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Dushan
11th Jun 2014, 00:59
http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1.jpg


Hidden Deep Inside the Oregon Woods Is a Boeing 727 ? and It Wasn?t Parked There by Accident | Video | TheBlaze.com (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/09/hidden-deep-inside-the-oregon-woods-is-a-boeing-727-and-it-wasnt-parked-there-by-accident/)

zBob
11th Jun 2014, 04:14
Let's see ... a heavy lift helicopter could have dropped the big bird in place. The tree farm portion to the right of the plane may not have been there 3 or 4 years ago thus the plane could have been tugged or taxied (hummm ...) in place from an airfield not too far away. Or the pilot was a great stick and stuck it there in a very, very short field landing.

The tale of the plane in the tree farm will be most interesting ... someone's home? a mushroom museum? hiding place for the missing B-727 of Africa? tree farm owner was a Vietnam era military pilot and this is his business office? or maybe it is one of Boeing's new low-overhead, cheap wages facilities for designing make-lighter, make-faster and make-smarter 787 parts.

My compliments to the flight crew that spied the parked plane and realized it would take a photo to prove the story true.

llondel
11th Jun 2014, 04:42
It's on Google Maps if you know where to look. About 8 miles SSW of Hillsboro Airport. Took me two or three minutes to track it down starting with the article.

ExSp33db1rd
11th Jun 2014, 05:51
It's waiting for MH 370 to cuddle up to.

West Coast
11th Jun 2014, 05:57
Rolling hills, definitely not Con's neck of the woods!

India Four Two
11th Jun 2014, 08:21
No, I expect con-pilot's backard will have a C-123 with the special secret compartments installed by Nicholas Cage! :E

handsfree
11th Jun 2014, 08:22
Oregon man who lives in a Boeing 727 plans to upgrade to a 747 for second home | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2651583/Oregon-man-lives-Boeing-727-converted-house-plans-upgrade-747-second-home.html)

He's thinking of upgrading to a B747

tony draper
11th Jun 2014, 08:25
If one wished to dwell in some defunct form of transport a ship would be a much better bet, it would have its own electric generation heat light water sewage cooking facilities and sleeping quarters and it would last a lot longer than some thin tin tube.
:)

treadigraph
11th Jun 2014, 08:38
Brussels sprouts in the field to the left of the pic?

He's thinking of upgrading to a B747

I've always thought a time-expired 747 would make a fine house, plenty of space - prefarbly one with a SCD to convert into a picture window!

Blacksheep
11th Jun 2014, 09:49
If one wished to dwell in some defunct form of transport a ship would be a much better bet,Here you go, FSL. :ok:

You might like to swap the flags for the Union Jack and Red Duster, though.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/689124/Shiphouse.jpg

Cacophonix
11th Jun 2014, 09:58
Living in Oklahoma as he does I suspect that Con's backyard might look a little more like this... (although I hope not).

http://linapps.s3.amazonaws.com/linapps/photomojo/lintvnews.com/photos/2013/05/g7468-aerial-photos-of-oklahoma-tornado-damage/145907-tornados-path-68901.jpg


Caco

tony draper
11th Jun 2014, 10:10
That would do me fine Mr Blacksheep,looks like he even has the proper coloured oil for his port light.
:rolleyes:

ExSp33db1rd
11th Jun 2014, 12:51
I've always thought a time-expired 747 would make a fine house, plenty of space

try this ..

Old Boeing 747 Becomes New Hotel in Stockholm - Telstar Logistics (http://telstarlogistics.typepad.com/telstarlogistics/2008/09/boeing-747-to-b.html)

MagnusP
11th Jun 2014, 12:57
The sheddites among us might find an alternative use for an old airframe.

Planes and Choppers Photos - ABOUT THAT GREENHOUSE I PROMISED (http://www.planesandchoppers.com/picture/number18499.asp)

G-CPTN
11th Jun 2014, 12:58
I read of (and saw photographs of) a large airliner being moved through the urban streets of an Eastern Asian city - I believe it was destined for use as a restaurant.

