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The China Clipper story

 
 
Reply Mon 16 Dec, 2013 11:31 pm
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 17 Dec, 2013 04:57 am
@gungasnake,
too bD IT DIDNT STOP AT Azusa and kookamonga
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 10:35 am
One of my first Christmas presents as a kid, early forties.

http://vked.com/images/dspie_nekonomad0601.jpg

Maybe not this fancy.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 04:42 pm
There used to be a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Fl called the Yankee Clipper. That could be taken several ways.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 05:05 pm
Best photo galleries on the net..Smile

WW2 MIXED BAG
http://forums.gamesquad.com/showthread.php?104031-WW2-Photos

WW2 AIRCRAFT
http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewforum&f=92

1920's/30's AIRCRAFT
http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&t=16352

WW1 AIRCRAFT
http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&t=16323
gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 10:30 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
I'm sort of astounded by some of the aircraft of the 30s. You're talking about going from sticks covered with canvas to real aircraft in a space of 20 years, pretty astounding.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 20 Dec, 2013 11:50 pm
@gungasnake,
Really. Well, it was linen, but same difference.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 12:03 am
@roger,
covered with shellac no?
roger
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 12:09 am
@farmerman,
Dang if I know. It's called 'dope', and I never even thought to ask what that meant. The stuff does pretty much shrink to fit, and when the fabric is sufficiently taut, you can finish with a non - shrinking dope.

They also used to use Dacron, which was a heat shrink fabric, so you never used standard dope.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 09:06 am
Fabric was used on fighters well into the 1930's, but airliners such as the Fokker series usually had big thick wooden-covered wings for strength.
And even as long ago as the late 1920's Junkers were producing small metal-covered tough little airliners.

PS- there are loads of 1920's/30's aircraft that can be flown in Flight Sim X, here's my Fokker in action in the Canadian Rockies-

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/CMSF/FSX-smithersBCb-lps.gif~original
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 09:37 am
I was on a B17 "The Yankee Lady" last year. A friend of mine is among the pilots who take the plane to various air shows around the country.

Hell of a thing being on one of those guys. You really get to appreciate the cramped, uncomfortable quarters these guys spent many hours in each run.

Glad I never had to do any of that.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 10:00 am
@Frank Apisa,
The oldest airworthy Ju 52, in historic Deutsche Luft Hansa colors as D-AQUI , is quite often at our local airport - tours are booked out long in advance ...

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zps1337e36a.jpg
(In the background the older hangar for historic planes - they are getting a new one for additionally 13 more historic planes.)

Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 10:07 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:

The oldest airworthy Ju 52, in historic Deutsche Luft Hansa colors as D-AQUI , is quite often at our local airport - tours are booked out long in advance ...

http://i1334.photobucket.com/albums/w641/Walter_Hinteler/a_zps1337e36a.jpg
(In the background the older hangar for historic planes - they are getting a new one for additionally 13 more historic planes.)




I would love to take a ride in that, Walter.

The cost of a flight in the Yankee Lady is (if I remember correctly) about $400. What does it cost to get a ride on that beauty?
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 10:37 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
What does it cost to get a ride on that beauty?
30 minutes: 199 Euros ($272); 45 minutes: 279 Euros ($382); 60 minutes: 371 Euros ($507)
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hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sat 21 Dec, 2013 02:15 pm
JU 52 - ready for take-off !

http://www.dlbs.de/en/index.php
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