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    Today, 17:12
    From the Midwest. It's name is partially derived from the city it was built in.
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    Today, 09:57
    From a small company. This was their second and last design of which two were built.
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    Today, 08:21
    Good find gX on the Erco. I don't know how we overlooked that entry at Aerofiles!
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    Today, 07:34
    Looks like it has all the bells and whistles and will wash the dishes too! Not to crazy about the price though.
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    Today, 07:28
    Got the CDM out of the shop all fixed back up with it's new paint scheme.
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    Today, 07:17
    More signs of life for the ol' FSD Cessna 337 Skymaster. I always wanted to this livery on a FS aircraft and the Skymaster lends itself well to it. Anyway, it's up for download in the Warbirds Library here.
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    Today, 07:11
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FSX Civilian prop skins Description: For the FSD Cessna 337H Skymaster in FSX. Up for your pleasure is this fresh custom paint job on the FSD Cessna 337H. Features include but not limited to: 2048x2048 DXT 5 dds exterior textures
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    Today, 04:40
    Well, we left Moree and headed in the general direction of Brisbane, landing at a small dirt strip near the town of Warwick (YWCK). Looks like a nice place to visit. According to one of the local historical attractions, the Australian Federal Police can trace its roots to an incident that happened here on November 29, 1917. The Prime Minister at the time, W.M. (Billy) Hughes, stopped by to give a speech. One onlooker, a Mr. Patrick Brosnan, was unimpressed enough to pitch a well aimed egg in the direction of the PM, knocking off his hat. The authorities also suspected that Mr. Brosnan was "assisted" in this heinous act by his brother, Bartie. Perhaps Bartie held the egg. When Mr. Hughes demanded the arrest of the perpetrator, he was told by the local police officer on the scene that he...
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  • Moses03's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:11
    Here is one that came along the same time as the above biplane. Completely unrelated though.
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    Yesterday, 15:43
    Thanks Pat! I was Googling for the name of the mountain range but could not find it. Glad the observatory survived!
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    Yesterday, 12:27
    To put the Vancleave airplane to rest, I did indeed find a photo from the 11-1-1928 edition of the Dallas Morning News. (Vancleave or Van Cleave? Seems to be spelled either way). Maybe should have saved it for a future mystery plane.:biggrin-new:
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  • Moses03's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34
    I have tried to track this one down before but without luck. It is attributed to a Don Berliner?
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    Yesterday, 09:04
    Okay, I just found a snippet from a Vol 5 1928 Aeronautical Industry periodical that has the Vancleave machine outfitted with a 35 hp 2-cylinder engine and weighing in at 435 lbs. If we are to trust this source then all bets are off I would think. Truly an ultralight after all!
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    Yesterday, 08:37
    GX- While your theory is a good one, I have a feeling that the stubby biplane might be something else. I have to wonder how it would have flown out to the west coast to end up in Belmont, CA. I did some digging to find out that Mr. Van Cleave (Actually spelled as Vancleave), had a manufacturing business on or near Love Field in Dallas and was credited with flying an "ultralight" over Dallas circa 1928. http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/vancleave/539/ Now using the word ultralight from the 2004 post above can be taken loosely of course. All that said, I am going to look through some period Dallas newspapers to see if I can unearth a photo. The Abilene Reporter also documented his flight from November 1928: https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/31096598/
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    Yesterday, 04:45
    We flew from Narromine to the town of Moree. The notable land mark along the way was the Castlereagh Highway, which follows the river of the same name. I think the hills on the horizon in the first kodak are where Woorat Mountain is, atop which sits the Siding Spring Observatory is, the largest in Australia. Dang, we should have checked that out... Milton's Aeros were in abundance during this flight!
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  • Willy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38
    I'm working on another FSD Cessna 337H (black with gold pinstriping much like a JPS race car) and the sides look pretty much like I want. Viewed from above, the wings are good too. But looking at the wings from an angle, the pinstriping has the worst cast of the jaggies I've ever ran across. I remember reading about how to fix that once and I'm thinking it's something to do with mip maps. Any suggestions? Forgot to add FSX SE and using paint.net and dxt/bmp.
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    September 23rd, 2016, 16:27
    Went to start up the CDM and the flux capacitor blew. Fired out the electrical system, blew out the tires, peeled the paint off, I've no idea where the front prop landed. So it's in the shop and I picked up this for a buck $2.98 Aussie dollars. The guy says it flies. I guess we'll see. Anybody got a set of jumper cables?
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  • PRB's Avatar
    September 23rd, 2016, 15:30
    I figured Jim needed an Aero Commander wingman! :)
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  • Willy's Avatar
    September 23rd, 2016, 15:25
    Darn, Aero Commanders just popping up all over the place. What's a CDM driver to do? :ernaehrung004:
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    September 23rd, 2016, 14:14
    Narromine huh? Hmm. Got hold of my contacts at Milton Shupe Industries, and he put me in touch with a guy who knew a guy who wanted to sell a slightly used Aero 560. Picked it up at Amberley Field and flew it down to Norromine. (title=AC560vc Factory N2649B)
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    Hi Mike , Just a quick question . Thanks for a fantastic event and it is quite a challenge Harv and I were being a little naughty and discussion routes , wildcards etc and noticed Flying Bull went for the Canaries we both thought " nice move but missing Africa will mean needing to hit an extra commercial in South America " . Could be a good move , difficult to tell , but I do not see the extra Commercial hit , only see 10 hit . It`s not a complaint , just an observation and maybe an oversight or mis-understanding of the rules , but I definately ruled out tenerife because it`s not a required commercial and would need an extra south america leg to compensate the short cut . Please don`t take as a complaint but as an observation and a quick hop to SUMU and back should fullfill the requirement Once again a fantastic event and not competitive , just great to see so many friends again . Cheers Mike Happy Flying
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