The Ongoing Mystery Aircraft Thread Part Deux. - Page 805

Thread: The Ongoing Mystery Aircraft Thread Part Deux.

  1. #20101
    At last................................

  2. #20102
    Thank you, Mike. In the interests of inclusivity, here's something odd and easy.

  3. #20103
    Mike, I have it as the Peyret VI. Looks like the same photo.
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  4. #20104
    Same photograph, same article as I have. A pint of best bitter for Kevin! Yes, it's the Peyret - or the Lignel - or the SFCA - VI Taupin. Hence it's over to Texas from a rather wet and windy France.
    Last edited by pomme homme; November 3rd, 2019 at 02:24.

  5. #20105
    Thanks Mike. Moving on with a floater.

  6. #20106
    Several of these showed up in the late 1920's with different engines and as landplanes. Only one was put on floats.

  7. #20107
    How about a Mohawk MLV Pinto ? And who's the dame ?

  8. #20108
    Pinto beans it is.

    Not sure who the dame was. Nice outfit though.

  9. #20109
    Thanks anyway. Here's a chunky bipe on some sort of a mission.....
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  10. #20110
    Mike, I have been down the rabbit hole before with it, but still not sure the exact designation.

    This is either a modified Alliance A-1 Argo or a heavily modified Hess Blue Bird NX1445. It was going to cross the Pacific but never made it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Wanda.JPG  

  11. #20111
    This is my third attempt at posting an answer - the other two have disappeared into the Black Hole that is SOH in the morning.....

    Found this machine in an Italian publication of the period (1928) - it refers to it as the Biplano Wanda.

    Aerofiles lists NX1445 as the Bluebird Dole Special, but also refers to the 'Hess Mess', so maybe we'd better leave it at that ! Over to Texas (hopefully).....

  12. #20112
    It was named "Miss Wanda" at one point.

    Moving on with a quirky biplane.

    Mike- I think you might have been trying to post when the forum was doing it's nightly update.

  13. #20113
    This one had a novel feature as evidenced by the funky tail. First flown November 1919, and by all accounts was a good flier.

  14. #20114
    Not in Aerofiles so not much to go on. Brothers Charles and Cornelius Stacy designed, built and flew this successfully in Dayton Ohio and then moved on to other things. Most notably an automatic chicken feeder and luminous paint for roadway markings.

    The tail was adjusted by a hard lever controlled by the pilot. No wires or pulleys. A bit unwieldy!

    Open house then-

  15. #20115
    While we're waiting, could someone shed some light on this mysterious amphibian ? (You know my obsession with these). It looks very Dornier-ish.

    My Italian is very basic - does 'ideato e costruito' mean 'designed and built' ?

    Carlo, I do hope you are recovered from your health problems - perhaps you can help here....
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  16. #20116
    Mike, there is a thread about this plane at the secretprojects forum with some additional pictures and text in French.
    Do you have an account there?

    Edit: Here is the original document from gallica:

  17. #20117
    Going on with a sleek biplane.
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  18. #20118
    I was tempted to post remarks about Irish home rule and mischievous devils - but, instead, I'll just ask if this is the sole Parnall Imp.

  19. #20119
    It is indeed the Parnall Imp, Mike, here with its race number for the King's Cup.

    Enjoy a pint.

  20. #20120
    Thank you, Robert. I'll take a half, and a raincheck on the other half, as I suspect that I'll be up most of the night trying to nurse a poorly ewe back to life.

    Here's something that is broadly contemporary with the Imp. It was in a parlous state, when this photograph was taken, and I don't think that its state has improved subsequently. However I'd be delighted to be proved wrong.

  21. #20121
    Mike, I think these are the remains of the Surrey AL.1 that were (still are?) in storage after the war.

    A rather sad view...

  22. #20122
    Yes, Robert, that is what remains of the Surrey Flying Services AL.1 after decades in store in the legendary barn of Bertram Arden near Exeter. That image itself is, I believe, about three decades old and whilst I'm unaware of any later photographs, I have no reason to believe that the condition of this old girl has improved. But enough of this. The baton passes back to Germany.

  23. #20123
    Thanks, Mike.
    Those decaying planes have a rather morbid charm.

    On with a more modern looking trimotor.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails SOH-196.jpg  

  24. #20124
    This rather sleek plane was a one-off and first flew in the mid-1930s.

  25. #20125
    The Piaggio P.23R

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