Random Aircraft Quiz Bot WIP


#22

Honestly have no idea reaches for book behind him


#23

@Cygon_Parrot has asked for a Random Aircraft quiz.



Answer below (no peeking!)[Lioré et Olivier LeO 25](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lior%C3%A9%20et%20Olivier%20LeO%2025)

#24

Albatros (earlier). Think it is a D II, as it is non sesquiplane. Richtofen and Boelcke flew it, I believe.

And before that, yeah, T-41D. Didn’t need to look twice. 210 hp Continental IO360, and the last really fun aircraft I ever flew, more than a decade ago now. Couple of thousand hours, instructing in them, memorable. Nearly brought tears to my eyes :sob:. thanks bot…

Now, my own has got me. It might be a Caproni something. Don’t know. Looks sort of like the things the Nationalists used during the Spanish Civil War.


#25

I think that is a French design from WWI.
Beats me, I am bad with those. Maybe a Loire?

EDIT: Wow, I was really far off it seems. :smiley:
Especially since the company I mentioned didn’T even build planes in WWI…


#26

The randomaircraft bot is really hard. I was useless at the hand-picked ones, but the full wikipedia collection of 250,000 types/makes is reducing my chances even further…


#27

I removed the name of the image file if you hover over. It’s not foolproof, but better than nothing for just scrolling through a thread. If you hold the mouse over an image for long enough there will be a tooltip that gives the title, so keep that pointer moving! :wink:


#28

Just for the record it still shows up on mobile, just an observation not a complaint. This is a really cool bit of script!


#29

It’s ok to complain as well though :slight_smile:

How do you mouse hover on mobile? :wink:

The change to display styles was just the bit where in a topic if you move the mouse pointer over an image then it now only shows the file size and resolution - before it used to show the filename as well. When you click on the image to make it bigger I didn’t change that, as that’s arguably useful and I didn’t want to make that worse just for this bot.


#30

Atleast on iPhones when scrolling if your finger touches the picture on the way by it displays the whole picture name.


#31

Oops, I forgot to do it for touch events, but should be good now. Cheers.


#32

Oh cool it is! Love it!


#33

@EinsteinEP has asked for a Random Aircraft quiz.



Answer below (no peeking!)[Caproni Ca.133](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caproni%20Ca.133)

#34

How the heck with 250k choices did you get a repeat lol


#35

Yeah, I was wondering the same. :slight_smile:

Looking at it, I think one problem is that wikipedia API is only return 500 links per page, so that something like the page here:

.is actually pages (of 500) and pages, but the code is just grabbing the first one.

Given that once with a link it just then goes to look for a main image, I wonder if the selection pool is being hurt where a certain first letter is picked and then because the first 450 don’t have images (perhaps the same manufacturer, so just a huge list of Acme I, Acme II, Acme XXIV but all without images. That would then only leave Ad.+ as a selection (of say 50) to go grab from, from that first 500.

I’ll look to update tonight, or at least run a stats distribution just to see if the way I pick at random has a deterministic seed or something.


#36

@fearlessfrog has asked for a Random Aircraft quiz.



Answer below (no peeking!)[CANT Z.515](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CANT%20Z.515)

#38

@fearlessfrog has asked for a Random Aircraft quiz.



Answer below (no peeking!)[Ilyushin Il-112](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilyushin%20Il-112)

#39

@Bogusheadbox has asked for a Random Aircraft quiz.



Answer below (no peeking!)What did you expect Mr B?

#40

Holy mother of rabid roos batman. Who the hell am i gonna kiss for this. !!!


#41

@near_blind has asked for a Random Aircraft quiz.



Answer below (no peeking!)[Yakovlev AIR-1](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev%20AIR-1)

#42

I’m going to go with broken image link for 500!