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Pioneer Aviation Topics related to the aviators and aeroplanes prior to WWI

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Old 25 January 2012, 07:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Breguet's Pre-1914 ID Challenge #401

If there was ever a flying machine equivalent of the "Human Centipede", then perhaps this is it. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Scoreboard at the start of Challenge #401:
79.30 Rbailey
77.50 aerohydro
52.95 Varese2002
36.20 Aquilius
27.90 Rod_Filan
25.15 richard B
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(those above this section must wait 24 hours before answering)
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12.70 Tork1945
9.00 Doc
8.00 Airarticles
8.00 Lodzermensch
7.70 ermeio
7.30 matte_kudasai
7.30 YavorD
6.30 AnYun
6.00 Cruze
6.00 Flamingo
5.00 sobrien
5.35 Froggy
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(those immediately above this section must wait 12 hours before answering.)
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4.20 Wind In The Wires
3.30 berman
3.00 joegertler
3.00 sodium
1.00 Catfish
1.00 dhc2pilot
1.00 paolomiana
1.00 Tripehound Flyboy
0.20 EricGoedkoop
Previous challenges are here: Breguet's Pre-1914 Aircraft Challenge.

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The rules are:
1. The thread title must be "Breguet's Pre-1914 ID Challenge #......".
2. The score board, link and rules must be copied to the beginning of each thread, so that we know where we are. The score board and the correct answer to the challenge must also be placed at end of each thread.
3. The flying object must have been dreamt up before 1914 (no limit backwards in time ....).
4. There are no limits to the flying object for the pre-1914 series. There is no ruling that it must be flown, or completely built.
5. Machines which exist only as 'paper', that is absolutely no material has been cut to construct it, are excluded from this ID Challenge.
6. The picture / drawing must show as much of the flying object as possible, but views showing the machine 'incomplete' are possible (with discretion).
7. Challenges which depict a machine already earlier presented are disqualified.
8. If there is any doubt as to the eligibility of a flying object for the challenge details should be PM'd to Breguet BEFORE the object is submitted.
9. Once someone has received 5 (five) points, they belong to ROYALTY, and must wait 12hrs after the posting of the new challenge before they can post an answer. Once someone has achieved 25 (twentyfive) points, they must wait 24hrs after the original post before being able to post an answer.
10. In order to correctly identify the flying object, an answer must mention a characteristic of the design which has helped with its identification, or include a reference to a publication or website, which will confirm the attribution.
11. The first person to ID the challenge correctly gets to post the next challenge. If this can not be done for any reason Breguet himself will post the next challenge.
12. If a ROYALTY gives the correct answer too early, the challenge is over, he gets no point but has to post the next one. In lieu of the fact that the "novices" have in effect been "cheated" of their "exclusive" time that next post should be a relatively easy one. Anyone repeating the correct answer at the right time gets neither a point nor the right to post the next challenge.
13. The final arbitrator in relation to questions about the rules will be Breguet.

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Old 26 January 2012, 07:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is the massive multi wing aeroplane designed by Howard Huntington. The picture shows him before his house in Hollis, Queens, January 22, 1914 (it could qualify for the Breguet 1914-1918 contest ...).

An original design and a very big machine.

Another picture is in
Dade, George C. and Frank Strnad. Picture history of Aviation on Long Island 1908-1938
A fine book with brilliantly reproduced pictures and expert and very detailed captions.

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Old 26 January 2012, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Another picture is in
Dade, George C. and Frank Strnad. Picture history of Aviation on Long Island 1908-1938
Indeed, and here is that picture:
Other sources give the date for this multiplane as 1912. I have to say that I'm inclined to go with that year: this is mainly due to Howard Huntington's next appearance on the aviation scene, when he turned up in June 1914 with the Huntington "Clam" - a single wing variant of his multiplane. The Clam was the subject of Breguet's Aircraft ID Challenge #695.
In the mid-1990s, a very profilic American aeromodeller called Ken Johnson built flying models of both Huntington aircraft. The multiplane was done as a rubber-powered peanut class model, but didn't prove that successful. The Clam model was done as an engine-powered free flight design and performed moderately well. There are plans available for the latter, if one is so interested.

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Answer to this Challenge: the 1912 (1914?) Howard Huntington multiplane

Scoreboard at the end of Challenge #401:
79.30 Rbailey
77.50 aerohydro
52.95 Varese2002
36.20 Aquilius
27.90 Rod_Filan
25.15 richard B
**************
(those above this section must wait 24 hours before answering)
**************
13.70 Tork1945
9.00 Doc
8.00 Airarticles
8.00 Lodzermensch
7.70 ermeio
7.30 matte_kudasai
7.30 YavorD
6.30 AnYun
6.00 Cruze
6.00 Flamingo
5.00 sobrien
5.35 Froggy
**************
(those immediately above this section must wait 12 hours before answering.)
**************
4.20 Wind In The Wires
3.30 berman
3.00 joegertler
3.00 sodium
1.00 Catfish
1.00 dhc2pilot
1.00 paolomiana
1.00 Tripehound Flyboy
0.20 EricGoedkoop
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