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General control line discussion => AS TIME GOES BYE => Topic started by: Chris McMillin on October 04, 2016, 08:29:50 PM

Title: Old airplane picture, my Dad's old job.
Post by: Chris McMillin on October 04, 2016, 08:29:50 PM
I came across these pictures of N200G which is now restored as N500LN in Minesota. These pics were taken in 1963 at Oaktown, Indiana about 15 miles north of Vincennes.
Chris...
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Post by: Mark Scarborough on October 04, 2016, 08:46:57 PM
cool stuff
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Post by: john e. holliday on October 05, 2016, 09:54:47 AM
Future scale model?    H^^
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Post by: Matt Spencer on October 15, 2016, 06:28:29 AM
When I was six or eight / used to see the Fieldair Lodestar , on trips South in the Family Phase One Vanguard  %^@ or 54 ?? Singer  %^@ %^@ .

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-52rjSy2a_40/VD7TykbVywI/AAAAAAABF4o/2m_0aX33RQU/s1600/Fieldair%2BLodestar%2BZK-BJM%2Btop%2Bdressing.jpg)

South of Hamilton in the Hill Country , Remember once it Circling ' out the back ' round to the right , cut back throttles and Drop In ,
set cruise throttle to pull level on ' the run ' ,
big swathe of superphosphate , across  the flats off over up to the right , then On The Gas , acoustics up a few octaves there , Pulling Up and around away , right . To clear the
big lump of rock ( Hill / mountain ) at the end of the run . Big Throb from those Radials , even from a kilometer away , when he's On the Gas . Not sparing the sauce . ;) :) :)

Other time he was higher over more open country , more of a ' cruise ' . But a privlage to have seen it ' working in anger ' .

(http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i423/nuuumannn/Lockheed%20Twins/ZK-BVE2_zps14adb818.jpg)

One Sat at M.o.T.a.T. for years , Super moulding under the rear fuse . Picture on google look like its been stripped for renovation .
Think it was a Low Time Airframe . The Fletchers  ( Thorp Defender derivitive ) had come out , Economics . Tigers could be had
for $ 500 or less , in the Late 60's . There were FIVE in the Shed down the road . Dismantled .

O.K. it wouldve been ' AIRWORK ' Id seen , in the yellow & White , Topdressing . Think they were based in Palmerston North . Airland renamed Airwork , renamed Fieldair . or Amalgamated or wotever .
(http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/ab70/kiwibeavers/DC3/CAW_1984_Gisborne_Basil_01.jpg)

(http://www.gisborne.net.nz/cadstuff/images/zk-apb.jpg)

(http://www.kiwibeavers.com/images/BUV_1970_07_06_Gisborne_W.jpg)

o.k. theres C47 / DC3s there too . . .

Experiments with the Mercury TigerMoth , with a OS 10 , Control Line , with Flour were unsucessfull . Though the 10 yr old sarcastic acomplice's Eyes were visable after a few blinks
once he'd worn the sack of flour !.  ;D

You need Talc or Fine Sawdust for top dressing Scale things .

(http://feilding.recollect.co.nz/assets/display/19134-max)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TfVyHfD5ItM/U_GxUEwKkoI/AAAAAAAAQqo/wFQVewf6Rmg/s1600/DH%2B82%2B%26%2Bloader%2B-%2BCopy.jpg)


(http://i366.photobucket.com/albums/oo110/rokostoko/IMG_0007.jpg)

sorry about the Continental Drift .  %^@ :-X

(http://www.baaa-acro.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ZK-EMN-1.jpg)
BUGGER .
(http://www.teara.govt.nz/files/hero16552.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKY_OysWu3k
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Post by: Michael Boucher on October 18, 2016, 02:11:17 PM
All great pictures, thank you for posting everyone, wonderful! #^
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Post by: Mark_Gerber on May 27, 2017, 10:19:42 AM
Hi Chris,
Coincidentally, my uncle Stan was a co-pilot on a Lodestar for Weatherhead Corp.  He flew out of Cleveland Hopkins in the late '50s and early '60s.  I once got to ride along on a trip to Petoskey, MI and back.  What a thrill that was for a 10 year old.  So, the Lodestar has always been one of my favorite airplanes.
Mark Gerber
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Post by: Chris McMillin on September 20, 2017, 09:53:30 PM
I don't know if I had heard that before, Mark but it is very cool. Love the Lockheeds myself, very elegant ships.
Chris...

Hi Chris,
Coincidentally, my uncle Stan was a co-pilot on a Lodestar for Weatherhead Corp.  He flew out of Cleveland Hopkins in the late '50s and early '60s.  I once got to ride along on a trip to Petoskey, MI and back.  What a thrill that was for a 10 year old.  So, the Lodestar has always been one of my favorite airplanes.
Mark Gerber
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Post by: wwwarbird on November 20, 2017, 09:42:15 PM
 Chris,

 Here's a couple current photos of the two Howards that are based at Anoka County Airport in Minnesota, 100 miles north of here. I took these pics at Oshkosh 2017...
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Post by: Chris McMillin on December 08, 2017, 02:13:03 PM
Very cool, Wayne.

The top one belonged to a couple of guys I knew in SoCal way back, sold to Custer Corp and restored, then bought by Phillippi and restored again in the present paint.

The blue one is the Green Construction airplane. If you stayed in the Executive Inn when at the Lawrenceville Nats he owned that hotel. Very happy that they are in such good hands and in excellent shape.

H-500 N130P, trapped at Memorial Field on the indian reservation in Chandler, AZ was recently destroyed by fire set by vandals.

Chris...
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Post by: wwwarbird on December 11, 2017, 07:51:39 PM

H-500 N130P, trapped at Memorial Field on the indian reservation in Chandler, AZ was recently destroyed by fire set by vandals.

Chris...

 Yeah, I just saw that in the current issue of Air Classics, what a shame.
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Post by: Will Hinton on February 07, 2018, 09:31:59 AM
When I worked on the line crew at Syracuse, Carrier Corp. had a Lodestar hangered with us.  I always thought it was in a class by itself as far as corporate ships.