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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:11
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Not French in any way, David
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:42
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Coffee break.

Was this modification the addition of a canopy?
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:51
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Certainly the modification included the canopy as seen, yes.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 13:57
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So presumably it was previously a two-seater open cockpit.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 14:02
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never presume, mate!! No!!!!!
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 14:03
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Another clue?
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 14:09
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......

Joy.....next lecture cancelled.

So was it previously a single-seater open cockpit?

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Old 26th Mar 2012, 14:55
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So was it previously a single-seater open cockpit?
Nope!!!

It was previously a two-seat closed cockpit, David
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 15:04
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 15:08
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OK, this needs to move along....

1. a mod of a well-known machine
2. was produced in limited numbers
3. four-cyl engine up front
4. was a two-seat enclosed cockpit
5. is still a two-seat enclosed cockpit
6. had some very drastic surgery!!!!!

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edit: the bits that stayed pretty-much original were: rear fuselage/tail, front end (engine etc), undercarriage.....

Come on, you should get it now!!!
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 15:12
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Therefore was it previously a bipe?
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 15:18
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No, David. It was previously a high-wing!
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 15:25
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Oh!!!!!....

edit - sorry mate, but I have to go home.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 16:17
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15 minute WARNING!!!!!

Its sunny and I've been invited to a BBQ!!!!! So, SC will have to hang on.... If i can I'll check later. I'll post another clue before I head off and ten, if it is guessed and then seconded I'm happy for the thread to move on!!!

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Old 26th Mar 2012, 16:25
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Clues:

1. Its name in English pre-conversion has the same meaning as its name post-conversion, albeit in a different language!
2. Military application

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Old 26th Mar 2012, 18:01
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That will be a LIPNUR Belalang. A 1950s Indonesian monstrosity carved from a Piper Cub.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 18:14
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Nobody who plays on this thread could possibly dispute that shot.

Check the background.....



Therefore, all alone, I award you the thread. Please post - if you are unable to do so then PM me immediatley.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 05:11
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Sorry, OH. Ordinarily I'm not in a position to post pictures as I spend most of my time away from a computer that allows me to edit.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 08:06
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Morning!!!!! Yes, CGB has it! the Lipnur Belalang ("Grasshopper") from Indonesia, converted from L-4s.

OPEN HOUSE stands
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 08:09
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Morning Martin.

I hope you don't mind, but I awarded that to Cgb on my own because there were absolutely no doubts and there was nobody else around to second.

I was hoping to get a new challenge, but 'twas not to be.
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