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Old 15th Aug 2011, 10:58
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This is screaming out Russian or am i just hearing @the voices' again?
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 11:13
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Voices in yer head mate.

Not Russian.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 11:35
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OK, French? A Bloch?
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 11:41
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Not French mate.

Let me know if you want a clue.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 12:19
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When you find it, and you will find it, don't wait for confirmation from me. Just power onwards. You'll find the exact image on the net. Cheers.

Italian.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 12:26
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Afternoon Graeme. Well, not the same image, but is it the CANSA FC.20Bis?

When you find it, and you will find it, don't wait for confirmation from me. Just power onwards.
On that basis I guess Graeme has hit the hay...reckon its the one?

If you agree then Open House as work calls
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 12:42
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Afternoon Ken,

I'll second your answer i.e. the CANSA FC.20Bis ; I think that this is the same image as Graeme used:

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I see you've asked for an Open House, unfortunately my lunch break is over, so I can't take it up, but I see Martin's light is on (although it could be a lonely vigil with Reg and David away), maybe HP will turn up!
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 14:58
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Thanks Trevor, and yes now I have seen the image it is definitely the same machine.
So for sake of good order it is Open House.
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 18:58
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Home now but nobody about! Betta keep things going, as I can monitor 'til the morning, or at least long enough for the WWofO to bag it, here's the next silhouette!

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Evening SincoTC,is it the Messerschmitt Bf- 162
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Evening irishair,

Sorry, it's not a Messerschmitt.
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Is it French by any chance then?
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Correct, it is French!
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Old 15th Aug 2011, 20:30
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LIORE ET OLIVIER LeO 451
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That's the one mate; the Loire et Olivier LeO 451

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Thanks SincoTC,I will have to pass on the OH as i can not post pics or sils,perhaps you would like to take the open house for me instead?
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Sorry to hear that you can't post; you really should have a dabble, I was hesitant at first, but then I took the plunge and opened a free Photobucket account and found that it was all very easy, especially with inverted three-views (in MS Paint) to start with.

I don't normally do successive posts as it seems like "hogging it", but as there's not many about I'll put one up in a couple of minutes!

No recognised names on the active user list, so here we go!

Now, if you think that it looks like a model, there's a very good reason for that! It is a model, given away by it's simple wire U/C legs. The real thing had quite a complex strutted U/C and a domed-top conical rotor-hub, but I couldn't find a decent photo of this quite significant machine to post, but for the most part, it's quite accurate!


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It does rather look like it should be powered by a rubber-band, but the original had an 85hp engine and although underpowered it did fly with some success!
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The Wilford W.R.K ?


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That's the one Bri ,

The Wilford W.R.K Gyroplane of 1931

This gyroplane is an elegant design produced in 1931. The aircraft being a single seat design in a tractor configuration with sleek simple lines and a beautifully tapered four-bladed rotor. The aircraft model identification came from the initials of E. Burke Wilford and German aero engineers Walter Rieseler and Walter Kreiser, upon whose rotor patent (1927) the ship was designed around.

The notable and historic achievement of the WRK Gyro was the practical application of cyclic pitch control. This advancement allowed the aviator to directly control the pitch direction of the rotor disc. This development would improve the agility of the aircraft and later be one of the required technologies needed for the development of a practical vertical lift aircraft, the helicopter.
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