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    Light aircraft identity required

    Twin-engined light aircraft sighted over Port Solent Marina, Portsmouth last weekend, with unusual characteristics. Help needed, please, to identify this aircraft, and satisfy my curiosity.

    1. Low-wing cabin monoplane, with very slim aft fuselage leading to high T tail.

    2. Unusually large wing-span for such an aircraft (Glider style?) with very narrow straight wing and winglets (slightly swept back ).

    3. Powered by 2 piston engines in the Continental style.

    4. T tail also has winglets, as far as I could see.


    Unable to obtain registration.

    Any thoughts?

    Ron

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    That description would fit a Diamond Twin Star

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    Fantastic response! Spot-on! Have just viewed the web pages on this aircraft and you are both definitely right! I can sleep easy o' nights now!
    Ron

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    If you wanna see loads of them, take a trip to Cranfield. You cant go 5mins without seeing a cabair diamond twin star..
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    Yea.. but he saw one that still has its engines working and can fly.

    That is a rarity

    Moggy
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    Light aircraft identity required

    Thanks for the nomination on that one guys, thats awesome

    Now lets scroll back a bit, Starscream and Skywarp are brother and sister????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    Yea.. but he saw one that still has its engines working and can fly.

    That is a rarity

    Moggy
    haha So true!
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    Interestingly, the 2009 Google maps aerial view of Port Solent shows my parked car, so could the Diamond Twin Star have been used to take up to date pictures, I wonder? Spies are everywhere!

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