The Packard V 8

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Post by NP317 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:55 am

During the 40+ years I lived in Seattle, our home on the N side of Queen Anne Hill placed our two son's at eye altitude of the various float planes taking off from Lake Union.
We used to tell time by the sounds of the DH Beavers' Pratt & Whitney 985 radial engines droning by. Like railroad schedules of old.

We're not surprised that our older son is a pilot! And Beavers remain our favorite airplane still.
I still have the 6 ft. span RC model I scratch built of one of the local Beavers.
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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:26 pm

Harold_V wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:24 am
Heh! Brings back memories of my youth, living in Utah. It wasn't uncommon to hear a B-36 flying overhead. One could rarely see it, but the sound was unmistakable. Deep, heavy droning.
B-36: six turning and four burning!
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Re: RN

Post by Harold_V » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:20 am

NP317 wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:55 am
I still have the 6 ft. span RC model I scratch built of one of the local Beavers.~RN
Wow! Nice!
What powers that plane? (the model)

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Re: RN

Post by NP317 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:54 am

Harold_V wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:20 am
NP317 wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:55 am
I still have the 6 ft. span RC model I scratch built of one of the local Beavers.~RN
Wow! Nice!
What powers that plane? (the model)

H
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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by SteveHGraham » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:24 pm

You want a B-17? I'll give you a B-17.

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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by warmstrong1955 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:46 pm

I lived in Southeast Alaska for quite a while. Float planes were a basic piece of transportation, including Beavers, and I used to fly and charter many. 185's, 206's....dime a dozen, and boring. :) The Beaver has some power! I've taken off loaded up with tools, parts and people, where the floats were almost completely submerged, sometimes wondering if we were going to be able to.
Single engine Otters too, but the exhaust comes out right under the cockpit, and the roar will rattle your teeth out.

Nice mini-Beaver!!

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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by NP317 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:48 pm

warmstrong1955 wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:46 pm
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Nice mini-Beaver!!

Bill
Thanks.
Flaps work, landing light goes on when flaps are down, light beacon flashes, and it flies really nicely. STOL capable.
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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:59 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:24 pm
You want a B-17? I'll give you a B-17.

What? No bombs??? :roll:
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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by SteveHGraham » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:37 pm

If you want bombs, you have to use the alarm setting.
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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by GlennW » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:35 pm

spro wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:58 pm
I thought Studebaker bought Packard while the big 3 were devastating the smaller companies.
I was passing through a small central Florida town yesterday, and when passing by an old building that used to be a junk store that I had visited years ago. The owner passed away and it had since been sitting closed up. I saw it was now occupied again and a bit of pressure cleaning has revealed something interesting, so I turned around a snapped a pic!
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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by Packard V8 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:29 am

This thread has wandered so far off the topic, it's pretty much unsalvagable, but if anyone really wants to know about Studebaker and Packard V8s, PM me and we can discuss specifics.

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Re: The Packard V 8

Post by NP317 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:40 am

Jack:
As one of the Wanderers, I Thank You for sharing your information.
Quite interesting, as I'm a Packard straight-eight Fan.
~RN

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