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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:07 am 
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Well, picking one from that list and putting it into Willygoat's list you get ---

Demoiselle
Aeronca Bathtub
Aeronca Champ
Aeronca Grasshopper
Champion/Bellanca Citabria
Champion/Bellanca Decathlon

All of them derivatives of the airplane that preceded them.


How about an easy one for a change:

Belly airscoop
Laminar flow airfoil
Bob Hoover
Rolls Royce
Reno in September
Heinz Famous Condiment minus 6
A Ranch in Reno
A 21 Deck minus the ace of spades


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:23 am 
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P-51 Mustang! Beauty in motion.
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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:12 pm 
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I think Mark was looking for a specific P-51. Perhaps it's "Old Yeller"?


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:00 am 
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Nope, just the P-51 was what I had in mind. Next!

By the way, I thought I knew all the Douglas transports, but recently learned there was a Douglas transport built in the late 30s I'd never heard of. No, not the DC-5, nor the B-19. Not the DC-4E. This was built with the hope Juan Trippe would want it (he didn't - not enough engines). Two other customers did buy it, albeit only a few each.

If you know this one offhand your knowledge of obscure aircraft is extraordinary.

Good looking airplane, for what it was. A candidate for the "Giants That Might Have Been" series, if such a series ever gets started.

Answer later - give you guys a chance to traipse through Google or your old copies of Janes first.


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:16 pm 
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You man the DST ?

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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:02 pm 
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Ringmaster wrote:
You mean the DST?

No, the DST was the transition from the DC-2 to the DC-3. This aircraft was all its own, not a derivative, and it had no descendants. Douglas only built a handful of them. A small handful.


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Hi,just guessing maybe douglas the DC4E


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:04 am 
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Well, it is obscure. Here's the link:

http://www.1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Braas/9317.htm


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:13 am 
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Let's try a new one.

It was perhaps one of the best aircraft to never reach service

Its construction and maintenance procedures were praised for simplicity and robustness

The cockpit could have been cloned for nearly all other fighters of the time

It performance bested all other contemporaries

The prop couldn't make up its mind as to which direction to turn

pilots loved it.


I hope these are good enough clues. my brain is mush from working on grad class stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:19 am 
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okay, no takers I see. Let's see if we can't get a few more clues for this one.

It roared like a Griffon

A blast from its four cannons could take down almost any plane.

It may have com too late in an age of advancing technologies


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:03 am 
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OK, now there's enough to take a stab: Martin Baker MB-5. Their airplanes never hit the big time but they made a bundle giving scared pilots a swift kick in the a$$ 8)


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:23 am 
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There we go! I knew that round would probably give it away.


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:10 am 
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Looks like they combined a P-51 and a Spitfire, and kept both propellers.

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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
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That's what I thought too. It's too bad that it didn't come out a year or two earlier. But, Martin Baker have certainly made their mark in the aviation field with their seats, that's for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: The Guessing Game
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:30 pm 
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Yeah. Good thing they didn't bail out after the MB-5 project went down in flames :mrgreen: :lol:

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