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Biplane over Canberra

By 16 April 2012 17

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This morning we sighted a red biplane progressing across the Canberra sky and even managed to get a photograph which considering the distance we’re pretty happy with.

Any plane nerds want to hazard an identification?

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17 Responses to Biplane over Canberra
#1
AKT1:00 pm, 16 Apr 12

Considering that the anniversary of Red Barons death is only 5 days away, will suspect that this has brought out this gem.

#2
RiotFrog1:08 pm, 16 Apr 12

I’ll bite… Looks a lot like a Tiger Moth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Tiger_Moth

#3
p11:11 pm, 16 Apr 12

Were that the case, could they not have found a triplane?

#4
OverLord1:17 pm, 16 Apr 12

It looks like a mail plane.

#5
Thumper1:27 pm, 16 Apr 12

OverLord said :

It looks like a mail plane.

How can you tell?

#6
Thumper1:28 pm, 16 Apr 12

BTW, Gypsy Moth.

#7
poetix1:42 pm, 16 Apr 12

It’s very pretty, whatever sort it is. Somehow planes like this look more like planes should look.

#8
niftydog1:45 pm, 16 Apr 12

OverLord said :

It looks like a mail plane.

How can you tell?

#9
niftydog1:52 pm, 16 Apr 12

Ah, damn that moderation time delay… Signs of a misspent youth, Thumper?! ;)

#10
john87_no12:00 pm, 16 Apr 12

Thumper said :

OverLord said :

It looks like a mail plane.

How can you tell?

“Well, didnt you notice the little balls?”

You beat me to it – classic movie.

#11
Holden Caulfield2:08 pm, 16 Apr 12

OverLord said :

It looks like a mail plane.

Bravo! You beat me to it. :P

#12
Loxmyf2:25 pm, 16 Apr 12

If it’s a bi plane, it doesn’t care about the gender of other planes.

#13
Girt_Hindrance2:36 pm, 16 Apr 12

I’d say it’s a Moth, leaning toward Tiger due to its likely age, it’s sprung suspension wheels and it’s apparent swept-wing. Be very happy for correction tho.

#14
Thumper2:40 pm, 16 Apr 12

niftydog said :

Ah, damn that moderation time delay… Signs of a misspent youth, Thumper?! ;)

No doubt :)

#15
PBO2:55 pm, 16 Apr 12

john87_no1 said :

Thumper said :

OverLord said :

It looks like a mail plane.

How can you tell?

“Well, didnt you notice the little balls?”

You beat me to it – classic movie.

Groaning and giggling for the rest of the day because that was so hackneyed.

#16
Zeital3:12 pm, 16 Apr 12

saw this when i was at the dog park as well, i though Tiger Moth, but then i was like it doesn’t sound like one, seeing as there is a yellow/organge one in canberra and it has a very different sound to this one.

#17
Bundah_Bloke12:37 am, 17 Apr 12
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