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Quiz #125

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:16 am
by WhyMe
What's this?
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Re: Quiz #125

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:23 am
by MrWidgeon
(Hmmmm, should I or shouldn't I)
I'll wait a bit ...........

Bill

Re: Quiz #125

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:34 pm
by seawings
Hi All,

American, Douglas...?

Re: Quiz #125

PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:52 pm
by WhyMe
American - yes, Douglas - no.

Re: Quiz #125

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:31 am
by seawings
Ok, American, yes, and looking at it again it is very remiscent in layout of another type; the Martin Mariner.

Is this the one that the Americans did the same as we eventuallly did and built a scale 'model' to fly before production to test out the aerodynamics/hydronamics which would make this the Martin 162A Tadpole Clipper ?

Re: Quiz #125

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:14 am
by WhyMe
Bingo!
Yes, that's the Tadpole Clipper with a single engine in the hull driving the two propellers via belts.

Re: Quiz #125

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:25 am
by seawings
WhyMe wrote:Bingo!
Yes, that's the Tadpole Clipper with a single engine in the hull driving the two propellers via belts.


Well, I didn't know that......

Nice to win one once in a while! :D