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by Wbirdnut
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 7:48 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 1076

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp - numbers

19 single engine warbirds. https://live.staticflickr.com/919/28697708547_8447912053_b.jpg 8 round engines, 7 fins. https://live.staticflickr.com/835/42680129905_70cb07b48a_b.jpg Multiple victories, point of interest, both fins from Major Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer's BF110 still exist, one with the Aus...
by Wbirdnut
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10:44 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red
Replies: 37
Views: 1108

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Red

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by Wbirdnut
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 6:49 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Geoff Fisken's Buffalo
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Geoff Fisken's Buffalo

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50827190982_03541a997c_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50827099836_b8056fbcd0_c.jpg This is a 920 span Durafly Brewter Buffalo, came in the all blue Battle of Midway scheme. Re-painted as a Kiwi Geoff Fisken's machine who became an ace flying the Buffal...
by Wbirdnut
Wed 13 Jan 2021, 9:36 pm
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Alan Deere’s Spitfire I (1.1span RC)
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Alan Deere’s Spitfire I (1.1span RC)

Thank you, hopefully she flies soon.
by Wbirdnut
Wed 13 Jan 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the office
Replies: 30
Views: 983

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the office

Eindecker replica
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Beaufighter
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Spitfire V
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by Wbirdnut
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 7:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Alan Deere’s Spitfire I (1.1span RC)
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Alan Deere’s Spitfire I (1.1span RC)

Added some weathering, wear and tear, nearly ready for flight.
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by Wbirdnut
Sun 10 Jan 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Re: 48 hour comp: No Sky
Replies: 32
Views: 1162

Re: 48 hour comp: No Sky

Going with an all Antipodean theme, all pic’s taken in the Tasman Sea. The last model Pacific Aerospace Corporation Air Trainer an ex RNZAF machine on her way from NZ to a new home in Oz. The Air Trainer evolved from the Victor Air Tourer, an Australian design, the Victor company started out making ...
by Wbirdnut
Fri 08 Jan 2021, 6:15 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the grass is greener...
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - the grass is greener...

Thornhill Airfield, Scotland.
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Sollas North Uist, Scotland.
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Luskintyre, Australia.
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by Wbirdnut
Thu 31 Dec 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Best of 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1084

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Best of 2020

A tough year where those who serve have gone on and beyond, thank you to those in the medical and other service areas that have been doing their best to keep us safe. I live on a very isolated location, we are very fortunate to have those that serve come to our aid in times of need, medical evacuati...
by Wbirdnut
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Flying Boats
Replies: 31
Views: 1051

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Flying Boats

All archive images from my collection, none of which are mine but have permission from the owners to share. The Royal Australian Air Force operated Catalinas both PBY5s and PB2B2s to and from Lord Howe Island from 1942 to 1950. RAAF PB2B2 "Black Cat" on the island’s lagoon during the war. https://li...
by Wbirdnut
Mon 28 Dec 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: Cockpit footage of a recently restored Spitfire
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Cockpit footage of a recently restored Spitfire

Nice clip of a recent ground up restored Spitfire in New Zealand.

by Wbirdnut
Sat 26 Dec 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Competition-Taxi shots-Power and Proximity
Replies: 31
Views: 1021

Re: 48 Hr Photo Competition-Taxi shots-Power and Proximity

Props and pistons.
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Legends 2018

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Headcorn 2018

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Lord Howe Island 2018
by Wbirdnut
Thu 24 Dec 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 hour Photo Comp: Call me Douglas
Replies: 29
Views: 1066

Re: 48 hour Photo Comp: Call me Douglas

Merry Christmas to all from down under. DC3 on Lord Howe Island some time in the early 2000’s. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50256019683_0418aea8d5_c.jpg Red Bull DC6 Flying Legends 2018. https://live.staticflickr.com/1805/28565942077_549b78f2d3_c.jpg A4 Skyhawk with an interesting history, pu...
by Wbirdnut
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 1:09 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: Alan Deere’s Spitfire I (1.1span RC)
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Alan Deere’s Spitfire I (1.1span RC)

Hello all, I’m converting a 1.1 span Durafly Spitfire I to Alan Deere’s the first Spitfire which he belly landed near Dunkirk on 28/5/40. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50720886376_f7892a0faf_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50720156163_fcba7bce1a_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65...
by Wbirdnut
Fri 11 Dec 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Chuck Yeager
Replies: 19
Views: 2202

Re: Chuck Yeager

I consider myself fortunate to be able to say I met Chuck Yeager. My wife and
I ran the local post office for many years. He heard we had some aeroplane
related stuff on the walls and popped in for a cuppa and a chat.

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by Wbirdnut
Sun 29 Nov 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different
Replies: 21
Views: 1030

Re: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Two of the same but different

Spitfire VIII A58-758 delivered to the RAAF in 1945, placed in storage, purchased by Col Pay In 1982 restored and first flew in 1985, this picture taken in 1988. https://live.staticflickr.com/912/41046207274_d2a0f6bce5_c.jpg Thirty five years since restoration now with the Temora Aviation Museum, th...
by Wbirdnut
Thu 26 Nov 2020, 2:52 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Lost Locations
Replies: 27
Views: 1387

Re: 48 Hr Photo Comp - Lost Locations

The launching ramp is all that remains of the complex that produced Sunderland Flying boats at White Cross Bay on Lake Windermere UK. In modern times used to launch boats would once have had Sunderlands on their beaching gear roll across it to be launched for test flights. (There is also a memorial ...
by Wbirdnut
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 1:03 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: RC model repaints (pic heavy)
Replies: 38
Views: 12171

Re: RC model repaints (pic heavy)

Painted the pilot for my UM Gee Bee to Rata I16 conversation. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50638876498_bb6352f0f8_c.jpg Not the best shot but proof she flies. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50592204407_2108772b45_c.jpg Where she came from, used a Yak 54 wing with a Gee Bee body. https://...
by Wbirdnut
Tue 24 Nov 2020, 1:02 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 77
Views: 29484

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

This weeks visitors, a few twins, Qantas link Dash 8 200 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50639627717_36d37d6528_c.jpg Only the Cessna 310 is a local. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50639540331_0fb9c04f99_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50638799323_0a0e25ae6f_c.jpg https://live.sta...
by Wbirdnut
Fri 13 Nov 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 77
Views: 29484

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

Thanks CJS, been told there are a few due now that Covid restrictions are easing.
by Wbirdnut
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 77
Views: 29484

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

Just back from the Cessna 185 taking off. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50593931453_a8285467c0_c.jpg Run up and final mag check. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50593932333_068c888e93_c.jpg Estimate flight time seven and a half hours to Christchurch, distance 1,778klms! https://live.static...
by Wbirdnut
Thu 12 Nov 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 77
Views: 29484

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

1974 model 185 with a Robinson STOL kit, a handsome machine from this angle. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50592540831_7ede8d0e9b_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50592669837_2a471dd45b_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50592675167_527b65cf01_c.jpg Flying Lord Howe Island to C...