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Old 06-30-2009, 10:29 PM   #256
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:00 PM   #257
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Go here on your next ride around Lake Superior, plan at least half a day. The first photo is of a crash that was recovered from a remote area of northern Ontario:
http://www.bushplane.com/
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:09 PM   #258
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What happens when you land in trees:
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:26 PM   #259
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When I was a kid I reported to that hanger to begin a summer job with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resouces. It was an operational seaplane base at the time ('79).
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:26 AM   #260
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When I was a young archaeology student we requisitioned a turbo Beaver to fly us over our survey area north of Elliot Lake and I believe the plane came from this base. Our pilot was an old guy with a pencil thin mustache and wore a white, silk scarf. He told us he flew for the RAF in WWII.
If you haven't spent time in the bush it would be hard to imagine how important float planes were.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:44 PM   #261
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Rivets are hard!

Here's a couple of patches I've done.

So far we've done a lap joint, these two patches, a joggle/flush joint, right now I'm working on a "box" and next will be a frame/bulkhead patch for a cessna empennage.







I used to buck rivets for a guy that did aircraft sheetmetal
at Addison airport many years ago.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:05 PM   #262
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I used to buck rivets for a guy that did aircraft sheetmetal
at Addison airport many years ago.
I'm starting to get the hang of it now.

I can drive decent rivets pretty consistently and I'm pretty good at measuring and lay out, but for some reason I have a hard time keeping things straight when I drill my holes.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:38 PM   #263
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Here are more pictures of the bushplane museum.






















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Old 07-01-2009, 03:45 PM   #264
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Here are more pictures of the bushplane museum.












I like this one!
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:15 AM   #265
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Here are a few more of the museum. I lost the rest in a hard drive crash. Thanks for posting yours Klay.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:34 AM   #266
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I'm starting to get the hang of it now.

I can drive decent rivets pretty consistently and I'm pretty good at measuring and lay out, but for some reason I have a hard time keeping things straight when I drill my holes.

Practice, practice, practice. And lots of Clecos. When I worked for United in the mid-80's we'd do upwards of 2K-3K rivets each shift on fuselage skin panels. It's a fun job if you can find someone who you're compatible working with. It's an interminable slog if you find someone who doesn't know what they're doing or doesn't care.
You'll be amazed at how your skills will accelerate once you get out and start working, especially when it comes to sheet metal.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:34 PM   #267
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Yesterday! Alas, we didn't get to fly. Taxiied out, did the run up check, and the Alt 1 light wouldn't go out. Had to go back to the hangar!

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Old 07-08-2009, 03:39 PM   #268
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Yesterday! Alas, we didn't get to fly. Taxiied out, did the run up check, and the Alt 1 light wouldn't go out. Had to go back to the hangar!

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Why is there a garage door over your port hole window?
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:15 AM   #269
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Why is there a garage door over your port hole window?
My window I wish! I think it's for security, since the bubble window could be broken through fairly easily.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:45 AM   #270
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cirrus fun slippery plane...

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