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  1. #15526
    but version 1 also had tiptanks most of her life

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    ....but version 2 looked better

    This homebuilt comes from a country from where one would not necessarily expect an indigenous built aircraft.

    Engine was a Continental O-200 with 100 hp.

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    Have a closer look in the colder part of Europe.

    The designer was chief pilot of a European airline that established shortly after WW2. He has the same surname as one of the main actors of a famous novel from Jack London.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabulousfour View Post
    Have a closer look in the colder part of Europe.

    The designer was chief pilot of a European airline that established shortly after WW2. He has the same surname as one of the main actors of a famous novel from Jack London.
    Hi Fabulousfour!
    Was he a pilot of Loftleidir (Icelandic Airlines as they call it now)?
    Cheers
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    At least a try

    Hi BG, you have to go eastward across the North Sea ...

    And concerning the main character in my last clue, think of a European beast of prey as his forename.

    I will solve the mistery this evening unless Walter or anyone else is quicker than me.

  6. #15531
    fabulousfour`s mystery plane is the Larsen Special II. Originallty registered LN-11 (11 for Eleven) like the original single-seater. Later LN-LMI and she now is in the Norsk Luftfartsmuseum at Bodø. Designer/builder was Carl Ludvik Larsen, a captain with Braathen's Safe airline and it was the first indigenous homebuilt aircraft in Norway.
    Mr. Larsen also worked on a biz-jet which was never finished. Atached a (1972?) photo of this jet with in the foreground the remains of the first LN-11 (I assume) awaiting restauration.
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    Thanks, Walter, that's the bird.

    I had hoped, my clues would help to solve this mystery. The character from Jack London's novel should have been Wolf Larsen from "The Sea-Wolf"

    Here is a bit more about that plane with a photo of the first version.

    Over to you, Walter

  8. #15533
    a stubby heli with co-axial rotors. No it was not built using a B377 cockpit section.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails quiz co-axial heli.jpg  

  9. #15534
    The designer very likely saw B377s (or the military equivalent C-97s), as his creation appeared when the latter was flying in substantial numbers.
    And yest, it is US!

  10. #15535
    Truly obscure, Walter ! Could it be the Mueller Safti-Copter ?

  11. #15536
    Hi Mike
    The X502 (or X-502) Safti-Copter by Leonard E. Mueller it is. Around 1945/1946.
    You are cordially invited, or obliged, have not yet figured that out, to post the next challenge.

  12. #15537
    Thanks Walter - back to the water now.....
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  13. #15538
    This might be the Friedrichshafen FF.43, perhaps?
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    gX

  14. #15539
    Indeed - to gX

  15. #15540
    Let’s try this “Lysander clone”:
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    gX

  16. #15541
    Hey gX, that is a Breda Ba.79S.

  17. #15542
    that's right Sir!
    _
    gX

  18. #15543
    Apologies for the lackluster photo...


  19. #15544
    Here it is inflight with the unusual empennage conveniently hidden!


  20. #15545
    This plane took the lives of the pilot and designer unfortunately due to a structural failure. Powered by an Anzani engine.

  21. #15546
    Must be the Dare Not-So-Safety Airplane, then ?

  22. #15547
    It is Mike. This was the last version with the redesigned cockpit/canopy.

    Here is the pilot Brown and Melvin Dare circa July 1929, shortly before the left wing failed.


  23. #15548
    Such a shame the dreamchild let them down...

    Don't know about the fate of this one. It is rather square -
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  24. #15549
    That seems to be the French two-seat tourer Delanne 11 F-AJGB named L'Ibis Bleu (The Blue Ibis) which existed form 1929-1933, cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delanne_11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moses03 View Post
    It is Mike. This was the last version with the redesigned cockpit/canopy.

    Here is the pilot Brown and Melvin Dare circa July 1929, shortly before the left wing failed.

    I've got to ask - did Melvin have a brother by the name of Dan?

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