From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

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

Postby Cameraman » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:22 pm

Hi Mr W,

is it just me or is it that 1325 looks so beautiful that you just want to give it a stroke?

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

Postby MrWidgeon » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:15 am

Must be you Reggie.
To me it's just another unfinished airplane that's taken far too long to get done.
(Having said that, I STILL love 'em all though)
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:06 pm

Weekend's over, back to work.

1394 N91080, in 1967.

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1399 N68242, not pretty and I don't know what happened or any other details. These are the only images of this airplane I've ever seen. 1 of 2.

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1399 N68242 again, different angle. Crash happened sometime in the early to mid 1950s.

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1410 N41979, in late 1949.

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1410 N41979, in the 1990s.

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Break time, more later.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby MrWidgeon » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:59 pm

To continue.

1411 NC41980, late 1940s, new photo.

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1411, N444M, in the 1970s, new photo.

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1420 N338S, 1964, new photo.

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1421 N41990 at work in the early 1950s.

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Back to my cave now.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby Cameraman » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:12 pm

Hi Mr W,

well whatever you keep doing in that cave can I just ask that you keep on doing it!

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

Postby MrWidgeon » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:36 pm

Ready for more ?
Only 4 this time.

1421 N41990 in the 1970s at the company fishing camp on Dymond Island south of New Orleans.
(Don't bother looking for it, it doesn't exist anymore, a series of hurricanes washed it away)

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1421 N41990 Current, new photo.

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1429 N663G Current, brand new rebuild, new photo.

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1429 N663G Current, new photo.

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Crawling back under my rock.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby skimmerone » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:31 pm

If N91080 is the one I think it is, it was owned by (I think) Southern Pulp and Paper and was flown by one Gus Graff out of a grass field in Ashley Falls MA. It was maintained partly at Great Barrington MA airport and I would see it occasionally when I was learning to fly in 1963. I think it went to NH after they sold it and the name Richard Herrick comes to mind. Always good to see a familiar friend.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby Cameraman » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:23 pm

Hi Matey,

love the last inflight shot of N633G, looks like a smart rebuild.

Don't go too far under your rock!

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

Postby MrWidgeon » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:19 am

Helloooo, anyone out there ?
Just a short, quick bunch this time, all on one airplane ..... but a very interesting airplane.

1430 JA5081, as near as I can determine this Widgeon was delivered with the earlier G-44 bow.

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1430 JA5081, it's the only one like this I've ever seen.

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1430 JA5081, in landing configuration on short final.

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Told you it was all on one airplane.

(POOF) Gone.
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Re: From the beginning, starting with C/N 1201,

Postby BenoitLescot » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:53 pm

waoww, very impressive MrWidgeon, all these beautifull girls in one place ;)

Do you know if there has been any work published on the mods made on 1330 BuAer 32976, now "Petulant porpoise" ?
It seem they have gone far into variations of hull design with short, long forebodies and afterbodies etc, I'd like to have some conclusions from these studies !
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