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skier

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I thought it would be fun to have a thread with various interesting aircraft designs (one smallish photo and short description with designer name if available). Preferably GA, but I realize some of the more interesting aircraft are military. I think this could serve as design inspiration for others.

I'll start out with a few.

BV-141: reconnaissance aircraft developed by Blohm and Voss during WWII. Designed by Richard Vogt.

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Dyke Delta JD-2: Designed by John Dyke. 3.5 seat, retractable gear

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Wainfan Facetmobile: Designed by Barnaby Wainfan, lifting body

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Transavia PL-12 Airtruk: Designed and built by Transavia Corporation in Australia, cropduster

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Here's one of my favorites, the Croses B-EC-9 Para-Cargo by the late Emilien Croses, the largest Mignet-type tandem wing design ever built and flown. The Para-Cargo was intended to be the homebuilt prototype of an eventual small-volume production machine for skydiving, cargo, agricultural, ambulance and recreational use, even as a flying camper. It's a true two-control Mignet design--feet on the floor, control wheel for pitch and yaw but with two manually adjustable tabs on the rear wing for pitch trim or, used differentially, to dial in a fixed amount of "aileron" for crosswind operations. Performance was quite impressive for such a big plane with just a 180 hp Lycoming and a fixed-pitch prop: initial climb 4-6 m/s (787-1181 fpm), payload 450 kg (992 lbs), cruise 170 km/h (105 mph/92 knots), fuel consumption 28 l/h (7.4 US gph).

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Waco Aristocraft: The last Waco produced. First flew in 1947
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Aeronix Airelle: 2 seat, push-pull twin, 40hp each engine.
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Canaero Toucan: 2 seat, push-pull twin, 28hp each engine
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Facet Opal: designed by Scott Winton, 40hp
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BD-5: designed by Jim Bede, side note Burt Rutan came up with a truck mounted training version of the BD-5
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Verhees Delta: designed by Bart Verhees
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Terrafugia: company founded by MIT grads.
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Ligeti Stratos: Designed by Charles Ligeti
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Mini Imp: designed by Molt Taylor
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Geebee R2: designed by Granville Brothers Aircraft
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Stipa-Caproni: designed by Luigi Stipa
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NASA AD-1: oblique wing concept aircraft
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Boeing L-15:
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Osprey 1: designed by Eut Tileston
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Taylor Aircar: designed by molt taylor. one of the few "successful" flying cars
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When you post a picture, please also post the name of the aircraft. so that if people don't know what it is, they can look up more information.
 

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Global 3:
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TT62 Alekto
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Champion 402 Lancer: 2 Seat twin, O-200 engines, fixed pitch prop
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Edgley Optica:
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Pond Racer:
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Arup S-2:
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Wilson Global Explorer:
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Piper PA-8 Skycycle:
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Lesher Teal:
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AG-1: the grandaddy to modern ag aircraft, designed by Fred Weick
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Condor Scnark:
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Lockheed QT-2: Modified Schweizer 2-32
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YO-3A Quiet Star: The development of the QT-2
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This one is the weirdest one, but unfortunatelly everything what I have are those two pics, don't remember the name, can't even tell is it real or fake one.

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