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Another catalog in the mail:

- Thought this might interest somebody.

- Good quality from all appearances.

- And claims to be from re-cycled aircraft aluminum.

Used to be into the scale models; not anymore: more now into getting rid of stuff instead of collecting it. But I recognize the spark it gives to some.

Not cheap, but heirloom. This one looks like a keeper.

View attachment Dakota II.pdf View attachment Dakota I.pdf
 
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Wow that would be cool, too bad I don't have anything remotely appropriate to put it, or really afford it right now.
 

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Recycled airplane aluminum? really? I guess it goes with a 150$ "distressed" propeller?
 
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Yep.....I'm one of those guys. I picked this "desk" up a few years ago from a group that cuts up old aircraft to make furniture. It's an outer flap off a C-130A. I asked if they had any paperwork on the plane they got it from.....unfortunately no.

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Wow that would be cool, too bad I don't have anything remotely appropriate to put it, or really afford it right now.
Yep.....I'm one of those guys. I picked this "desk" up a few years ago from a group that cuts up old aircraft to make furniture. It's an outer flap off a C-130A. I asked if they had any paperwork on the plane they got it from.....unfortunately no.
Yeah it's all pricey. I never meant to suggest it was affordable; just available.

But if you CAN afford it (and you got a table like that):

- Might need to consider one of these chairs http://www.restorationhardware.com/...jsp?productId=prod60107&categoryId=cat1537048

Then you can really tell everybody, "I'm just sitting here at home, winging it"!
 

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Yeah it's all pricey. I never meant to suggest it was affordable; just available.

But if you CAN afford it (and you got a table like that):

- Might need to consider one of these chairs http://www.restorationhardware.com/...jsp?productId=prod60107&categoryId=cat1537048

Then you can really tell everybody, "I'm just sitting here at home, winging it"!
I actually started out looking for an aviation related chair. The company I called had an F-4 ejection seat converted to an office chair, but had sold out......and then they asked : "Well, what's your favorite aircraft".....and I told them about my flight in a C-130 after build a 1/10 scale flying replica.

Aviation is an addiction......as bad, if not worse than Green Iron.
 

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I actually started out looking for an aviation related chair. The company I called had an F-4 ejection seat converted to an office chair, but had sold out......and then they asked : "Well, what's your favorite aircraft".....and I told them about my flight in a C-130 after build a 1/10 scale flying replica.

Aviation is an addiction......as bad, if not worse than Green Iron.
You GOT to post a picture of THAT. Got any shots of it!?
 

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You GOT to post a picture of THAT. Got any shots of it!?
Here's a video of it from years ago (I'm the guy with JSF F-35 hat on).....more gray hair now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgN7toNH3ng

Here is a video of the real C-130 it's based on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zdLzLb-4fg

The pilots, flight crew were absolutely awesome in helping me with the build. They actually took great interest and wanted to see it fly (though I'm 1800 miles away). So I made the video, posted it on youtube for them and friends.....had no idea it would get so many views over the years.
 

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Here's a video of it from years ago (I'm the guy with JSF F-35 hat on).....more gray hair now.
So I made the video, posted it on youtube for them and friends.....had no idea it would get so many views over the years.
Very cool. Great soundtrack!

A big fan of the C-130:

- It's the airframe that just won't stop giving.

Not even sure, are they still being produced?
 
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