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Old 11-03-2017, 05:28 PM   #1
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Can anyone identify this type of plane? His father left him a propeller off the first plane he flew, but didn't mention the type of plane.



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Old 11-03-2017, 05:36 PM   #2
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Hi Allen, good to see you made it into the forum.

Hope some of our good fliers can help you out with this plane.


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Old 11-03-2017, 07:58 PM   #3
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Looks like a Fleet....
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Old 11-04-2017, 12:47 AM   #4
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Fleet is my first thought too. I could not find one with those louvers.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:21 AM   #5
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That picture must be a reverse image, he's propping it backwards, and the prop pitch is backwards for an American engine.


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I believe that is a Fairchild KR-34C. It has a Wright instead of a Kinner and an oleo strut type gear.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:34 AM   #8
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It's definitely fleet like. The nose is completely different than the pictured KR34 and a different airfoil as well. Both the airfoil and nose could be fleet?
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:46 PM   #9
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Parks P2 maybe? I haven't looked on the interworld much but kind of similar.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:57 PM   #10
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That picture must be a reverse image, he's propping it backwards, and the prop pitch is backwards for an American engine.
Flipped it around...
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Here's a slightly different variant, but still a KR-34 according to the all powerful Google. Note the small oval shaped door on just behind the engine and the flying wire attach point at the front landing gear fitting.
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There are several variant KR34's with different radial and inline engines.
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Ahhhh the flying wires and LG are wrong for a fleet 7. Sorry for the confusion


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