Beech 18 Pacific Crossing to Australia

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    My sometime boss sold one of his Beech 18s to a fellow in Australia. I haven't been working for him much this year as his work is slow but he called me in for a couple of weeks to get it ready for the ferry. It had some alternator charging issues and miscellaneous other things to address.

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    Definitely not a tankeless job.
     
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    Tank you ferry much for your comment.
     
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    Good luck to the pilot making the flight.
     
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    Beech 18 is meant to be a taildragger.. tricycle gear looks wrong lol
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking LOL
     
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    Just like a Tri Pacer looks wrong. Just like a Tri Champ looks wrong. And a few others I could mention. LOL
     
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    I knew something was off... couldn’t quite place it.
     
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    Starting with BA-729, which my boss owns, ALL Beech 18s coming off the line were tricycle gear. This one making the crossing is BA-764, supposedly the very last of the breed that actually made it out of the plant (I am told there was another but it suffered a fire before delivery and was totaled). PS, my boss also owns BA-728, the last taildragger.
     
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    Watch someone develop a tricycle gear 195...
     
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    I think it’s been done. Or was that a 170 I saw?
     
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