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Don Dollinger

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Re: The "Jigsaw Bomber" (FAAM effort to recreate a Fairey Barracuda)
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 10:35:52 AM »

Really neat stuff.  I am assuming a static example but if they build a flyer it would be even more awesome...

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Don
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Monty Fowler

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Re: The "Jigsaw Bomber" (FAAM effort to recreate a Fairey Barracuda)
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 09:06:09 AM »

Gotta love the Brits and their enthusiams! I build model kits ... they say they heck with that and try to piece together the real thing. Amazing.
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Don Dollinger

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Re: The "Jigsaw Bomber" (FAAM effort to recreate a Fairey Barracuda)
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 11:06:10 AM »

Where I grew up there is alot of farmland and alot of the farmers make a runway on their land and fly small planes.

Had a friend that bought 3 Piper Cubs (2 crashed) and one that had alot part salvaged off it. Took him 6 months to strip all the usable bits he needed to make one.   I saw the pile of parts that he had accumulated and in my mind was saying "ain't no way thats ever gonna fly again".  Took him 3 years but he finally pieced one together and it must've passed inspection as he flew it for a number of years after that.  Ironically, he sold it and purchased a nearly new plane and died in a crash a few months later.  The investigation ruled that it was due to a mechanical malfunction.  The one he pieced together is still flying to this day.

Guess if your passionate enough about it you can make just about anything happen.

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Don
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