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Old 30th Mar 2021, 05:36
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Originally Posted by asw28-866
Post 2196 gave away the lineage for me, looks distinctly Yakalov. As to which one, the high/low/ back, single/two-seat, sentence leads me to suggest, YAK-7.

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866 nailed it with the Yak-7

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I think the photos are all -7Bs but no one can tell when they all differ.

Who knows more about the speeds of this bird?
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 10:41
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Looks like they just threw any instrument they could find into it. I suspect that the original Russian books and instruments may have used km/h to keep things interesting (or am I confusing Russian and German cockpits here...?), so the Vne number may be from one translation of the Russian documents and the instrument is perhaps based on something else again. Indeed, not good practice, but registered as 'experimental' so more or less the owner/operator's problem...
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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 00:11
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Apologies for tardy response, had to go and do some work! Try this one...


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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 02:30
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Original, un-modernised cockpit...


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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 09:35
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Nice shelf there for your coffee,sandwiches etc.
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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 09:57
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In those days, it was more likely used for the ashtray...
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Old 2nd Apr 2021, 21:20
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Quite right, this is the swinging sixties after all, aircraft developed by well known manufacturer to take on the Cessna 172.
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 09:09
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External view showing rather D.H. Leopard Moth like strut arrangement (for the same reason, to facilitate wing folding)...


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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 21:11
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Could it be.......

The BN3 Nymph?

That featured folding wings. Donít think they built quite as many of them as Cessna did of the 172.



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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 22:18
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BSD has it with the BN3 Nymph, one built, still airworthy and still IoW based (apparently for sale on a UK website), the Pathe news film from 1969 is wonderful!




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Old 4th Apr 2021, 22:27
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Yay! Try this. Hopefully with my limited IT skills Iíve managed to conceal the type - shown on the panel!
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 02:56
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No idea, but will attempt to narrow the field.

Homebuilt, UK registered, wood/fabric, two-seater, tailwheel, VW engine?

How many out of six?

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Old 5th Apr 2021, 07:27
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asw - 4. It isnít VW powered and it isnít (as far as I can tell) a homebuilt.

As to where it was built - think of a John Betjeman poem.......
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 07:35
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Slough??? or somewhere a bit more bucolic?
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 08:08
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Asturias,

Slough is spot on. Though I think this was built after he implored "the friendly bombs to fall on Slough"
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 11:27
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Bucolic, or alcoholic?
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 11:47
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If I am right there is also a connection with Sloinge.
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 14:32
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Sloinge? Sweden? Hmmm. I can't see that connection myself. Could be something I haven't spotted though.

However, though I believe it was built in Slough, it has connections with 2 other countries in mainland Europe. One of them Bear, being a neighbour of yours.....

Lovely looking little aeroplane though.

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Old 5th Apr 2021, 15:02
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E.O. T, not PG...?
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 16:12
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Tipsy Trainer? OH if correct.
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