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  • Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Thusly

    No cheating, name it!

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    dunno, looks like something Q branch came up with it the 70s, love it 😃

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    Premier Icon mashr
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    tbh that’s fairly normal compared to half of the things this guy manages to dig up! https://instagram.com/cessnateur?igshid=7362aveyz4v9

    Premier Icon BikePawl
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    A quick google says it’s an Edgley optica, nice looking craft designed for slow speed flying

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    quick google

    I did say no cheating! Pub quiz rules!

    Mashr, that’s awesome. Shall lose myself in there for a while!

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Ain’t that Mark Hamill’s plane from Slipstream?

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    CaptainFlashheart

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    Mashr, that’s awesome. Shall lose myself in there for a while!

    You should probably set aside the rest of the day. Helps that the guy really knows his onions too

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Perchy, there may have been some influence from it on the ‘bubbleship’ in Oblivion.

    Premier Icon sofaman
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    Shall lose myself in there for a while!

    Not possible in this though:

    Oh, from G-INFO that Optica is owned by John Edgley.

    Premier Icon perchypanther
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    Why yes, yes it is….

    Premier Icon BikePawl
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    To make up for cheating
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    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    😂

    Premier Icon nickc
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    I think I managed to out myself as an airplane nerd last time we did this, I’m staying away from this thread.

    Wait…

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    I think hols 2 aircraft is America’s attempt at a vtol back in the day. It was a bit crap.

    No idea of its name.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Edit: better angle

    Premier Icon ryu1720
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    Sofamans aircraft is called a cri cri although nows probably a good time to declare I’m a light aircraft engineer lol .The cri cri I think is the world’s smallest manned twin engined aircraft I believe

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    @matt_outandabout Shorts Skyvan?

    Premier Icon ryu1720
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    Mat that’s a shorts skyvan easy peasy

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Convair Pogo stick from hols2.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Real name please, not the nickname.

    Erm.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    And also this scary looking mo fo

    EEEEEEK!

    Premier Icon wobbliscott
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    I seem to remember the cri cri was powered by two chainsaw engines.

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    mrmonkfinger

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    Real name please, not the nickname.

    Thrust Measuring Rig.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Spotters autogiro towed up behind ships?

    Premier Icon ajaj
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    That Edgley was all over the news when I was a kid, being both locally made and a bit crashy.

    There was a jet version of the Cri Cri which always looked fun.

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    Sarumite, ajaj?

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    The Flying Bedframe or something like that is its nickname I think.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Ok, so the Shorts was easy, if still laughably odd dimensions…

    How about this…

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    I used to fly from Glasgow to Belfast semi-regularly in a Loganair Shorts 360.

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    I used to fly from Glasgow to Belfast semi-regularly in a Loganair Shorts 360.

    Ahh, the Shorts Ultra Shed, as opposed to the Super Shed and the basic Shorts Shed shown above.

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    think that was FIAT’s attempt at a helicopter

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    This is a copy of a photo taken by my dad, I think at Farnborough, I dare say quite a few will recognise it…

    Premier Icon Rich_s
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    This is a copy of a photo taken by my dad, I think at Farnborough, I dare say quite a few will recognise it…

    Chipmunk?

    Premier Icon PJM1974
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    Gosh…without googling, that’s an Edgely (spelling?) Optica, a Ryan something silly or other, a Shorts Skyvan, Flying Bedstead – sorry wasn’t it a Bristol or RR testbed (Bristol designed the Pegasus engine, subsequently merged into RR) no idea as to the name, no bloody idea as to the helicopter but the fuselage is beautifully Bauhaus hmmm, prototype British (the serial places it circa mid fifties) R&D platform with a fat fuselage possibly (speculatively) containing lift-jets hence the mesh cover. The metalwork is god-awful, as befits a low volume prototype which would have possibly been farmed out to someone like Bolton & Paul or possibly Handley Page to knock together.

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    Convair, dammit. Not Ryan. The letters spelling “CONVAIR” on the tail were a giveaway. VSTOL, which seems to be a theme.

    I expect a Fieseler Storch any time soon.

    Premier Icon mrmonkfinger
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    Northwind has it. Nicknamed the Flying Bedstead. PJM I think it was entirely Rolls responsible for that thing at that point as it had two Nenes.

    The scary autogyro is/was a Hafner Rotochute. Designed to replace a parachute. Apparently worked well enough, but a parachute was easier and bailing out of a fast moving airplane less problematic.

    After doing that, the designer did this:

    even more EEK

    I admit defeat at XG900 and had to look it up.

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