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Old Aug 06, 2003, 12:45 AM
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It is a U.S. company. The thing that throws one off is the standard layout of this aircraft. This company was not known for this layout and it represents a major departure from the design that gave this company its start. The one design feature that caried through all of the machines that this company built was the wing structure (not including the aileron setup). You could take the wings off this plane and they would look quite at home attatched to any one of their other models.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 12:49 AM
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Thanks for your clue

Now you mention it the wings are definately Wright design.

What about this one though?
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 12:51 AM
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oops, our replies crossed in cyber space again.

Great work BennyLaird!

It think this would make a great first scratch built subject. I'm thinking hard about it.

I've got to get some sleep. 11:50 P.M. here. But I hope to find a good stumper posted when I wake up.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 01:02 AM
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This is addictive

I'm guessing its one of the Goodyear Inflatoplanes. I'm working on which one.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 01:07 AM
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You got it close enough

Yep now you can go to bed lol. The Goodyear XAO-3 Inflatoplane
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 01:26 AM
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One to get you looking

Hope this one keeps you guessing for a while anyway as I'm off home....
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 01:48 AM
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And another

just in case you get bored waiting
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 02:45 AM
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The jet is the Soviet T-4/S-100 designed by Sukhoi. Their answer to the U.S. XB-70 Valkyrie program.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 03:02 AM
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The drone is the Scorpion Model 100-60 robotic aerial vehicle built by the Freewing Aerial Robotics Corporation.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 03:19 AM
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Good luck with this one. It was the only photo of this plane I could find on the internet. The manufacturer is not U.S., European or Soviet.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 12:16 PM
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The plane the dignitaries from the Indian Air Force are examining... on it's roll-out... is from the HAL factory in India. Probably their first indigenous design.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 01:04 PM
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Sparky,
You're on the right track.

You have the country corect, but surprisingly it was not built by HAL.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 01:55 PM
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Heres some fun for you - I looked out an old Players cigarette card album circa 1930 something I would guess.

Here is a representative sample.

I laos have two albums of TEA cards of commercial airlinres and world speed record holders from the 60's I think.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 01:59 PM
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I think this one would make a great scale subject.
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Old Aug 06, 2003, 02:05 PM
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Or how about this one...yes, the original was powered by DIESEL engines.
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