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Flying Load 27 Apr 2022 19:19 #234546

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Had a flying load this week with a couple of light planes.
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Flying Load 27 Apr 2022 22:12 #234566

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Now thats something different

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Flying Load 28 Apr 2022 09:08 #234572

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Looks really interesting, do you know more about the type or producer?

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Flying Load 28 Apr 2022 17:42 #234585

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Don't know Diesel, We just had to pick them up at the local airport and deliver them to Vic. I hope to find out more and I'll let you know.
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Flying Load 29 Apr 2022 06:57 #234613

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Ok, thanks Steve.
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Flying Load 29 Apr 2022 13:52 #234622

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Ok, these planes belong to a local operator and every 7 years, they are stripped to what you see in the shots. They are then sent to someone who inspects them for rust, cracks and other defects before repairing them to be turned back into flying machines. They are of steel frame construction and therefore subject to rust and being beside not only the river but also the ocean.

I don't know what type of aircraft they are from but the operator has both seaplanes and land based craft, so it is possible they are float planes.

Sorry best I can do for now.
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Flying Load 29 Apr 2022 19:22 #234625

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I'd take a punt on them being De Havilland Beaver Float planes.

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Flying Load 29 Apr 2022 19:35 #234626

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I think Beavers are modern stressed skin construction not rag and tube. They also look like two different types of aircraft - maybe just photo angle?

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Flying Load 29 Apr 2022 20:43 #234628

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I need to ask more questions! Watch this space.
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