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Old 10th Feb 2021, 14:02
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It looks Zenith-like. 701 or 750?
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 17:19
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It looks Zenith-like. 701 or 750?
Sorry, not Russian
but the 7 and 0 are correct!
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 17:39
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear View Post
Sorry, not Russian
but the 7 and 0 are correct!
I meant the American Zenair STOL kitplanes.
If not then maybe the Italian Zenith look alike, the Savannah?

I remember seeing one do an impressive STOL demo at a CAP Raduno in a 30 knot wind!
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Old 10th Feb 2021, 21:50
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Mark 1 , you have hit it with the Savannah
ICP MXP 740 Savannah.
This particular aircraft was owned by the Thai who owned Pattaya Airpark.
He preserved by surviving 16 crashes.
His 17th crash was fatal.



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Old 10th Feb 2021, 22:46
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17 Crashes! You can only defy Darwin for so long.

See what you make of this:


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Old 11th Feb 2021, 08:56
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The Basler BT-67 I guess.
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Old 11th Feb 2021, 09:32
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That didn't take you long!
I snapped this while wandering around the ramp at Iqaluit and got invited in for a look around.
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Old 12th Feb 2021, 19:09
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How about this one:

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Old 13th Feb 2021, 16:11
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Avro 706 Ashton? Still in the days of having a flight engineer, with the sparse selection of engine gauges on the panel. The main clue for me was the AVRO logo on the center of the panel. If correct OH as I cannot post pictures here yet. Why the large yoke on the LH side?
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Old 13th Feb 2021, 17:38
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Ashtons were Tudor airframes with jet engines only used for development.
That might clarify the “experimental” LH yoke?
I wondered about the “paddle shifters” on the right hand yoke.
I think I have seen that somewhere else as well but what were those for?
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Old 13th Feb 2021, 17:51
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The paddles on the RHS yoke are reminiscent of the brake applicators on the Vickers Varsity.

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Old 13th Feb 2021, 18:19
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Handley Page used a similar set up around then and before (Halifax and Hastings).
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Old 13th Feb 2021, 20:44
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Looking closely ,the LH CC is for measuring stick force and deflection,and rudder pedals,but no visible pedals for the copilot,just a hole into the nose.....
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Old 13th Feb 2021, 22:49
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Originally Posted by rotarywrench View Post
Avro 706 Ashton? Still in the days of having a flight engineer...
No pics of the F/E position ?
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Old 14th Feb 2021, 00:47
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The windshield looks like an Ashton.



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Old 14th Feb 2021, 07:25
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I am not able to post pictures here yet, The Ashton MK3 was featured in Neville Shute's "Cone of Silence". It might follow that the Fight Engineer's panel can be seen on You Tube ://youtu.be/r5ATtPTqxXk @ 52:50 and throughout the film.

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Old 14th Feb 2021, 11:16
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Always on the lookout for some aviation literature.
I found that the book cone of silence is from David Beaty.
But I now will add Neville Shute to my list as well.
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Old 14th Feb 2021, 14:05
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The Avro 706 Ashton it is indeed, which means that rotarywrench has control.


Nevil Shute novels should certainly be on your list! 'No Highway' is the one that is tentatively linked to the Comet saga, even if it was published six years before that happened. Other novels with an aviation influence from Shute are 'The Rainbow and the Rose', 'Landfall' and 'Round the Bend' for example, his autobiography is also well worth the time for his recollections from the R100 story.
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I cannot post pictures here yet so it will have to be an Open House
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Originally Posted by rotarywrench View Post
I cannot post pictures here yet so it will have to be an Open House
you are on 11 so you can give it a try?
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