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  • SuperBuickGuy
    started a topic BangPlane

    BangPlane

    Mike Patey is one of my heros. If you don't know who he is, "Flying Cowboys" - they do nuts things. This time around, he's build a plane from used parts (and wrecked parts).

    Does it belong?


  • prostreet34
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    I met Mike Patey at the Reno air races this year. This crushes me even more because he is a super-nice guy. He couldn't race (ironically, the insurance was too expensive), so he brought his plane and then met/greet everyone from Wednesday through Sunday at his plane on the tarmac. Those winds have a name - Washoe Zephyr.

    I saw this last night. I've been following his stuff ever since you posted a link to his channel earlier this year.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and it never occurred to me until after about the problem with long-travel suspensions on STOL planes

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I met Mike Patey at the Reno air races this year. This crushes me even more because he is a super-nice guy. He couldn't race (ironically, the insurance was too expensive), so he brought his plane and then met/greet everyone from Wednesday through Sunday at his plane on the tarmac. Those winds have a name - Washoe Zephyr.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    close the file on DCD, the saved Plane Saver's airplane

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    75 planes flying across the ocean to participate.... it's a big deal.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    that is pretty cool considering where they started.... I love watching the mad skills they have.

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  • Barry Donovan
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    not sure if plane savers went in this thread.


    this was a big day
    I felt rewarded just watching.

    The kc135e plane I was assigned to was bad enough to contemplate junking it. 1993
    My trainers had me in a meeting to witness the decision. I was for anything.. young airman.

    it ended up a one for all, all for one type ending. the plane was only 40 something...14000 hours or so.
    Unit decided to keep it.
    been hit by lightning, atomic energy found in a strut.
    engine went bad, cabin air system
    my trainer and i was nearly killed when the apu decided to jump off it mounts and backfire inside the plane
    it electrocuted me, zapped me, played poltergeist tricks on me..
    the bad engine sent wobbles like its own reactor..
    fuel leaks, hot brakes
    I had been burned, chemical'd.. crammed into tiny fuel cells.
    evidence of gulf 1 hushed away...
    Eat breathed and slept that plane.
    and every thing it had ever done was all over us.

    we added a new floor, all screws in by hand. Plywood. Painting, cleaning..

    and it flew for 15 more years.
    its in the junk yard since 2008.
    won't be coming back. I am quite sure.
    57-1491.. even the tail number has a mystery to be told. the plane erased its original number.
    1491 was a numnber stolen froma wrecked rc135
    we wondered if it was junked and revived already before coming to maine

    We had the hangar a long time. It was challenging the whole flightline.. planes had schedules. We were taking way too long.


    anyway, these guys reviving this old bird. I like to see it.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I kind of follow this build - it's a pre-production prototype, mostly though it's a wiring project inside a cool plane shape

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  • RockJustRock
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    Not to derail the thread, but this is a sexy flying beast.

    http://www.rumblerum.com/cobalt-co50...rs-for-700000/

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and so it begins

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  • silver_bullet
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    Yeah, not jealous here, just observant. People are still amazed that after 52 years of flying I still do not own an airplane.........LOL!! It's a matter of priorities, I guess.
    kinda like the guys i work with...they said that the 2 best days of owning a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it... nobody owns one,,,

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Yeah, not jealous here, just observant. People are still amazed that after 52 years of flying I still do not own an airplane.........LOL!! It's a matter of priorities, I guess.
    I know many pilots who don't own airplanes.... heck, an acquaintance of mine is an Alaska Airlines pilot and doesn't own an airplane ;) of course the buddy that has the submarine also has a couple airplanes in his yard.... and a couple that actually fly. You know how we buy cars ostensibly for our spouse? he bought her a Bonanza (aka Doctor killer).

    I'm working on doing a Reno Air Races trip this year (Sept. 11-15). The subject of this thread will be there.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; March 21st, 2019, 02:09 PM.

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  • Loren
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    Yeah, not jealous here, just observant. People are still amazed that after 52 years of flying I still do not own an airplane.........LOL!! It's a matter of priorities, I guess.
    Whoops my jealousy comment didn't come off right, I direct it to myself more than anyone.

    I can't say it isn't a good idea to be making money from airplanes rather than spending a bunch on them...

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  • Barry Donovan
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    I had been waiting for turbines to take over ever since learning APU on kc135.. the little jets.

    the world record he got still limited the old appearance airframe to 438 mph on the props.
    all on turbine instead I assume


    great pursuit.
    WW2 had been there as a myth for many decades, no time for documenting the speeds they broke. Just words spoken.
    I shared his latest video in another thread the other day...

    looking forward to his sharing the build

    in this video, the tower was stumped at his rate of climb for the given craft


    a different version of the sr71 sharing speed stories
    Last edited by Barry Donovan; March 21st, 2019, 11:46 AM.

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