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Then we sorted out the primer, which does indeed pump vigourously with almost no resistance. And she started the instant the mags went to Both.

Lovely thing to fly. Smooth accurate controls.

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Back to Collingwood...

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And back to the hangar.

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Eric,

Thanks, I'd love to arrange a photo session with you. Perhaps we could do it at Vintage Wings sometime using a Harvard.

Robin has plans to upgrade the trim, adding a stripe or 2 and probably a Pegasus, the Fairchild company emblem. We'll wait until then.

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Dave Hadfield wrote:
Then we sorted out the primer, which does indeed pump vigourously with almost no resistance. And she started the instant the mags went to Both.

Lovely thing to fly. Smooth accurate controls.


Does the primer not have a friction lock? You could fake some resistence. :D

Good luck with her, she a beaut. and the Warner is a classic beautiful engine.


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Glad you like your new 24.

You can read more about them on my site which is dedicated to Fairchild24's.

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I really enjoyed the F-24 although my experience is with the Ranger.
Most of my time was right seat, no problem but the left seat was a little uncomfortable.

Stick in left hand and throttle in right just felt backwards.

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Friends are showing up! Rob, the fellow on the left, a professional Test Pilot at the NRC, and a man who flew the "hat trick" of Spitfire, Hurricane, and Bf-109E this year, flew it and liked it.

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Is there anything Rob hasn’t flown this year?

This is a shot of Rob flying the Hurricane a few weeks ago.
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What I really want to see him fly is the Lysander :)
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So does he, Eric, you can bank on it.

And the Swordfish, too!


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Don Parsons, that's a great site.

I really enjoyed the Trip Journal when you and your Fairchild 24R accompanied the DH-4 to Oshkosh in 2007. http://www.fairchild24.com/osh2007.htm
It's a great read!

On the home front, I flew the airplane to Stan the Mechanic's home strip for the Annual inspection. Looks like we have engine issues -- not entirely unexpected, since the airplane hasn't flown much in the last 10 years. One cylinder wasn't helping at all.

I need to find a gasket kit for a Warner R-550-1. Looks like we're going to have to take a few things apart.

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Call Harman Dickerson..he is the Warner guy to go to


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Nice airplane Dave. Congrats and blue skies from a warbirder who's learned a new appreciation of vintage a/c.
Don -good site! I went to the 24 registry to look up a survivor I saw a couple of weekends ago, Clarence "Tom" Modlin's R46170, N81270. It's in total rebuild and the fuselage skeleton is on stands in Lone Star's hangar but seems to have survived being inundated with storm mulch fish heads and doo-doo.

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Thanks, Doug.

And I appreciate the contact, Waco.

I can hardly wait to fly this things with all 185 horses in harness. Heck, I thought it was fine before!

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So, the Fairchild is in Stan the Mechanic's hangar. It no longer looks the same. Stan was ruthless. "Yank 'em out!" he said. Now we have holes for #4, #6 and #7 cylinders.

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