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Spruce Goose
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HillBilly,
Thank you so much for this.
I knew he had taken it off the water. But, I thought that he had gotten it up over 70 feet.
Apparently, he flew it for perhaps a mile or so at no higher that 30/40 feet.
I'm guessing that he had so little control over this lumbering giant that he brought it back down very quickly. I recall that it was supposed to carry an entire company of infantry with full equipment. It's hard to believe that it could get out of its own way.
The controls must have felt like butter with little or no response. That's pure conjecture though. I don't believe it was ever flown again.
I think it's last 'flight' was to its current location in the museum.
Thanks again for this friend.
Phil =NFF=Patriarch
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Spruce Goose - by =NFF=Crash - 2016-07-15, 04:59 AM
RE: Spruce Goose - by =NFF=Patriarch - 2016-07-16, 01:04 AM
RE: Spruce Goose - by HillBilly - 2016-07-16, 12:55 PM
RE: Spruce Goose - by =NFF=Patriarch - 2016-07-19, 01:06 AM
RE: Spruce Goose - by HillBilly - 2016-07-19, 07:13 PM
RE: Spruce Goose - by =NFF=Patriarch - 2016-07-21, 12:21 AM
RE: Spruce Goose - by =NFF=Crash - 2016-07-30, 07:00 AM
RE: Spruce Goose - by =NFF=Patriarch - 2016-08-01, 12:47 AM
RE: Spruce Goose - by Hohn - 2018-04-27, 11:25 AM
RE: Spruce Goose - by Agent 86 - 2018-04-27, 01:59 PM