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Robert Randazzo at Plane Savers

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    Robert Randazzo at Plane Savers

    Hi,

    if you haven't heard from Plane Savers before, it's a Youtube series where Mikey from Buffalo Airways and his team try to restore a Douglas DC-3 to airworthy conditions within five months. Just in time for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day. During the course of the series a few people introduced their DC-3 restoration projects. And in yesterday's episode Robert gave a tour around the PMDG Flight Operations DC-3. It's such a beautiful airplane and worth watching:



    I really enjoyed the video, Robert!
    Greetings
    Tim Scharnhop

    My files in the Avsim File Library

    #2
    Tim,

    Aw, thanks for the kind words. I am very proud of our airplane- it has been a labor of love.

    I really didn't want to do this video because I hate being on camera but The Lovely Dr. Randazzo insisted because she thinks it is worth garnering some attention to the airplane as we prepare to make a rather historic crossing of the Atlantic in just over a week. It has been a monumental amount of work getting her ready, to say nothing of the restoration itself.

    I am a big fan of Mikey and I think he is a role model for how to run a nice, positive, inclusive channel. I suspect if you ran into him at a local market, he would be just as friendly and happy as he seems most days on his channel. I like people like that.

    Robert S. Randazzo
    PMDG Simulations
    http://www.pmdg.com


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      #3
      Robert great to finally see you and hear your voice that’s a fantastic video the DC-3 yous are flying is a beauty and you look and sound like a natural film star.You should do a bit more of those it’s nice to see you.
      Best Regards and safe trip wishing we were there all with you.😊
      Danny Z.Cebis

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        #4
        Stunning paint job, absolutely beautiful. I didn't see any discrete PMDG decal's anywhere though . Have a safe trip across the pond and an equally safe return.

        Neil
        Neil Ward

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          #5
          Classic story about the reverse logo
          Jude Bradley

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            #6
            Rob with that airplane in your hanger I feel like the PMDG DC-6 should have a little sister...
            Noah Bryant

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              #7
              Originally posted by Brodie4598 View Post
              Rob with that airplane in your hanger I feel like the PMDG DC-6 should have a little sister...
              Marc Ehnle

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                #8
                If I'm not mistaken, that's Kyle in the crew photo. Any chance we can get him a second stripe?
                Matt Sweet

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                  #9
                  Am just catching up with this - thanks to Tim for posting and thanks to Rob for the tour. Kind of a consolation prize for me - I was hoping I'd be able to make it up to Frederick tomorrow to see you guys off, but I don't think that's going to happen. A video close encounter is clearly the next best thing.

                  And of course I have to add my bid for a P3D Tabitha May. Not only a little sister for the DC-6 but a nice modern, luxury complement to the well-worn Manfred/Jan version. I'm sure Alexander has some thoughts about the FDE, too... so... planting that seed...
                  Alan Ampolsk
                  __________________________________________

                  "Ah, Paula, they are firing at me!" -- Saint-Exupery

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                    #10
                    Thanks for sharing the video! Hadn’t heard of that series, but that clip was well worth it. Those props are spotless and beautiful! My two and half year old daughter agreed with an excited “shiny.”
                    Matthew Glanden

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by MattSweet View Post
                      If I'm not mistaken, that's Kyle in the crew photo. Any chance we can get him a second stripe?
                      haha - yep. Me several years and 40 pounds ago. Ouch.

                      Other content notes: all of those orange oil bottles were fit in there (if you look carefully, you can see them even behind that tow bar head), thanks to my old rampie days of packing planes.

                      I think I'm officially getting two more stripes on this trip tomorrow.
                      Kyle Rodgers
                      PMDG Simulations

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                        #12
                        Clipper Tabitha May and crew paid a visit to Mikey yesterday

                        Chris Makris (Olympic260)
                        PMDG Technical Support
                        http://www.pmdg.com

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by rsrandazzo View Post
                          Tim,

                          Aw, thanks for the kind words. I am very proud of our airplane- it has been a labor of love.

                          I really didn't want to do this video because I hate being on camera but The Lovely Dr. Randazzo insisted because she thinks it is worth garnering some attention to the airplane as we prepare to make a rather historic crossing of the Atlantic in just over a week. It has been a monumental amount of work getting her ready, to say nothing of the restoration itself.

                          I am a big fan of Mikey and I think he is a role model for how to run a nice, positive, inclusive channel. I suspect if you ran into him at a local market, he would be just as friendly and happy as he seems most days on his channel. I like people like that.
                          Robert,

                          You've done an amazing job on your DC-3. All the best on your trip. I hope you folks are documenting this journey given how special it is.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by cmakris View Post
                            Clipper Tabitha May and crew paid a visit to Mikey yesterday

                            WoW Chris thanks for sharing watched it all the PAN AM DC3 she purrs like a cat what a wonder while the the other one that there working on sounds like my neighbors lawnmower.But in time they will get there and it’s so worth it.Just seen the toilet in the Pan am when Mike showed us inside so i hope they stacked up on some rolls for the long flight.
                            Danny Z.Cebis

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                              #15
                              Fantastic episode and great to see you guys on the road, so to speak. Thanks for sharing!
                              Alan Ampolsk
                              __________________________________________

                              "Ah, Paula, they are firing at me!" -- Saint-Exupery

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                                #16
                                DISCLAIMER!

                                I don't actually have any dog in the Cannon v Nikon fight. I was just joking in that one clip.

                                Felt like I should mention that before I get dogpiled.
                                Kyle Rodgers
                                PMDG Simulations

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by krodgers View Post
                                  DISCLAIMER!

                                  I don't actually have any dog in the Cannon v Nikon fight. I was just joking in that one clip.

                                  Felt like I should mention that before I get dogpiled.
                                  Doggone it.
                                  Captain Kevin

                                  Kevin Yang

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                                    #18
                                    Who is the disclaimer? and what is he actually mean?
                                    Danny Z.Cebis

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by krodgers View Post

                                      I don't actually have any dog in the Cannon v Nikon fight. I was just joking in that one clip.
                                      The correct answer is Fujifilm. But that's another debate for another thread on another day...
                                      Alan Ampolsk
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                                      "Ah, Paula, they are firing at me!" -- Saint-Exupery

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Alan_A View Post

                                        The correct answer is Fujifilm. But that's another debate for another thread on another day...
                                        haha - my first was an Olympus, actually, but I just stoke the flames where I can.
                                        Kyle Rodgers
                                        PMDG Simulations

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by krodgers View Post

                                          ...I just stoke the flames where I can.
                                          Somebody's gotta keep/stoke the flame...

                                          Alan Ampolsk
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                                          "Ah, Paula, they are firing at me!" -- Saint-Exupery

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                                            #22
                                            Gents,

                                            Our stop at CYHU to give Mikey and his team a morale boost was a great idea- and also served as proof that "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished."

                                            When you see Chris Powell around the Global Flight Operations forum in a few weeks, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PUUUUHLLLLEEEEEEASE ask him: "Hey chris- how is your friend the french canadian refueler?"

                                            For bonus points, you can also ask him "So Chris, how long DOES it take to fuel a DC-3?"

                                            There might even be prizes for the folks who work it into conversation most casually.


                                            Robert S. Randazzo
                                            PMDG Simulations
                                            http://www.pmdg.com


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