I’m hard to stump

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  1. Apr 15, 2019 #1

    Tiger Tim

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    ...but I have no idea what type of airplane this is. Those outlets on the sides should make it easy to ID but I’m just drawing a blank on this one. What is it?
     

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    If it makes you feel any better, I'm stumped, too. It's *not* any of these:
    • Helio Courier
    • Dornier Do-27
    • Early piston-engine Pilatus Porter
    • Aermacchi AM.3 (Bosbok)
    • UTVA-60/66
    • Cessna Bird Dog
     
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    What it looks like is a baby Beaver. True one off homebuilt?
     
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    Closest I’ve come to getting it was a Luscombe Sedan, which has the faired cantilever gear AND that little step off the back of each leg, but the gear leg and wing strut don’t come together like that on the Luscombe. Plus there’s still the matter of those pesky side vents.

    It could well be a homebuilt, or heavily modified, take a look at that wrong-way prop. On the other hand, the picture could have been flipped as well.
     
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    Nah, the lettering on the box in the background isn't backwards. Plus both of the guys in the picture are using their right hand as the dominant one.
     
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    Did Buick ever make an airplane?
     
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    Their airplanes have portholes. Those vents look Packard Studabaker.
     
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    Because nothing is too obscure for this crew!
     
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    Thanks, I never in my life would have stumbled on that. I can finally get a good night's sleep again!
     
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    Great! Now find this! It's called a "Skeeter". Not the Eaves Skeeter, but another. and N number gave me zilch. Maybe someone can help. s-l1600.jpg
     
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    Leonard L Bottoms Jr, Quinton VA.

    Skeeter 1966 = 2pClwM; 125hp Lycoming; load: 485# v: x/120/x. POP: 1 [N940Z].
     
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    Per the November 1966 issue of Sport Aviation, the Bottoms 1 Skeeter was named "Best All-Wood Aircraft" at the 1966 EAA Fly-In at Rockville. Here are two more Sport Aviation mentions with pics, though I did not find any articles.
    Bottoms 1 Skeeter - Sport Aviation Aug 1968.jpg Bottoms 1 Skeeter - Sport Aviation July 1966.jpg
     
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    Guess that was too easy.
     

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