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Got this for my father after doing a search on his DC3 he owned in the late 60's early 70's. Turns out it was originally That's All Brother. Great quality model, heavy and sturdy. Love the cabin door that actually opens and retractable gear.
Recent C-47 (DC-3). Replica purchase
Hello. Received it Yesterday in fine shape. IT was neater in hand than in your pictures....duh! Our son, the intended recipient, lives in another state, his birthday in June, so it will be a while before I see his face when he opens the double boxes it came in......we'll see. 25 or so years ago, as a young pilot-mechanic , he flew repaired engines & parts all over central U.S. In beloved D.C.-3s.. Still his plane of choice, even though he's been a corporate pilot many years. There was one , free, near us I offered to obtain for him, he smiled & said: "Mom the work on it I could handle, most of the parts are available, but the fuel to fly it (& he gave me the figures & the cost of moving it), it would be like having a piece of candy & not being able to eat it. IT would be an itch I couldn't scratch. IT'd break my heart. BUt thanks for offering". ...if I was only wealthy! But he will like this one. HIs older brother - also a corporate pilot, built a plastic model probably 35 years ago. IT was in our attic, a little worse for wear when we moved this past Fall, soon to be moved to his hanger . I have purchased several items of all types from you. MY youngest grandson has his own 'airport' from your small toy replicas & at 15 earned his Glider ticket, currently working on his Private Pilot Certificate. And it all started with watching (war)movies with their dad, who cannot get his license due to health, and a helicopter ride over the city when they were 10 & 8 years old, then having an airplane course in high school with ground school included, with their beloved Mr. Brown, they were on their way, of course starting their Private Pilot lessons at the same time (all on us - lots of overtime - BEST $ ever spent). AIrplane Mechanic license from Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK. And they never returned 'home' They went where the,job's took them. NOt always smooth, but they did it their way and gathered a couple new experiences and occupations along the way, but neither would change a thing. IT isn't always easy being away from their families, & their dad & me - being away from them & their wives & grandkids!- but for them and their dreams come true lives, it's been a great journey -and their 'flights' aren't over yet! GOd willing they'll have Many more flying hours. Good luck and God bless you. GOd bless America! 'pk' Briner