Warbird Information Exchange

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this site are the responsibility of the poster and do not reflect the views of the management.
It is currently Fri May 24, 2019 8:32 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Luftwaffe Resource Center
When Hollywood Ruled The Skies - Volumes 1 through 4 by Bruce Oriss


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3999 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254 ... 267  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:27 pm 
Offline
Group Captain

Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:28 pm
Posts: 422
Location: New Zealand
That was brilliant! Merry Christmas guys!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:41 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:33 am
Posts: 1031
Location: Whanganui, NZ
That gave me a massive smile! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to Team Kay!

_________________
Cheers, Zac in NZ

"It's his plane, he spent the money to restore it, he can do with it what he wants. I will never understand what's hard to comprehend about this." - kalamazookid


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:18 pm 
Offline
2000+ Post Club
2000+ Post Club

Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:27 pm
Posts: 2422
Image
Tonight, word is spreading to the wild hogs out at the ranch that something is up at the hangar and to start getting worried! :-) Happy New Year!! JR


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:26 pm 
Offline
Lance Corporal

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:41 pm
Posts: 44
Location: Lincoln, California
The gun installation is awesome!! Where does one find things like these?

Frank Nelson


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:18 am 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 02, 2004 10:14 am
Posts: 1690
Location: canada
Be even better if they were operational firing blanks like the p51 and p4 not too long ago.

_________________
Cheers,
Peter

________


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:07 am 
Offline
Flight Sergeant
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:54 am
Posts: 93
Location: Florida/California
Great pic of the guns in place. You can tell "the day" is getting a lot closer because you are working things like the guns instead of removing engines and the like.

_________________
Bob
Memories of Naked Fanny
More Memories of Naked Fanny (Nov 2013)
609th Nimrod, Bomb loader, Gun Plumber, '68 - '69


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:28 am 
Offline
2000+ Post Club
2000+ Post Club

Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:27 pm
Posts: 2422
Frank, Bob, yes, we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel and hope to fly in March or April. We worked with Matt Hurd at Bombs Away, LLC to build the guns and we are very pleased with them. He is also building the two low drag Mk 82's for the pylons. Then tonight, I am pleased to say that we located a napalm canister that we might be able to use for casting new ones. Wouldn't those look cool on the pylons. All we need now is a flare dispenser and a rocket launcher!! We would be sitting pretty! Randy R is coming tomorrow to have a look at the guns!! Be good to se him again! Cheers, JR


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:34 pm 
Offline
2000+ Post Club
2000+ Post Club

Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:27 pm
Posts: 2422
Image
We had two special visitors this past weekend. Randy and Janet Ryman came to town to see a football game... they won!!! But they didn't have much problem being convinced to come to Ft Worth to stop by and see Kay too. It is always nice to have an A-26 vet drop by to see his old airplane. Randy was part of the Big Eagle Project (603rd Air Commando Squadron) to test out the combat effectiveness of the K models at NKP over the trails in Laos that the NVA was using to supply the war in the south. He has a picture of his young self in just about this same pose... only now nearly 50 years later. We were in the middle of gear and bomb bay door tests when they came back on Sunday. Saturday's work day was called on account of 16 deg weather. Too danged cold to touch bare metal. Sunday was much improved. Anyway, Larry got the gear indicator system all figured out and working while JR and Chuck installed and ops checked the new hydraulic accumulator. We have the engine fire extinguisher system with two lines to finish and the emergency air brake system to complete. When the B-29 leaves in about a month, we should be about ready for a taxi test. All we lack is finishing up!! JR


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:46 am 
Offline
Pilot Officer

Joined: Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:16 am
Posts: 102
I've been a long time lurker on this forum and have followed this restoration for quite some time. What an excellent job you guys have done and are doing. I hope you will be at Oshkosh in July! :supz:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:08 pm 
Offline
Sergeant

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:50 pm
Posts: 56
Location: Olathe KS
Hey guys my dad worked on A-26's with the EPA out of Vegas and was wondering if the two of us could come down and help out one weekend. Not sure what you need help with but would love to come and help one weekend.

Kevin


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:58 pm 
Offline
Pilot Officer

Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:49 pm
Posts: 118
Location: Ft Worth
Kevins, w e open up around 0530 every Saturday.

_________________
The real JR


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:26 pm 
Offline
2000+ Post Club
2000+ Post Club

Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:27 pm
Posts: 2422
Lots of progress to report. Engine fire extinguishing system has been completed. The emergency air brake system is getting close. Taxi time is getting close.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:42 pm 
Offline
1000+ Posts!
1000+ Posts!
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:33 am
Posts: 1031
Location: Whanganui, NZ
pop1 Fantastic news!

_________________
Cheers, Zac in NZ

"It's his plane, he spent the money to restore it, he can do with it what he wants. I will never understand what's hard to comprehend about this." - kalamazookid


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:10 pm 
Offline
2000+ Post Club
2000+ Post Club

Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:27 pm
Posts: 2422
We have some details left to go and to install the left engine cowling. It is looking doable to be ready for first taxi tests as soon as the B-29 moves out of the hangar in Feb. After the test, we will open things up to make sure no leaks have appeared and make ready for the first flight. New pics have been posted on our FB page. http://www.facebook.com/a26specialkay


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:52 pm 
Offline
Pilot Officer

Joined: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:49 pm
Posts: 118
Location: Ft Worth
We can put a check mark next to the fire extinguisher. Miss Kay now sports a fully functioning two bottle Halon 1301 system. Emergency air system components are all in place with a 500psi test charge. Keeping fingers crossed the system holds its charge when we return in the morning. If so, we can proceed to final installation. The team installed the No 1 cowling, plus we manufactured and installed nose wheel grease seals. All the access panels had new ID stencils applied. Check mark next to all those items. Our big neighbor FIFI is making steady progress towards her 2017 debut. Two more weeks and we will be outside turning 120 into smoke and Kay should moving under her own power for the first time in almost seven years.

All we lack is finishing up. Yes really!!

_________________
The real JR


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3999 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254 ... 267  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], K5DH, kalamazookid, Sully and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group