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Old 1st Apr 2024, 08:16
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seems hard to find a manual or a diagram
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Originally Posted by bafanguy
If it's a fixed gear airplane, what is that lever on the overhead panel just above and left of the left throttle ?
Looks like the fuel system schematic and there’s a lever for each engine, each in a different position.
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 10:14
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Some intrigueing sleuthing going on here - but what aircraft is the challenge cockpit from?
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Old 1st Apr 2024, 11:05
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo
Some intrigueing sleuthing going on here - but what aircraft is the challenge cockpit from?
The Arava in a Mexican museum.



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Old 1st Apr 2024, 22:36
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Originally Posted by thnarg
Looks like the fuel system schematic and there’s a lever for each engine, each in a different position.

Ah so...you have a sharp eye, Sir (or Madam as the case may be).
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Old 5th Apr 2024, 11:39
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Over to Noyade.
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European?
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Old 6th Apr 2024, 22:10
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No, USA.
This machine was flown by General Fechet and Captain Eaker.
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Old 6th Apr 2024, 22:30
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So a Loening Amphibian?
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Old 7th Apr 2024, 03:43
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No.
It was General Fechet's aircraft.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fechet
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Old 7th Apr 2024, 09:08
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It's a Curtiss O1C Falcon.
The swept screen, fairing and distinctive twin rigging wires...


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That's him. Over to Mel.





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"The war's largest plane never flew." - Nowarra.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens-Schuckert_R.VIII



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Open House 🏠
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Blowing up the photo I can see a possible reg # 6677 in top centre of the dashboard

The USAAF had aB17 44-6677 but its not that

and there was an N-6677 which was apparently a mid -70's BOWLING BENSEN GYROCOPTER Rotorcraft (?*I|?) and it doesn't look like that.

some of the military sites show several F-16's numbered with 66's and 77's but its not that either.

N American?


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Old 12th Apr 2024, 07:36
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Mach number dial up to Mach 1 - so subsonic - ish - probably a post war jet?

the Museum has a 25 year certificate of some sort on the wall on the right

no armament seems to be operable from the cockpit - so a trainer?

In fact nothing in the way of radar at all - so two seat? day time only?? pretty basic
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