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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #150 on: March 05, 2007, 04:17:18 AM »
Don't know what happened there,,,but yeap that was quick, i had never seen that one before and only came across it last week.


How about this one?
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #151 on: March 05, 2007, 04:17:41 AM »
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #152 on: March 05, 2007, 04:28:51 AM »
 ::bow:: ::bow::
Or the KM Caspian Sea Monster ...you can see why in this photo
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #153 on: March 05, 2007, 04:52:21 AM »
Here's one for ya.
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #154 on: March 05, 2007, 05:13:37 AM »
It looks Arvo  ??? ..... searching searching  ::type::
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #155 on: March 05, 2007, 05:16:43 AM »
It looks Arvo  ??? ..... searching searching  ::type::

Nope, not Avro  ::thinking::
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #156 on: March 05, 2007, 05:21:08 AM »
I had originally thought Blenheim... but I should kick myself. This thing's too butt-ugly for that.

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #157 on: March 05, 2007, 05:45:52 AM »
Hiya DonYan, ::wave::

Yeap both of the "seaplanes" i put up are actually WIGs (Wing In Ground-effect) craft. ::whistle::...BUT THEY ARE INTERESTING ....HUH? ;D
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #158 on: March 05, 2007, 05:55:39 AM »

DonYan  your manners are fine!!!

Here is a great link on the "plane" has some interesting movies at the bottom too

http://www.se-technology.com/wig/html/main.php?open=showcraft&code=0&craft=71
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #159 on: March 05, 2007, 05:57:34 AM »
They're pretty darned cool. They don't really fly out of ground effect. You just skim along a few feet above the ground or water.
Back in the '90s I dreamed of having one with retractable landing gear, which I could fly over a highway or the water (or... over relatively even ground too). There's a limited 'zoom' capability, where you can momentarily trade speed for altitude to clear obstacles... or that granny blocking the road...
It hasn't really gone far yet, but there is a smallish, not so active community for them. Lots of broken links and the like.
From what I understand they're very efficient, and you can move a lot of weight across the pond, using less fuel than true aircraft (for the payload)
and lots faster than ships.
I'd love to see more of the technology.
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #160 on: March 05, 2007, 06:13:55 AM »
No one has got FlyBoyGil's plane yet ::type:: ::banghead::...... ::thinking:: maybe we need a hint :)
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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #161 on: March 05, 2007, 06:50:27 AM »
Here's one for ya.

It's a Polish PZL.30 "Żubr", a funky looking pre-WWII bomber.
"You call this bad? I'll tell you what bad is....Bad is passing test depth at 80 feet per second with a thirty degree down bubble. Compared to that, this is a walk in the park.

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #162 on: March 05, 2007, 10:29:38 AM »
This one oughta be easy for some of you.



Or, just for fun...



Ok, how about this?

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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #163 on: March 05, 2007, 01:39:40 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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Re: Name That ????
« Reply #164 on: March 05, 2007, 01:54:34 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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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.