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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:18 pm 
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Here are some quick and dirty shots from a few of the aircraft that are at the NAHI program at Reno. I will try to get some better overall shots as opposed to the close up detail shots I seem to take.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:33 pm 
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That trailer that P-40 in or did it fly................LOL I think I would be in AWE and amazement if I had seen a radial engine compartment that clean........I would also be a bit worried on whats going on inside and that I might have put my stearman T-shirt out of a job.

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Going by an earlier thread, with a pic of it running it up at Chino, I'd expect it flew in. [EDIT: missed you 'lol' there!]

Thanks for sharing Taigh.

Sad that the control yoke boss plaques have been removed.

Is a modern-style grey cockpit a minus point in the judging?

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What is the story with the Bleriot ? I can see that some of the wood looks ancient and that some was obviously new, but was this a complete replica or did someone actually restore it?

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I don't know in this particular case, but there are several 'original' Bleriots airworthy around the world with - I understand - mostly original wood (but not fabric). There are also a number of original non-flying Bleriots with mostly original parts, including Louis' own channel crosser which is entirely original. Lastly, there's a fully original replica that dates to before W.W.I in the Canadian national collection.

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According to the owner the grey cockpit color of the Mallard was stock from the factory as is the rest of the interior and exterior paint. He went to great lengths to recreate the very aircraft as delivered from the factory.

The Bleriot is mostly original and the restorer said he made a few parts but on the primary structure he simply repaired cracks and other minor things. He also said he tried to keep to the same level of quality that the original builders used who were two kids using plans from the factory. It is a magnificent original aircraft that last flew in August of 1911, a mere 100 years ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:47 pm 
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Thanks Taigh!

I agree the Mallard's a beauty; I want a Mallard anyway, but that one looks special, I agree.

I was thinking more of the second pic in your line with the partly glass cockpit - apart from it being a twin, I don't even know what it is, but it didn't come from the factory with that centre console...

Thanks also on the Bleriot clarification. Neat background.

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Oops sorry James. The second shot is of the Albatross and I agree that there is not much military left in that cockpit. Looks like it would be fun to play with though!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:28 am 
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A nice selection of photos Taigh. I'm still hoping to get down there sometime tomorrow.

I love the throwover yoke and interior of the Spartan. Very Art Deco!

The Bleriot looks superb. What is it powered by?


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Thanks for sharing the pics! Love that Rearwin. Neat aircraft.

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I'm guessing that that's the Bleriot type machine built by the Vandersarl brothers in Colorado in 1911, which now belongs to Javier Arango. Powered by a 4 cylinder inline I think?



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[quote="Taigh Ramey"]Here are some quick and dirty shots from a few of the aircraft that are at the NAHI program at Reno. I will try to get some better overall shots as opposed to the close up detail shots I seem to take.

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I love the anchor chain stowed to the right...

Do you have civil registration identification numbers for these airframes?

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Tipping my hat to the owners of that Huey who put aside any thoughts of impact on its condition and put it into service yesterday to transport injured to the hospital. At the end of day it is nice to see them put back into better than new and perfect condition but really they were all originally intended to be work horses in some form or another and this to me was more deserving of recognition than having the correct paint job or all of the bolt heads lined up.


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Steve S wrote:
Tipping my hat to the owners of that Huey who put aside any thoughts of impact on its condition and put it into service yesterday to transport injured to the hospital. At the end of day it is nice to see them put back into better than new and perfect condition but really they were all originally intended to be work horses in some form or another and this to me was more deserving of recognition than having the correct paint job or all of the bolt heads lined up.


yuppers...The helicopter is truly one of the greatest inventions that serve mankind :supz:

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Yep, paint is nice but it's what goes in the logbook at the end of the day that defines the true character of the aircraft...and the pilot

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