MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
11/25/23 12:37 a.m.
914Driver said:

Texas plumber traded in his work truck, it ended up in Syria.

You sure they weren't shooting Armadillos on the Ranch in Texas. I have heard you can fire any type of gun there.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/25/23 7:51 a.m.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
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11/25/23 4:55 p.m.

fasted58
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11/25/23 10:22 p.m.

nderwater
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11/26/23 2:05 a.m.

P3PPY
P3PPY SuperDork
11/26/23 7:28 a.m.

In reply to nderwater :

Man I LOVE the understated simplicity of the classic 8 series. This is a little more stated, but still

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/26/23 8:36 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/26/23 8:37 a.m.

Saabs?

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
11/26/23 8:56 a.m.

May be an image of jeep, car and text that says 'Okay Jeepers! So I'm in college at TSU and noticed that they built brand new chargers for ev's. If you have an plug in EV you don't have to buy a $250 yearly parking permit, so decided to try something out and it's been a month and haven't got caught yet. What do you guys think. Ad Lowe's Lectron Dock Mount with J-hook J1772 Electric Vehicle EV Car Charger Wall... $7.99 stock Visit Jeep'

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
11/26/23 5:54 p.m.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UberDork
11/26/23 9:52 p.m.

I am attending the first public display of this gem on Thursday evening, along with a presentation by it's designer and constructor, one Paul Wilson. He is one of us, underneath is an Alfa Romeo 6C2500 that he acquired 40 years ago with a decrepid body. Hand fabricated in his home garage, to be presented at the Lars Anderson Museum.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/27/23 8:57 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/27/23 3:26 p.m.

Somebody squeezed the Earth?

NickD
NickD MegaDork
11/27/23 7:09 p.m.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
11/27/23 8:28 p.m.

aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
11/28/23 1:12 a.m.
914Driver said:

Saabs?

OK, you made me work for that one.  I have not seen that plane before and I did not recognize the insignia (clearly somewhere northern).  Turns out that is the insignia of Norway, and yes, that is a Saab MFI-15 Safari.

Looks like a pretty nice plane, seems like a good surplus import option.  A nice compromise between a high and low wing. The door and the mid-tail horizontal stabilizer are interesting design choices.  Forward swept wings also.


Looks like the door is just cargo, the canopy does swing up.


 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_Safari

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
11/28/23 2:06 a.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/28/23 7:43 a.m.

In reply to aircooled :

For easy, fast exit?  My first glider had a rear hinged canopy, a friend sat in it "Yeah, tight in here".  I offered that I was afraid I couldn't climb out quickly in emergencies.  "Release the belts, pull the canopy levers, slam the stick hard left or right,  once you're upside down, you're coming out?"  frown

 

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11/28/23 10:48 a.m.

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11/29/23 10:36 a.m.

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11/29/23 10:37 a.m.

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