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Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Old 22nd Sep 2012, 12:44
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Welcome back one11

May I make this rather belated welcome back to the thread to one11

You are quite right, the rules have changed since you last were a regular and there was at times some angst over the (unwritten) rules!! I an effort to help new players, skytrain10 collated an agreed set of ""Guidelines" and these can be found on the AH&N main page as a "Sticky" under the "What Cockpit and What Aerodrome latest lists".

The basic principles and intentions remain the same, but with a dwindling numbers of players, many of whom are in far-flung parts of the world, it seemed rather silly to "Stall" the thread for many hours when an answer could easily be verified by another member and seconded by a third; in recent times, even this has relaxed a bit, so that the last stage can be replaced by an incontrovertible web link or similar. Also the silhouette only requirement has been relaxed, so that is probably more like it was when you played before!
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 19:42
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The Player Sport Aircraft?
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 20:12
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Well done Terrence, it is indeed the Player Sport from the USA

Player Sport 1940, 65hp Continental A-65; span: 30'0" length: 19'0" v: 95/87/x. Wing modified from a Long Longster, tail from a Curtiss-Wright Junior. Fuselage was of geodetic basket-weave construction. Original motor was 50hp Dayton Ford conversion. Canopy cockpit. Still flying in the 1960s [N21778].
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 21:51
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Thank you Trevor. It took a little digging to find that one, excellent challenge.
Although not in the same of league,here is the next.
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Old 22nd Sep 2012, 23:04
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Thought it might have been an early Tupolev, but William Green (yes, I have the gift) tells me it's probably the IAR-14?
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 03:01
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Best make it open house if it is Terry. Cheers.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 07:05
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That is correct,Graeme. It is the IAR-14
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Open House.
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Old 23rd Sep 2012, 19:33
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Open House? Try this one:-
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 04:44
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The Culver Cadet aka PQ8 when it became a radio controlled drone? In the extremely unlikely event that I've scored twice in two weeks after being mystified for many years, I'll have to declare OH owing to time shift.

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 09:04
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This one is not the Culver Cadet ITC_SLB.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 13:07
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Good afternoon Mel,

Looks like VW power? French?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 13:24
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Good Afternoon Trevor. The engine is indeed a VW and the aircraft was built in France.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 16:27
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Good evening Mel,

I'm pretty certain that I have identified the challenge aircraft as one first flown n 1962!

However, and I hope you don't mind, as I have to attend an open ended family gathering this evening, I'm reluctant to declare another open house and so I will withhold my answer in the hope that someone else will be able to join the dots to provide the answer (and put up another challenge)

I'l check in when the party's over and see what's happened!

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Old 24th Sep 2012, 18:54
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Is it per chance the Nicollier HN-433 Menestrel ?
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:27
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It is indeed the Nicollier HN-433 Menestrel , as SincoTC said it first flew in 1962. 12 November 1962 to be exact.
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Old 24th Sep 2012, 23:59
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Thank you Mel. Identify this aircraft:

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Old 25th Sep 2012, 08:27
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Seen this before - somewhere. Douglas/Curtiss?
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 16:58
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Not Douglas, but Curtiss..
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 21:42
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I think that was the Curtiss-Wright CW-32 ??
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 02:16
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SincoTC is correct. You have control.
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