Odd Ducks: Unusual Aircraft of the 20’s and 30’s

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  1. Jul 5, 2019 #1

    Tiger Tim

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    This just popped up on my YouTube suggested videos and I had to share:


    Northrop seems like he was a clever and methodical guy. Some of the others, not so much.
     
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    Thanks for the share. I don't know which one I call the most bizarre, but I think it's a toss-up between The Last Laugh and the Airplane Helicopter.
     
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    I wonder if the Last Laugh could have been coaxed into the air from a better airport than the tiny, lumpy pasture he was using. It would be interesting to get some input from a Barnaby Wainfan-type (or the man himself if he sees this) on trying to fly what’s basically a giant paper dart. Whatever the case, the tire that popped at rest had excellent comedic timing...
     
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    The Fernic T-9 looked very promising, shame it hit that fence.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2019 #5

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    Unfortunately Fernic was killed in his next plane, a cute little two seater(?) of similar configuration. I’m guessing he didn’t quite have stability sorted out, or possibly just that airfields at the time just weren’t good enough for nosewheels of the time. I have no idea if the airplane fatally impacted the ground or simply flipped over, it’s just listed as an accident on landing.
     

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