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Old 29th Mar 2012, 18:43
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Back on watch; now don't all rush guys, 'tizn't Petrol !!
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 19:17
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Nice to see you mate .

Thassa Fauvel AV-60 innit!
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 19:25
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Thassa Fauvel AV-60 innit
Tiz indeed mate

This small one-seater airplane, comparable to the JODEL D-9 "bébé" or to the DRUINE "Turbulent", was designed specifically for amateur builders. The prototype was constructed by Leonard D. Wolff (assisted by his friend Davidson) at Houston, Texas in the United States. The AV-60 made its first flight on July 14, 1963, piloted by Davidson, when it actually became airborne during a "planned high speed taxi run". The plane was exhibited at the National Air Show in Texas on November 3, 1963, where it was a big success.

Christened as Leprechaun (the imp of Irish folklore), the AV-60 had been developed by Charles Fauvel in collaboration with G. Jacquemin, an aeronautical engineer working in Canada. The construction plans were produced in English. It is a low aspect ratio flying wing, with a nose-mounted Volkswagen engine (converted for aircraft use) of 1300 cc, weighing 48 kg and developing 40 Horsepower at 3500 RPM. A formed plexiglas bubble canopy covers the cockpit which is located over the low wing. The most remarkable characteristic is the absence of a long conventional fuselage structure with a laminated wood shell structure comprising the vertical stabilizer and the rudder attach beam being further braced by a triangular tubular beam from the wing itself. The prototype was equipped with a standard fixed tricycle landing gear, based on that of the TIPPSY Nipper.




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Just having a quick look back at what I've missed, what have you and Martin done with Ken and Graeme (what have you done with the bodies)? I won't tell !!

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Old 29th Mar 2012, 20:15
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Hi Trevor...I've been away this week so not had too much opportunity to look in - and on the odd occasion when I have, there was not a lot happening - like this evening! On the basis you've not been around assume much the same applies?
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 20:25
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Evening Ken,

Exactly the same!! Glad to see you back too, both turn up together eh, just like London Buses! Let nobody say it's 'coz the crap always rises to the surface though or we'll bugger off again
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 20:52
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just like London Buses!
Just needs Graeme to turn up now

David's green light has gone off now, so looks like he's has turned in for the night. Time to go and have a look at Aviaquiz now.

I'll say good night and may catch you tomorrow
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 21:01
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I think you might be right, still we shouldn't worry, have you had a look at that Kiwi quiz lately, it makes a glacier look positively fast.

Is that a courtesy call to AQ or do you take part

Goodnight Ken,
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 21:20
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Must admit I've not looked at the NZ one for more than a year - it was pretty quiet then and sounds like not much has changed!
I've been taking part in AQ since it was relaunched in Jan. My problem is remembering to look - as a result I completely missed 2 of the challenges .
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Old 29th Mar 2012, 22:23
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Thanks TC, see you around!
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 07:23
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Good morning.

Nice to see you all back.

Here's a straightforward one to kick the day off.....

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Old 30th Mar 2012, 08:13
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Your challenge is the French Dabos-Masclet JDM "Roitelet"
That's the one, TC, well done! The Jug, David, was French!

RR
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 08:16
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So I see mate.

Why didn't you have a stab at "Challenge" ?
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 08:48
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Is yours another UAV/Drone, David?
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Why didn't you have a stab at "Challenge" ?
Sorry.. a bit behind the curve!!
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 09:49
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Not a UAV or drone Martin - it was planned to be manned.

Project only.

....out of class now and monitoring.....

edit: there are intelligence reports that it did fly, but nothing is certain.
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 11:02
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are they downturned wing tips, David?
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They are indeed Martin.
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 11:37
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and a flying-wing or delta? Those large fins do make it look Russian or even Chinese. Would it be either of these?
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It's a delta flying wing mate, but not from either of those two countries.
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Wanna small clue?
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