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Old 11-10-2016, 10:01 AM
Neal Trombley Neal Trombley is offline
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Has to be just old airplane interiors... probably sweat and 100LL but it snaps me back to my training days and soaking the back of my shirt in the FL heat doing touch n goes
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:34 AM
Zero4Zulu Zero4Zulu is offline
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The smell of a removed internal engine bolt. It just seems satisfying for some reason...
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:50 AM
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How about your own fart?...when you are in a confined space with a friend and you just wait for him to first notice?...I just can't keep a straight face long enough.
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Old 11-10-2016, 11:02 AM
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Smile Eucalytus

Every time I smell eucalyptus it takes me back to 1971, MCRD San Diego, doing knuckle push-ups on hot asphalt... Even when I was a Drill Instructor there it brought back memories.

AS FOR aviation, I would have to agree with those who have posted JP-4. The smell of that stuff reminds me of all the times, in 20 years, being around Marine Corps aviation.

Dam... I miss that!
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Old 11-10-2016, 11:05 AM
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butyrate dope.

walnut,cherry, teak wood dust.


Hoppe's powder solvent.
Steve Smith
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:23 AM
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Default Smell this

Originally Posted by terrye View Post
For me it is Fox Missile Mist powering my Fox .36X combat motor in my Riley Wooten Voodoo. Still got the engine and plane, I'll have to fly it again one day.
Remember the Double VooDoo kits? Two combat jobs for under $5.

For me, a freshly spent shotgun shell and the very early model engine fuels which contained benzene (now a known carcinogen no longer used). They should make women's perfume from these.
Steve Stucky
Topeka, Ks
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N283S - RV-7 1400+ hrs
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:50 AM
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Ill add one more vote for the "old airplane" smell. That smell was burned into my brain as a 5 year old when Dad would take me flying in the Taylorcraft. Something about dope, fabric, oil, fuel, and leather that is so distinctive.

Last April I tracked that old T-craft down and bought it. I had not seen the airplane in 43 years, but as soon as I opened the door the smell took me right back to that wide eyed 5 year old.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:18 AM
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The smell of freshly planed spruce during aircraft construction is wonderful...
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:50 AM
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RV-4 0320\D3G 160, Whirlwind 200GA 70".
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:50 PM
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Default Brake Fluid

I distinctly remember entering the hanger the day after bleeding my brakes, it was a little messy, and the smell of the brake fluid. For the first time, it smelled like a real, functional airplane.
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