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3rd Aug 2018, 03:31
Replies: 117
Views: 37,195
Posted By Wingnuts

It appears that aircraft begins to fish tail with...

It appears that aircraft begins to fish tail with increasing amplitude as it accelerates. Perhaps this is what alarms video man.
The tail wheel is castoring type and the last item on Take Off...
11th Jan 2018, 07:26
Replies: 59
Views: 30,968
Posted By Wingnuts

SPY at Edmonton, Cairns. Not sure when. ...

SPY at Edmonton, Cairns. Not sure when.
December edition of Australian Aviation magazine reports, "It is understood there is a dispute over storage fees so the fate of the machine is in doubt."...
25th Nov 2016, 01:33
Replies: 23
Views: 10,241
Posted By Wingnuts

What took you so long?

Following R engine change at Kunming, XUX arrived at its final destination Guilin, a 3 hour leg. It will be disassembled and towed to the Flying Tiger Heritage Park about 10 kms away.

Last take...
19th Oct 2016, 23:45
Replies: 23
Views: 10,241
Posted By Wingnuts

Engine Failure

After flying over 'The Hump' (13,000 ft), the R engine blew a cylinder
http://i67.tinypic.com/34irf49.jpg

A World War II-era C-47 aircraft awaits repairs at Kunming Changshui International...
12th Oct 2016, 14:02
Replies: 23
Views: 10,241
Posted By Wingnuts

Singapore Departure

Pencilled in to depart Singapore at 0930 Syd time for Utaphao, about 6 hrs, Thursday. Live tracking.

LANDING at SELETAR, SINGAPORE
http://i67.tinypic.com/zo8za.jpg

Tow into business jet maint...
7th Oct 2016, 11:30
Replies: 23
Views: 10,241
Posted By Wingnuts

Flight continues

It is believed XUX is scheduled to depart Surabaya for Singapore, 5 hrs, tomorrow at noon Syd time. Live tracking at web site.
10th Sep 2016, 09:10
Replies: 23
Views: 10,241
Posted By Wingnuts

ENGINE CHANGE

it's not looking good for XUX.
She's done an engine. Safely on ground at Surabaya, Indonesia.
Some details here:

FLYING THE HUMP -- Commemorative Flight across the Himalayas to China...
12th Feb 2016, 08:52
Replies: 59
Views: 30,968
Posted By Wingnuts

Pics, courtesy of fnqskies.********.com, of Geoff...

Pics, courtesy of fnqskies.********.com, of Geoff Leach's DC3 VH-SPY, moved off Cairns airport last week. The future of the adjacent Belfast, also owned be Geoff Leach, is not looking good. The...
5th Feb 2016, 23:30
Replies: 59
Views: 30,968
Posted By Wingnuts

CWS ON THE MOVE

Last month, after languishing at Bankstown for the best part of a decade, CWS was dismantled and shipped to Korea. It will be reassembled for static display at The Independence Hall of Korea,...
25th Jan 2014, 01:47
Replies: 26
Views: 10,332
Posted By Wingnuts

SHE'S TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE

From Puerto Rico on barge to Jacksonville, Florida, about 2000kms to the north.

Then, road to Savannah, Georgia, a further 500kms north.

Expects to depart Savannah for Sydney on Feb 2.
...
12th Dec 2013, 23:46
Replies: 38
Views: 30,044
Posted By Wingnuts

Thanks LS. You raise some valid points. The...

Thanks LS. You raise some valid points.

The Presidential Task Force was pivotal because it formalised the 2 crew option. However, its findings were farcical it that they were dictated and...
6th Dec 2013, 06:16
Replies: 38
Views: 30,044
Posted By Wingnuts

A previous instance of the displacement of the FE...

A previous instance of the displacement of the FE from the cockpit occurred in the 1940’s, after World War 2, when the Lancaster bomber was converted to the civilian Lancastrian, of which Qantas...
4th Dec 2013, 23:14
Replies: 24
Views: 10,507
Posted By Wingnuts

The Caribou hangar construction has stalled...

