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Old 27th Jun 2020, 20:01
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I'll have to pass, I haven't dug into the story of these Stinsons as much as you have. I figured that first Diesel powered flight would be one of them but you stated that there should be two more, including the electric starter. That leaves one or am I missing something?
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 21:09
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Jhieminga you can take the honours with SM-1

The one in the image was the SM-1B (or SM-1DX) which was the first diesel aircraft ever flown, and a monoplane after the original biplane SM-1. The type was also claimed to be the first aircraft with soundproofing in the cabin

Over to you Jhieminga
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 19:21
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Thanks!

As long as we're on firsts, lets try this one. There's a story attached to it.


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Old 30th Jun 2020, 21:12
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Perhaps a clue might be in order?
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Old 1st Jul 2020, 06:05
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It was test-flown from a beach...
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 07:39
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No takers yet.... perhaps I should add that it's in a European museum right now.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 08:32
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Reminds me of the BN.1, sort of cabin version!
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 11:46
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Is it a Kenyan homebuilt?

Kenyan Gabriel Nderitu Muturi spent an unsuccessful three years building a homemade two-seater aircraft running on a 40-litre Toyota engine.
If yes, OH..
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 14:16
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Thats a 40 litre Toyota engine??
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 15:30
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Thats a 40 litre Toyota engine??
I guess it is a combined tank-engine like a solid fuel rocket. You fill it up once and let it burn-off.
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 18:57
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Any chance of this coming to a Finnish?
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 19:02
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A Finnish what?
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 19:23
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A Finnish what?


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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 19:47
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Well I'll be Chubby ..... !
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Old 3rd Jul 2020, 19:54
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C'mon guys - everybody knows it is a Dijkman Dulkes FB25 B
Well I didn't have a clue - but my better half worked it out.

Sorry OH if correct
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 02:11
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C'mon guys - everybody knows it is a Dijkman Dulkes FB25 B
Well I didn't have a clue - but my better half worked it out.

Sorry OH if correct
The story of this aircraft, which was not supposed to fly, but did, is fascinating: https://www.aironline.nl/weblog/2018...-weer-vliegen/ (Google Translate seems to work well on Dutch, though you have to work out that "box" = "crate").
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 07:13
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A 30 HP boxer motor from DAF which had already run 60.000 km in a car.
Everyone must admit that they did a reliability test!
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 14:04
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longer ron, or rather his better half, has control!

The relevant bits of the story:
In the late '60s Cor Dijkman Dulkes, his brother and a friend designed and built a single-seat aircraft, the Dijkman Dijkhaster Bravo, using a 33Hp Daf car engine with 100,000km on the clock already. The registration PH-COR was painted on it, but there was no paperwork to support this. The wing for the Dijkhaster Bravo came from a sailplane design that Cor had started to build with his brother but which was never finished. To try out the completed aircraft, Cor took it to the beach at Wijk aan Zee, near his home, where he taxied it up and down the beach. During one of these taxi tests on 13th September 1969, he met a man named Van der Ham, who turned out to be a pilot. Van der Ham got into the aircraft and took off from the beach. This drew such a crowd that the beach was quickly filling up with spectators, leaving no room for a landing, so Van der Ham decided to fly to Zestienhoven Airport next to Rotterdam and set down the aircraft on the runway. This was before the days of regulations for home-built aircraft, Dijkman Dulkes had never gone to the trouble of contacting the autorities about his aircraft and the registration was bogus. It arrived at Zestienhoven Airport amidst a festive new hangar opening so the press were able to cover this story in detail. The first PH-COR was quickly impounded, never flew again but survived and is now in the museum at Texel Airport.

Dijkman Dulkes went on to design and build several other aircraft, all with proper paperwork and in accordance with the rules, and the first of these, the aptly registered PH-COR is now under restoration to fly again. It's designer/builder sadly passed away in 2006.
(My translation from the link in the post above).
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Old 4th Jul 2020, 15:31
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Originally Posted by Jhieminga View Post
longer ron, or rather his better half, has control!

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Nice little story

Thanks Jhieminga but I am afraid we will have to be boring and say OH
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Old 5th Jul 2020, 01:04
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Thanks Jhieminga!

That story is a wonderful bit of aviation history -- and a great example of why it's worth visiting PPRuNe, and specifically the history and Nostalgia forum.



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