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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
    Life's tough... wear a cup

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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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    Next one

    I can see that I’m going to have to make this a bit tougher. Next drink’s on me for the wiz that gets this one!
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    Tunison Scout - plywood 4-seater built in 1928, powered by a Hispano-Suiza H-3 engine. Gotta love those exhaust stacks, and the landing lights in the gear fairings... Looks like it should be a 6-seater (at least) with all that glass!
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    Good one Jim! In fact I'm on my way to my cave for a Guinness Extra Stout. I'll save the last one for you.

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    Dang, boy! You are good! Name your whiskey.

    The one featured here was retrofitted with a 600 or 800hp Miller racing engine, and called the Zion Tunison Scout out of Elsinore CA.

    One can read about them in the Jul 13, 1929 edition of Aviation magazine.
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    More lucky than good... I just happen to like odd airplanes, and was just reading about this one recently. My "favorite whiskey" is plain ol' Diet Coke, so just hoist your favorite for me, and keep 'em coming!
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    For the ag types on the forum, I've been fortunate enough to get to know one of these lately. The owner is kind enough to allow me to exercise his airplanes from time to time. I believe it is probably the last flying example. Not near it this morning, but here is a picture from a story board we did for it.

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    Stinson L-5. A local cropduster started in business with one of those without the lower wing. At least I think that is what he had. I was still in elementary school when I saw it spraying for mosquitoes. It could have been a L-13. It did have a radial engine.


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    The parent aircraft is indeed an L5.

    Wayne Clevenger built these from surplus L5's as an economical means of competing with the popular converted Stearman.

    Hopper is behind the pilot. Lower wings are Luscombe, and motivation is W-670, both also surplus.
    Records indicate 25 L5's were originally purchased, and it looks like about 20 flying airplanes were built before the idea was mothballed. At least one did
    serve some time as a fish hauler as well.

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    Rob does it still have lower wing? You’ll have to post some pics when you get to it again


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    It does!

    I will be running some equipment off his strip this week, so I will get some current phone pics
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    Crash survivability looks nil in that thing. Imagine a simple nose over would be fatal.��

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    Thought I would post a couple shots of airplanes my Dad had to see if anyone knows what they were. Could not figure how to make them read normal.
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