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Discussion in 'Photo And Video Gallery' started by Rossignol, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. nachogrande

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    YOU WANT WHAT? Be careful what you ask for. Now where is my twerking video? You don't want none of this, LOL.
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  2. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I dare ya...nay...I double dog dare ya...

    :)
  3. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nice! I love the plate....
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  4. meanstreak

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    LOL, yep. Her granddaughters wedding.
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  6. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Getting ready to start my fiends cub for a flight. That is him in the airplane. I got the honor of propping it.
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  7. CaddmannQ

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    @meanstreak Sure looks like fun. The Cub is like the go-kart of airplanes.

    The first lightplane I ever flew in was almost identical to that Cub, but it was a float plane and didn't have those cooling scoops. That was Lake of the Woods MN in 1972.

    I have not been in a Cub since, though I've flow in lots of other makes.
  8. Scoop

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    Back on another forum Meanie was asking about my flying about in Oklahoma tornado country.
    This was me 40 years ago [in denim bellbottoms] before the flight of the Westfall Special.
    It was a experimental 150 hp reverse staggerwing two-seater. Aerobatic.
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  9. CaddmannQ

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    That's the only reverse stagger I've seen except the famous Beech.

    My buddy dave had to let the plane go, after losing his medical. This little Bellanca had 180HP & was aerobatic rated EXCEPT no tail slides permitted.
    fp 188.jpg fp 193.jpg

    (That blue one is the less powerful Citabria.)
    Anyhow, I'm grounded unless we go charter. There is really no place I want to go that will make me fly commercial.
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  10. CaddmannQ

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    This is a Stagger-wing Beech, hangered in Frasier Park:
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    that's Alan, the proud owner, waxing the cowl.
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  11. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Bet that radial sounded fantastic......

    Retractable gear, or no? Looks retractable to my novice eye. How cool is that with a radial instead of some Lycoming or other power plant. Like a Hellcat or Corsair or Thunderbolt.
  12. Scoop

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    Retractable gear. Pratt R985 engine
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  13. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Yes it's a retractable and the guy told me that the first time he flew it after restoration, a switch stop on the landing gear activator chain slipped and the panel lights indicated that his landing gear was down when it was only down about 2 inches.

    He didn't realize that until he was doing a belly landing. . . until it was too late! But fortunately it was on the grass strip at Frazier Park and he didn't tear the airplane up at all, just messed up the pantaloons.

    I believe this was the 450 horsepower model. Probably burns over 10 gallons an hour and back in the day you had to be somebody to fly in one of these babies as your private plane.

    This one was once the private plane of a high-ranking naval Admiral who nobody's ever heard of.
  14. Scoop

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    Cadd>This one was once the private plane of a high-ranking naval Admiral who nobody's ever heard of.

    Cadd, if you can get the N-number I might be able to track down some info on that
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    In 4x4 crawling Quebec at lachute park image.jpeg
  16. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I'm sure I have a picture that shows the tail somewhere but it's not on this phone.
  17. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    OK I found them on the Hooligans...
    Here's the tail, and the panel, and yes it is a Pratt.
    fp245.jpg fp246.jpg fp249.jpg
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  18. CaddmannQ

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    The mighty thousand cubic inch Pratt & Whitney engine, was similar to this one.
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  19. Scoop

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    For more info on the Staggerwing above see
    http://staggerwingrestoration.blogspot.com/

    If that does not take you to the correct page do a search for "6922" which is the plane's Serial #.

    I could find nothing about a previous owner/admiral yet.

    Here is a pic of the restoration in progress from the blog:
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  20. CaddmannQ

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    Yes, that plane belongs to Dennis Allen. I didn't know how to spell his name before & for some reason I thought it was Allan Dennis when he introduced himself. One of those Beverly Hillbillies moments no doubt.

    I think he told me it had belonged to Admiral somebody, but I can't recall who. It's been a few years.

    Anyhow a beautiful plane. You had to be somebody to own one of these.

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