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Old Nov 23, 2003, 05:16 PM
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What are your neighbors up to?

In this case, my buddy Mike has been scratch-building a full scale DeHavilland Moth Major in his Midtown Manhattan apartment. The fuse is done, here it is coming out of the second story window. We took it off the top of the truck, put it into the back of the truck, and now it's at the airport. The wings are still unbuilt.
The guy is a master craftsman, he has built several full scale aircraft, and won the WRAM show with his models several times.
You never really know what your neighbors are up to, do you?
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 05:19 PM
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LoL

That is so cool

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Old Nov 23, 2003, 05:28 PM
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WOW!
Amazing!

my neighbour is an empty apartment

One of my old teachers has rebuild 2 Tiger Moths, realy nice looking aircrafts!
But he build them at the club airfield, building it in central town is just too cool, hehe

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Old Nov 23, 2003, 05:31 PM
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Is that RC or is he going to get in it?
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 05:45 PM
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He's going to fly IN it. He has a Tiger Moth he rebuilt, too, I have flown in it, it's wonderful. Also has a Chipmunk, flew in that, too. Nice to have friends with interesting airplanes!
He built a DH71 Tiger Moth, too. That's not the bipe, but a 1927 low wing monoplane racer, does 180 plus, quite an interesting machine. I think he has over forty hours on it at this point.
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 05:59 PM
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Reminds me of when I was over at a friends house on the edge of Cambridge (UK). Heard something like a aircraft engine, but it didn't fly away...I looked out of the window and in the next drive was a biplane, revving up IN THE DRIVE.

Apparently its a home build full sizer, which he keeps in the garage, and flies....

No, I don't know how he gets it to the airfield either. Trailer probably. I suppose the wings must fold back - they wouldn't get in his garage otherwise!
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 06:10 PM
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Many of the early dehavillands were towable behind a car...
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 09:21 PM
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I stopped at a red light once and watched as a parade of light aircraft taxied thru. Eight of them - Cessna's and a Mooney, I think. It was halarious watching the kids pointing at the planes and carrying on.
They were moving the aircraft to shelter in a large building (engine shop) across the base because the hurricane did a 90 degree turn and was coming straight at us.
What was I doing out there? On my way to the avionics building next door to play fire guard for 2 1/2 days!
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Old Nov 23, 2003, 11:06 PM
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Anybody that can build anything "full scale" in a Manhattan Apt. has my respect.

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Old Nov 24, 2003, 12:34 AM
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I would much prefer my neighbour to be building planes than keeping tigers and crocs in their apartment...
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 05:15 AM
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Remarkable. Now if he can fly it in his apartment I'd be doubly astonished!!!

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Old Nov 24, 2003, 08:43 AM
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In an appartment !
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 01:31 PM
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Living in the NYC area myself, I have learned that nothing suprises me anymore..lol
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 01:40 PM
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Ah maybe I should reconsider my holiday to New York

I think that I would be so scared to sit on the can
in-case the next doors baby pet aligator
might have gone for swim throgh the plumbing system and could pop up and nip at my tender A......

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Old Nov 26, 2003, 06:07 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by vintage1
Reminds me of when I was over at a friends house on the edge of Cambridge (UK). Heard something like a aircraft engine, but it didn't fly away...I looked out of the window and in the next drive was a biplane, revving up IN THE DRIVE.
When I lived in NC a guy about 3 miles from me was an A&P and pilot. He and his brother owned an airport . They would drive their planes (sans wings) about a mile to the one's house for service.

Andy
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