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About Clunkmeister

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  • Birthday 06/24/1965

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  1. As far as I've been able to tell, the Lancastrian started in late 44 as a special built transport from Victory Aircraft, and apparently it was a hit, because they started building a bunch of them. I think they started building them in Britain, as well, but I'm not sure.
  2. Did they ever pull that one up, or salvage it in any way? That's a priceless artifact. There was once a York, complete with engines, beached somewhere up there. I think the went back and pulled it all out, but some of it might still be there. Mostly it's DC-3s, C-46s, and C-54s. 185s, Beavers and Otters usually get choppered out, but the Fokkers are invisible, even if they're still there. The wing rots away and the steel tubes disappear into the tundra.
  3. When Floyd told me he was doing once vertical full power pulls to 11,000 ft over Baltimore on test flights I had visions of some clown like me running him over. I'd bop along just under 10,000 and a chopper is the very last thing I'd be looking for up there. many of those Beaver, 185, and Otter guys think they're rock skimming cars, not low flying aircraft. The 185 was a Provincial bird up there. Anyone trying to make a buck had one. 206s were for the pinky in the air Genteel Class.
  4. Gazz, Gazz, Gazz.... sigh. The 20s certainly was a rapidly developing period in aircraft design. From open cockpit DH.9a’s in 1920, 15 years later we had the DC-2 and DC-3, completely modern transcontinental capable airliners. But to get there, we needed development. The late 20s Fokkers were the bridge. Construction still based on the past, but aerodynamic, capability, performance, reliability, and comfort approaching modern day standards. The Standard Universal, with its open cockpit, was still firmly old timey, but with very small tweaks, the bigger Super Universal was tho
  5. Winnie, the Charon Lake aircraft was a myth when I was flying up there. It was rumored to be a STANDARD Universal, not a Super. G-CAJD. That open cockpit must have been a JOY to work in when it was 50 below at altitude. I’d have never hacked it. Maybe when I was 25, but not now. i just did a search on “The Ghost of Charron Lake”, and indeed it is a Standard Universal. It broke through the ice and was abandoned and left where it was. When the ice melted in the spring, it flew down to its final resting spot, practically undamaged. Which makes it all the more unique, is because the Sta
  6. Way, way, waaay too much information here.
  7. Awesome attention to detail, and the research on this little gem must be insane!
  8. I checked one night and here was one single Like left. Any guesses to who used them all? Leaving one single lonely little Like is rude. Almost like leaving one half a spoonful of ice cream on the bottom of the gallon pail.
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