Most Ugly Aircraft

The Siddeley Easy Sianaia

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Chown Osprey, not much of a looker...

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There was a period in the early 1980s when the CAA consolidated 'toy balloons' in the G-FY__ range.

This followed a protest by a Mr Wakelin who had applied for the out-of-sequence reg G-ZZZZ in order to protest that all the 'good registrations' were being lost to a deluge of toy balloons and literal plastic bags.

Eventually the CAA decided that they shouldn't be registered at all. However 30 years later drones are raising similar problems.
 
Chown Osprey, not much of a looker...

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Eventually the CAA decided that they shouldn't be registered at all. However 30 years later drones are raising similar problems.
and it is of their own making ........... they have been desperate to get control of the modlling fraternity for years .... modellers never to my knowledge had any problems complying with inspections protocols when building large sized models , (was it 20 lb or 20 kg can't for the life of me remember and too idle to go chase it up) all events were and still are overmanaged and over controlled
now we need id numbers on all flying toys over 250 grams , it's a ridiculous situation they have introduced , admittedly some (quite a lot actually) clowns with drones have brought this about , final nail in the coffin was the drone incidennts at Gatwick which we now aparently are all guilty of through association
too be honest, there really never has been a massive problem with flying toy people occasionally an accident, one or two people died over 60 years ... more people are injured themselves by spinning props than anything else , and that happens on the ground ....and even dirt cheap chinese radio gear is far superior to the kit we used 40 20years ago

Hoist ,by their own petard methinks................. pass the popcorn
 
Same with the (cockpit area of) B17 and the DH Mosquito, among others.
perfectly good door down the back of a B17 but not considered "ally" to use it for entry,as you hadto make your way around a gun turret support,then squeeze through the waist guns area, the bomb bay and radio room, so it was easier-ish to try and get in via the forward hatch.
 
But seemingly a successor to, and not as well designed for ground recce as:


Henschel Hs 126
Also used for night harrassment bombing on the Eastern Front and for towing gliders to either deliver troops or supplies. One of them was shot down by the RAF, "for his impertinence" during the Battle of France, when it ventured out over the Channel and was spotted by Hurricanes going the other way.
 
and it is of their own making ........... they have been desperate to get control of the modlling fraternity for years .... modellers never to my knowledge had any problems complying with inspections protocols when building large sized models , (was it 20 lb or 20 kg can't for the life of me remember and too idle to go chase it up) all events were and still are overmanaged and over controlled
now we need id numbers on all flying toys over 250 grams , it's a ridiculous situation they have introduced , admittedly some (quite a lot actually) clowns with drones have brought this about , final nail in the coffin was the drone incidennts at Gatwick which we now aparently are all guilty of through association
too be honest, there really never has been a massive problem with flying toy people occasionally an accident, one or two people died over 60 years ... more people are injured themselves by spinning props than anything else , and that happens on the ground ....and even dirt cheap chinese radio gear is far superior to the kit we used 40 20years ago

Hoist ,by their own petard methinks................. pass the popcorn
sorry for the drift chaps , any mention of CAA and drone regs is sure to get me throwing teddys arms and legs all over the place
 
perfectly good door down the back of a B17 but not considered "ally" to use it for entry,as you hadto make your way around a gun turret support,then squeeze through the waist guns area, the bomb bay and radio room, so it was easier-ish to try and get in via the forward hatch.
Gregory Peck had no problem using the forward hatch until the last mission

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perfectly good door down the back of a B17 but not considered "ally" to use it for entry,as you hadto make your way around a gun turret support,then squeeze through the waist guns area, the bomb bay and radio room, so it was easier-ish to try and get in via the forward hatch.
Try waist guns, then belly turret, radio room, bomb bay, upper turret to the cockpit
 

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