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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:00 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 300):
Upon reading it, I cursed him out loud, thinking he gave the answer away to everyone.

Fortunately, nobody took him very seriously. Well, nobody except for Bengan. biggrin

Oh, the irony... I just couldn't see it being that, but his comment was pretty right-on!

Thanks for the link.
 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:01 am



Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 299):
Pertaining to the XPA-33 Comanche, could someone please post a link to some further info on this bird?

Here you go. It's on page 4. The accident is in the NTSB database, too...but the database is down at the moment.

Oh, and I almost forgot....minutes after I posted the Piper, Lowrider posted this:

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 283):
So that is what happens when a Piper Comanche has its way with a DeLorean.

Upon reading it, I cursed him out loud, thinking he gave the answer away to everyone.

Fortunately, nobody took him very seriously. Well, nobody except for Bengan.  biggrin 

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:46 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 300):
I cursed him out loud,

I get that a lot lately.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 300):
Fortunately, nobody took him very seriously.

No one with an ounce of sense would.
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:42 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 300):
Fortunately, nobody took him very seriously. Well, nobody except for Bengan.

First of all, congrats to Bengan  bigthumbsup 

Secondly . . .well . .I ah . . ., sorta . . . . did search through the Piper aircraft types and eventually got stuck doing searches toward various Malibu sub-types. Unfortunately to no avail and then I got stuck trying to unveil some obscure warmed-over Malibu "Jappo/Ruski/Yugo/Czech/Polski . . . ." modification . . . . faint 


Onwards to the next one . . . hmm . .  scratchchin . . looks like the actual entrance to The 2H4 Vault of Brilliant Things . . . .


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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:56 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 300):
Upon reading it, I cursed him out loud, thinking he gave the answer away to everyone.

Fortunately, nobody took him very seriously. Well, nobody except for Bengan.

Guilty as charged.  banghead 

However gull-wing doors do seem like an odd choice for a pressurized airframe. That´s one of the reasons I dismissed Lowrider´s statement. I am trying to keep up with the pictures but it is kind of hard since I am on vacation all this week and traveling. Currently, I am writing this post from my hotel in Santiago, Chile. At least my standings have not suffered too much due to the difficulty of the last two pictures.  relieved 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:13 am

And the correct answer is:


Douglas C-133 Cargomaster


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Photo © Steve Williams





Deviously Cropped Shot





Correctly Identified By:

Scooterpontus
Rampkontroler
DaBuzzard
Starglider
oly720man
atlturbine
Aeroweanie
DAirbus
Francoflier
Scooter01
Bengan
boeing767mech



Other Guesses Included:

No other guesses on this one.



Current Point Standings:

Starglider - 19
Bengan – 18  goldmedal 
Aeroweanie – 17
Francoflier - 15
DAIRBUS - 14
Scooter01 - 13
Rampkontroler - 13
Oly720man - 10
Atlturbine – 10
Vzlet – 9
MrChips - 6
Hangarrat - 5
Larshjort – 4
Airkas1 - 4
KBFIspotter - 4
tb727 - 4
Nohag - 3
KELPkid - 3
speedracer1407 - 3
je89_w - 3
KPWMSpotter - 3
TupolevTu154 - 3
Lowrider - 3
boeing767mech - 3
474218 - 2
Alaska737 – 2
Jetmech – 2
RaginMav - 2
Jetlagged - 2
SLCpilot - 2
DaBuzzard – 2
Scooterpontus - 2
BigSaabowski - 1
G4doc2004 - 1
Lemmy - 1
Vikkyvik - 1
Brendows - 1
ZANL188 - 1
Fly2HMO - 1
9VSIO - 1
ZBBYLW - 1
Lapa_saab340 – 1


Here’s the next shot:


http://2h4.smugmug.com/photos/401022369_ii74M-XL.jpg



Guesses for this one will be due by Saturday, October 25th at 11pm Central time.

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:38 am

Maaan...I hate it when you make it look so easy! All my initial guesses have already gone out the door.

Time to sleep on this, I think!

