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Old 12th Oct 2019, 18:25
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Originally Posted by dook
I might have misread Deja Vue, or have they got it wrong
IMHO, I think that the problem with some Deja Vue pages is that they quote contemporary articles from Flight Magazine exactly as they were written at the time, sometimes describing ideas or things that didn't get beyond the design stage and in the case of the ADC-1 they were over optimistic on the prospect of Foreign sales potential and probably being led on by and anxious Liquidator, so the story often differs from more accurate accounts written years later with the benefit of hindsight, like the info I quoted from Aviastar

Looking at flying-cars, not having much luck trying to match the glimpse of windshield framing so far, the Fulton Airphibian looks good externally, but views of the panel and controls aren't convincing, but there may have been variations?

If not that, is it from the USA, 1940's - 50's?
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It's from the USA, flew 1946 it seems.

Continental A-40.
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 20:08
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Is it listed in Aerofiles?

Or Wikipedia
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 20:12
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Airphibian by Fulton?
no cockpit photo found (yet)
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 20:28
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TC - I'll check.

Bear - sorry no.
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It's listed on https://wiki2.org/en/List_of_aircraft

End of alphabet.....

Also in Aerofiles.
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 21:44
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Does anyone require another clue ?
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Morning dook,

I saw that image above in one of my earlier searches but dismissed it because the front windshield on your cockpit appears to have at least two (perhaps four) diagonal glazing bars, but in this image it appears to be clear

Now, I'm having a bad day and can't find it in Aerofiles!! Is it just an image file on their Pix Picker page or does the aircraft have a proper entry and if so does it show engine details or a Code?

Last night I tried all sorts of searches on the engine, year, pusher, folding-wings, let alone flying-car or roadable, probably my bad, but AF search just ain't working for me like it usually does
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The image from Aerofiles is an artists' drawing.

Open the link I posted above and look under Z.
It is there I assure you.

It has a floating, or pivotal, wing.
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Originally Posted by dook
The image from Aerofiles is an artists' drawing.

Open the link I posted above and look under Z.
It is there I assure you.

It has a floating, or pivotal, wing.
Thanks dook, 'Tiz the Zuck-Whitaker Plane-Mobile innit !! dunno why my searches let me down last night before your piccie, all the words were there apart from the year as 1946!!

To make matters worse, I'm ashamed to say that I now recall that I used that artists image some while ago in another place!!
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At last !!

It is indeed the Zuck Plane-Mobile - well done.

Lights, music, curtain - you're on.
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Thanks dook, that was a tantalising one!

Another artists impression/

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Blimey !!

Something from Heath Robinson if you ask me !

That can't be an aeroplane but something quite devious.
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Originally Posted by dook
Blimey !!

Something from Heath Robinson if you ask me !

That can't be an aeroplane but something quite devious.
Not too devious I hope and not by Heat Robinso! , A fairly conventional two-seat wooden biplane, cranky it is, but that's for for starting the engine
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I was wondering where the rubber band was !

Initial search gives hundreds of bloody bicycles.
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Originally Posted by dook
I was wondering where the rubber band was !

Initial search gives hundreds of bloody bicycles.
Not a rubber band mate, it had a 100 hp ten cylinder Radial engine!

Sorry about the bikes!!
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Ten cylinder radials are rare.

I can think of an Anzani.

Is it a Caudron ?
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Originally Posted by dook
Ten cylinder radials are rare.

I can think of an Anzani.

Is it a Caudron ?
Indeed they are rare and did wonder about disclosing that, but I'm not that wicked! It is an Anzani, but not in a Caudron
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Might well be a British aeroplane then.
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