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Old 21st Feb 2024, 13:08
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Old 22nd Feb 2024, 06:57
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first flight post 1945?
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Old 22nd Feb 2024, 09:56
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Let's say right about then.
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Old 22nd Feb 2024, 14:28
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Old 23rd Feb 2024, 04:58
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No idea what the aircraft is, but I wonder what that big lever by the F/O’s left knee operates. Something flying boaty or bombery?
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Old 23rd Feb 2024, 10:01
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Neither floaty nor bombery but it does hail from N America. A bomber version was planned but not built.
As to that lever - who knows?
An oddball though, and the sole example flew commercially for many years. It now rests in restored splendour in a museum.

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Old 23rd Feb 2024, 13:12
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" It now rests in restored splendour in a museum."

thats my aim in life as well...................

burnelli cby-3 loadmaster perhaps?
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Old 24th Feb 2024, 10:45
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Strewth! I dind't expect...but with Asturias on scene no challenge is safe!
Too unconventional for anyone to dare to build it, but had they done so (or rather, build its predecessor) it is said it would have become one of the greats - perhaps eclisping even the DC3 which it comfortably outperformed. A ton more payload and a 700ft take off run!
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Old 24th Feb 2024, 11:04
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https://neam.org/pages/restoration-diary-burnelli-cby-3
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo
As to that lever - who knows?
Total WAG: lock/unlock the tailwheel ?
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Old 24th Feb 2024, 18:23
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Emergency hydraulic system handpump...?
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Old 25th Feb 2024, 08:43
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"but with Asturias on scene no challenge is safe!"

It was raining all day, I was doing a computer back up and it doesn't take a long time to work through Wiki's list of First Flights for a single year - especially when you know it's a twin, American & only one built..................... all the Hawkers, FIAT.s MiG's etc can just be ignored................................ and it isn't DC-4 or anything well -known.

And Burnelli is near the top of the list tho I did find it very hard to find a picture of the cockpit!.

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Old 25th Feb 2024, 09:39
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Originally Posted by sycamore
Emergency hydraulic system handpump...?
Maybe a normal hydraulic pump to raise the landing gear? FO's most important job!.
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Old 25th Feb 2024, 09:59
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Did the DC-3 also not had a lever for pumping up the u/g?
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Originally Posted by washoutt
Did the DC-3 also not had a lever for pumping up the u/g?
It did! As well as the flap and gear selector levers just to the left side of the co-pilots seat, and a gear lock lever on the floor between the pilot seats, there was also a standby hydraulic pump lever, again on the floor. It took considerable effort to operate.

If the use of the hydraulic pump lever was required, emergency or demonstration, we (a certain southern African military operator) found it less fatiguing if the non-flying pilot stood between the pilot seats, bent down and pulled the lever up, then pushed it back to the floor with a foot, bent down again and pulled the lever up etc etc, until the required job was done! Could be sweaty work on a hot day! 😉
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Old 26th Feb 2024, 05:52
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Wiki's list of First Flights for a single year
What a fantastic site. Many thanks for that.

Category:Aircraft by year of first flight - Wikipedia




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Old 26th Feb 2024, 15:30
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Twin turboprop..?
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Old 26th Feb 2024, 15:41
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Military?
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Old 26th Feb 2024, 20:55
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Emergency hydraulic system handpump...?
sycamore wins the prize. I contacted the New England Air Museum about the CBY-3 cockpit photo.. They confirmed sycamore's guess.
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Ref #4094,looks rather `military` with multiple `rad/nav`gear,top left,oxygen ,bottom left,`speed-jeans bottom right?,nicely stacked engine instruments,AI+stby AI,,but no HUD,/Gunsight..Then we have a couple of trimmers for pitch and yaw,(Slightly `old-fashioned),carpets..? on the floor,and seat-pan,does`nt appear to have a recognisable `ejection `seat,and a couple of `grab-handles` on the canopy arch,normally on Naval aircraft,or fighters to assist in looking at `your six`..
Thought it might be an ov-10 or Convair Charger(can`t find pics of that),or a possible T-38/F5 rework for some countries,.Could be a Chinese/Indian/SA/NASA/Rutan experimental...? Can`t read the rudder pedals...?
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