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:25 am

And for those really enquiring minds out there, here's a pic I found that shows what it looks like inside that door with the built-in stairs, -the equipment bay:
http://i37.tinypic.com/2mcug03.jpg

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:20 pm

Great pic of the inside there, Scooter. I wonder where the other door goes?
 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:49 pm



Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 308):
I wonder where the other door goes?

To the lavatories. The flight deck is accessed via a ladder to the left:




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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:22 pm



Quoting Starglider (Reply 309):
To the lavatories. The flight deck is accessed via a ladder to the left:

Thanks for that. I was thinking it was yet another portal to 2H4's vault!

I'm sure you guys have already seen this, but just in case, here was the landing in August of the last airworthy example at Travis AFB where it will be put on display:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmA-oq6-rPA

Would LOVE to have seen that!
 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:17 pm



Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 310):
Quoting Starglider (Reply 309):
To the lavatories. The flight deck is accessed via a ladder to the left:

Thanks for that. I was thinking it was yet another portal to 2H4's vault!

 rotfl  Indeed. That one and the Stargate in Cheyenne Mountain.
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:04 pm



Quoting Starglider (Reply 309):
To the lavatories.

You must mean this room.....



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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:21 pm



Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 310):
I was thinking it was yet another portal to 2H4's vault!

I'm sure you guys have already seen this, but just in case, here was the landing in August of the last airworthy example at Travis AFB where it will be put on display:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmA-oq6-rPA

Would LOVE to have seen that!

Sure is very impressive, I miss those growling turboprops. Good thing they are preserving this one. Footage of this C-133 gives the impression of a time machine touching down with those sleek F-16s in the foreground.

Speaking of 2H4 and his vault, I hope he did not lock himself up in it? I bet he is  stirthepot  up a real tough one for the next round.



Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 312):
You must mean this room.....

Yes . . .I wonder who did the interior decoration, reminds me of a swimming pool. . . .


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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:37 pm



Quoting Starglider (Reply 313):
Sure is very impressive, I miss those growling turboprops. Good thing they are preserving this one. Footage of this C-133 gives the impression of a time machine touching down with those sleek F-16s in the foreground.

Yeah, I've always been a propfreak myself. We have home movies of me from Easter 1969 (I was eight) and I am running around flying my Eastern Lockheed Electra.  Smile I wish I still had that toy...it had spinning props, and lights that lit!

Quoting Starglider (Reply 313):
Speaking of 2H4 and his vault, I hope he did not lock himself up in it? I bet he is up a real tough one for the next round.

I know! I stayed up late last night awaiting the next clue, but to no avail. I do hope he is only stuck in his vault and that it's nothing more ominous than that. I'm sure he's just trying to figure out the best way to crop the next one!
 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:29 pm



Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 314):
running around flying my Eastern Lockheed Electra.

Interesting, I used to have an American Airlines Electra toy with the same features. Props which started spinning in sequence, engines 1 thru 4, lights and sound, and then it would "taxi", come to a stop and everything would shut own again. Funny how all that stuff just disappears over time.

Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 314):
I know! I stayed up late last night awaiting the next clue, but to no avail. I do hope he is only stuck in his vault and that it's nothing more ominous than that. I'm sure he's just trying to figure out the best way to crop the next one!

Well, it is a weekend and sometimes priorities have to be dealt with, just hope he's ok.


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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:08 am

And the correct answer is:


Breguet 941S


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Deviously Cropped Shot

http://2h4.smugmug.com/photos/401022369_ii74M-XL.jpg


Photo generously provided by Aerofossile2012


Correctly Identified By:

Francoflier
Scooter01
oly720man
Starglider
Rampkontroler
Bengan
DAirbus



Other Guesses Included:

Aeritalia G.222
Casa C295 "Persuader"
Transall C-160



Current Point Standings:

