View Full Version : Where Can I Get One?
04-05-2002, 09:11 PM
First off, sort of a trivia gig. Can anyone identify this plane. It should be much easier than some of the ultra-obscure trivia craft that have graced these pages in the past.
Secondly, when I saw this I couldn't help but wonder what a beautifully rendered (ala David Eckert's Stearman) model of this puppy would be like to fly around in. It just begs to be used for river exploration, as the real one was used.
Does anyone know of any models that exist, or are in the works?
04-05-2002, 09:24 PM
That is a Grumman Duck isn't it??? actually a J2F duck if I am not mistaken.....
If I wouldn't have had the flight simming community, I wouldn't have my ppl. We are a strange breed, diverse and different yet, bonded to one another by the need to here the winds whistling by and seeing our problems on the ground, far, far away...
04-05-2002, 09:58 PM
Nope, not a Grumman
04-05-2002, 10:23 PM
LAST EDITED ON Apr-05-02 AT 10:23PM (EDT)[p]I'ts a Loening... not sure of the exact model but it predated the Grumman Duck by about 10-15 years. it was one of the first amphibians ever built.... Its basicly a Jenny that floats
04-05-2002, 10:31 PM
Good call . . .
04-05-2002, 10:32 PM
Yep, it's a Loening OA-1A. This one is the San Fransisco. It was one of five that was used on a 1926 pan-american expedition which included the Amazon basin. Two were lost on the expedition and only this one remains. It is on display at the airforce museum somewhere in ohio.
Now if only there were an acurate model... this is one I would gladly pay for.
04-06-2002, 07:23 AM
Dayton,Ohio.The BEST air museum ever!!.Its also free.
04-07-2002, 10:46 AM
Have never been to the Dayton Museum but hope one day to go
there. I have been to the Naval Aviation Museum here in Pensacola
Florida on countless occasions. It is also free except for a few
extras such as the Simulator and the I-Max theater. If you ever
get down near Northwest Florida, don't miss it.
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