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Old February 14th 05, 02:36 AM
Capt.Doug
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"Jay Honeck" wrote in message
Anyone know where I can find an old Cessna 140 (for example) fuselage for
cheap that I could mount on a pole out front? Or a big ol' Convair

prop?
Something I could hoist up onto a 3-story sign, to catch the eye of
travelers?


If you are going 3 stories up, you'll need something of size. There is a
restaurant on Century Blvd across the street from the approach end of Runway
25L at LAX that has fiberglass replicas of WW2 fighters. They manufacture
them for sale.too. I seem to remember the name of the restaurant is the
'Rainbird'. They literally took a real plane and covered it with plaster to
form a mold.

D.


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Old February 14th 05, 02:41 AM
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Capt.Doug wrote...

I seem to remember the name of the restaurant is the
'Rainbird'.


Cool place to drive by (never stopped), just make sure
you get the right spot. 'The Wild Goose' is *not* the place. :-)
The restaurant is called "The Proud Bird."
Photos at
http://ipmslondon.tripod.com/museumreviews/id20.html
and
http://www.1hss.org/Proud_Bird/proud_bird.htm

Dave 'Transplant' Hyde




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Old February 14th 05, 04:39 AM
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Dave Hyde wrote:

The restaurant is called "The Proud Bird."


Cool! I vote for the X-1. And a cherry-picker with a pressure washer!

George Patterson
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Old February 14th 05, 03:06 PM
Ben Smith
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Here's a somewhat 'famous' fuselage for sale. Price reduced, also. It was
$8k last time they listed it...

http://tinyurl.com/54qbf


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Old February 14th 05, 03:18 PM
Jay Honeck
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Here's a somewhat 'famous' fuselage for sale. Price reduced, also. It
was
$8k last time they listed it...

http://tinyurl.com/54qbf


Hey -- isn't that the one that has the amazing changing "N" number? :-)

It seems to me that this movie has one of the biggest aviation gaffes of all
time, showing a different Cessna on the ground than in the air.

(Or am I remembering a different movie?)
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"


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Old February 14th 05, 03:51 PM
Ben Smith
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Hey -- isn't that the one that has the amazing changing "N" number? :-)

It seems to me that this movie has one of the biggest aviation gaffes of

all
time, showing a different Cessna on the ground than in the air.

(Or am I remembering a different movie?)


Yep, that's right..

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181852/goofs

I also remember that the effects with that fuselage were kind of cheesy.. I
didn't know it was a hand made prop till seeing that auction. Watching the
movie I couldn't help but think the prop was digitally superimposed, or
something.


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Old February 14th 05, 04:10 PM
Scott D.
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On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 01:36:34 GMT, "Capt.Doug"
wrote:


If you are going 3 stories up, you'll need something of size. There is a
restaurant on Century Blvd across the street from the approach end of Runway
25L at LAX that has fiberglass replicas of WW2 fighters. They manufacture
them for sale.too. I seem to remember the name of the restaurant is the
'Rainbird'. They literally took a real plane and covered it with plaster to
form a mold.

D.

We have a restaurant here in Colorado Springs that has a KC-97 as part
of the restaurant. The left wing actually goes into the building and
they have a staircase that goes into the fuselage. There are several
tables up there so you can dine in the plane itself. Here is the
link. http://www.solosrestaurant.com/



Scott D

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Old February 14th 05, 05:31 PM
Morgans
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Hey, I've got an idea! Get one of those old jetliner fuselages, and put it
out front, and do some work on the inside, turning it into a suite! Then,
you could rent out your sign!
--
Jim in NC


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Old February 14th 05, 05:36 PM
John Ousterhout
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Rich S. wrote:
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As others have suggested, I think that a more abstract artistic piece will
enhance the hotel more than a Cessna on a stick. That will likely look
dilapidated in short order.



The Supermall near Auburn, WA had an Ercoupe sans landing gear mounted on a
pylon. That was the coolest Ercoupe ever!

Rich S.


Ercoupe? I'm sure Jay can do better than that!

How about this? http://www.thebomber.com/restaurant.asp

- J.O.-
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Old February 14th 05, 05:47 PM
Jack Idler
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"Jay Honeck" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s54...
Here's a somewhat 'famous' fuselage for sale. Price reduced, also. It
was
$8k last time they listed it...

http://tinyurl.com/54qbf


Hey -- isn't that the one that has the amazing changing "N" number? :-)

It seems to me that this movie has one of the biggest aviation gaffes of

all
time, showing a different Cessna on the ground than in the air.

(Or am I remembering a different movie?)
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"


Or how about Jimmy Smits in a recent West Wing episode flying a Canadian
registered aircraft, supposedly out of an airport in Iowa....try Brantford,
ON (CYFD).


 




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