Discussion in 'Aircraft General Discussion' started by deanfi, Jan 11, 2018.
Nice video , the Beaver in its Habitat
great video..thanks for posting
Jasuz! I thought someone had snuck in a porn video.
my wife calls it 'airporn'
Oi, we'll ave none o' that rounde ere!
But you could find yourself wishing this brought back a few memories........
As soon as I saw the title, I couldn't help but immediately think of Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley! Great minds think alike, Bex!
I think you meant "sick"...
(Takes one to know one, so I'm including myself there too!)
Music instead of radial engine noises? Is nothing sacred? What's with running up against a fork lift with no positive way to stop .? Nev
Normally I don't like music in aircraft videos and would prefer to hear the engine sound but this video is in fast speed and not the normal sort of aircraft video which is why I posted it and it gives the Beaver some positive niceness after the terrible and sad crash of late.
Nev - The positive stop running up against the forklift is created by the angle of the fork tynes on the ramp. As the Beaver floats in, it runs into the inclined angle of the tynes. Seems pretty satisfactory and risk-free to me.
However, you'd want to be sure-footed when pushing off, and jumping from forklift tyne to float. Just a mis-step there would see your Beaver floating away, while you tried to swim after it!
I never cease to be amazed at the massive amounts of water in Canada. What a stark difference to Australia. I often wonder what lies beneath all that water, that's been lost over the decades.
There's a bloke in Northern Manitoba who lives on the edge of liveable country, with winter temperatures around -40 to -65 degrees F.
He scrounges junk from everywhere in the region, and it's mind-boggling what has been abandoned out there - including aircraft.
He spends most of his time fixing old tractors and vehicles, and recovering same from the wilds up there. He's a real character, and I think you have to be just a little nuts to live in that place.
I really don't understand how people can live and work in those conditions of near-constant cold, ice, snow and everything wet through.
He often talks about the number of sunken tractors and trucks that were lost through the ice in Winter - and which are still there, and in pristine condition, because most Canadian water is nearly pure water, and it also has a lot of tannins from the native vegetation, which act as a preservative.
These Arctic Circle Canadians rely on the ice as a ground transport medium, because you have two transport options - ice in Winter, or swamp in Summer! No prizes for guessing which one is the best!
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I reckon the bitter cold would present some real challenges with aviation there. How does a round engine like starting in -40 deg cold? Do they use ether?
I've heard of operations up there where they leave their diesel utes idling all night, rather than trying to get them started again in -40 deg temps.
They used to use a firepot and shroud. Bigger transports used crankcase diluters to inject avgas into the crankcase just prior to shutting the engine(s) down to thin the oil for restart. Military trucks mixed kerosene with the trans oils to keep them liquid. Nev
Nah, no clickbait there. Everyone and his dog likes to look at the Kings website occasionally, to see what he's got up to in the snow and ice. It's such an incredible lifestyle, trying to live and survive in those conditions. He has to travel about 600kms just to get to any form of civilisation. I'm surprised he's not fighting off polar bears regularly.
yeah I know m8, I was just joshin' about the title...as for polar bears, they may not be around for much longer - sad...
A lot of water and a lot of Tiger Country and a lot of Trust in a single engine. If the noise should stop in many locations on that video the result would not have been good.
As a Canuck, I can tell you we have lots of "Beautiful Beavers" here!
We were smart enough to put it all around the outside.
hey Cosmick, I was only joking m8! no man in his right mind would fly a Drifter across that stretch of water!
if I do manage to talk the boss into taking it over, the wings will be coming off and all the bits will be carefully stowed in a 40 foot container (along with everything else we own)
I'm a little bit handy with wood so I would make up a set of frames to fit the wings perfectly - what could possibly go wrong?
hangerage at a nice little field within an hours drive of where we will be living could be a problem...
oops sorry thought you were answering a post on another thread where I asked for a volunteer to fly the Drifter across to Tassie for me........OMS !
(old man syndrome)
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