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F3F-3 10 58.82%
De havilland Dragon Rapide 7 41.18%
Ford Trimotor 1 5.88%
Handley page h.p.42 2 11.76%
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Old 10-31-2018, 06:13 PM
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Build poll "Golden age" Nov 2018

With the winner being Golden age now we can select the plane.
  1. F3F-3
  2. De havilland Dragon Rapide
  3. Ford Trimotor
  4. Handley page h.p.42
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:46 PM
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Wow, all good and hard planes too choose from, I had too go with the Handley Page. I find it the most fascinating
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:51 PM
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Wow, all good and hard planes too choose from, I had too go with the Handley Page. I find it the most fascinating
An interesting fact about the props that I found on the Handley Page.
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An interesting fact about the props that I found on the Handley Page.
WOW!! Very interesting, I can honestly say, I`ve never seen that before. I hope it gets more votes. I like the Dragon, I just find the Handley more interesting.
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I am sorry, but I am all for the last carrier based biplane fighter. Go Navy

My vote is for the Grumman F3F
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:11 AM
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Gotta go with the De havilland Dragon Rapide.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:26 PM
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I almost chose the tri motor over the rapide
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The Ford Tri-motor is too accident prone for me. 160ish out of 199 is pretty high as opposed to the Dakota, Rapide, or Heracles.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:23 PM
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The Ford Tri-motor is too accident prone for me. 160ish out of 199 is pretty high as opposed to the Dakota, Rapide, or Heracles.
I can not find the crash rate you speak of. If the accident rate was as high as you state they would not have been flown into the 1960s as airliners. And the FAA would have issued the plane's type as unairworthy
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The Ford Tri-motor is too accident prone for me. 160ish out of 199 is pretty high as opposed to the Dakota, Rapide, or Heracles.
I've only ever found reports of 5 accidents on this aircraft. It would be a widely known fact if that many of the same aircraft had crashed or had accidents.
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Well, it's 133 total but 130 out of those were complete losses, not 160. Here is the link: https://aviation-safety.net/database...ri-Motor/index
This as opposed to the Dragon Rapide which is out of 727 aircraft made 202 crashed.

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Well, it's 133 total but 130 out of those were complete losses, not 160. Here is the link: https://aviation-safety.net/database...ri-Motor/index
that list includes pilot errors and bad weather such as fly through fog and hitting the ground or strong winds/rain. Poor maintence can cause a lot of failures listed. as well as the multiple hanger failure on the list fire/collapse. And I am sure you attribute those to the design of the plane
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go navy,
im going with the Grumman F3F-3
should be easy enough with your skill set
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:11 PM
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It looks like the F3F-3 is going to win the voting but being honest I never thought it should be in the list. It's not a 'Golden Age' plane.. or at least Warbirds fall outside what I consider golden age planes. I think Commercial Planes.

Don't misunderstand me the F3F-3 is definitely a cool plane, but even though it was built during what is called the Golden Age of Aviation it's really not what people think of when they think Golden Age. A Warbird is a Warbird.
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Through I would pull in some test airframe out of some of the full scale sims



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