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Old 01-31-2017, 10:16 PM   #11
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There should be in intact one of these in my neck of the woods, might have to check it out. I live about 20 minutes from the USAF Museum, my picture in my avatar is from there.
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:40 PM   #12
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I just now looked at GovDeals, and there is one in Winchester, OH, but it is listed as featuring "lots of rust". So I must rule that area out. But I appreciate all leads!
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:50 PM   #13
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I was referring to an Albatross, not a bus. I'd expect some real decent stuff to be able to be had from the much dryer and not salt encrusted west.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:02 PM   #14
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Ah. Stand by.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:17 PM   #15
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Yes, you have an Albatross at the Wright Patterson AFB Museum.
It is serial number G-163, build number 515282.
Built for the Air Force in 1952 -- in May or June, looks like early June.
It holds the World Altitude Record for amphibious planes at 32,883 feet.

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Old 02-11-2017, 03:46 AM   #16
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So... shopping for a bus.
I'm struggling to understand the length of some Blue Birds. I'm approaching convinced that BB makes (made) different window sizes. Not concerned about height, but length. (One might also say window "width".)

Millicent measures 28", center to center of the window posts. Note... center to center -- not the window itself, which is a tiny bit less.
Put an other way, the full roof panels measure 56" and span two windows.

Could I ask you BB owners to run out and measure yours?

Millicent has 15 windows and 84 pax, and is 39-40 feet.

But I'm seeing buses with only 14 windows, yet also 84 pax and 39/40 feet. Longer windows and roof panels?
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Old 02-11-2017, 03:51 AM   #17
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Meanwhile, Albatross is now safely settled in the back yard:



The old trailer axles will probably become a dolly to roll her around on.


The “hood” is missing:



All sorts of possibilities. ;)
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:04 AM   #18
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Now I'm sure they have two window widths. This 1994 has both.
Still looking for measurements.

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This is going to be so freakin' gnarly! As previously noted...you will definitely be welcome at the Art Car parade.

And there must be some interesting names in the works (?).

Alba

Bluebatross

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my bluebird has both window widths on it.. i never was sure why bluebird busses always had 1 or maybe 2 'long' windows.. but every one of them ive seen always did.. never iunderstood what they couldnt standardize on that caused them to make those.. I never have seen a whole bus with the wide windows on it..

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