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Afternoon...is it the Wiseman-Cooke Biplane - which incidentally I have actually seen

I should say this is NOT my photo....but one taken at NASM in Washington.
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