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Sep 12, 2012, 12:03 AM
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Do you know what airplane is this and who made it?


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Do you know what airplne is this? And who made this model? It was built between 60' and 70'. The caracteristics are:

Wing 2.20m
body 1.54m
engine .60 to .90
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Sep 12, 2012, 11:12 PM
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My first thought was the Top Flight Elder, but upon inspection of your pictures one can see the construction is different and also the dimensions.

Well, at least the Elder can be ruled out.

http://www.top-flite.com/airplanes/topa0215.html
Sep 13, 2012, 04:05 AM
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It doesn't have to be a kit or even a known plan.
In any case, it's based on a between wars German fighter, Junkers or similar.
I don't know whether it's actually a scale model or not. I'll check.
Sep 13, 2012, 07:33 AM
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I was at first thinking it was a kit bashed version of a Sterling Fokker D-VII setup as a monoplane. But it may really be a scratch built plane that someone made.
Sep 13, 2012, 09:00 AM
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Earl, the front of a DVII fuselage isn't tapered like that.
Around 1917 to 1920 there were several Austro-German low-wing fighters like this one and, if it really is scale then it's one of those.
It's a shame the ailerons are missing as, on some of the planes concerned, the ailerons were an artistic curly shape that would have been a valuable clue.
Sep 13, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Looks like a modified Proctor Antic
Sep 13, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Thanks brokenenghlish, good point, I was thinking someone changed the front somewhat. But yeah it is likely one of those Austo-German low wing fighters. So then it leads me back to it being a scratch build from plans somewhere. Of course a Top Flite Elder flipped upside down so it is a low wing instead of a shoulder wing might be what the builder did.

rchopper, the Proctor kits that I have seen all used built up multi-piece wing ribs. A builder needed to spend a considerable amount of time just making up the wing ribs, before they did anything else. The Proctor kits tended to be works of art, you sort of, hated to have to cover it when done.
Sep 13, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by rchopper56
Looks like a modified Proctor Antic
That was my first thought so I had a look at the Proctor web site and if it is a modified Antic it has been modified out of sight - low wing instead of shoulder, different tail and fin shape, different fuselage front end etc. The only real similarity is the open girder rear fuselage - but given that the covering has been stripped off the wings maybe this was also covered originally?? So I don't buy it as a modified Antic and I think the theory that it might be a one off is probably close to the mark. Are there any markings on the ribs etc to indicate that it might have been built from a pre-cut kit?
Sep 13, 2012, 09:07 PM
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I would say that someone scratched it out, wing tips are a good sign.

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Sep 13, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Here's my Antic

Bill
Sep 14, 2012, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by williame3590
Here's my Antic

Bill
Yes very very nice I remember one Proctor kit I had in the past but never got to build it, these kits were made for BUILDERS, very expensive kits as well. I still do have two Proctor scimitar wood laminated propellors NIP. Friend Emmanuel that I bought the Record Breaker from did build have one of these Proctor Jenny's and magnificent it is. Remember there was also a mini-antic
Sep 14, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Many thanks for answering, the wood does not bring any brand, the previous owner died and his son sold me this aircraft as well as is and just told me that her father had for
over 40 years and do not know the name of the aircraft Espro help me greetings from mexico


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