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User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

How do all the dc-3 and convair and generally all the operators of old derelict aircraft get support AND SPARE PARTS FOR THEIR FLEETS?  Confused

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User currently offlineTripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1122 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 3419 times:

In many cases, the spares are taken off grounded or preserved planes. Remanufacturing any rare parts is expensive, but some common parts, or those that are at any rate similar to parts used then, are probably bought new (instruments mostly - if you don't care about authenticity).

No plane, no gain.
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

So for how long can planes like the dc-3 keep flying? sooner or later you're going to run out of planes to cannibalize for spare parts

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Sadly, there is also a supply chain for counterfeit parts.

There was a joke around corrosion corners years ago:
"I want that R-1820 there."
"Okay, and how many hours do you want it to have?"

This is kind of going away since making a profit with a DC-3 is not all that likely anymore.

Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

If there is a demand, authentic new parts can be made, like the deHavilland Beaver and Otter parts available through Viking Air,etc. If someone can get approval from a manufacturer, and find old jigs and drawings, it can be done.

User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Not only that, but there have been a number of modifications developed to change the old radials to turboprops. The DC-3, and Twin beech are two that come to mind.

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