View Full Version : DUCKS...my favorite.
04-12-2005, 11:47 AM
GRUMMAN J2F-6 ..DUCK ..the beautiful "Ugly Duckling". http://www.warbird-photos.com/Pre-Airshow2003/images/PICT0532.JPG file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/kenneth%20moe/My%20Documents/My%20Pictures/DUCK.jpg
..now a scaled down version...say 3/4 can be a nice DIY garage project....flying and boating all in the same day...Donn could "drive" it right up to his back door. smile.gif
One was used in a favorite movie of mine..."Murphys War" with Peter O'Toole....a humorous scene was when he was trying to learn to fly it for the first time ...struggled to get off the water... ...then bounced several times..drowning in the spray...while trying to land. :D ...movie available on video.
[ 04-12-2005, 01:35 PM: Message edited by: Norske3 ]
04-12-2005, 01:30 PM
Love the duck... Anyone remember "Tale's of the Gold Monkey"? Bad TV, but neat airplane...
Tell me more about this 3/4 scale version!
04-12-2005, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by Don Z.:
Love the duck... Anyone remember "Tale's of the Gold Monkey"? Bad TV, but neat airplane... "Tales of the Gold Monkey" featured a Grumman Goose:
I guess my love of old airplanes overrode any semblance of taste. I liked the series and I was sorry to see it cancelled. Especially the part about the preacher giving the blessing to the native girls. :cool:
04-12-2005, 03:27 PM
You're right! It was a Goose... But I remember an early 80's show with something like a Duck... was there another? I remember the single engine...
04-12-2005, 03:48 PM
what was the scene about blessing the native girls?
and their was a simplar plane called the "king fisher" used by the us navy except it was a monoplane. iirc it was by north american or consolidated... now I got to google it
04-12-2005, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by Don Z.:
You're right! It was a Goose... But I remember an early 80's show with something like a Duck... was there another? I remember the single engine...The only thing that comes to mind is an episode of "Black Sheep" that I think included a rescue with a Duck.
04-12-2005, 05:24 PM
perhaps a "widgeon"....
04-12-2005, 05:49 PM
Check out Jimmy Buffet's Albatross "Hemisphere Dancer". Wouldn't it be awesome to have a toy like that!
04-12-2005, 06:41 PM
With the landing gear configured as a "tail dragger", those DUCKS would appear to be a real handfull of airplane to land on a runway in anything less than ideal conditions. The vertical tail hardly seems large enough to counteract all the rest of the surfaces subject to side winds.
04-12-2005, 06:47 PM
Right Lurch/Don...it was Baa Baa Blacksheep.
That "gratuitous" pic is a BEAUTY!
A 3/4 scale is just what I would think would be a ball to do low fly overs along the Maine Coast...and a small engine that is economical...a 3/4 could be built by the amateur experimental guys...beats sailing !..no need of a trailer or wind. :D
[ 04-12-2005, 07:55 PM: Message edited by: Norske3 ]
04-12-2005, 10:36 PM
it seems like 5/8th scake is what a lot of the replica of historic kit planes are.
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