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  • Posted in thread: New source of early AOP FT Sill photos on 05-23-2018 at 04:17 PM
    Jorgen, It's one of them. I am told there are a boatload of pictures that have never been gone
    through that may have some L-4 shots up in Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Its a bit far for me to
    commute, howeve...

  • Posted in thread: New source of early AOP FT Sill photos on 05-21-2018 at 12:14 AM
    Shortly on eBay, discs will go on sale that contain over a hundred images and newspaper clips
    from the early days of the Air OP training program at Ft Sill. Here is a sample page. I will
    let you know ...

  • Posted in thread: High compression pistons in old O-200 cylinders on 05-16-2018 at 02:01 PM
    Would this do?

  • Posted in thread: What a drag! on 05-10-2018 at 09:34 PM
    Kay sit down, sit downThe movie I cannot seeI didn't get in here freeKay sit down sit down.

  • Posted in thread: L-4 history on 05-09-2018 at 10:35 PM
    Yep, I was in the Aeronautical Department in the Great War with them balloons. Durned things
    kept blowing up over us. Had to keep the hydrogen wagons away from the balloon because if one
    of them burne...

  • Posted in thread: L-4 history on 05-08-2018 at 05:35 PM
    The book you want is Above the Thunder by Ray Kerns. He flew an L-4 with the 33rd ID in New
    Guinea. My area of interest is primarily the ETO, as that was the theater my airplane flew in,
    but pictures ...

  • Posted in thread: Com radio on 04-29-2018 at 12:02 PM
    A6 for me too, with a headset adapter and a separate intercom. I use the rechargeable pack for
    normal use, and the AA pack for backup. It's all about the antenna. Reception doesn't really
    tell you muc...

  • Posted in thread: Tach inaccuracy? on 04-28-2018 at 12:42 PM
    No smoking 12 hours prior to flight and no drinking within 100 feet of the airplane!

  • Posted in thread: Tach inaccuracy? on 04-27-2018 at 11:06 PM
    Nope, two blades selected. You want authenticity, you go with a 1944 C-11 with all the good and
    the bad intact. I was sitting up front, which puts you pretty close to the instrument. The
    airplane is t...

  • Posted in thread: Tach inaccuracy? on 04-27-2018 at 05:27 PM
    Yesterday my I/A and I were finishing up the annual on the L-4 and were running the engine to
    check static rpm and the tach accuracy. He had his little handy dandy digital tach checker
    thingy and I'm ...

May 24, 2015  •  11:56 AM
Dear AOP,
Quick question...
L-4 being advertised on TAP and Barnstormers.
Serial number 9400 N9095C
Seller says the AAF number is 43-539,
however Joe Baughter's list does not show 539.
It is painted as a NE-1 and broker makes reference
that it could have Naval history.
Looking for a suggestion on my next step to
try and authenticate.
(the selling broker is on the Reno Air Museum
Board of Directors. You would think he would
have this groundwork all done).
Thanks for any assistance.
and a Memorial Day "thank you for your service"!
May 24, 2015  •  02:27 PM

Joe Baugher only has what records he can find or can get from current owners. It was my understanding that all Navy NE-1s were stock J3s. It is possible that the owner was in the Navy or just wanted to paint the airplane as a Navy bird. I would get the fuselage frame number from him and then go to Clyde Smith for the build sheet. That will tell you what it really is. Don't assume anything and treat him like a used car salesman.
May 25, 2017  •  10:11 PM
AOP what's the name of your book and where can I purchase it?