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Old 12th Jul 2021, 18:48
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
One that has passed my by over the years

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Why only half?
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 19:04
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Half-frame camera......?
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 20:53
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Half-frame camera......?
Clearly not auto focus
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 01:31
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Looks like there's a notched section to the leading edge around the cockpit.

Danish?
Skandinavisk Aero Industri product?
S.A.I. KZ III?

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Old 13th Jul 2021, 06:54
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It looks to me like the cabin windows are wrong for any SAI aircraft I can find. As also the Fletcher F-24, which has a similar treatment of the leading edge, though not so extreme as in the mystery aircraft.
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 08:07
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"Why only half?" - because the back-end says "Google this Registration" in large letters................

It isn't Danish - I'd never heard of it but it seems to have been quite a successful design




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Old 13th Jul 2021, 11:09
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
"Why only half?" - because the back-end says "Google this Registration" in large letters................
Well I assumed we were all blanking out details like that before posting (see my last submission in Post #2327 for example). Or conversely it doesn't seem very helpful to crop photos because you won't blank out incriminating detail.
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 12:03
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Originally Posted by Pypard
Well I assumed we were all blanking out details like that before posting (see my last submission in Post #2327 for example). Or conversely it doesn't seem very helpful to crop photos because you won't blank out incriminating detail.
A long time ago on UK television there was an enchanting programme called 'Pets Win Prizes'. One of the competitions was to see if a human could identify their animal from a group of like creatures by seeing just its lower leg, or similarly detailed part. This thread has to work on that principle because the hotshots here are very hot indeed. Twice I have posted pictures of small portions of aircraft I regarded as extremely obscure, only to have them identified within half an hour.
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 14:40
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Originally Posted by FlightlessParrot
A long time ago on UK television there was an enchanting programme called 'Pets Win Prizes'. One of the competitions was to see if a human could identify their animal from a group of like creatures by seeing just its lower leg, or similarly detailed part. This thread has to work on that principle because the hotshots here are very hot indeed. Twice I have posted pictures of small portions of aircraft I regarded as extremely obscure, only to have them identified within half an hour.
I think it might be better to try and be inclusive by appealing to a wider audience instead of aiming at the 'hotshots'. In any case, it's obvious now that cropping of photos is being done to remove identifying detail, rather than making it more challenging. It doesn't take much effort to blank the detail out after all, QED.
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 15:21
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Originally Posted by Pypard
I think it might be better to try and be inclusive by appealing to a wider audience instead of aiming at the 'hotshots'. In any case, it's obvious now that cropping of photos is being done to remove identifying detail, rather than making it more challenging. It doesn't take much effort to blank the detail out after all, QED.
does it really matter as long as its a good challenge? Either crop it or paint it, or do both (as I did, still got identified in a few hours).
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 16:19
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Sometimes the "detail" is so distinctive it gives the game away instantly - cropping is just the same as plastering a big white blob over it - we've been doing both for years
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Old 14th Jul 2021, 07:13
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A well preserved one


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Old 14th Jul 2021, 07:54
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Is that a Gipsy Major?
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Old 14th Jul 2021, 09:39
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Ahhh....much older than I thought.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RWD_13



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Old 14th Jul 2021, 12:29
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Interesting, my thought was of the PZL Gawron as I had a vague feeling it was Polish - close but definitely no cigar! I certainly have heard of the type somewhere...
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Old 15th Jul 2021, 08:39
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Noyade has it with the Polish RWD13 - a very successful aircraft - they sold over 100 and it was also built under licence I believe in other countries, There are still a few around and even a replica in Poland





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Old 15th Jul 2021, 09:23
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Cheers.



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Old 15th Jul 2021, 15:04
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Looks like a Navy Curtiss NC-4 or similar
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Old 15th Jul 2021, 17:46
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Is that a Wackett Widgeon? (whatta name!)
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Old 15th Jul 2021, 23:08
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Is that a Wackett Widgeon? (whatta name!)
Whatta name indeed! All yours Beamr.
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