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Fin Repaint

I’m not sure why but recently the 747 fin in Future of Flight at Everett made it to be a popular photo on Airliners Net.  The fin sits inside the museum section and it was painted as a 747-8 fin, even though it actually came from a British Airways 747-100.  The picture had it with the -8 paint finish.  I have a similar shot but the fin has recently been repainted in a blue finish.  Not sure what the purpose was but, since Boeing have taken over Future of Flight, they must have had a reason.  If anyone knows why, let me know in the comments.

Odd Beaver Fin

Parked up on the ramp at Renton was what appeared to me to be a de Havilland Canada Beaver on floats.  However, it looked different to every other Beaver I have seen.  This one seemed to have a fun that was cut right down.  Initially I figured it needed a repair but then I realized that there was a large dorsal extension to the fin.  This would compensate to some extent to the missing top but whether it is a good configuration, I can’t say.  It didn’t look good to me but it looked airworthy so maybe it flies fine?  Has anyone seen more about this and can share with me some of the history?