Bear attacks a fishy Cub

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  1. Geedee

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    Was sent this in an e-mail and thought you might find it interesting. I dont think its been posted before.

    This 1958 Piper PA 18A really took a beating from a "Bear Attack" up somewhere in Alaska.
    Apparently a bear attacked this plane while parked in a remote field up here in AK. The owner had not cleaned out the inside after a long fishing trip and the bear smelled it.
    The pilot had 2 new tires, 3 cases of Duct tape and several rolls of cellophane delivered and then went about repairing the plane so he could fly it home.
     

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    Damn thats amazing though to be honest from a structural stand point in the air I dont think I would want to fly in it. Thanks for the story Gary!!!
     
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    Glad the pilot wasn't around when that bear showed up!

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    I thought it could have been the German flak Shrapnel shell ...:laughing6:
     
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    All that duct tape has gotta be heavy on the tail end of that thing:shock:


    Kinda looks like lucky worked on it:D
     
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    Looks like we have the subject for our next group build...lol

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    Better be built twice then to cover the duplicate post !:oops:
     
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    Yeah I have a tendency to be the internet police. Bad habit.

    No worries GD. I can't help myself but to be obnoxious. Happy new year, buddy.
     
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    You too big fella !.

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    Hey Gary, it's no worse than me wishing Harrison Happy Birthday a month late on a new thread.:oops: :lol: :lol: Man, I caught hell for that!:lol: :lol:
     
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    The thing I liked about all that, was the guy wrote his "N" number on the "new" skin with a black felt-tipped marker! :lol:
     
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    I've told this story a hundred times, but went to Anchorage, AK about 10yrs ago. Paid a visit to a DC-6 freight firm (you have to remember that AK aviation is an anachronism of old airplanes and super-modern avionics). I went into the "half cylinder" quansit hut, type hanger where they kept a DC-6 under maintenance. This looked like a quansit hut, but obviously MUCH bigger.

    The wingspan of the DC-6 was too big for the hanger. So to solve the problem they just cut out 1.5ft divets into the hanger structural arches so it would fit.

    As an engineer that made me REAL nervous.

    Alaska truly is different world in modern western civilization. It really takes you back about 50yrs.
     
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    It still amazes me what duc tape can do.
     
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    Yes it can do this! :lol:


    That's how my dad gets my little brother to eat hehehe :evil4:
     

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    That's just WRONG Harrison, it's extremely FUNNY but so wrong.:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    It's bad enough the youngster is stuck up there...but the duckie too? :lol:

    Gawd that's funny! :thumbleft:
     
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    I like that the duck was being hung. :lol:
     
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