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Airias
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What plane is this????

Post by Airias » 20 May 2017, 05:29

Sorry for the blurry picture I took it in a rush before it flew by. Could someone maybe tell me what plane this is? Thank you!
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Re: What plane is this????

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 20 May 2017, 08:14

Looks like a Piaggio Avanti to me.
Pusher props and small forewings. And very specific noise.
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You were in Italy when you saw it?
She is a frequent visitor at LIRA / CIA.

H.A.

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Re: What plane is this????

Post by jan_olieslagers » 20 May 2017, 09:03

Or it should be a Beech Starship, rumour has it a few escaped mothballing... But I agree it is more likely a P180. They are sometimes seen at BE and NL airports, too.

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Re: What plane is this????

Post by DIBO » 20 May 2017, 11:04

Definitively not an Avanti, no horizontal stabilizer on the first picture. A lot more nose section before the canard than on the Avanti. And take a close look a the wing-fuselage joining, with the F111 or Mig-23 style, triangular wing root section. It's this one:Image

Velocity Aircraft V-Twin

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Re: What plane is this????

Post by jan_olieslagers » 20 May 2017, 11:26

Yes, there is indeed no horizontal tailplane, my error. Still, this Velocity Twin would exist in only three samples, at least that's what wikipedia says. @Airias must have been very lucky to see one.

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Re: What plane is this????

Post by DIBO » 20 May 2017, 12:57

Indeed a rare sighting (or maybe, still another plane...).

@Airias, where was this plane sighted?

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Re: What plane is this????

Post by sn26567 » 20 May 2017, 15:48

DIBO wrote:
20 May 2017, 12:57
@Airias, where was this plane sighted?
Hello Airias, are you still connected? And by the way, welcome to Luchtzak!
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Airias
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Re: What plane is this????

Post by Airias » 20 May 2017, 16:56

DIBO wrote:
20 May 2017, 12:57
Indeed a rare sighting (or maybe, still another plane...).

@Airias, where was this plane sighted?
This plan was sighted in Brevard Florida near Patrick Airforce base, Melbourne international, and Kenndy Space Center. It had a very unique and loud sound unlike any other plane I have heard before it's what caught my attention. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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Re: What plane is this????

Post by Airias » 20 May 2017, 16:58

Homo Aeroportus wrote:
20 May 2017, 08:14
Looks like a Piaggio Avanti to me.
Pusher props and small forewings. And very specific noise.

01.jpg

You were in Italy when you saw it?
She is a frequent visitor at LIRA / CIA.

H.A.

This plan was sighted in Brevard Florida near Patrick Airforce base, Melbourne international, and Kenndy Space Center. It had a very unique and loud sound unlike any other plane I have heard before it's what caught my attention. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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Re: What plane is this????

Post by Airias » 20 May 2017, 17:16

Do you think it could have been the new Volta Volare?
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Re: What plane is this????

Post by DIBO » 20 May 2017, 18:12

Well your first picture has a vertical tail-fin on the centerline and two smaller protrusions where the V-Twin's engines are. And both N360VT & N527VT were operating yesterday in the Palm Bay area, so I wouldn't look any further if I were you... And regarding the "very unique and loud sound", pusher engines/propellers are know to produce unique and loud sounds :-)

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Re: What plane is this????

Post by Airias » 20 May 2017, 18:17

DIBO wrote:
20 May 2017, 18:12
Well your first picture has a vertical tail-fin on the centerline and two smaller protrusions where the V-Twin's engines are. And both N360VT & N527VT were operating yesterday in the Palm Bay area, so I wouldn't look any further if I were you... And regarding the "very unique and loud sound", pusher engines/propellers are know to produce unique and loud sounds :-)
Wow! Awesome, thank you. It was driving me nuts. I appreciate the help. Have a great day!

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