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Old 30th Nov 2019, 14:27
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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, 15:25
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Good work all: OH then!
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 12:44
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Gone a bit quiet. How about this?

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Old 1st Dec 2019, 15:35
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Culver Dart by any chance?
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Old 1st Dec 2019, 15:42
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Gone a bit quiet. How about this?


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Old 1st Dec 2019, 16:38
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Hehe. That went a bit quick: must try harder. Over to you MReyn24050.
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Designed by Al Mooney - great looking aircraft, love to see one in the flesh.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 04:40
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I had never heard of the Culver Dart before. It has a remarkably low aspect-ratio. I wonder what the thinking behind that was.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 09:30
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To fit in smaller Hangars ??

Probably showing its racing pedigree.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 10:28
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Not too far off - designed to use low powered engines - and it was eventually a Mooney!

from Wikipedia:-

"In the early 1930s Al Mooney was working for the Lambert Aircraft Corporation, builders of the Monocoupe series aircraft. He designed a small two-seat monoplane, the Monosport G.[1] When the company ran into financial difficulties Mooney bought the rights to his design and with K.K. Culver formed the Dart Aircraft Company.[2] The aircraft was renamed the Dart Dart or Dart Model G.[3]

The aircraft was a low-wing monoplane designed to be light with clean lines to enable it to use low powered aero-engines. It had a fixed undercarriage and a tailwheel. The initial version was named the Dart G powered by a 90 hp (67 kW) Lambert R-266 radial engine. That engine was in short supply, so the aircraft was fitted with a Ken-Royce engine and designated the Dart GK. The final version was the Dart GW powered by a Warner Scarab Junior radial engine. Two special aircraft were built with larger engines. In 1939 the company was renamed the Culver Aircraft Company and the aircraft was renamed the Culver Dart."
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 11:22
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Here is the next one. Somewhat older than the Culver Dart:-

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looks French to me

also one of those rather bizarre engines with bits poking up into the pilots line of sight that seem to have been all the rage mid-way through WW1

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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 13:43
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looks French to me

also one of those rather bizarre engines with bits poking up into the pilots line of sight that seem to have been all the rage mid-way through WW1
This one was not French, Riwever it was built towards the end of WW1.
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American??
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American??
Not American, it was British.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 13:53
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I'm baffled - I shall go and re-read my Putnam's..............
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 15:16
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Something like the Wright 840 Admiralty?

How many of these were built?
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Something like the Wright 840 Admiralty?

How many of these were built?
Not the Wright 840 Admiralty. Only two were built. The Company that built this aircraft did have a connection with the Admiralty.
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Fairey N.10?
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 16:19
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Not the Fairey N.10. The reason the aircraft did not go into production was because it's general handling had not got the requisite qualities required for the purpose it was built. As the Machine was not fast enough for other use the original order was cancelled.

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