View Full Version : Albuquerque Canuck!
12-19-2001, 05:57 PM
A forgotten little city, with a nice airport, and some big mountains. A truely nice place to spend some time. Flew my little 'Canuck 80' around there for a while.
On the runway, ready to go..
a good view out the top..
over the threshold..
tryin' to get that tailwheel down..
The Canuck 80 is a fun little day trippin' plane. Not overly powerful, and is very forgiving!
12-19-2001, 10:44 PM
I used to live there! Did you by any chance see the tram to the top of Sandia Peak? I like the pictures, I can't wait to get fs 2002 (christmas, I hope).
12-20-2001, 12:06 AM
No tram on the mountain but they do have the radio/tv towers up there. Both Double Eagle II and Coronado airports are depicted too but the real world indians have now closed the later as it is too valuable (land). They just built a new cassino across the road from it and are looking to put up some comercial business there.
12-20-2001, 04:32 AM
That little Canuck is just adorable! What in the world is it? :-lol
I’ve never heard of a “Canuck” in my life…
That is a really cute little plane though, & looks as though it would be a great little flyer…
Really wonderful SS’s – all…
I especially love the 4th, 5th and 6th – but they’re all great!
What’s her top-end in level-flight?
If it’s not-less than 150 KIAS, would you please be so kind as to let me know where I might find that one?
Looks like too much fun to pass up! :-)
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12-20-2001, 05:12 AM
Been there done that- nice city! Actually I just passed through overnight off of 40 and Eubank- Ramada or something like that, since Kirtland wouldn't book a room for me (active duty USAF), but that was way back in Mar 1996. I thought about putting in for an assignment there a few times, but Colorado or Utah is still on the priority list, of course that's 3 years and 4 months away.
From the beautiful Italian countryside,
12-20-2001, 10:17 AM
It is a really neat little plane but no speed demon. Here are the stats:
Max. Speed -111.5 mph
Cruise -93 mph
Ceiling -12,000 ft.
Rate of Climb -550 ft/min.
The Canuck by Fleet Aircraft proved to be a very versatile type of aircraft being certified on wheels, skis, and floats. Canucks were also capable of aerobatic performance, as the design was stressed to the British requirements, with a minimum load factor of 7G.
I got the little angel right here in the d/l section.
12-20-2001, 10:49 AM
Kirtland is a unique place. I spent many days out there working in the hot sun and cold nights on our old A-4's. Our pilots did a lot of work out there and that place was like the 'Bermuda Triangle' for them. If they landed there, it seems like they always broke. I would jump in one of our two seaters and be promptly dropped off there to fix them. There is always a good mix of a/c there for one reason or another also. Good luck in getting your next duty station.
12-20-2001, 03:34 PM
Wow, great shots. I like the effect you gave them. Looks real. And I think I will take a look on that nice little aircraft.
12-20-2001, 07:05 PM
Thanks, That Canuck is fun to fly, and very photogenic. Of course I add my own touches here and there, kinda like makeup on a pretty girl.
12-20-2001, 07:28 PM
Sounds like my kinda plane...
Albuquerque is not forgotten, you know. If any of you have heard of 'Weird Al' Yankovic, he wrote a song about that town... well kinda
12-20-2001, 10:35 PM
Thank you very much for providing that good bit of info. Much appreciated.
It’s the first I’ve ever seen or heard of this little plane. It’s very cute though…but - :-lol speed demon she’s not, huh? Cruise speed 93mph… whoa. &nd I thought my lil’ Piper Super Cub was slow.
I’ll think on this one a bit – I really love the way it looks – as always, you seem to have managed to bring out the best in her appearance – it’s very tempting.
I just tend to get a little frustrated at times: you know, when you’re flying and just muttering under your breath: “Go baby! Go! Come on! Dang, I could jump out & run faster than this!”
