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Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by Viv » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:11 pm

I know a few people on here are in to photography as well as aircraft so I thought i would post this from a user I found on Flickr while searching for some thing else.

Its an interesting technique and the guy who took the photos has a good eye for composition.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimsumranc ... 059564284/

The pics are all rights reserved so I have not reposted them.

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Post by Jim Berquist » Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:27 am

Viv: I worked at the counter part of that place in Tucson Arizona for about a year.....

We Disassembled them and they sold everything they could from them. Hydraulics, Engines, Avionics, Most out dated. Everything.

You would find some most interesting things in some of them.

God! I wish I could go back there with a 6 tone shopping basket!

http://www.amarcexperience.com/ScrapyardsAllied.asp
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Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by Ghrey » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:58 am

I went out to a job interview, years ago now, out there. Kinda' spooky.
In the process of moving, from the glorified phone booth we had to the house we have.

No real time to work on jets, more space, no time.

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Post by Viv » Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:26 am

Spooky place for sure but I could spend days playing there ;-) have you seen the air plane art that some artists are producing from old aircraft parts? I will see if I can find a link for it.

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Post by Ghrey » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:14 pm

True with my penchant for "re-constructive salvaging" it could be a real desert play ground.

If only fuel was cheeper, And I had a 90,000lb capacity trailer . . .
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Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by Viv » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:31 pm

Ghrey wrote:True with my penchant for "re-constructive salvaging" it could be a real desert play ground.

If only fuel was cheeper, And I had a 90,000lb capacity trailer . . .
You left off 35 feet wide and 150 feet long ;-)

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Post by marksteamnz » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:40 pm

Viv wrote:Spooky place for sure but I could spend days playing there ;-) have you seen the air plane art that some artists are producing from old aircraft parts? I will see if I can find a link for it.

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http://www.motoart.com/
Very up market furniture / ornaments from aircraft pieces.

A mates given me the tail cone from a DC3, I have plans but it's project number 437 on the list.
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Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by Viv » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:43 pm

I really want one of those desks for my new house later, easy to see the one it has a nice model showing it off, maybe a burner can coffee table too ;)

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Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by Ghrey » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:50 am

Not my taste in furniture.

I prefer A sort of Victorian/Asian/Gothic/Modern look with some unusual features.
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Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by tufty » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:56 am

Well, if you're rich, try this guy's stuff : http://www.theredstonegallery.com/dale_mathis.htm

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Post by Viv » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:05 pm

I was thinking steam punk as the page was loading ;-) the table is OTT but I saw it on moco-loco or notcot earlier in the week

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Post by larry cottrill » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:18 pm

A mates given me the tail cone from a DC3, I have plans but it's project number 437 on the list.[/quote]
Mark -

Does it still have the control cable pulleys? If so, will you be able to figure out how the cables were rigged? That would make a very cool computer-guided sculpture. You could rig some cable, and have servos gently wiggle the "controls" back and forth a little -- the motion would show up as small rotations of the pulleys. There is a scene like that in The High And The Mighty where John Wayne goes back into the tail cone (this was a DC-7) with a flashlight (torch) to check things out. The scene was clever enough that little movements of the pulleys were visible, showing what the pilot (100 ft away) was doing to keep the aircraft straight and level.

Just something to work out in your copious free time ;-)

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Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by Viv » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:56 pm

A guy bought him self a complete wing from a 747 to use as part of his new house, the first issue was how to transport it ;-) I will see if I can find the link again as it was an interesting project and one of my other hobbies is architecture.

http://www.syndesisinc.com/arch/rehwald.html

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/in ... ad_id=1473

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Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by Ghrey » Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:16 am

Tufty: I like that stuff to a point, If it is going to have gears, they should have a real function.... oh and to much punk not enough steam...

The news tonight ( local channel 9 in LA kcal9.com ) had a piece on a 747 house being built, showed a wing being airlifted by chopper...

Close as I can get to a direct link..... http://cbs2.com/search/Default.aspx?Sea ... 47&TabId=0


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Re: Airplane Graveyard, Mojave, California

Post by marksteamnz » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:12 pm

No cables, just the tail light. It's the faring after the tail feathers and for its size (4 ft in most directions) amazingly light
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A mates given me the tail cone from a DC3, I have plans but it's project number 437 on the list.
Mark -

Does it still have the control cable pulleys? If so, will you be able to figure out how the cables were rigged? That would make a very cool computer-guided sculpture. You could rig some cable, and have servos gently wiggle the "controls" back and forth a little -- the motion would show up as small rotations of the pulleys. There is a scene like that in The High And The Mighty where John Wayne goes back into the tail cone (this was a DC-7) with a flashlight (torch) to check things out. The scene was clever enough that little movements of the pulleys were visible, showing what the pilot (100 ft away) was doing to keep the aircraft straight and level.

Just something to work out in your copious free time ;-)

L Cottrill
Cheers
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