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Old 26th Jan 2012, 21:22
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Hi Trevor...following may help:
- A one-off design from a designer who has at least one other "one-off" to his name.
- Single seat
- Single exhaust (I think)
- Continental piston engine
- USA
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 21:30
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Thanks Ken,

You didn't confirm, 'tiz a parasol innit and described as such by the designer?
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Old 26th Jan 2012, 21:36
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Sorry, yes, it's a parasol and is described as such in the reference I found to it.

Edit to say closing down for the night now....usual rules apply.

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Old 26th Jan 2012, 22:26
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Turning in now Ken, had a long day today and another early start tomorrow , so I'll leave this to those in a later/earlier timezone !

Have you seen this one at Oshkosh?

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Old 27th Jan 2012, 08:00
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Morning Trevor
Have you seen this one at Oshkosh?
No, found this one when searching for another parasol challenge quite recently. It was in an EAA publication, so I went to check to make sure it was on the net...and it was Comes up in a simple search, providing you get the parameters right

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Old 27th Jan 2012, 13:11
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Comes up in a simple search, providing you get the parameters right
Just finishing my lunch break and managed to get 'em right!!

Seems it's the Blackhawk III by Jack Bullard ? Back to work now, will check back next break
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Seems it's the Blackhawk III by Jack Bullard ?
Tis' indeed Trevor. Well done. Yes, the one off Blackhawk III from 1999. There is also a Blackhawk I but no details on the II. The Blackhawk range seems to have escaped Aerofiles researchers!



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Old 27th Jan 2012, 14:37
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Thanks Ken, another good challenge, 'twas quite elusive

Let's see how this one fares!

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Old 27th Jan 2012, 21:05
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Evening.

Comes up in a simple search, providing you get the parameters right
managed to get 'em right!!
So, what were those parameters? What string of words do you type in the search box? Annoys the **** outta me how you guys do it?!

Some time ago I looked closer at the listings on the left side of the Aerofiles home page. There is an interesting page called "Features", and in there is a whole lot of links worth looking at, in particular this one...

Odds & Mods

Not a foolproof system, but sometimes you get lucky...
Norris [X99M] (clip via Bernhard C F Klein coll)

Foolproof Aeroplane 1930 = 1pOhwM; Quick tractor engine mounted above the wing. Fuselage was hinged to the wing with a universal joint to keep it level regardless of the wing's attitude. Flight unknown. [X99M].
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 21:20
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G'day Graeme,

I just knew you'd get that one !! It is the Norris Foolproof Aeroplane of 1930.

Chose 'coz it was a nearly a silhouette already, rather than any low-cunning, after all it was in Aerofiles, did have a piccie and it had the magic code 1pOhwM so even if you hadn't found it by exploring Aerofile's backwaters, it would have been a pretty easy search , will I ever learn !!

I guess this is Mr Norris, dunno if it ever flew though!



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Old 27th Jan 2012, 21:37
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Evening Trevor.
magic code 1pOhwM
I'll have to look more closely at that. At the moment I'm still using words in the searches and not having much luck, but then again it's only going to work if American>Aerofiles.

Anyway, here's the next. This is what I thought Ken's was. It's also American so I'm interested to see how you go with the codey thing...



Heading off now with Son No.3 to look at some garage sales, back in an hour or so.
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 22:30
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That didn't take long.

Can't find the parasol in Aerofiles, so I'll give you the rubbish image I Gimped with...

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Old 27th Jan 2012, 22:45
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Morning/Evening...not had a chance to look in this evening. Good call on the Foolproof Aeroplane Graeme Mind you I think you would be pretty foolish to want to venture skyward in it.

Your latest looks very familiar but from what say it's not in Aerofiles. Looks like a closed cockpit...single seat...1930's design?
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G'day Ken.

Looked on the net...open cockpit...



In my gimp I think the starboard wing has created a 'top' to the canopy.

Kitplane, American, circa 1995.

Did you see that?
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so I'm interested to see how you go with the codey thing
If it's not in Aerofiles, then not very well mate !!! Back to square one then
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'Tis easier when you're not going up blind alleys !!

Looks like the Preceptor Aircraft Corp's Stinger
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 23:00
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If it's not in Aerofiles
Maybe I'm looking wrong? According to the source they made no less than 5 types of kit planes
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 23:01
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Preceptor Aircraft Corp's Stinger
Missed your post!

Your control Trevor.

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Old 27th Jan 2012, 23:03
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Preceptor Stinger I think?

Edit, ignore that, well done Trevor

Edit 2...Trevor's proved a web search is quicker than using a book! Night night
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Old 27th Jan 2012, 23:13
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Night night
Night mate.
Looks like the end is near (cricket) for India Trevor....
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