This Issue’s Cover- 76 by Garrett W. Vance Gustav in Flight 7 Comments Bill Scott on March 14, 2018 at 7:21 am Another good one! Log in to Reply Garrett W. Vance on April 13, 2018 at 11:26 pm Thanks, Bill! Very kind of you to say! Log in to Reply wiley coyote on August 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm So, basically an AT-6 Texan, two place, 500? HP cast iron Radial, burning either petrol or alkie. Radio? Sureley–Isn’t it in the Syllabus? Antenna must be Huge or a Long Wire? Hard-Points on the Wings? Ordance? Fabric is hemp or linen, over wood and steel struts? Nordic & Germany=COLD! Heating system??? Hand Pump Landing Gear or the Terrible 1930’s Hand Crank mechanical Linkages? From Past Stories, Who owns this design: the Kelly Bitch from The Crazy Family, or the Downtimers who developed the composite TransAlp Transporter? Thanks for GREAT SKY ART!!! Wc Log in to Reply Garrett W. Vance on August 14, 2018 at 2:45 am Thank you, WC! This was based on a design someone made on the bar a number of years ago (sorry, can’t remeber who now!). I took a modern plane that resembled it and chopped it up to match the Gustav outline. Log in to Reply wiley coyote on August 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm Ah well, wasn’t that the “Golden Age” of aircraft design? Before WW II and US Gov Rules? Draw it, try it. IFF’N it flies–Sell it! Gustav’s and the Romantic Escapade are Safe in the Lore! Can’t wait until we see some more of the Composite People trotting out Slow, Heavy Hauler Biplanes, with regular routes and a Series of Stories! These first two-three have been good! I would love to see your Cover of an IL-38-Mammoth! BIG and Colourful! Am off for a few days to Village K to help with the woodpile for this winter, (10 m3) firewood, and determine IF this is next Flop or if Russian does not want me around. Until then, KEEP ARTING, and think about a Farm Boy or Farm Girl, between a SMIDT STEAM TRACTOR and a team of oxen. Many thanks! Wc Log in to Reply wiley coyote on September 16, 2018 at 12:47 pm Well-WOW! Just recovering from First Cataract Surgery! Vision is Wonderful–Ditto Light intensity! I REALLY Appreciate this Art-Wish I had it hanging on my wall- Where-ever I am going to live next! SUPER! THNX! Wc Log in to Reply Thomas Badham on May 3, 2021 at 8:20 pm The T-6 Texan was a simple, for the time, rugged, easy to fly aircraft. Just what the USE needs as soon as possible. Just enough power to clear the Alps and handle quick changing lousy weather. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.