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    Do you know planes?

    Rainy day (where I am...) trivia question. Are you a crack plane spotter and know what this is? Hint: featured in a Mad Max film.

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    It's a Transavia PL-12 Airtruk. Here's the Wikipedia site....
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transavia_PL-12_Airtruk

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    Dang - thought I'd stump you guys for at least a little bit! Maybe I shouldn’t have put in the Mad Max hint.
    Good job!

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    It's a Transavia PL-12 Airtruk. Here's the Wikipedia site....
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transavia_PL-12_Airtruk

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    That's one of my "favorite" weird airplanes – the Transylvania PL-12 Airtruk. Ag plane designed in New Zealand, and manufactured in Australia.
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    Bud Davisson, in the EAA mag this month, suggested that the Airtruk is one of the few good looking trikes, compared to every taildragger looking cool. I think he was kidding, as he didn't mention the P-38.
    What's a go-around?

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    Saw one several years ago when I was waiting for some pax on a charter in, I believe it was Woodland CA. Probably back in the mid 70's Pretty kewl looking airplane, definitely different looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supercub View Post
    Saw one several years ago when I was waiting for some pax on a charter in, I believe it was Woodland CA. Probably back in the mid 70's Pretty kewl looking airplane, definitely different looking.
    There was one I saw a few times at Watts-Woodland in the early 80's. Had to be the same one.
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    I want one. Just imagine some stud pulls up to the ramp in a P51 mustang and is about to get out and receive the usual adulation and then I pull up in that thing right along side. Who do you think is gonna get more attention.
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    The P-51

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    This might be worse: PZL M-15







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    Russian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweinie View Post
    Russian?

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    PZL Mielec (Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze - Polish Aviation Works}
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyR View Post
    Dang - thought I'd stump you guys for at least a little bit! Maybe I shouldn’t have put in the Mad Max hint.
    Good job!
    The hint didn't matter. I recognized it right away. Fun stuff!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweinie View Post
    Russian?
    Remember, if it's ugly, it's British. If it's weird, it's French. If it's ugly and weird, it's Russian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PerryB View Post
    There was one I saw a few times at Watts-Woodland in the early 80's. Had to be the same one.
    I'm sure it was the same one. Doubt there were to many of them around.

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    Do you know planes?

    This is kinda special....
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    C-119. But I've never seen the removable cargo bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweinie View Post
    C-119. But I've never seen the removable cargo bay.

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    Nope Fairchild XC-120
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairch...-120_Packplane
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    Looks like a great idea for turnaround time. Drop on box maybe take a different loaded one.


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    I should at least get partial credit! It was developed from a C-119.

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    It looks like the PZL-115 is harder to mount than a Husky. A top-loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubus Maximus View Post



    This might be worse: PZL M-15

    Just noticed that this guy is walking down the wing with the engine turning. If he slips, I sure hope he falls off the BACK of the wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wireweinie View Post
    Just noticed that this guy is walking down the wing with the engine turning. If he slips, I sure hope he falls off the BACK of the wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubdriver2 View Post
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    Well, being a top loader, you shouldn’t open the door during the spin cycle.
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    That Airtruk is so goofy looking that I still have a hard time believing that it's a real airplane.
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    Yeah, but he’s wearing sandals so was a front runner in the currently hip movement to have cool “pilot shoes.” https://www.pilotmall.com/collections/sneakers

    Quote Originally Posted by wireweinie View Post
    Just noticed that this guy is walking down the wing with the engine turning. If he slips, I sure hope he falls off the BACK of the wing.

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    Let me guess . . . .

    Helmet? Check.
    Nomex suit? Check.
    Gloves? Check.
    Sandals? Check.

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