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Old Dec-30-2008, 07:00 PM
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The picture is of and Aeronca C-3 built in 1936. It is a pic from my archives and it was taken at and airshow.



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Old Dec-31-2008, 03:18 AM
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This is an interesting old plane. I see one like it every year at the big " Sun N' Fun " airshow in Lakeland, FL. It always reminds me of a guppy minnow.

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Old Dec-31-2008, 10:28 AM
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Old Dec-31-2008, 09:09 PM
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The picture is of and Aeronca C-3 built in 1936. It is a pic from my archives and it was taken at and airshow.

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Hi there Azzaro, has that got a Wooden Prop???

I'm sure it had it's WOW factor in it's day,
but I look at it and think....hmmmm I dunno that I'd want to go up in it

Thanks for sharing ... Skippy
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Old Dec-31-2008, 09:44 PM
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Hi there Azzaro, has that got a Wooden Prop???

I'm sure it had it's WOW factor in it's day,
but I look at it and think....hmmmm I dunno that I'd want to go up in it

Thanks for sharing ... Skippy
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That's a wood prop...The plane is in a museum now, I think. They were called the flying bathtub...... Thanks for commenting..... azzaro
Old Jan-01-2009, 05:04 AM
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Interesting old plane nicely captured Azzarro. It almost looks like one of those little cartoon character planes that are usually painted blue with eyes and mouth on the front
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Old Jan-01-2009, 06:11 AM
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Interesting old plane nicely captured Azzarro. It almost looks like one of those little cartoon character planes that are usually painted blue with eyes and mouth on the front
Hi Jack....Thanks for the nice comment.....The pic. was taken at Oshkosh Wisconsin about 40 years ago. I like your idea for a painting scheme
Old Jan-01-2009, 06:21 AM
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Lovely little airplane

This specific airplane is actually in flying condition again: http://www.goldenageair.org/collecti...6aeroncac3.htm
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Old Jan-01-2009, 08:54 AM
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Lovely little airplane

This specific airplane is actually in flying condition again: http://www.goldenageair.org/collecti...6aeroncac3.htm
Thanks for the link and commenting IVAR. I went to the link....Still flying after 70 years .....
Old Jan-01-2009, 06:41 PM
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.hmmmm I dunno that I'd want to go up in it
I'm game if Skippy wants to stay on the ground

Funny looking aeroplane that, it was probably slower than the cars of it's time
I wonder if the technology museum in Prague had something similar, I'll have to check my archive
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I'm game if Skippy wants to stay on the ground

Funny looking aeroplane that, it was probably slower than the cars of it's time
I wonder if the technology museum in Prague had something similar, I'll have to check my archive
Thanks for commenting pyry........According to the specs it had a speed of 65 MPH. As in air speed, not over the ground. If you find something similar, be sure to post it.........
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Thanks for commenting pyry........According to the specs it had a speed of 65 MPH. As in air speed, not over the ground. If you find something similar, be sure to post it.........
65mph is pretty good for a bathtub.

Turns out the museum had a Blecha:
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WHOW !!!!!!! Now there is a plane with character. Wouldn't that be a fun plane to fly....You would need a leather jacket, white silk scarf and goggles.....

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Old Jan-02-2009, 05:20 PM
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WHOW !!!!!!! Now there is a plane with character. Wouldn't that be a fun plane to fly....You would need a leather jacket, white silk scarf and goggles.....

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Brave men in their fabric aeroplanes - that era had a look all it's own

Edit: Here's some additional WOW-factor for you: variants of the HM-14 Flying Flea, which is from the 1930s, are still built and flown today. So you can get your jacket, hat, goggles, scarf - and the matching aeroplane
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Old Jan-03-2009, 01:57 AM
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Brave men in their fabric aeroplanes - that era had a look all it's own

Edit: Here's some additional WOW-factor for you: variants of the HM-14 Flying Flea, which is from the 1930s, are still built and flown today. So you can get your jacket, hat, goggles, scarf - and the matching aeroplane
Fabric covered airplanes are actually not as uncommon as you might think. I've flown several different types of them.
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Fabric covered airplanes are actually not as uncommon as you might think. I've flown several different types of them.
I know, we helped to start one with a flat battery last summer.
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Fabric covered airplanes are actually not as uncommon as you might think. I've flown several different types of them.
Me too.....mostly a J-3 Cub....didn't have a starter, you had to prop it. It was built in 1939 the same year I was.....
Old Jan-03-2009, 10:19 AM
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Hi Azzaro,

Man, this thread is hitting close to home. I learned to fly in an old Piper J-3 in 1962. That thing was a real trip in any kind of cross wind. Those were great times.

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