Starglider - 20
Bengan – 19  goldmedal 
Aeroweanie – 17
Francoflier - 16
DAIRBUS - 15
Scooter01 - 14
Rampkontroler - 14
Oly720man - 11
Atlturbine – 10
Vzlet – 9
MrChips - 6
Hangarrat - 5
Larshjort – 4
Airkas1 - 4
KBFIspotter - 4
tb727 - 4
Nohag - 3
KELPkid - 3
speedracer1407 - 3
je89_w - 3
KPWMSpotter - 3
TupolevTu154 - 3
Lowrider - 3
boeing767mech - 3
474218 - 2
Alaska737 – 2
Jetmech – 2
RaginMav - 2
Jetlagged - 2
SLCpilot - 2
DaBuzzard – 2
Scooterpontus - 2
BigSaabowski - 1
G4doc2004 - 1
Lemmy - 1
Vikkyvik - 1
Brendows - 1
ZANL188 - 1
Fly2HMO - 1
9VSIO - 1
ZBBYLW - 1
Lapa_saab340 – 1

Here’s the next shot:


http://2h4.smugmug.com/photos/403103171_FatHJ-XL.jpg



Sorry for my absence, everyone. I was out and about all weekend, and wasn’t able to find time to sit down and update things.

To make up for the lost time, we’ll extend the game an extra day. The game will now end on Saturday, November 1st. Judging by the scores, it will probably turn out to be a Saturday night showdown....or a Sunday morning showdown, depending on where you live.  Smile

Guesses for this particular shot will be due by Tuesday, October 28th at 10pm Central time.

Thanks for your patience.

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:49 am

Glad you are okay...now we must destroy you for this last picture.  Smile
 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:56 am

Oh joy. I think this one will take some time. Well, there goes my day off tomorrow.  Sad
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:56 pm

Small correction to the score...Aeroweanie did in fact correctly identify the Breguet. I failed to flag his email, and it went undetected. Here's the current score:


Current Point Standings:

Starglider - 20
Bengan – 19  goldmedal 
Aeroweanie – 18
Francoflier - 16
DAIRBUS - 15
Scooter01 - 14
Rampkontroler - 14
Oly720man - 11
Atlturbine – 10
Vzlet – 9
MrChips - 6
Hangarrat - 5
Larshjort – 4
Airkas1 - 4
KBFIspotter - 4
tb727 - 4
Nohag - 3
KELPkid - 3
speedracer1407 - 3
je89_w - 3
KPWMSpotter - 3
TupolevTu154 - 3
Lowrider - 3
boeing767mech - 3
474218 - 2
Alaska737 – 2
Jetmech – 2
RaginMav - 2
Jetlagged - 2
SLCpilot - 2
DaBuzzard – 2
Scooterpontus - 2
BigSaabowski - 1
G4doc2004 - 1
Lemmy - 1
Vikkyvik - 1
Brendows - 1
ZANL188 - 1
Fly2HMO - 1
9VSIO - 1
ZBBYLW - 1
Lapa_saab340 – 1

Sorry about that.

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:08 pm

It's a 1972 Dodge Coronet.

Oh wait, you mean the aircraft fuselage, not the car in the background. My bad.

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:31 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 316):
Here’s the next shot:

It's a wreck...

Quoting TSS (Reply 320):
It's a 1972 Dodge Coronet.

I must say that I'm pretty impressed with that identification as well.
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:57 pm

Hello folks.

There's a very good chance I won't be able to update things in time tonight, so here is the next image:



Guesses for this one will be due by Thursday, October 30th at 5pm Central time.

If I can't make it online tonight, I'll update the current shot tomorrow morning or afternoon. Thanks for your understanding.

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:23 am

The mystical white twin-boom aircraft has been identified.

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:27 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 323):
The mystical white twin-boom aircraft has been identified.

That should merit a special prize all its own. Don't keep us in suspense. What is it?
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:24 am

wow...

So, I just finished my first NIFA Aircraft Recognition test... That. was. fun.

I hope I'm not being too overconfident about the results at the moment, but I quite enjoyed it. Three days of cram studying airplanes, and then one test of nowhere near the complexity of what I'd prepared for (i.e. 2H4 test)...it was fun. NIFA is like...2H4 threads, but totally immersive...


Anyways...back to the topic at hand...

...I have no clue what that is. haha.
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:37 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 323):
The mystical white twin-boom aircraft has been identified.

Thank goodness...I can give up on that one finally! I can't wait to find out what the heck it is...or for that matter...these last two.

