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Old 31st Mar 2012, 15:36
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Not many clues to give really

From a Russian site: First flight took place in the winter of 1918

Engine Mercedes D II 120 hp
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 16:07
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Forgotten password for Breguets.

Therefore no pics to go on so a very long shot.

Side-by-side trainer - 1 built -1918-1919.....

Kondor B.I / Kondor K-100


The all wooden biplane looks distinctive by its two-bay wing construction
with the struts set at a slight angle.
Two only known pictures.
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 16:13
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Not that long a shot mate, it is the Kondor BI (aka Kondor K-100)

Not just on Breguets though see both pics on Airwar Kondor B.I



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Old 31st Mar 2012, 16:17
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Holy s##t !!

Now I have to think...................
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When you're ready with a bright green light I will give you yet another choice.
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OK, let me see the menu then
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 17:02
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Green light.

So, my previous very old and very slow, or a project helicopter based upon one which was built.

....I could do a three course menu though, but the last course is a surprise.....
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 17:08
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Let's try the Helicopter Project then, although I have to out for an hour soon!
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As requested:

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Old 31st Mar 2012, 17:14
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although I have to out for an hour soon
Where are you going?

Back to school for written English tuition?
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 17:50
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Off for some comestibles right now. I will see if I can pick up a bag of commas too as I'm fresh out... !!
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 18:02
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 20:06
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Boks!!! Some dumb ale has removed one of the most valuable VSTOL historical research sites on the web, a real treasure trove, full of drawings, photos and information, that seems to have gone down the snazzy new plughole

http://www.aiaa.org/tc/vstol/unbuilt/


Oh well, back to the hard graft I suppose!

Rather straight rotors and not much room for any blade-droop, so is it relatively small?

European?
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Old 31st Mar 2012, 22:19
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I know, but don't worry mate!

It is indeed European - the part which is so-called East.
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Morning LM

Hectic day ahead mate, gonna be in and out all day, I hope some others turn up to speed things along!

European - the part which is so-called East.
Does the wink mean it's Russian and what era was it, I'm not heving much luck with this so far !!

PS. You didn't answer my question about size!
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Morning TC.

Not Russian. A hit on the right country will undoubtedly find it.

Not very big - I'll look for some dimensions.

This was a crane project based on a design which was built.

The company is much better known for building fixed wing aircraft.

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Old 1st Apr 2012, 10:51
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It only has room for two people. I can't find dimensions but it doesn't seem to be any bigger that a Bell 47.

I don't speak the language of it's home, but reading an article I think it could only lift 300 kgs.

Rotor diameter 10 metres.

The training version first appeared in 1965.
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As you don't speak the lingo, I took a look at Czech and found the Zlin Z-35 a projected flying crane version of the XZ-135
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There you are.

Wanna nuvver clue?

BTW Stingrays' is still working..........

edit - clue not required. The Zlin XZ-135 it is.

All yours mate.
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Thanks LM, Stingrays is where I found it (and spent a long time last night looking for it).

My gripe is that the missing site covered all VSTOL aircraft and projects, not just rotorcraft!

I would have found it last night if the pictures and drawings at the top of the XZ-135 page bore even the slightest resemblance to the challenge, because of this, I didn't scroll all the way to the bottom and find the extract from a Czech journal which show the challenge (BTW the tiny drawing is captioned Z-35)

Bugger, still sleeveless, will try not to keep you waiting too long (go and put up another exhaust)!!
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