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This is another case of finding an aircraft, then people guess a derivative. The MICCO SP-20 was modified from a Meyers 145 with a new engine and new type certificate. The depicted aircraft is listed as a Meyers 145A. Interesting history of the 145 here.

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9 minutes ago, red750 said:

This is another case of finding an aircraft, then people guess a derivative. The MICCO SP-20 was modified from a Meyers 145 with a new engine and new type certificate. The depicted aircraft is listed as a Meyers 145A. Interesting history of the 145 here.

I wasn't aware that any of the Meyers had a sliding canopy. I googled a bit and see that there are a few examples of Micco Aircraft Company MAC-145A?

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You're right Dave. A check of the FAA Registry shows it as a Micco MAC-145A. aiarport-data has it listed as a Meyers. I'll submit a data correction with the FAA extract below.

 

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39 minutes ago, red750 said:

This is another case of finding an aircraft, then people guess a derivative. The MICCO SP-20 was modified from a Meyers 145 with a new engine and new type certificate. The depicted aircraft is listed as a Meyers 145A. Interesting history of the 145 here.

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A pa20 ? That some fool has added another pair of wings to. Think of the hours spent in the shed when they could have been out flying a great aircraft.

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10 hours ago, red750 said:

OK. Let's keep the ball rolling.

 

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Not an HM14 but a Crosses EC-1 Criquet.  The 14 has a sloped pointed nose with engine above.  The keys to EC-1 are the squared and flat wing tops and the very robust tail wheel attached directly to the bottom of the rudder. 

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Now I'm confused. I found it referred to as a HM.14 on another website (same plane, different photo), along with photos of various other aircraft designated HM.14. The genuine one has the large, almost semi-circular wings and tail, but it seems they put the name Pou-du-Ciel (Flying Flea) on a number of different aircraft. Searching Crosses Criquet, I only found 2 photos, both different, and neither like this aircraft.  

 

So let's move on. #1579 above is not a reworked PA20.

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Oops (I said I was confused). Let me put it another way. I have found no notes on development of this aircraft stating it was a modified Piper. The image was taken in 2009, but FAA Registry shows the registration now vacant. However, as you suggest, it could possibly be a modified Piper. It is listed as manufactured by a company with 21 separate airframes but this is the only one of this model. It gets mentioned in passing on the Shortwing Piper forum.

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Miller Bipe C. They have made a couple starting with a tri pacer.

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Yes, a Riviera, but yet again changed manufacturers. The plane was originally made by Nardi company, but they lacked the resources to enter series production, so they sold the manufacturing rights to SAIA Marchetti. This is the second prototype so is registered as a Nardi Riviera.

 

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Correct 440032. I knew it would go quickly, but I thought there may have been some who hadn't seen it. I didn't know about it till I was looking up ground effect craft and Ekranoplans. Although the image shows it as a ground effect craft, according to Wikipedia it has a service ceiling of 25,000 ft. Cruise speed in ground effect 240 kts, 400 kts at 20,000 ft. 19 undercarriages.

 

Back to actual aircraft.

 

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Looks like a snowbird

 

which is an ugly duckling in my opinion 

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