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Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:47 pm
by Rob L
I was sure there was a previous thread about "naming the aircraft", but the search function eluded me.

So just for fun: what aircraft is this?


Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:50 pm
by TheFarmer
Tailwheel Piper spray aircraft?

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:02 pm
by PeteSpencer
Dive bomber for dispersing anti Trump demonstrators.

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:09 pm
by Lefty
It is an early development Piper PA28 fitted with air brakes and spoilers - and with cotton wool strings attached to show airflow disruption. Needless to say these were not incorporated in the production variants.

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:38 pm
by PropPeter
Colin

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:51 pm
by Rob L
Lefty wrote:It is an early development Piper PA28 fitted with air brakes and spoilers - and with cotton wool strings attached to show airflow disruption. Needless to say these were not incorporated in the production variants.


Almost... :thumright:

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:57 pm
by Flyingfemme
The fuselage and windows are all Comanche.

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:01 pm
by Rob L
Flyingfemme wrote:The fuselage and windows are all Comanche.


No, it's a Cherokee 140, allegedly

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:08 pm
by Hooligan
Looks like the pic was taken at Mojave?

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:09 pm
by Rob L
From one of the test pilots:

"Just a Cherokee 140 that was a Piper prototype to investigate full span flaps, dive brakes and roll control spoilers.
Actually flew pretty good but Piper was concerned that an average pilot could develop too high of sink rates.
A normal pattern was to maintain 800 ft until the runway end disappears below the nose on short final. The spoiler control operated adjacent to the throttle, kind of like multiengine throttles. As you pulled the power back the spoilers would extend proportionally and I think you needed to add a little power with a little less spoiler in the flair. Roll control was no issue at all."

(my bold)

Rob

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:18 pm
by Lefty
Rob L wrote:From one of the test pilots:

"Just a Cherokee 140 that was a Piper prototype to investigate full span flaps, dive brakes and roll control spoilers.
Actually flew pretty good but Piper was concerned that an average pilot could develop too high of sink rates.
A normal pattern was to maintain 800 ft until the runway end disappears below the nose on short final. The spoiler control operated adjacent to the throttle, kind of like multiengine throttles. As you pulled the power back the spoilers would extend proportionally and I think you needed to add a little power with a little less spoiler in the flair. Roll control was no issue at all."

(my bold)

Rob

I forgot to mention the full span flaps - but basically I was right,

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:03 pm
by Rob L
For fun, name this one:

Image

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:31 pm
by G-JWTP
The Farmer going to work in his stealth aeroplane
G-JWTP

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:36 pm
by JAFO
Josephine, you're right, that was fun.

Re: Name the aircraft

PostPosted:Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:17 pm
by Ian Melville
Aermacchi AM something?