Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.

What Cockpit?

Old 14th May 2020, 20:43
  #1801 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: near an airplane
Posts: 1,498
Not a Yak.
Jhieminga is online now  
Old 15th May 2020, 05:43
  #1802 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CYYC (Calgary)
Posts: 5,298
American? Prototype or homebuilt?
India Four Two is offline  
Old 15th May 2020, 09:11
  #1803 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: near an airplane
Posts: 1,498
Not American. Only one was built (not homebuilt) so you could say it’s a prototype.
Jhieminga is online now  
Old 15th May 2020, 19:20
  #1804 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: east ESSEX
Posts: 3,561
Cranfield A-1.... if it is ,I should have remembered ,having flown it a bit...
sycamore is offline  
Old 15th May 2020, 20:32
  #1805 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: near an airplane
Posts: 1,498
I'm slightly jealous now, as it is my photo, but its flying days are long gone. The Cranfield A-1 it is. You're up.
Photo of the aircraft as it looks today here: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1055034
Jhieminga is online now  
Old 15th May 2020, 21:33
  #1806 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: east ESSEX
Posts: 3,561
J, I would have thought that it would have been a lot better than it was...it was as though the designers had not flown an aerobatic aircraft,or took any advice from those who did.It had a lot of power,but required a lot of `Armstrong` to horse it about...Not as nice or easy as a Yak50/52/18 or as smooth as a Zlin...Thanks for the memory....!!

Anyway,it`ll have to be OH....
sycamore is offline  
Old 18th May 2020, 16:48
  #1807 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: near an airplane
Posts: 1,498
I only crawled over it for a few days but did get the impression that there was more airframe than needed, so I can understand your comments about its handling. Seeing as it’s more or less Chipmunk sized but heavier, it is difficult to see it as a serious contender in aerobatics championships.
Jhieminga is online now  
Old 26th May 2020, 21:13
  #1808 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austria
Age: 80
Posts: 281
As we have pen house

dash7fan is offline  
Old 27th May 2020, 09:56
  #1809 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: near an airplane
Posts: 1,498
Construction reminds me of a KR-2, but the fuselage is too deep and the flight controls are behind the wing spar on that type. Vans RV-6 is another option... but I doubt it. Let's start with the question: is it a US homebuilt aircraft?
Jhieminga is online now  
Old 27th May 2020, 20:23
  #1810 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austria
Age: 80
Posts: 281
Homebuild - yes

US - no
dash7fan is offline  
Old 31st May 2020, 14:07
  #1811 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,585
Brandli BX-2 ?
Self loading bear is offline  
Old 31st May 2020, 21:26
  #1812 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austria
Age: 80
Posts: 281
SLB is correct. Your control
dash7fan is offline  
Old 1st Jun 2020, 08:50
  #1813 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,585
Thanks Dash,
Nice little aeroplane that Brandli BX-2.

I could not locate that particular dashboard.
But the sliding forward canopy gave a good clue.




Stand by for another launch.
Self loading bear is offline  
Old 1st Jun 2020, 09:08
  #1814 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,585
Today’s challenge


Self loading bear is offline  
Old 1st Jun 2020, 09:41
  #1815 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Down south
Posts: 648
Upgraded Rivet Joint?
bingofuel is offline  
Old 1st Jun 2020, 13:30
  #1816 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,585
Close but no cigar
Self loading bear is offline  
Old 1st Jun 2020, 13:37
  #1817 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Down south
Posts: 648
Upgraded USAF E3G?

bingofuel is offline  
Old 1st Jun 2020, 15:44
  #1818 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,585
Bingo for Bingo
The Dragon cockpit upgrade for the E3 Sentry.
Your thread
Self loading bear is offline  
Old 1st Jun 2020, 15:56
  #1819 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Down south
Posts: 648
Many thanks, can I pleased declare ‘open house’?

thanks
BF
bingofuel is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.