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Old 10th Apr 2020, 15:25
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear
I already thought I recognized that one.
You did the same (other photo) on 7 December last year.
But Dook is the fair winner!
Then Dook has it , sorry about the repetition must be suffering from stir crazy. Wish I could get out more..
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 15:41
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Drift - that stirred a memory that 40 years ago, someone was building a replica of the Port Victoria Grain Kitten as G-PVAM - it's now listed as cancelled by the CAA, assume the build was abandoned, anyone know more?
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 16:07
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Did it not go to the USA ?

Next one.....


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Old 10th Apr 2020, 17:33
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Britten Norman BN-1F (as rebuilt with a Lycoming in place of the original JAP engine)
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 17:44
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It certainly is.

Lights...music...you're on.
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 17:49
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Britten Norman BN-1F
I had never heard of this one. BN were obviously working on ugly before they refined it with the Tri Islander!
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 18:13
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Not exactly a nice looking machine is it.
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 19:38
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Now talking about 'not exactly a nice looking machine', here's a bit of an oddity.


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Old 10th Apr 2020, 20:37
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Is it the Lachassagne AL-7 ?
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 20:49
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Bless you!
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 21:22
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None other, Dook. Away you go!
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Old 10th Apr 2020, 21:22
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India Four Two; that's not a nice thing to say about BN's best. I've got a few hundred hours on the Trislander, and it only really had one fault. The heaters in the long-nose version often failed, and we were operating to the Shetlands in winter!
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Old 11th Apr 2020, 01:06
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Sorry Herod. I was slightly tongue in cheek. I’ve always liked the Islander but have never flown in one.

However the first time I saw an Aurigny Tri Islander at Guernsey, my initial reaction was that it looked as if it should tip on its tail!
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Old 11th Apr 2020, 03:14
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Originally Posted by India Four Two
Sorry Herod. I was slightly tongue in cheek. Iíve always liked the Islander but have never flown in one.

However the first time I saw an Aurigny Tri Islander at Guernsey, my initial reaction was that it looked as if it should tip on its tail!
They did at least once to my knowlege.
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Old 11th Apr 2020, 08:25
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However the first time I saw an Aurigny Tri Islander at Guernsey, my initial reaction was that it looked as if it should tip on its tail!
We carried a tail-support for just that problem.
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Old 11th Apr 2020, 14:54
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Next aeroplane.


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Old 13th Apr 2020, 14:01
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Intriguing. Was the engine a Le Rhone ? The fuselage is very similar to the Nieuport 11. .
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Old 13th Apr 2020, 16:34
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The fuselage was indeed basically a Nieuport. At the time of the photograph the engine had not been decided.
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Old 13th Apr 2020, 22:22
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Looks like a Morane, from the pics/description I've seen in Cecil Lewis "Saggitarius Rising".
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Old 14th Apr 2020, 07:23
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If it's French and it has a parasol wing, a Morane-Saulnier is always a good 'short odds' guess!
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