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  1. GreyWolf

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    Just a guess for you all ,name the engine,the aircraft and who owns it. I know you guys are good so this should be real easy.



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    It looks like Dakota or something like that.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, a DC-3.
     
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    To me it maybe Looks a an early Lockheed maybe a 10 or 12
     
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    Lockheed hum....it's possible as well.
     
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    ok guys need to work alittle harder, come on! DC3 is moving in the right direction but engine type and the aircraft it self is a know bird so , well what airline might own this bird. if I dont get any more info your going to make me post a pic of the aircraft so think a little harder.

    Wolf
     
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    Um... Lockheed Vega or (I hope im saying this right) Lockheed Electra?
     
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    DC-3 NC17334 'Flagship Detroit'

    Powered by two Wright R1820-56S Cyclones (pulled by two Ham-Stan 23E50 hydro-matic props)

    Owned and operated by the Flagship Detroit Foundation
     
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    Good spotting Wojtek and Evan (great name, mate!) !
    Got this off the net:

    DEDICATED TO ALL WHO FLEW BEHIND ROUND ENGINES


    We gotta get rid of those turbines, they're ruining aviation and our hearing...

    A turbine is too simple minded, it has no mystery. The air travels through it in a straight line and doesn't pick up any of the pungent
    fragrance of engine oil or pilot sweat.

    Anybody can start a turbine. You just need to move a switch from "OFF" to "START" and then remember to move it back to "ON" after a while. My PC is harder to start.

    Cranking a round engine requires skill, finesse and style. You have to seduce it into starting. It's like waking up a horny mistress. On some planes, the pilots aren't even allowed to do it...

    Turbines start by whining for a while, then give a lady-like poof and start whining a little louder.

    Round engines give a satisfying rattle-rattle, click-click, BANG, more rattles, another BANG, a big macho FART or two, more clicks, a lot more smoke and finally a serious low pitched roar. We like that. It's a GUY thing...

    When you start a round engine, your mind is engaged and you can concentrate on the flight ahead. Starting a turbine is like flicking on a ceiling fan: Useful, but, hardly exciting.

    When you have started his round engine successfully your crew chief looks up at you like he'd let you kiss his girl too!

    Turbines don't break or catch fire often enough, leading to aircrew boredom, complacency and inattention.

    A round engine at speed looks and sounds like it's going to blow any minute. This helps concentrate the mind !

    Turbines don't have enough control levers or gauges to keep a pilot's attention. There's nothing to fiddle with during long flights.

    Turbines smell like a Boy Scout camp full of Coleman Lamps. Round engines smell like God intended machines to smell.

    Pass this on to an old WWII pilot (or his son who flew them in Vietnam) in remembrance of that "Greatest Generation".
     
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    Good work Thirtybg :D
    And Evan cool text as well.:D :D
     
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    Yes sir good work !

    Salute Wolf
     

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