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Seventy plus years of being an aeroplane nut helps! Memory goes back to seeing the Bristol Brabazon fly over Edinburgh. Add to that a bookshelf full of reference books and you have your answer!

And for those of us not into 70 years of being a nut ... 40 years + reference library + a job years while at Uni watching hundreds of hours of film and building an index to the archive - getting paid

Yes, Googles algorithms find virtually everything that has ever been posted for public display. And I've spent 20 yrs fine-tuning my internet searching abilities.   As a little thread drift

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Flighrite - I was trying to confirm if the Contys were 165HP or 185HP. Some sources say 165, some say 185. I think some typos have crept in, so I'll go with 185HP. The Italian lines gave it away. :cheezy grin:

You where quick on the 'edit' button....lololol

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Yellow one is Czech JIHLAVAN AIRPLANES KP-2U SOVA also produced as Jihlavan KP-2U Skyleader and Jihlavan Skyleader. 450kg in Czech but 544 in Aus.

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The pusher twin is an Avtek 400A a proof of concept that never made to type certification before bankruptcy. Futuristic design earned it a guest appearance on the Airwolf TV series as the X-400, The company's assets were purchased and It's development led to the AvtekAir 9000T ( I like pushers like I like ducteds)

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You are right of course, kasper. Henry Ford said the Model T was every man's car, and the Flivver would be every man's aircraft. The idea was first proposed to William Bushnell Stout, manager of Ford's acquired aircraft division in 1926. Both Stout and William Benson Mayo, head of Ford's Aircraft Division wanted nothing to do with the aircraft and it was built in a nearby museum building in the Ford Laboratories.

 

After a fatal crash of a prototype into the ocean off Melbourne, Florida, production plans were halted.

 

This one took longer to answer than I expected. If you check back at the photo, note the full span ailerons.

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Well I do have to work and drive home to have a life. ?. I’ll try to not be offline for more than 30 min if you like ???

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Not just you, mate. I thought there would be plenty out there who would be on it in an instant. It seems like there are quite a few others on here as much as I am - nearly all day.

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Not just you, mate. I thought there would be plenty out there who would be on it in an instant. It seems like there are quite a few others on here as much as I am - nearly all day.

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I'm too busy driving my planes???

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I know of it because it was used by the transport auxiliary to ferry pilots around aircraft factories to deliver aircraft - there are a few good books about the ata and it was mentioned not favourably in one of them.

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