WRT sea-going vessels as living accommodation ashore, there must be several tsunami relics available in suitable locations.

Here's one:-
http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/jpq030912/s_j29_23182896a.jpg

con-pilot
11th Jun 2014, 16:42
Damn, that's where I left it. I was going to put in my back yard but I stopped off for a few beers while I was moving it to my place and forgot where I parked it.

You see the cops were bitching about it blocking the road and the owner of the bar would not let me park it in his parking lot. Then I had a little too much to drink and...

So........


Guess I'd better go get it.

tony draper
11th Jun 2014, 17:01
If you get a line onto a abandoned ship at sea it and its cargo are yours,wonder if the same applies on land?
"I've come to get me ship out of your garden"
"Feckoff! it's mine now"
:rolleyes:

rgbrock1
12th Jun 2014, 18:03
You're all wrong about Con's backyard and how it might look. Has nothing to do with a mysterious aircraft sitting about.

Con's backyard is observable by noting the following features:

1. A battery of turkey fryers standing at parade rest, awaiting next Thanksgiving's orders

2. A plot of scorched earth. (Approx. 1/2 acre in size.) This used to be Mrs. Con's Brussels Sprouts garden. Until Con did away with it. With a flamethrower.

3. Empty Single-Malt whiskey bottles performing second duty as garden planters. (But never, ever for Brussels Sprouts :eek:)

:ok::ok:

con-pilot
12th Jun 2014, 18:32
2. A plot of scorched earth. (Approx. 1/2 acre in size.) This used to be Mrs. Con's Brussels Sprouts garden. Until Con did away with it. With a flamethrower.


Do you have any idea just how hard it is to get your hands on a working flamethrower legally? All the paperwork drove me crazy.

Not to mention finding fuel for it. :(

500N
12th Jun 2014, 18:35
Con

Cheap version

10 litre garden sprayer - but you must get one with metal tube and sprayer parts.

The only downside is having to pump it every so often to get the pressure back up !

rgbrock1
12th Jun 2014, 18:36
I know, Con. It's a bitch!!!!

rgbrock1
12th Jun 2014, 18:37
500N:

I have a similar contraption for dealing with the local pests i.e., mosquitoes, gnats, biting horse flies, wasps, hornets, etc.

Whoooosssssshhhhh.

Crispy critters for all. :}

Dushan
12th Jun 2014, 20:00
The cheapest version is a can of hair-spray and a Bic lighter.

rgbrock1
12th Jun 2014, 20:02
And the even cheaper version is the old Infantry way: Eat lots of C-Rats/MRE's, bend over, let er rip and light the bic! Hooaaahhh!
A human flame thrower!!

wings folded
12th Jun 2014, 21:04
The only downside is having to pump it every so often to get the pressure back up !

I have someone do that for me. Oh sorry, you were talking of garden sprayers

500N
12th Jun 2014, 21:09
"The cheapest version is a can of hair-spray and a Bic lighter."

+ 1

WD-40 or some of those oil based cans are also good as they stick to what they hit.

flying lid
12th Jun 2014, 21:48
Strange things are found in back yards

Homeowner who keeps four railway engines in garden amazed he can¿t find a buyer for knock-down semi | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238751/Homeowner-keeps-railway-engines-garden-amazed-t-buyer-knock-semi.html)

Lid

Pinky the pilot
13th Jun 2014, 02:05
This used to be Mrs. Con's Brussels Sprouts garden. Until Con did away with it. With a flamethrower.


Con-pilot; Why on earth would your good Lady Wife plant brussels sprouts knowing your intense dislike for them?:confused::D

Solid Rust Twotter
13th Jun 2014, 02:57
60/40 mix of gasoline and liquid detergent in a pressure vessel. Pressurise with CO2 via a regulator from a small cylinder and fire it through a small atomizing orifice controlled by a trigger at the end of a hose with a pilot light on a 24 inch boom. If you get a good spray pattern set up it should work just fine. Piezo igniter with a small butane cylinder slaved to the trigger for the pilot light bit.