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    Default Sikorsky S-42 Amphibian

    First flew in 1934, only 10 built, an interesting fact, in 1947, inventor Lemuel Stewart purchased the fuselage of S-42 NC-822M Brazilian Clipper from Pan Am for $750.00, converted it to a six-room houseboat, and kept it docked in a boat canal in Miami, Florida. Its ultimate fate is unknown.

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    I found a small pic of the converted S-42 to a houseboat:

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    What a cool looking plane!

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    Hi David, Funny you said that, when it was built and put in to service, Charles Lindbergh said it was a monstrosity lol.

    Col.

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    I love this old bird! (this is the S-40)

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    Fantastic Jan, I used to have that one, I may still have it on disk somewhere.

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    SO! This is also different????

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    That one looks like it's out of a kids cartoon, it almost has a smiling face.
    I think we should name him/it: 'Peter the Prop'

    Any more suggestions lol?

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    It was a real plane....

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    I have dozens of suggestions......

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