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Old 10th Feb 2012, 15:59
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A proposed challenge. I would really like a source for info on this one!
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 16:04
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Are you able to post something (as control is yours) or should I make it Open House?
buttrick has said a "proposed challenge" so I'm not sure what that means.

If he's able to monitor then I'm happy to go with his. If not, I have one ready.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 16:09
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Hi buttrick...currently LightningMate has control, which I offered in light of him coming very close to answering my last challenge (which was correctly identified by Karl). As regards to your post, are you saying that you don't know what it is? Or are you not certain that Aviafrance is correct? It actually looks very familiar and I'm thinking we've had it as a previous challenge. Let me check.

David, please go ahead with your next challenge.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 16:11
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OK then......

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Old 10th Feb 2012, 16:13
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Blimey...an early motorglider? American?
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 16:15
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No and yes.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 16:32
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Going home now - back in about an hour.

edit - back.

Looks like you have the thread to yourself Ken.

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Old 10th Feb 2012, 17:36
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Hi David...I've assumed this is a US designn, if for no other reason than there appears to be what is probably an N registered aircraft in the background...but initial Aerofiles searches have not proved very useful. Assume single or two seat open cockpit?
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 17:40
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Single seat.

In my post *5786 I answered you with American.

The challenge is the original version. In Aerofiles is an image of it with four modifications.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 18:00
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See what you mean re modifications....the Replogle Gold Bug?

In my post *5786 I answered you with American.
You did! However having struggled through Aerofiles I was beginning to think that it was South American, and therefore not in Aerofiles
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 18:31
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Update of Silhouette Challenge List 09 Feb 2012

The 'Silhouette Challenge List' has been updated up to and including 09 Feb 2012.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 18:35
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Thanks as ever Mel
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 19:10
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 19:13
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See what you mean re modifications....the Replogle Gold Bug?


Back to you Ken.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 19:48
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Thanks David

Here's the next one:



Offline for a while for dinner. Will check in later.
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Old 11th Feb 2012, 12:19
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Afternoon Ken,

A busy weekend for me, but grabbing some time for a quick look-in

Intrigued by the silhouette around the spinner, do we see a foreplane and a wing? if so, is it a tandem, Canard or three-lifting-surface jobber?
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Old 11th Feb 2012, 13:44
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Intrigued by the silhouette around the spinner, do we see a foreplane and a wing? if so, is it a tandem, Canard or three-lifting-surface jobber?
Nothing so interesting Trevor...just a couple of antenna's on the starboard wing that just happen to show because of the angle of the photo. So a conventional arrangement.
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Old 11th Feb 2012, 13:56
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Good afternoon Ken.

Is it retractable or not?

(issa kincold ere - wassa Pembrokeshire?)
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Old 11th Feb 2012, 14:11
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Hi David, not retractable.

Cold here, currently +4C.
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Old 11th Feb 2012, 18:15
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.....just a couple of antenna's on the starboard wing
Don't believe it - more like probes.............
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