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posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:26 PM
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Ok fellow Avnerds, I've seen you guys do this before. It's time to see who can help me out here. I took this picture at Mojave today, and can't remember what one of the aircraft in it is. I know I've seen it before. I remember the odd exhaust and elevator section. But I can't for the life of me remember what it is.

Here's the pic:



Just above the dumpster is what I'm looking at. It looks like a triple rocket engine exhaust. Anyone?




posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:32 PM
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Looks like a Zenith. a reply to: Zaphod58



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:41 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Could you give us a description of what you saw. It looks like a cockpit canopy above the three holes to me? I'm sure you got a better view than the picture shows.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I noticed it to on the other thread. The canopy is what caught my attention. And I can only make out what may be the front landing gear.
I'll keep checking back. To see if there is a definitive answer.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:43 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

Not much of one TBH. I couldn't get too close to it, and I couldn't get around where I could get a better angle of it.

It is a canopy though. It looks like the rear section was at least partially removed.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:45 PM
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Not sure, almost looks like an experimental aircraft to me. I don't think those holes are rocket exhaust though.
Too close to the wings. It probably has a prop on the front.
Looks dangerous



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

No, it looks like the back was at least partially removed. But I know that I've seen this before. It looked like rocket exhaust from a distance, but it looks more like the back was removed when you zoom in.



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:50 PM
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Retraction, was looking at big yellow (which also isn't a Zenith). Perhaps a fan wing something-or-other? a reply to: CessnaKC




posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:51 PM
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Almost looks like a Rutan, or similar experimental aircraft.
Tailless design, with the motor removed. Pusher configuration.
Similar to this one:



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:53 PM
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All I see is a yellow plane?



posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 11:57 PM
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a reply to: CessnaKC

Look at the wings in perspective of the canopy. The wings are behind the canopy.
Then look at the zenith zodiac CH 650. The wings are at the canopy sides.

Here..

zenithair.com...


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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:00 AM
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It almost looks like an EZ Rocket but with some mods.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:01 AM
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Maybe this..www.bd-micro.com...



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:01 AM
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Bingo. This. Scroll down a bit... diydrones.com...

a reply to: Zaphod58
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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Look to the lower right of the yellow plane, above the blue trash bin. It's stainless steel.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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There seems to be some confusion I'll post a snapshot of a enlargement of the Object in question.

Any chance that could be an old Aircraft instrument panel?




posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:04 AM
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One of the old Rutan "Eze" types missing some parts was my first thought as well, but... looks like a retractable nose wheel close to the fence which would be the back of the plane? I think the three holes are vents and wiring access into the back of the cockpit.

a reply to: Mandroid7



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

Look at the dodge pickup. The micro just is smaller. Star for trying.
Star for anyone who at least tried to give a suggestion ..



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:10 AM
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a reply to: CessnaKC

picture

It's a weird bird for sure, but at least it got the cover of popsci once!


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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:11 AM
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a reply to: CessnaKC

I say. That's really close! There's even a blue bin behind it over the fence. Zaphod? Does that pic line up with yours?

ETA: the only difference is the canopy in zaphods photo is more aerodynamic. Rounded off. But that could be a replacement.
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