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Old 26th Dec 2019, 22:54
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With 2 posts you probably canít

Are allowed to private message ?
​Send me pm and I will post for you,
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 23:16
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No, can’t do that either. This is a most unsatisfactory place.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 23:24
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Yes you have to get beyond 10 post to get those privileges.
but this way we are already up to four.
I assume you have read my pm to you?
will send you mij email by next pm.
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 01:59
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Here is a British Commonwealth Boxing Day mystery cockpit challenge:

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Old 27th Dec 2019, 03:23
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Originally Posted by Kit Sanbumps KG
No, can’t do that either. This is a most unsatisfactory place.
Since you have deleted 20 of your 21 posts to date, you can hardly blame PPRuNe for your posting restrictions. Should you want, let me know and I will undelete them and give you an adequate post count to aid future contributions from you
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 10:41
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Seasons greetings everyone!

Bede BD5-J?

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Old 27th Dec 2019, 16:54
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Close but no cigar.
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 02:33
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Boxing Day? Hint. Anyone? Precisely! Why would a glider/motor glider have an ADF? Going on vacation? Yup! The mystery cockpit is that of the BD-2. A record setting aircraft. Open house.




I was betting on 'India Four Two' correctly identifying this one. Oh well. Merry Christmas!

Performance
  • Cruise speed: 156 mph (251 km/h, 136 kn) at max takeoff weight, 108 mph (94 kn, 174 km/h) at 2,200 lb (998 kg)
  • Stall speed: 62 mph (100 km/h, 54 kn) at 1,900 lb
  • Never exceed speed: 194 mph (312 km/h, 169 kn)
  • Range: 20,500 mi (33,000 km, 17,800 nmi) estimated, still air
  • Endurance: 120 hr (estimated)

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Old 28th Dec 2019, 07:01
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Sorry to disappoint you Bri - I had never heard of it. When I saw the picture, I immediately thought the SGS-2-32's ugly sister and I was right.

Between November 7 and 10, 1969, the aircraft set a world closed-circuit flight distance record for piston-engined aircraft, in which it covered 8,973.38 miles (14,441.26 km) in 70 hours 15 minutes.
70 hours in a two-seat* glider - the mind boggles!

* Correction - it was a single seater! I thought the FAI had banned endurance flights - they certainly did with gliders.
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 18:16
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At least Bede used the aft seat, which is a bit wider than almost all other gliders. The 2-32 is certified to carry 3 people, pilot in front, with two (up to 300# total) in that back seat. The type was used for rides/aerobatic rides at a lot of American glider companies. The sole Canadian one used to be at York soaring, & used for rides & spin training, but is now privately registered.
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Old 29th Dec 2019, 14:31
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OH I understood?
Complete cockpit in view.
No close-up of ashtrays or autopilot screen available.
This is a remake.
More nostalgic photos available


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Old 30th Dec 2019, 03:18
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What an interesting thread
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 08:19
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It is a thread full of gentle folk who have no agenda, and who peacefully graze the airways, under the beneficent guiding hand of the Mods of course, without any reference to current politics or past grievances.

Welcome to our land of tranquility................
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 08:20
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Bear - I take it there IS an aeroplane attached to that garden chair? And we're after the aeroplane and not the chair ID ??

OK - does it have an engine?
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 08:32
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No engine
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 10:11
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looks like something from Karl Wilhelm Otto Lilienthal........ but he didn't use plastic chairs

Googling Kite Gliders brings up post #1315 picture as the Platz 1923 https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpre...ty-perfection/

But I guess your picture is of a new build version?
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 11:18
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The Reinhold Platz glider it is.
Simplicity at extremism.
Rebuild in America under Wau!
WAU
I could not find prove it actually flew, so the Platz was were we were looking for.

Asturias you have control.

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Old 30th Dec 2019, 15:11
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Hmm try again - post went missing

Good link Bear - some brave men out there!!

This won't last long...................

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Old 30th Dec 2019, 15:35
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At a guess a Short`s Shed.....?
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Old 30th Dec 2019, 16:32
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Oh my Lord, it's the Handley-Page Dart Herald!

Utterly brim-full of confidence in my answer, but sadly not at home to find a suitable challenge, may I declare "Open House" in reply?

lovely plane to fly, but an ergonomic nightmare, especially for the F/O.

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