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Re: Bitzer project

Post by Airspeed »

Kevin, that's the spirit! Allan was so very close, and it took me a while to find that micro difference.
Not that I'm denigrating the winners, but I see this as more about learning than winning.
Hopefully I haven't given too much away today:
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Re: Bitzer project

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I remembered the Mustang from my collection of Observers Aircraft (completed after decades thanks to ebay :worried: not a word to swmbo). If I had dug them out I might have got the right version!

The latest has a hint of the de Havilland Hornet about the spindly leg (definitely not swmbo), but I think we have had that recently.
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Re: Bitzer project

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I'm probably miles off target here, Mike but I thought at first it was the Bristol 188. Having looked again, though, I've decided on the Fairey Delta 2/BAC221.

In the unlikely event that it is the FD2/BAC221, what's the betting I still don't win because some sharp-eyed smart-@rse on here can spot a minute detail in the photo which can tell them apart? :dunno: :lol: :lol: :lol:

EDIT: Well, with a little bit of help from Kevin Farnell via PM who is one of the sharp-eyed but too modest to take credit for it, we think it is more likely to be the BAC 221
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Re: Bitzer project

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All credit to Pete (unless its not the BAC 221, then I'll take the blame)

I hadn't considered the FD2 or BAC 221. Doing a quick google, I noticed the difference in main gear between the two. I sent Pete a PM as if I'd put the links on here, I feared that someone else would steal the credit which I believe that Pete deserves.

For my part, I thought the undercarriage looked familiar and was thinking along the lines of Lightning or EE P1, but the rest of the aircraft was wrong.

Hope Pete's nailed it.

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Re: Bitzer project

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With all the angular panels & edges I was going F117........but cannot find an appropriate photo as proof.
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Re: Bitzer project

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Who would have thought that a Narfik tractor driver would be so observant?! :lol:
Words almost fail me.
I repeat that I'm glad I don't give cash prizes here. :agree:
Thanks to those who put in a try, but Pete gets the jewellery today. :Dance:
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Re: Bitzer project

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Thank you Mike. I'm honoured and I'll treasure the award. I don't get many - the last I can remember is getting the cup for the best ATC cadet in the school flight at prize giving in 1965!

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Re: Bitzer project

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This is not a picture of my ugly dog.
As we're doing "bitz", I thought that an aero engine was appropriate.
Seeing as it's the first, I'm giving you the entire front view (except the little bit that slipped off the scanner on the right)
Let's see how we go....
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Re: Bitzer project

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I will propose a R-R Buzzard, seeing as it has a wooden prop hub.
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Re: Bitzer project

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I will pee in the wind and go for Merlin. Didn't early Hurricanes have a wooden prop?
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