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Old 30th Dec 2019, 16:02
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It is indeed the Herald - I think it may be the one at the Air Museum in Berkshire

Open House declared
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 06:45
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Here is the next mystery cockpit challenge: (sorry, I didn't have time to Hoover the seats, the console and the carpet). And yes, it is indeed historic and somewhat nostalgic..


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Old 31st Dec 2019, 07:39
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Looks like a Whirlwind to me................
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 07:51
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Looks like a Whirlwind to me................
Not from the U.K., whatsoever.

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Old 31st Dec 2019, 11:44
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looks like its been heavily used - but not Russian as it doesn't have the Microsoft Blue colour scheme on the dash..............
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 14:06
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WA/AS used to get the Alouette/Gazelle door handles from this company....looks like the seats as well....
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 14:13
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Yes, sycamore is on to something.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 14:20
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Here is an early frontal view:


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Old 31st Dec 2019, 14:40
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Asturias, I got your joke!
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 17:04
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As can be seen in post #1273, Russian aeronautical engineers haven't specified the "blue cockpit" in quite some time. The latest Sukhoi fighter and airliner cockpit dash is grey.

Another clue to the mystery cockpit: A reunion in July of 2019 featured this craft behind velvet ropes.

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Old 31st Dec 2019, 17:12
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Not "heavily used" at all. 38 hours TTAF. One-off prototype. Three-blade hinge-less rotor with flexible hub, stainless steel blades with fibre glass trailing edges, cruised around 95 knots, and service ceiling was just over 11,000 feet. Two strikes on Asturias56. It is not a Whirlwind, not Russian/Soviet Bloc, (agreed), nor was it heavily used. The craft was powered by a mere 190-eshp motor.

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Old 31st Dec 2019, 20:00
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Never mind the machine, test pilot moustache in 1328 is mighty impressive!

Happy new year all, this thread remains an oasis of calm participation in the ever more noxious interweb.

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Old 31st Dec 2019, 21:15
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Yes indeed. An oasis.

If the answer to the mystery cockpit is not forthcoming by 2358 local Paris, France time, I will reveal the answer just before the clock ticks in to the year 2020.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 21:17
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Where does this ‘I’ll make up the rules to suit myself’ come from?

The cockpit is the Citroen RE2.
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 21:59
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The last mystery cockpit of 2019, European Time, is the Wankel Rotary powered Citroen RE-2.



Happy New Year! Welcome the year 2020!

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Old 1st Jan 2020, 07:49
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Open house please.
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 09:56
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Originally Posted by BSD
Oh my Lord, it's the Handley-Page Dart Herald!

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

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To illustrate:
Flying from St Mawgan to Heathrow after dark in a Brymon Herald; F/O handling; asks Captain for windscreen anti ice; Captain picks up a torch (no lighting!) sees a switch and flicks it on; windscreen wipers start up!!(you couldn't make it up)
Captain says 'sorry, just spent 6 weeks on Twin Otters'!
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 22:43
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As it’s been Open House for a while. Here’s an easy one.
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 23:56
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Dassault Falcon 20

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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 06:55
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Not so hard when a google search for ‘J469 cockpit’ has the answer immediately!
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