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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

That's it Kasper. The left wheel folded into a fairing on the right side of the fuselage, and the right wheel into a lefthand fairing. In 1998 Explorer Aircraft was established in Jasper, Texas, to co

Avid Explorer  when it was in Taree in 2012.

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30 minutes ago, onetrack said:

A Fairey III. Not sure if it's a IIID or IIIF, but I'll go for IIID, it had a Sunbeam Maori engine.

I will pay that. Is was a Fairey 3F

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39 minutes ago, red750 said:

Here's a cryptic one. What aircraft "crossed its legs"?

I have seen a plane which retracts its gear into the fuselage. On leg goes forward, the other back. Racking my brains! it must be either a jet fighter (to maintain profile) or very light (to maintain CoG). I hope someone solves this soon!

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Graham Swannell AEA explorer had cross over main legs retracting across the bottom of the fuselage

 

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That's it Kasper. The left wheel folded into a fairing on the right side of the fuselage, and the right wheel into a lefthand fairing. In 1998 Explorer Aircraft was established in Jasper, Texas, to continue development and market the design in the United States.

 

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Sneaky. I recognise the rear half but the front was not what I remember the Hs124 looking like.  Bit of digging and it appears I recalled the v2 prototype and your pic is of the Henschel Hs124 v1 prototype.  

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Ok thry this one - again name the aicraft by the design 'feature'

 

What aircraft that was not ever intended to land on water had a design that included the ability to jettison the fixed undercarriage in an emergency to aid your chances of surviving a ditching in water?

 

20+ built  so not even a one off 😀 

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Kasper - I believe the navalised version of the Junkers JU-87 had explosive bolts in the undercarriage attachment points, which could be activated at speeds up to 250kmh, to enable the pilot to jettison the undercarriage?

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3 minutes ago, onetrack said:

Kasper - I believe the navalised version of the Junkers JU-87 had explosive bolts in the undercarriage attachment points, which could be activated at speeds up to 250kmh, to enable the pilot to jettison the undercarriage?

Ok - I will half pay that one - there were apparently a few JU87C modified with explosive bolt undercarriage ... but the only reference i find for them is that 10 were allocated and modified ... not all JU87C's

 

The one I am looking for had 20+ and it was not a modification but on all the airframes as standard. 

Hint - post WWII, not German

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Yes, what a pity the 4-place Victa never had the support it needed to go into production.  It surely would have given the C172 and the PA28 a run for their money back then ... at least in this market, and maybe beyond.

VH-MVR was the prototype and today is owned and flown by Des Heffernan out of Frogs Hollow near Bega, NSW. Des also has a (2-place) Airtourer in his shed - and his own strip - at nearby Buckajo.

 

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Answering my own question, I did a search and found a site which said it was sold back to Australia under its old registration, but a pop-up asking me to remove my ad-blocker prevented reading any more. The ad-blocker is an integral part of my Brave browser.

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8 hours ago, Garfly said:

Yes, what a pity the 4-place Victa never had the support it needed to go into production.  It surely would have given the C172 and the PA28 a run for their money back then ... at least in this market, and maybe beyond.

VH-MVR was the prototype and today is owned and flown by Des Heffernan out of Frogs Hollow near Bega, NSW. Des also has a (2-place) Airtourer in his shed - and his own strip - at nearby Buckajo.

 

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I believe Brumby's at Cowra have the type certificate now, there was talk of it being manufactured again as a cirrus competitor. Would be a tough market to crack.

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7 hours ago, pmccarthy said:

I can't find Kasper's detachable undercarriage.

Ok I’ll give a second hint.  And the answer on Wednesday if unsolved. 
 

Designed and manufactured in the UK. 

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4 hours ago, kasper said:

Ok I’ll give a second hint.  And the answer on Wednesday if unsolved. 
 

Designed and manufactured in the UK. 

Only company I can think of in UK that might have built something like that and only ten of them would be Britten Norman, but if it is, I can find nothing about it!

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