imiakhtar
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Help Identify This Aircraft

Tue May 29, 2012 1:20 pm

Hello folks.

I need to pick your brains. Here is the link to a British pathe video from 1932 featuring a quirky monoplane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ROXMOoqAK4

Can anyone identify it?
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sturmovik
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RE: Help Identify This Aircraft

Tue May 29, 2012 5:05 pm

A quick search of the registration from the video throws up the possibility that this might be a Monocoupe , however I can't pinpoint the exact model. It looks deceptively close to a Monocoach, however all other images for that model show a curvy vertical stabilizer, while this one seems to have a square one. But then again, this one seems to be modified with some kinda rudimentary autopilot, so it's possible the empennage could've been modified as well. Thanks for posting this anyway, I enjoyed the hunt  
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RE: Help Identify This Aircraft

Tue May 29, 2012 5:18 pm

Looks like a Curtiss Robin, with extra Parts   Looks like the Tail Reg is X-3275
 
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RE: Help Identify This Aircraft

Tue May 29, 2012 6:25 pm

Quoting n901wa (Reply 2):
Looks like a Curtiss Robin, with extra Parts

Thanks. I think you're right.

Quoting n901wa (Reply 2):
Looks like the Tail Reg is X-3275

I reckon that was just a temporary reg denoting it's experimental status. A google search didn't find anything.
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