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« Reply #4620 on: February 26, 2017, 05:56:58 PM »

I finally read an article on this. If I'm getting this right the contract went to a company that has never done this while a company that actually does convert cropdusters to military aircraft says they can do it for half the price but were never given a chance to bid?

Somebody needs to be shot.
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« Reply #4621 on: February 27, 2017, 01:47:35 AM »

I finally read an article on this. If I'm getting this right the contract went to a company that has never done this while a company that actually does convert cropdusters to military aircraft says they can do it for half the price but were never given a chance to bid?

Somebody needs to be shot.

Yes, the fiend who leaked the news of this otherwise commendable decision to fund a long-suffering civil servant's retirement plan.
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« Reply #4622 on: February 27, 2017, 07:41:08 AM »

I finally read an article on this. If I'm getting this right the contract went to a company that has never done this while a company that actually does convert cropdusters to military aircraft says they can do it for half the price but were never given a chance to bid?

Somebody needs to be shot.

Link? 'Cause that would be something worth investigating.
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« Reply #4623 on: February 27, 2017, 03:59:59 PM »

Lars didn't post a link either. I googled it. I'm not doing that again just for you.  smiley
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« Reply #4624 on: February 27, 2017, 04:06:20 PM »

Lars didn't post a link either. I googled it. I'm not doing that again just for you.  smiley

Well you're entirely unhelpful. Since the company that actually knows how to do the work is pretty much in my back yard, it was pretty easy to find something and, since I'm a community minded person who cares about his fellow man, here's the link.
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« Reply #4625 on: February 27, 2017, 04:50:09 PM »

At least I let you know right up front I wasn't going to be helpful, and you did an outstanding job on your own.
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« Reply #4626 on: February 28, 2017, 07:32:27 AM »

Thanks for the link with a pic, the original story didn't have one.

The 70 year old T-28 is now really looking a hell of a lot better than a 20 year old Air Tractor AT-602.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_T-28_Trojan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Tractor_AT-602

Over double the range, speed, climb rate, etc.  And a big radial instead of bullet magnet out front. A bit lighter on the max gross though, so just buy, oh I don't know, 10 times as many for that price or somefink. Sheesh...
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« Reply #4627 on: February 28, 2017, 11:41:35 AM »

Why are you comparing an old Air Tractor and not a new Thrush?

How many T28s are even airworthy at this point? I can only find 3 registered.
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« Reply #4628 on: February 28, 2017, 12:13:59 PM »

I expect my commission to be included:

https://www.aso.com/listings/spec/ViewAd.aspx?id=160720&listingType=true&IsInternal=True&pagingNo=1&searchId=29059142&dealerid=

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« Reply #4629 on: February 28, 2017, 12:23:13 PM »

Just one? How about 40.

http://www.trade-a-plane.com/search?category_level1=Single+Engine+Piston&make=NORTH+AMERICAN&model=T28B&listing_id=2190632&s-type=aircraft
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« Reply #4630 on: February 28, 2017, 12:41:00 PM »

You know, if a guy were to just do a simple google search of warbirds for sale, think you could put together a pretty decent ground attack air force for well under $50 million.

Silly Kenyans.
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« Reply #4631 on: February 28, 2017, 12:44:14 PM »

You can buy all the runout $120k T28s you want but just remember that there is a reason why a T28 is cheaper than a Super Cub.
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« Reply #4632 on: February 28, 2017, 12:55:35 PM »

Like a nation-state is going to give a damn about operating costs.  Load it up with jellied gasoline and lets go ruin somebody's day.

And on a side note, as I was typing this, a Grumman TBF Avenger and three T-6's went over the house. Instant karma.
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