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africapete  (D 22328)

Aug 13, 2011, 1:22 PM
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Just finished watching the first season of " Ice Pilots ", the story of Buffalo Airways operating in the Canadian North. They operate DC 3's, DC 4's , C46 's , Electras and CL 125's. Fantastic footage of these planes in action and the pilots and mechanics who keep them flying. Highly recommended, check out www.buffaloairways.com.


377  (F 666)

Aug 14, 2011, 12:35 AM
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We're on it Pete. Long live Propliners.

Have you seen those Euros who are running a Wright R 3350 in a tractor pull vehicle?

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airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 14, 2011, 1:05 AM
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I see THREE C-47's for sale in the latest Trade-A-Plane, heck if 50 of us came up with 1500.00 a piece we could have ome FUN! Cool




airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 14, 2011, 6:05 PM
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I see THREE C-47's for sale in the latest Trade-A-Plane, heck if 50 of us came up with 1500.00 a piece we could have ome FUN! Cool

I know just what you mean!Cool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O79pJzCDo8

I'm IN! Cool


rapter  (D 11825)

Aug 15, 2011, 2:41 PM
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Yeah , 1500 for the air frame and till everyone is broke , the rest of it,......


377  (F 666)

Aug 15, 2011, 3:05 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dr4FJsEjzU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llbbXmtS7WM

Wonder what the CHTs get up to during a pull? No fan and high power output, but short duration.

LOVE that sound. Better than a Harley IMO.

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airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 15, 2011, 3:22 PM
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Yeah , 1500 for the air frame and till everyone is broke , the rest of it,......

that's 1500 from 50 of us~

It's 75,000 and flys, no logs though...Smile

There's another in there for 120,000 in great shape...but yeah Op costs would be a bear.


councilman24  (D 8631)

Aug 15, 2011, 4:48 PM
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Come up with another million or two to keep it flying.Wink


drjump  (D 2785)

Aug 16, 2011, 10:23 AM
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$5.50/gallon 100 octane LL--How many gallons per load does a 3 burn?


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 16, 2011, 12:56 PM
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$5.50/gallon 100 octane LL--How many gallons per load does a 3 burn?


About 100 gallons per hour fuel...2 gallons per hr. on oil.




lodestar

Aug 16, 2011, 2:25 PM
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I seem to remember that the 3's needed some kind of spar upgrade or modification, you might check on that before you get excited.
Just a thought....


airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 16, 2011, 2:42 PM
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I seem to remember that the 3's needed some kind of spar upgrade or modification, you might check on that before you get excited.
Just a thought....

Guess no aerobatics then...Unimpressed


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Aug 16, 2011, 2:46 PM
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I seem to remember that the 3's needed some kind of spar upgrade or modification, you might check on that before you get excited.
Just a thought....

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I don't know about spars - on DC-3s - but most of the Beechcraft 18s needed spar reinforcements. That is why you see so many Beech 18s, with extra straps along the under-side of their center-section. The problem was that the reinforcement kit cost something like $30,000. back when a "beater" Beech 18 could be bought for $30,000!
Since the reinforcement kit cost as much as the time remaining on the airframe, a lot of Beech 18s got scrapped!


drjump  (D 2785)

Aug 16, 2011, 3:06 PM
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I guess that would be about 80 gals. per load! 4-500 bucks a load. Does not compute. LOL But they were fun to jump out of back .in the day.


377  (F 666)

Aug 16, 2011, 5:52 PM
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If that 3 was a jumpship in the 60s or 70s there is probably enough coke in the floor seams to resell and reduce the cost a bit. Wink

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skybill  (D 6009)

Aug 18, 2011, 7:47 AM
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If that 3 was a jumpship in the 60s or 70s there is probably enough coke in the floor seams to resell and reduce the cost a bit. Wink

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Hi Mark,
SlySlyLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh"gasp,cough!!"LaughLaughLaughLaughCoolCool 'Now that I'm recovered from laughing and rolling on the floor from that intro!!! 'Gotta dig into my archives and resurect a couple of beer case boxes of VHS vids of back to back skydives from back when. Lots of DC-3 loads So. Cal. Ghoulidge, Jim and Connie's DC-4 too, the time is now to start puttin em on disc and........play on Gypsy's, play on!!!


377  (F 666)

Aug 18, 2011, 9:56 AM
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Skybill, please post some of your propliner jumpship videos on youTube. I can't get enough.

I made almost every WFFC C 54 load when Jim and Connie brought her to Quincy. I just missed one. Loved Southern Cross, the DC 3 with Wright 1820-86 engines which came to Rantoul, what a climber. The ATL 98 double deck DC 4 mod that showed up in 2005 at WFFC was a blast too.

My first DC 3 jump was at Elsinore in the early 70s. A bunch of seasoned RW guys took pity on me and turned my 2 way into a 13 way earning me an SCR. When I showed up at Pope Valley with the SCR patch people who knew my RW skill level thought I stole it or bought it from someone.

I just love DC 3s. I wish Skip Evans would fly N26MA as a jumpship more often. I'd fly down to Elsinore to jump it.

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airtwardo  (D License)

Aug 19, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Skybill, please post some of your propliner jumpship videos on youTube. I can't get enough.

I made almost every WFFC C 54 load when Jim and Connie brought her to Quincy. I just missed one. Loved Southern Cross, the DC 3 with Wright 1820-86 engines which came to Rantoul, what a climber. The ATL 98 double deck DC 4 mod that showed up in 2005 at WFFC was a blast too.

My first DC 3 jump was at Elsinore in the early 70s. A bunch of seasoned RW guys took pity on me and turned my 2 way into a 13 way earning me an SCR. When I showed up at Pope Valley with the SCR patch people who knew my RW skill level thought I stole it or bought it from someone.

I just love DC 3s. I wish Skip Evans would fly N26MA as a jumpship more often. I'd fly down to Elsinore to jump it.

377


~Something ya don't see everyday! Wink

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