C-54 Skymaster.

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C-54 Skymaster.

Post by D.R.H. » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:42 pm

Just another quick video of one of my favorites, and probably yours too. :) Right Ben?? :wink: I wish I had been born about 15 years earlier, I would have really enjoyed seeing these planes in the air. That Pratt and Whitney R-2000 sure makes some beautiful music!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcuLdVivLnY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tSsJ9Owvq8
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Re: C-54 Skymaster.

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:03 pm

How can anything so beautiful be so old? I have had few pleasant flights in 30 year old USAF C-54's.
Was the O.D. C-54 called "Santa Monica Maid" at one time?

The USAF installed those R-2000's in a few C-47's, they still sound the same as the R-1830s.
Arthur Godfrey had a DC-3 with the R-2000's.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster.

Post by D.R.H. » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:24 pm

Gosh Ben, I don't know about that name. I just stumbled on the video on the web and decided it would be fun to share it.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster.

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:06 am

The owners of thee C-54 "Santa Monica Maid" offered it at a bargain price in "Trade A Plane" about 20 years ago. Can't think of another reason for anyone to paint another O.D. Miss the good old days when large recips were everyday life at nearby military bases. I remember some postsa while back of a member that flew in EC-47's in Viet Nam. Some of those were upgraded from R-1830 to the R-2000 from the C-54.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster.

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:05 am

Thank you for sharing this. I love the sound these make when they fire up and idle. Cool.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster.

Post by clintm20 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:21 pm

There is a missing c-54 that has never been found with 44 people on board, C-54D 42-72469 on a flight from Anchorage to Missoula on Jan 26, 1950.
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Post by 1943Willysgpw » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:54 am

The chances of it not being toothpicks in that rough area are very slim.
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Re: C-54 Skymaster.

Post by clintm20 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:56 pm

Probably but some distress signals were heard so maybe not.

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