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Old 20th Mar 2022, 08:08
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Personally I've found this a great challenge - and made even better (or worse?) by the fact I seem to have the Golden Ticket but can't recognise it.............. I shall put my revolver and a glass of whisky to hand for action when someone nails this.
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Old 20th Mar 2022, 18:41
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Didnít pop-up so easily
Hillman Hornet


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Old 20th Mar 2022, 19:55
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Yeehaaar!

Not a bad looking toy despite the ghastly associations of its name!

Sorry Asturias, I was so sure you were onto that!

Mostly homebuilt, some fctory built, there was even a turbine version apparently. They flew well by all accounts.
The confusion sown on the instrument panel is that to reduce cost they used separate engine and rotror RPM gauges (the two big identical ones) instead of a more conventional but costly dual-tacho.




I think SLB is in charge of the next devious plot to bamboozle us...
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Old 20th Mar 2022, 21:47
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Thanks Mel,

I didnít make the vauxhall /hillman link but still an entertaining challenge.

Now this particular aircraft.
Only highly clipped YouTube screenshot available.


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Old 20th Mar 2022, 23:40
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Looks like something out of Burt Rutan's catalogue.
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 00:46
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It certainly does...



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Old 21st Mar 2022, 08:25
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That Hillman challenge !

I was lucky never to own one.......................................... brilliant!!
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 13:17
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
That Hillman challenge !

I was lucky never to own one.......................................... brilliant!!
Keeping up appearances!
Mrs Bouquet speaking
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 21:32
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Noyade was quick at the finish with the Focke Wulf F19 Ente.
That must have been a terrible cockpit.
Modeled like one big air scoop.
Turbulence must have been enormous.
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Old 21st Mar 2022, 22:50
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I initially thought that was Neil Williams in the cockpit!

Slb, that was my thought. Sitting in an open cockpit, perfectly inline with the canard’s downwash!

Why didn’t they make the cockpit enclosed?

Incidentally, “ente” is the German word for “duck”, which of course is “canard” in French.

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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 04:57
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Thanks SLB.

Try this one. I didn't see it pop up in "Search this Thread."

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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 19:26
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Looks a bit Russian..Po-2...?
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 05:05
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USA.
A little over 600 built - says Wiki.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 21:31
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Very well known manufacturer - with an alphabet soup designation system.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 23:23
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Nice, When somebody is going to make a call, I take it that you approve of any of the 18 listed sub type letter/digit combinations?
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 23:49
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear
Nice, When somebody is going to make a call, I take it that you approve of any of the 18 listed sub type letter/digit combinations?
Preferably this model mate, the most numerous...



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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 23:58
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Surgery tomorrow - again. Non-weight bearing for two weeks.
So I'll drop the answer later tonight - if no answer.

https://www.adelaideankle.com.au/achilles-speedbridge
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 08:40
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Best wishes for that, Noyade - but I trust you will still be able to lift a tinnie?
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 11:20
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Its a Waco UPF7.

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