I fear I may finally be in over my head! :-P
 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:19 am



Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 325):
So, I just finished my first NIFA Aircraft Recognition test... That. was. fun.

What school do you compete for?
 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:46 pm

And the correct answer is:


OMAC-1



http://2h4.smugmug.com/photos/405299188_nEqzS-XL.jpg





Devious Shot

http://2h4.smugmug.com/photos/403103171_FatHJ-XL.jpg


Photo generously provided by Mr. SlamClick.


Correctly Identified By:

Starglider
Aeroweanie



Other Guesses Included:

Aero/Shrike Commander
Curtiss-Wright X-19



Current Point Standings:
Starglider - 21
Bengan – 19  goldmedal 
Aeroweanie – 19
Francoflier - 16
DAIRBUS - 15
Scooter01 - 14
Rampkontroler - 14
Oly720man - 11
Atlturbine – 10
Vzlet – 9
MrChips - 6
Hangarrat - 5
Larshjort – 4
Airkas1 - 4
KBFIspotter - 4
tb727 - 4
Nohag - 3
KELPkid - 3
speedracer1407 - 3
je89_w - 3
KPWMSpotter - 3
TupolevTu154 - 3
Lowrider - 3
boeing767mech - 3
474218 - 2
Alaska737 – 2
Jetmech – 2
RaginMav - 2
Jetlagged - 2
SLCpilot - 2
DaBuzzard – 2
Scooterpontus - 2
BigSaabowski - 1
G4doc2004 - 1
Lemmy - 1
Vikkyvik - 1
Brendows - 1
ZANL188 - 1
Fly2HMO - 1
9VSIO - 1
ZBBYLW - 1
Lapa_saab340 – 1


The current shot, due Thursday, October 30th at 5pm Central time, remains:




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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:03 pm

Special Update

The Mystical White Twin-Boom Aircraft has been correctly identified!

The correct answer is:


Philippine Institute of Science and Technology XL-15 Tagak

http://2h4.smugmug.com/photos/405305989_wPZhK-XL.jpg




Devious Shot

http://2h4.smugmug.com/photos/385446848_oexJB-XL.jpg




Correctly Identified By:

Aeroweanie
DAirbus


However....back on October 5th, when nobody guessed it, I said this:

“So here's the deal: This one is still up for grabs. Everyone has until the end of the contest. Only one point will be awarded....to the first person to correctly identify it.”

So while both certainly deserve recognition, only Aeroweanie earns the point, and moves from third place up to second place in the rankings.

The interesting part is that, after 23 days of searching, their guesses were submitted only 2 hours apart!

So well done, gentlemen!



Current Point Standings:

Starglider – 21
Aeroweanie – 20
Bengan – 19  goldmedal 
Francoflier - 16
DAIRBUS - 15
Scooter01 - 14
Rampkontroler - 14
Oly720man - 11
Atlturbine – 10
Vzlet – 9
MrChips - 6
Hangarrat - 5
Larshjort – 4
Airkas1 - 4
KBFIspotter - 4
tb727 - 4
Nohag - 3
KELPkid - 3
speedracer1407 - 3
je89_w - 3
KPWMSpotter - 3
TupolevTu154 - 3
Lowrider - 3
boeing767mech - 3
474218 - 2
Alaska737 – 2
Jetmech – 2
RaginMav - 2
Jetlagged - 2
SLCpilot - 2
DaBuzzard – 2
Scooterpontus - 2
BigSaabowski - 1
G4doc2004 - 1
Lemmy - 1
Vikkyvik - 1
Brendows - 1
ZANL188 - 1
Fly2HMO - 1
9VSIO - 1
ZBBYLW - 1
Lapa_saab340 – 1


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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:25 pm



Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 325):
So, I just finished my first NIFA Aircraft Recognition test... That. was. fun.

I remember my first NIFA Aircraft Rec test. It was a nationals test, so I didn't even come close to placing.

Any interesting shots? Any particularly tricky ones?

Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 325):
I hope I'm not being too overconfident about the results at the moment, but I quite enjoyed it.

