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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Gary Kelman and Erin Boland proudly display the Corsair's tail gear installed for the first time in almost 50 years!!!! Now all we need is a pnumatic tail wheel... Anyone? by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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Dave cleaning acres of corrosion off the 2800. 40 years sitting outside has eaten alot of the engines upper casing with deep pitting. by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Drew,
The Corsair is looking good. Let me know if I can help in any way.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:04 pm 
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Just incredible

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Absolutely inspiring. :) Kudos for keeping the spirit alive and pushing the project as hard as you guys have. Can't wait to see her back on her legs!

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How is the hangar resto going?

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We are still continuing to develop grants, most recently 60k from the Town of Stratford. Once all the papers are signed, issues negotiated (there is always other stuff) and we have the roof starting to go on there will be lots of photos and updates.

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Just a quick update. The engine was finally painted last night. Volunteer Matt Lugo spent 2 hours making it look good. The 2800 has so many nooks and crannies to get color on. Tim Benson, seen below is managing the rebuild team. Well salvage recovery is more like it but he is doing a great job. If you have an old B series R-2800 Carb that will fit her and you don't need it please let me know.

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Where we started by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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Tim Benson cleaning the nose case by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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Matt Lugo and the nose case he painted by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

FYI The Cylinder heads are not as shinny as the photo looks, this was before a flat coat. .
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Cleaned & Painted by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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Ready for paint by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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photo (12) by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

Chad Ezell hooked me up with a pair of new B series caps so I was able to color match with a special paint camera & scanner to match the paint as close as possible.
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IMG_2680 by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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IMG_2453 by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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Accessory Case
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Oil Sump was broken, I spent a few hours with the fiberglass (she will never run)
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The guys working on the Center and fuselage have made some great progress.

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looking good! nice work.


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Ron and Tim Reassembling the 2800 by Cherry Bomb Photography, on Flickr

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looking great!

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The poss FAS 217 while inside a FAS hangar c. 1962. Photo via FAS Forum.

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Need some updates drew!

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Hey Everyone!

Progress has slowed since the car show. Since there are no pictures from the event on this thread, I'll add them here.


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More recently in Nov / Dec we've been in "Area 53" less due to the weather and holiday season. Work has continued on installing smaller assemblies in the cockpit.

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Port side of the cockpit.

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A "borrowed" seat to make one for ourselves.

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One of the rudder pedals fitted temporarly. Pretty cool!

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New lock brackets that hold attachment points on the lower oil cooler panel assembly.


The Support Oil Cooler Panel Bracer is a unique and somewhat difficult piece to make. We needed two of them. So my dad (being the machinist that he is) took up the task and did what he used to do in that plant over 16 years ago when it was Avco Lycoming. After a couple of weeks of boring out and then, fine tuning, they we're completed. Impressive in my book.

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Engine has also been repainted due to an error in the color of the paint.

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Outstanding Chris! That's for the update. Kudos to your father for the hard work

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