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davidlayne  (D 3102)

Jun 29, 2012, 2:09 AM
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A new website documenting each de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. (eventually!)

http://www.twinotterarchive.com

A work in progress, dedicated to Michael J. Ody. Mike documented this aircraft in great detail (20,000 pages!) and has thousands of images in his collections. Neil Aird (DHC-2.COM) joined by researchers Erik Johannesson (Canada) and Ian Macintosh (UK) have undertaken the task of making all this information available on line. The first 150 aircraft are now on the website. New data and photographs will appear daily.

We hope Mike would be happy with our work. Detailed PDF's can be downloaded for the history of each airframe.

A companion blog is already online, it tracks the movements of Twin Otters worldwide.

http://twinotterspotter.blogspot.ca/

Check the sites out, they are there for you.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jun 29, 2012, 2:13 PM
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A new website documenting each de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. (eventually!)

http://www.twinotterarchive.com

A work in progress, dedicated to Michael J. Ody. Mike documented this aircraft in great detail (20,000 pages!) and has thousands of images in his collections. Neil Aird (DHC-2.COM) joined by researchers Erik Johannesson (Canada) and Ian Macintosh (UK) have undertaken the task of making all this information available on line. The first 150 aircraft are now on the website. New data and photographs will appear daily.

We hope Mike would be happy with our work. Detailed PDF's can be downloaded for the history of each airframe.

A companion blog is already online, it tracks the movements of Twin Otters worldwide.

http://twinotterspotter.blogspot.ca/

Check the sites out, they are there for you.


oldwomanc6

Jun 30, 2012, 4:05 PM
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A new website documenting each de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. (eventually!)

http://www.twinotterarchive.com

A work in progress, dedicated to Michael J. Ody. Mike documented this aircraft in great detail (20,000 pages!) and has thousands of images in his collections. Neil Aird (DHC-2.COM) joined by researchers Erik Johannesson (Canada) and Ian Macintosh (UK) have undertaken the task of making all this information available on line. The first 150 aircraft are now on the website. New data and photographs will appear daily.

We hope Mike would be happy with our work. Detailed PDF's can be downloaded for the history of each airframe.

A companion blog is already online, it tracks the movements of Twin Otters worldwide.

http://twinotterspotter.blogspot.ca/
Check the sites out, they are there for you.

Tongue


airdvr  (D 10977)

Jul 5, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Am I the only one who is surpised by the number of those craft that have pranged?


Deisel  (D 31661)

Jul 6, 2012, 9:00 AM
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Yeah, this is pretty interesting. The Otter is obviously a very durable airframe. It would also be interesting to see a side by side comparison against the rest of the aircraft industry. I would venture to speculate that the numbers would tip in the Otter's favor. But so far it appears that the vast majority of issues have all been pilot error.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jul 6, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Yeah, this is pretty interesting. The Otter is obviously a very durable airframe. It would also be interesting to see a side by side comparison against the rest of the aircraft industry. I would venture to speculate that the numbers would tip in the Otter's favor. But so far it appears that the vast majority of issues have all been pilot error.

Which is true in the majority of A/C wrecks.

Sparky


SkyPiggie  (D License)

Jul 6, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Yeah, this is pretty interesting. The Otter is obviously a very durable airframe. It would also be interesting to see a side by side comparison against the rest of the aircraft industry.

Well, the Otter is also sort of a bush aircraft, used in a lot of extreme conditions, operated off of short rough fields, and so on. Compared to most aircraft which only fly when the weather is good and off of long, improved airfields. So that probably makes the Otter more likely to be crashed than more pampered aircraft. And it wouldn't be because the Otter is built any less rugged, but simply because of the ways and environments in which it is used.


airdvr  (D 10977)

Jul 10, 2012, 8:11 PM
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At first I thought the same thing. But if you look at the incidents it appears more likely there would be an inexperienced flight crew.

65 of the first 168 built...seems high.



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