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Old 11th Oct 2020, 05:31
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
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 name is a nickname:
Well done India.
I hope that thing flew better than it looked. Over to you.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 13:51
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Thanks Justin.

And now for something completely different - a minimalist cockpit:


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Old 12th Oct 2020, 06:56
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I'm surprised this well-known aircraft hasn't been identified yet. My picture is of the rear cockpit.

I flew in one of these for the first time last week. A memorable experience.
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 08:09
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
I'm surprised this well-known aircraft hasn't been identified yet. My picture is of the rear cockpit.

I flew in one of these for the first time last week. A memorable experience.
you did say ‘minimalist cockpit’ but I reckon Orville Wright had a more comprehensive panel.

I can’t find anything that spartan



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Old 12th Oct 2020, 08:19
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Reminds me of a Christen Eagle
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 08:20
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Microlight?
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 08:33
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And what about this one?

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Old 12th Oct 2020, 08:46
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What a sensible cat, to sit so still during an emergency.
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 10:06
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Originally Posted by washoutt View Post
What a sensible cat, to sit so still during an emergency.
And it did not try to take its baggage with it on evacuation.
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 15:24
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But what sort is it? The aeroplane not the cat!
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Old 12th Oct 2020, 15:35
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Reminds me of a Christen Eagle
That's because it is - a "Christen Eagle II" to be precise. Flown solo from the back seat. Here's a view of both cockpits:



Here's a shot of me preparing for my first flight last Wednesday:


An unreal experience for someone who's only flown aeros in Chipmunks and similar. I had previously flown 44 other types, which, using a vehicle analogy, ranged from trucks to sports cars. By comparison, this flight was like getting into a F1 car!

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Old 12th Oct 2020, 20:15
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Thanks India. Spent a few hours in that cockpit. Need a bit of cooperation from the front seater if you want to see the ASI or change the altimeter setting! Lovely to fly but weight and balance demands respect. Better vis than a Pitts S2 though.

Here's the next:



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Old 18th Oct 2020, 11:45
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No takers so far. Here's a slightly wider shot, maybe that will help. This design has spawned a number of developments.




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Old 18th Oct 2020, 20:06
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Can`t read the`Aresti` which may give a clue...CAP232 for starters...?
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 20:22
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Nice try but not the CAP232. I can't read the Aresti on the original either but there is a tumble in there somewhere. This aircraft has the same G limits as the 232 if that helps.
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 21:05
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Would`ve thought anyone doin` aeros would be able to read,or have a `G0-PRO` strapped to their head..no straps on pedals either....not an SBach..? having had a flight in one with the owner(airline CEO!); Either tandem or single ? Extras come in various rigs,but it may be a `One Design`...?
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Old 18th Oct 2020, 23:17
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You are right, it's not an SBach. It's a single seater but there is a twin seat version. Not an Extra but there is a connection. I have flown an aerobatic type with straps but not sure what it was now. May have been a Cap or possibly Yak? You're getting close I think.
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 14:05
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Stevens Akro / [email protected] out MiG,Yak,and Sukhoi,not Zlin,possibly Wagner...?
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Old 20th Oct 2020, 14:38
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It is indeed a [email protected] 200. The design was a development of the Stevens Akro and later Walter Extra designed the Extra 230 based on the [email protected] he had previously used in competitions. The 230 later developed into the Extra 200/300 range.

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Why is PPRuNe changing the a into an @ sign?

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Old 21st Oct 2020, 11:11
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Sorry guys,Open House...
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