Vega restorations

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Vega restorations

Post by Tailspin45 » 22 Jun 2018, 21:14

Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega (2008, Smithsonian)

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Re: Vega restorations videos

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Fantasy of Flight (Kermit Weeks) Progress Report #1

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Fantasy of Flight (Kermit Weeks) Progress Report #2

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Re: Vega restorations videos

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John Magoffin's 1933 R-985 powered DL-1 (very different from Vega 5C but part of the family)

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Views from the cockpit and air-to-air of DL-1

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Kermit Weeks narrates Vega history (audio only)

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Re: Vega restorations

Post by Tailspin45 » 23 Jun 2018, 19:37

Walt Bowe's Vega, recently acquired from John Desmond. Note the mechanical brakes.

http://www.antiqueairfield.com/articles ... ga-project

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Re: Vega restorations

Post by Tailspin45 » 25 Jun 2018, 18:41

Watch VEGAMOVIEAVI for a detailed look in the cockpit (Adobe Flash required). Throttle quadrant has only throttle, mixture and variable pitch prop controls. The engine, however, is not original so the controls presumably are not either.

https://dmairfield.com/flvs/film_feeder ... eeder.html
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Re: Vega restorations

Post by Jarek » 25 Jun 2018, 19:50

Watch VEGAMOVIEAVI for a detailed look in the cockpit
As a supplement: hi-res photos of details from this film and pictures of the earlier throttle quadrant, primer and elevator trim crank: https://dmairfield.com/airplanes/NC898E/index.htm

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Re: Vega restorations

Post by Tailspin45 » 26 Jun 2018, 16:36

Dolittle/Shell Vega.

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