Name the plane.

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  1. Dec 28, 2019 #41

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    OK, I have one...

    Biplane, square tips, upper wing is noticeably longer than the lower wing, slight forward stagger with lift struts instead of flying wires, Continental 220hp radial, tall rounded rudder with a lot of taper, rectangular stab with rounded tips. Taildragger and fabric covered.

    I’ll post a photo hint later after you’ve had a chance to guess from the description. Any questions about the design? Not a homebuilt.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2019 #42

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    Waco ...?

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  3. Dec 28, 2019 #43

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    Nope, sorry. Gotta have square wingtips and more taper to the rudder.

    I will say that this plane was not produced in large quantities and was a workhorse plane (not a family touring plane). Rare enough that those outside the U.S. have probably never seen one.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2019 #44

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    AT-6D?


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    Nope. (Biplane?)
     
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    OK, here are some photos of one...

    25C955A2-BBDE-47BD-9FA7-CD09E7117EAA.jpeg

    9926E563-C13B-49B5-8832-234901023972.jpeg

    56A50156-9CB4-4388-AE50-25B89EE771A7.jpeg
    Any guesses?
     
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    Since we are discussing the esoteric, I offer

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    We referred to the one in my quiz as the “Uglybird” but your Cessna biplane mod clearly takes the title! :bow:

    By the way, the one in my quiz was called the “Clevinger”. Built by Clevinger Inc of Salinas CA, it was a purpose built cropduster that started life as a heavily modified Stinson L-5 Sentinel, received the Conti W-670 engine and a set of Luscombe 8A wings for the lower wing. It was a single seater.

    http://aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=24232

    The one in my photos is one of two that we had at Flabob Airport and they were used to haul salmon and other fish (in the built-in hopper) in Alaska seasonally. The owner wanted me to go up with him and fly one of the planes on his route. Despite having been aired out during the off-season, I only had to fly it a few times to decide that I couldn’t/wouldn’t put up with the ‘fishy’ smell.
     
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    Sure, I'll bite.

    Proposed single-seat fighter, prototyped and flown. Straight, untapered wings. No propeller. Also no jet. And, for the clincher, always operates in concert with another aircraft.
     
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    Arado E.381?
     
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    I don't believe the E.381 was ever actually flown, was it? The airplane of which I am thinking was prototyped and flown. There is a BIG additional hint somewhere on this page. ;)
     
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    BV 40?
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    BINGO! The one and only glider-fighter ever proposed, let alone built and flown. (The "Big additional hint" was my avatar.) Another design from one of my favorite aircraft designers, Richard Vogt. It would have always operated in concert with its towplane, a conventional piston-engined fighter.

    For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blohm_&_Voss_BV_40
     
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    That is a strange one, Topaz.

    Thanks,


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    I have sketched many a fantasy plane thanks to the inspiration of Richard Vogt. This page is worth a look if you don't know it: http://www.luft46.com/bv/bv.html
     
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    And those are just the proposed, unbuilt projects. The ones that were built and flown aren't even included.
     
  17. Jan 28, 2020 #57

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    Name the plane. Hint, photographed at Sun n Fun a few years ago. I know that at least one HBAer will recognize it immediately; please don’t give it away.

    546B01A1-EEAE-439A-B923-89BF302CDC8E.jpeg


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    I'm pretty sure I have the answer. That's the nicest one I've seen. On the chance that I am the potential spoil-sport, I'll surprise everyone and keep my mouth shut.
     
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    OK, a complete guess. RV-3.
     
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    Another shot in the dark. An Extra 300 ?
     

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