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Thread: [Acro] RE: C-117

Message: [Acro] RE: C-117

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From: "Seppanen, Kari J" <kari.j.seppanen at boeing.com>

Date: Fri, 02 Aug 2002 01:55:32 UTC


Message:

  I know, I know, C-117 was probably a typo by an excited Duck since he called
it a Globemaster [III].

However, the real C-117's did indeed have radial engines (P&W R-1830's).
They (all 17 of them) were another variant/modification in the C-47/DC-3
family. Back then (1945), the US Army was much more generous handing out new
numbers any time you changed something, rather then changing suffix letters
the way the current DoD folks do now. 

Also I remember reading somewhere that during WWII, 3M actually made duct
tape in camouflage colors for repairing B-17's and other aircraft, many of
which had fabric covered control surfaces.

No, I wasn't around back then.

Kari J. Seppanen
Flight Test Engineering Analysis 
Aerodynamic Performance Group
kari.j.seppanen at boeing.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Romero [mailto:love2loop at earthling.net]
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 10:23 AM
To: Bob Romero; acro at gf24.de
Cc: duckwater at presidency.com
Subject: [Acro] Re: Christen Eagle on CNN.....




 Mr Duckwater,
 
 I am very new to aerobatics however I have been involved in aviation for
many many years. I think you are trying tell a bit of a fib. You can't be
serious...a C-117 with radial engines?  Come on now.
 
 Can anybody give some advice on fixing fabric. I had a very minor ground
loop and scraped the lower left wing. As a temporary fix I put 200 MPH tape
(aka Duck Tape) on it and need to figure out a more permenint solution in
the neer future. Any help is much appreciated.
 
 Bob Romero
 Ch 72
 IAC 26719
 Pitts S-1E
 
 Ed Duckwater wrote:
 
 I consider myself the John Rocker of aerobatics.
 
 Ed Duckwater
 
 C-117 Globemaster (Radial Engine Conversion)
 
 
 
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: WingmanVertigo at aol.com
 Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:21:28 EDT
 To: RKOAviation at aol.com, acro at gf24.de
 Subject: [Acro] Re: Christen Eagle on CNN.....
 
 Hi Randy,
 
 That was Jamail Larkins. He IS the Tiger Woods of aerobatics...If you
question it, just ask him! :o) Smart idea for him to use smoke in NY/NJ
area. Also, Jamail is the next Bill Gates, Mel Gibson, and oh yeah, Sean
Tucker...Just ask him...He is always eager to tell you how special he is.
 
 Jordan
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