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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 18:09
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I will be engaged in domestic activities for a few hours now, so it must be OH, if mine was correct.
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Well, it was almost.

Enough to give you a win.

RD has requested Open House.
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 18:16
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Ken,

Acquire - lock - launch.................

I will be engaged in domestic activities for a few hours now
Don't be silly - you're too old...
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 18:40
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As it's OH, here's one to think about:

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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 20:32
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Evening Ken. Saw your light on and just popped in to say g'day and to tell I have no idea, yet, but it looks like you could cut your hand on that leading edge.

Trevor usually pops in later.
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 20:57
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G'day Graeme...unfortunately the resolution on the original image was poor so the silhouetted version as edited in Paint is not good.

Hope all is well with you mate?

I'll be closing down soon....2255 here, so I'll wish you a good day. May catch you later.

Cheers

Edit to say....managed to improve the image a bit!

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Old 4th Aug 2011, 07:16
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Good morning Ken.

I can't fathom the rough looking engine nacelles above the wing.

Are we looking at pistons or turboprops?
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Good morning, gentlemen!
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Morning David. Each engine appears to have twin exhausts which because of the positioning of the engines are actually above the wing. The angle of the original photo makes them appear as bumps. Pistons.
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Thanks Ken..........

Morning Reg.
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Harbin Y-11
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Morning Reg...not the Harbin Y-11.
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Was this exhaust design of the "augmenter" type to give slight extra thrust, or simply so that the corrosive exhaust gasses were kept clear of the wing and flaps?

An experimental Convair design?
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Not sure on the reasons for the design David and no mention of such in what limited information I have found. Not a Convair.
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what limited information
Whhoooppss!

That's what I was afraid of
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Plenty of photo's on the web
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Just a question of the right words then.

Except that I can't find them!!
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Going to be offline for a while.
To help you along, a 1960's design, just the one built as far as I can gather. Still flying today.
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Any connection to SIAI?

Edit: Hold it!

Found a picture of an Aero Commander with two exhausts above the wing. Retracted gear, though…...

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I'm back.

No connection with SIAI, or Italy or Europe come to that!

Aero Commander...clearly not, but you are in the right place
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