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Offline FlyboyGil

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #165 on: March 05, 2007, 03:43:58 PM »
Here's one for ya.

It's a Polish PZL.30 "Żubr", a funky looking pre-WWII bomber.

Dang man, you got it. How'd you get it so quickly?
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #166 on: March 05, 2007, 03:46:21 PM »
Try this one
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #167 on: March 05, 2007, 05:22:42 PM »

Geez, I guess I made it a little too easy...
The 620 Gemini is resting in a hangar, covered in assorted bedsheets. They're not currently doing any development work on it, last I was there, but
the one they have is (IIRC) being kept flight ready.


Do you get to Mexico, MO often? If the Monnett book sells at all, the publisher is interested in having similar books done on other designers. I contacted Zenith about doing a book on Chris Heintz, and they were receptive to the idea.  :) If that happens, I'll be headed down there from time to time to do interviews and go through their attic.

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #168 on: March 05, 2007, 05:32:46 PM »
We've been there a couple of times, to pick up sub-kits. Our next trip will be sometime after we finish the tail and are ready to
get the slats/ailerons kit.

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #169 on: March 05, 2007, 05:35:02 PM »
Facetmobile (no mistaking that if you're in the pattern ;D!), Burt Rutan's B-17 (ala the Final Countdown version if Burt had gone back in time ::silly::), and the Zenith Gemini Twin (Are they still keeping that project alive? ???)

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Don't know about the Gemini, but Great Plains has a link to a Zenith Zodiac converted to use twin VW's.

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #170 on: March 05, 2007, 11:58:07 PM »
People with good amners are rare and hard to find  ::rofl::

Glad you liked the link DonYan....

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #171 on: March 06, 2007, 02:35:22 AM »
Try this one

Hi FlyBoyGil,

I have a Chinese model of one of these (haven't built it yet  :-\ ) BUT i'll wait to see if anyone else knows what it is   ;)
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #172 on: March 06, 2007, 02:41:56 AM »
Here's one for ya......





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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #173 on: March 06, 2007, 02:47:11 AM »
Wow, what a great increase in popularity and fun for this thread, and very much on topic too (not that it's crucial in this forum). It's really great to see that a lifting-body works on light GA's as well, I'd been thinking of such a design too but wasn't sure if would need fly-by-wire controls for stability since I'd prefer a design that aerodynamically stable, as opposed to the F16 for instance that according to what I've heard can't fly without constant automatic control-surface adjustments.
From the looks of that FacetMobile then it's possible to build an aircraft with a lifting-body that needs practically no conventional wings, or at most maybe some stub-wings which will probably create a lot of attention from onlookers on the ground when you fly over them :D I also heard a lifting-body fuselage shape is a lot safer in a crash as opposed to the classic tube-shape.

I see Brian just posted yet another plane. I've got no idea what it is but it does look nice and elegant.

Have all the previous planes been ID'ed yet though?

Thanks for the link to the page with the WIG's including the Colani-version, very interesting indeed and I don't think I've seen that version before now, really elegant shape, as usual for him with his organic based style :)

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #174 on: March 06, 2007, 02:51:34 AM »
Try this one

Hiya Frank,

No-one has named this one from flyboyGil yet, i know what it is, but not sayin' yet
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #175 on: March 06, 2007, 02:54:37 AM »
Here's one for ya......





Brian

That's pretty, can i have one?
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #176 on: March 06, 2007, 03:12:42 AM »
Try this one

Hi FlyBoyGil,

I have a Chinese model of one of these (haven't built it yet  :-\ ) BUT i'll wait to see if anyone else knows what it is   ;)

They made a model of it? It seems such a forgotten aircraft. Well I guess not :)
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #177 on: March 06, 2007, 03:21:42 AM »
It's a very old kit, i went a bit crazy for a while buying just about any model kits i could find (not married then  ::rofl:: ) and stored them away for when i have some spare time  ::)   I will have to dig it out and make it now i guess.........  :-\ maybe after i finish my Gee Bee!!
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #178 on: March 06, 2007, 05:07:28 AM »
Here goes......

wing derringer..........

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #179 on: March 06, 2007, 06:14:51 AM »
WOW!!!! Never heard of it....

Here is a nice one
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