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SonicPariah #21 Posted 10 September 2018 - 08:24 PM

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Very nice! Thanks for sharing this pretty plane with all of us!

 

(No idea how I missed it originally)



Bubba_Zanetti #22 Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:32 PM

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http://warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/the-ghost-of-gananoque-a-flying-boat-in-a-barn.html

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SonicPariah #24 Posted 11 September 2018 - 08:19 PM

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What a pretty baby!

Mudguts_ #25 Posted 14 September 2020 - 01:44 PM

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Update sort of.

 

Some players have shown interest in seeing the PBY added to WOWP, Greg Pattinson for one if I recall.  

 

Anyhow, I just wanted to point out something my Uncle mentioned last year regarding the strut fairings/cuffs?  Not sure if correct term.  You can tell Canadian ex-RCAF/firefighting PBY's when the cuffs are missing.  At some point they just threw the cuffs away instead of reinstalling, and it's obvious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They also apparently threw out all the De Havilland made hoists

 

And for the water tanks they would remove the engineer's position in the wing pylon:

 

 


Edited by Mudguts_, 30 September 2021 - 11:14 PM.

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CorvusCorvax #26 Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:58 PM

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View Postlosttwo, on 14 August 2016 - 06:11 PM, said:

That looks like the easier softer way to repair a tow mount.

 

I remember last time i had to replace a tow mount on my Bradley.

This E-3 named Nimi ( knee-me ) was transferred to my unit and was placed as

air watch on my Bradley.

I sent him to get some 3M 100 grit sand paper so he could start sanding the broken edges.

I told him that maintenance wont weld  it unless it is smooth.

 

After about 2 hours the the Capt was shouting my name.


I was laughing out loud.
 



Mudguts_ #27 Posted 25 September 2020 - 07:34 PM

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2009 photo:

2011:

2013:

 

2016:

 

2018:


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Mudguts_ #28 Posted 25 September 2020 - 08:00 PM

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2019:

 

 

 

Spoiler - Labels/plates

Edited by Mudguts_, 25 September 2020 - 08:07 PM.

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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #29 Posted 25 September 2020 - 08:32 PM

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whoa... that is a lotta comm hardware

  :amazed:

amazing!

 

today

this


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


Mudguts_ #30 Posted 25 September 2020 - 08:39 PM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 25 September 2020 - 03:32 PM, said:

 

today

this

 

I'm sold!  (After my current contract expires)


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echucker #31 Posted 25 September 2020 - 09:42 PM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 25 September 2020 - 03:32 PM, said:

whoa... that is a lotta comm hardware

  :amazed:

amazing!

 

today

this

 

Yeah, but can it do Morse like the Canso did?



_Bronze_ #32 Posted 27 September 2021 - 12:59 AM

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2020 selections:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by _Bronze_, 27 September 2021 - 03:15 AM.


Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #33 Posted 13 October 2021 - 11:18 PM

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uh, is that a variable / controllable pitch prop

:ohmy:

bro, how are things with pop


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


cundalini_ #34 Posted 14 October 2021 - 01:18 AM

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He seemed as spry and alert as ever.

 

 

 

Had time to visit Trenton and the museum on the base there.  They need to get these outdoor planes in some hangars:

 

Paint peeling Canadair Sabre.

 

 

 

Sad Argus:

 

This Boeing 720 was used by Pratt & Whitney Canada as a test bed.

 

Hawker Hunter donated by the Swiss government.

 

 

Tracker has seen better days.

 

But most are all metal aircraft unlike this Dakota with fabric covered pieces (same 1830 TWIN WASP radials as the Canso by the way)

 

And inside the hangar for a look at the rare static Halifax,

 

 

 

 

Poor plate is far cry from above plate.  Where's the firing order?:

 

The restoration shop was closed on the day we visited, could barely see the Lanc in the shop through the roll up doors' windows.






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