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Old 1st Jan 2021, 13:30
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Polikarpov P2???
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 14:44
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"Close but no cigar"
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 22:43
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sticking with Polikarpov, add 3 to make it an R-5?
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Old 1st Jan 2021, 23:10
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Glider pilots are good at arithmetic! The Polikarpov R-5 it is:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polikarpov_R-5

It featured in a recent What Aerodrome, hence it looked familiar to me.

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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 04:16
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Thank you I42, don't think we have had this one before...



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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 15:08
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Fournier motor glider ?
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 20:09
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I think it’s an early German motor glider - Scheibe or Schleicher? I can’t decide if that giant lever is for pitch-change or engine retraction.
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 20:50
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
I canít decide if that giant lever is for pitch-change or engine retraction.
A lever of that size and prominence must be for something important. What's that small gray wheel on the right ? Elevator trim perhaps ? The red stripe at the top would indicate zero trim ?
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Old 2nd Jan 2021, 21:22
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The operating arm on the lever goes forward so I think it's the pitch change mechanism for a nose-mounted engine. I see a Both position on the mag switch so presumably dual-ignition.
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Old 3rd Jan 2021, 03:05
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Prominent lever is indeed for mechanical pitch change. Interestingly for this particular type both UV and I42 are part correct! My uncle Brian in the prototype.

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Old 3rd Jan 2021, 05:50
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I've seen similar levers in an RF-5, but less massive, and mounted in the middle of the panel. Is this an earlier Fournier?
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Old 3rd Jan 2021, 07:25
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There is a Fournier element to this aircraft, but not an “RF” type. A clue was provided when I wrote that both your initial response and that of UV correct in part.
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Old 3rd Jan 2021, 15:40
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SFS-31 Milan ?

(RF4 + SF27 hybrid, 27 + 4 = 31. The Ka12 about the same time frame was a much nicer, better engineered beast)
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Old 3rd Jan 2021, 23:27
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That’s the one Fitter2, the SFS-31 Milan, the floor is yours




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Old 4th Jan 2021, 10:08
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engine stopped, prop feathered, as a glider, but don't see a canopy ????
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 13:36
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I thought I recognised the Milan - sat in the cockpit once, but never flew it.



I don't have much to hand, so a nice easy one.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 21:30
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Like the real thing, only smaller!
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 11:18
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asw28-866:
Like the real thing, only smaller!
I wouldn't disagree
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 15:21
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2750 RPM limit suggests O-200 and wooden biplane.

I'll take a stab at Isaac's Fury.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 16:58
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An accurate stab, Mark 1 (I said it was an easy one) This pretty example, being admired at the 2010 LAA Rally



Over to you.
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