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Old Jan 25, 2005, 11:31 AM
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OK, I don't think we've seen this one yet...
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 11:49 AM
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#1062 is the Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird.
Nope
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 11:52 AM
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#1062 is the Ryan XV-5.

And speaking of experimental aircraft, what's this?
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 12:35 PM
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#1062 is the Ryan XV-5.
You're right. I really must look more closely at the pictures.
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OK, I don't think we've seen this one yet...
#1066 is the Fleet Model 60 Fort advanced trainer.
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 01:28 PM
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Another VTOL "thing" to go with the Ryan
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Old Jan 25, 2005, 02:38 PM
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Right on, Georgeg! I laughed when I read about it, it was supposed to be an advanced trainer, but was too easy to fly, so it got relegated to training wireless operators. A nifty feature was that it didn't have retractable landing gear, but it had retractable wheel pants, so that the student could get used to raising and lowering something on takeoff and landing, but still had wheels down in case the student forget to lower his pants on landing
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Another VTOL "thing" to go with the Ryan
# 1071 is the Bell X-22A
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Thanks for posting the Gloster VI pic Kiwi, but I have to nit-pick with the Bristow/Bristol thing- the driving force behind the aircraft was Colonel Bristow, who was the official entrant. Although it was constructed by Bristol (and used a Bristol Mercury engine) it was jointly designed by WG Carter (Bristol), Arthur Gouge and CTP Lipscombe (both from Shorts). I can't find it referred to as a Bristol in any of my books...
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All of my references (as meager as they might be - one article from a French magazine whose published date was sometime in the 60's or 70's) point out the same thing, Bristow vice Bristol.

Minor point, it was a sharp looking plane. Something about round engines that catches my eye.

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Thanks for posting the Gloster VI pic Kiwi, but I have to nit-pick with the Bristow/Bristol thing- the driving force behind the aircraft was Colonel Bristow, who was the official entrant. Although it was constructed by Bristol (and used a Bristol Mercury engine) it was jointly designed by WG Carter (Bristol), Arthur Gouge and CTP Lipscombe (both from Shorts). I can't find it referred to as a Bristol in any of my books...
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Dudley Pattinson (of Flair fame I think) designed a 60" span Crusader back in the 80s. According to the magazine article (RCMW Oct 85, which I DON'T have in front of me...) it flew very well. The plan is still available from Traplet.
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Well I'm confused now with the Crusader. My reference which was RAF Flying Review April 1958 page 50 where it calls it quote: "The Short Crusader (or Short Bristol)" end quote, and then goes on to say it was designed by W.G.Carter with the support of Lt.Col. Bristow.
Maybe it's time for something more definite. try this
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#1077 is the Vickers Type 279 Venom of 1936.
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#1077 is the Vickers 279 Venom
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Here are the identities of 3 of my posts, apologies if anyone has identified these unnoticed by me:

#801 Cessna EC2

#809 Hinkler Ibis. Designed by Bert Hinkler. Sole example burnt at a Royal Aeronautical Society garden party in the 50s.

#810 Armstrong-Whitworth Tadpole, 1920. One of many designs intended to use the RAFs stock of D.H.9A spares, in this case wings and vertical tail.
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