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  1. #19451
    Like the Ford - this aircraft never "flew".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green View Post
    Like the Ford - this aircraft never "flew".
    Can't see any Aircraft!
    Cheers
    Carlo

  3. #19453
    Hi Green
    The Rockwell XFV-12, maybe?

  4. #19454
    Quote Originally Posted by wout View Post
    The Rockwell XFV-12
    It certainly is wout.
    Over to you sir.

  5. #19455
    Not a homebuilt but a much modified pass-produced type.
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  6. #19456
    Sorry! Should read mass-produced (in the tune of thousands)

  7. #19457
    Looks like a metalized super cub.

    Chris

  8. #19458
    ..... that's borrowed its tail and cowlings from a Bird Dog?

  9. #19459
    Hi Chris You are getting close, but not a Super Cub.

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    Not a 'Super Cub' but a Super Cruiser (3 seat, front-hinged door)
    This is likely N3816M, a PA-12 with a Met-Co-Aire aluminum (Lefty's aluminIum) conversion - aka "The Chrome Cub"

    OH if I'm right - have to go mow a hayfield... err lawn.. between rain storms

    http://www.airplanezone.com/Oshkosh/...02/page10.html
    http://www.airplanezone.com/Oshkosh/Scrapbook2002/Images/Dsc00355b.jpg
    https://backcountrypilot.org/communi...art=20#p312781

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  11. #19461
    Why would anyone go to all that trouble and expense ? OK it looks nicer.....

  12. #19462
    hi srgalahad
    Good luck with your lawn mowing. I guess an umbrella does not really help?
    Thank you for the links. Very interesting reading and I had no idea that this aircraft already underwent the metalizing treatment in 1954.

    May I suggest that Chris uses the OH status for his next challenge. He came very close.

  13. #19463
    I actually thought it might be a Super Cruiser I just didn't do the research to find out. Since I have a couple hundred hours flying a super cub towing gliders.

    Anyway another high winger for your perusal.

    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by lefty View Post
    Why would anyone go to all that trouble and expense ? OK it looks nicer.....
    After wandering through numerous fora and posts on the subject, most would agree with you, but...
    1. all sorts of critters on farms and in the bush have been known to nibble fabric a/c - annoying in the least
    2. if an a/c is going to be parked unprotected for long periods, the attrition rate of metal is less.
    3. in some (bush) operations, a metal fuselage is helpful in reducing damage from scruffy brush and the odd rock on unprepared strips.
    4. for some, it looks nicer...


    Also in the 50's there were those that didn't see a Cruiser as a 'classic' as it is today so 'modern' was cool.
    I tend to believe it was, in this case, #3 above as I believe the wings were left as fabric.
    BTW, metal is heavier but only in a small degree. Sources I read indicate that, after testing bare metal vs doped fabric a PAIR of wings would only be 40# more in tin. Granted that reduces the useful load by a couple of cases of beer or a case of wine, but that might be an issue in this crowd

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  15. #19465
    Thanks Rob - appreciate you taking time and trouble to answer that one.

    I suppose at the end of the day, if it makes the guy happy, then he doesn't really need a reason !

  16. #19466
    Hi Chris
    The prototype Vajic V-55 from Yugoslavia. Sometimes referred to as the Zagreb Aero Club V-55 or as Aero Tecknicki Zavod V-55 and designed under leadership of Borislav Vajic.
    Regi YU-CMR. She was followed by 3 production examples.

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  18. #19468
    Warning: this is a teaser and explanation follows, but let your grey mass loose for while.
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  19. #19469
    That seems to be the production version of the Vajic V-55, maybe the YU-CXG which got later a Lycoming?

  20. #19470
    Hi fabulousfour
    Not entirely, but you are on the right track.
    When the prototype V-55 was finished it had to be examined by the "authorities'' and they found some points which could not be accepted. The picture shows this prototype in original form with my 85hp Minor II engine. She never flew in that form and was redone (structural and 105hp Minor 4-III engine) and became YU-CMR.
    The 3 production examples were YU-CXE, CXF and CXG. This last aircraft became the V-55L when it was re-engined with a Lycoming O-320.
    During the 1990s a Mr. David Stein rebuilt one of the aircraft as a homebuilt project (sorry, donot know wich one) and called it the Avala-1 with registration YU-ZAA). His aircraft retained the Minof 4-III.

    May I invite you to post the next challenge

  21. #19471
    Thanks, Walter!
    Did you know that one of the V-55 (the YU-CXE) is getting restored?

    http://www.aviotehnika.hr/projekti/restauracija-v-55/

    High-wingers seem to be popular at the moment, so here is another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabulousfour View Post
    Thanks, Walter!
    Did you know that one of the V-55 (the YU-CXE) is getting restored?

    http://www.aviotehnika.hr/projekti/restauracija-v-55/

    High-wingers seem to be popular at the moment, so here is another one.
    Hi all!
    Shot probably taken at Lympne (or LeTouquet) therefore the object should be british...having said that I don'tknow her identity!
    Cheers
    Carlo

  23. #19473
    To me it looks like a Potez 36 but, if so, I'm not sure which one it is of the many variants on this design.

    Hesitating, it could be also a 43 or 58. I do have difficulty distinguishing between them!

  24. #19474
    You are on the right track, Mike!

    Would it help in specifying the designation if I said that 4 planes with this engine were built - but about 200 of the basic type with different engines?

  25. #19475
    How I wish!

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