The wish list thread
Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:30 AM
A BIG hangar with turntable and underground parking for my V-35 Bonanza N14422, 1933 UIC Waco NC13427, P-51, Vought F4U Corsair, and others along with parking for the red tractors etc.
No Jug, huh HD? I always liked the jugs, but everyone I've talked to always says they're hard to fly and then they always say "If you could build a runway around the world, Republic would build a plane that would use the entire thing". Besides, I'm just a rider in the copilot seat, so it's not like I could get up in one.
The WACO is a nice plane - didn't know you had one. Someone near home has a rare bird of one, VPF-6 or something with a production run of 6 made as trainers for the Argentine air force. Cowl over the engine, canopy over the rear seat only - front wide open, and a 240 horse continental - and no radio. Airplane's so pretty that even a Stearman owner would like it.
Anyway - my wish list would be 10,000 acres - 2,000 of them wooded with a trout stream running through the woods - property tax free each year -and a mix of old and new equipment of all brands to farm it. Oh yeah, and a hangar big enough to hide HDs planes, one of every gun ever made in the US (as well as a few Swiss and German guns), and one of every guitar ever made in the United States. And a 9 foot Bosendorfer grand piano.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:49 AM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:57 AM
I also cheated and looked up planes registered in Gettysburg, PA and found that the airplane that I was talking about was a VPF-7 and not a VPF-6. The picture of the VPF-7 that I've seen online (http://www.aerofiles.com/waco-VPF7.jpg) doesn't show the engine cowling, though, so I'm not sure how it got on the airplane. Maybe that was a mix and match option that wasn't dependent on model? That model never touches pavement for I don't know what reason. I've only ever seen it land on grass parts of the airport no matter how nice the day.
I sure wish those WACOs were a little more affordable. They bring the $$$$ if they're nice. You're lucky to have grown up in an aviation family. My parents wouldn't get involved in anything that cost more than $3 so I always had to ride along with someone else.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 12:18 PM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 01:08 PM
1.) 36 foot gooseneck trailer with tandem duals, for hauling tractors to pulls and so on, also could haul hay with it.
2.) Another Bobcat, Either a 763 or 853 with enclosed cab and heater.
3.) Tie between a 8 row 800 Cyclo planter, Disc-bine, More cows and a open loafing barn to put the cows in.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 01:14 PM
2. Grain Storage facility with leg, dryer, cooling bins
3. 80x120 pole barn for machinery storage.
"Never criticize a farmer with your mouth full."
McCormick Deering 10-20, Farmall C, '56 Farmall 400 Gas, IH 784 utility, '69 Farmall 856 D
Posted 24 January 2005 - 01:14 PM
10, f-12's, 2 F-14's, F-20nt, W-12. W-6, M, A, 600d sn: 2012,plus #2 little wonder plow and several little genius plow. NO:9 mower on rubber.
Farm with 7140 MFD, 3688, F826D and what ever else is on the lot or handy.
03 ram 3500, 600 HP and counting. 97 ram 2500 with a few mods. 82 vw diesel jetta.
2000 w900 kw , 98 w900 kw 75th anv.edition.
Ex technition for the red army. Farm, run a repair- restoration shop, trucking company .