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Old 10th May 2021, 07:38
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Not easy that one.... this one won't last long...............



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Old 10th May 2021, 23:11
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Hmmm.
Single engine, fixed pitch prop, high wing (exposed aileron cables) and instrument panel layout a dog's breakfast.
That cable draped around the throttle is possibly for cowl flaps or a cabin heat control that has come adrift.
I reckon it must be a British design.
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Old 11th May 2021, 07:55
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Could be right - I though the kitchen timer on the extreme right was a bit of a give-away- looks just like the one in our kitchen
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Old 11th May 2021, 08:02
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A Spillers Chow dog?
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Old 11th May 2021, 09:21
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Think the errant "cable" is actually a poorly stowed iPad charger lead, it has an Apple type plug on the loose end.
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Old 11th May 2021, 11:18
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You might think it`s a little `Auster-e`,probably a Lycoming powered one with that `push-pull` thingummy...
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Old 12th May 2021, 07:09
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I have to go out today so I'll slide under the Rule and declare Sycamore the winner as he was the first one to actually name the beast

It is of course an Auster - an Aussie J2

See https://airfactsjournal.com/2020/09/...ugh-australia/

Auster J2 Arrow Special, c/n 2384, was built in 1946 at Rearsby, Leicestershire in the UK by Auster Aircraft Ltd. It first went to Belgium as OO-AXF before coming to Australia, where it became VH-KAY on 31 May 1951. In 1958 it was re-registered as VH-RQL with the Royal Queensland Aero Club at Archerfield. The 75 hp Continental C-75-12 engine was replaced with a Lycoming 0-235-C1B of 115 hp. It then became an Auster J2 Special. In 1963 it became VH-PUL."


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Old 12th May 2021, 14:01
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Thanks A56,,afraid it`s Open House.....
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Old 12th May 2021, 17:52
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Thanks, sycamore! You are all so good, I expect this offering will not last long. I haven't been on this thread since I received an unwelcome browbeating from the sainted Dook....



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Old 12th May 2021, 21:48
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You need to remove the reg!
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Old 12th May 2021, 23:14
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Looks very like a LongEZ.
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Old 13th May 2021, 13:58
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Thanks, UV! I'm, err, visually compromised and cannot see the reg. even when looking for it. (Nobody said getting old was easy.) ea200 is correct with his LongEZ conjecture, as a matter of fact the first person to have flown this aircraft was Dick Rutan. We'll give the win to ea200, or to whomever reveals the type of powerplant utilized by this bird.

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Old 13th May 2021, 14:14
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Thanks cavuman1. As to the powerplant, I see guages marked Helium, LOX and fuel. I also see an ammeter with a large scale. I assume the fuel is Hydrogen and therefore there is a fuel cell driving an electric motor?

OH I'm afraid
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Old 13th May 2021, 14:56
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An excellent guess, ea200, but the correct answer is ROCKET! The Brothers Rutan were adrenalin junkies to the max, apparently. See: XCOR EZ-Rocket

Would a member be kind enough to advise me on the easiest way to mask registration numbers in a Microsoft Windows 10 environment? Does one put the photo in MS Paint, then affix a shaped opaque object over the area in question? Thanks in advance for your help!

Looking forward to a new entry in OH.

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Old 13th May 2021, 16:43
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I put the picture into PowerPoint draw a box over it and change the colours of the fill and border to something close to the background - then Select all/ Group/save as picture
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Old 13th May 2021, 18:46
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Thank you for your suggestion, Asturias56!

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Old 13th May 2021, 20:05
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Helium? LOX??? Strewth!
It's got Rutan written all over it. The canard all but confirms an -eze.
Did he make a Vari/Long - eze with rocket propulsion? Sounds right up his street- the crazy bugger, so I'll call it a Rutan Rocket- Eze.
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Old 13th May 2021, 21:38
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Concur, meleagertoo! See the link in my post #2274 above about the XCOR EZ Rocket. The helium must've been for ullage/inerting, alcohol was oxidized with LOX, and whammo - 10,000 ft./min. climb rate!

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Old 15th May 2021, 18:24
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As we have an Open House:


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Old 15th May 2021, 19:08
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Boy from Brazil...?
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