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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:29 pm 
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Not really an aviation fan but this aircraft has always fascinated me:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-hist ... d=18407469

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:17 pm 
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Hey Dennis,
The Spruce Goose is without a doubt a wood engineering marvel, but it's not my favorite wooden airplane. Even though my own last airplane had wooden wings, my hands down favorite has to be the RAF Mosquito bomber, made by British piano makers during WWII.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:07 pm 
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As I said, I'm not a big aviation fan or follower so I'm not familiar with many other wooden aircraft. I am, however, amazed at what early aviation pioneers came up with that would actually fly.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:58 am 
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Made a thousand mosquitos (aircraft) in Canada, too.

Hermann Goering envied the mosquito for what it could do, and the British for making it.

"It makes me furious when I see the Mosquito. I turn green and yellow with envy. The British, who can afford aluminum better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. What do you make of that? There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops. After the war is over I’m going to buy a British radio set – then at least I’ll own something that has always worked."


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Hughes dabbled in gold nodule boats too.............or so we thought.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Azorian

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:40 pm 
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reelinron wrote:
Hughes dabbled in gold nodule boats too.............or so we thought.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Azorian


Y'all might be interested to know that parts of Boeing airliners are assembled using traditional woodworking joinery. Mortise and tenon, dovetails, etc. In particular the overhead storage bins, which aren't wood of course, but a composite honeycomb.

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