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khatchatour
01-04-2010, 09:27 PM
Spotted this on on January 3rd, 2010 on the airfield of the Half-Moon Bay airport in California.
http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/khatchatour/?action=view&current=01-04-10LA01.jpg&newest=1
http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/khatchatour/?action=view&current=01-04-10LA02.jpg
Lavochkin? Any thoughts.
Input appreciated.

Ba5tard5word
01-04-2010, 09:33 PM
Your images aren't showing, you have to put in the url for the actual image rather than its photobucket page url.


http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/khatchatour/01-04-10LA01.jpg


I dunno, looks like a Russian racer, they still make them. Someone here will know.

khatchatour
01-04-2010, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
Your images aren't showing, you have to put in the url for the actual image rather than its photobucket page url.

I am not quite sure what the difference between the two is. How do I get the actual URL?
Thanks for the feedback.

khatchatour
01-04-2010, 09:42 PM
Lets try it again:
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/khatchatour/01-04-10LA01.jpg
http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz353/khatchatour/01-04-10LA02.jpg

Hope it works.

AndyJWest
01-04-2010, 09:53 PM
Images are fine.

I think it is a Yak. There were various trainer versions built, and many have ended up in the west. They may even have been back in production relatively recently? I'm not sure, but someone will know for sure.

I suspect it is the simplicity of the design that has ensured its longevity.

khatchatour
01-04-2010, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by AndyJWest:
Images are fine.

I think it is a Yak. There were various trainer versions built, and many have ended up in the west. They may even have been back in production relatively recently? I'm not sure, but someone will know for sure.

I suspect it is the simplicity of the design that has ensured its longevity.

The back of it (from canopy to stabilizer) looks like a YAK. The front (propeller to canopy) looks like a La-5F or FN (minus oil cooler intake) or a La-7.

AndyJWest
01-04-2010, 10:07 PM
I've just had a look at the Yak pages on Wikipedia, and it doesn't seem to match anything. I'm sure I've seen something similar though.

berg417448
01-04-2010, 10:16 PM
Yak-11 with Pratt and Whitney engine maybe?

This one is said to be a single seat conversion of a Yak-11 trainer.

http://www.air-and-space.com/2...0left%20side%20l.jpg (http://www.air-and-space.com/20011006%20Chino/7%2011%20Yak-11%20NX498SD%20left%20side%20l.jpg) http://www.air-and-space.com/20011006%20Chino/7%2011%20Yak-11%20NX498SD%20left%20side%20l.jpg

khatchatour
01-04-2010, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by berg417448:
Yak-11 with Pratt and Whitney engine maybe?

This one is said to be a single seat conversion of a Yak-11 trainer.

That's it - you got it! The aircraft on your image is identical to the one I saw yesterday. Thanks for the photograph.
It would be interesting to learn more aboit it. Any input is welcome.

berg417448
01-04-2010, 10:25 PM
FAA is calling it a YAK 3UPW


N-Number Inquiry Results
N153U is Assigned

Data Updated each Federal Working Day at Midnight


Aircraft Description

Serial Number 005 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name YAKOVLEV/WILLIAMS J A Certificate Issue Date 07/18/2005
Model YAK 3UPW Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine Reciprocating
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 50153426
MFR Year 2005 Fractional Owner NO
Registered Owner

Name YAK AVIATION LLC
Street 24 GREENBRIER CT

City HALF MOON BAY State CALIFORNIA
County SAN MATEO Zip Code 94019-2263
Country UNITED STATES
Airworthiness

Engine Manufacturer P & W Classification Experimental
Engine Model R-1830 SERIES Category Exhibition
A/W Date 10/11/2005


http://www.airliners.net/photo...-Yak-3UPW/1495863/M/ (http://www.airliners.net/photo/Yakovlev-Yak-3UPW/1495863/M/)

megalopsuche
01-04-2010, 10:57 PM
Half Moon Bay has a sweet little airport. I wanted to give their runway a try the two times I flew by it in a Cessna (in the green seat).

Ba5tard5word
01-04-2010, 11:08 PM
I am not quite sure what the difference between the two is. How do I get the actual URL?

I'm not sure if Internet Explorer can do it, but with Firefox if you right click on an image you can select "view image" and actually see the picture and get its url.

Looks like you figured it out though.

I live in San Francisco, been through Half Moon Bay a couple times on the way to Santa Cruz or back.

Choctaw111
01-05-2010, 05:24 AM
Originally posted by khatchatour:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
Your images aren't showing, you have to put in the url for the actual image rather than its photobucket page url.

I am not quite sure what the difference between the two is. How do I get the actual URL?
Thanks for the feedback. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you are using Firefox (not sure about IE) you can right click on the image and select "Copy image location".
That will get you the URL. Just make sure you also select the little "portrait" icon at the top of this message when you are writing a post.
Selecting that will bring up [IMG]. Then paste your copied image location in the box, hit OK and that's it.

khatchatour
01-05-2010, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by berg417448:
FAA is calling it a YAK 3UPW


N-Number Inquiry Results
N153U is Assigned

Russians have a saying: "??? ???? - ??? ?????", loosely translated as "never stop learning".
It has not occurred to me to check the serial numbers database. Thank you for opening my eyes.

Here, by the way, is an interesting site about flying the Yaks: http://evanflys.com/yaks
I think it has pictures of the plane I saw on the airfield in the gallery.

khatchatour
01-05-2010, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I am not quite sure what the difference between the two is. How do I get the actual URL?

I'm not sure if Internet Explorer can do it, but with Firefox if you right click on an image you can select "view image" and actually see the picture and get its url.

Looks like you figured it out though.

I live in San Francisco, been through Half Moon Bay a couple times on the way to Santa Cruz or back. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thanks for your input.
BTW: hello neighbor! - I live in SF too.

Ba5tard5word
01-05-2010, 12:16 PM
Cool! I think there are some other Bay Area people here.

Romanator21
01-05-2010, 12:21 PM
Let's all have an aircraft-id party at an airport nearby bay area folks. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ba5tard5word
01-05-2010, 01:17 PM
Maybe we should, that would be fun and a nice way to meet one another. I don't have a car but I'll chip in for gas money. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Romanator21
01-05-2010, 02:33 PM
BART! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif