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  1. GregP

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    #1 GregP, Aug 14, 2013
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    Here is actor Harrison Ford's de Havilland Beaver. That's me on the right:

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    Here's me looking out the nose of our B-25 going from Chino to Palm Springs:

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    Here's a cutaway WWII submarine at the Palm Springs Air Museum:

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    Here's the cockpit of their Grumman Bearcat from a good angle:

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    Lot's more but I expect this is getting long for one post. Chino airport below:
     

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    Great stuff! Thanks for posting!
     
  3. GregP

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    You're welcome. I'll try to find some interesting shots every once in awhile and share.
     
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    #4 GregP, Aug 14, 2013
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    At the time this postcard was taken, all these planes were flyable.

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    Here's Captain Eddy's Fairey Firefly taking off ... or maybe landing, I forget:

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    Here's me with our new cowling about to go onto the pulsejet:

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    And this is how it fit:

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    Here is the metal spinning form we made along with the completed cowling:

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    #5 oldcrowcv63, Aug 14, 2013
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    Thanks Greg, Neat pics. Love the Firefly! Gotta ask, "what's a sub doing on display at an air museum?" You're sure it's not the "air and sub museum?"
     
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    Very cool Greg, nice to put a face to the name.
     
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    I threw in the sub since it is in a Navy display there, is about 15 feet long or longer, VERY detailed, and seemed like a good change of subject for a pic. If nobody likes it, the rest will be ONLY aircraft.

    That's what MOST of my pics are of anyway, though I do have a lot of engine pics when I was working in an Allison shop for a year and a half.
     
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    Love the sub too... It reminds me of the transparent Essex Class aircraft carrier that I believe was on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola.
     
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    #10 GregP, Aug 14, 2013
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    Here is a shot in one of the hangers at Joe Yancey's shop. This shelf has some Allisons ready for overhaul, though ONE in there is already overhauled and ready to ship ... when they pay for it. Bottom right. The one on the left part of the middle shelf on the right of that shelf is a PT boat engine with a BIG flywheel. The engine just to the left of that one is an "E" series engine that connects to a driveshaft (think P-39 / P-63) instead of having a propeller shaft.

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    Here is a shot of some valves ready for use along with some rocker arms on the bottom shelves.

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    Here are some Allison camshafts ready for overhaul"

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    Here are a few crankshafts also ready for overhaul"

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    Very nice...
     
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    #12 GregP, Aug 15, 2013
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    Here is a clip of our Air Museum in the 1960's. You can see the Boeing F4-B3 as it arrived and see the Nakajima Ki-84 and other planes we still have and fly. Enjoy! The Ki-84 is currently in Japan.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8waXqQoBri4

    Very probably one of the last few times a Ki-84 ever flew. In the 1960's only 15 -20 years after WWII, the Ki-84 was not wanted on the airshow circuit AT ALL, so it got sold. Wish we had it today ...
     
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    All them "V" engines.
    Nice photos. Looks like you had one heckofa ride.
    Isn't it great to be in that kind of atmosphere!!!!!
     
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    Sure IS ... the camaraderie is great!
     
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    Wow! Love Joe Yancey's workshop store! That B-25 nose shot looks interesting, especially the bugs on the windshield...

    "High over the target area, intense flak bursts around the bombers as they make their approach..."

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    I wasn't in the cockpit but from being a pilot, I'd estimate we were at 4,000 feet or so. NOT where you'd want to be with flak batteries around!

    Palm Springs is down the pass to the right of the slope ... March Field (March AFB) is to our right out of sight.
     
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    Here's a 109 derivative with a few things FIXED.

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    Think they didn't KNOW? Or what?
     
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    #18 GregP, Aug 15, 2013
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    Think it has CG problems or what?

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    I MIGHT believe it with engines on the wingtips, not not the tail ...
     
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    Somebody can draw anything, getting it to work is a whole new world :)
     
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