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polak5
11-04-2007, 11:30 AM
This hurri is painted to represent Lt L.C. Wades aircraft. One of Britain's most decorated and highest-scoring fighter pilots was a former mule skinner from east Texas.

More on him here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-vetscor/1491295/posts

Anyway, now for some pics of the plane http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/photobucketbug/091907_12001.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/photobucketbug/091907_12002.jpg

After some new paint http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/photobucketbug/AIrshow%20LSFM/102_1412_0010_010.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/photobucketbug/AIrshow%20LSFM/102_1410_0011_011.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/photobucketbug/AIrshow%20LSFM/102_1448_0004_004.jpg


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/photobucketbug/AIrshow%20LSFM/102_1456_0003_003.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/photobucketbug/AIrshow%20LSFM/102_1459_0002_002.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b37/photobucketbug/AIrshow%20LSFM/102_1460_0001_001.jpg


Now shes ready for Veteran's Day showing this month http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

EDIT:had wrong event

JarheadEd
11-04-2007, 02:14 PM
That's just pron,.Thanks

BillyTheKid_22
11-04-2007, 02:17 PM
Cool!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

mortoma
11-04-2007, 07:58 PM
I'm from the states, but might I ask why one would skin mules?? I grew up on a farm in the midwest and can't imagine such a thing.
What did people do with mules skins?? Anyone from Texas know this??

berg417448
11-04-2007, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
I'm from the states, but might I ask why one would skin mules?? I grew up on a farm in the midwest and can't imagine such a thing.
What did people do with mules skins?? Anyone from Texas know this??

http://www.muleskinner.com/

Whirlin_merlin
11-05-2007, 12:39 AM
Lovely job!
Er I mean the Hurri' not skinning mules, not of course that is what it means, oh I'm all confused now.

Esel1964
11-05-2007, 12:47 AM
Life-long Texan here,and Berg417488 nailed it with his link.It just means wagon driver,or one who plows/farms with mules.

And that Hurricane is a beauty,wishing them all the best with the early flights.Where was it restored?

polak5
11-05-2007, 02:34 AM
Wasent trying to confuse anyone with the Texan lingo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif .

Anywho the plane is ready to be viewed for the public this coming weekend on veterans day. To bad that I will be out of town http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif .

Full story here at the Galveston museum website.

http://lsfm.org/index.php?pgid=19 (scroll down a little)

Esel1964
11-05-2007, 03:23 AM
Originally posted by polak5:
Wasent trying to confuse anyone with the Texan lingo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif .

Anywho the plane is ready to be viewed for the public this coming weekend on veterans day. To bad that I will be out of town http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif .

Full story here at the Galveston museum website.

http://lsfm.org/index.php?pgid=19 (scroll down a little)

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Went to college in Galveston,very familiar with LSFM,love the place,but they really disappointed me when they got rid of P-38 "Putt Putt Maru"!

Great info thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

polak5
11-05-2007, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by Esel1964:


Went to college in Galveston,very familiar with LSFM,love the place,but they really disappointed me when they got rid of P-38 "Putt Putt Maru"!

Great info thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Yup luckily I went to go see old "Putt Putt" before they got rid of her.
There is a new P-38 in Texas though. Called Glacier Girl, it was pulled from under the ice in Greenland and was restored in Kentucky I believe. Now some Oil tycoon from Texas bought it and is planning to display it.
I went to go see her in the Wings over Houston show, but my friend hasent uploaded pics that i took up to his pc yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
more on the story here
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/oct/29/pulled-from-ic...rl-returns-to-glory/ (http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/oct/29/pulled-from-icecap-glacier-girl-returns-to-glory/)


I think this pic is better than any of the ones that I took http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
http://www.airventure.org/2005/gallery/images/visitors/glacier_girls.jpg

icrash
11-05-2007, 05:00 PM
Might have to get the mystery illness to hit the Lonestar this weekend. I've got 3 pics of Glacier Girl from Wings Over Houston.

mortoma
11-05-2007, 05:01 PM
Is the hurri gonna get a proper prop spinner??? Very interested to know.

Cajun76
11-05-2007, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
Is the hurri gonna get a proper prop spinner??? Very interested to know.


I'll see your spinner, and raise you some ailerons. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I_KG100_Prien
11-05-2007, 06:24 PM
I'd like to place an order for two. Maybe three.

Simply gorgeous. I love hurri's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Esel1964
11-05-2007, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by polak5:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Esel1964:


Went to college in Galveston,very familiar with LSFM,love the place,but they really disappointed me when they got rid of P-38 "Putt Putt Maru"!

Great info thanks for sharing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Yup luckily I went to go see old "Putt Putt" before they got rid of her.
There is a new P-38 in Texas though. Called Glacier Girl, it was pulled from under the ice in Greenland and was restored in Kentucky I believe. Now some Oil tycoon from Texas bought it and is planning to display it.
I went to go see her in the Wings over Houston show, but my friend hasent uploaded pics that i took up to his pc yet http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif
more on the story here
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/oct/29/pulled-from-ic...rl-returns-to-glory/ (http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/oct/29/pulled-from-icecap-glacier-girl-returns-to-glory/)


I think this pic is better than any of the ones that I took http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've known the story of "Glacier Girl" for awhile,there was a documentary of the recovery on PBS some yr. ago,and I read about the resto. in Warbird Digest ,but never dreamed it would end up here.That's good to hear. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
Thanks for the info,M8.Very cool news!!
And you're right that's a very nice pic of her,along with some lovely scenery. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif