From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

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

Postby MrWidgeon » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:35 pm

I'm afraid I've been a lazy lout lately, just lurking and not posting very often.
So here we go again and we'll start the G-44A model Widgeons.

1401 NX41818.

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1402 EC-AJU.

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1403 NC41972.

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1406 NC41975.

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1407 N41976 This is the only Widgeon I've ever seen with weather radar in the bow cap.

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1407 N41976 Current..

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1410 N41979.

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1410 N41979 Current Magnum Conversion.

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1410 N41979.

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1411 N444M.

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1411 N444M 1981.

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1411 N444M Current.

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I'll try to do better in the future.
To be continued ......
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:40 am

Continuing with the "A" model .......

1413 N41982 McDermott Conversion
Crashed May, 1968, got in a big hurry and tried to beat an oncoming storm front and flew into a hidden Roll Cloud.
It spit him out inverted at 150 feet and over 200 mph.
If he had waited half an hour he would have had clear skies.

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1414 N213K.

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1414 N213K.

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1414 C-FNOX One of 3 Widgeons still registered in Canada.

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1415 N58DG.

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1415 N58DG After a gear down ...... you know the rest.

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1415 N58DG Current.

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1415 N58DG.

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1415 N269AK Current
After a crash landing this summer (2009).

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1419 N41988 The Prototype for the Link/Singer/Lockheed Conversion.
It was owned by Ed Link at the time.

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Still more to come.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:42 am

Still more "A" models.

1420 N111W at Houma, Louisiana circa 1974-75.

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1420 N111W Same place.

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1420 N111W Current Sandpoint. Idaho 1993.

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1421 N41990 at work in the Louisiana oilfields in the 1950s.

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1421 N41990 1973 McDermott Conversion.

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1421 N41990 1985 in California after being sold by McDermott.

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1421 N41990 at Oshkosh.

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1421 N41990 Current.

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1421 N41990 Current.

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1423 N1423 Anchorage, Alaska early 1990s.

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1424 N41993.

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1424 N41993 1995 Lockheed Conversion with a Mansdorf cabin door.

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1424 N41993 Current.

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I still have a bunch more to put up......
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:44 am

Don't look now, but here he comes again, with even more of those Widgeon pictures.

1427 N414U Current.

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1427 N414U This airplane had underwing exhausts at one time.
Notice the bulge in the cowling just below the leading edge of the wing.

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1427 N414U.

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1428 N86602.

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1429 N86603.

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1429 N945JD.

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1429 N945JD.

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1431 CF-NNH 1969.

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1432 LV-NCG.

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1432 ZK-BPX.

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1432 ZK-BPX.

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1433 NC86607.

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1433 NC86607 & friends.

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Can't have a seaplane aritcle without a gal in a swimsuit now, can we ?

Still have more .......
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:45 am

Ayup, there be more.

1435 N86609 Current.

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1435 N86609.

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1435 N86609.

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1436 N86610.

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1437 N86611 1970s.

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1437 N86611 1980s.

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1437 N86611 Current.

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1438 N86612.

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1439 ZK-CFA.

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1439 ZK-CFA.

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1439 ZK-CFA.

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1439 ZK-CFA.

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1439 ZK-CFA A good view of the nacelles and exhausts.

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Don't think I'm done with you yet .........
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:47 am

I told you there were more.

1440 NC86614 (Gray/Green) and 1441 NC86615 (Yellow/Black).

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1441 NC86615.

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1441 CF-WFM.

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1441 N71Q.

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1442 N86616.

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1442 N86616.

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1442 N86616.

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1442 N86616 1978.

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1444 N402E.

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1444 N402E.

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1444 N402E Current Good view of the Lockheed nacelles.

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1444 N402E Current.

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And I ain't done yet.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:48 am

To continue ....

1445 N86619.

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1445 N86619.

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1445 N8H.

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1448 VP-BAC This is the only photo of this one I have, anyone got anything better ?

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1449 Royal Thai A.F. #4.

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1449 R.T.A.F. #4 Current in R.T.A.F. Museum.

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1450 N444W.

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1452 N1SW Current.

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1452 N1SW Current.


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1453 N86627 Used as the prototype for the McDermott conversion in 1956.
This was my Dad's favorite Widgeon and the one I spent the most time in as a kid.

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1453 N86627 1969.

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1453 N86627 1980s.

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1453 N86627 1990s.

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1453 N86627 Current.

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Not quite done, but we're getting there ...........
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:50 am

Heeeer we gooo agiann.

1454 N44CH Current.

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1454 N44CH.

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1454 N44CH.

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1454 N44CH Current.

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1455 N86629.

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1456 NC86630.

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1457 N86631 Mid 1950s.

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1457 N86631 Current.

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1458 CF-IJO 1967.

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1458 CF-IJO 1970

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1461 NC86635.

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1462 N9309R.

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1462 N9309R.

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1462 N9309R.

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Only 14 more airframes to go .................
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:52 am

Is anyone interested in a few Widgeon pictures ????

1463 NC86637.

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1463 N575L McDermott Conversion with McKinnon retractable floats.

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1463 N575L.

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1463 N575L Current.

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1464 N86638 McDermott Conversion 1960s and 70s.

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1464 N86638 Current.

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1464 N86638 Current.

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1465 NC86639.

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1466 VH-AZO.

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1466 ZK-AVM.

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1466 ZK-AVM Current.

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1467 N86649 Was originally NC86641, I guess the new owner likes the later number better.
I know it says "NC", any aircraft in the antique or classic era can use the designation if desired.

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1467 N86649 Current.

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The last picture is interesting, if you look closely it shows the way Grumman took care of the extra nose up trim that was required when the flaps were deployed.
Both elevators each have what appears to be a trim tab.
The left elevator has the normal trim tab operated by the pilot for pitch trim adjustment, the right elevator has a trim tab that's operated via a cable from the flap system that adjusts the pitch trim as the flaps are lowered, it supersedes the pilots trim control.
The more flap, the more trim, simple and inexpensive.

Almost done ............... with the Grumman built airplanes.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:54 am

Speaking of Widgeons .........

1468 N9312R Franklin Conversion.

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1468 N9312R

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1471 N1471N Magnum Conversion.
This was Jimmy Buffets' airplane earlier.

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1471 N1471N It's since been reregistered as N3N

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1472 N86646

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1472 N86646.

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1473 CF-LGZ.

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1473 N244BR.

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1473 N244GW Current.

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1474 N474JH.

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1474 N474JH Current.

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1475 N86649.

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1475 N32BB.

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1475 N32BB.

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1475 N32BB.

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And that's the last of the Grumman built Widgeons - for now.
Up next, the SCAN built Widgeons.
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