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Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Old 24th Aug 2012, 23:45
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It did indeed look like a boat, your wife was correct the guy standing where the starboard wing should be gave it that image. Here is another easy one to keep you busy, not a very clear photograph I am afraid.
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Old 24th Aug 2012, 23:57
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Thanks Mel. Heading out shortly - taking youngest to work. Will look closer this afternoon. Sleep well mate.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 04:48
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not a very clear photograph
Running with that, I'm thinking it's not from the USA?
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 08:27
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This one was not from the USA.
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 22:34
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How bout South America?

What's worrying me (not to the point of losing sleep of course) is as you mention the quality of the photograph. My peanut brains asks "why would he do that?" and I'm now thinking, cause it's the only decent photo available on the net.

Conclusion > This is one very rare aircraft?
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 23:53
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It is from South America. You are partially correct, it is a rare aircraft. However it is not the only photograph on the net, the other one would allow the aircraft to be found using Google Image search facility. Turning in now Graeme have a great morning.

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Old 26th Aug 2012, 19:01
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I found a slightly clearer image of the mystery aircraft. It is from South America and first flew circa 1947.
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 21:09
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South America
Hi Mel. Big place, any chance of narrowing it down to one particular country?
I had a look at Argentina - no luck.

Brazil/Brasil?
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Old 26th Aug 2012, 21:31
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Brasil's CNNA HL-14 ? Although it does look kinda "IMPA ish"

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Old 26th Aug 2012, 22:15
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Not Brasil's CNNA HL-14 Bri this aircraft did not come from Brazil or Argentina. Graeme the country it came from has a long Pacific coast line.

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Old 26th Aug 2012, 23:42
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Good evening Mel,

I can't find any pictures; but could it be the 1947 built Tricolo ?? an experimental two-seat cabin monoplane designed by Alfredo Ferrer; the first indigenous Chilean aircraft?

Edit: off to be now, so Open House please in the unlikely event of it being correct

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Old 27th Aug 2012, 08:58
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Good Morning Trevor. The aircraft is the Triciclo Experimental , according to Jane's yearbook of the time "the first Chilean airplane design." It was designed by aeronautical engineer Senior Alfredo Davius Ferrer and built by Chilean engineers from the Central Workshops of the Chilean Air Force with local materials. The only imported component being the 100 h.p. Franklin engine.
The enclosed cabin seated two side-by-side with complete dual controls.



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Old 27th Aug 2012, 10:57
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Thanks Mel,

I now see that a "typo" on the web page that pointed me to the answer prevented me from finding the picture evidence I wanted I guess that's part of the fun

I'm going to be in and out all day, but I'll claim back my OH and post another to keep things moving and monitor as often as possible.

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Old 27th Aug 2012, 17:18
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Trevor, something from the continent of Europe perhaps?
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 18:04
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Good evening Mel,

Yes, continental Europe is correct
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 21:55
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I had this pegged as an early Arado. Not to be...



German though?
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 22:00
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G'day Graeme,

Sorry mate, it's not German!
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 22:05
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Roger that. Returning to base, over and out.
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Old 27th Aug 2012, 22:51
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A clue before turning in!

It had a 16HP inline 4-cylinder engine that sounded like a military rank
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 03:47
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Good Morning TC - I will go with the Belgian Wielemans S.W.1.
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