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Old 12th Sep 2020, 20:09
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Sorry for the delay, busy today. I thought it was a taildragger and when I found the Rallye picture I nearly rejected it. When I checked the ground attitude I remembered that nose high stance.
Good challenge. Open house I'm afraid.
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Old 6th Oct 2020, 20:19
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To pull the thread from the dungeons:


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Old 7th Oct 2020, 20:06
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Northrop YC-125 Raider, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_YC-125_Raider
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 20:24
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Exactly Jelle!
The Northrop YC-125.

I wondered why this aircraft was under powered?
surely there where larger radial engines available?
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 22:04
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Thanks SLB! I'll go and search for a new challenge.
Bolting on a different engine is easier said than done. The R-1820s used on the Raider are 1200hp but weigh around 540kg each. Going to a bigger engine would mean either the R-2000, which gives you 1350hp each but at 710kg per engine. A rather modest step up in power. The next one up would be the R-2600 at 1750hp, a nice increase, but weighing in at 930kg each. So each step up means more weight (all figures times three of course) which messes up your payload available and your weight and balance, but also means increased fuel flows to feed those horses, which messes up your range as you most likely can't increase the size of the fuel tanks (and if you do, you're taking another big chunk out of your payload). It's all compromises!
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 22:11
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear View Post
I wondered why this aircraft was under powered?
surely there where larger radial engines available?
Yes, even some variants of the Wright R1820 were more powerful than the 1200 hp -99 quoted (as were some variants of P&W R1830).
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 09:06
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 09:12
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Not to mention the redesign of the engine mounts
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 09:32
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
Nearest I could get was the Junkers G38.
Am I on the right continent at least?
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 13:01
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I'll make it easy and go with no..... (there is a link between that continent and the aircraft type, but it was not built or designed in Europe).
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 19:43
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Russian ,or Japanese....?
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 20:06
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Neither Russian nor Japanese.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 04:08
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there is a link between that continent and the aircraft type, but it was not built or designed in Europe
Argentina?
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 07:09
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Not Argentina.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 05:11
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
I'll make it easy and go with no..... (there is a link between that continent and the aircraft type, but it was not built or designed in Europe).
Based largely on that clue, its late 20s styling and primitive instrumentation, the most likely suspect I can find is the Fokker F32 - a portly contraption indeed - but I can’t locate a cockpit photo.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 14:46
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No need for that, there’s one in post #1867! 😉
You’re up Justin!
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 20:43
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In keeping with the “aircraft only a mother could love” theme...

If this has been up before, apologies.
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Old 10th Oct 2020, 22:29
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I like the lock.
As someone would steel this contraption.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 01:01
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I like the lock.
As someone would steel this contraption.
I guess it’s more of a gust lock. And yes that is 2 wings through the window;
i.e a biplane
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 05:59
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I thought it had an Eastern European look, but I hadn't spotted the lower wing. That and the bracing strut triggered a vague memory.

There's ugly and then there's the PZL-M15 Belphegor:


Several claims to fame according to Wikipedia:
The PZL M-15 is believed to be the world's only jet agricultural aircraft (i.e. the world's only jet crop-duster), the world's only jet biplane and the world's slowest jet
The name is a nickname:
In demonology, Belphegor is a demon, and one of the seven princes of Hell, who helps people make discoveries. He seduces people by suggesting to them ingenious inventions that will make them rich.
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