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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Restorations
PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:34 pm 
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Jerry Yagen's new Dragon Rapide also should be flying early next year

Mr. Yagen's gonna have two Dragon Rapides?

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Restorations
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Pogo wrote:
WatchersOfThePlanes wrote:
Jerry Yagen's new Dragon Rapide also should be flying early next year

Mr. Yagen's gonna have two Dragon Rapides?


No, he had to sell his last one in 2013 and the new one has been undergoing restoration since late 2013

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Restorations
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Pogo wrote:
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Jerry Yagen's new Dragon Rapide also should be flying early next year

Mr. Yagen's gonna have two Dragon Rapides?

Pogo, mentioned on the previous page is the Provost Brisfit preparing to fly. IIRC, Kingsbury had a pretty complete F2B replica project years ago in storage...is that still there?

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Mike Spaulding's F4U-1D “Corsair” in Australia, end of 2018.
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airnutz, no, it was sold a couple years ago. Alas.

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airnutz, no, it was sold a couple years ago. Alas.

Bummer...definitely one of the most distinctive silhouettes in the sky. Besides who don't love a bird when one of 'er nicks' is "Biff"? :wink:

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Two more small ones not on the radar: 1) Steve Sachs of Lebanon, Tn. will hav his Stearman flying again by Spring. It went over on it’s back in a landing accident a year or so ago.
2) the Tennessee Museum of Aviation will have their Cessna L-19 Birddog flying in early 2018. It’s a former forestry service bird.


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Not a huge project, but one of CHAA's Harvard Mk II's (AJ583/C-FHWX) will be returning to the skies in early 2018.
She has been grounded since the end of the 2014 season.
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File comment: AJ583 at CHAA's 30th Anniversary Open House in 2015. She was the first Harvard acquired by CHAA in 1986.
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We are doing a complete firewall forward restoration, where we've refinished all the painted metal components from their postwar bronze green to the original 1941-spec aluminum finish.
A freshly overhauled engine due to arrive from Covington's within the next couple of weeks, as well as overhauled engine accessories.
I'm also leading an effort on a number of cosmetic projects to make her look more authentic. :D

We're also making great progress on our long term project, Harvard Mk 4 20304/C-FBZT.
She should hopefully be back in the air (for the first time since 1964!) in 2019 or possibly 2020.
Her overhauled engine was hung at the end of September.
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The Vintage Aviation Museum is bringing 2 PV-2 Harpoons back to life in 2018. "Bad To The Bone" and tanker 39.
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DH4 "Miss Liberty"'s new prop (just cut by Sensenich)...this project is too cool.



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marine air wrote:
Two more small ones not on the radar: 1) Steve Sachs of Lebanon, Tn. will hav his Stearman flying again by Spring. It went over on it’s back in a landing accident a year or so ago.
2) the Tennessee Museum of Aviation will have their Cessna L-19 Birddog flying in early 2018. It’s a former forestry service bird.


Short video of the L-19 taxiing past in May, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pogBBC6BdJE

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Restorations
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Dan K wrote:
DH4 "Miss Liberty"'s new prop (just cut by Sensenich)...this project is too cool.

Man you got that right!! COOL photo too!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Restorations
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This listing seems to imply that the Boeing 100/P-12/F4B reproduction run is nearly complete:

http://www.platinumfighters.com/boeingp-12

Anyone have more information?

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Yes, all indications is that Kermit Weeks' Boeing 100 will fly this year, and it sounds like he is determined to have it at Oshkosh this year. It is the first one that will head out the door of Roy Rehm's shop. The final big piece that had been remaining to be completed for these 8 Boeing 100/P-12/F4B aircraft were the stampings of the horizontal stabilizers, and that was completed this past year. The assembly of the horizontal stabilizers and elevators was just completed for Weeks' Boeing 100 back in November, and thus the aircraft should now be essentially complete/very close to ready.

Following Kermit Weeks' Boeing 100, there are 3 P-12's, 3 F4B's and the Howard Hughes 100A. After Weeks' Boeing 100 flies, the next aircraft to be completed is owned by Bill Allen and the third will be completed for Jerry Yagen (I've forgotten which variants those are/for which individual). The P-12 for sale on Platinum Fighter Sales is owned by a Norwegian gentleman, and I believe it is the 4th or 5th that is in line for completion at Roy's shop. Kermit Weeks also owns one of the P-12's and one of the F4B's, but they will be completed toward the tail-end of the full line-up. I have the impression from one of Kermit Weeks' videos, which was filmed when he visited the shop a few years ago, that once Weeks' Boeing 100 is completed, most of the rest of the aircraft will be completed in rather rapid succession, since just about everything is made and ready to be assembled/completed.


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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Restorations
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Thanks for the in-depth update, John. Do you know of an online resource for updates? My searching hasn't turned up anything, but there always seems to be an elusive Facebook page or web site lurking somewhere for these type of things.

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