Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Misc. Forums > Aviation History and Nostalgia
Reload this Page >

Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.

Heikkis' Silhouette Challenge

Old 20th Mar 2020, 11:25
  #11741 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Uka Duka
Posts: 1,003
Received 37 Likes on 13 Posts
Feels like it over on Which Aerodrome dook.





Auxtank is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 12:20
  #11742 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dorset
Posts: 77
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
So I guess we are in Italy ?
oldandbald is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 12:50
  #11743 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Black Diamond AB (CEH2)
Posts: 6,648
Received 75 Likes on 46 Posts


I'm quarantined so I'll play from a safe distance!

Saiman 200?

India Four Two is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 13:23
  #11744 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Quarantine working !

Saiman 200 it is.

Your virus.
dook is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 14:45
  #11745 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Wilts
Posts: 367
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Originally Posted by dook
Quarantine working !

Saiman 200 it is.
A new one on me: it looks even more like a Stampe with its clothes on.
Quemerford is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 14:56
  #11746 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It does, until you look at the interplane struts.
dook is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 15:51
  #11747 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Black Diamond AB (CEH2)
Posts: 6,648
Received 75 Likes on 46 Posts
dook, Thanks. An interesting challenge and surprisingly, it was missing from my favourite reference book "Aircraft and the Air" by Eric Sargent.

No silhouette technology available so Open House.
India Four Two is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 17:57
  #11748 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
PM for I42.
dook is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 19:14
  #11749 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Black Diamond AB (CEH2)
Posts: 6,648
Received 75 Likes on 46 Posts
Here’s one that’s more modern.



India Four Two is offline  
Old 20th Mar 2020, 19:18
  #11750 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Wilts
Posts: 367
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Aermacchi AL.60?
Quemerford is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 15:16
  #11751 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Black Diamond AB (CEH2)
Posts: 6,648
Received 75 Likes on 46 Posts
I had never heard of the Aermacchi AL.60 so I looked it up and discovered it is the same aircraft as the one I posted, which is the Lockheed-Azcarate (LASA) 60.

An interesting history - designed by Al Mooney when he was at Lockheed:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aermacchi_AL-60





Quemerford has control.
India Four Two is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 17:01
  #11752 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Wilts
Posts: 367
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
I hope this does the trick:


Quemerford is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 20:12
  #11753 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Interesting to say the least.

Am I right in thinking that the aircrafts' right engine is on the fuselage ?

If so, then the strut between the two engines might be to improve torsional rigidity.
dook is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 20:18
  #11754 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Wilts
Posts: 367
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Originally Posted by dook
Interesting to say the least.

Am I right in thinking that the aircrafts' right engine is on the fuselage ?

If so, then the strut between the two engines might be to improve torsional rigidity.
No it's not: just the angle of the photo playing tricks!
Quemerford is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 20:18
  #11755 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Uka Duka
Posts: 1,003
Received 37 Likes on 13 Posts
Anyone up for severe/ extreme asymmetrical flight?

Surely not dook. Unless some weird testing aircraft experiment gone wrong.

That's a trusy old PA-32 Seminole - if ever I've seen one - and I've flown it.

Oh sh1t - wait - that strut - and the tail wheel - not it's not.

Piper though...wait a minute...that's high-wing - hence dook's confusion...
Auxtank is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 20:27
  #11756 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Uka Duka
Posts: 1,003
Received 37 Likes on 13 Posts
It looks like the mess you'd get if you crossed a Piper twin with a Cessna twin with some idiot adding "an extra leading edge" between the engines - and to stop them falling off.

I'm going to go back to original guess and say it's an Experimental prototype Piper.
Those are 360 Lyco's under those cowlings or I'll eat my hat.

Last edited by Auxtank; 21st Mar 2020 at 20:39.
Auxtank is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 20:27
  #11757 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 60
Posts: 12,696
Received 342 Likes on 188 Posts
Looks a bit like a modified Do-28A?
treadigraph is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 21:08
  #11758 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 54
Posts: 3,215
Received 10 Likes on 9 Posts
More like modified Pilatus PC-8D prototype
But apparently not.
Self loading bear is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 21:35
  #11759 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'll run with the Dornier but can't find anything.
dook is offline  
Old 21st Mar 2020, 21:37
  #11760 (permalink)  
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 60
Posts: 12,696
Received 342 Likes on 188 Posts
Helio Twin Courier!
treadigraph is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.