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Old 23rd Nov 2023, 05:29
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Is it in the Croydon Aviation Museum in New Zealand?
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Old 23rd Nov 2023, 05:31
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Cross Monoplane?
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Old 25th Nov 2023, 05:28
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I for one believe you're on the money with the Cross Monoplane, Glevum. I never thought of crossing the Tasman.
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Old 2nd Dec 2023, 15:02
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My apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Yes, Glevum's got it.

The Cross Ladybird was built by David Cecil Cross, out of materials available to him in Chatton, Eastern Southland, New Zealand. Initial trials with a four cylinder motorcycle engine were not successful due to a lack of power. After re-engining with the engine from the 1911 Pither aeroplane, he did manage two flights breaking the undercarriage on landing the second time. After repairs he made several more flights but finally crashed in a turnip paddock injuring himself on the edges of the seat, made from an oil drum. Finally the authorities caught up with David Cross; earning him the distinction of being the first pilot to be prosecuted in New Zealand for flying without a licence.

The Flight of the Ladybird



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Old 4th Dec 2023, 15:31
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I am going to have to declare open house.
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Old 13th Dec 2023, 15:16
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Looks like it`s upside down....Russian...?

Also a pusher..
So,would that be a PRussian...?
Hat,coat,specs..on my way.....!!
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Old 13th Dec 2023, 16:46
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It's not Ruzzian
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Old 13th Dec 2023, 18:22
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a four engined pusher????

wiki takes us to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._configuration

lateral behind wing gives us a manageable list to check on a cold wet afternoon - especially discarding things like the B-36 and all those German aircraft from WW1

and we find the Monsted-Vincent MV-1 Starflight https://eaavintage.org/april-2016-mystery-mv-1/

Hitherto unknown to almost all of us I'll bet!











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Old 14th Dec 2023, 10:32
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After more than 60 years of aviation knowledge (well....), here is an aircraft I have never seen of heard of before. Miracles still exist!
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Old 14th Dec 2023, 11:09
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Nice work Asturias.All yours.
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Old 14th Dec 2023, 17:23
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I've had a bad run lately but even I could find a high wing 4 engine pusher eventually! Great challenge!!




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Old 14th Dec 2023, 19:30
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One of the Hawker Hart series. The diagonal band looks Naval, so I go for an Osprey. " An 'Art wiv an 'ook"

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Old 15th Dec 2023, 09:13
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It is Hawker but it's not an Osprey


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Old 15th Dec 2023, 09:25
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'ow about an 'ector
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 10:55
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Nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

t'ain't a 'ector eyver bruv

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Old 15th Dec 2023, 11:40
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In the course of looking for other Hawkers of that series, I was pleasantly surprised to see how many flying examples there are still in existence
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 13:50
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Originally Posted by oxenos
In the course of looking for other Hawkers of that series, I was pleasantly surprised to see how many flying examples there are still in existence
Take Hart.
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 17:22
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Or Horsley...?
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 17:59
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Not a Hart nor a Horsley

Flew with several different engines (but then most of them did in those far-off days)


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