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Post  GallopingGhostler on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 16:06

Amazing! Just got the Clovis, New Mexico new 2019 phone book, look at what is on the front cover!  lol!  Eyebrows  Smoking  Popcorn  affraid  Thumbs Up  cheers  Beer Cheers

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Post  KariFS on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 16:22

A phone what?

Just kidding. Nice cover!
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 20:00

Thanks, Kari. Does anyone know what CL plane is being held up by someone's grandkids? I can make out what appears to be a Testor McCoy Red Head engine, probably a .35 one.
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Post  Ken Cook on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 20:38

Sure looks like a Tommy bar of a diesel on there
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Post  coxaddict on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 21:00

Sure hope it wasn't really running Huh...
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Post  NEW222 on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 21:29

Wow. That's neat to see.
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Post  Admin on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 21:58

Really cool!  Thumbs Up

Looks like a diesel, front ball bearings maybe, and rear intake.

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Post  Oldenginerod on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 22:27

Admin wrote:Really cool!  Thumbs Up

Looks like a diesel, front ball bearings maybe, and rear intake.

Russian Mk17
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Post  Oldenginerod on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 22:29

coxaddict wrote:Sure hope it wasn't really running Huh...

No way. The kids are smiling. Dead give-away. In reality they'd be grimacing at the noise, smell and spray of spent oil.
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Mon 09 Jul 2018, 23:50

Since I got the book in front of me, took a closer look. This is one of those half size phone books about an inch (25mm) thick. Sure have changed over the years, before had more content.

The toddler is recognizable for his age. Looking closer, it appears to be may be his mom holding up the plane. It must be a Photoshop composite of course, because of the airplanes in the background. Aircraft smoke doesn't appear to be real, when one gets closer to the planes, looks touched up. Blurred prop may be also fake.

Yup, its a diesel engine for sure, Oldenginerod mentions a Russian MK17. Certainly adds more mystery to the photo. Nobody around here I know of uses diesels. Huh...

Steven Yampolsky on Stuka Stunt forums clarified, it is a stock photo that was also used by AMA a couple years ago. It is a Russian trainer kit with plywood ribs and a MK-12B engine. He mentioned building one at one time.

Anyway, I thought it neat that a rural telephone company would feature a control line airplane on its front cover. Very Happy
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Post  Oldenginerod on Tue 10 Jul 2018, 08:05

GallopingGhostler wrote:
Yup, its a diesel engine for sure, Oldenginerod mentions a Russian MK17. Certainly adds more mystery to the photo. Nobody around here I know of uses diesels. Huh...
...........It is a Russian trainer kit with plywood ribs and a MK-12B engine.

Yep, closer inspection shows an obvious front crank bearing housing, not evident in the Mk17 which has a parallel crankcase nose with a very small bearing.
Still, similar designs and colours.  Remember, I'm looking from thousands of miles away so you can forgive my mistake. Laughing
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Post  GallopingGhostler on Tue 10 Jul 2018, 09:01

Oldenginerod wrote:Remember, I'm looking from thousands of miles away so you can forgive my mistake. Laughing

Eyebrows

Australia isn't much different than here, I gather. You have a very large continent island and a large rural population as well, farmers, dairymen, range cattle, etc. I imagine interests are very similar, too. Flying
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Post  getback on Tue 10 Jul 2018, 09:25

Well That's just Cool either way you look at it , this day and time and not a model mag.
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