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This twin-engined amphibian made an appearance in the early 1930s.
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December 2015 Mystery Airplane – the BluebirdThe December Mystery Plane proved to be no mystery for a number of VAA members, the first coming from Tim Cansler who identified the aircraft as the National Airplane and Motor Company’s Bluebird LP-4. Other correct answers were received from Ulrich Rist, Jim Grant, Pit Ross and Wayne Muxlow. Amazingly it also turns out a [&hellip… Read More
October 2015 Mystery Plane: The UniplaneThe only correct identification of the October Mystery plane—the Johnson Uniplane—was received from Bradford Payne. He wrote: The October Mystery plane Is a Johnson Uniplane. It was designed by Richard B. Johnson of Chicago, IL. Mr. Johnson was issued U. S. patent #1,887,411 on November 8, 1932 for the airplane. One prototype was built (serial [&hellip… Read More
August 2015 Mystery: The Twin-Engined Langley(Below is what the November 1941 issue of Aero Digest magazine had to say about the Langley Twin) The Twin-Engined 4-Place “Langley” Built by a New Process of Fused Plastics and Mahogany Plywood Newest entry in the plywood aircraft field is the four-place twin-engined Langley manufactured at Port Washington, NY, by the recently formed Langley [&hellip… Read More
June 2015 Mystery Plane: Boeing Model 8 (BB-L6)No one correctly identified the June Mystery Plane. It proved to be a Boeing aircraft that was completed in 1920 — designated the Model 8 (BB-L6). The information we have was taken from Pete Bowers excellent book “Boeing Aircraft Since 1916” and includes photos, specs, and 3-view line drawings of the 3-place Boeing Model 8 [&hellip… Read More
April 2015 Mystery Plane: 1921 FETTERS “KITEBy Wesley R. Smith (Copyright 2015) The Story of the 1921 Fetters “Kite,” or, perhaps, more correctly; the; 1921 Fetters Sport Biplane, actually begins with the birth of Giuseppe Mario Bellanca on 19 March 1886 at Sciacca, Italy. Two years and 10 days later, Enea Bossi, another figure in this story, was born at Milan, Italy. Prior [&hellip… Read More
February 2015 Mystery Airplane: The Douglas CommuterLike several other designers, Donald Douglas believed that a large number of pilots who had left the Air Service at the end of the war wanted to continue flying as a sport and that a market existed for an inexpensive light aircraft. In an attempt to capture a share of this market, Douglas designed a [&hellip… Read More