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Old 28th Nov 2019, 21:34
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Not India - Quemerford is heading in the right direction - .................. just goes to show what you can do when a Govt is paying the bills..............
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 06:22
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Looks a bit like a Deepak, but they didn't have a split windscreen.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 08:10
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Not a Deepak but this country has produced and continues to have an aircraft industry - never produced a "classic" airframe but several decent designs some of which are still in production

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Old 29th Nov 2019, 08:55
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Aisa I-11
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 13:46
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Yes indeed - smokeon has the baton - Wikipedia entry:-

The I-11 was a two-seat civil utility aircraft manufactured in Spain in the 1950s. Originally designed by the Spanish aircraft company Iberavia, its first (of two) prototype flew on 16 July 1951. It was a low-wing monoplane of conventional configuration with fixed, tricycle undercarriage and a large, bubble canopy over the two side-by-side seats. Flight characteristics were found to be pleasing, but before plans could be made for mass production, Iberavia was acquired by AISA.

The new management decided to continue with development, but made a few changes to the design, reducing the size of the canopy, and replacing the undercarriage with a taildragger arrangement. This configuration entered production in 1952 with an order from the Director General for Civil Aviation for 70 aircraft for use in Spain's aeroclubs. The Spanish Air Force then ordered 125 for use in training and liaison roles.

The Air Force then requested 200 aircraft built with the seats in tandem, which were designated I-115 by the manufacturers powered by a 112 kW (150 hp) ENMA Tigre inverted air-cooled engine
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 15:16
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Thank you.
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Old 29th Nov 2019, 18:00
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How about this?

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Old 29th Nov 2019, 19:40
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I'll just make a dart for my aircraft recognition books ...
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 00:33
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Who stole the tail from a Mooney?
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 08:05
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I'll just make a dart for my aircraft recognition books ...
Just for a lark?
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 08:38
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Nice Champion Tri-Traveler behind

I wonder if this is the only Cessna 160 that was built?
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 09:46
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Not the Cessna 160 which is this - rather ugly!

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Old 30th Nov 2019, 09:53
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Aero Commander 100 by any chance?
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 10:49
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certainly looks possible - I can't remember ever seeing one but then at a quick glance you'd probably think it was a C-150 - especially the earlier ones pre-1960's build which had a straight tail - not as straight as that one which looks like a Mooney rip-off - but pretty straight.

Any idea how many were built?
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Old 30th Nov 2019, 12:13
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
certainly looks possible - I can't remember ever seeing one but then at a quick glance you'd probably think it was a C-150 - especially the earlier ones pre-1960's build which had a straight tail - not as straight as that one which looks like a Mooney rip-off - but pretty straight.

Any idea how many were built?
Not sure of the total numbers built but Wiki gives further details of the aircraft:-

"The Aero Commander 100, various models of which were known as the Darter Commander and Lark Commander was a US light aircraft produced in the 1960s. It was a high-wing monoplane of conventional design, equipped with fixed tricycle undercarriage.
The aircraft was originally designed by Volaircraft, first flying in 1960. The firm marketed the original three-seat version as the Volaire 1035 and a four-seat version with a more powerful engine as the Volaire 1050 before North American Rockwell purchased all rights to the design on July 12, 1965, for production by its Aero Commander division. Production of the Darter Commander version continued until 1969 and of the revised Lark Commander until 1971 (by which time, Rockwell had dropped the Aero Commander brand name).
A Volaire 1050 was exhibited at the 1966 Hanover Air Show and later sold to Finland. Other examples of the type were exported to Australia and Canada.
Finding the light aircraft market too competitive for its liking, Rockwell ceased production of the Lark Commander in 1971 and sold the rights to all versions of the aircraft to Phoenix Aircraft of Euclid, Ohio,[1] but this company never actually put it into production."


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Old 30th Nov 2019, 13:27
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Bit more information on the Aero Commander 100:-

Volaircraft Inc developed the Volaire 10. This aircraft was an all-metal high-wing aircraft with a cabin somewhat similar to that of later Cessna 150 models. It had a distinctive vertical tail that appeared to be swept forward and the prototype (N6661D c/n 10) was powered by a 135hp Lycoming 0-29()-D2C engine. The basic Model 10 was a three-place aircraft with a gross weight of 1,9001b, but the definitive version was intended to be a full four-seat aircraft with a 350 1b increase in gross weight. It is believed that only six Volaire I0s (c/n 10 to 15) were completed and the four-seat Model I0A replaced it on the production line. Also known as the Volaircraft 1050, this model was fitted with a 150hp Lycoming 0-320-A2B engine..
In July 1965, Rockwell Standard Corporation bought Volaircraft Inc and the Model 1050 was built by the Aero Commander Division at Albany, Georgia. Initially, this aircraft became known as the Aero Commander 100 (and the few remaining Volair I0s became the Aero Commander I00A but, in 1968, a number of improvements were made. The front and rear windshields were altered, and this version was titled Aero Commander Darter Commander. Production continued until 1969, at which point the model was terminated with 335 units completed (c/n 26 to 360).

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Old 30th Nov 2019, 14:25
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Good work all: OH then!
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 11:44
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Gone a bit quiet. How about this?

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 14:35
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Culver Dart by any chance?
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 14:42
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it looks that Quemerford has gone to great length to prevent google image recognition
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Gone a bit quiet. How about this?


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