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Author Topic: Of interest to aviators and aviatrices  (Read 1192 times)
chironex
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« on: March 05, 2014, 05:39:24 am »

On Friday I visited this place:
http://s85.photobucket.com/user/thoughtengine/slideshow/Western%20Australian%20Aviation%20heritage%20museum%202014
The Western Australian Aviation Heritage museum.

Some choice pieces:




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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 06:29:06 am »

Can you provide any information regarding the image second from the bottom?
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 06:48:59 am »

That must be the only set of photos of Bull Creek that aren't dominated by a Lancaster and a Catalina packed into the shed.

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014, 06:52:39 am »

That must be the only set of photos of Bull Creek that aren't dominated by a Lancaster and a Catalina packed into the shed.


Even so, I spotted the tail turret of the Lancaster (top picture), & one float from the Catalina (next to last picture).
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 10:02:33 am »

Can you provide any information regarding the image second from the bottom?

It looks like one of the derivations of the Santos-Dumont Demoiselle.

Demoiselle would be the generic name for this style of early lightweight monoplane.
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chironex
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2014, 11:44:39 am »

That must be the only set of photos of Bull Creek that aren't dominated by a Lancaster and a Catalina packed into the shed.


Even so, I spotted the tail turret of the Lancaster (top picture), & one float from the Catalina (next to last picture).

In each case I couldn't fit the whole thing in the picture. The slideshow has more (well parts of them).
Can you provide any information regarding the image second from the bottom?

It looks like one of the derivations of the Santos-Dumont Demoiselle.

Demoiselle would be the generic name for this style of early lightweight monoplane.
Replicated.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2014, 02:46:53 pm »

It was an early version of what we now know as an ultra-lite?
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 02:14:55 am »

Thanks! I especially like the positioning of the Anson.

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 06:10:47 am »

It was an early version of what we now know as an ultra-lite?

The CASA definition states that it depends upon whether it is a 3-axis or weight-shift-controlled craft; if the former, it is an ultralight, and if the latter it is a microlight. Ultralights can have cabins now.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 02:54:52 am »

Some very interesting aircraft there.

Ultralights can have cabins now.
Indeed. A friend just assisted in collecting a very well equipped 'ultralight' that was much more expensive and with many higher specifications than an equivalent small airplane. It was made specifically to conform to the class making licensing and flying cheaper and easier.
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