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maratuech
« on: December 14, 2012, 08:46:21 AM »
« Last Edit: December 14, 2012, 01:41:18 PM by Isetta_Owner »

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Re: maratuech
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 02:40:14 PM »
Gorgeous! I'm suprised I never saw this in any of the Tintin books.
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Re: maratuech
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 03:50:09 PM »
Truely fantastic.!! Forget my current project, I want to build one of those!  I assume its a one off?

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Re: maratuech
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012, 04:24:05 PM »
I want one too.  Best thing I have seen for a long time.  Late 1930 do you think?

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012, 05:30:19 PM »
Stunning! Not just a rudder but an elevator/tailplane too - not that lifting the rear wheel off the ground seems like a very good idea.......

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Re: maratuech
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 05:41:21 PM »
well we all seem to love it - god help us if we find it's 750cc and i.c. though  :)
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Re: maratuech
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2012, 06:17:50 PM »
I must admit it would look better in light blue!

As a boy I did think about grafting an aeroplane body onto a car chassis. 
Looking at the Maratuech, a small scale Spitfire fuselage on a doner chassis (reduced to one wheel at the back) could be popular.  And a real Messershmitt look alike perhaps.


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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2012, 07:23:37 PM »
The Maratuech is a one-off. Bulit in 1922 by Fernand Maratuech. He built several types of machines all his life and has always dreamt of constructing a plane.
As he did not have the money to realize his dream, he built a plane without wings... Over the next ten years, he drove about 5000 km with this vehicule around his home town Villeneuve-sur-Lot!
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Re: maratuech
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 08:28:49 PM »
Not quite as well executed.

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Re: maratuech
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 10:12:25 PM »
Hmm, Zero points.
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Re: maratuech
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2012, 09:00:45 AM »
Maybe so, but the Panda seems quite exited.
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Re: maratuech
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012, 08:20:21 AM »
The Maratuech looks fantastic, and yes, certainly worthy of being in a Tintin book. Would I like to drive down Kings Road, Chelsea in it?


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