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6 engine prop plane?

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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Not really an expert here.. But it was not that strange. I heard it first.. so i looked up expecting a historic plane or maybe a military prop.. so some prejudgment there.

How to say it.. it looked normal, i wasn't immediately "taken" , it was a bit larger as I expected, until i noticed the three engines, and actually recounted them..the wingspan looked a little wider as well .. But overal.. in perspective view .. a cargo or passenger plane with a wider wingspan .. a bit more small, tender , not bulky. ( I hope that makes sense)

Edit: I also noticed the engines were evenly spaced.
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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

Do you have any directions of that plain? I just 5 km from the German border. Very close.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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Did some more googling.. not much 6 props around.. really starting to doubt myself now.. aaah.

Maybe I was mistaken with a Lockheed P-3 Orion, silhouette looks a little the same.. although smaller and missing two engines..


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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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It went approx. from North to south over my house.

That would be roughly alongside the border.
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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

It wouldn't be the first time someone has gotten caught by an optical illusion, but it very well could have been a restored aircraft, or even an experimental one. There are several electric aircraft in development and some of them have more than 4 engines.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 07:50 PM
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Tnx anyway, i will keep my eye on the sky and my phone camera.

I notice sometimes when a rare plane flies over they do have a habit of returning a few days later.
Somehow my house is on a skymap crossroad. ( And usually that is not funny )



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 07:55 PM
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Before he retired the second time, my father ran Transient Alert. Their job was to park aircraft that weren't assigned to the base. He was sitting and waiting for a plane to come to him, and a Qantas 747 came up the taxiway. He starts counting engines and came up with 5. He counted again, and came up with 5. So he got on the radio to the base ground control tower and asked them how many engines they saw, and they said 5.

Drove him nuts, but at least he knew he wasn't crazy.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:04 PM
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...on rare occasions you just have to believe your eyes




posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:35 PM
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He counted again, and came up with 5. So he got on the radio to the base ground control tower and asked them how many engines they saw, and they said 5.

Aaaahhh the transport pylon strikes again..
Im leaning towards B29 as FiFi is doing the rounds I believe after its first flight.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:59 PM
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a reply to: EartOccupant

The B-36 had six propellers, but they were on the rear of the wing.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

I think she's still in Fort Worth. They're getting ready for their tour, with Phoenix next week.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:18 PM
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Drove him nuts, but at least he knew he wasn't crazy.





posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: hutch622

They're about the only ones that ever do it. So it's extremely rare to see it.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Bit hard to truck them back to the factory from here .



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: hutch622

You guys are just too lazy to ship them in bunches on a Condor.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:50 PM
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You guys are just too lazy to ship them in bunches on a Condor.


Now you are just trying to confuse me .




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posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:56 PM
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a reply to: hutch622

Pick one. Although I'm sure you could probably get a bunch of the birds to work together. I mean if Swallows can carry coconuts....



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 10:14 PM
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Uuuuuummm its the big Russian one



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

I like my idea better.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 08:27 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: hutch622

Pick one. Although I'm sure you could probably get a bunch of the birds to work together. I mean if Swallows can carry coconuts....
African or European Swallows?



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