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  • wilkofife
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2010
    • 446

    Heavy hints and nobody biting - ah well, I'll plump for a Czech lady, the Avia 236.

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    • wout
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2009
      • 507

      Hi Mike!
      Correct on all points

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      • wilkofife
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Sep 2010
        • 446

        Thanks Walter - here's a wee jet..
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        • tdl
          tdl
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Dec 2006
          • 232

          Caproni F5.

          Kind regards,
          Thomas

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          • wilkofife
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Sep 2010
            • 446

            Of course it is, Thomas, one of Signor Frati's pleasant designs. Over to you..

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            • tdl
              tdl
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Dec 2006
              • 232

              And here's the next:
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              • tdl
                tdl
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Dec 2006
                • 232

                Good morning!

                The plane is a one-off, constructed and built in the USA.

                Thomas

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                • avion ancien
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Aug 2007
                  • 5162

                  The Gross Sky Ghost in the US National Soaring Museum?

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                  • tdl
                    tdl
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Dec 2006
                    • 232

                    Originally posted by avion ancien View Post
                    The Gross Sky Ghost in the US National Soaring Museum?
                    Correct!

                    You have control...

                    Thomas

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                    • avion ancien
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Aug 2007
                      • 5162

                      Thank you, Thomas. I will contribute - but it will have to wait until the morning.

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                      • avion ancien
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2007
                        • 5162

                        Morning all! Here's the next offering.

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                        • l.garey
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Feb 2006
                          • 1907

                          Thanks Monsieur Avion. It has a Tipsy Belfair look, although the rudder doesn't seem right. Or maybe Sipa? But I'll stick to Belfair for the moment.
                          Laurence

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                          • topspeed
                            Get on uppah !
                            • Jan 2009
                            • 2484

                            Tipsy B.c. ?

                            http://www.bamfbamrs.be/Bamrs/tipsy/spub-tipsy-s2-b.jpg
                            If it looks good, it will fly good !
                            -Bill Lear & Marcel Dassault


                            http://max3fan.blogspot.com/

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                            • avion ancien
                              Rank 5 Registered User
                              • Aug 2007
                              • 5162

                              Bonjour Laurence. No, it's not a Belfair. In fact it's not Tipsy at all. I supect that the cockpit of this aeroplane would be a tad too small to fit two, side by side!
                              Last edited by avion ancien; 7th January 2012, 11:35. Reason: Responding to topspeed as well

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                              • wout
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jan 2009
                                • 507

                                Hello A.A.
                                My vote goes to Notteghem LN-01 of 1951.
                                Do you have the registration of this aircraft?

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                                • avion ancien
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Aug 2007
                                  • 5162

                                  Your vote is well cast, Walter. I have it simply as the Notteghem avion. I wasn't even aware that it had a designation, let alone a registration mark. For such an elegant little aeroplane, designed and built by such a noteworthy pilot, it's surprising how little information there is concerning it. I cannot trace it having been registered - searching against Notteghem on the DGAC website draws a blank - nor any information regarding its fate. So whilst asking if anyone knows more, the next puzzle is for you to set.

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                                  • l.garey
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Feb 2006
                                    • 1907

                                    According to "Qui tait qui? by Marcel Catillon: Louis-Henri Notteghem (24.10.1918 - 23.5.2001), 1946 gliding instructor at Challes (where I used to glide 1970-1972!), then founder and director of the flight school at Saint Yan. He designed and constructed the LN-01 (single-seat, aerobatic) which flew in April 1951. I shall search for photos and ?registration.
                                    Laurence

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                                    • avion ancien
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Aug 2007
                                      • 5162

                                      There is a selection of good pictures at http://tanguydaniel.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=626 - which, as you will see, was the source of the image that I used.

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                                      • wout
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Jan 2009
                                        • 507

                                        Gentlemen!

                                        Thank you for the lecture on the Notteghem LN-01 and for the links with some beautiful photos.
                                        It always surprises me how much info is hidden on the net and this beautiful lightplane is a good example.
                                        The LN-01 is mentioned in Les Avions Franais de 1944-1964, but without registration and the date of the first flight is mentioned as 30-11-1951.
                                        Engine 60hp Walter Mikron, span 7,00m, length 6,22m, max. speed 215km/h, cruise 190km/h, range 1100km
                                        I hope that if someone finds the registration, he will put it on the forum. Thanks!

                                        The next wot plane will follow later today.

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                                        • wout
                                          Rank 5 Registered User
                                          • Jan 2009
                                          • 507

                                          The pyramid has nothing to do with this aircraft`s origin.
                                          And it is not a homebuilt.
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