Ze plane! Ze plane! is a SCAN Type 30, serial no. 31 (N4453) with PACE/Mansdorf 300 hp Lycoming R-680 radial engine conversion was seen in the opening scenes of the television series Fantasy Island delivering guests to the island. Though it has a checkered past including drug smuggling and a provenance that includes Richard Bach, it survives in the collection of an antique dealer in Hollister, Missouri, and is hangared at M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport. The plane is to be sold at auction on April 16, 2016 at the Branson Auction. 
I might have to throw in a bid !
5. April 2016 at 22:42:51
CapnSirloin I wish I could put in a bid. Living in Southern California, I got the opportunity to fly in one as a child. Catalina Airlines flew a number of Gooses (Geese?) between Avalon and Long Beach up until the early 70s. In 1964, our family flew back from the island in one. As an aside, that opening scene from Fantasy Island was filmed at the Arboretum in my hometown of Arcadia, California.
6. April 2016 at 00:15:30
J W Hence why Gooses (!) are you favourite - awesome!
Here in Oz it's all about the Black Cats, which I got into (figuratively not literally, unfortunately) because a mate's Dad was an WAG in them in WW2. There's a Monogram 1/48 PBY5 waiting for me in Adelaide to pick up.
The Goose was to have been the Australian Air Ambulance's one from the middle east, which they used for a few months before crash landing it. But Da Plane ... Da Plane is callin'.
6. April 2016 at 01:41:47
CapnSirloin I built that Monogram 1:48 PBY-5 a while back. It's a big beast, but it was fun. I've got a 1:72 Black Cat waiting in my queue. (BTW - LOVED my visit to Oz in 1989)
6. April 2016 at 05:03:45
Van Lee There are a couple of better kits out there, but this is by far the least expensive. Definitely worth the 8 bucks I paid for it.
5. November 2017 at 14:46:24
J W Thanks Van - I don't think I paid much more (even in Aussie dollar terms).
How was the fit? Any tricky bits to be aware of?
6. November 2017 at 09:49:58
Van Lee No fit problems at all. Nothing tricky about it at all. A pretty simple and straightforward build. Not high on detail, but not a bad build.
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