Thinking back, one of the most memorable parts of NIFA Aircraft Rec is the waiting and discussing of the test between test-time and the awards banquet.

Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 325):
Three days of cram studying airplanes, and then one test of nowhere near the complexity of what I'd prepared for

Man, I love hearing about your experience on the team. It really takes me back. I wish there was a NIFA school near MSN so I could get involved in coaching again.

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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:20 pm



Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 327):
What school do you compete for?

Embry Riddle, Daytona Beach campus.

The test itself was...interesting. There wasn't anything too challenging...mix of everything really. Don't think I'm supposed to say anything about it specifically yet...but there was one tail dragger on the write ins, and I don't think anyone on the team got it.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 330):
Thinking back, one of the most memorable parts of NIFA Aircraft Rec is the waiting and discussing of the test between test-time and the awards banquet.

Yeah, last night our team went out to dinner after the test...compiled a list of all 60 aircraft shown. We had 59 at the end of the night, the 60th by this morning. Hopefully they're all correct. Have to wait 'till the weekend to see for sure.
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:26 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 328):
OMAC-1

Oy, I was sooooooo wrong about that one! Because of the square windows I figured it wasn't pressurized, at least not to any serious height, and because of the peculiar side door arrangement and what appears to be a loading ramp at the rear, I suspected it must be what's left of some obscure utility helicopter.
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:37 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 328):
Photo generously provided by Mr. SlamClick.

Well, of course!
OMAC = "Old Man's Aircraft Co"
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:22 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 328):
And the correct answer is:


OMAC-1

I don't know what is more impressive. Finding the a picture of the actual aircraft in an ancient copy of Popular Science or SlamClick's picture of the fuselage in what is obviously a junkyard. Talk about obscure.  boggled 

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 329):
The interesting part is that, after 23 days of searching, their guesses were submitted only 2 hours apart!

Well, poo.  banghead 

At least I can say that I found it the same way Columbus discovered the New World, while looking for something completely different. Anyway, congrats to AeroWeanie. Judging by his great score, he seems to have more time and/or resources than I do.  praise   whiteflag 
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:32 pm



Quoting Vzlet (Reply 333):
Well, of course!
OMAC = "Old Man's Aircraft Co"

I heard that!
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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:33 pm



Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 331):
Embry Riddle, Daytona Beach campus.

The test itself was...interesting. There wasn't anything too challenging...mix of everything really. Don't think I'm supposed to say anything about it specifically yet...but there was one tail dragger on the write ins, and I don't think anyone on the team got it.

Awesome, I compete for ERAU Prescott, our regional test is different and we dont take it till Feb. Hope you did good, you guys are a great team so I wouldnt be surprised if you took 1-5 in all or most of the ground events. See you at Nationals.
 
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Quoting 2H4 (Reply 330):

Man, I love hearing about your experience on the team. It really takes me back. I wish there was a NIFA school near MSN so I could get involved in coaching again.

Want to come out to Prescott? We could use an Acid coach.
 
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Quoting DAirbus (Reply 334):

At least I can say that I found it the same way Columbus discovered the New World, while looking for something completely different. Anyway, congrats to AeroWeanie. Judging by his great score, he seems to have more time and/or resources than I do

Thanks! Actually, I missed the PA-33 because of a lack of time - I recognized the location as Lock Haven due to the mountain range in the background (my wife is from that area), so I knew the airplane was in my big book of Piper aircraft. However, I was on a trip to the east coast at the time and the book was on the west coast. Similarly, due to a lack of time, I rushed on the CM-175 - I actually looked at a picture of a CM-175, but I thought I saw no gap in the flaps, so I ruled it out and guessed CM-170.

The OMAC I was pretty easy for me, as I worked on two competing designs, the Starship and the JetCruzer. How I got the XL-15 is related to how I got the current mystery airplane, so I can't give details until after Thursday evening.
 
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Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:39 pm



Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 337):
Want to come out to Prescott? We could use an Acid coach.

On one hand, the warm weather and sun easily trump my upcoming Wisconsin winter.

