Open Roads Radio forum for Ham, Amateur Radio and RV camping


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 3,017
Default Aviation buffs try this one...

I found this photo of two famous people.

They appeared to be standing in front of some sort of aircraft with Delta Air Lines livery (paint scheme). So the boys at work got busy and figured out not only what kind of aircraft this is, but also where in relation to the aircraft they are standing.

Can you? (Yes you can use Google or any other source)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg MLK and Billy G.jpg (42.0 KB, 41 views)
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
KF5BET
Senior Member
 
KF5BET's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lafayette, LA
Posts: 507
Default

It's Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr (I think). Still trying to figure out the location of the plane...
__________________
Galen - KF5BET
Crysti - "the CHIEF"
Abbi - KF5BEW dd
Kendra - KF5FYS dd
Maggie - Cat chaser
2005 F250, 1996 Nomad
KF5BET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2012, 09:19 PM   #3
KF5BET
Senior Member
 
KF5BET's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lafayette, LA
Posts: 507
Default

Ok... This was really bugging me. So I had to look hard for it. I think I know the plane, the model number and the location.

I already answered the who, so should I answer the rest of the question?
__________________
Galen - KF5BET
Crysti - "the CHIEF"
Abbi - KF5BEW dd
Kendra - KF5FYS dd
Maggie - Cat chaser
2005 F250, 1996 Nomad
KF5BET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 08:30 AM   #4
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

Here's one, with an earlier paint job:



This is interesting too --

__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #5
KF5BET
Senior Member
 
KF5BET's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lafayette, LA
Posts: 507
Default

Carl:

I came up with a different plane....
__________________
Galen - KF5BET
Crysti - "the CHIEF"
Abbi - KF5BEW dd
Kendra - KF5FYS dd
Maggie - Cat chaser
2005 F250, 1996 Nomad
KF5BET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 04:10 PM   #6
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KF5BET View Post
Carl:

I came up with a different plane....
Wanna bet? Although I admit you've planted a doubt.
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #7
KF5BET
Senior Member
 
KF5BET's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lafayette, LA
Posts: 507
Default

We also toured the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, OR while on vacation. It houses the Spruce Goose.

Was a beautiful facility. I highly recommend a visit. I was however disappointed with the Spruce Goose as they charged an extra $50.00 per person to take a tour of the flight deck. We did however pay an extra $10.00 for the whole family to have a guided tour of a B24 by a veteran which was awesome.

If you get a chance go see it. I was surprised at the quality and quantity of the aircraft on display. They also had a separate building for Space.
__________________
Galen - KF5BET
Crysti - "the CHIEF"
Abbi - KF5BEW dd
Kendra - KF5FYS dd
Maggie - Cat chaser
2005 F250, 1996 Nomad
KF5BET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 04:19 PM   #8
KF5BET
Senior Member
 
KF5BET's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lafayette, LA
Posts: 507
Default

OK Carl:

I came up with Convair model 880 standing in front of the engine cowling.
__________________
Galen - KF5BET
Crysti - "the CHIEF"
Abbi - KF5BEW dd
Kendra - KF5FYS dd
Maggie - Cat chaser
2005 F250, 1996 Nomad
KF5BET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 04:31 PM   #9
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

By golly, you could be right, but still I doubt. The timing (1960 or so) makes more sense for a CV880 than for a Gooney Bird. But if that's an engine nacelle, the strut on which it's mounted looks (probably) curved to me, and on a CV880 it would be straight. I did find photos of a Delta CV880 with the nacelle painted just like the photo, though.
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 3,017
Default

Sorry Carl, it's not a DC-3. I did enjoy the videos, though.

Answers Friday evening! Hang on!

__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2012, 10:58 PM   #11
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

Dang! Wrong again! That's twice so far, at least. Lessee, that's almost once every 35 years --
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 03:02 PM   #12
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 3,017
Default

And the winner is: Convair 880, standing at engine #2, (possibly #1)

Note the triangle shaped 'shadow' over Billy Grahams shoulder, and another at the top pf the picture, those are air vents that can clearly be seen on the engine nacelles in this picture.

Borrowed it from http://psa188.tripod.com/ which has a boatload of old aircraft photos.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg convair880.jpg (69.3 KB, 18 views)
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #13
NN5I
Carl, nn5i
 
NN5I's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,441
Default

Win some, lose some --
__________________
-- Carl
NN5I is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #14
Radio
Administrator
 
Radio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fayetteville, GA, USA
Posts: 3,017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NN5I View Post
Win some, lose some --
I sure didn't figure it out on my own. There is a guy at work who is 2nd generation Delta, and his father worked on the CV880 back in the day (as did my father). His father however, was so taken by this airplane he has a huge painting of one in his den. So this fellow recognized the engine, went to his dads house to confirm it, and figured out the mystery.
__________________

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

Radio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 03:48 AM   #15
KF5BET
Senior Member
 
KF5BET's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lafayette, LA
Posts: 507
Default

I knew it had to be a plane that had underhung engines. I just started looking at vintage aircraft that Delta flew and saw a picture of the plane with the same paint scheme...just luck.
__________________
Galen - KF5BET
Crysti - "the CHIEF"
Abbi - KF5BEW dd
Kendra - KF5FYS dd
Maggie - Cat chaser
2005 F250, 1996 Nomad
KF5BET is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×