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 Post subject: Lockheed Vega flies
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:40 pm 
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The CAF Facebook page has video of the first post-restoration flight of the metal fuselage Lockheed Vega. I'm sure more video and pictures will be showing up soon-




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 Post subject: Re: Lockheed Vega flies
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Excellent!

Any idea how Kermit's wooden one is progressing at Kimball's?


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 Post subject: Re: Lockheed Vega flies
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Haven't heard anything lately, but Kimballs were working steadily on it last I heard, wing was unskinned and getting ready for re-skinning-



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 Post subject: Re: Lockheed Vega flies
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hey, now this really grabs me. next up somebody build an orion. for passengers, was there a commode aboard a Vega? can't wait for airshow season! i mean, i hope i one day get to see this plying the blue sky.


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Is that the metalized one Orville Tosch operated in Alaska about 65 years ago?

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A very cool looking aircraft! Glad to see one is flying again!

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 Post subject: Re: Lockheed Vega flies
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Is this a DL? Looks like aluminum (as opposed to wood) construction to me.


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Anyone know if Mr. Magoffin is talking OSH this year?

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 Post subject: Re: Lockheed Vega flies
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StangStung wrote:
Is this a DL? Looks like aluminum (as opposed to wood) construction to me.


It is aluminum. They made 9 Vegas with aluminum fuselages, IIRC.


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This is the old Tommy Thomas plane out of Oklahoma....he tried to fly it several times in the mid 80s and ground-looped it several times IIRC....

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Is it just me or do those struts look like they don't release evenly? Is it particularly squirrelly on the ground?

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