On the other hand, I'd probably be tracked down and beaten for coaching one of my former sworn enemies.  Wink

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Quoting 2H4 (Reply 339):
On one hand, the warm weather and sun easily trump my upcoming Wisconsin winter.

On the other hand, I'd probably be tracked down and beaten for coaching one of my former sworn enemies

it would be better than coaching UND
 
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Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:26 pm



Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 340):
it would be better than coaching UND

I'd have to give myself a beatdown if that ever happened!

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Quoting 2H4 (Reply 341):

Well if you ever change your mind, we could always use the help, or if your ever bored, we could always use some tough acid tests.  Smile
 
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Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:30 pm



Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 338):
How I got the XL-15 is related to how I got the current mystery airplane

Is the mystery twin-boom in reply #199 supposed to be a YL-15?

Serious mismatch with other photos of that type available online, beginning with the YL-15 being single-boom and a taildragger.

Boeing YL-15:
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
 
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Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:59 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 329):
Philippine Institute of Science and Technology XL-15 Tagak

So the designers were PIST. Explains a lot.
 
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:17 am



Quoting SlamClick (Reply 343):
Is the mystery twin-boom in reply #199 supposed to be a YL-15?

Serious mismatch with other photos of that type available online, beginning with the YL-15 being single-boom and a taildragger.

No - it might have been inspired by the YL-15, but it was the 15th in a sequence and was an all-new design. From the 1954-55 Jane's:
 
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Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 345):
From the 1954-55 Jane's:

Oh darn...and I just tossed my copy of that edition! LOL  banghead 
 
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:18 am

For next year's competition I am seriously entertaining the idea of camping out at some library that has an extensive collection of Jane's.  crazy  That may the only way to improve my score.

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 345):
From the 1954-55 Jane's:

I see Jane's back then called it the XL-15 Ambulance. It seems that I was at least partly correct in my tongue-in-cheek answer to 2H4 in the original post.  wink 

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 207):
- "A twin-boom single reciprocating engine light aircraft with bush tires probably used for observation and WITH THE CAPABILITY OF CARRYING A STRETCHER PATIENT photographed somewhere in Africa or Australia."

"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
 
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Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:16 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 329):
Correctly Identified By:

Aeroweanie
DAirbus

Congratulations to both of you, this aircraft (XL-15 Tagak) was a tough nut to crack. I tried to link it to a Pakistani or Indian manufacturer which obviously turned out to be a dead end.

Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 346):
Oh darn...and I just tossed my copy of that edition! LOL

Nice to know, I'll go look for it since I don't have any Jane's editions on my bookshelf yet so I guess it is a good time to start a collection  yes 


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RE: Identify This! 4.0

Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:06 pm

And the correct answer is:


Macchi MB.320

http://2h4.smugmug.com/photos/406173009_vzCU8-XL.jpg




Devious Shot





Correctly Identified By:

Scooter01
Rampkontroler
Starglider
Bengan
Aeroweanie



Other Guesses Included:

No other guesses on this one.



Current Point Standings:

Starglider – 22
Aeroweanie – 21
Bengan – 20  goldmedal 
Francoflier - 16
DAIRBUS - 15
Scooter01 - 15
Rampkontroler - 15
Oly720man - 11
Atlturbine – 10
Vzlet – 9
MrChips - 6
Hangarrat - 5
Larshjort – 4
Airkas1 - 4
KBFIspotter - 4
tb727 - 4
Nohag - 3
KELPkid - 3
speedracer1407 - 3
je89_w - 3
KPWMSpotter - 3
TupolevTu154 - 3
Lowrider - 3
boeing767mech - 3
474218 - 2
Alaska737 – 2
Jetmech – 2
RaginMav - 2
Jetlagged - 2
SLCpilot - 2
DaBuzzard – 2
Scooterpontus - 2
BigSaabowski - 1
G4doc2004 - 1
Lemmy - 1
Vikkyvik - 1
Brendows - 1
ZANL188 - 1
Fly2HMO - 1
9VSIO - 1
ZBBYLW - 1
Lapa_saab340 – 1



Ok, folks. Here it is. The final shot!



Guesses for this one will be due by Saturday, November 1st at 6pm central time.


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