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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #585 on: June 07, 2007, 01:38:17 PM »
P.S. Nice tractor too, Peterbilt 379?

You certainly know your trucks, Frank. |:)\  Yes, my last full time trucking job was driving this 1999 Peterbuilt model 379.  It was a simple machine, with a 500HP Detroit Diesel engine and a 10 speed Rockwell transmission.  I forget the gear ratio on the rear axles, but it doesn't matter.  Old 1672 would top out around 106-110mph, but I mostly kept it under 80 because the trailers I pulled all had recap tires... which tended to overheat and explode if you pulled them any faster!
Yeah Frank, I'm impressed too--- |:)\
Hey Rooster, was that Detroit one of the new 4 stroke inlines or was it an 8V-92.
I got a lot of miles behind the 92s but haven't (and won't--I'm retired) driven the new ones--understand they drive like a Cat motor.

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #586 on: June 07, 2007, 08:27:52 PM »
I used to own one o' these... and a cabover Freightshaker... both were a bit underpowered (11 liter Detroit), but the Peterwagon got great fuel mileage.


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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #587 on: June 09, 2007, 02:31:33 AM »
It's a warm, summery evening in Boise...  a perfect start to the National Smokejumper Reunion being held this weekend.  Old and young jumpers alike were treated to a demonstration jump earlier today, by 4 Bureau of Land Management smokejumpers and 4 Forest Service smokejumpers, aboard a contract Twin Otter. 

Hope you don't mind a few pictures....  as they suited up, and loaded up on the airplane.

Cheers!  S'Mom   :)



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« Reply #588 on: June 09, 2007, 02:34:48 AM »
A few more....

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #589 on: June 09, 2007, 02:38:04 AM »
Mom you're supposed to post a picture of yourself!! ::sulk::

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #590 on: June 09, 2007, 11:35:43 PM »
Some of us decided to have a fly-in picknic breakfast this morning in Alaskan Range.  The location was Caribou Strip.  An old ridge top mining strip about 50 miles south of Fairbanks.  Since Tundra Toy isn't much of bush plane, I flew to the nearby Goldking Strip, an old airforce strip still regularly used by miners and hunters.  And was then ferried over to Caribou in the Interstate Arctic Tern.  Anyway, here's the pictures:

Looking down at the Caribou runway for the South:


Arctic Tern back taxiing after landing:


The Tern and Champ near the North end of Caribou:


The Tern Airborn on the way there:


Your's truely at Goldking with the Tundra Toy:


West end of Goldking:


View of the Alaskan Range from the back of the Arctic Tern:


Looking up the runway to the South at Carribou, yes there's a definite slope to it.:

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #591 on: June 10, 2007, 01:03:52 PM »
Great Shots Phil...... looks like a great place to fly

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Since Tundra Toy isn't much of bush plane.....

You need to get that training wheel off the front of the toy and get the mains moved a bit forward.... Then she'll be better in the bush

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #592 on: June 10, 2007, 09:01:34 PM »
I was "Chatting" to Frank a while ago, and told him about a one off chance I had in 1987 to get a flight in a SAAB 91C Safir. Well Frank after re-unpacking our house  ::loony:: after all the renovations we just did, I was going through my photos and found these 2 jems from that day....still searching for the in flight shots.

P.S: These where taken at Redcliffe Airfeild where I'm now training (eeek 20 years later  ::eek:: ) and the 172N on the far right hand side of the photo is the first plane I ever got to fly in.
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« Reply #593 on: June 11, 2007, 01:11:54 AM »
Those are just super pictures, Tundra -- thanks for sharing your piece of Alaska beauty with us!!!!  Just makes you want to GO.   ;)

And nice Saab, Gibbo!!  Very nice.  Thanks as well!

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #594 on: June 11, 2007, 08:23:13 AM »
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You need to get that training wheel off the front of the toy and get the mains moved a bit forward.... Then she'll be better in the bush

Exactly how would that make it a better bush plane?

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #595 on: June 11, 2007, 02:49:15 PM »
Nice plane Gibby. :) :)  What's that neato red one behind it? ???
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #596 on: June 11, 2007, 03:46:33 PM »
Coll pictures guys |:)\
Looks like you're all having fun<insert jealous smiley>

Although I did get to fly up to Lakeview OR on Friday to pick out an RV park for my summer home---still, it wasn't as much fun as a picnic in the bush!!

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #597 on: June 11, 2007, 05:46:59 PM »
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Although I did get to fly up to Lakeview OR on Friday to pick out an RV park for my summer home---still, it wasn't as much fun as a picnic in the bush!!

Well you're welcome to join us any time.  The strip we were using is an old abandon C-130 Herk strip.  We're already planning a brushing party for later this year, but after walking it on the ground I'll go ahead and bring my 150 in there next time.

Phil

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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #598 on: June 11, 2007, 10:11:49 PM »
Nice plane Gibby. :) :)  What's that neato red one behind it? ???

Hiya Gil, thanks mate... :( don't remember what that plane could be...might have been a Stinson, I think  ::thinking:: there again it was nearly 20 years ago  ::eek::.  i had a look through some more old photos and can't find a better one of it.

PS Sorry Mom and Tundra, is was remiss of me to not say AWESOME SHOTS guys thanks!!!!!
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Re: Life Through Your Camera
« Reply #599 on: June 12, 2007, 12:31:05 AM »
Gibbo, could you tell us a bit about the Saab?  I'm not at all familiar with that one.  Heck, I didnt' know they made any aircraft other than military jets.

Phil