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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:42 pm 
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The new issue of Warbird Digest has a fantastic article about Kay! Y'all are getting lots of well-deserved publicity.

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ive been meaning to ask....i'm a modeler is there a company i can contact for decals of "special K"?.......i want to build a model of her.


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ive been meaning to ask....i'm a modeler is there a company i can contact for decals of "special K"?.......i want to build a model of her.


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There are no models specifically of Kay. You would have to come to the VFM or one of the places that a K model is on display and take pictures. Italieri made a K model kit that you can still find sometimes.

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there is a old conversion set in 1/48 for a K conversion for the revellogram A-26, but it's exterior only and does not have two pilot configuration cockpit. be pretty cool though.


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Special Kay will be on static display at the Fort Worth Alliance Airshow this coming w/e 12-14 Oct. The Thunderbirds and Snowbirds will be performing. There is a great line up of other performers. See their website for more info. Then on Sat 20 Oct, the Vintage Flying Museum will host a Big Band 1940’s Hangar Dance where Kay will be the backdrop. The following weekend, Kay will be performing in the CAF Wings over Dallas Airshow. This will be our last show this year. Don’t miss one of these great opportunities to see and hear some great performances! See you there!


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Kay was out on the apron last Saturday. As I was on a tight (self-imposed) schedule, I didn't hang around all that long but I did enjoy my visit to the museum!

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One day got rained out for the Alliance Airshow but the last day turned out well. A full show was flown. Never get tired of watching the Snowbirds and Thunderbirds perform. An F-35 tore up the skies doing things that looked unnatural for airplanes to do. Be sure to check YouTube for the videos on it.
This coming Saturday, the 20th, Kay will be on display at the VFM’s annual 1940’s Hangar Dance. Check out how to get discounted tickets on the website if you would like to attend. www.vintageflyingmuseum.org
The following weekend is the CAF Wings over Dallas show. Kay will Be flying in that one along with the T-33.


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Our next appearance is at the CAF Wings Over Dallas airshow this coming w/e, Oct 26-28. Kay will fly with another A-26 with a full pyro beatup of DALLAS Executive Airport or Redbird as it was formerly called. See the website for more info, http://www.wingsoverdallas.org


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Perfect weather prevailed all three days of Wings over Dallas. Kay flew solo in the show on Fri and Sat. On Sunday, we had a Bomber Conga line led by a B-17 and followed by B-24, B-25, two A-26’s and the B-29 bringing up the end. Overhead were a pair of P-51’s, P-63 and Hellcat. Don’t reckon this lineup has been seen in some time. Had a grand time meeting people and showing the airplane. The T-33 also got to make some passes as a “Glimpse into the Future.” The P-80 first flew in 1944 so it is considered to be a WW2 airplane with the T-33 first being dubbed the P-80C in 1948 when the need for a trainer became evident. Now that we are finished with the season, we will start winter maintenance this coming Saturday at the Vintage Flying Museum Hangar. Come see us if you are in the vicinity. We will be there working most weekends until mid March.


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I got to see her being painted and she is gorgeous.

Here are some Special K shots from Wings Over Dallas.

From Friday on the ground:

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B-26K Special Kay at Wings Over Dallas 2018 by Ryan Short, on Flickr

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B-26K Special Kay at Wings Over Dallas 2018 by Ryan Short, on Flickr

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B-26K Special Kay at Wings Over Dallas 2018 by Ryan Short, on Flickr

There are more photos in the Flickr album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmuVxvn7 but expect them to be gone in about a month thanks to Flickr's new policies.

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Nice shots Ryan! Thx, if you wouldn’t mind, please post your photo of Kay in the pass with the bombbay doors open. Would like to post it on our Facebook page with your permission. If anybody else has a similar shot, please PM me or post here. This is the first time we have opened them at a show. They have been tested previously, but we weren’t sure how well they showed up from the ground. We naturally slowed down the first time and worked our way up gradually on speed to see how they behaved. We don’t have the bay spoilers that the original used to disturb the airflow in the bay. At speeds above 240, the flow kept the bombs from dropping out. Spoilers resolved that problem. We have the drawings and could build the spoiler system, but since we aren’t dropping anything besides pumpkins, there is no rush to complete them. We have started winter maintenance so there is a big list of things we want to do before our show season starts in March. Replacing the right Aux fuel tank is the biggest item since the wing has to be opened up. Stay tuned and check out our FB pg. No membership required to view. http://www.facebook.com/a26specialkay


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I've always loved the Counter-Invaders best, and this is a beautiful example.

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A26 Special K wrote:
Nice shots Ryan! Thx, if you wouldn’t mind, please post your photo of Kay in the pass with the bombbay doors open. Would like to post it on our Facebook page with your permission. If anybody else has a similar shot, please PM me or post here. This is the first time we have opened them at a show. They have been tested previously, but we weren’t sure how well they showed up from the ground. We naturally slowed down the first time and worked our way up gradually on speed to see how they behaved. We don’t have the bay spoilers that the original used to disturb the airflow in the bay. At speeds above 240, the flow kept the bombs from dropping out. Spoilers resolved that problem. We have the drawings and could build the spoiler system, but since we aren’t dropping anything besides pumpkins, there is no rush to complete them. We have started winter maintenance so there is a big list of things we want to do before our show season starts in March. Replacing the right Aux fuel tank is the biggest item since the wing has to be opened up. Stay tuned and check out our FB pg. No membership required to view. http://www.facebook.com/a26specialkay

Here are the three best I have with the bomb-bay doors open.

You've got my permission and please feel welcome to use them with proper credit.

It was fun seeing the plane painted :wink: and great to see her fly!


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Badazz Bird, nice job guys. Great photos Ryan!

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