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    Here is a video about the remanufacturing of Douglas DC 3 Aircraft with turbo prop engines that I had saved the link to the other day that you might like also .
    DC3
    Aviators Season 3 - Giving the Venerable DC-3 New Life - YouTube
    it turned up in the associated videos when I was watching this one .
    PASSENGER PLANES & JET AIRPLANES 1958 DOCUMENTARY TV SHOW 74812
    PASSENGER PLANES & JET AIRPLANES 1958 DOCUMENTARY TV SHOW 74812 - YouTube
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    Some of you may recognize Mikey McBryan from the TV show Ice Pilots
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    A link to one of his Youtube videos caught my attention after another video I was watching .
    He has undertaken a project to restore a C47 /DC3 Dakota that flew with the R.A.F. on the D.Day invasion and hopes to have it flying for the 75th anniversary at Montreal’s St.Hubert airport south of the Island of Montreal
    Plane Savers - Make her fly again !
    There are several videos on his Youtube channel showing the progress .
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    These are videos of his own making and not of the same type as the made for TV Ice Pilots
    They are working on the plane in the École nationale d'aérotechnique (ÉNA)
    Aircraft Maintenance Technology | Cegep Edouard-Montpetit
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    School Features from The Plane Savers segment 115 from today April 26 , 2019
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER-xYKGAz7A
    Machine Shop Here
    https://youtu.be/ER-xYKGAz7A?t=1216
    Main Video link
    "Back to SCHOOL!" Plane Savers E115
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER-x...outu.be&t=1216
    Another 1985 BBC Documentary video I had seen a while ago.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZug7xcSRLc
    I have looked at several of the Plane Saver videos .
    Some of you with an interest in WW2 may find this one intersting
    "WW2 Lancaster Tail Gunner Inspires Great-Grand Daughter to Fly" Plane Savers E87
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsSwO4sLXM8
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    An update to my last post.
    On Saturday June 1st I visited the Aero Salon at the École nationale d'aérotechnique (ENA) at St.Hubert Airport shown in the links in posted above.
    To save me some typing here are a few links about the show and what was there .
    Canadian SkyHawks parachute team dazzles with return of ENA air show

    Montreal Saint Hubert Airshow ARRIVALS and PRACTICES (Includes MIG's, L29, Vampire and More!)
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    CT-114 Tutor | Aircraft | Royal Canadian Air Force

    Snowbirds | Royal Canadian Air Force

    Snowbirds by Doug Cole - NFB

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1101156

    C Series Now A220
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cjX...youtu.be&t=512

    I had been following the Plane Savers videos in the links in the post above

    DC-3 Co-Pilot for the test flight is revealed starting here https://youtu.be/u6SVb3HBOrg?t=638 ,mentions that his grandfather who actually flew the Plane Savers DC-3 for T.C.A.

    This link is a post by David Gagnon who usually posts about railway subjects that covers some of the early history of T.C.A.
    http://rollymartincountry.blogspot.c...ines-1946.html

    More about the Saturday of the show and the DC –3 here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru-TR6mlliM

    CF 100 Shown here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImademS3XLw
    https://archive.org/details/78304ScreamingJets
    Plane Savers D-Day Douglas DC-3 flies again
    https://www.skiesmag.com/news/plane-...3-flies-again/
    The Flight Chops episode of the same day as the Episode 125 of Plane Savers.
    Gives some perspective about what is involved in putting out a Plane Savers episode
    This thing is gonna fly in 30 days? Buffalo Airways’ Mikey making it happen!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MonXiRCtv4

    "Can we get this DC-3 Started? with FLIGHT CHOPS" Plane Savers Episode 125
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kYW...youtu.be&t=532

    Here is the final Episode of Plane Savers that features the June 6th flight.
    "They Said This DC-3 Would Never Fly Again" LAST EPISODE Plane Savers E156
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxgAppEPk7A
    It was so nice to see the dedicated young people involved in the project in the many episodes.
    They will have so many memories to last a lifetime .

    Trying to keep this thread a little on the topic of machine tools for this forum I noticed Buffalo Airways has a couple of older lathes in the shop where one of the DC-3 Engines came from .
    One lathe appears to be to be a South Bend but I don’t instantly recognize the larger one that may have a riser under the head stock for some special job and look to be well cared for.
    You can see them starting here in this link
    https://youtu.be/zlCM3UsBlf8?t=475
    Also in episode 115 linked in the previous post ,
    I think the blue and white mills shown starting here
    https://youtu.be/ER-xYKGAz7A?t=1225
    may be Tos F2V-RAs similar to what is shown here .
    https://www.tos-olomouc.cz/en/produc...machine-f2v-r/
    and the lathes in the brief view shown be fairly new Tos SN 40 lathes like this one .
    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/v...lathe-sn40.jpg
    I noticed some very brief images of an older style multiple spindle drill and a small mill if not a Deckle FP1 it starting here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER-x...outu.be&t=1216
    Regards,
    JIm
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    Some more additions to my previous posts.
    The first of the two videos shows some older machines used for rebuilding radial engines like those found on the DC3
    Blakey Engine Service Visit - Part 1
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    Part 2
    Continues with the shop tour.
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    Flightchops has since posted another video to add to the one in the previous posts
    DC-3 Formation Paratrooper Drop + Ice Pilots Flying a forgotten D-Day airplane!
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    A link to another article written about the first flight of the Plane Savers DC3
    https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/...f-plane-savers
    A photo album by one of the volunteers.
    Plane Savers DC-3C flies June 6th 2019 | Flickr
    The links were posted here.
    Plane Savers Public Group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2093238967662220/
    They hope to have the DC 3 in Oshkosh July 23-27 ,2019
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2093...287/?__tn__=-R
    Regards,
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    Someone from Hong Kong just finished an insanely giant mansion only one block from my house. And they had a DC-3 installed in the yard, supposedly for grandkids to play in. I remember when it was delivered; looked like it was in use before this guy bought it. The old orchard land goes for big $$ here now. Bummer to see the changes...

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    I have some small family connections with the C-47/DC-3.
    I've told this story before.
    My step father was a fighter pilot in China.
    14th Air Force, 23rd Fighter Group, 76th Fighter Squadron, but he also flew many missions over the "Hump", (Himalayas) in a C-47.
    He joined the service in November of 1941 and ferried a lot of planes around the U.S. before he left for China.
    I asked him what his favorite plane was and after a little thought he said the P-51D was first, but the C-47 was close behind.



    My father worked at the Smithsonian Air Museum, (pre Air & Space) Suitland Annex as a plane restorer from the 1950's until he died in 1961.
    Here he is in the co-pilot seat of the Eastern Air Lines plane that has hung on the Mall.
    My Mother is a great saver of all family history.
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    It looks like the DC3 mentioned by Maynah is still held by the Smithsonian but not currently on display but they had it fixed up nicely when it was.
    Douglas DC-3 | National Air and Space Museum
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    I noticed this post today
    Plane savers Public Group | Facebook
    It would appear that the DC3 in Maynah’s post is having some work done to it now at the Smithsonian .
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