Slight detour from the current stinker mystery-
Guys, another quick detour to show you a real oddball glider I found (French of course) - I was wondering if you had any ever seen it, or had any information about it - there doesn't appear to be anything on the web. It's a Riout 102T Alerion.
P.S. Lefty, congrats on getting mention for your detective work. That's pretty cool! The only time my name ever showed up in any publication was in the local police blotter, but that's a whole 'nuther story.
Anyhow, I'll reveal our biplane tomorrow unless one of you sleuths uncovers it's identity.
I'm covered in embarrassment.....
Re the glider -Nice one !
Well well - I took one look at the date and thought DHC2Pilot had come up with the ultimate Photoshop job ! Then I found this
And the site of the Musee Regional de l'Air d'Angers-Marcé, who claim to have one !
Alright kids, pencils down, close your books. This test has come to conclusion.
The mystery biplane is none other than the Chasovikov RV-23, aka Mikhelson RV-23, aka Polikarpov RV-23.
Apparently a (highly) modified Po.2. Personally I don't see much resemblance to the Po.2, but that's what the story says. Moving on.....
Uh oh, your are gonna hear it from Lefty on this one!
Oddly, was just looking at a similar low wing 2-place open cockpit trainer with wing struts the other day. Now where was that...
uh oh, what'd I do wrong this time?
You didn't do anything wrong. I just know Mike's reaction to a small type such as this.
Lefty's not reacting to much just now.. Under the knife today to remove a wee cyst from the back - nothing serious but 5 stitches which are beginning to smart a bit ! (Lots of Scottish anaesthetic needed tonight.)
DHC2Pilot's (do we have to keep calling you that ?) mysteries had me beat - this latest baby looks much like an Avia BH-11 but the tail is all wrong - maybe Mr Avia had a brother in Idaho, or somewhere........
Well, considering how many one-off's he's pulled out of the farthest reaches of aviation history I'm betting he'll get over it pretty quickly.
I suppose John would be easier than DHC2Pilot, eh?
"somewhere" would be a better place to start. Idaho is a looong loooooong way off.
Perhaps a bit of that apple brandy would help you forget about the stitches? After a few brewsky's. Curious - do the Scot's typically drink their beer at room temperature as in Deutschland, or chilled as us Yanks do?
Depends on your age, John. The kids drink lager (just like American beer, really) out of supercooled fonts.
Old farts like me prefer their beer (or cider, if you can get the real stuff) at room temperature. We have an outfit called CAMRA who are 'real ale' men, and there are a few pubs in Scotland which serve the good stuff.
I have also had some very fine beer in the US - a memorable lunch in a brewery pub in Providence R.I., where I sampled just about all of their brews, springs to mind. Not everyone drinks Miller, you know....
Gotcha ! It's the JD-2 from the Warsaw University.
Going to hit the sack now so please carry on.
That didn't last long. Not long at all. I knew I should have posted the Schlaffelkopfdinger Dr.VII bi-parasol quadruplane flying boat instead.
Ahh, the Schlaffelkopfdinger.......now would that be the first or second prototype ????
Anyway, I can do light aircraft too, you know...
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