Aviation MegaThread!!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. CurbTiger

    CurbTiger Adventurer

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  2. MitchG

    MitchG Iron Collector

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    In case you don't know it all ready, your dad "ROCKS"........But, I'm sure you know that already.....:clap

    It was one of his conversions that sent me in this direction.

    I'm personally using the Dave From Aviation parts, which reminds me, I should call him and see if the STC has been issued yet?
  3. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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  4. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    That was one of our first projects in A&P school. We had to build one. But that was back in the day when you didn't "buy" your license. They actually wanted you to know something (like how every carburetor/magneto ever built worked :baldy. The guy who taught it was an ex B-24 mechanic from WW II Pacific. Only thing I remember him saying was how to chill beer by hanging them under the fuel sumps when the plane landed. :lol3) A dollar for that is awesome. Does it have a date?
  5. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    No, no dates. But its definitely older (and pretty cool looking). I have been wanting one for my tool kit and damn if a dollar is not a pretty good deal for an old cool looking one! :evil
  6. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Temco Model 51

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  7. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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    Or it might be a Super Pinto

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  8. SkunkWizard

    SkunkWizard recycle crime scene tape

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    She is a Super Pinto "the Cali" powered by CJ-610. This was taken just after I painted it for new owner (Philipine Gov.) It now sits in the PAF aerospace museum

    I crewed it at the Mojave Air Races with Keith Durand & Craig Walker piloted by Dick Hunt
    It was also flown by Herman "Fish" Salmon (this is worth a watch) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUMl3YlSX8M
    Fish was one hell of a guy. He would show up on his yellow Honda 750 w/Vetter fairing and fly whatever we had to thow at him. He shared his story with me when he was testing a P-38 into a dive and went super sonic


    (thats one of Clay Lacy's Lears to the right)
  9. Gimpinator

    Gimpinator This is my Mom's cat

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    EDIT: THE MAN FROM ARKANSAS IS A NEW PAPPA! HOPEFULLY THIS THING WILL FINALLY FLY AFTER 60 YEARS IN A BOX.

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    It's absolutely brand new in the box, vintage early 1950's. I tried to give it away on Ebay for ten bucks, but no takers. (MODS - THIS WAS A FREE GIVEAWAY INCLUDING THE RIDE. JUST TRYING TO PAY IT FORWARD...)
  10. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Jeez, what is this world coming to when you can't even give away aircraft instruments of any type?
  11. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    People are worried that it's an older one with radium dial paint.
  12. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    So don't lick it.

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  13. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Hell, that's a plus in my book. Were they still doing that post-war?
  14. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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  15. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Just got an invite to check out this beauty up close and in person!

    Griffon powered counter rotating prop racer mustang...OMG!



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  16. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Planes In Flight.../ FLIGHT RADAR


    http://www.flightradar24.com/Â



    You can see all the information instantly on your screen.

    Some tricks; Drag the map to take you to the area you want to view

    To view your region or town, you can zoom in by tapping with your mouse.On the map you will
    see all the planes in the air.

    Click on a airplane, and on the left screen you will get all the info.airline, type, speed, altitude

    in real time, re calculated every 10 seconds.On some you can also click on â view from the cockpit.
  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    That was an interesting way to make an hour disappear.
  18. Beemer Bob

    Beemer Bob Long timer

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    My 1948 PA17 Vagabond had an AeroMarine AS indicator. Needed calibration so I sent it off to an insturment shop in Detroit. Got a phone call from the shop and he said it had a Radium dial.......I said so??????
    Bottom line is they calibrated the inst. and sent me the old radium dial and installed a new dial. I had it for a long time but it has been misplaced somewhere......Just remember that "No good deed goes unpunished"!!!!!!
  19. pilot815

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    I have the app on my tablet. I get notifications if a plane squawks an emergency code.


    Edit: Yesterday I received an alert for an Air France 777 that lost comms. Today I found the avherald.com entry covering it. http://avherald.com/h?article=460cef66&opt=0

    Sent from my Samsung Note 10.1
  20. Donster

    Donster No trick too cheap

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