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Old 4th Feb 2023, 14:59
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This thread is normally well about my limited knowledge, although I enjoy following it.

But there seems to have been 2 G-EBOOs, looking at this Wiki page, and OUAQUKGF Ops's picture..

Am I missing something....(apart from hair, teeth, cognitive function etc etc)?
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Old 4th Feb 2023, 15:27
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The 'Mystery Aeroplane' was built as a two seater first flown 31.1.27. Later converted to a single seater ( CofA issued 13.5.27.) and finally converted for a second time to the state we see above and racing in that configuration from 7 July 1928 onwards.



First State.....

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Old 4th Feb 2023, 19:43
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It's all yours Noyade... Halton HAC 1 Mayfly it is !
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Thanks O-Ops!

Another lightweight....



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Registered as a "research and development" project this machine flew in the late '50s to investigate the possibility of being amateur built for less than $500. In the end the designer/builder came to the conclusion it was "impractical for safe operation by amateur pilots." Many engines were trialed - from 2.5 hp to 25hp.
The designer built quite a few different aircraft and styles - two of his aircraft were at various times called the "World's Smallest."
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The designer built quite a few different aircraft and styles - two of his aircraft were at various times called the "World's Smallest."
Presume either Ray Stits or Robert Starr?
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Stits SA8 Skeeto.
Apparently flew on just 4Hp!
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Well found Mel - the Skeeto it is!
Over to you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stits_SA-8_Skeeto
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Love the service ceiling quoted in Wiki. Only certified to 50'. Is that survivable-fall height?
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 12:31
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Many years ago, Roger Bacon, in Flight magazine told of an aircraft with a 50 horsepower engine which could carry a 10,000 lb bomb 1000 miles. 999 miles of that being the take off run.
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 14:15
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No doubt the usual suspects will deal with this in short order!
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Balzac!!!!
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I think the record is still 8 minutes Chevvron
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I'm not sure if chevvron's ejaculation was supplied as an answer but if so I reply 'balzac to you too' and add that the record still stands.

Anyone else?
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Any ideas about these two would be gratefully received
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Originally Posted by Akrotiri bad boy View Post
Any ideas about these two would be gratefully received
The foreground machine looks (on my phone) like a Westland Widgeon IIIA.
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Good answer and one behind is a Beech 18 or something doing a great impression.
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Beech 18 .
Yes, the cockpit framing does look very Beech 18.




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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post

Anyone else?
I was originally thinking the Yak-1000 - but the delta is clipped and it never flew?





But more likely a French glider?






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Thanks for the replies. I thought the aircraft in the background might be a Beech 18 but it's nose looked a little too rakish. As for the Westland Widgeon, I thought that was a Grumman Goose type amphibian


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