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Old 25th Aug 2011, 14:12
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Not Italian either RR.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 15:12
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Aero A.102
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 15:50
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Not an Aero. Not very much information available, but it was somewhat "special".

Edit: The wing was.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:03
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Are they winglets or some kind, Reg?
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:12
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No winglets. They did something that was tested by many at the time.
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was it a "safe flying" machine?
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:21
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Yes, one of those.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:26
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1937??????
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:28
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Off by five years.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:29
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Not unlike the Boyd C aircraft of 1932?
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Why were it unlike Skytrain?

I'll tell you why. Because it is the Boyd Flying Craft Model C 1932. Variable-camber "safety plane" with corrugated metal construction (a tin can).

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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:36
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Why were it unlike Skytrain?
When I say not unlike I mean it is like.....the Boyd C that is. Undercarriage looks different but have only found the Aerofiles photo.
If correct will have to be Open House again....looks like being a late night in the office
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:45
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Yes, you are correct: In a second look, I have left one strut (a horisontal one above the wheel) un-silhouetted, because I thought it was a shadow of the wing strut . Other than that, I cannot tell the difference between gears in the two pictures.

Skytrain has declared Open House.
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 16:51
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Try this one.ETA: Looks better smaller.

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Old 25th Aug 2011, 17:00
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Caproni I am sure -- 316 ??

If correct openhouse
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Caproni 316

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Old 25th Aug 2011, 18:29
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Good evening everyone.

I have had about thirty minutes free time today, and that was occupied by lunch!

I am now home at last - don't want you buggers bored........


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Old 25th Aug 2011, 19:37
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Evening LM,

Just got in for an early night!! Thought those struts looked like they were for variable dihedral and found the Waterman Flex-Wing in Aerofiles!

Edit:

Just heard from our IT guy; apparently, there was a break-in at the local exchange last night and a lot of copper wire was stolen, damaging a good many circuits!! Repairs are going on now and there may well be interruptions of service later this evening. Therefore I'll ask for an Open House now, while I've still got a connection and play it by ear and see what happens later!! Hopefully Graeme or Bri will drop in and snap it up!

Last edited by SincoTC; 25th Aug 2011 at 20:29. Reason: Just had early warning of likely problem ahead
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 20:01
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Waterman Flex-Wing
Just dropping by and establishing that everything seems to be under control over here
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Old 25th Aug 2011, 20:21
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Originally Posted by RD
Spent a good part of the morning in Norway (GE)
So that's why you didn't find my tandem-wing contraption on a well known Russian site this morning, you naughty boy

I hope that you're getting "Air-miles" from giggle-earth
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