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Posted February 19, 2014 - 01:10 PM

Couple of beautiful airplanes. You are one lucky guy  :thumbs:



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Posted February 19, 2014 - 02:01 PM

All of his aircraft are VERY nice looking and appear to be very well maintained as well.

 

One thing that, at least to my way of thinking, would make it even better, would be to have the VFP-7 painted in it's original Guatemalan Air Force colors.

 

There were only 6 VPF-7 aircraft built, and they all went to Guatemala, where they used them for aerobatic/combat training. This one is the only one currently flying.

 

It's interesting to note that the plane has a hard point on the bottom of the fuselage for carrying a 500# bomb, and that there was a provision for covering the front cockpit, and mounting .30 cal. machine gun pods under the wing.


Edited by OldBuzzard, February 19, 2014 - 02:10 PM.

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 02:44 PM

The waco planes and the history behind them are really neat. US navy used ubf-2's for training pilots when they used to hook them on airships in the the 30's. I photoed many planes and by far the waco types have to be the most perfect looking biplane
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Posted February 20, 2014 - 10:12 AM

<--------  Looks like one of the MODS are having some fun  :D :D :D

 

 

I think I'd have to disagree with you on that jabelman.  The best looking biplane of all time would have to be the Beechcraft D-17 Staggerwing.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 11:37 AM

 

 

 The best looking biplane of all time would have to be the Beechcraft D-17 Staggerwing

Yep, they almost look normal when they are inverted.  :smilewink:



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 11:51 AM

<--------  Looks like one of the MODS are having some fun  :D :D :D

 

 

I think I'd have to disagree with you on that jabelman.  The best looking biplane of all time would have to be the Beechcraft D-17 Staggerwing.

 

I think you are right, the stagger wing Beech is the best looking biplane built.  It sure sounds like you have had a great time.  Seat time in any of those planes is up there near the top on my bucket list!



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Posted February 20, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Here's a short vid that the wife took from inside the motorhome.

 

We had just started the engine, and were doing part of the pre-flight checklist, and waiting for the cylinder head temp to come up.

 

Gotta love the sound of those old radials when they are at an idle :D :D :D

 

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 01:55 PM

<--------  Looks like one of the MODS are having some fun  :D :D :D

 

 

I think I'd have to disagree with you on that jabelman.  The best looking biplane of all time would have to be the Beechcraft D-17 Staggerwing.

Yep! A Buzzard can fly upside down! We've proven that right here!


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Cool video- here is beech and a cabin waco i built.

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Posted February 20, 2014 - 06:54 PM

 

 

Gotta love the sound of those old radials when they are at an idle  :D  :D 

Music to sleep by. Thanks for the video.


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Posted February 20, 2014 - 07:02 PM

<--------  Looks like one of the MODS are having some fun  :D :D :D

 

 

 

I knew there was something off about you.

 

 

 

I am always amazed at how long planes progressed before enclosed cockpits became standard. It makes me wonder if early pilots had a thing for rain and frostbite. Even in WWII there were some open cockpit planes in service.






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