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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Restorations
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:44 pm 
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Not a restoration, but one of our hangar tenants is building a full-scale replica Fokker Dr.1 triplane which should fly in the spring of 2018.

How 'bout Any of the '70's Movie Reproduction Bristol Fighters that were recently recovered ?
Hinton Family F 8-f Bearcat ? Last I saw was it being painted....

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Latest picture of the TFLM F8F Bearcat getting painted.
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How 'bout Any of the '70's Movie Reproduction Bristol Fighters that were recently recovered ?

One or more of the NZ-based examples may fly next year, but Chris Prevost's one (at Schelleville?) is pretty close! https://www.facebook.com/ClassicWingsMa ... 350854561/

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Restorations
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Warbird Kid wrote:
Latest picture of the TFLM F8F Bearcat getting painted.
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:shock: :o Warbird Pxxn !! :drink3: Thanks Kid !!
KiwiZac wrote:
TBM Tony wrote:
How 'bout Any of the '70's Movie Reproduction Bristol Fighters that were recently recovered ?

One or more of the NZ-based examples may fly next year, but Chris Prevost's one (at Schelleville?) is pretty close! https://www.facebook.com/ClassicWingsMa ... 350854561/

Thank You ! Sir ! Between these last two, I better lay down !! :drink3:

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Warbird Kid wrote:
Latest picture of the TFLM F8F Bearcat getting painted.
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Oh my. That is just gorgeous!


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I am not an airplane-paint guy, but would an F8F, either immediately after exiting the plant or in wartime operation, even have paint that glossy?


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The 1918 AIRCO D.H. 4 is being built up in Bowling Green, Kentucky by Dorian Walker with an ambitious goal to get it flying March of next year. The aircraft was one of five that were purchased by Kermit Weeks from the Tallmantz collection in 1979. He bought it last year and it’s supposed to be the last D.H.4 available.
It will be restored as a U. s. army example. Many original parts I viewed are forward fuselage, landing gear, wheels, cockpit instruments, fuel tank, radiator, Liberty V-12, cabana struts, and more. The wings and prop will be new built and the machine guns will be replicas.
It will be flown and displayed around the country.


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The 1918 AIRCO D.H. 4 is being built up in Bowling Green, Kentucky by Dorian Walker with an ambitious goal to get it flying March of next year. The aircraft was one of five that were purchased by Kermit Weeks from the Tallmantz collection in 1979. He bought it last year and it’s supposed to be the last D.H.4 available.
It will be restored as a U. s. army example. Many original parts I viewed are forward fuselage, landing gear, wheels, cockpit instruments, fuel tank, radiator, Liberty V-12, cabana struts, and more. The wings and prop will be new built and the machine guns will be replicas.
It will be flown and displayed around the country.



Good catch, M.A.

Be sure to check out the Friends of Jenny facebook page for updates on DH4 "Miss Liberty".

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Yes that’s it. I was skeptical until I saw it and they are doing good work and at a feverish pace to get it built.


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Wow, the DH4 is coming along nicely. Nice link of progress photos! Thanks!

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Jerry Yagen's P-39, out in New Zealand, may also be ready for next year, though I haven't seen any pictures of it recently.

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ImageBell P-39Q with Pioneer Aero's Paul McSweeny by Errol Cavit, on Flickr

Paul says that it is a lot closer than you would think from looking at it. He said 'Early next year .... September?' - bit of a tricky fella is Paul :-) But definitely expected at some point in 2018.


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Jerry Yagen's new Dragon Rapide also should be flying early next year

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Are there any more flying Blenheim/Bolingbroke projects out there? Always seemed odd that with all the airframes recovered from Canada there's only one in the air. Is it a case like the P-39 survivors - a lot of them saved but they all need unobtanium parts to fly?

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Chris Brame wrote:
Are there any more flying Blenheim/Bolingbroke projects out there? Always seemed odd that with all the airframes recovered from Canada there's only one in the air. Is it a case like the P-39 survivors - a lot of them saved but they all need unobtanium parts to fly?

The CWH Bolingbroke restoration project is still progressing at a slow rate.
Last I heard they were starting work on the outer wings. New spars had to be manufactured due to serious dissimilar metal corrosion in the originals.

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