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"Strength You Can See!"

Postby n2582d » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:58 am

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No fueling ladder? No problem, just climb up the fuselage! 8O
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby gahorn » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:14 pm

That’s a fascinating photo taken before photoshop.
Be certain to stand directly above bulkheads and aft wing-spar carry-thru, wear soft-sole shoes, and be lifted into position rather than climb up there directly. (And remember that back then the average male weight was about 145 lbs.)
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby daedaluscan » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:10 pm

I have to say I would not let anyone do that to my aeroplane.

And I'd rather be in a chrome moly cage if I was dumb enough to run into something.

Advertising , even in that era, is primarily BS.
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby c170b53 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:40 am

Flew by your island today Charlie, air was solid.
Thanks for the pic Gary
Sorry possible destination memory failure here.
My day one aircraft school, lined up in front of a Harvard’s wing; An English instructor, short and needing an advantage proceeded to climb up onto wing from the trailing edge root. Interesting guy, he really envisioned himself as a Marine drill Sargent. He proceeded to walk back and forth along the front spar all the while ranting at us. “ You’ll be working midnights, you’ll see your mailman smiling when you head home, you’ll need to work overtime to get by, your dog will bite you when you get hone, you’ll work with toxic materials, blah, blah blah”.
I remember turning to a guy next to me and whispering “ what’s this guys problem”
Almost 40 years later, I’ll just say that’s one of the signs on the road of life I drove right by.
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby gahorn » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:00 am

https://mobile.twitter.com/Cessna/statu ... 92/photo/1

(Still struggling to figure out how to post a pic, but the above link is a Cessna C-34 with 17 guys standing on it.
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby lowNslow » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:17 pm

Impressive. Oh,and there are a few gals on there too.
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby n2582d » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:10 pm

gahorn wrote:... the above link is a Cessna C-34 with 17 guys standing on it.
Fascinating photo. I count 28 people standing on the wing. Clyde happens to be the 17th from the left. Looks like the “white collar” guys are in the middle with the “blue collar” guys/gals flanking them. I see they’ve placed a board down for them to stand on. By the look of the ties it’s a typical breezy Kansas day. The plane appears to be a 1929 DC-6B rather than a C-34. Note the vertical struts. Compare this to the C-34 below.
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Pilot Betty Browning with a Cessna C-34 and the Amelia Earhart trophy she won for the Closed Course Race for Women Pilots at the National Air Races in Los Angeles, September 10, 1936. Courtesy Kansas Aviation Museum
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby c170b53 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:15 am

Gosh Gary we could use you in our boroscope group. The expanded photo (note blown up is not an aviation term) resolution is too poor for me to make out the faces. What’s your secret :D
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby n2582d » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:39 am

Jim,
I was just looking at the link George provided. A little ways down there it has an arrow pointing to Clyde. George may have linked a different picture than he intended. It seems employees standing on the wings was pretty standard for Cessna's advertising. Here's one with 17 guys on the wing of a Model A:
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby gahorn » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:59 pm

Yes, Gary has it right... my recent computer issues prevented me from accessing the photo I intended and did not “proof” the link before posting it...(so didn’t see that the caption didn’t fit the pic) :oops:
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Re: "Strength You Can See!"

Postby JohnNielsen » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:52 pm

Not 24 factory workers, but 4 cute Volleyball stars :)

I would have let more of them on the wing, but these were the only 4 who did not have paint scratching 'bling' on their jeans.
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