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Old 26th Oct 2019, 21:14
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Edgley Optica it is.
Could have been a better option for NPAS?
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Old 26th Oct 2019, 21:21
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Might well have been.


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Old 27th Oct 2019, 00:19
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A non-jet, non-Sabre powered Typhoon? Bf 108?
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 09:18
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I will give you the 108.

It's actually a Nord Pingouin II.

Over to you.
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 10:42
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Very generous of you, dook. I had forgotten about the Nord version, but I did notice that the panel was different than the 108s that I looked up. It was the forward folding window that was the clue for me. I had been recently watching videos on the restoration of Kermit Weeks’ 108.

Standby until I get to my computer where I’ve got something lined up, ready for takeoff.
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 10:47
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Not generous at all.

It is an Me108 after all, and I don't believe in making things difficult. It's supposed to be fun.
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 17:44
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Sorry for the delay chaps. I can't even use the old "clocks changed" excuse, since ours don't change until next Sunday.

This is the third "new to me" aircraft within a week. The picture was taken by a friend and posted with his permission:


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Old 27th Oct 2019, 18:20
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I had enough trouble with your "new to me" bloody helicopter !

I think I'll wait for someone to solicit a clue.
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 20:31
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Two observations.

The engines seen to quite high revving.

Switches to select boost, indicating perhaps that it is not normal or necessary to use it.

Rotax engines ?
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 20:51
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Bit unusual to have a stick instead of wheel on a twin...
Rather flat windscreen...
competent layout
Possibly homebuilt...?
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 20:55
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Proper sticks mate - none of these wheel contraptions.
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 21:09
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AH,but you can have your lunch tray on yr knees with a wheel.....ask Jenks..
American....?..
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Old 27th Oct 2019, 22:40
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Where this aircraft was flown I don't think lunch trays would have been an issue.

Lycosaurus engines. American. Not homebuilt, but limited production. The sharp-eyed will have spotted the gear lever. I looked in vain for the gear warning lights. They are obviously out of shot, but if you could see them, there would only be "two greens".
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 11:39
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I had noticed the gear selector and also the calibration of the hydraulic pressure gauge.

The pressures do seem to be potentially high.

Is it a twin pusher or perhaps an amphibian ?
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Old 28th Oct 2019, 17:36
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Nice try, but no* and no. I wondered about the hydraulic pressure gauge too. As far as I know, the only systems that might require significant hydraulic pressure, are the gear and flaps. Perhaps they just used an available gauge.

Designed in the 60s, nine were built, only eight flew, one crashed, six were scrapped and Serial Number 1, in my picture, still flies.

* Interestingly, the designer subsequently built a completely new pusher twin, to fulfill the same rôle.

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Old 28th Oct 2019, 18:04
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Guess where I'm going looking for "POP 9".
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Old 29th Oct 2019, 01:29
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Here’s a further picture for the UK early risers.

sycamore mentioned a “Rather flat windscreen ...”.
I would agree:




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Old 29th Oct 2019, 12:43
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Evangel 4500. Open house.



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Old 29th Oct 2019, 17:20
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That's the one. It makes "The Shed" look positively streamlined!

STOL twin built for missionary work in South America.

Evangel 4500

My friend saw Alaska-based N4501L at Penticton BC. He was told it was there for painting, prior to going to a museum.


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Old 29th Oct 2019, 17:57
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Praise the Lord!
Luckily He looks to us all being equal,
I often wonders if that applies to aircraft as well when they meet their Maker?

Nice challenge
please do tell us more about the pusher!
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