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Old 30th Sep 2023, 08:57
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Thanks A56.



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Old 1st Oct 2023, 10:02
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was it adopted into military service?
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Old 1st Oct 2023, 23:45
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No military service.
Many different versions with different engines. The company was in the motion picture business with the owner wanting to get into aviation manufacturing with the hope his traveling salesman using them as transport. Al Mooney of Mooney fame was one of the designers who perfected the design.
Around 900 built.


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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 08:43
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The Alexander Eaglerock - if following the Mooney clue is correct.

A plane I've never heard of but they built almost 1000!!

OH if correct
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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 09:33
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
A plane I've never heard of but they built almost 1000!!
Me neither, and itís a pretty little machine that Lindbergh considered for his transatlantic crossing. The Ryan was a better choice.
Quick question: whatís that long tube mounted over the nose?
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Originally Posted by thnarg
Me neither, and itís a pretty little machine that Lindbergh considered for his transatlantic crossing. The Ryan was a better choice.
Quick question: whatís that long tube mounted over the nose?
That's an optical illusion, it puzzled me initially. It's actually a wire brace and is nowhere near the nose. There will also be one on the other side.
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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 10:53
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Originally Posted by ea200
That's an optical illusion, it puzzled me initially. It's actually a wire brace and is nowhere near the nose. There will also be one on the other side.
Ah so it is. Just found some other pictures which show the bracing. Thanks ea200
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Old 2nd Oct 2023, 12:14
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
The Alexander Eaglerock
That's the one.
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Old 11th Oct 2023, 18:06
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Monnet Moni but not mine!
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 01:00
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Even more underpowered than the Moni by all accounts and well over half a century earlier.
One built and 'served' for seven years. It's now in a museum.
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 07:11
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Even more underpowered than the Moni
At just 30hp?
Once I was airborne, it would cruise at 90mph indicated, it took just over half the 819m runway at Fairoaks to get airborne after rotating at 70mph ind.
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Old 12th Oct 2023, 11:13
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Ok, poor choice of words. Even less powerful, in this case less than half the power of your Moni.
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Old 13th Oct 2023, 14:07
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Dear me, this is going slow...



The strap is suspending it from the museum roof.
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Old 13th Oct 2023, 14:32
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3 cyl radial engine.
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Old 15th Oct 2023, 05:04
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To put this thread on track - it's in Helsinki - the Ardaridi AD3 - Finland's first indigenous design IIRC

Out at the airport -visited it when I was working on & off in Helsinki years ago
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Asturias is, as ever, correct.
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Old 15th Oct 2023, 11:32
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"Asturias is, as ever, correct."

REALLY!!!! I 've been wrong so many time I can't remember.................... often forgetting an idea in my head and wandering off in all directions.. In this case tho' I had actually seen the challenge!

Here's one I haven't seen..................




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Originally Posted by Asturias56
"Asturias is, as ever, correct."

REALLY!!!! I 've been wrong so many time I can't remember.................... often forgetting an idea in my head and wandering off in all directions.. In this case tho' I had actually seen the challenge!

Here's one I haven't seen..................

Well don't get your feet wet.
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