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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:14 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

I think what you're looking at in front of it is the bottom wing of the biplane in the foreground with the flaps lowered.
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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:16 AM
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originally posted by: Badgermole42
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



Not sure here. I agree the holes are vents or control cable/wire holes through the bulkhead. It like the front wheel is away from the fence to me. Those two things that fold in the back may be retractable landing gears for the rear wheels. I do notice the hole above the center of the wings, like a cowl was removed from it. I've never seen a plane that has the flaps on the leading edge, so I am going with away from the fence as the front.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:16 AM
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I do believe that be it. a reply to: Barnalby



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: CessnaKC

The SkyJacker? That looks like it might be it.

Skyjacker it is. Found this when I was looking for pics of it.


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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:23 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yep. Somebody else will have to grab the pic and post... image upload is outwitting me.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: Greathouse

No I counted those of the bi-plane .. to be sure. And I caught the fourth wheel as the front landing wheel of the sky jacker.
I believe CessnaKC nailed it.

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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:27 AM
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From the front.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Yeah after I saw the picture posted (The link didn't work for me that the first time property) I do believe he hit it on the head.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:29 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
en.wikipedia.org...

www.google.ca...=isch& q=sawyer+skyjacker+aircraft

Cheers



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:30 AM
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Free Skyjacker rides for everyone!



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

That's a crazy looking plane. That thing actually flies? Interesting.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:32 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

What in the hell is that? I didn't even know such a thing existed LMAO



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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a reply to: Wookiep

Flew remarkably well too. Turns out that design is remarkably efficient. It's a low aspect ratio aircraft. It doesn't stall, it doesn't spin.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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A reply to Greathouse ( reply function did not work )Hehe.. gotta give to Barnalby, for helping drive it home too.

Yes lots of wheels going on there ..

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posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:34 AM
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a reply to: DeadSeraph

I heard about it a few years ago. It's an amazing design.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

The yellow plane is a Russian AN-2 Cub for the test pilot school based at the Mojave airport.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 12:45 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: MystikMushroom

The yellow plane is a Russian AN-2 Cub for the test pilot school based at the Mojave airport.


There was an episode of Destination Truth where Josh Gates is riding shotgun in this aircraft. I think in Romania. Just after take off, the top part of canopy flew off.. but it did not render the AN-2 un flyable. Just a really windy ride back to the airport.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So I'm guessing the prop is positioned behind the cockpit? So weird. It looks so stubby!



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 01:22 AM
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a reply to: DeadSeraph

It fits into the gap right behind the cockpit.



posted on Mar, 25 2015 @ 08:25 AM
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Very impressive! ID'ing a one off experimental plane!



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