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M_Gunz
05-27-2008, 03:28 AM
Showtimes (http://www.history.ca/Search/searchresults.aspx?Query=beaver)

A really good show! It gives me much better appreciation of this plane.
In the show they are restoring one after it sat about 50 years in the desert for the 60th
anniversary if the first one flown, they spent about $1 million to rebuild completely modern.

Consider that what sold for $30,000 new now goes for up like $500,000 today.

M_Gunz
05-27-2008, 03:28 AM
Showtimes (http://www.history.ca/Search/searchresults.aspx?Query=beaver)

A really good show! It gives me much better appreciation of this plane.
In the show they are restoring one after it sat about 50 years in the desert for the 60th
anniversary if the first one flown, they spent about $1 million to rebuild completely modern.

Consider that what sold for $30,000 new now goes for up like $500,000 today.

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-27-2008, 06:24 AM
One of my dream rides for sure.

If I win the Lottery... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/Thunderbolt56/beaverFloat.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/Thunderbolt56/DHBeaver.jpg

buzzsaw1939
05-27-2008, 06:46 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Taylortony
05-27-2008, 07:00 AM
Its being mooted that it is going back into production, the twotter is in hand too and I believe they have started that.

M_Gunz
05-27-2008, 08:23 AM
What they say in the show, nothing else does the job so well.

Bremspropeller
05-27-2008, 08:23 AM
That would be pretty kewl http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

SeaFireLIV
05-27-2008, 08:44 AM
I was expecting something else!

That`s what happens when an Englishman watches too much American stuff over the weekend!

ViktorViktor
05-27-2008, 10:34 AM
I thought he was a big fan of the TV series 'Leave It to Beaver'.

Really.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif

T_O_A_D
05-27-2008, 12:11 PM
I'm a airplane ******, I knew exactly what he ment, when I read Beaver, but now that you guys mentione it, "Save a tree eat some Beaver" comes to mind. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

DuxCorvan
05-27-2008, 02:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
"Save a tree eat some Beaver" comes to mind. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Too late. Beavers eat my tree again and again... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Taylortony
05-27-2008, 06:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
"Save a tree eat some Beaver" comes to mind. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Too late. Beavers eat my tree again and again... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That'll be why its so small then http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Taylortony
05-27-2008, 06:47 PM
Came back from N Ireland in an Army Beaver.....Never again, even the traffic below overtook us.

As for new builds

see


http://www.vikingair.com/content.aspx?id=392

leitmotiv
05-27-2008, 06:55 PM
I thought the thread was about:


http://www.biography-clarebooks.co.uk/usrimage/beaverbrook%20-%20ac%20&%20md.jpg

Taylortony
05-27-2008, 06:57 PM
no doubt named after him as MAP http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

leitmotiv
05-27-2008, 07:05 PM
Both Canadian---I sense a conspiracy!

VW-IceFire
05-27-2008, 07:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Both Canadian---I sense a conspiracy! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Its part of our secret plan to take over the world....


I mean...


Ahh I gave it away! New plan! Drown them with maple syrup http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


On a more serious note the Beaver is a really great plane to take pictures of. Its very picturesque. Never been up in one.

jensenpark
05-27-2008, 07:57 PM
I live in Victoria and fly over to Vancouver once a month...get the Otter or the Beaver.

Tight fit, but a fun ride. Wait...that sounded rude...

leitmotiv
05-27-2008, 08:00 PM
The famous International Canadian Conspiracy! O the horror!!!!

M_Gunz
05-27-2008, 10:21 PM
Huge wings and the excess power of the 1928 P&W Junior Wasp.. the first STOL airplane.
It doesn't have to be fast, just faster than a dogsled and able to take off from almost
anywhere and carry a lot of weight inside or strapped outside. They show one taking off
with a full size canoe tied underneath.

Kocur_
05-28-2008, 12:00 AM
May I add that Beaver is related to our beloved game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It was co-designed by a Polish designer named Wsiewolod Jakimiuk, who in mid 1930s lead development of P.11c and P.24 fighters (designed also PZL.44 Wicher passenger plane and PZL.50 Jastrzab fighter).

