From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby mdwflyer » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:09 pm

Scan #28, back where it belongs:

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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:39 pm

Oh Yeah !
Nice, Thanks.

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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby Rajay » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:08 pm

Never seen a wing bend like THAT from hitting the water! ;)

Is that a bit of fisheye lens effect in the first photo too where it looks like the left wingtip is bent up just a little bit?

Congrats on getting it back where it belongs!
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby mdwflyer » Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:06 am

Iphone camera has a PANO feature, where it gives you a reference line to try and follow while shooting and stitches one wide picture together. When you don't quite follow the line, you get the bent wing in the first one.

Rajay wrote:Never seen a wing bend like THAT from hitting the water! ;)

Is that a bit of fisheye lens effect in the first photo too where it looks like the left wingtip is bent up just a little bit?

Congrats on getting it back where it belongs!
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby Rajay » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:55 pm

MrWidgeon wrote:Back due to popular demand ......

1349 N62095 in the 1950s.

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1349 N62059 in storage.

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1349 N62095 Current.

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Watch this space .......


Where are all of the seaplanes going? Not so long ago, I read that a STOL UC-1 Twin Bee was exported to Russia (where, I commented, it apparently would be well beyond any kind of technical or parts supports...) and now I just noticed an updated registration record in the FAA database that this Widgeon, an amazingly low-time and "stock" or original "time capsule" example of the type with something like only 800 hours TT on it, has been sold by Dennis Burke and exported to a new owner in, of all places, Belarus! What gives? :?

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=62095
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:48 pm

No idea, first I've heard of it.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby mdwflyer » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:56 pm

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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:29 pm

I can't believe it's been almost 18 months since my last update.
Well I have a ton of new goodies to post starting here.

1410 N440GW Magnum conversion, Aug., 2014.
I had the pleasure and privilege of riding around in this beauty last June (2016), very impressive !

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1410 N440GW again, Oct., 2014 set.

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1410 N440GW again.

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1410 N440GW again.

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1410 N440GW, last one for now.

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1442 N86616 McKinnon conversion at anchor, Bahamas 1960s, new image.

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1453 N808W McKinnon conversion, 1970s, new image.

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1462 N9309R, Franklin Gander conversion, Nov. 1984, new image.

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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby dogsbody » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:46 am

If the forum had a " like " button, I would have clicked on it.


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