Your SS’s here though, sure make it tempting anyway…
Much-obliged for your kindness in answering my Q’s…
12-21-2001, 04:29 AM
...well, I'll be here for quite a while, but hopefully a place in the west will still be open for assignment in 2005 (about 3 years and 4 months away). Bet it's warmer there than it is here in Aviano right now...I work somewhat around the f/l and it's cold- I'm thankful to be indoors in an office...did you hear about our snowstorm last week (only 2 inches- but a lot to the Italians), all the way down to Venice- they had a thing on the news showing teens having snowball fights in St. Mark's Square, something that's almost unheard of here: I'd love to see that on a postcard of Venice.
From the beautiful Italian countryside,
12-21-2001, 04:35 AM
LAST EDITED ON Dec-21-01 AT 03:41AM (EDT)[p]...there's one other singer too, if you want to take a guess at it. I'll give away two hints- he was popular in the early '70's and he pretty much was the center of attention on the TV show (that's probably too much).
Now the Wierd Al one- wasn't that on "running with scissors"?
From the beautiful Italian countryside,
12-21-2001, 03:49 PM
your screen shots are fantastic! I love every one!! Then again... I hate every one too. It makes me realize how lousy mine are! ;-) You've definitely got the knack! :-)
12-21-2001, 05:22 PM
Albuquerque...many memories from that place, good, bad, and Lovelace.
I love the way the mountains look at dusk in Albuquerque. Bright red. Simply stunning.
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01-18-2002, 10:28 AM
What the?? Kinda looks like a R/C plane or something.
How did you do that? And where in the world is Alburqueque?
01-18-2002, 12:58 PM
:) It does look like an R/C plane because of the blurring of the background and the simplicity of the plane. The blur makes it look like a short depth of field, so it looks scaled down. But still, some pretty cool screens.
01-18-2002, 05:30 PM
I have some good/bad memories of Albuquerque as well..I used
to travel there quite a bit..I loved the "old" airport..back
in the late 70's/early 80's. A great observation deck for
watching the goings on..used to spend many an hour there while
waiting for a flight after finishing up business.
and..my favorite Mexican food restaurant..Sadie's..
I haven't been there in a long time (except via Flightsim!
01-18-2002, 06:08 PM
Has everyone been to ABQ?
I like the Owl Cafe they make the BEST green chili burger you have ever had. I lived there for about 6 months, Nice place to visit but .... no offence.
01-18-2002, 06:20 PM
I don't remember the owl cafe. I usually tried to arrange
my trips so I could arrive in the AM, do my thing, then fly
out that afternoon (back to COS via DEN [Stapleton]) or over
to PHX. I didn't want to spend more time there than I had to.
Business in the morning, lunch at Sadie's, a little more business, then "see ya"..occasionally I had to spend an evening
or 2 there which was just "ok".
01-20-2002, 12:27 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jan-20-02 AT 12:04PM (EDT)[p]LAST EDITED ON Jan-20-02 AT 11:58 AM (EDT)
Thanks for sharing this litle gem with us! I flew this baby for the first time last night and let me just say... WOW! I think that was the most fun I have had in 2002 since I got it!!! This bird handles like a dream and the flight model is fantastic as well as the very fine attention to detail not only in the awesome VC but the outside as well. It comes in two versions which I tried out, the wheeled and the ski model. I think I had the most fun with the ski model and the included check flights that come with it. The test flight scenery for the ski version of British Columbia is great to test this aircraft out in.
I will be posting up screenies of my adventures with this fantastic aircraft soon. I am also leaving the author Bill Lyons and the Golden Eagles Squadron a big Thank You email for this gem! I hope to see lots more like this one from Bill!
btw: the file name for this bird is Canuck80.zip
Bill's website can be found here http://home.earthlink.net/%7Epgrubich/goldeneagles.htm
01-20-2002, 05:53 PM
We have a nice multi-million dollar indoor observation deck now but due to 911, only ticketed pax can get to it.
01-23-2002, 01:11 AM
Well, that might be nice to see..I just don't think you could
beat the one that used to be there. I also liked the boarding
area that was out on the ramp...with a seemingly mile long walk
underground to get to it.
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