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M_Gunz:
Huge wings and the excess power of the 1928 P&W Junior Wasp.. the first STOL airplane. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Umm... I belive that the first STOL planes were designed for Challange contest in early 1930s, where EXTREMELY short take off (http://rwd-dwl.net/samoloty/rwd_9/09_dre_pl.htm) was one of most important 'games', among the first were winners of 1932 and 1934 respectively, RWD-6 and RWD-9 (http://www.aviastar.org/air/poland/rwd-9.php). The first widely used practically STOL plane would be Fi 197 Storch I think. But if you meant that Beaver was the first STOL transport plane, that is a plane capable of lifting more than like 3-4 men, then I guess it would be right.

M_Gunz
05-28-2008, 02:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kocur_:
May I add that Beaver is related to our beloved game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif It was co-designed by a Polish designer named Wsiewolod Jakimiuk, who in mid 1930s lead development of P.11c and P.24 fighters (designed also PZL.44 Wicher passenger plane and PZL.50 Jastrzab fighter).

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M_Gunz:
Huge wings and the excess power of the 1928 P&W Junior Wasp.. the first STOL airplane. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Umm... I belive that the first STOL planes were designed for Challange contest in early 1930s, where EXTREMELY short take off (http://rwd-dwl.net/samoloty/rwd_9/09_dre_pl.htm) was one of most important 'games', among the first were winners of 1932 and 1934 respectively, RWD-6 and RWD-9 (http://www.aviastar.org/air/poland/rwd-9.php). The first widely used practically STOL plane would be Fi 197 Storch I think. But if you meant that Beaver was the first STOL transport plane, that is a plane capable of lifting more than like 3-4 men, then I guess it would be right. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was just paraphrasing off the video itself. I don't hold firm with every claim made on
anyone's history shows! None are any better than their research budget.

JarheadEd
05-28-2008, 10:53 AM
Good ole Beavers. I worked on the pair that are still in US Navy service at the Navy Test Pilot School here at NAS Patuxent River. There's an Otter too. Great birds to work on. That Otter has been at TPS since the late 50's.

U-6A Beaver, "Tester Three Five" "Three Four" is the other one.
http://www.thenorthspin.com/photos_people_bill_s/05.jpg
NU-1B Otter. "Tester Three Zero"

http://www.thenorthspin.com/photos_people_bill_s/06.jpg

I'll Photobucket those later on, since I locked my PB account, I'll have to wait to get back in. darn fat fingers

buzzsaw1939
05-28-2008, 11:23 AM
Haven't seen the show yet Gunz.. did they mention that Dehavilland designed the beav for the bush?

SlickStick
05-28-2008, 03:33 PM
Harrison Ford flies a Beaver and they had a bit of fun with it on The Letterman Show the other night. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Harrison Ford on Letterman (http://www.cbs.com/latenight/lateshow/video_player/index/php/955977.phtml)

M_Gunz
05-28-2008, 04:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by buzzsaw1939:
Haven't seen the show yet Gunz.. did they mention that Dehavilland designed the beav for the bush? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Most certainly! They go deeply into that as the part where they quote the designer saying
it only has to go faster than a dogsled!

There's numerous stills and videos showing loaded down Beavers clearing trees from short ponds.
There's a story about one of if not the first being used to convince execs important to the
career of the Beaver by taking them into a remote lake to go fishing. The pilot set down not
knowing if he could take back off. So while the execs fished he set stakes with flags around
the shore to hit his speeds at points. He had to make 5 turns t do it but he got them out!
The execs saw what he did including the stakes and were highly impressed.

