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Postby gsagostinho » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:18 pm

First an amazing image of a DC-3 at Antarctica:

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And now an amazing story: scroll down for a post called The Big Fix! and enjoy it :)
http://bsccoc.ca/index.php?Req=214
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby massima » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:35 pm

An amazing story for an amazing plane, the video of the rescue is available somewhere in this forum.
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby gsagostinho » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:37 pm

massima wrote in Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:35 pm:the video of the rescue is available somewhere in this forum.


Really? I will try to find it :)
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby Martien van der P. » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:45 pm


Here it is. Would be nice to see our FG DC-3 also with a turbo-prop version.
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby gsagostinho » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:23 am

Fantastic, thank you so much!
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby LesterBoffo » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:51 am

I posted that YT video of Lydia's rescue earlier, amazing recovery and considering the cost, number of personnel involved, and time frame, these planes must have a great value.

When Micheal Palin's 'Pole to Pole' adventure aired, the South Pole route part of his adventure required him and his camera crew to wait around at the Antarctic 'airfield' south of Terra Del Fuego while they dug out a Pilatus Porter from last year's snow storm.
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby swampthing » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:32 am

That's determination.
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby gsagostinho » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:54 am

LesterBoffo wrote in Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:51 am:I posted that YT video of Lydia's rescue earlier, amazing recovery and considering the cost, number of personnel involved, and time frame, these planes must have a great value.


I was reading that while a regular DC-3 isn't expensive (relatively speaking), these airplanes that make to Antarctica are so heavily modified that they can cost 10 times more, so this effort was indeed economically sound. Really an amazing story!

PS: I am very tempted in creating two Lydia livery for our DC-3, one before the crash and one with the green nose ;)
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby wkitty42 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:24 pm

if there's a Lydia livery, there should be one for her sister, Mia, too ;) the two craft are named after the (ALCI?) owner's two daughters...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby gsagostinho » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:38 pm

wkitty42 wrote in Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:24 pm:if there's a Lydia livery, there should be one for her sister, Mia, too ;)


Of course! I will start working on them tonight :D
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby gsagostinho » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:22 pm

Hi all,

So I created the liveries, here are Mia and Lidia:

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And here is the best one, Lidia after the restauration:

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Some other shots:

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I will try to get this committed to FGADDON soon.

Cheers!
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby gsagostinho » Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:44 pm

EDIT: they should soon be available at http://liveries.flightgear.org/index.php, I will report here as well as in the livery subforum when that happens.
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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby gsagostinho » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:40 pm

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Re: DC-3 at Antarctica

Postby LesterBoffo » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:09 am

When Rolls Royce was developing the Dart Turbo-shaft, the first aircraft they tried them in were DC-3's. They were an immediate success and were used as demonstrators for the engines at various airshows in the early 1950's.
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