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Old 06-10-2011, 02:58 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ohio River Mile 545.9
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Right, it's my understanding that the wheel alone has been her propulsion (no conventional propellers or Z drives). With this news about the wheel/fantail rebuild, I just wasn't sure what all they had done! It would seem too costly to have fit her with screws now(?). I agree, the new wheel construction looks heavy enough to be for actual use.

There is an interesting NTSB report about her engine room fire in '08 here:
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