Choctaw111
05-28-2008, 05:02 PM
The Beaver has always been one of my favorite planes. If only I had the enough money to justify purchasing one of those.
It was featured in the movie "Six Days, Seven Nights" with Harrison Ford and Anne Heche. The first time I watched it, I smiled from ear to ear when I saw what he was flying, and I said to my wife, "That's a NICE BEAVER!" I quickly told her I was referring to the plane and not Anne http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BillyTheKid_22
05-28-2008, 05:03 PM
http://www.unitedstatesaviators.com/Harrison%20ford%20and%20his%20plane%20copy.gif



Harrison Ford!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



http://www.fsstation.com/customimages/beaver/logo.jpg



http://www.aerosoft.com/shop-re/bilder/packshots/fsx/beaverx_200.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

M_Gunz
05-28-2008, 05:32 PM
Ford does parts of the show too.

It's a good long show btw.

SeaFireLIV
05-28-2008, 06:59 PM
It`s kinda funny how different society`s get different meanings from similar words. In england, beaver is just some wood-eating dam making otter type creature, in America, you`re all s******ing at the mention of the word.

Beaver - doesn`t have even the slightest sexual conotation at all. I only know it does cos in the US the Americans act funny whenever it is said.

Imho, it`s a silly slang word for a woman`s *CENSORED*, I much prefer the British *CENSORED*!

Ooops sorry, am I bringing the tone of the forum down? It`s nearly 2am and i`m tired.....zzzzzzzzz

M_Gunz
05-28-2008, 07:29 PM
Perhaps you need a sense of humor and eyes.
BTW, my Canadian relatives laugh too.

mortoma
05-28-2008, 07:53 PM
What about Wally, he was a good kid too. It's that Eddie Haskell you have to watch out for...lol.

luftluuver
05-29-2008, 06:08 AM
Who has eaten Beaver tails?

JarheadEd
05-29-2008, 06:33 AM
Here we go. I finally remembered my PB account password, but it seems I've missed my window of opportunity to edit my previous post.

Tester three five

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/JarheadEd/Beaver.jpg

Tester three zero

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/JarheadEd/Otter.jpg

SeaFireLIV
05-29-2008, 06:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M_Gunz:
Perhaps you need a sense of humor and eyes.
BTW, my Canadian relatives laugh too. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The eyes I have, the `Find Beaver Funny` sense of humour was out of stock at the local shop. There was another Brit version, but you wouldn`t get it.

So sorry.

ViktorViktor
05-29-2008, 06:42 AM
Hmmm, that's a Navy Beaver. Does that make it a wet Beaver, as opposed to being referred to as a bush Beaver ?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

joeap
05-29-2008, 07:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by luftluuver:
Who has eaten Beaver tails? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Learnt that in when I lived in Ottawa. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif



http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/799px-BeaverTail_pastry_Ottawa.jpg

major_setback
05-29-2008, 02:42 PM
Personally I can never get enough Beaver, it is one of the nicest planes the FS series has modelled.
It has to be on a good model though...like the MS ones.
I never feel better than when I'm in Beaver to be honest, though of course this is down to personal taste, as I'm sure you'll agree.
Some of the third party skins I've seen are not up to much. I don't like the weathered versions at all. Give me a nice clean Beaver any day.

BTW - nice Beaver JarheadEd!

luftluuver
05-29-2008, 03:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by joeap:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by luftluuver:
Who has eaten Beaver tails? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Learnt that in when I lived in Ottawa. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/799px-BeaverTail_pastry_Ottawa.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nothing like a BT while skating on Canal.

BillyTheKid_22
05-29-2008, 05:13 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/De_Havilland_Beaver_DA-SC-99-04701.jpg

JarheadEd
05-30-2008, 09:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> BTW - nice Beaver JarheadEd! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks, I really miss that Beaver, I have a lot of fond memories of being able to get in it and turn it on. There was this one button that always needed a lot of attention, and once I got working on it, it would make the most interesting noises.

(Really! I'm talking about the radio/intercom switch on the yoke. we had a 3 position rocker switch on there, that often got broken by pilots snagging it on their sleeves reaching for the throttle/pitch/mixture group)

The best part was that there were two Beavers there, and I could go to whichever one I wanted, and neither one would complain.



Breeze147 works on the same base as I do. He could have been watching me work that Beaver, and I never would have known. Dirty old man.