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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 02:03 PM
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This clip is part of an article from an Australian newspaper. The artist is a well known fellow, long passed, whose art is selling for big prices. It (obviously) is a rural scene during times of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 03:44 PM
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My Radial Engine Experience.

Radial engines are mostly 9 cylinder (radials must be an odd number or multiples of odd numbers e.g. twin row). The cylinders are steel and the heads are aluminium...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 03:50 PM
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for those of you who opened my last story and found none; please pardon me.


Some Additional Thoughts I have on Sudan.

Khartoum airport had a junk pile of aeroplanes. Some old and outdated and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 05:21 PM
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:25 PM
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Cotton spraying in Sudan.

The capital of Sudan is Khartoum, a city of some 5 plus million. Located where the Nile river branches in 2, the Blue Nile runs south south east and the White Nile south...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 06:31 AM
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Peter Hamilton’s frustration at Cairo.

1976. A cropduster had an engine failure near Cairo, enroute England to Sudan.
A new (overhauled) engine was airfreighted to Cairo and an engineer by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 04:44 PM
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Views: 106,484
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The Gentlemenís Coffee Club.

In Ozland we have a menís shed organisation. I see on the internet you in the USA have likewise. Probably copied it from us here down-under.
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Well I joined...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 08:24 PM
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To deny responsibility.

An experienced cropduster I once knew, and Iím going to give the phoney name of Jack, lost control of his aeroplane on takeoff. He ran off the airstrip and crashed.

It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 04:59 AM
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Posted By woofa.express
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I had thought I'd done this one but can't find it.


Nothing but Ford Model Aís.

I was spreading fertilizer, based at Guyra which is in the New England high country of northern N.S.W. My next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 05:27 PM
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My Friend David tells me-

My long-time friend and cropduster pilot David tells me the number of sprays cotton required on the Ord River irrigation area was 43 insecticide per season. That is when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 11:29 PM
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[QUOTE=Jim Brierley;1913288]I know nothing about airplanes other than I'm smart enough to not jump out of a perfectly good one. I worked as a mechanic etc.

yes Jim. I jump out of an aeroplane...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 06:22 PM
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Posted By woofa.express
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Theyíre a helping Hand.

I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.
Itís an Australian poem known by many. Penned by Dorothea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 11:52 PM
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Australian Crocodiles

I was watching an Australian Travel log on telly. The compare, named Russell Croight endeavoured to be funny by being an idiot. He was talking about crocodiles and that took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 10:46 PM
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Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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Pleasing response from reader.

Woofa, I have to tell you that I have been reading your posts all along and they are one of my favorite parts of Fordbarn. I love them. I'm very sorry that it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:47 AM
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Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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This follows the previous story. Number 891. Well it took only a little more than an hour before I received an email which you can read in the next paragraph.. What I do know is when I pull back on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 04:57 AM
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Views: 106,484
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Question asked of me.

My friend Deluxe asks if any aeroplanes were built with contra rotating engines. Yes, some were but before I respond, bear in mind my knowledge is with civil aeroplanes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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Iíd do things differently now.

I was so keen to have a Model A I rushed the chance to buy the first I saw for sale- a paddock basher. I didnít think twice. It came up well, but at a price; some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 05:38 AM
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Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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What are my pilot kids up to?
One of my kids has had a small amount of work in the last 3 months. One trip to New Zealand and two to Singapore.
The second flys out of Hong Kong and was stood down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 03:22 AM
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Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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for Brentwood Bob. you all may enjoy it and I have posted it sometime ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txiR7oEVGd0

followed by an everyday working kelpie....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 10:07 PM
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Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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This is one of 2 personal stories.

Probably my last flying job. And itís a good one. I have not done a great deal of cropdusting in the last 2 years because we are in drought. So retirement is now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 02:24 AM
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Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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This story follows in sequence the previous short story number 883


Just last week I had a 6V car converted to 12V. Our small town auto electric man had all components except an ignition coil so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 05:21 PM
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Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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Small and simple story.

Our small town of 2,000 folk has a new auto electrician, a semi-retired fellow who started business some time ago in a quiet and unannounced way. I took him my GM Holden to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 10:58 PM
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Views: 106,484
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Our Drought has finally broken.

Drought has been enduring but the good news is, especially for farmers, that it has broken. Winter crops, mainly cereal is sown and has emerged. Ground is wet but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 04:06 AM
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Views: 106,484
Posted By woofa.express
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Charade in Rust.

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) is the government department that collects motor vehicle registration fees (as in yet another tax). Whilst I was at their office a farmer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2020, 05:43 AM
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Views: 106,484
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Initiative and Resourcefulness of a small farming community.

Oaklands NSW. A farming community, population (from the internet) of 238. It’s not greatly different to other farming communities in...
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