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    Alaska Tuna Cans

    I see where your Governor calls your Super Cubs "Tuna Cans".

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    She has one in her yard. She ought to know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartB
    She has one in her yard. She ought to know!

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    So are you saying this is what Alaskans call them??

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    Not me, but I don't have 5 kids! Even with 1 kid my wife preferred the spaciousness of the Cessna. Sarah's comment sounds pretty typical of Supercub wives I know.

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    Maybe theirs smelled like it, they do fish.

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    Ever notice how different a/c types have different smells?

    DHC-2 Beavers always smell the same. A mix between the elephant house at the zoo and moist pea-gravel.

    Old Cubs all smell similar, except after a recent refurbishment. A combination of dust and an unidentifiable 'metallic' scent. If fished, add the scent of DHC-2 to the combination.

    Old 180/185's all smell alike. I can't describe it right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Calkins

    Old 180/185's all smell alike. I can't describe it right now.
    Mildew mixed with spent wheel bearing grease with a slight hint of bug repellent.

    I changed my 180's interior and insulation. My wife commented on how much better the 12 smelled than the Cessna. The new interior was her definition of a necessary mod!

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    and the old working cubs always smell like wet dogs & rotten dried blood

    ..... and stink to high heaven when you cut and weld up in cabin area.....

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    Oh, I knew one Cub that smelled like dead whale, actually.
    The whale wound up in the Smithsonian....but THAT's another story.


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    And many -A models still smell like pesticide, even if they haven't sprayed/dusted for 25 years.

    On the other hand, flewed a friend's 18-A yesterday, and it didn't smell at all, until I climbed in...

    Thanks. cubscout

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    The late-model Cessna 206's, 182's, and 172's actually smell like a new car. I want my Cub to smell like that!

    Come to think of it, I don't recall Husky's smelling like anything at all.

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    Come on:

    Husky's smell of pure performance!!!!
    My superior skills continue to get me out of where my piss poor judgement took me......

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    Are we talking about the DOG or the airplane?

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    My HUsky/Border Collie mix smells of pure performance.

    He is a highly-tuned mechanism that efficiently transforms $45/per bag gourmet feed into useless crap. Literally.

    And if tuned a little rich (overfed!), this animal will emit an odor nearly indescribable. Yet, I will attempt to use words to form a nasal picture.........

    ......nope, can't do it! But 'dense' and 'crunchy' and HorRIBLE come close.

    D

    PS I'll go sniff an A-1B and report back.

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    Those old warbirds have a distinct smell. When I was making out my resume trying to get hired at Ezell's warbird restoration shop in Breckenridge, TX I didn't know what to write. I told my Dad how much I wanted to work there and how much I loved the old warbirds, the sound of the engines and even that destintive smell. He told me to write that in my resume so I did. Mrs. Ezell read my resume and handed to Nelson telling him "This guy likes the smell of warbirds". He called me, I interviewed and got hired.
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    war-birds do all smell the same, except for jet war-birds. They have there own smell.

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    Oh, the smell of the Gullwing I had...

    that burt oil residue with an essence of exhaust... I still dream of that bird, she was indeed the "Cadilac" history calls them.

    Dave- you crack me up!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Never thought about different aircraft smells before. My Stearman smells like fresh air when I am flying it.
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