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Old Aug 07, 2003, 07:48 PM
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By George, AirVenture, I got it!

The Petit Special.
Experimental, vintage 1947. It was built by George Petit. Originally powered by a Continental engine.

~Luke
You have to tell me how you figured that out!

-Brett
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 07:55 PM
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Flight Engineer was it an RE8 or a BE2 or are we both wrong?
Old Aug 07, 2003, 08:02 PM
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You have to tell me how you figured that out!

-Brett
Welllllll... (Sherlock Holmes said never to disclose one's methods, but tut.)

First, I did searches for 'V-tail pusher experimental' but didn't get anything worth speaking of... So then I carefully examined the picture, and found two things... (1) It was the exact size that eBay likes for pictures, and (2) Ipix is the official hoster of eBay pictures... If the image is embossed with the Ipix logo, it probably came from eBay. Knowing that such an item wouldn't be sold on normal eBay, I headed over to eBayMotors, and did a search 'experimental airplane'. Hi-presto, there it was.

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Old Aug 07, 2003, 08:06 PM
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Very Clever Luke.

Now who was Jack the Ripper????? lol
Old Aug 07, 2003, 08:11 PM
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Re: EMB145 AEW&C (R99-A)


Belated confirmation -- You got it Benny. You're quick.
Old Aug 07, 2003, 08:26 PM
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And another


Hint: Probably the most produced aircraft ever, about 40,000.
Old Aug 07, 2003, 09:18 PM
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Well...it's hard to tell, but...

Chase plane: F104 Starfighter
Pod Mounted: F-15 spin research vehicle
Mothership: B-52

-Brett Anywhere close?

Looks tiny
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It's a HIMAT.
My photo was taken from Palmdale (as was the B-57F). The things you see in the Antelope Valley..
Old Aug 07, 2003, 10:08 PM
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I know that one, it's... uh... that airplane thing I've been reading about in all the papers!
Old Aug 07, 2003, 10:39 PM
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R2800:
Back on page 9 of this thread, you commented that the Canberra and the Harrier were the only foreign aircraft purchased by the USAF. You forgot an earlier example, the first ever ordered from a foreign country in numbers by the US military, the Canadian built DH 2 Beaver. The US bought about 2/3 of the total production of 1800 or so, starting in 1948 or '49. They served in Korea, Vietnam, and all over the rest of the world in transport and SAR roles. With a handle like R2800, I'm surprised that you missed that round-engined "military flying 1-ton Jeep"
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 10:57 PM
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whoops sorry for the delay it was a BE2c.
Old Aug 07, 2003, 11:40 PM
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I've got one for you all
Great thread btw
Old Aug 08, 2003, 12:10 AM
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I have a better one :-)

I know i'm not following the rules, but seriously, these are cool
Old Aug 08, 2003, 08:16 AM
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Luke, man, you're good! Short Sperrin it is! OK how 'bout this one:
Old Aug 08, 2003, 08:53 AM
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R2800:
Back on page 9 of this thread, you commented that the Canberra and the Harrier were the only foreign aircraft purchased by the USAF. You forgot an earlier example, the first ever ordered from a foreign country in numbers by the US military, the Canadian built DH 2 Beaver. The US bought about 2/3 of the total production of 1800 or so, starting in 1948 or '49. They served in Korea, Vietnam, and all over the rest of the world in transport and SAR roles. With a handle like R2800, I'm surprised that you missed that round-engined "military flying 1-ton Jeep"
Brad.
Yikes, and I was a Canadian at the time of the Beaver deal. but thats not the only one I forgot, how about the Caribou.
I'm too lazy to look it up, but I seem to remember that the B-57 was a "first" of some kind, first combat type, first bomber, first one I guessed right on this thread, I dunno. I do know my brother was assigned to 'em and hated them.
Old Aug 08, 2003, 10:00 AM
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In re: the V-tail airliner...
It is a Beech Model 34 Twin Quad, built in 1947
Powered by four 375hp Lycoming S-580 in pairs geared to two low-RPM props.
The prototype (NX90521) was lost in a crash on 1/17/49.

~Luke


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