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Where is that, Grizly?  Dad was Air Force, and Transair DC-3s were our family’s way around the Country back then. I’ve probably spent quite a bit of time in that old girl.  They always got us where we were going, and unlike the trains, they were usually on time.

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The old Transair DC-3 remains was on the west side of Winnipeg airport just to the north of the military hangars. I probably took the picture in the mid to late nineties.

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46 minutes ago, Grizly said:

The old Transair DC-3 remains was on the west side of Winnipeg airport just to the north of the military hangars. I probably took the picture in the mid to late nineties.

I’ve been around there often enough and I’m surprised I never saw it.  Memories. Thanks!

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I really love the HpH kit and am still thinking of converting her to this....VX-6 This is the actual bird at the local museum I volunteer at so I can measure up the nose and ski's.  Cant afford 2 HpH kits so I will have to think long and hard before I cut the nose off LOL

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Oh here she is today... She still needs some tlc, but at least we have got her under cover now and can continue to deal with the last bits of corrosion

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After fastidious checking that HPH got the nose right (which, just based on pics, I also thought was true, after initial doubts - but HPH may have revised their draft - ), it is quite funny to see you contemplating cutting that very same nose out ;)

Just my :2c:, of course ... :rolleyes:

Hubert

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She looks like she told a big, fat lie. 

And the Navy sure was proud to tell everyone who owned her. Come to think of it, they could have made the lettering a bit bigger as well. 

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41 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

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That first pic looks 'interesting'! I imagine a change of underwear was called for. :lol:

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Yeah, like Paul Harvey sad, "And now, for the rest of the story".

There's gotta be 5 feet of wingtip in the snow there. And fully stalled. The next pic probably shows a decidedly nose down attitude.  Inside that Dak is the one place on earth I wouldn't want to be at that time. 

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Just wanted to add to my post from the January 13. Pictured Li-2 was used as a restaurant, later salvaged for the museum purposes.

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There was another "Dakota" that resonates in my memory. It use to sit by the highway near to my hometown Bratislava. There was a time when it was also used as a restaurant, but the way I remember her was when she looked like this

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There was a fire inside set by gypsies using it as a party shelter twice. In 1987 she was taken to scrap yard. 

Her last "operational" picture 

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And there is one more that was salvaged and restored at my old drop zone :)....had no idea

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I wonder if there are any flying  Li2's in the world, now that would be a cool site and a rare bird eh??

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