Gorgeous Fairchild-24

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  1. Jun 29, 2003 #1

    Jman

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    I headed down to the Prosser Washington EAA chapter pancake breakfast today and by the time I arrived at 1015, it was OVER!! I was very bummed. One of the aircraft that was left was Bob Drake's beautifully restored Fairchild-24. I was instantly in love. Here is Bob's website that has some more pictures and information about the restoration: www.drakeland.com/airplane1.htm

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  2. Feb 14, 2005 #2

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    Man what would ya give for a ride in a bird like that?:ban: :gig: :D
     
  3. Feb 23, 2006 #3

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    Gorgeous. There's one up here in Canada n need of a restoration, and its for sale. I'd love to try it, but I'm nervous about getting in over my head. Oh well... no guts no glory!

    Thanks for posting the picture!

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  4. Feb 23, 2006 #4

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    Wicked nice plane!

    404 on the link, though.

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  5. Feb 17, 2007 #5

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    I flew one in 1969, it used nearly as much oil as fuel. Wind up door windows and one fuel gauge switched between 2 tanks. My first flight in an aircraft without tail wheel steering. Fill rudder with a blast of throttle to line up. How i would like to still be able to fly it.
     
  7. Mar 21, 2007 #7

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    Yenn, Hello and welcome

    I like to see people tell a little about, who they are and what they like.

    Noticed you are a bushwalker, i guess that is like what we refer to as hiking?
    also that you are interested in woodworking.

    Having done a little building in wood, i would like to post a picture of a small canoe i built a few years back, it is an enhanced version of a "6 hour canoe".

    Not having a plane yet, my study and planning have just begun, but i would like to consider, the possibility of showing off the beauty of wood in a plane of some design.

    Glad to have you aboard, and hope you have fun.

    RonL
     
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