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Old 17th May 2012, 12:56
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That's the one, David. A name often wrongly attributed to the Kettering Bug. You have CONTROL

Specifications:
Wingspan: 22'
Length: 15'
Engine: 90hp Curtiss OX-5
Top Speed: 70 mph
Weight: 950 lbs.


Curtiss / Sperry Aerial Torpedo (replica) Garden City, 1918
The Sperry Aerial Torpedo tests were the first guided missile program in this country. In 1916, Lawrence Sperry, developer of the autopilot, formed a new company and set up flying operations at an isolated site at Amityville on the Great South Bay. Here, the Navy funded the development of unmanned flying bombs intended to be launched against military targets. Five "Aerial Torpedoes" were then built by the nearby Curtiss Company. A special track and dolly was developed and Aerial Torpedoes were launched by this system with some success. The Aerial Torpedoes were to be loaded with TNT and launched against enemy targets. After a pre-set time the engine would stop and the plane would dive into the target. With the end of World War One however, all experiments with flying bombs came to a halt. Nonetheless the first successful Aerial Torpedo flight in March 1918, marked the first time a full-size automatically-controlled unmanned aircraft had actually flown. This aircraft was thus a direct ancestor of the modern cruise missile.
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Old 17th May 2012, 13:00
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Thanks mate.

I knew it wasn't the Kettering Bug because I posted that some time ago. However, Kettering was involved in the embryonic project.

I found this in my travels:


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Old 17th May 2012, 13:21
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Looks like the Flylight ZJ Viera?
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Old 17th May 2012, 13:42
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Looks like the Flylight ZJ Viera?
Does a bit doesn't it.

Your thread.
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Old 17th May 2012, 13:55
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Cheers David.

Time for a seaplane:

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Old 17th May 2012, 14:13
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STOL ?......
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Old 17th May 2012, 14:17
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Yes, a STOL machine
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Old 17th May 2012, 14:21
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Very nice! Canadian, mate? It looks like a Cessna 190???
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Old 17th May 2012, 14:24
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Cessna....?
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Old 17th May 2012, 14:25
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Possibly the 120.
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Old 17th May 2012, 14:36
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Not Canadian or US

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Old 17th May 2012, 14:54
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argah ... a skandihooligan, then??
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Old 17th May 2012, 15:06
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a skandihooligan, then??
Not from there either
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Old 17th May 2012, 15:11
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Is it something from Zlin or that part of the world.
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Is it something from Zlin or that part of the world.
No connection....need to head east!
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Old 17th May 2012, 15:23
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OK, is the lump a giveaway? A ruskie??
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....need to head east!
I certainly do - for about eight miles.

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OK, is the lump a giveaway? A ruskie??
Yes, from the USSR
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Old 17th May 2012, 16:15
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so radial engine?
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Old 17th May 2012, 16:23
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YAK-12????



If so it'll have to be OPEN HOUSE as I'm off to the pub!! RR

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