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Old 8th Feb 2012, 21:33
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Thanks Ken. Will continue the search after work.

How's things there?
Cooling down, around mid-twenties and possible showers this afternoon.

Cheers mate.
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 22:24
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Cooling down, around mid-twenties and possible showers this afternoon.
Cooling down here too! Now -3, expected to drop to -5 overnight. At least its dry!

Have a good day
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 22:29
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Have a good day
Thanks Ken. Night.
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 23:07
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As this one is proving somewhat difficult, here is a photo:

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Old 9th Feb 2012, 03:11
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I'll say it is proving difficult, given the photograph showing a T-tail, and the silhouette showing a mid-tail horizontal stab.
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Morning Ken.

May I assume there are/were two versions of this machine?
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May I assume there are/were two versions of this machine?
Hi David, no, more a case of the one model that was built being modified to a t-tail arrangement. Couldn't find a photo of the mid-tail design.

Incidentally the aircraft is pictured on one of the websites that featured my last Argentine challenge. That should make it easier

In the interests of keeping moving if it's not identified by 1200 today then I'll withdraw it.

Edit...ignore the above comment David...found a photo of the mid tail (minus spats). Seems it was the other way around. Designed as a T-tail, but modified to mid tail.

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Old 9th Feb 2012, 09:49
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Was the designer Rodolfo Bianciotto ?
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 10:10
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Morning Gents,

Early start, early coffee, well timed clue

I've found several piccies of your silhouette Ken, labelled Berca JB-4

El sitio del Vuelo a Vela

Looks like it was developed from the T-tailed JB-3 Lacar.

Sorry, but it'll have to be OH if confirmed as I'm back to the grind again and going to be pretty hectic all day
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Was the designer Rodolfo Bianciotto ?
No connection that I can see....however....

I've found several piccies of your silhouette Ken, labelled Berca JB-4
Morning Trevor....yes it's the Berca JB-4 from Argentina Designed by Jorge Berca. I was going to say it's the same airframe as the JB-3 (T-tail) but having looked at another article that may not be the case. My Spanish is not too good!

SincoTC has declared Open House.

Got something David?
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 10:33
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Yes mate, but now unable to monitor very much at all, so I'll bow out.

TC is not the only one who's busy.......
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 11:13
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Hi Ken.

Another motor-glider....



Listed, but not illustrated, in Aerofiles, so maybe you can try the Sinco Code Trick? He's just had a coffee and won't be back for a while.
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 11:59
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Aerofiles
1pCB

Powered by two very small piston engines with pusher props mounted on pylons behind the cockpit.
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Hi Graeme...first one I come to that meets the criteria is the Corcoran 65-1?
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 13:03
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Just past midnight in NSW.

Has he gone ?

Now what.......................
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 13:28
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Ken,

I'm sure you have it, but with no photographs available, (at least I can't find any), there is no conclusive evidence.

Are we going to play the usual "jury" card?
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 13:45
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A'rtnoon Gents,

Just having a lunch time look; I agree with Ken's answer and confirm that adding "Pusher" to the 1pCB code only returns the Corcoran 65-1 in an Aerofiles search. Like you, I can't easily find a picture on the Web and expect it's from Graeme's Bumper book of Bipes".

I'm sure he would expect us to carry on! Go for it Ken
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Concurred.

I think I've solved his engine challenge as well.
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 14:39
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Thanks David and Trevor
I certainly can't see anything else in Aerofiles that matches the criteria. I have heard of the Coracoran so I'm guessing it must figure in a magazine or book I have somewhere. Anyway I will carry on with the next challenge:


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Old 9th Feb 2012, 19:58
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Just concurring the Corcoran (say that fast) with the photo used...



next challenge:
Argentina?
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