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  • pilotwannabe
    Senior Member
    • Jul 2006
    • 159

    Bizzare Plane

    Hey,

    Went to the airport today and spotted this bizarre little thing...

    http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/8321/weirdum6.jpg

    Anyone have any info on it??

    Thanks,
    Rich
  • Papa Lima
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 2979

    #2
    It looks very much like a Velocity, similar to one a friend of mine was building in Cannes a few years ago. I later visited Oshkosh and was told that he had been there (flown across from France) but had just left to go back again!
    "Aviation is a useless and expensive fad advocated by a few individuals whose ideas are unworthy of attention."
    Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Sir W. G. Nicholson

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    • Mally
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2005
      • 75

      #3
      Tis a Defiant originally built by Don Foreman. Was at Kemble last week. Now based at "Staverton"

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      • taylorman
        Its Big, Blue, Its an F4U
        • Jul 2005
        • 607

        #4
        It's not bizarre, in my opinion it looks great and fast
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        • pilotwannabe
          Senior Member
          • Jul 2006
          • 159

          #5
          Originally posted by taylorman
          It's not bizarre, in my opinion it looks great and fast
          Lol...I guess, but it is still the only aircraft I have seen withough a tail plane

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          • Papa Lima
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2004
            • 2979

            #6
            Never seen a Vari-Eze?
            They are all over the place nowadays!
            Last edited by Papa Lima; 17th April 2007, 22:23.
            "Aviation is a useless and expensive fad advocated by a few individuals whose ideas are unworthy of attention."
            Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Sir W. G. Nicholson

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            • wmmxf05
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2006
              • 18

              #7
              never flown in a varieze, but it is a canard and supposedly impossible to stall

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              • wysiwyg
                Retard :)
                • Jan 2000
                • 3749

                #8
                I've flown a mates Varieze. It was lovely as long as you were prepared to never consider shortish grass runways again. It was the first of 3 sidestick aircraft that I've ended up doing a lot of my flying in.

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                • GarryB
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 8678

                  #9
                  never flown in a varieze, but it is a canard and supposedly impossible to stall
                  Experimented with in the Mig-8. The idea is that the canard is designed to stall before the main wing stalls. Providing a lifting force forward when the canard stalls the nose drops which increases speed and prevents the main wing from stalling. The result is that as the aircraft approaches a serious stall that will cause the aircraft to depart from controlled flight (ie a main wing stall) the canard will stall first and drop the nose and the aircraft should recover... or hit the ground if too low...

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                  • BlueRobin
                    Fast Moderator
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 3311

                    #10
                    Let the CAA aircraft register be your friend

                    www.caa.co.uk/ginfo
                    See how they wheel, bank and glide? Perfect. All in one.

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