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Old 11th Jan 2024, 07:41
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You're too generous - that makes it a Piper J-4 I think - the side by side version of the Cub?

Open House if correct - I'm still searching grotty Russian videos
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Yes, you have it A56.
Period instrument panel of the Piper J-4 Cub Coupe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_J-4

A56 has declare Open House.

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Hovercraft,or Ekranoplane...?
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Old 12th Jan 2024, 14:13
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Neither.
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Old 12th Jan 2024, 15:16
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Doesn't look like a bomber - not much in the way of comms or engine instruments etc - maybe a radio operator and a flight engineer on board? I'd guess post war and maybe 4 engined looking at the overhead controls - but that's a lot of aircarft.......................
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Old 12th Jan 2024, 15:26
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Airship then...?
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Old 12th Jan 2024, 21:37
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I too have no idea about those weird controls but aeroplane it is,
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Old 13th Jan 2024, 08:21
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I'd guess it s something that of which few were built - if it was something from Douglas, Lockheed or Bristol someone would have recognised it.

Is it American?>
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Old 13th Jan 2024, 10:22
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Big guess
TU -70 or Tu-75?
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Old 13th Jan 2024, 12:37
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Neither American nor Russian

Just found this clearer pic which makes the controls look even weirder! That's how you steer a buldozer which may be relevant as this thing evidently flew like one.
How they actually worked is anyone's guess.
9 built



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Old 13th Jan 2024, 13:23
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Not American , not Russian and if it was British someone would have got in fby now. So .... French?
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Old 13th Jan 2024, 13:27
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Actually the clue is there - top left F-BAVE - which Google tells me is an Sud SE 2010 -Armagnac

here is F-BAVH​​​​​​​

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Old 13th Jan 2024, 13:43
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D'uh oh! Silly me, that one might have run for a while had I not been asleep!

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Old 13th Jan 2024, 16:00
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embarrassingly I'd loaded it into the magic software and was playing about enlarging, edge finding etc etc when by accident I panned to the top left...................
You're right - I'd never heard of it - looked good but as you say a dog.

Try this


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Old 15th Jan 2024, 08:49
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Lots of these built - in fact I have my doubts that any two now have the same panel




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Old 19th Jan 2024, 11:21
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N7943Y
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Old 19th Jan 2024, 11:52
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correct

and that is a ????????

but how did you get the registration? I thought I'd cropped it out
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Old 20th Jan 2024, 14:24
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Its a Piper PA30 Twin Commanche.

The reg isn't visible in your pic but I did a search for light aircraft control yokes and found a loop-style one as in your 15th Jan post for sale which was identified as from Piper, Grumman or somethiing else I forget. So I searched for Piper control yokes and found the pic of the more modern one, matched the layout and decals, then realised the hand and the Cessna in the background were the same, and finally spotted the reg!

Anyhoo, here's an old favourite of mine.




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