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Mar 03, 2019, 05:06 PM
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I spent some time last night covering the bottom surface of the wing. I scanned the covering with cutouts for the nacelles to make a full size template for the other side. Figured I'd share.

Printing the PDF out on 8.5x11 should yield a 100% scale template. My scanner bed wasn't large enough to scan the entire width of covering, so note the 1" and 5" marks from forward edge of covering material.
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Mar 23, 2019, 03:00 PM
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Connie makes the news!

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/twa-p...at-jfk-airport

I wonder if that's the one that was a lounge at Greenwood Lake forever.

Andy
Mar 25, 2019, 09:58 AM
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I haven't ever flown on a Connie, but I wish I had. I'm not sure when they stopped flying those but I do remember flying on a DC-6 overseas, as a kid in the early 60's.
Yeah I know...I'm dating myself.
Mar 25, 2019, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by builderdude
but I do remember flying on a DC-6 overseas, as a kid in the early 60's.
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i do know the feeling BD...
in the early 70's, equally young, I was on one of the last flights of a DAT DC6 out of Antwerp/Belgium.
being a small airport, the pilot could take a few liberties and he did a full throttle low pass over the runway (at least it felt like full throttle )

the DC6 is not nearly as pretty as a connie, but those were the days...

sorry for the off-topic comment..

Frank
Mar 25, 2019, 01:07 PM
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That Greenwood Lake model has quite a history doesn't it. Hate to see what looks like a "could be made flyable" Connie go this way but surely better than the chop shop !

I flew on an AirFrance Connie and a BOAC Stratocruiser back when long range airliners had character. Came across to reside in the States on a DC-8 so just missed a trans atlantic "prop" crossing. Remember the days of feeder DC-3, Convair 240/440, Elizabethan, Viscount etc prop jobs ? All when planes were planes instead of aluminum tubes with wings and as a passenger you were treated almost like royalty.
Mar 25, 2019, 03:49 PM
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Them days are long gone but the Connie will always be the most beautiful prop airliner.
Mar 25, 2019, 05:22 PM
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AAAHHHGREEEEED!!!!

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