THE WORLDS UGLIEST AIRCRAFT COMPETITION!

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Re: THE WORLDS UGLIEST AIRCRAFT COMPETITION!

Postby fuelslammer » Sun Aug 12 2012, 23:23

CYHeli wrote:First fenestron?


Used for directional control only. This machine used nozzles at the rotor tips to rotate the rotor, therefore no torque reaction. Note duct from engine up to the rotor.
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Postby rotornuts » Mon Aug 13 2012, 22:28

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Postby Pegs » Tue Aug 14 2012, 00:18

OK guys, I have serious doubts as to Black Ducks judgement on aircraft, he considers this, this abomination below to be a good looking aircraft :shock: and worse still has proposed he would like to own such insult to aerodynamics..... :?

so your thoughts please? Is this possibly on the list as one of the ugliest things you have ever see in the air?
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Postby black duck » Tue Aug 14 2012, 00:19

Don't you dare post the Broussard Pegs......You did!! :x It's not ugly.......it's functional!!! :x :x
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Postby Twistgrip » Tue Aug 14 2012, 00:57

Not sure about the ugliest however very interesting little machine for its day!.

Built in 1959 in Rochefort, France, this was the Djinn. Powered by a turbine engine which fed compressed air up through the rotor, along the blades, to be exhausted at the tips. Effectively every blade tip was like a mini jet-engine. The Djinn was France's first production helicopter, and the world's first production jet-engined helicopter. Preserved at the International Helicopter Museum
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Postby Something clever » Tue Aug 14 2012, 05:05

Maybe not the ugliest but on the matter of tip jets...

http://www.gizmag.com/dragonfly-df1-helicopter/14539/
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Postby The Collective » Tue Aug 14 2012, 07:36

black duck wrote:Don't you dare post the Broussard Pegs......You did!! :x It's not ugly.......it's functional!!! :x :x


There is one of those in Maryborough, QLD. I assume it is for sale (if I had one, it would be)
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Postby black duck » Tue Aug 14 2012, 10:03

The Collective wrote:
black duck wrote:Don't you dare post the Broussard Pegs......You did!! :x It's not ugly.......it's functional!!! :x :x


There is one of those in Maryborough, QLD. I assume it is for sale (if I had one, it would be)

Sure your not looking at a BEAVER? they say once you've seen one beaver you've seen them all :| ......not so!........this is FRENCH BEAVER!!! twice the tail!! :D
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Postby The Collective » Tue Aug 14 2012, 10:49

black duck wrote:
The Collective wrote:
black duck wrote:Don't you dare post the Broussard Pegs......You did!! :x It's not ugly.......it's functional!!! :x :x


There is one of those in Maryborough, QLD. I assume it is for sale (if I had one, it would be)

Sure your not looking at a BEAVER? they say once you've seen one beaver you've seen them all :| ......not so!........this is FRENCH BEAVER!!! twice the tail!! :D


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Postby Pegs » Tue Aug 14 2012, 11:01

Don't encourage him for Christs sake, you think I want something like that in my hanger????? :x
A good idea needs landing gear as well as wings to get off the ground.
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Postby black duck » Tue Aug 14 2012, 11:58

Wallabybuggered!There is one here. there's no slipping the Beaver over your eyes collective! :D Now back to the thread. I can't believe no ones posted a Kamov yet!Sooo. The KA-226. looks like it want's to.. to be a Sikorsky...sky..ski...sky :? crane when it grows up. It's kinda starting to grow on me! :D

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Postby hand in pants » Tue Aug 14 2012, 19:54

Eric, took this photo about 30 years ago. I was getting loaded with transmission steel for the Bayswater power station at the Transfield yard in Seven Hills (Sydney's western suburbs) when it flashed passed on it's take off run. Couldn't believe my eyes.......................
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Postby rayban » Tue Aug 14 2012, 21:14

if the competition was for CURRENTLY operated machines you cant go past Heliniugini's S55 in Madang!!
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Postby docholiday » Wed Aug 15 2012, 04:23

black duck that thing looks like a mutant jetranger
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Postby Split Pin » Wed Aug 15 2012, 05:26

How about this beauty? The Ka26!
Older brother of the aforementioned Ka226, it was first flown in 1965 and is powered by twin radial piston engines! Sweet. 8)
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Postby reddogsifly » Mon Aug 20 2012, 08:47

black duck wrote:Wallabybuggered!There is one here. there's no slipping the Beaver over your eyes collective! :D Now back to the thread. I can't believe no ones posted a Kamov yet!Sooo. The KA-226. looks like it want's to.. to be a Sikorsky...sky..ski...sky :? crane when it grows up. It's kinda starting to grow on me! :D

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the kamov-226's mum was a sikorsky skycrane and it's dad was a jetranger. reddogsifly :)
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Postby Rattlegun » Wed Aug 22 2012, 10:41

I finally have an offering: Super Guppy (successor of the Pregnant Guppy).

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Postby Pegs » Wed Aug 22 2012, 10:47

can that thing actually fly? what an insult to aerodynamics!!! I would not put my name on that as the engineer, if it was the last flying creation on earth.. Oc:=

Essie no one has posted one, but it has had two mentions :D
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Postby Doctor Spock » Wed Aug 22 2012, 11:56

Here's one from the UK I took from another forum. Uglier than a Brantly. All this copter needs now is that hideous paint job from Commercial Helicopter in Mudgee to claim the title of "World's ugliest helicopter". :D

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