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Old 25th Jun 2021, 21:13
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Steel tube construction? Vintage type? Release looks really weird! What is the round bulbous thing on the right and the vertical thing at the top of the instrument panel? All very strange.
The smallish wings make me think it’s a 15 metre (or smaller) single seater
Surely not one of the Ka series?
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Old 25th Jun 2021, 22:50
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The round object is a RAM universal mount for a GPS or other nav device; top of the panel is the canopy jettison control.

Yes steel tube fuselage single seater; not a Rudolf Kaiser design.
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Old 25th Jun 2021, 23:49
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Thinking something like the Scheibe Spatz.

if not, is it German design?
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 07:10
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Doesn't look like a Spatz to me.

Whatever it is, the owner has spent a lot of money on instruments.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 08:44
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Not a Spatz, but yes to German.

Hardly an expensive panel, the blank itself was new (since the old one appeared designed to amputate ones legs in the event of an incident) but everything else came out of the 'surplus box' of instruments removed from other people's gliders during panel upgrades.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 11:38
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So not Ka series, but is German. So Scheibe perhaps?

Maybe an SF27?
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 11:50
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An Egon Scheibe design, yes (I shared a room with him at the 1965 World Championships) but not the SF27
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 21:30
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Originally Posted by Fitter2
An Egon Scheibe design, yes (I shared a room with him at the 1965 World Championships) but not the SF27
Then perhaps the SF-30 Zugvogel?
I understand that was a derative of the SF-27
I can not tell the differences from a dashboard photo.
If correct then I will have UV take the stick.
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Old 26th Jun 2021, 22:09
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Er - the SF30 is the Club Spatz, a 1970s design, with some commonality with the 1960s SF27, which itself was originally called to Zugvogel 5., and a developed 15 meter version of the earlier 1950s design 17 meter Zugvogel 3.

As the pic is of a Zugvogel 3B I think you can have it so over to UV. This one:




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Old 27th Jun 2021, 10:06
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My apologies
When flipping through various models I have mixed up type numbers and names.
I did find cockpit photos of SF-27 & SF-30 but didn’t look hard enough for the 3B.
So I have not solved your challenge.
As you have revealed the correct answer, now indeed better to give UV the lead as he did largest part of the search.

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Old 27th Jun 2021, 21:20
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Thank you, I think I followed that!

Try this...


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Old 27th Jun 2021, 23:14
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Possibly an Ercoupe...?
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Old 27th Jun 2021, 23:23
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For some reason the control column arrangement has always stuck in my mind from my junior days, and came to almost instant recall now much senior in age!
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Old 27th Jun 2021, 23:42
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Originally Posted by sycamore
Possibly an Ercoupe...?
Sorry, not an Ercoupe
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Old 28th Jun 2021, 03:53
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After the cryptic clue from "Dylan Thomas", all is revealed. The Malmö/Bölkow Junior.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malmö_MFI-9
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Old 28th Jun 2021, 19:07
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Well done I42 for naming it. Also asw28 for the clues! It is indeed the Bolkow Junior although sometimes irreverently called the Bolcow.

Actually I quite enjoyed flying it!

Over to you, 42
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Old 29th Jun 2021, 08:05
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I didn't realize the Junior had a shared stick. Reminds me of flying the Victa Airtourer.

Nothing to hand. Open House.
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Try this one, the aircraft's designer is the chap in the hat...



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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 00:46
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The aircraft designer (chap in the hat from a contemporary 1936 illustration which depicts a well known, in their country of origin, aviatrix), also designed this watch...


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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 02:38
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Perhaps something a little more tangible, the front (p.2) cockpit (inline engine in this example)...


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