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Due to the current ongoing situation, the June 2020 DTCA AGM, did not take place.  We will try to reschedule for later in the year once matters are clearer.

Production of the DTCA special edition Omnisport model has also been postponed.

 

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--63b Seaplane Mercury (1939-1941) and Seaplane (1945-1949 / 1952-1957)

No. 63b Seaplane 'Mercury', the mail aircraft that was carried by no. 63a Flying Boat 'Maia', together forming the set 63 Mayo Composite Aircraft (1939-1941), had the correct registration number G-ADHJ (see picture). The same no. 63b was re-issued post-war as ‘Seaplane’, without ‘Mercury’ transfers on sides below the cockpit, without gliding game hole on top and without clamp underneath, for coupling with 'Maia'. And, it had a new, but fictive number G-AVKW. 

Just curious if there was any chance that this new number was ever in use for a registered aircraft, the internet gave a quick answer: yes there was! The number G-AVKW was assigned to a Belgian aircraft, a two seater double decker Stampe-Vertongen SV-4B C/N 561, developed pre-war, but this version built in license in France by SNCAN (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord) in 1947. It was registered two decades later in the UK: 1-5-1967 (these were very popular second hand aircraft for recreation, stunt teams etc.). It didn’t last long, however, after that, because it crashed near Godstone, Surrey, 29-10-1967. Registration belatedly cancelled by the CAA as aircraft ‘destroyed’ on 29-6-1970.

See also: http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=65788 Kind regards, Jan

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Great writeup Jan on a most interesting model, when it was combined with the Flying Boat. But I always thought the Seaplane by itself was also a nice airplane model, and got one several years ago. The photo of the two of them together is amazing.....thanks!
Regards,
Terry

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Thanks, Terry, remarkable find, isn't it? I found two more pictures in my image files, one showing differences underneath and a final one showing the Composite Aircraft (uploading images is very easy and produces nice quality in my opinion). Kind regards, Jan

P.S.: see also this interesting contemporary documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYtazEBQ1K8

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Jan--What a great short film showing the composite planes in action and separating successfully.  I did not know earlier that they used power from both planes for takeoff....amazing!

     Regards,  Terry