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Old 28th Sep 2019, 09:48
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Aunty Annie...?
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 09:52
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Good morning dook

Originally Posted by dook
Good morning TC.

You shouldn't be up so late at your age !

Was this a seaplane/flying boat ?
Thank you for your concern!!

Well spotted as usual! It was indeed a flying-boat (was it the mooring hatch and perforated floor)?
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 10:20
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Yes - those two things led me to think flying boat.

Suspect twin-engine without variable pitch and possibly German.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 10:32
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Originally Posted by dook
Suspect twin-engine without variable pitch and possibly German.
Half correct, twin engines with plain 2-blade wooden props, but not German !!
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 10:46
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One pusher and one puller ?
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 10:53
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Both Tractor, but not without problems!
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 11:09
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British as in SR ?
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Yes and No!!
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 11:53
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Goshawk steam-cooled engines ?
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 12:18
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Originally Posted by dook
Goshawk steam-cooled engines ?
Guilty as charged!! That should narrow it down a bit
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 12:36
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It might narrow it down to the Short Knucklduster.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 13:02
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No "might" about it mate! It is the Short S.18 Knuckleduster! Well done!

Maybe it was a bit ahead of its competitors at the time with its all metal Alclad construction and a bit of a wobbly tail at first, it was always hampered by it's unreliable Goshawk engine and had to cope with the drag of the two large "cooling towers" on each nacelle, but it paved the way for the successful Sunderland and the lessons learnt by Rolls-Royce with the Goshawk paid dividends when it came to developing the magnificent Merlin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Knuckleduster

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Cheers TC.

Good job I bookmarked a flying boat site from the old days on another site.

Standby for another and a PM.
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Ball rolling again.


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Old 28th Sep 2019, 15:47
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Originally Posted by dook
Cheers TC.

Good job I bookmarked a flying boat site from the old days on another site.

Standby for another and a PM.
Always worth keeping bookmarks, but unfortunately many are now broken

In fact I received three identical PM messages, but maybe the new revamped site is a bit iffy in that area, it seemed like it when it wouldn't let me post, saying I wasn't logged in, despite green light on, when I obeyed and re logged in it hung up, fortunately I'd copied my reply to the clipboard, so it wasn't lost and I believe it has now gone!

Regretfully, I have to go now to a Family anniversary party!

Your new cockpit looks quite modern with some unusual features! but the fuel level indicator seems archaic!

British? American?
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 16:13
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American and not that old in terms of flying, but the design goes back to 1960.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 19:31
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Is it an autogyro?
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 19:59
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No, a fixed-wing aeroplane.
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 21:22
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If you are 82 and want to do an 18 hour flight across USA,this was the machine to do it in...
Looks like it had `wet wings`,judging by the fuel cocks,and transfer arrangement,and probably 90 gals of fuel...Hope Arnold had a good `whoopee`cushion..
Ebenter E-1.....
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Old 29th Sep 2019, 08:31
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Good morning sycamore.

A great hit with the Ebenter E-1.

Quite a piece of kit and I believe still holds the record.

Your cockpit.
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