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Mark Braunlich

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What is it? May, 2012
« on: May 29, 2012, 07:11:16 AM »
Been some time since we had one of these quizes. 

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 07:44:10 AM »
Moth family??

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 09:41:35 AM »
Well I guess I really can't tell at this stage exactly what aircraft that is. But I must guess that it definitely is not of the Moth Family. But I'm really posting at this time because of a thought that has been in mind for quite some time. Your photograph of an aircraft, Mark, has had me baffled for sometime. I believe it is a De Haviland Puss Moth. Its registration also has me baffled. Could you please enlighten myself and the Group, if I should not be the only one ignorant of the history behind your chosen photo, as to your choice of accompanying photo.
Thanks.
Cliff.

Mark Braunlich

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2012, 11:26:57 AM »
Lou,

Not giving hints yet.

Cliff,
It's my restored Skybirds Puss Moth in the markings of CF-AGO, the first Puss Moth in N. America.  See link:
http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/SMF/index.php?topic=590.0

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2012, 04:24:54 PM »
Thanks Mark for the reference to your prior very informative piece on the history of your Puss Moth that you've presented as your signature photo. Of course I've read it before but I admit to having forgoten its substance over time. In the meantime, I believe the description of your restoration is well worth a permanent place in our "technique" section. The remark concerning the wings falling off is really of primary concern and is thought to be a fault in the death of Bert Henkler a long distance flier a way back then - the '20s or '30s. This latter bit plus some very good 3views - after I check it out - I'll post for you and others and was the matter that I had been intending to draw attention to for sometime.
Cliff.

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 01:25:50 AM »
Well 'V' centre section struts ? having a guess to get the ball rolling,is it a Heath Parasol ? it certainly looks to be a very pretty design of the light aircraft category.
Barry.

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 05:50:06 AM »
Not a Heath Parasol.

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 07:52:22 AM »
Vickers Vimy engine arrangement ? totally different thinking.
Barry.

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2012, 08:04:32 AM »
Not a Vimy or Virginia or Vernon (I think that's the whole family).

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2012, 09:16:54 AM »
Caudron Luciole ?
Barry.

Mark Braunlich

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2012, 09:41:13 AM »
No, but nice try!


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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2012, 10:55:41 AM »
Blackburn B.2 ?
Barry.

Mark Braunlich

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2012, 05:57:42 AM »
Sorry again Barry.

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2012, 07:08:35 AM »
Hirtenberg HS.9A ?

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Re: What is it? May, 2012
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2012, 08:56:55 AM »
I believe it is a Moth of some description. A two seater, side by side version. I think that the tail is of the conventional De Havilland type. But the fuel tank on the top wing appears to be smaller than normal. And that's my two cents for what it's worth.
Cliff.
PS. Obviously a home built. Obvious because it appears to be metal covered.
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