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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2017, 02:57:34 am »
Or you could paint it purple....
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2017, 08:54:04 am »
That's one hell of a deal right there.  ;D ;D
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2017, 02:02:14 pm »
The gas station B-17 is definitely real, and is being restored to fly. An amazing story.

Two previously posted in the Gate Guard/Museum Map thread. DC-3 ZK-CAW is a dining room at McDonald's in Taupo: https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-38.6894214,176.0715217,3a,60y,174.08h,87.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSlch2mW5_vc5xRTg3dp1Aw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en


DC-3 ZK-APK is at "Mangaweka International Aiport" as a roadside cafe at Mangaweka: https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-39.8100374,175.7872967,226m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en



I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2017, 02:26:54 pm »
Just remembered, there's a cockpit section of what I'm fairly sure is a Vickers Varsity at the rear of a local garage, in the village I grew up in.  Last I saw it was on its side and probably beyond restoration.
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2017, 12:31:37 pm »
Also, my parents have an old Fletcher FU24 topdresser in their driveway. I wonder who left that there...


I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2017, 12:33:30 pm »

Also, my parents have an old Fletcher FU24 topdresser in their driveway. I wonder who left that there...


Why?  :o
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2017, 06:53:24 pm »
Zac, didn't you listen when your Mum told you to put your toys away?  :lol:

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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2017, 07:39:10 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D

That's awesome.   :laugh:
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2017, 07:50:27 pm »
The gas station B-17 is definitely real, and is being restored to fly. An amazing story.

Two previously posted in the Gate Guard/Museum Map thread. DC-3 ZK-CAW is a dining room at McDonald's in Taupo: https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-38.6894214,176.0715217,3a,60y,174.08h,87.63t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sSlch2mW5_vc5xRTg3dp1Aw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en


DC-3 ZK-APK is at "Mangaweka International Aiport" as a roadside cafe at Mangaweka: https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-39.8100374,175.7872967,226m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en





So cool!

I didn't doubt the validity of the actual plane and the service station, however, just the wild nature of the story!  So the United States military just lets some random dude stroll up, buy a bomber, then lets this dude just drive it around... then... they don't even ensure he has anyone to help him fly it so he puts a dummy in the co-pilots seat.... then he flies the thing around and crashes it and destroys a bunch of stuff.... and... no FAA (or whatever comparable unit back then) investigation, no "hold up wait a minute, get the hell out of here you maniac!" They just say, "Ah, stuff happens, here try another bomber!" etc etc etc. ... it's the details of the story.    ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2017, 12:38:16 pm »
Also, my parents have an old Fletcher FU24 topdresser in their driveway. I wonder who left that there...
Why?  :o
Because I don't have room at my house?  :thumbsup:

Zac, didn't you listen when your Mum told you to put your toys away?  :lol:
She doesn't mind, she's grown to be rather fond of it!
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2017, 10:57:27 am »
Well, not really a strange place, exactly, but a strange plane... .. found in "a field in a town called Oraniaville in South Africa."





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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2017, 12:38:58 pm »
Looks like a pretty poor cardboard replica of an Me-109, but they must have used some WIERD pics as reference.
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2017, 12:51:40 pm »
Scuttlebutt says it was painted RAF colors before this. Probably some dude just built it out of scrap for the hell of it and they re-paint it from time to time. It's about 3 different planes but none of one?  :unsure:  :o ;D    Beats the hell out of a jungle gym for kids to climb around on.  :wacko:
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2017, 03:39:11 pm »
Almost forgot, took the kids to Gulliver's World theme park near Warrington and I was surprised to come across a C-54 nose section.  The theme park is on the site of ex-RAF Burtonwood which was home to the US forces for many years.  Unfortunately I didn't get chance to visit the heritage museum and I've misplaced the pics I took of the C-54 but I managed to find some on the Key Publishing forum:
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?140196-The-C-54-at-Burtonwood-Heritage-Centre
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Re: Planes in Strange Places
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2017, 04:02:15 pm »
Looks like a pretty poor cardboard replica of an Me-109, but they must have used some WIERD pics as reference.

There's a farm near us that has a bunch of similarly poor replicas that the guy probably cobbled together out of scrap. But I don't think any of them look quite that bad. I'll see if I can find it on Google Earth, can't recall the exact location at the moment.
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