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by Wbirdnut
Wed 24 Nov 2021, 9:20 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 79
Views: 28845

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

Replaced the images lost, from late 2020 to the present. Not much action for obvious reasons, NSW Air Ambulance in and out this evening for a not serious medical evacuation. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51015212497_81c1428626_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51014400268_cc2d587f2c_c....
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: 850

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: 1212

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: 11909

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: 79
Views: 28845

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: 79
Views: 28845

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: 79
Views: 28845

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: 79
Views: 28845

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...
by Wbirdnut
Wed 11 Nov 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 79
Views: 28845

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

Thanks Ewart, couple of unique machines today, the BK117 has been here a few times to do weed eradication work. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50589369527_e5404ced3e_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50589248231_fa60610c9d_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50588500638_dd5a3e1412...
by Wbirdnut
Fri 06 Nov 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour photo comp: Kellys Heroes
Replies: 26
Views: 1136

Re: 48 Hour photo comp: Kellys Heroes

Whoops didn't read the instructions and included a machine not on the list, Hudson, sorry getting old!
by Wbirdnut
Wed 04 Nov 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Action
Replies: 35
Views: 1291

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Action

A highlight for a warbird fan to get to travel from the other side of the world and be present at Flying Legends 2018. This years theme the filming of the Battle of Britain film, a lot of which was shot at Duxford. To see aeroplanes that flew in the battle and the film was fantastic. https://live.st...
by Wbirdnut
Tue 27 Oct 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Hidden Gems
Replies: 17
Views: 853

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Hidden Gems

Remote control warbirds
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These two screen shot off Gopro footage.
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by Wbirdnut
Sat 24 Oct 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A small world
Replies: 1
Views: 832

A small world

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50522515482_edebb09246_c.jpg How small is this world, so I frequent a couple of remote control aeroplane forums, a chap recently posted a story about his Dad who purchased a Cessna 185 new in the America and flew it from 1979 till 1983 then sold it. In his post h...
by Wbirdnut
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 79
Views: 28845

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

RAAF C130 came out this evening afternoon touch and goes then some night ops. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50508395908_bc9beef2ff_c.jpg Haven’t seen one for some time, always popular with the locals. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50508388903_2df69e06c9_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.co...
by Wbirdnut
Mon 19 Oct 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Undersides
Replies: 37
Views: 1192

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Undersides

Avenger start up. https://live.staticflickr.com/4499/37375558181_520697c86e_c.jpg 50 year old RNZAF Hercules still going strong. https://live.staticflickr.com/4375/36157807224_e1c66b0837_c.jpg Started life as the piston powered Fletcher crop-duster, upgraded to the turbine powered Cresco, now days p...
by Wbirdnut
Wed 14 Oct 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Trainers!
Replies: 29
Views: 1038

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Trainers!

Australia’s oldest airworthy de Havilland Tiger Moth. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48026065391_fc67ed9926_c.jpg Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Wirraway. https://live.staticflickr.com/965/39955494270_74d834019f_c.jpg Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation Winjeel. https://live.staticflickr.com/6...
by Wbirdnut
Wed 14 Oct 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)
Replies: 79
Views: 28845

Re: Lord Howe Island (on going diary)

Something a little different, an Eagle 150, an unusual Australian design showed up today landed around 2.30pm local after flying for around 7.5 hours from Auckland New Zealand to Lord Howe Island. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50476795402_0773820f86_c.jpg She has flaps on the canard and the ma...
by Wbirdnut
Mon 05 Oct 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Why I love Aeroplanes
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Why I love Aeroplanes

Going with the inspirational people I've met due to my planecrazy obsession. Langdon Badger started to collect parts for his Spitfire V back in the the 1970’s at a time when not so many people where doing it. https://live.staticflickr.com/4331/36684060380_a5613e434b_c.jpg A visitor to our local stri...
by Wbirdnut
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: RC model repaints (pic heavy)
Replies: 38
Views: 11909

Re: RC model repaints (pic heavy)

Got some okay shots of my rc scale jobs today. Repainted as the locally based 182. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50380983786_a40a38e95c_c.jpg Avro Manchester. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50380280553_e779ed8d2a_c.jpg P47 Thunderbolt. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50380986726_dbf28...
by Wbirdnut
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 1:50 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple
Replies: 22
Views: 867

Re: 48hr photo comp: Rasberry ripple

Don’t see many down the bottom of the planet and not sure if civil aeroplanes in this scheme count, she was flown by serving RAF crew! Flight was conducted as part of the 100 years of RAF commemoration. https://live.staticflickr.com/4820/44355806880_e88d0e832d_c.jpg Wing Commander Chris Pote refuell...
by Wbirdnut
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Manchester Squadron codes?
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Manchester Squadron codes?

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask or if it belongs at all? On the 25-26/6/42 a 50 Squadron Avro Manchester L7289 was lost near Bremen, Germany. One of the crew, my wife's great Uncle Lawrence Chase Thompson. In WWII twenty one men left the small island where I live to serve, "Uncle L...
by Wbirdnut
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: RC model repaints (pic heavy)
Replies: 38
Views: 11909

Re: RC model repaints (pic heavy)

Paint and decals on, from what I have found most Ratas did not have top wing stars, may put them fo jollies, the decals are from my spares box actually for a Yak 3. Next some weathering, sealer coat, guns, paint the pilot and fly! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50370361587_28a59991a5_c.jpg http...
by Wbirdnut
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Modelling
Topic: RC model repaints (pic heavy)
Replies: 38
Views: 11909

Re: RC model repaints (pic heavy)

Latest modded job, always had a fascination for the little Russian Rata, Rat, Little Donkey, Polikarpov I 16 since a New Zealander Sir Tim Wallis recovered then restored five of them back in the nineties, see cool clip! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi-VQM4jb3s So have Ultra Micro GeeBee that has ...