Do X

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Do X

Postby Bumble » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:40 pm

OK guys,apologies as usual if this has been posted before.

Pottering YouTube as is my wont ( and particularly relaxing in what's proved to be definitely the worst year of my life ),I came across this wonderful footage of the Do X.
What particularly caught my eye was the comment that she took off for her first Atlantic crossing on 5th November 1930,eighty-two years ago today.

Anyway I really enjoyed seeing this,especially the lady passenger who seems to have brought a couple of canaries with her !

The flying-boat bit doesn't start until a couple of minutes in.

As they say,enjoy !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwPRGFN-TVA
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Re: Do X

Postby flyernzl » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:44 am

Yes, I bet the canaries caused a flap.
Interesting scenery along the route. I understand that the aircraft flew quite low for the whole cruise, about 1000ft.

While an engineering success, the DoX was a commercial flop. Only three built and they never entered airline service.
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Re: Do X

Postby seamaster » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:27 pm

I think a couple of them were used by the italians for a while although I am not sure it was for commercial flights.

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