The Caribou hangar construction has stalled pending progress payments. What you see in pic is as far as it is going. It is believer the government is taking steps to repossess the 6 aircraft at...
31st Oct 2013, 11:32
Replies: 26
Views: 10,332
Posted By Wingnuts

Tail assy and engines have arrived at Lake ...

Tail assy and engines have arrived at Lake Macquarie.

The 14 cylinder engs have front mounted magnetos, which suggests they are Pratt & Whitney 1830-74s, very rare, perhaps the fore runner to...
6th Sep 2013, 21:56
Replies: 6
Views: 3,722
Posted By Wingnuts

Mass Burial of 23 F111s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80OadL7f8Lo&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEBa5UtsYk4&feature=player_detailpage
23rd Aug 2013, 03:20
Replies: 26
Views: 10,332
Posted By Wingnuts

Shipping of Cat has stalled due to a shortfall in...

Shipping of Cat has stalled due to a shortfall in funds. Any donations to get her to Australia would be greatly appreciated.

Banking details are:
account # 282206073 BSB # 012842 A/C name: The...
16th Aug 2013, 03:37
Replies: 26
Views: 10,332
Posted By Wingnuts

ALL PACKED AND READY TO SHIP

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr223/Wingnutsbucket/715db1e9-f333-4d6b-8106-353c8500fe2c_zps03306466.jpg...
9th Aug 2013, 07:22
Replies: 112
Views: 32,103
Posted By Wingnuts

Another Catalina is on its way to Australia, but...

Another Catalina is on its way to Australia, but this time by boat for static display.
For more go here:
Another Catalina Coming

Update on VH-EAX. Both engines have been removed, the left,...
9th Aug 2013, 04:21
Replies: 26
Views: 10,332
Posted By Wingnuts

The glory days, possibly the late 1990s ...

The glory days, possibly the late 1990s

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr223/Wingnutsbucket/YV-485Cinglorydays_zps5a8a4a39.jpg...
2nd Aug 2013, 00:01
Replies: 26
Views: 10,332
Posted By Wingnuts

Another Catalina Coming

Another Catalina is bound for Botany Bay, but by boat. Then barged? to WWII Catalina Base at Rathmines for reassembly and static display, hopefully in time for Rathmines Festival on 9th November.
...
28th Dec 2012, 03:43
Replies: 38
Views: 30,044
Posted By Wingnuts

LAST FLIGHT

Last flight of VH-RME in 3 crew configuration. Also, last flight of Ruff, trying hard not to smile.
Aren't they beautiful? I can see why the FEs were so reluctant to give up their panel!
Photo, The...
20th Dec 2012, 22:17
Replies: 38
Views: 30,044
Posted By Wingnuts

767 2 and 3 crew overhead panels

2 Crew:
http://i64.tinypic.com/m8l6bb.jpg


3 Crew, VH-RMD
http://i64.tinypic.com/5ug2e1.jpg
15th Dec 2012, 05:35
Replies: 38
Views: 30,044
Posted By Wingnuts

A pic of the FE's panel after conversion to 2...

A pic of the FE's panel after conversion to 2 crew. It looks to be VH-RMD on account it has the EROPS E/E Flow Monitor. (left of oxy mask)

http://i65.tinypic.com/2w72za9.jpg
8th Dec 2012, 06:24
Replies: 38
Views: 30,044
Posted By Wingnuts

Book Launch

One person who will not be at the book launch is Sir Rod, G. Mc’s successor at Ansett.

It is said by some that Rod’s primary mission at Ansett was to prepare it for sale. That is, to make it...
24th Oct 2012, 11:48
Replies: 40
Views: 4,572
Posted By Wingnuts

Mosquito Rebuild Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxi9qPtw2I4&feature=player_detailpage

AIR DISPLAY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GBSVyrT3XQ&feature=player_detailpage

ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION:...
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