Discussion in 'AUS/NZ General Discussion' started by DGL Fox, Aug 4, 2015.
............... much bigger and brute'ier than Hummelbird
Looks like a 'Mielic(?) Czech cropduster.
Close - wrong country - mid 1950's vintage
..................... tis an Agricola
Enough of the big birds!.... ...How about this one????
Geese Micro! I thought it would take a bit longer than that!
Brings back memories - of the way it used to be when we first started flying - there were a couple of Vectors in NZ as I recall - both now well gone of course. The model was the 610 I believe.
One with a history!
That looks like the frame of the XPB, it isn't Bex's maiden flight is it Farri?
Blériot XI... or licence-built copy.
Marty, You have it!
The Blériot XI was a French aircraft, used by Louis Blériot on 25 July 1909 to make the first flight across theEnglish Channel made in a heavier-than-air aircraft. This achievement is one of the most famous accomplishments of the pioneer era of aviation, and not only won Blériot a lasting place in history but also assured the future of his aircraft manufacturing business. The event caused a major reappraisal of the importance of aviation; the English newspaper The Daily Express led its story of the flight with the headline "Britain is no longer an Island".
It was produced in both single- and two-seat versions, powered by a number of different engines and was widely used for competition and training purposes. Military versions were bought by many countries, continuing in service until after the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Two restored examples — one in the United Kingdom and one in the United States — of original Blériot XI aircraft are thought to be the two oldest flyable aircraft in the world
We have one on the field here but its a kit-built replica - powered by a Rotec which so far hasn't produced enough power to make it fly properly. I suspect the Bleriot is quite heavy, and not exactly aerodynamic!
Whassis den ?
Bf 108 Taifun or licence built copy? There seem to be a couple of variations on the tail shape around. Met one once that had fake guns that pushed LPG into the barrels with igniters going, produced a very convincing "Brrrrrrrrrrp" when strafing surfers.
Guess it could be, but the 108 had retracts and most of the pics I can find of it have a longer glass canopy and the 109-style tail. Plus they generally had the Argus As10 inverted V8 leading to a wider cowling at the bottom, whereas that one looks narrower, more like inverted straight motor (eg Gipsy Major).
You're right on the retracts - missed that, however some of the Nord built versions had an inverted inline Renault which answers the cowl difference. I went trawling around the net afterwards once the retracts issue penetrated me skull, thinking it may be a forerunner to the 108, however that was the M37 and this isn't it I don't believe.
Got it I think, Bu 181 or perhaps one of its many derivatives eg SK-25, C-106. The right rudder in the original photo disguises the characteristic sweep which you see from side on.
Thought it was a Klemm of some version, but I think Bucker could be right.
I think Bats has it - Bucker Bu 181 Bestmann.
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