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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:05 pm 
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Taigh.....this is nuts!

For a few seconds I was under the impression U guys were going to fly to Hawaii!!!!!

Please post a direct link to the give site and I will for sure commit to a few $$$$ even if I am not working right now.

But man!!!! please do the same amazing impressive job as you did when you rescued her....

I wanna see preparation, into the boat, arrival and all the goodies with the vets....

Make this a pic and vid intensive moment.....plz....

Cheers and keep safe

I do understand giving the same exposure on WIX you did on the recovery will be hard. But let us know where the good stuff will be to be seen!!!!!

All my recognition to you and your team for this amazing trip for the vets!!!!!!!

Sincerely from Canada.


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Taigh.....Please post a direct link to the give site and I will for sure commit...


Likewise, Taigh. I followed the Stockton Museum site link to PayPal but, it did not auto fill your organization and I definitely wish to make a contribution.

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There's a donate button on Facebook, hopefully you can go to it without joining.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/1177017329318700/

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:12 am 
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Looking great! I'd be more than slightly irked with the overhaul shop on the regulator issue!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:46 pm 
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Sadly we were on our way to the 75th VE day event when we broke a connecting rod on our right engine in the Harpoon. We landed in Chino airport and parked at Aerotrader. Carl and Tony were so very helpful and we are grateful for their kindness. The repair required a full engine teardown which was not possible in the time so close to the event. It was really hard as so many of us busted our backsides to get the Harpoon ready for the trip.

The USS Essex crew sent a van to pick us up so we could continue our mission to work with the Navy to get them up to speed handling and hoisting the Warbirds. It was an honor to work with the men and women of the Essex to make the transport portion of the event a success.

Now we are planning to go to Chino, on an upcoming weekend, to remove the right engine QEC and bring it back to Stockton. We will disassemble it and begin the repair so we can get her back home.

Thanks for your ongoing support with the Harpoon.
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To donate to the PV-2D project via PayPal click here http://www.twinbeech.com/84062restoration.htm

We brought her from: Image to this in 3 months: Image Help us get her all the way back Image

All donations are tax deductible as the Stockton Field Aviation Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tell a friend as the Harpoon needs all the help she can get.

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Send a few dollars your away, keep up the good work... :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:35 pm 
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Send a few dollars your away, keep up the good work... :wink:

Phil

I just saw that. Thank you so much! The Harpoon thanks you too.

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We brought her from: Image to this in 3 months: Image Help us get her all the way back Image

All donations are tax deductible as the Stockton Field Aviation Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tell a friend as the Harpoon needs all the help she can get.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:21 pm 
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Thank you for the donations! The Harpoon and all of us volunteers really appreciate it!

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To donate to the PV-2D project via PayPal click here http://www.twinbeech.com/84062restoration.htm

We brought her from: Image to this in 3 months: Image Help us get her all the way back Image

All donations are tax deductible as the Stockton Field Aviation Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tell a friend as the Harpoon needs all the help she can get.

Thank you!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:21 pm 
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Several volunteers from the museum headed down to Chino to pull the broken right engine off of the Harpoon.

Thanks to Carl Scholl and Aerotrader for taking care of the Harpoon in our absence and helping us to work on her. We really appreciate it.

Below are some photos of the gang which include Steve, Robin and Sierra. Awesome work guys!

The QEC (Quick Engine Change) will go in the shop and the teardown will begin. Pull the accessories and then the engine from the mount. A new engine will take its place and the QEC will be built back up for eventual installation on the PV-2.

We drove down Saturday morning. It was a 6 hour drive each way. We got to work and had the engine off that very evening and on the L stand on the trailer.

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Here is Robin and Sierra securing the engine on the L stand for the trip home Sunday morning.

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The poor ol' gal really got hammered in the recent wind storms at Chino. Severe dust inside covering everything. She will need a good cleaning when we get her home.

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We made it home Sunday evening. A lot of work done over the weekend. Robin, Sierra and Steve. Well done guys and gal!

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Thanks again to you all for the donations. We all, and the Harpoon, appreciate the support to help to keep her flying.

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We brought her from: Image to this in 3 months: Image Help us get her all the way back Image

All donations are tax deductible as the Stockton Field Aviation Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tell a friend as the Harpoon needs all the help she can get.

Thank you!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:52 am 
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Really good to hear from you Taigh.
Hope things are going OK.
Clearly, you seem up to the challenge of a road trip and an engine change :wink:
Pretty impressive to see the QEC come off prop and all.
That's got to help simplify things.

Best to the team.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:03 pm 
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Ditto Mr Taigh...glad to hear you are well.

Wish I could send a few dollars....but it is not going to happen for 2020!!!

All the best. Your Harpoon story and the B-24 thread from Gary are the best ever on WIX from my end!!!

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Thank you guys for the donations. The Harpoon and the rest of us really appreciate it!

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To donate to the PV-2D project via PayPal click here http://www.twinbeech.com/84062restoration.htm

We brought her from: Image to this in 3 months: Image Help us get her all the way back Image

All donations are tax deductible as the Stockton Field Aviation Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Tell a friend as the Harpoon needs all the help she can get.

Thank you!

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