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by Tailspin45
17 Dec 2018, 16:17
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Update 0.85 will be delayed
Replies: 27
Views: 4067

Re: Update 0.85 will be delayed

What is really happening? The forum is full of spam, a big mess. And Vitus has disappeared. Does anyone knows Vitus real name? We can try find his real life contact information. I hope he is fine in his health. His real name is Otmar Nitsche and he lives in a German town on the boarder with Poland....
by Tailspin45
03 Dec 2018, 17:18
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Update 0.85 will be delayed
Replies: 27
Views: 4067

Re: Update 0.85 will be delayed

Yes, sent several emails.

Offered to manage the spam on this site, for example, but no response.

Also contacted him because the P3D Manager told me he was interested in doing a case study or at least featuring the Vega. Didn't hear back.

Fearing the worst.
by Tailspin45
20 Nov 2018, 01:46
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Update 0.85 will be delayed
Replies: 27
Views: 4067

Re: Update 0.85 will be delayed

Consider the possibility that Otmar is dealing with difficult issues. He may just be working his ass off to get the next release out or maybe instead he's dealing illness, family trauma, personal problems we have no right to access. God forbid, dropped Internet service. Encouragement and support is ...
by Tailspin45
11 Nov 2018, 22:10
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: What go into those Lockheed boys?
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: What go into those Lockheed boys?

Loughead was a Scot-Irish name pronounced Loc-'heed. It meant they were from the family who lived at the head of the Lake. Lake, as in lough, as in loch, as in, for example, Loch Ness. I don't know which Loch they actually hailed from, though. Problem was, people would tease them or simply mispronou...
by Tailspin45
05 Nov 2018, 18:13
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: What go into those Lockheed boys?
Replies: 2
Views: 480

What go into those Lockheed boys?

I've been looking for months to find the source of the Loughead (Lockheed) boy's interest in aviation--what got them started. Mom was thrice divorced so it wasn't their father(s) and she was a journalist without any particular interest in aviation. Not that it was a huge deal in the first decade of ...
by Tailspin45
30 Oct 2018, 22:06
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Database for type certificates?
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Database for type certificates?

From handwritten notes in Lockheed archive papers: ATC 140 Vega 2 , issued 29 April 1929 Empty wt: 2140 Useful load: 1730 Payload: 880 Gross: 3853 ATC 227 Vega 5B (Edo float equipped), issued 31 March 1931 LAND Empty wt: 2565 Useful load: 1810 Payload: Variable Gross: 4375 FLOAT Empty wt: 3000 Usefu...
by Tailspin45
29 Oct 2018, 20:40
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vega Production Breakdown
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Vega Production Breakdown

Found in 1927 Lockheed papers. I wonder who artist TAG was?

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by Tailspin45
26 Oct 2018, 15:54
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Mysterious Vega Seaplane
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Mysterious Vega Seaplane

Here's a rare and mysterious Vega for you...rare because it never was built, and also rare because I've never seen this drawing anywhere else--not even in authoritative Lockheed histories. This concept drawing was among some other Lockheed materials dated 1927 which I just found. This drawing has no...
by Tailspin45
21 Oct 2018, 17:56
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vega fly past at speed (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Vega fly past at speed

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by Tailspin45
21 Oct 2018, 15:34
Forum: Lockheed Vega 5 Information
Topic: Vega restorations
Replies: 12
Views: 971

Re: Vega restorations

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