Schnee (schnee) wrote,

365 days of SL, day 350

365 days of SL, day 350:

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More planespotting in the area off the northeast tip of Satori. I'd found a spot with a bunch of planes, boats and helicopters among the many islands there a while ago, and yesterday we went to check it out.

The plane seen here is a seaplane version of the PA-28 Cherokee 140, which is a kind we've not encountered before (the closest thing was another Piper aircraft, a J-3 Cub on day 323).

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Here's two overviews over the area, also showing the other planes. The left pier had a DHC-2 Beaver (same as the one on day 315, in black and pink), a DHC-2 Turbo (same as day 304 and day 209) and a "Glamorous Goose", probably based on the Grumman G-21 Goose. The second pier, meanwhile, had two more DHC-2 Beavers. What's with those being so popular? (No, I'll leave the obvious jokes to Leslie Nielsen...)

For the helicopter fans, there were a Bell 206B-3 (rescue version) and two Eurocopter EC 135 models, one labelled "Floats" and one "Debruyere V STL", whatever that means.

(Side note: the isle on the far right here is missing some objects; presumably something, somewhere, was incapable of rendering quite so many things at the same time. Whether the issue is with my video card, its driver or SL I can't say, though.)

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Here's some more random shots of the black-and-pink Beaver.

The first pair are a couple of screenshots I took for one of my entourage whose viewer does not mesh well with mesh, if you'll pardon the pun; the latter I just happened to chance upon when I was looking at the plane from various angles, and I found it interesting enough to keep.

I do like the color scheme on this plane, too.

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And finally, towards the end of our daily excursion, we crossed them thar hills and found... more planes! Yet another Beaver, dubbed "DHC-2 T Dry FBR" (I've no idea), and a "Birdy Sky Hydro 3.4", apparently a floatplane variant of the Cessna 172.

And that's all!

Location: Grand Manan Island (80, 147, 20) (Grand Manan Island and Aurora Seaplane Base)

Tags: 365 days of sl, second life
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