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Reply #46 - Aug 21st, 2012 at 6:04pm
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You're gonna have to go "Roaming" around to find this one.

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Reply #45 - Aug 20th, 2012 at 9:38pm
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Tim knows about planes.  Shocked Shocked Shocked
I never would have thought of half that stuff. I got as far as Waco-ish. Embarrassed Undecided
  

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Reply #44 - Aug 19th, 2012 at 5:26pm
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Tim,

Love your logic and you're on the right track.

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Reply #43 - Aug 18th, 2012 at 10:42pm
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Tom I just...  I don't know.  My usual mystery plane process starts when I've either seen the picture before (I do nearly constant research be aide I like airplanes) or I recognize something about the airplane.  From there I do a quick bit of searching online to confirm it is what I think it is and post my answer.

Not so simple this time.

I've never seen that pic before and the airplane itself doesn't look enough like anything I remember to start searching.  Next I move on to my overall impression of the plane which seems mostly WACO-ish in proportions.  Yeah, unswept wings, big round engine on a smoothly tapering fuselage, the landing gear seems kind of close and that crude canopy could show it was built during one of the times they were on the edge of bankruptcy.  Must be some sort of WACO export fighter, I guess.  But wait...  The landing gear isn't quite right, the tail is off and the upper and lower wings are of unequal chord.  Looking closer it seems the trailing edge of the wing is scalloped, too.

Back to square one.  Alright, we have an exhaust collector ring at the front of the cowl and the prop turns counterclockwise so I bet the engine is British.  The general crudeness of construction and the scalloped trailing edges suggest this plane wasn't built by one of the countries that was influential in aircraft development.  I'm thinking somewhere in continental Europe but not France, Germany or Italy.  They couldn't have built too many types in that region so the search shouldn't take too long... I hope.

Either way, I'll get on it tomorrow.

This is a tough one, Tom.

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Reply #42 - Aug 18th, 2012 at 7:24am
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OK  .... here's one can you name this plane?

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Reply #41 - Aug 17th, 2012 at 7:09pm
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Tom obviously nailed it so who else has a plane to post?

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Reply #40 - Aug 16th, 2012 at 3:20pm
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Could it be this bird from Argentina????

The I AE 24 Calquin....

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Reply #39 - Aug 16th, 2012 at 2:57pm
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Mosquito with Wright Cyclone or Wasp power instead of Merlins????

I'll do some research...

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Reply #38 - Aug 14th, 2012 at 9:56pm
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Since no one else is posting here, how about this one?


Could the answer really be as simple as it looks at first glance?

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Reply #37 - Aug 10th, 2012 at 8:13am
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Thanks Tim,

That fuselage is kinda Gee Bee like.  Big Round Barrel.  Would make an interesting model.

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Reply #36 - Aug 10th, 2012 at 6:29am
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Tom, I suspect your first pic of the Kittiwake shows it in primer.  British planes of the period received a red oxide coloured paint on wood surfaces, I think I read somewhere it was a preservative or fungicide or something.

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Reply #35 - Aug 10th, 2012 at 12:12am
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The wing could be built just like the F4U Corsair... only inverted to actual gull setup. Just reinforce the wing spars at the breaks.

I agree, she'd be a great model that has just that different look to make all the guys at the field ask, "What's that?"

She might make an outstanding bostonian...

When you get to her Tim...be sure to post the build here...

Thanks for a unique aircraft.
In the first picture I wonder what the color scheme is?

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Reply #34 - Aug 9th, 2012 at 8:04pm
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Wouldn't the Kittiwake look just great as a model?  I'm not entirely sure how I'd handle a lot of things to do with that wing but one of these is definitely on my to-do list.

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Reply #33 - Aug 8th, 2012 at 11:00pm
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Shapley Kittiwake of the 1930's

http://www.aviastar.org/air/england/shapley_kittiwake.php

Neat little aircraft.

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Reply #32 - Aug 7th, 2012 at 6:19pm
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Anyone know what this one is?


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