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Old 26th Mar 2012, 10:25
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Morning David!

Are we looking from the front, upper? Are those veins at the ends of the "aerofoils"? Jet powered?

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Old 26th Mar 2012, 10:33
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Morning Martin.

You are looking from the front and below.

The vertical structures are control surfaces embedded in the wing leading edge.

Not jet propelled, and launched using RATO.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 10:36
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OK. A "lifting body" machine perhaps?
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 10:40
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Not really - a blended delta wing.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 11:32
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OK, I'm stumped!!!
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 11:52
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OK mate - do you have anything prepared, 'cawz I'll give good clues.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 11:53
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Yes, mate. I have one ready....
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 12:00
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It's a UAV with a rotary petrol engine, and the engine has been specifically designed for that use.

More in a minute.........
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 12:21
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Defence suppression drone.

Designed and built in South Africa late 80s early 90s.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 12:26
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The Lark?????????
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 12:31
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Bingo!

All yours mate - just as well really because I have to leave shortly.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 12:36
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Thanks David.

Here's one for whoever is out there!!!!

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Old 26th Mar 2012, 12:37
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I'm still here.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:13
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mmmm.....does it have a horizontally-opposed twin?
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:22
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er... no, David
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:27
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Now it's me who is stumped.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:28
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OK. Its a mod of a well known machine. It went in to limited production. It had/has a four-cyl lump up front.

Edited to clarify
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:32
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Is that mod the fin/rudder?
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:33
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Not as far as I know. In fact it looks much like the original ......
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:42
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I asked because it reminds me of a similar French job.
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