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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:03 pm 
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'EKC is such a pretty machine Dave, I always love seeing photos of her!

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 10:13 am 
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Our 1947 F-24W46 used to fly in the Bush, 1948-52, hauling goods and medicines and supplies -- even vaccines, I imagine!

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I bought it in 2008 from an ex-Spitfire pilot who had flown one in Italy, 1944 -- which would have looked like this:

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Here's a helmet-cam video of how I start the engine and fly a leg: just released.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/QCmwwwYYrWk [/youtube]

[video=youtube_share;QCmwwwYYrWk]https://youtu.be/QCmwwwYYrWk [/video]


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Just sharing my photos of Fairchild F24-W-41A VH-AZL, taken at Tyabb VIC in April. Bonus Robin J-1 in the album too.

ImageClassy F-24 by Errol Cavit, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 6:36 pm 
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Here is an old favorite. Had lots of fun.

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 12:05 pm 
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Thanks! Some beautiful Fairchilds there!

But HUBRIS just struck me! On the same day I put up that video, I flew to Stan's and there we found a hairline crack in the crankcase.

So, I've found an overhauler, and am sorting out the details now.

Too bad of course, but it's well past time to do it. And we've had a good run.

Dave


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:53 pm 
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Dave, I was really bummed to hear about that crack.
That sucks. :evil:
Hopefully a solution will be attainable.
It's easy to see how much you've enjoyed that Fairchild.
I've been happy to share a bit of that journey with you.
Fingers crossed.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:44 am 
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No progress on the engine repair yet, but I had a great summer sailing and flying warbirds. Wonderful self-isolation!

Here's an interview about the Spitfire, recorded on a rare quiet day in the hangar.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/Ud6rvICM1zI[/youtube]

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My Dad has been flying this Stampe SV4B, off this farm strip, since 1977. At one time he won the Canadian Intermediate Aerobatic Championship in it. We grew up wiping oil and bugs off it; that and a Citabria 7ECA.

Anyway, he asked me what kind of helmet-cam I've been using lately, and went and bought one. This video is from his first flight with it the other day.

For the pilots here, it's an "interesting" airstrip...

https://youtu.be/9TZmcfTqbKw

[VIDEO]https://youtu.be/9TZmcfTqbKw[/VIDEO]

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:22 pm 
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I love that video of your Dad flying the Stampe! It's so great to see him still aviating!

I hope you're able to get your Fairchild up and running again soon!

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