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Old 12-29-2008, 05:10 PM
Mike Macon Mike Macon is offline
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Spruce Goose.

My lovely wife bought some VIP passes to the Evergreen Flight Museum at a silent auction and we used them while in McMinnnville, OR the day after Christmas.
This was my second trip but what a humbling experience to actually sit in Howard's seat.

The pilot's seat of the Spruce Goose.

An RV grin is better than a Hughes scowl.

Spruce Goose cockpit

Flight engineer's station

View of Spruce Goose cockpit from the ground. Notice the "Experimental" over the door.
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Last edited by n5lp : 12-29-2008 at 06:06 PM. Reason: Showed pictures per request of poster
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:50 PM
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(jaw on floor).

Thank you for doing that Mike. Way, way cool !!!

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:12 PM
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Default Too Cool

How would you like to wire that FE panel
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:43 PM
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I wanna know how you're supposed to bring all 8 throttles forward together.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Jamie View Post
I wanna know how you're supposed to bring all 8 throttles forward together.
I would think you don't, the FE does. Just think about synchronizing all eight engines. Somewhere I read that each engine has five magnetos, I'm still trying to understand the starting procedure on those big radials.

What is really cool is they could walk/crawl down the wing and reach the back of the engine in flight to service it.

If any of you ever get the chance to tour this thing, do it! It is just awesome! (I saw it back in the 80's when it was in LA.)
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:03 AM
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Default How Much is open to walk through?

Originally Posted by N941WR View Post
What is really cool is they could walk/crawl down the wing and reach the back of the engine in flight to service it.
Do they let you walk all around inside the Spruce Goose? Can you walk out to the engines in the wing?
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:43 PM
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Default Outside my Workshop by Zurich Airport

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Old 10-13-2010, 11:50 PM
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Default Hat Sighting, Fremont Peak WY

Ok I'll give this a try. In July 2010, my son Landon, one of his buds, and I climbed Fremont Peak. From our house, or anywhere around Pinedale, Fremont is the most prominent of the peaks you can see. The first photo is Landon and I on the 12 mile hike into Island Lake, at the base of the peak, where we set up base camp. Fremont is in the background between us. The second photo is at the summit, another 3500 vertical feet above our base camp. I wasn't sure if an old, fat guy still had it in him. But I made it Good times

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:58 PM
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Default Hat Sighting Darlington "To Tough To Tame" truck races

You can't get any closer than this to the race action...1st pit position at the Darlington "To Tough To Tame" truck race on March 12, 2011. A group of my airpark neighbors got pit passes from yet another neighbor who provides all the wreckers for Darlington races.

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Old 05-17-2011, 05:44 AM
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Paul - Arriving at Lone Star Air Rally in Galveston TX.
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