Aviation Photo #1329666 FAA F.VIIb/3m replica - Untitled

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This replica of Kinsgsford Smith and Ulm's famous 'Southern Cross' was built as a bicentennial project at Parafield and registered on 3 Jun '87. First flight made in Aug '87. It is powered by 3 x 300hp Jacobs R-755A2 (original had 220hp Wright J-5s) and endurance 7 hrs at 90kts. Badly damaged on landing 25 Apr '02 at Parafield after right wheel fell off on takeoff. Currently reported to be with HARS for repairs and future ops. Seen here at the start of the Federation Airshows in the Outback.
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