Competition – haynes workshop manual : Douglas dc3-dakota

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Haynes have kindly offered 3 copies of this book as prizes in our latest book competition. The book is not only instructive, even to the point of explaining how to obtain your own DC3, but gives the history of the aircraft, especially as used by the RAF/Airborne Forces. I believe that it instructs you in how to change the oil filters – but not having read the book I cannot confirm that!!

The competition will run until Sunday 15[SUP]th[/SUP] October at midday. All that is required is that the entry form is completed and answered correctly.

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First three winners out of the hat will get a copy of this book. It has been reviewed by Jim24 and can be found here.

As always ARRSE Book Competition rules numbers 1 and 2 will be in force; Rule 1 – Any decision by Auld Yin is final. Rule 2 – In cases of dispute. Rule 1 applies.

ARRSE would like to put a disclaimer on this competition that anyone using the book to try and start any of the Dakotas now maintained at various Airborne Museums does so on their own initiative and ARRSE can’t be held responsible for their actions!

This is the first in a series of books kindly donated by HAYNES so look out for more competitions with workshop manuals over the next few months.
 
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I've flown in one of these from Biggin Hill at one of the air shows. We took off behind the Red Arrows and flew down the Thames, great plane.
You only flew in ONE!!!

O dear

How sad

Never mind. :-D

Ask any 1980s vintage skydiver worth his salt, and they'll regale you with endless tales of riding and exiting this wonderful beast - leader of the pack being Florida's favourite jump-ship Mister Douglas: the one with the tinted windows, fitted carpet, and quadrophonic in-flight stereo (playing Clapton's Cocaine and Floyd's Brick in the Wall, all the way to 13000 feet . . . . )

It is more than just an aeroplane, it is form and function fused in a form of robust functional perfection that seems set to go on forever: possibly the most iconic piece of engineering ever to come out of the USA, yet curiously un-American in its simple unassuming grace and efficiency. It's almost like Apple hired Kalashnikov and asked him to design an angel . . .

Wozzat . . .


Oh, OK then . . .

I'll just shaddup and enter. . . .
 

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I've flown in one of these from Biggin Hill at one of the air shows. We took off behind the Red Arrows and flew down the Thames, great plane.
Crab Walt.

I love Haynes. They were a must-buy before I got rich and paid grease monkeys to fix my cars. But I particularly love these retro books they are doing for tanks and planes. How to change the oil filter on a DC3 is more magic than I can say without touching myself down there. And nobody wants that.
 
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Entered, hard luck everyone !! :)
 

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BUMP - for those who did not get the Newsletter.
 

Auld-Yin

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Time enough before the start of the England v France game to get your entry in. Have a go - entry form
 

Auld-Yin

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Crab Walt.

I love Haynes. They were a must-buy before I got rich and paid grease monkeys to fix my cars. But I particularly love these retro books they are doing for tanks and planes. How to change the oil filter on a DC3 is more magic than I can say without touching myself down there. And nobody wants that.
Well, you could always actually enter the competition TiD and have a chance of winning this great retro book - unless you have purchased already :)
 
#17
It cant be that good a plane, all the bird shit spend their time jumping out of whilst it's still in the air.
 
#18
It cant be that good a plane, all the bird shit spend their time jumping out of whilst it's still in the air.
You can sit in the boat, or jump into the water and go swimming.

Think of the DC-3 as a fricking good boat for a really good day out, swimming in the best lake ever :-D

Of course, if you haven't the bottle to learn to swim . . . . you could always blame the boat.

Nobody would see through that one ;-D
 

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Competition closes on Sunday at midday, so still plenty time to get your entry in.
 

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